/279/ Society of the Speculative ft. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cjspg-128b425 On our financialised world.  We talk to Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou about his new book, Speculative Communities. How has speculation become the very practice around which modern societies coalesce? And how does speculation actually give voice to the  waning legitimacy of…

Excerpt: /212/ Three Articles: Middle-Class Anxieties

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ba6dn-10c96c9 On net-zero, CCP nanny state, and optimised dating.   We start off discussing the HBO series "The White Lotus" before tackling three articles on middle-class anxieties: climate change and pressures on UK living standards; the Chinese state's crackdown on…

Excerpt: /192/ Three Articles: Pandemic (Dis)Satisfactions

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ttqse-10321f3 On consequences of the pandemic + important local election results in Spain & UK.   We start off by discussing the telling results of some recent local and regional elections: in the UK, Labour continues its drift to becoming…

/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…