25 episodes

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.

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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

    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...

    • 50 min
    PREVIEW: C Derick Varn on Baudrillard

    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...

    • 7 min
    The System of Objects

    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...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    FULL BONUS EPISODE: Patricia Gherovici on Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference

    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...

    • 59 min
    Signs Taken For Wonders

    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,...

    • 59 min
    Sexuality in the Field of Vision

    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...

    • 46 min

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