9 episodes

Systemic critique and independent journalism with a materialist bent.

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Systemic critique and independent journalism with a materialist bent.

    Ep 009 The Localism Lifestyle (feat. Greg Sharzer)

    Ep 009 The Localism Lifestyle (feat. Greg Sharzer)

    Greg Sharzer, author of "No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won't Change The World" joins us to talk about the book he wrote ten years ago which warns of all the pitfalls of "localism" that are currently being played out right in our home city of Kingston, NY with the help of powerful, "progressive" capitalists such as Buffett, Soros, a handful of tech giants, and more...

    Greg's Writing:
    No Local
    https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/no-local
    Late Escapism and Contemporary Neoliberalism
    Alienation, Work and Utopia
    https://www.routledge.com/Late-Escapism-and-Contemporary-Neoliberalism-Alienation-Work-and-Utopia/Sharzer/p/book/9781138242319
    Cooperatives as Transitional Economics
    https://www.academia.edu/33614758/Cooperatives_as_Transitional_Economics

    Video:
    NPIC: Will the Revolution Be Funded?
    https://youtu.be/M60WULV7XRY

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Ep 008 The Management of Populist Disillusionment (feat. George Hoare)

    Ep 008 The Management of Populist Disillusionment (feat. George Hoare)

    On this episode we talk to George Hoare of the Aufhebunga Bunga podcast about his latest article for Damage Magazine, "Moral Minoritarianism from the Ashes of Left Populism". Topics covered include: BLM outside of the US, "deliberative democracy" & "citizen's assemblies", localism and more!

    Read George's article: https://damagemag.com/2021/01/13/moral-minoritarianism-from-the-ashes-of-left-populism/
    Aufhebunga Bunga Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/bungacast
    Book: The End of the End of History tinyurl.com/BungaBook

    Find us on Twitter:
    Fox: twitter.com/FoxGGreen
    Alex: twitter.com/alexspcm

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep 007 Satire is Dead, Long Live Satire (feat. Peter Coffin)

    Ep 007 Satire is Dead, Long Live Satire (feat. Peter Coffin)

    In celebration of Joe Biden's inauguration, "socialist" magazine Jacobin attempts "ironic satire" with a cover that aims to "make fun of the libs". Did they succeed? Fox and Alex are joined by Peter Coffin to figure that out. In this episode we talk about political fandom, "precuperation", Niobiom's viral meme that triggered the libs (https://twitter.com/nobum62/status/1352042371148640273) the spectacle of protest and more!

    Follow Peter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/petercoffin

    Find us on Twitter:
    Fox: twitter.com/FoxGGreen
    Alex: twitter.com/alexspcm

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep 006 Left v. Right? It's all Bullsh*t (feat. Guy Debord Funko Pop)

    Ep 006 Left v. Right? It's all Bullsh*t (feat. Guy Debord Funko Pop)

    Part 1: Alex and Fox discuss the Capitol MAGA riot, right wing vs. left wing nonprofit industrial complex, Qanon solidarity, and more

    Part 2: We chat with Jonny Meade aka Guy Debord Funko Pop about his run for state office in Washington as a Socialist and how the DSA didn't support him

    Follow Jonny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonnysocialism

    Find us on Twitter:
    Fox: twitter.com/FoxGGreen
    Alex: twitter.com/alexspcm

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 005 Comedians on Podcasts Dissing Nonprofits (feat. Kelgore)

    Ep 005 Comedians on Podcasts Dissing Nonprofits (feat. Kelgore)

    Special guest Kelgore joins us to talk about the nonprofit industrial complex, being a twitter comedian, mutual aid, electoral politics, spectacle and more!

    Watch Kelgore's video "Nonprofits Are The Worst": https://youtu.be/o_byCXksW4Y
    Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/KelgoreTrout

    Find us on Twitter:
    Fox: twitter.com/FoxGGreen
    Alex: twitter.com/alexspcm

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep 004 Carl and the Post Left™

    Ep 004 Carl and the Post Left™

    What is the Post Left? Alex and Fox riff on Carl Beijer's attempt to define the latest classification of political misfits by exploring fandom/anti-fandom reactionary marketplaces, social capital and billionaire funders.

    Read Carl's post here:
    https://www.carlbeijer.com/p/what-is-the-post-left

    Follow us on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/alexspcm
    https://twitter.com/foxggreen
    https://twitter.com/spacecommune

    • 1 hr 20 min

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