Excerpt: /175/ Psychoanalysis Against Adaptation ft. Benjamin Fong

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vim9p-fa160f On the relevance of psychoanalysis. In a continuation of our talk with Benjamin Fong, editor of Damage Magazine, we discuss the relevance of psychoanalysis today. What happened to the marriage of Marx and Freud – and what does the…

/174/ Social Ungluing ft. Benjamin Fong

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3cdwd-f96658 On American breakdown. Editor of Damage Magazine, Benjamin Fong, joins us to talk about the lack of shared narratives in contemporary America. We discuss QAnon and conspiracy theories, Biden's authoritarian liberalism, and "pro-worker" conservatives.  We also interrogate the use…

Excerpt: /171/ Fukuyama & the End of History ft. Daniel Bessner

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e9k3e-f7f3f2 This episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast If liberal democracy has been dethroned, what next?   Francis Fukuyama famously declared the "end of history" in 1989. Has he been misunderstood? Should we understand the declaration in…

Excerpt: /170/ Reading Club: Streeck’s Critical Encounters

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7nxqh-f7a502 This is a sample. Reading Clubs are for patrons $10+. Sign up now at patreon.com/bungacast  This month we discuss a book by leading German sociologist and public intellectual, Wolfgang Streeck. Critical Encounters is a compilation of book reviews, discussing…

/169/ Authoritarian Liberalism and Its Discontents ft. Amber A’Lee Frost & Daniel Bessner

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tqdkw-f7488d On the Biden administration and Trumpist reaction.   We discuss the riot at the US Capitol and why it was not a (failed) coup attempt. How serious was the event, and what next for Trumpist reaction - will it lead…

/168/ Corona, Climate, Communism ft. Andreas Malm

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uiv86-f6b195 On the 'war communism' solution As we enter the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic and its attendant turmoil, suffering and lockdown, inevitably the search for systemic causes and systemic responses grows more intense. Swedish ecologist and social theorist…