100 episodes

The Diet Soap podcast began in 2009 in response to the economic crisis of 2008. Since then it has gone through many transformations, including becoming the podcast for a critical theory imprint out of the UK. Today the Diet Soap podcast is running under its original name for Sublation Media.Sublation Media includes a book publishing effort for critical theory and left politics, a magazine that covers current events and theoretical issues, youtube videos on theory and politics, and finally the Diet Soap podcast. The podcast is where we continue to interrogate the left and each other while having a good time.

Diet Soap - a podcast Douglas Lain

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 149 Ratings

The Diet Soap podcast began in 2009 in response to the economic crisis of 2008. Since then it has gone through many transformations, including becoming the podcast for a critical theory imprint out of the UK. Today the Diet Soap podcast is running under its original name for Sublation Media.Sublation Media includes a book publishing effort for critical theory and left politics, a magazine that covers current events and theoretical issues, youtube videos on theory and politics, and finally the Diet Soap podcast. The podcast is where we continue to interrogate the left and each other while having a good time.

    Should We Love Big Brother? (featuring Ben Burgis)

    Should We Love Big Brother? (featuring Ben Burgis)

    Ben Burgis and Djene Bajalan join Douglas Lain to discuss the War on Disinformation, and to resolve an argument that broke out on the Diet Soap 15 hour anniversary livestream. Should be hope that social media companies become the fully recognized property of the state, how concerned should we be about the war on disinformation, and how should socialists understand and relate to the Capitalist State? Support Sublation Mediahttps://patreon.com/dietsoap

    • 56 min
    Is Western Finance to Blame?

    Is Western Finance to Blame?

    Fabio Vighi discusses his upcoming book "Emergency Capitalism" and explains how financial capitalism and productive capitalism can't be treated separately but must be understood as united. How the disintegration and irregulatiry in the financial sector is the result of a crisis stemming from production. Watch the Entire Episode on Rumblehttps://rumble.com/v4vtfgh-is-western-finance-to-blame.htmlSupport Sublation Media on Patreonhttps://patreon.com/dietsoap

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Canada Rolls Out NEW AND IMPROVED CANCEL CULTURE

    Canada Rolls Out NEW AND IMPROVED CANCEL CULTURE

    In this episode of the Sublation Magazine Show Ashley and Doug discuss the Canadian Online Harms Act, a new US presidential election poll, the Strange Death of American Exceptionalism, and the meaning (or lack of meaning) of the pro-Palestinian protests. Join Us for a Second Hour in the Parrot Roomhttps://www.patreon.com/posts/104234479Support Sublation Mediahttps://patreon.com/dietsoap

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Alternative to Genocide is Slavery

    The Alternative to Genocide is Slavery

    Chris Cutrone returns with an essay entitled "The Alternative to Genocide" and a challenge to socialists. Can you avoid petite-bourgeois illusion? Support Sublation Mediahttps://patreon.com/dietsoap

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The New Aufhebunga Bunga!

    The New Aufhebunga Bunga!

    Alex Hochuli joins Doug to discuss the upgraded Aufhebunga Bunga podcast, the death of the Millennial Left, and the situation in Gaza.Aufhebunga Bunga Podcasthttps://bungacast.com/Support Sublation Mediahttps://patreon.com/dietsoap

    • 43 min
    Students and the Capitalist University

    Students and the Capitalist University

    Ashley and Doug discuss generational politics, the Capitalist University, students as a revolutionary class, and the concept of regression in this week's stream. Join Us for a Second Hourhttps://www.patreon.com/posts/103806222Support Sublation Media on Patreonhttps://patreon.com/dietsoap

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

L. Blownapart ,

Still Marxist after all these years(?)

Stubbornly representing Marxist, Marxian, and Marx-ish ideas. I hold out hope that one day, Lain and Varn will read Rerum Novarum, Quadragesimo Anno, and Centesimus Annus and see the light.

shd345 ,

Mixed bag but not clearly trying to brand itself as “controversial” like Compact

Very eclectic and often seeming to be purposefully contrarian. Weird mix of so-called “Marxist humanism “, Moishe Postone, lots of Christopher Lasch, and being anti-woke for the sake of being anti-wokeness. There are some good episodes, like the debate over GA Cohen and analytical Marxism a few years ago, recent interview with JA Smith, and the recent discussion on afterlives of the Frankfurt School.

A lot of it is just too confusing and peripatetic for me to handle. I was on oxycodone yesterday on subway after oral surgery and hearing the interview with Jack Ross made me feel like I was way more high than I’ve ever been. His responses were all about 25 minutes long and made 0 sense.

Jill Lloyd Flanagan ,

Good example of conservative style Marxism

This is an entertaining view of Marxist/ Hegelian philosophy.just be aware that it comes from a questionable conservative place that place’s identity politics in opposition to Marxism, specifically often in a quite transphobic way.

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