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A podcast focused on creating engaging and accessible political education for today's Left. We read all those theory and politics books and teach them to you, the listener, so you don't have to. Then you take what you learn and put it into practice.

You can find Red Library's sister project at https://capillariesblog.wordpress.com which focused on political theory and analysis. Come check it out!

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A podcast focused on creating engaging and accessible political education for today's Left. We read all those theory and politics books and teach them to you, the listener, so you don't have to. Then you take what you learn and put it into practice.

You can find Red Library's sister project at https://capillariesblog.wordpress.com which focused on political theory and analysis. Come check it out!

    UNLOCKED PATREON EPISODE: Red Library's Top 30 Leftist Theorists Tiered Hierarchy Battle Royale (Pt. 1)

    UNLOCKED PATREON EPISODE: Red Library's Top 30 Leftist Theorists Tiered Hierarchy Battle Royale (Pt. 1)

    THE GLOVES ARE OFF. IT'S LEFTIST THEORIST (Post-1969) BATTLE ROYALE TIME.
     
    Red Library just hit our goal of 50 patrons which we have been working on over the last year (AIR HORNS AIR HORNS). As a small thank you to all you comrade listeners out there that have been our ride-or-dies, Comrade Adam/Bane, CC Don/Joker, and CC Alex/Thanos/Lobo are ranking into a tiered hierarchy and in a completely arbitrary way the top 30ish Leftist theorists from 1969 onward. 

     
    This list is now official Red Library Party line and officially canon. This marathon episode involved a good bit of alcohol, heated debate, icy cold takes, contention, controversy, and lots of trash talking along the way.
     
    Further Reading/References

    jreg's Political Ideology Tier List 
    Reviewbrah's Fast Food Tier List 
    Red Library's Top 30 Leftist Theorist (Post-1969) Tiered Hierarchy 
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (Pt. 3)

    Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (Pt. 3)

    BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN AND WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE. The Red Troika plus CC Neil return for more McGowan psychoanalytical goodness. 
    In part 3, we focus on chapter 3 of Capitalism and Desire and discuss the Lacanian concept of The Gaze, presentations of women in film, Ayn Rand, self-interest and capitalism as a neutral background, Antigone, Adam becomes a Badiou Stan, lots of movie talk, and more!
    Further Reading/References
    The Gaze Zizek Lecture - The Spectator's Malevolent Neutrality Objectivism Antigone Scorpion and the Frog ------------------------------------------------
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Pandemic! at the Disco w. Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Pandemic! at the Disco w. Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour

    On this week's Red Library, we bring you a special collaborative episode with our podrade, Cooper Cherry, at the Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour podcast. 
    Comrade Adam went on Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour to discuss Slavoj Zizek's recent book-length hot take, Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World. 
    Further Readings/References
    Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour Patreon Page ------------------------------------------------
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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (Pt. 2)

    Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (Pt. 2)

    A Lost Horizons Network Collaboration
    This week on Red Library, Neil from the From78 Podcast and the Red Troika (Don, Alex, and Adam) continue our reading series on Todd McGowan's Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets.
    We kick off part 2 with some discussion of wrestling and basketball then dive into the theoretical depths on the colonization of public space by the private in capitalism, Kant, the surveillance state, Karens, Big Sad Boi Energy, Badiou's Event, and much more (as always!)
    Further Readings/References
    Lost Horizons Podcasting Network Todd McGowan Why Theory? Podcast Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets Review Revolutionary Left Radio's Episode with McGowan on Capitalism and Desire The Spectacle of Excess Blog Jurgen Habermas Hannah Arendt Lacan's Schema L Giorgio Agamben Jacques Ranciere Ludwig Wittgenstein Erich Fromm The Karen ------------------------------------------------
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    PATREON EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Nic Cage and the Aesthetics of Horror

    PATREON EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Nic Cage and the Aesthetics of Horror

    The Red Troika (CC Don, CC Alex, and Comrade Adam) dive into the hyper-aesthetics of horror in the modern Nicholas Cage classics, Mandy and Out of Space. 
     

    Hot takes and icy-cold takes abound in this episode on Nic Cage's Trump impression, reading Mandy as a depiction of Hillary's fall and Joe Biden's rise, and all sorts of absolute space and drug madness.

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    • 7 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Lost Horizons Network First Podcast Release!

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Lost Horizons Network First Podcast Release!

    On this week's Red Library, we interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring your our first Lost Horizons Network collective podcast release, Here We Are Together, Still...After All. 
    Join Comrade Adam, Jason and Chris from The Regrettable Century, and Neil from the From78 Podcast, as we talk about dialectical pessimism, what the revolution is for each of us, and lots of good laughs along the way!
    Find the Lost Horizons Network podcast feed here!
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    Email us at redlibrarypodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter at Red Library@red_library_pod
    Click here to subscribe to Red Library on iTunes 
    Click here to support Red Library on Patreon
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    Click here to find the host's political theory blog, Capillaries: Theory at the Front

    • 1 hr 12 min

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