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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 ...
 
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.
 
Unedited interviews with intellectuals on the topics of delineating Theories of Everything (theoretical physics), free will, and consciousness. We tend to not simplify concepts and expect those listening to either read up on the technical terms they're unfamiliar with, or choose another episode. A fully articulated approach, where each interlocutor says what they think to be the case as precisely as possible without concern for high-level non-detail oriented conversations, is what I believe ...
 
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/7SodXrXFAsc Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungalHelp support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurtiTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-…
 
Since its emergence in the middle of the twentieth century, the American Empire has been fueled by the search for an enemy. This episode of Zero Squared features a conversation with Daniel Bessner features a conversation about Karl Schmidt, the friend/enemy distinction, the cold war, and American Empire's role in the world today.…
 
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWcTmeAs44I Bernardo Kastrup is the preeminent Western philosopher espousing metaphysical idealism, and John Vervaeke is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto focusing on the "meaning crisis" and a 3rd wave cognitive science approach to mindfulness. This is Round 1. Comment below as to wha…
 
Derick Varn and Douglas Lain discuss the failings of a sect of Trotskyism known as "Political Marxism" after discussing just what Chris Cutrone might have meant when he asked Doug to join his effort to create a "Dictatorship of the Proletariat." Can Marx's ideas become politically relevant today? What are the impediments to socialism today? Relevan…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/2v7LBABwZKA Karl Friston is a British neuroscientist at University College London and an authority on the free energy principle and predictive coding theory. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungalHelp support conversations like this via…
 
Following up on a panel discussion for the Platypus Affiliated Society, Chris Cutrone stops by to ambush Douglas Lain about whether he'd support a "dictatorship of the proletariat." Other topics include whether Christopher Lasch was a conservative or a socialist, the nature of bourgeoise justice, the political character of Donald Trump, and what it…
 
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atntnU_baHc Kevin Knuth is a Professor of physics at the University of Albany, a former NASA scientist, and the Editor-In-Chief of the Entropy journal. He has a unique Theory of Everything called Influence Theory. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: ht…
 
Glenn Edward Greenwald is an American journalist, author, and former attorney. He is the author of the book "Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil," and the King of Twitter. In this conversation he discusses the corruption in Bolsonaro's Brazil and why it is that the American left no longer embraces him.…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/hTHDCD4MnqY Abraham "Avi" Loeb is an Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungalHelp support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4Twitter: h…
 
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlxQwwmT9Ks Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungalHelp support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurtiTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-un…
 
Dr. Elena Louisa Lange is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer of Japanese Studies at the University of Zurich. Her current research focuses on the reception of Marx's Critique of Political Economy in 20th century Japan, and especially on the critical analysis of its interpretation in the influential economist Uno Kôzô (1897-1977). She views her work r…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/6umrrokgeG4 Jonathan Pageau carves Eastern Orthodox Icons and other traditional Christian images in wood and stone. He's a cognoscenti with regard to symbolism and the West. *NOTE: This is a re-upload of a video that is approximately 2 years old.* Jonathan's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pageaujonathanBetter L…
 
Iain McGilchrist's website: https://channelmcgilchrist.com Master and His Emissary: https://www.amazon.com/The-Master-and-His-Emissary-audiobook/dp/B07ZJQ4QG7/ [not affiliate link] Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungalHelp support conversations like this via PayPal:…
 
Jesse Singal is a contributing writer at NY Magazine and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, and other outlets. He is also one of the most hated men on the internet and the target of a perpetual defamation campaign. He is the co-host of the podcast Blocked and Reported, and the author of a new book…
 
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MU5zQwtT4 Noam Chomsky talks about group selection, his own death, the Piraha language, and more, it his widest varied interview yet. Iain McGilchrist's podcast: Coming next weekStuart Hameroff's podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLo0Zwe579g Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, …
 
Has the American left been captured by the Democratic Party? Was Bernie Sanders just a sheep dog after all? Can we build a movement for socialism in the Biden era? Margaret Kimberley is the author of PREJUDENTIAL: a concise, authoritative exploration of America’s relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who have…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/xu15ZbxxnUQ Richard Borcherds is a mathematician known for his work in lattices, group theory, Monstrous Moonshine, and infinite-dimensional algebras, for which he was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998. Richard Borcherd's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIyDqfi_cbkp-RU20aBF-MQ Patreon for conversations on The…
 
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ct0zv_M-I Mithuna Yoganathan is a quantum physicist who specializes in quantum computing, and runs the successful YouTube channel Looking Glass Universe (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFk__1iexL3T5gvGcMpeHNA). This podcast serves as a general introduction to quantum foundations and computing for un…
 
The coronavirus pandemic, the deepening economic crash, dangerously divisive political responses, and exploding social tensions have thrown an already declining American capitalist system into a tailspin. In this video the economist Richard D. Wolff discusses how capitalism works and doesn't work as he describes his new book from Democracy at Work …
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/uLo0Zwe579g Stuart Hameroff is an American anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Arizona known for his studies of consciousness and contention that consciousness originates from quantum states in neural microtubules, partnering with Roger Penrose to explicate on the physics involved. TOE Clippings: https…
 
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w-XwEz3pxk Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Help support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/QwT-w47Il5c Janice Fiamengo is an associate professor of English at the University of Ottawa. She specializes in Canadian literature and has published widely on early Canadian writers. Better Left Unsaid trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIzgoFBCnY Better Left Unsaid film (to purchase): http://betterleftunsaid…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/lAB21FAXCDE Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungalHelp support conversations like this via PayPal: https://bit.ly/2EOR0M4Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurtiTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-…
 
This conversation with Slavoj Zizek was inspired by a previous interview with Michael Albert. After discussing Albert's ideas about participatory economics, Douglas Lain mentioned that unlike Chomsky and Albert, he believed that critical theory was important to the struggle for socialism and mentioned that Slavoj Zizek's Hegelian leftism was partic…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/xrkQumFzwS0 Alex Tsakiris is the host of Skeptiko (a podcast with guests such as Donald Hoffman, Michael Shermer, and others. It's can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/skeptiko) The film Better Left Unsaid can be followed here: http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com (release in Feb or March 2021) Patreon for conve…
 
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