Radical Thoughts is an attempt to read through as many texts in the Verso Radical Thinkers series as possible in order to come to a better understanding of radical theory and its tendencies. Our goal is to find the problems and frameworks worth addressing in order to move beyond radical thought into radical practice. Radical Thoughts is an independent project and not associated with Verso Books in any way.
Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists
In this episode, our first of Season 2, we discuss Raymond Williams' posthumous work Politics of Modernism, investigating the relationship between the cultural traditions and cultural foundations of modernism, as well as the current possibilities for...
PREVIEW: C Derick Varn on Baudrillard
PH sits down with our first recurring guest, C Derick Varn, to give more context to the work of Jean Baudrillard. We discuss his relation to the Situationists, his break with Marxism, and the ultimate conclusions of his theory of simulation and...
The System of Objects
What is the difference between a serial object and a model object? What is a gizmo? What is consumption in the modern world? In this episode, our season one finale, we read Jean Baudrillard's exposé on the dizzying system of objects that makes up...
FULL BONUS EPISODE: Patricia Gherovici on Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference
In this special bonus episode, Patrick sits down with practicing psychoanalyst and author Patricia Gherovici to discuss her work on transgender issues in psychoanalysis, questions of embodiment and subjectivity, and the accessibility of psychoanalytic...
Signs Taken For Wonders
This episode, Patrick and Andrew sit down and discuss Franco Moretti's early collection of essays on everything from Frankenstein and Dracula to James Joyce and T.S. Eliot. Unfortunately, Donald was too unwell and overworked to join us on this episode,...
Sexuality in the Field of Vision
In this episode, Patrick and Andrew discuss Sexuality in the Field of Vision by Jacqueline Rose. We go a little further into our impressions of Lacanian psychoanalysis, its interactions with feminism and film theory, and whether this is a good book to...
The Good Stuff
Exceptional content and great idea for a show! Keep doing the dark lord’s work!
Smart people reading important and breaking them down for all of us. This is a wonderful public service.
Good to see Donald Parkinson back on a podcast