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Philosophy, politics, and the left.
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Philosophy, politics, and the left.

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Episodes

Episode 9 - Champagne Ecosocialism & Jon Chait Join DSA, feat @jeffspross

10/14/2018
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This time we discuss the structural requirements of de-carbonizing the world economy, and whether it will be necessary as a practical matter to live an austere lifestyle or stop economic growth. Then (37:30) we turn to Jonathan Chait's latest pro-socialism manifesto. Image credit: Leaflet - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Duration:01:26:46

Episode 8 - How Should the Left Think about the Judiciary? Feat. Bajeera McCorkle

10/10/2018
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For this episode we have our first guest, legal and political theory scholar Bajeera McCorkle. We discuss the abysmal history of the Supreme Court, the rise of neo-Lochnerism on the right, and try to work out how the left should think about the legal system.

Duration:02:58:42

Episode 7 - Saudi Arabia & Machiavelli

10/8/2018
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This time we discuss the astonishing news that Saudi Arabia may have sent assassins to murder a Washington Post journalist, and how that illustrates the (often misunderstood) thinking of Machiavelli.

Duration:03:29:10

Episode 6 - #MeToo, Hierarchy, & Inequality

10/4/2018
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In this shorter episode (also recorded some time ago) we take a look at the unusual case of Avital Ronell, the female critical theory professor who was credibly accused of sexual harassment, as well as the case of Asia Argento, who was allegedly both victim and perpetrator. We also discuss how hierarchy and inequality enable sexual harassment and abuse generally.

Duration:00:41:40

Episode 5 - Kavanaugh, Kennedy, & Aristotle

10/2/2018
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For once we have a timely episode! We dedicate the whole thing to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation controversy, especially the late-breaking news from Monday evening. But towards the end we still sneak in a discussion of Aristotle's views on aristocracy and the healthiness of political cultures.

Duration:01:13:59

Episode 4a - Housekeeping

10/1/2018
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This is just a quick housekeeping episode, detailing how to subscribe to the podcast and how to contact us. Thanks for listening everyone! We're delighted at the response so far. Check the links on the right side of the site for links to those things as well.

Duration:00:13:03

Episode 4 - Russia, Hobbes, and Locke

9/27/2018
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In this episode (which was recorded some time ago), we discuss the Trump-Russia story. Then at about 32:00, we discuss Hobbes and Locke, especially their theories of property.

Duration:03:42:26

Episode 3 - Jon Chait, socialist semiotics, and political demographics

9/25/2018
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This time we discuss democratic socialism versus social democracy, Jon Chait's slippery definitions thereof, and how political coalitions might be constructed.

Duration:01:19:42

Episode 2 - New York state primaries, Hurricane Florence, and climate change

9/18/2018
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Here we discuss the controversies around Andrew Cuomo, the IDC in the New York State Senate, and the successful Julia Salazar campaign. Then at about 37:00, we turn to the self-harming North Carolina legislature, and why they passed a pro-flooding bill six years ago.

Duration:01:52:42

Episode 1 - Steven Pinker & Rousseau

9/15/2018
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Here we discuss the panglossian psychologist Steven Pinker, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and how their clashing perspectives influence modern politics.

Duration:01:03:57

Episode 0 - Introduction

9/15/2018
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In this short introductory episode, we briefly explain the idea of the podcast.

Duration:00:03:34