OK BUNGER! The Problem of Generations, pt. 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a3zvs-10e5a05 The first in a special five-part series on generational consciousness and conflict. In this episode, we look at the current, vexed discourse around generations, and analyse competing theories on how to understand generational cleavages. Guests include: Felix Krawatzek, political…

Excerpt: /215/ Organize the Incels?! ft. Alex Gendler

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q7sns-10dc26f On the long history of involuntary celibates.   Alex Gendler talks to us about his essay in American Affairs, "The New Superfluous Men". With growing global concern about incels and increasing anti-terrorism focus on the supposed risks posed by…

/213/ The Leopard Lockdown ft. Adam Tooze

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xwrtn-10d3129 On Covid and the end of the end of history. Adam Tooze joins us to discuss his new book, Shutdown. In 2020 everything changed... so that everything might remain the same. What were the reasons behind the global shutdown? Was…

/210/ Reading Club: Psychoanalysis & Spirit of Capitalism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7uize-10bd914 We discuss Eli Zaretsky's essay, "Psychoanalysis and the Spirit of Capitalism" (also available as a chapter in his book Political Freud).   How convincing is Zaretsky’s idea that, as capitalism was becoming more organized and systematic, it also liberated…

RE-RELEASE: /100/ What Was the End of History? ft. Many Guests

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hqjbz-1064384 In the lead-up to our 200th episode later this month, we're exceptionally re-releasing our 100th episode special this week. On the 30 years since 1989. For our 100th episode, we invited our favourite guests to reflect on the question:…