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Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tr ...
 
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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 …
 
CLASSIC ALERT! We get into Francis Ford Coppola's all-time classic APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) on this one. Enjoy this wide-ranging talk that goes from Hearts of Darkness (the doc) to the meaning of the Jungle to the wild, weird adventure-horror (both on-screen AND off) this movie takes us on. Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your c…
 
Burns, Surbhi, and Raymond discuss "Chicken Blood" parenting and television's controversial new reality show 'The Activist'. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitter! @surbhipatel22 (Surbhi) @michaeloburns (Mi…
 
Your favorite Squanchers (Burns and Ryan!) reminisce on the best of Season 5, try and justify the worst of it, and look back at the show as a whole in order to predict what the future of Rick and Morty will bring us. Much appreciation from the Squanch team, it's been a multi-galaxy journey. Until next season! Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisec…
 
The Wisecrack crew discusses Bong Joon-ho's SNOWPIERCER (2013)! Join the talk as we get into the nitty-gritty capitalism themes, South Korean directors protecting their final cut, what the Engine *really* is, and more! Thanks to the one-and-only Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to h…
 
Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ If you have any questions or comments and want to be heard on our podcasts, leave us a message and we'll play it on air! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Send us an email: Squanch@wisecrack.co Follow us on Twitter! @michaeloburns (Michael) @ryansgameshow (Ryan) @austin_hayden (Austin) Other …
 
Burns, Surbhi, and guest Robyn Chowdhury dive into the extreme nature of television criticism and examine the benefits of remote learning that many don't have to consider. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twit…
 
The Wisecrack crew discusses David Lowery's THE GREEN KNIGHT (2021). This was a big request from you all, and we were stoked to get into it. We talk about the poem this film was adapted from, the themes of morality within the story, religious allegories and more! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skill…
 
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…
 
Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ If you have any questions or comments and want to be heard on our podcasts, leave us a message and we'll play it on air! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Send us an email: Squanch@wisecrack.co Follow us on Twitter! @michaeloburns (Michael) @ryansgameshow (Ryan) @MaximusJPauson (Maximus) Othe…
 
The Wisecrack crew discusses Craig Brewer's HUSTLE & FLOW! A host's pick from the one and only Ryan Hailey, this episode gets into moralistic filmmaking, Craig Brewer's inspirations, the Memphis premiere, and more! Thanks Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to https://storyblocks.com/w…
 
In the midst of Rick and Morty’s brief hiatus, Burns and Ryan dig through the mailbag to address any burning questions, concerns, or predictions listeners have sent in! Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ If you have any questions or comments and want to be heard on our podcasts, leave us a message and we'll play it on air! Leave us …
 
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…
 
Burns, Surbhi, and Helen discuss the end of the office perk era, the end of the internet hedgehog trend, and the end of the world. Thanks to Upstart for sponsoring this episode! Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to www.upstart.com/wisecrack Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to bin…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they dissect Paul Thomas Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997)! Is this a family movie? Is it a movie about sex, or a movie about our perception of sex? Dive into this conversation where we get into (because how could we avoid it?) Freud, Male Weepies, and the "psychic oppression" in PTA's work. Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for spo…
 
BONUS EPISODE! Kari Wahlgren (voice actress, singer, artist extraordinaire) stops by to chat with Michael! Take a listen as Kari talks Rick & Morty beginnings, how riffing in the studio led to an episode, VO industry stories and her soon-to-be-released album: SlaughtHER Volume 1, a multi-genre collection of songs by the late 80's/early 90's hair ba…
 
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…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they dissect James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2021). In this era of the Superhero Movie, what differentiates one from another? Political commentary, charismatic superstars, or just different flavors of plain old fun? The crew talks the MCU v. DCEU Superhero Movie Formula, James Gunn's signature style, and more! Thanks Stor…
 
Michael is joined by Billy and Reilly for a riveting conversation about whether or not "Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort" passes their class. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ If you have any questions or comments and want to be heard on our podcasts, leave us a message and we'll play it on air! Leave us a voicemail: +1 …
 
Thanks to Upstart for sponsoring this episode! Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to www.upstart.com/wisecrack Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitter! @surbhipatel22 (Surb…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they dissect Michel Gondry's ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004)! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMTM and get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership. Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: movies@wisecrack.co Follow us …
 
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