140 episodes

What's Left? is a podcast hosted by Aimee Terese and Oliver Bateman, discussing political theory, philosophy, and current affairs from a critical perspective.

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    • 3.7 • 362 Ratings

What's Left? is a podcast hosted by Aimee Terese and Oliver Bateman, discussing political theory, philosophy, and current affairs from a critical perspective.

    PREVIEW: The Work of Sex Negativity (w/ Katherine Dee)

    PREVIEW: The Work of Sex Negativity (w/ Katherine Dee)

    Oliver and Katherine Dee talk about incels, truecels, volcels, sex, dating, and much more in this wide-ranging episode. To listen to the full 2-hour episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft

    • 2 min
    PREVIEW: The Work of Abercrombie & Fitch (w/ Moe Tkacik)

    PREVIEW: The Work of Abercrombie & Fitch (w/ Moe Tkacik)

    Former Wall Street Journal reporter/Jezebel writer/&c. Moe Tkacik joins Oliver to discuss the cultural legacy of Abercrombie & Fitch. Topics include the recent Netflix documentary (in which Moe appears/Oliver declined to appear), Gen-X culture, the rise of the mall, billionaire sex cults, Dinosaur Jr., Reality Bites, the rise of the "corny," Abercrombie's approach to the presentation of the male body, and more. To listen to the full 2-hour episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft

    • 14 min
    PREVIEW: The Work of Law Enforcement (w/ T.A. Frank)

    PREVIEW: The Work of Law Enforcement (w/ T.A. Frank)

    Aimee and Oliver talked to writer T.A. Frank about his recent reporting on the post-CHOP/CHAZ state of policing in Seattle, his reporting on the early days of COVID, and his early-career work in China. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft

    • 4 min
    The Work of the Internet (w/ Justin E.H. Smith)

    The Work of the Internet (w/ Justin E.H. Smith)

    In this wide-ranging discussion, Oliver talks to philosophy and history professor Justin E.H. Smith about his new book The Internet is Not What You Think It Is.

    Suggested Reading

    Smith, "It's All Over," https://thepointmag.com/examined-life/its-all-over/

    "It's All Just Beginning," https://thepointmag.com/examined-life/its-all-just-beginning/

    "The Internet Is Not as New as You Think," https://www.wired.com/story/the-internet-is-not-as-new-as-you-think/

    "Working Arrangement," https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/family/working-arrangement

    "Meritocracy and the Future of Work," https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2021/04/meritocracy-and-future-work

    Justin E.H. Smith's substack: https://justinehsmith.substack.com/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    PREVIEW: The Work of Brand Differentation

    PREVIEW: The Work of Brand Differentation

    Oliver discusses the future of the marketplace of ideas. To listen to the full episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft.

    • 7 min
    PREVIEW: The Work of U.S. Tech Workers (w/ Kevin Lynn)

    PREVIEW: The Work of U.S. Tech Workers (w/ Kevin Lynn)

    Aimee talked with U.S. Tech Workers founder Kevin Lynn (this link goes to the Tech Workers website) about the state of organized labor, "organization" more broadly, and the future of labor advocacy.

    To listen to the full episode, become a patron and patreon.com/whatsleft

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

malarkey bro ,

Pretty good podcast for a bunch of neoliberals

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wwasteofpaintt ,

Incoherent

Can’t understand what that Australian goblin is going on about and why she’s obsessed with America

homiegee293 ,

Basil Approves

The report between the two hosts is much better. very refreshing to have a true materialist marxist analysis when the left™ is lost in the woods of performative identitarianism and constantly being led astray by lumpenPMC anaracho-radlibs.

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