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Abandon all hope ye who subscribe here. Varn Vlog is the pod of C. Derick Varn. This is the audio stream of Varn Vlog. We cover philosophy, political economy, art, history, culture, and geopolitics from a left-wing and culturally informed perspective. We approach the world from a historical lens with an eye for hard truths and structural analysis.

Varn Vlog C. Derick Varn

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Abandon all hope ye who subscribe here. Varn Vlog is the pod of C. Derick Varn. This is the audio stream of Varn Vlog. We cover philosophy, political economy, art, history, culture, and geopolitics from a left-wing and culturally informed perspective. We approach the world from a historical lens with an eye for hard truths and structural analysis.

    Adam and Tish Turl on Born Again Labor Museum, Radicalism and Art

    Adam and Tish Turl on Born Again Labor Museum, Radicalism and Art

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    Adam Turl and Tish Turl are both activists and artists who co-founded the Born-Again Labor Museum ( https://www.bornagainlabor.com/ ) . Tish is a poet and writer and Adam is an artist and writer. Both are also members of the Locust Arts and Letters Collective.

    You can read more about BALM here:
    https://thesouthern.com/news/local/born-again-labor-museum-in-carbondale-showcases-stories-struggles-of-working-class/article_887e1acc-456b-5213-934b-75168e3c5991.html

    https://therealnews.com/at-the-born-again-labor-museum-art-is-a-weapon-for-the-working-class

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    Host: C. Derick Varn
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    Matt Lech of Left Reckoning on Understanding Rural Politics and Socialist Strategy

    Matt Lech of Left Reckoning on Understanding Rural Politics and Socialist Strategy

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    Matt Lech is a producer for @Majority Report and a co-host of @Left Reckoning.  He currently lives in New York but is originally from North Dakota.  We talk about socialist strategy, progressivism in the far west, and rural politics.


    Crew:
    Host: C. Derick Varn
    Audio Producer: Paul Channel Strip  ( @aufhebenkultur )
    Branding Design: Djene Bajalan and C. Derick Varn
    Intro and Outro Music by Bitter Lake.
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    Alexander Prähauser on Category Theory, Math, and Hegelian Dialectics

    Alexander Prähauser on Category Theory, Math, and Hegelian Dialectics

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    Alexander Prähauser is an artist and mathematician living in Austria.  We discuss the usefulness of mathematics and category theory in developing scientific thought from and contributing to Hegelian Dialectics.

    Crew:
    Host: C. Derick Varn
    Audio Producer: Paul Channel Strip  ( @aufhebenkultur )
    Branding Design: Djene Bajalan and C. Derick Varn
    Intro and Outro Music by Bitter Lake.
    Intro Videos Design: Jason Myles, Dejene Balajan
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    Chris Wright on the Myth of American Moderation

    Chris Wright on the Myth of American Moderation

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    Chris Wright is a historian and socialist,  the author of “Worker Cooperatives and Revolution” and "Popular Radicalism and the Unemployed in Chicago during the Great Depression." We discuss the myth of American moderation and also how identitarian movements are often framed in an exclusivist way to actually promote that myth while also seeming radical.


    Links mentioned:
    Race Reductionism Threatens to Doom the Left
    Marxism and the Solidarity Economy: Toward a New Theory of Revolution


    Crew:
    Host: C. Derick Varn
    Audio Producer: Paul Channel Strip  ( @aufhebenkultur )
    Branding Design: Djene Bajalan and C. Derick Varn
    Intro and Outro Music by Bitter Lake.
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    • 2 hr 29 min
    Nicolas D Villarreal on Worker Inquiry, Economic Research, and Casper Forums

    Nicolas D Villarreal on Worker Inquiry, Economic Research, and Casper Forums

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    Nicolas D. Villarreal is a writer and analyst on political economy and theory.  He has contributed work to Palladium Magazine and Cosmonaut Magazine. He is the founder of Casper Forum.   We discuss workers' inquiry, economic analysis and its difficulties, theories of interpretation, and the purpose of Casper Forum.


    Crew:
    Host: C. Derick Varn
    Audio Producer: Paul Channel Strip  ( @aufhebenkultur )
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    Cyber Dandy on American Anti Communism, Part 2

    Cyber Dandy on American Anti Communism, Part 2

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    Today we are talking to Cyber Dandy,  who blogs at Cyber Dandy and vlogs on Cyber Dandy Youtube on existentialism, leftism, anarchism, and the post-Biden left milieu.  We talk about anti-communism and anti-radicalism in the US from in 1940s-1970s.

    Crew:
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    • 1 hr 41 min

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