Acid Horizon is a theory podcast which confronts global crisis and the specter of a world that could be free. One of the many goals of Acid Horizon is to enrich discourses of liberation through a non-sectarian approach to reading theory. In the spirit of thinkers like Deleuze and Guattari, we endeavor to provide a space which values theory as a creative force, not just as the topic of debate. We also connect theory to the pervasive political challenges faced by global citizens. On the podcast, we cover a variety of new, historic, and lesser-known texts of political philosophy. Grab our current syllabus and follow along. Support us on Patreon!
Why We Choose Gods and Masters: Reich on Ideology
Why is it that the masses desired and worked toward their own servitude in the 1930s? In this episode, Craig, Will, and Adam take a look at an essay in Wilhelm Reich’s Mass Psychology of Fascism, “Ideology as a Material Force.” Here, Reich pushes back...
The Early Engels: Capitalism, Morality, and the Case Against Malthus
In this episode, Craig, Adam, Matt, and Will examine an early writing of Friedrich Engels entitled "Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy". How can we interpret the evidently moralistic language in Engels' work in light of the anti-moralism which...
Answers Without Organs: Acid Horizon's Second Q&A Session
In this episode, Craig, Adam, Will, and Matt answer listeners’ questions ranging from Deleuze and Derrida to MacIntyre and Adorno. What are some ways to read philosophy effectively? Where does theory intersect with the novel and how does this encounter...
The Contactee Experience: The UFO Phenomenon As Examined by Carl Jung and Jacques Valée (with Andy from Caïna)
*CW: discussions of psychological trauma, sexual assault, suicide, depression, and anxiety*Welcome to the first episode of the new series ‘Inner Experience’ from Acid Horizon! A show about exploring our consciousness, the weird, the eerie, and the...
PC Music, Accelerationism, and Xenofeminism
In this episode, we invited friends of the show, Will and Anton, to discuss their upcoming project: an ethnographic, musicological, and philosophical investigation into the aesthetic phenomenon of 'PC Music' and its unique digital use of space, facial...
Derrida on the Secret, Sacrifice, and the Singularity of Death
What does it mean to tremble before something? In this episode, we cover “Whom to Give to” from Jacques Derrida’s The Gift of Death. Why do we commit to one other instead of all others? Our discussion centers around the notions of the ethical, the...
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Theory made fun, accessible and relevant
This podcast is essential listening for those curious about critical theory or, who want to broaden their perspective on contemporary culture and art. While admittedly the topics can get abstract or complex, the show’s hosts do their very best to break down the thought of difficult writers like Deleuze and Foucault and translate it into terms that are understandable and relevant to current issues in politics and culture.
This podcast has been a great companion for me as a grad student, and for sure is an obvious choice for grad students - or undergrads - in the humanities. But it’s not so arcane or technical that any curious listener couldn’t get something out of the very interesting discussions that bring the big picture lens of theory to bear on music, art and film.
Listen to these guys, you wont regret it, very good content, very good discussion
This podcast is genuinely one of the best i have found and i highly recommend it if you are interested in this sort of thing (or even if you aren’t, id still say try out an episode or two!)