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A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.

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A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/poltheoryother

Contact: politicstheoryother@gmail.com

Tribune Radio: https://www.blubrry.com/tribuneradio/

    Excerpt - Richard Seymour responds to listener's questions (part two)

    Excerpt - Richard Seymour responds to listener's questions (part two)

    Part two of Richard Seymour responding to listener's questions, including on Amia Srinivasan's work, and also on critiques of psychoanalysis - a practice that plays a very important role in Richard's writing.

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    Jason Hickel on how degrowth will save the world (part one)

    Jason Hickel on how degrowth will save the world (part one)

    Jason Hickel joins PTO to talk about his book, Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World. In part one of the interview we discussed the comprehensive and all-encompassing character of the ecological crisis which extends well beyond the issue of CO2 emissions. We also talked about the violent emergence of capitalism, and how that process entailed the radical transformation of human subjectivity and how humans relate to the natural world. Finally, we talked about the emergence of GDP as an indicator of societal progress and well being.

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    Excerpt - Richard Seymour responds to listener's questions

    Excerpt - Richard Seymour responds to listener's questions

    Richard Seymour, who was recently on the show to discuss supply chains and the ecological crisis, returns to respond to the excellent questions sent in by listeners. We talked about how the left should respond to the issue of consumerism and Richard's opinion of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain. And we also talked about the question of constitutional politics with regard to popular movements in Chile and more broadly.

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    Neither artificial nor intelligent - Kate Crawford on AI

    Neither artificial nor intelligent - Kate Crawford on AI

    Kate Crawford joins PTO to talk about her book, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence. We talked about why some proponents of AI are so convinced - against so much evidence - that systems of machine learning will truly be able to replicate human intelligence, and how the extraordinary material impacts of AI systems - from rare earth mining to electrical power needs - tend not to be discussed. We also talked about the early history of statistical analysis and the new discipline's relationship to eugenics. And finally we discussed how workplace surveillance systems, in spite of their apparent novelty, are in some ways replicating the practices of managerial control of the early factory system.

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    Excerpt - Richard Seymour on the UK's new Covid wave

    Excerpt - Richard Seymour on the UK's new Covid wave

    Richard Seymour joins PTO to talk about the uptick in the UK's Covid-19 cases and death toll, and why the government scaled back public health regulations so dramatically. We also talked about his recent articles on the supply chain and fuel crisis - both in the UK and abroad - and how they portend a future of climate related disruption.

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    Excerpt - Richard Seymour on Covid and civilisational crisis

    Excerpt - Richard Seymour on Covid and civilisational crisis

    Richard Seymour joins PTO to talk about his recent articles on the supply chain and fuel crisis - both in the UK and abroad - and how they portend a future of climate related disruption. We also talked about the significant uptick in the UK's Covid-19 cases and death toll, and why the government scaled back public health regulations so dramatically.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

tvolpon ,

Excellent and thoughtful

Best podcast on politics from a leftist perspective.

hmj2020 ,

Highly recommended

This week’s episode with Adam Tooze is particularly good. Wide ranging discussion on potential aftermath of CD19 crisis. Essential listening, not just for the left.

MikeyM28 ,

Absolutely wonderful!

This podcast is terrifically good at getting me to think. I’ve found it not only informative on current events, but provides a deeper understanding of theory that can be applied to other stories. I highly recommend listening.

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