7 episodes

A look at the ideas and histories that structure the world around us.

The Order of Things Critical Theory

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

A look at the ideas and histories that structure the world around us.

    McMindfulness - Ron Purser

    McMindfulness - Ron Purser

    How mindfulness became the new capitalist spirituality.

    More info on "McMindfulness": http://bit.ly/2MUj96G

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    Host: Alec Opperman
    Logo Design: Shane Lessa
    Theme Song: Fender Bender by Bad Snacks

    • 41 min
    Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - Kristen Ghodsee

    Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - Kristen Ghodsee

    Is capitalism ruining our sex lives? Kristen Ghodsee unpacks the mountains of data about people's sex lives in and outside of socialist governments.

    More info on "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism": http://bit.ly/2xaJUuD

    Alec on Twitter: bit.ly/2Dta2Er

    Host: Alec Opperman
    Logo Design: Shane Lessa
    Theme Song: Fender Bender by Bad Snacks

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Secret Drugging of Captive America - Anthony Ryan Hatch

    The Secret Drugging of Captive America - Anthony Ryan Hatch

    Are antidepressants and other drugs being used to control prisoners? In nursing homes? We talk to Anthony Ryan Hatch about his book "Silent Cells," where he documents the use of psychotropic drugs in and outside of the American prison system.

    More info on "Silent Cells": http://bit.ly/2Ibf5fs

    Alec on Twitter: bit.ly/2Dta2Er

    Host: Alec Opperman
    Logo Design: Shane Lessa
    Theme Song: Fender Bender by Bad Snacks

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Why Pessimism? - Joseph Packer

    Why Pessimism? - Joseph Packer

    Is life a good thing? Joseph Packer discusses the pessimist tradition and its recently intrusions into pop culture.

    More info on "A Feeling of Wrongness": http://bit.ly/2H8jnnz

    Alec on Twitter: bit.ly/2Dta2Er

    Host: Alec Opperman
    Logo Design: Shane Lessa
    Theme Song: Fender Bender by Bad Snacks

    • 39 min
    The PlayStation Dreamworld - Alfie Bown

    The PlayStation Dreamworld - Alfie Bown

    We talk with Professor Alfie Bown about video games, technology and politics.

    Follow Alec on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Dta2Er

    Alfie on the Guardian: https://bit.ly/2XBecl5

    The PlayStation Dreamworld:
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    In the Event of Laughter:
    http://bit.ly/2vmtHBj


    Logo Design: Shane Lessa
    Theme Song: Fender Bender by Bad Snacks
    Host: Alec Opperman

    • 48 min
    Radical Happiness - Lynne Segal

    Radical Happiness - Lynne Segal

    Lynne Segal discusses the societal obsession with happiness, the merits of collective joy, and aging.

    "Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy": http://bit.ly/2TY8uMi
    "Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Aging": http://bit.ly/2OmeEAA

    Host: Alec Opperman
    Logo Design: Shane Lessa
    Theme Song: Fender Bender by Bad Snacks

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

JohnJohnPizzaSauceJohnson ,

5 stars

I don't usually write reviews, but I just listened to the episode with Ron Purser and thought it was amazing. It was captivating and full of things I needed to hear from other people in order to feel sane. I think this is my new favorite podcast.

Zenrix ,

Incisive yet lighthearted

Alec gets right to business, diving into the ideas of his guests’ books, making every episode concise. Guest request: Could David Courtwright come on to talk about limbic capitalism?

drewrwilson ,

thoughtful & insightful

love it! this podcast is really good. definitely recommend. Alec is a great host and the guest are so engaging. i'm learning a lot about critical theory & philosophy. it's rare to find a podcast like this!

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