100 episodes

Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tradition of Diet Soap while giving Zero Books authors a chance to talk about their work.

Zero Squared Douglas Lain

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    • 4.6, 80 Ratings

Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tradition of Diet Soap while giving Zero Books authors a chance to talk about their work.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

OkoBunko ,

One of the best!

I absolutely love this leftist podcast ... I think Doug Lain is amazing and Varn is a brilliant mind.
If I had more worker credit, I’d subscribe to their patron and devote at least ten bucks a month. Unfortunately I can’t. Pleased to enjoy their content that isn’t behind the paywall.

jdnd cjalmand ,

When it’s good it’s good

Doug Lain in his most recent roundup of the Peterson/slavoj debate was promising of good things to come from this podcast. C derick Varn’s most recent discussion of horror genre film was as flimsy and idiotically jargon-riddled a discussion I’ve heard since high school. His interlocutors should be prohibited from having a publicly-available podcast.

Mors Invicta ,

Necessary listening for any fans of leftist podcasting

They can get bogged down a bit in arcana, and a few of the guests have been rather unimpressive (I'm willing to entertain the notion maybe Victoria Brooks is a better writer than interlocutor; I have no idea what the hell she was on about though. Thaddeus Russell has some interesting things to say but also some terrible takes, and I find him abrasive to the point of unbearability. I know it's a challenge, but you couldn't find a smarter libertarian than that Greek guy?--his name escapes me). But even so I find the discussions enlightening the majority of the time. Doug Lain is a great host and the conversations are sprawling without being thin nor aimless. It's good

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