Excerpt: /178/ Reading Club: Societies of Control

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sbyri-fbfb1f We discuss Gilles Deleuze's short essay, Postscript on the Societies of Control and ask whether his understanding, according to which society has changed from one where discipline is exercised in institutions to one where control is implemented across society,…

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…

/167/ The Kingdom of God Is on Main Street ft. Todd McGowan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9zuq3-f565c2 On freedom, authority and responsibility. Theorist Todd McGowan joins us to talk about the End of History, what Hegel can teach us about emancipation, and why Slavoj Zizek’s reinterpretation of Hegel is so important. If contradiction is the basis…

/161/ Culture is Bad for You ft. Mark Taylor (UNLOCKED)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ak92q-f55eba On “culture”.   We discuss who produces culture and who consumes it – and what those inequalities reveal about culture today. Also, we ask what’s the ploblem with culture anyway and end up defending “low culture” from Red Hot…

Excerpt: /157/ Reading Club: Emancipation After Hegel

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zqq68-f10200 This is a sample. For full access, go to patreon.com/bungacast  This month we discuss Todd McGowan's Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution - an introduction to, defence and radical re-interpretation of Hegel emphasising the importance of contradiction to…

Excerpt: /151/ Reading Club: Full Employment

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y8fkt-edffc0 Episode for patrons $10+. Subscribe at patreon.com/bungacast This month we discuss Polish economist Michal Kalecki's landmark essay, "The Political Consequences of Full Employment". This follows on from our recent free episode, 'It's Not Robots, It's Capitalism' (ep 149) focusing…