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Former Universal tour guide, screenwriter and stand-up comic Jim Farris joins science fiction author Douglas Lain in a movie review podcast that contrasts two movies every month. All genres are covered, all eras analyzed, and all cheap sources for movies exploited. Watch along with your hosts every month! No really, watch along with us! We mean it.
 
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Bulent Somay did his doctorate in science fiction at Montreal McGill University in 1982 and 1983, but returned to Istanbul without getting his doctorate. He earned a PhD in Psychosocial Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2013. In this first interview on the new channel, Somay discusses his skepticism about left-wing populism.…
 
Sean Sayers is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kent. He has written extensively on Hegelian and Marxist philosophy from a Hegelian Marxist perspective. In April of 2020, he appeared on the Zero Books channel in order to discuss his criticism of GA Cohen, an analytic philosopher, and Marxist. Since then Steve Paxton, who is …
 
Jake Flores from Pod Damn America joins Doug Lain to set him straight after he was ratioed on Twitter. They discuss what up and coming comedians REALLY think about "cancel culture," Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special "The Closer" and how the Generation X cohort is becoming synonymous with Boomers.…
 
Lavit Maas is a social worker working as a mental health responder on Skid Row in Los Angeles. In this video interview she explains the difficulties she faces as she works to get the most destitute and vulnerable people care and explores how homelessness and servicing homelessness are mutually supporting under capitalism.…
 
In this episode, Douglas Lain talks to Michael Albert about his book No Bosses. The book advocates for the conception and then organization of a new economy. The vision offered is called participatory economics. It elevates self-management, equity, solidarity, diversity, and sustainability. It eliminates elitist, arrogant, dismissive, authoritarian…
 
Jared Bauer is the director and writer behind the youtube channel Wisecrack. He was known on youtube for producing and hosting Wisecrack's Philosophy videos. Jared is no longer with Wisecrack but has moved to Finland. In this episode he talks to Doug about Hollywood, Youtube, and cancel culture. If you enjoy this conversation check out Jared's new …
 
Chris Cutrone of the Platypus Affiliated Society discusses his essay Afghanistan: After 20 and 40 years with Douglas Lain. Put differently, the last Marxist weighs in on the invasion, occupation, and withdrawal from Afghanistan. Excerpt from essay: "AFGHANISTAN WAS INTENDED BY THE U.S. in the 1980s to be the Soviet Union’s Vietnam War. But it is th…
 
Noam Chomsky joins Michael Albert to discuss his book No Bosses. Albert advocates for the conception and then organization of a new economy. The vision offered is called participatory economics. It elevates self-management, equity, solidarity, diversity, and sustainability. It eliminates elitist, arrogant, dismissive, authoritarian, exploitation, c…
 
Susanna Kleeman is the woman behind the novel Twice which came out from Zero Books in June of 2021. In this video, she discusses how Capitalism is murdering the imagination even as she discusses her novel. Music Crippled Inside Cover by Isto https://youtu.be/8llnf1SVOIA Relevant Book Twice by Susanna Kleeman https://www.susannakleeman.com/twice…
 
In this week's Pop the Left, Kuba Wrzesniewski talks to Varn about the history of Poland and Communism, how the left was liquidated in Poland, and how Poland was pushed into the NATO orbit. We talk about misconceptions about the progress and if the Soviets could have handled things differently.
 
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