Jan 31, 2022
Jon Greenaway returns to the show, this time to discuss the life and intellectual legacy of the German Jewish Marxist, philosopher, and cultural critic Walter Benjamin.
We discuss his biography, his major works, his use of marxism and historical materialist, his art criticism, the role that jewish mysticism played in...
Jan 20, 2022
Shamayel Shalizi returns to the show to discuss the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in the 70's and 80's, and the complex internal politics of Afghanistan at the time.
Shamayel was also a guest on our "Reflections on Afghanistan" episode:
Jan 15, 2022
In this episode, Corey Mohler (from Existential Comics) returns to the show, this time to discuss the life, religion, politics, art, and psychology of the 19th century Russian literary giant Fyodor Dostoevsky - one of the greatest novelists of all time and the author of Crime and Punishment, The Brother Karamazov, The...
Jan 9, 2022
For this episode, Breht put together a collection of clips of bell hooks speaking about her life, her influences, her ideas, and her spirituality as a way of paying tribute to her and her contributions to the black radical tradition, to our emotional and spiritual lives, and to our society more broadly. The clips...