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Emancipations explores the intersection of Marxism, politics and philosophy. Hosted by Daniel Tutt (@DanielTutt).

Emancipations Podcast Daniel Tutt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Emancipations explores the intersection of Marxism, politics and philosophy. Hosted by Daniel Tutt (@DanielTutt).

    Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism? feat. John McClendon

    Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism? feat. John McClendon

    We welcome Marxist philosopher John McClendon to the show for an in-depth conversation on his philosophical outlook, his work on African American philosophy, and the role of philosophy in Marxist thought and practice. We then discuss McClendon's important book on C.L.R. James's Notes on Dialectics and its implications for Marxist philosophy in our time. If you found this conversation valuable please consider supporting us on a monthly basis at our Patreon.

    • 2 hr 20 min
    How Nietzsche Came in from the Cold - An interview with Philipp Felsch

    How Nietzsche Came in from the Cold - An interview with Philipp Felsch

    The postwar period witnessed a renaissance in Nietzschean thought and interpretation, most notably with the French postmodernist readings generated by Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida. But what drove the French Nietzschean renaissance was in many ways supported by the work of two Italian philologists Giorgio Colli and his former student Mazzino Montinari, and their lifelong translation of Nietzsche's unpublished material and key main works. To tell this story, we are joined by German Cultural Historian Philipp Felsch to discuss his newly translated book How Nietzsche Came in from the Cold: Tale of a Redemption, published by Polity Press in June 2024.
    In this newly translated book, Felsch retraces the journey of two Italian editors, Giorgio Colli and his former student Mazzino Montinari and their efforts to translate the unpublished material of Nietzsche. Felsch tells a gripping and unlikely story of how one of Europe’s most controversial philosophers was resurrected from the baleful clutch of the Nazis and transformed into an icon of postmodern thought. Order How Nietzsche Came in from the Cold.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Lessons of the Cultural Revolution in China (feat. Tony ‪@1DimeRadio‬)

    The Lessons of the Cultural Revolution in China (feat. Tony ‪@1DimeRadio‬)

    We are joined by scholar and socialist thinker Tony, creator of ‪@1Dimee‬, an important YouTube channel that offers educational videos for a mass popular audience. In this discussion, Tony and host Daniel Tutt discuss his research, writing and video work around The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China from 1966 - 67. We examine what gave rise to the Cultural Revolution, what it tells us about class struggle and class as a political category vs. an economic category. We also broach how the Cultural Revolution has seeped into Europe, America and beyond.
    For background, watch Tony's documentary on "The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" ‪and the second video "Why the Cultural Revolution Failed: Lessons for Leftists."

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Why Poetry Needs Psychoanalysis - An Interview with Bianca Stone

    Why Poetry Needs Psychoanalysis - An Interview with Bianca Stone

    We welcome the poet laureate of Vermont, Bianca Stone to the show for a conversation on poetry and psychoanalysis. In recent years, Bianca has turned to psychoanalysis as a way to teach poetry and as a method to better understand the process of writing poetry. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss how poetry relates to philosophy and politics, how to interpret poems, what the process of writing a poem is for Bianca, and much more!
    John Ashbery has said that Bianca Stone is "a brilliant transcriber of her generation’s emerging pathology and sensibility" and her work has been featured in numerous publications, from the New Yorker to Poetry Magazine, and her poems have been featured in numerous literary magazines. She is the Director of the Ruth Stone House up in Vermont, check it out: https://ruthstonehouse.org.

    • 2 hr 4 min
    The Way is Shut feat. Benjamin Studebaker

    The Way is Shut feat. Benjamin Studebaker

    We are joined by political theorist Benjamin Studebaker to discuss his book, The Chronic Crisis of American Democracy: The Way Is Shut, a sharp and accessible work on the political deadlocks of our present. The American economic system is slowly subjecting Americans to enormous amounts of stress, and the United States lacks the state capacity required to alleviate this stress. The elites and oligarchs have created a system that encourages citizens to blame each other. The crisis cannot be solved, the economy cannot be set right, and democracy cannot be saved. But American democracy cannot be killed, either.
    In this conversation, we discuss how professionals can incorporate political rhetoric that does not alienate workers or pander to them as they seek to develop practical strategies for political change. We discuss the idea of the revolutionary subject and its viability today; why economic egalitarianism is seemingly impossible to advocate in the current system; the meaning of the subaltern (in Gramsci's sense) and how we can understand the disempowering effects of our system as one in which more and more people are made into subalterns and deprived of full citizenship. We also debate the role of the Gaza conflict and the student protests.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Intellectual Life in Times of Ideological Disorder - A Conversation with Tyler Austin Harper

    Intellectual Life in Times of Ideological Disorder - A Conversation with Tyler Austin Harper

    We are joined by writer and literary scholar Tyler Austin Harper, whose writing in The Atlantic and New York Times has raised debates on class, race and the meaning of the left in ideologically turbulent times.
    In this conversation, we discuss the meaning of the left, how Marxism is to be interpreted in terms of class analysis, the merits of different interpretive models of class power and ideology, the professional or "New Class" problem which arose after the Second World War, and what is now referred to as the "PMC problem." We also discuss psychoanalysis and the theme of subjective limits and why Freud and Lacan are important for politics. To learn more about Tyler's work, please visit (https://www.bates.edu/faculty-expertise/profile/tyler-a-harper/). 

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

youngdonsutherland ,

I really love this pod!

I’m discovering a whole subworld with a whole cast of characters! Thank u Daniel Tutt.

@Brahmski ,

Enjoy Your Podcast!

Highbrow discourse analysis for the lowbrow listener stuck in a middlebrow world, after the beginning of the end of the End of History. In short, brilliant!

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Lively, thoughtful, engaging and theoretically nuanced discussions

I started listening to these podcasts just recently — so happy to have found this — now one of my favourite podcasts

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