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76 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
#141 - News Roundup
We are joined by guests Victoria and Gravesend for a News Roundup. Recorded in September, we reflected on the anniversary on 9/11, the Afghanistan pull out, and their implications for American Imperialism.
58 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
#140 - In the Enemy Camp - Gender Acceleration
On a forced march, this time through the enemy camp, we are joined by Ro to look at Gender Acceleration: A Blackpaper by Nyx Land.
82 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
#139 - "The DisCO Manifesto and Elements"
We sit down with guest Xur to learn about blockchain and discuss our latest patron request: two pamphlets by the Distributed Cooperative Organization "If I Only Had a Heart: a DisCO Manifesto" and "Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements."
65 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
#138 - "The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe"
We discuss another patron request, this time it's a two part essay by Robert Brenner, written as the Soviet Union was beginning to unravel: "The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe - The Roots of The Crisis." https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2490-the-soviet-union-and-eastern-europe-the-roots-of-the-crisis
99 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
#137 - "Reinventing Organizations"
On another forced march from a patron, we attempt to ascend up the mountain of history to tier teal, and review "Reinventing Organizations" by Frederic Laloux.
81 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
#136 - "Right to the City"
We are joined by Tiberius to discuss "Right to the City" from "Writings on Cities" by Henri Lefebvre.
124 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
#135 - Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution (Part 3)
We conclude our discussion with Tom O'Brien about "Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution" by the Group of International Communists. https://www.marxists.org/subject/left-wing/gik/1930/index.htm
92 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
#134 - Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution (Part 2)
We continue our discussion with Tom O'Brien about "Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution" by the Group of International Communists. https://www.marxists.org/subject/left-wing/gik/1930/index.htm
110 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
#133 - Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution (Part 1)
We're joined by Tom O'Brien from 'From Alpha to Omega' to break down another Not One Step Back listener request: "Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution" by the Group of International Communists. https://www.marxists.org/subject/left-wing/gik/1930/index.htm
123 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
#132 - "Really Existing Nationalisms" (Part 2)
We conclude our conversation with listener Nick about Erica Benner's "Really Existing Nationalisms." https://www.versobooks.com/books/2672-really-existing-nationalisms
100 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
#131 - “Really Existing Nationalisms” (Part 1) w/ Nick
Listener Nick joins us to tackle Erica Benner’s 1995 Marxian treatise on nationality and nationalist politics, “Really Existing Nationalisms: A Post-Communist View from Marx and Engels”. http://patreon.com/swampsidechats http://swampside.chat http://emancipation.network
100 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
#130 - Century of the Self: The Meaning of Tony Blair
We conclude our discussion on the Adam Curtis essay film series and review part 4: "Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering."
94 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
#129 - In the Enemy Camp: “Leviathan and Its Enemies”
We’re back In the Enemy Camp w/ C Derick Varn, and we would like to speak to the (((managers))). On the forced march from a generous patron, we read a mid-90s reactionary pseudo-class analysis from Pat Buchanan’s main man Sam Francis entitled “Leviathan and Its Enemies”, published in 2016. Special thanks to Stevie for additional editing. http://patreon.com/swampsidechats http://emancipation.network
97 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
#128 - The Communist Party of New Zealand
We bring on Tyler from New Zealand to discuss the history of the party and class struggle in the 20th century there, with an eye towards examining the party's relationship to the native Māori people.
101 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
#127 - Century of the Self: Kill the Cop in Your Head
We talk about part 3 of the Adam Curtis video essay series.
3 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
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new Patron tiers announced, starting 12 AM EST 1/1/2021 $1/mo: Discord access $5/mo: live-streamed recordings & early episodes $10/mo: monthly reading group $25/mo: custom episodes (we will read 10 pages per month subscribed) you have just under 2 months to take advantage of the old custom episode rate! http://patreon.com/swampsidechats
120 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
#126 - “The Divine Left”
On A Very Special Episode of Swampside Chats, Jake, Ezri & Grant jack back into The Simulation with Jean Baudrillard for one last trio adventure in "The Divine Left", and come back one member short. Remember: if you die in The Simulation, you die in real life. http://patreon.com/swampsidechats http://swampside.chat http://emancipation.network
58 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
#123 - "The Human Use of Human Beings" (Part 2) w/ General Intellect Unit
Kyle & Shane return to continue our discussion of the spicy First Edition of "The Human Use of Human Beings" by Norbert Wiener (1950). http://patreon.com/generalintellectunit http://patreon.com/swampsidechats PDF of the rare First Edition: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h589Ul_c7ZsTjUl5kRraMDEVPwmy5d7K/view?usp=drivesdk
151 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
#122 - “The Human Use of Human Beings” (Part 1) w/ General Intellect Unit
Emancipation Network comrades Shane & Kyle come chat with us about the second-ever book on cybernetics: "The Human Use of Human Beings" by Norbert Wiener. The subversive First Edition had the FBI *knock knock* at the author’s door to revise the socialism out of it, so naturally, that's the version we read. http://patreon.com/generalintellectunit http://patreon.com/swampsidechats PDF of the rare First Edition: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h589Ul_c7ZsTjUl5kRraMDEVPwmy5d7K/view?usp=drivesdk
91 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
#121 - "Toward a New Beginning…” & "The Myth of Lenin's Concept of the Party"
In another installment of our "Not One Step Back" reading series, we discuss two pieces by Hal Draper, "Toward a New Beginning, on Another Road," and "The Myth of Lenin's Concept of the Party."
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