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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 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.
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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.

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Episodes

Zero Squared #218: Realizing Philosophy (pt. 2)

10/14/2019
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Chris Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social emancipation. He is the former head of the often contrarian Marxist group The Platypus Affiliated Society and in this podcast, we discuss the possibility of realizing philosophy. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone but our patrons usually get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. They also get...

Duration:01:01:52

Zero Books #217: Realizing Philosophy w/Cutrone

10/6/2019
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Chris Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social emancipation. He is the former head of the often contrarian Marxist group The Platypus Affiliated Society and in this podcast, we discuss the possibility of realizing philosophy. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone but our patrons usually get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. They also get...

Duration:00:56:59

Symptomatic Redness: History and Politics with Camilo Gomez #2

10/2/2019
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In the second part of their conversation, Derick and Camilo Gomez of the History and Politics podcast discuss race in Latin America and the situation of various Latin American countries, including Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia.

Duration:00:58:51

Zero Squared #216: A Left for Itself

9/30/2019
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David Swift is the Kreitman post-doctoral fellow at Ben Gurion University, he has published in journals including the History Workshop Journal and the Women's History Review, as well as writing for The Independent and LabourList. His book “A Left for Itself” is due out from Zero Books next month. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone but our patrons usually get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. They also get access to our History of...

Duration:01:19:27

Zero Squared #215: Socialism and Value [teaser]

9/22/2019
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Xexizy is a Marxist YouTuber who is determined to bring about the social revolution through the internet, somehow and in this episode, we discuss The Critique of the Gotha Program, the idea of labor certificates, and the notion that socialism is achieved in stages. Here's a link to Xexizy's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDULjo1v2Hivuu4h4LZSTUQ This week’s podcast is available in full for our patrons. Our patrons usually get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic...

Duration:00:27:38

Zero Squared #214: Psychological Politics?

9/16/2019
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Ashley Frawley is the author of the Semiotics of Happiness, a University lecturer and a reader at Zero Books. This week she returns to discuss a recent lecture she gave at for the Academy of Ideas on the pitfalls of turning to psychology to fix social political problems. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the...

Duration:01:06:10

Symptomatic Redness: History and Politics with Camilo Gomez

9/12/2019
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In this excerpt from their discussion, Derick and Camilo Gomez discuss the rural–urban divide in Latin America and the changing face of Christianity across the America

Duration:00:08:51

Symptomatic Redness: History and Politics with Camilo Gomez

9/12/2019
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In this excerpt from their discussion, Derick and Camilo Gomez discuss the rural–urban divide in Latin America and the changing face of Christianity across the America

Duration:00:08:51

Symptomatic Redness: On Fascism Part Three

9/5/2019
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In the third and final part of their conversation, Derick and Matthias Wasser take a look at Sam Francis’s book Leviathan and its Enemies to discuss fascist class analysis. They also discuss the future of the alt-right and the disparity between the radical left and right when it comes to political violence.

Duration:01:49:55

Zero Squared #213: Read the News Today

9/2/2019
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Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks show, the co-host of the Majority Report, and the author of the upcoming Zero Books title "Against the Web: A Cosmpolitan Socialist Answer to the IDW & the New Right." In this episode we discuss the most pressing news items from about two weeks back. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be...

Duration:01:12:47

Zero Squared #212: Zinnophobia

8/26/2019
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David Detmer is a Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest. He is the author of Freedom as a Value, Challenging Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Politics of Truth, and the Zero Books title Zinnophobia. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Patrons also receive access to...

Duration:01:15:16

Zero Squared #212: Zinnophobia

8/26/2019
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David Detmer is a Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest. He is the author of Freedom as a Value, Challenging Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Politics of Truth, and the Zero Books title Zinnophobia. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Patrons also receive access to...

Duration:01:02:50

Symptomatic Redness: Part Two on Fascism

8/22/2019
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In this second part of a three part conversation, Derick and Matthias Wasser continue to discuss contemporary fascism along with associated topics, including the history of racial conceptions in historical fascist formations, Third-Worldism, Zionism, and the attraction of modern conservatives to Catholic and Eastern Orthodox forms of Christianity.

Duration:01:16:11

Zero Squared #211: Burgis on State Capitalism (pt. 2)

8/18/2019
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Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor, a logic nerd, a columnist for Jacobin, and the author of Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left. This conversation on the podcast came out of a twitter battle Burgis and I engaged in on the topic of the State Capitalist theory and the question of whether the Soviet Union was State Capitalist. This is the second half of a two-part conversation. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic...

Duration:01:06:32

Symptomatic Redness: Part One on Fascism

8/17/2019
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In this, the first part of a three part discussion on fascism, Derick and Matthias Wasser discuss the recent history of the American right, whether the alt-right are relevant anymore, racialism, the definition of fascism, and much more besides.

Duration:02:28:18

Zero Squared #210: Burgis on State Capitalism [teaser]

8/12/2019
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Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor, a logic nerd, a columnist for Jacobin, and the author of Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left. This conversation on the podcast came out of a twitter battle Burgis and I engaged in on the topic of the State Capitalist theory and the question of whether the Soviet Union was State Capitalist. This week’s podcast is available for our Patrons, part two will be available for everyone next week. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week:...

Duration:00:13:56

Symptomatic Redness: Mason Kerr on Gene Wolfe (pt 2)

8/8/2019
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In the second part of their discussion, the third in Symptomatic Redness’s series of episodes on Gene Wolfe, Derick and Mason Kerr discuss salvation, race, and the philosophy of time in Gene Wolfe’s fiction, with some forays into questions of virtue, ideological litmus tests about who you should read, and Canadian politics and culture.

Duration:00:45:02

Zero Squared #209: Comedy, Politics and Revolution

8/5/2019
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Charlie Demers, is a Canadian writer, comedian and political activist. He is the voice of Walter from the 2016 Netflix original series Beat Bugs. and the voice of Night Light in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic season seven episode "Once Upon a Zeppelin". His comedy album Fatherland was nominated for a Juno Awards in 2018, and he is the author of the novels The Prescription Errors and Property Values. This week’s podcast is available in full while next week’s podcast will be available...

Duration:01:24:45

Symptomatic Redness: Mason Kerr on Gene Wolfe (part one)

8/1/2019
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In this first part of a two part episode, Derick is joined by Mason Kerr to discuss the political implications of the fiction of Gene Wolfe, who passed away earlier this year, as part of a series of episodes honoring Wolfe's life and work. They discuss The Fifth Head of Cerberus, The Book of the New Sun, and Wolfe's treatment of women and gender politics, along with some diversions into Marxist aesthetics and issues in the current American left milieu."

Duration:00:57:24

Zero Squared #207: Defining Capitalism [teaser]

7/28/2019
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Nikos Sotirakopoulos and Ashley Frawley join me in this second episode in what promises to be a new series of podcasts. Nikos is a committed Randian while Ashley Frawley and I are both Marxists and we debate how to define and understand capitalism with Nikos in this episode. This week’s podcast is available for our patrons. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to...

Duration:00:42:04