Episodes
We are joined by writer and thinker Cynthia Cruz for a heartfelt and real conversation about the working class. Cynthia has written an incredible new book called The Melancholia of Class: A Manifesto for the Working Class (Repeater Books, 2021). We discuss the experiences of being working class, of leaving one's class roots, alienation, working class artists and the current status of the working class in America.  This conversation is not to be missed!!  Music: Joy Division "The Eternal" 
Published 08/19/21
Daniel (@danieltutt) and Mike (@mcrumps) are joined by Bonni Rambatan (@bonni07) and Jacob Johanssen (@Jacob_PhD) to discuss their forthcoming book Event Horizon: Sexuality, Politics, Online Culture, and the Limits of Capitalism.  We discuss Bonni and Jacob's theory of online culture, a Lacanian analysis of social media, trolling, incels, and a theory of why the Internet is all about cuteness. Music: Alice Coltrane - "Reflection on Creation and Space" (A Five Year View) LP 1973  
Published 07/23/21
Join us for an in depth and heartfelt conversation on contemporary Islamic spirituality and politics with Dr. Walaa Quisay, Ph.D. University of Oxford. Dr. Quisay's research looks at the Neo-Traditionalist Islamic movement, one of the most prominent Islamic intellectual and spiritual movements in the west. In this interview, co-host Daniel Tutt (@danieltutt) and Dr. Walaa Quisay examine how this movement thinks politics and justice, the origins of Islamism, how it differs from...
Published 06/28/21
Daniel and Mike are joined by poet and philosopher Tim Lavenz (https://fragilekeys.com) to discuss the mysteries of poetry. What exactly is the 'old quarrel' between philosophy and poetry? What is the mystery of poetry? What are poetry's limitations: what can't it do or decide? Bio for Tim Lavenz: Tim has many creative essays on the topic of poetry (and much else) on his website, fragilekeys.com, and runs a YouTube channel called Experimentum Vocis, which houses his poetry readings and...
Published 06/26/21
Daniel interviews Daniel Lopez, Jacobin Editor and author of Lukács: Praxis and the Absolute https://brill.com/view/title/56328 Topics of Discussion Include: Who is Lukács, and his revival, introductions. Lukács the Worldview Marxist (also what is Worldview Marxism?), The proletariat today, A bio of Lukács, Faith and Praxis, Reification, Moralism, Tragedy, Lukács and Marx, Antimonies, Trotsky, Nietzsche, future projects and much more   Music: Big in Japan by Tom Waits
Published 05/18/21
[email protected] and @DanielTutt meet in the Vampire Bunker for an episode of catching up and chatting. Chatting about what? Well, the ruins of the Trump era, covering everything from the public sphere, the potential end of austerity, Bernie's Mittens, and the absolute state of the right, to how posting has changed and how it has changed us (or not), class in contemporary capitalism, and what a break between american socialism and liberalism would look like. Music: 'Canticle' by Les Hommes
Published 03/23/21
[email protected] and @mcrumps talk brass tacks with Mari Ruti, philosopher and author of many books including ‘Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings’ In this episode they discuss Ruti’s influences, her project more generally, Lacan, hurdles to teaching theory, Jordan Peterson, lack, the Sinthome, paranoid vs reparative modes of reading, the problem with self-help, ‘wild analysis’ and autodidacts, Chris Lasch, Eric Santner. Lacanian Psychoanalysis, protagonists of love, and upcoming works
Published 03/15/21
@DanielTutt interviews Adam Bartlett, where they discuss- Ruminations on Australia and personal recollections, discussion on Adam’s book on Badiou and Plato: unpacking sophism, badiou’s reading of plato, representational thinking, the republic, ‘the event’, the allegory of the cave, Badiou’s Philosophy, and ‘neoliberalism’   Read "Badiou and Plato" by A.J Bartlett Music: Like  Like A Ship by Pastor T.L. Barrett
Published 02/24/21
@DanielTutt and @mcrumps interview @FSmecker and @DrSeanWitters on the phenomena known as 'Qanon'. In this episode we discuss: alcoholics anonymous and alanon, Qanon as addicts, addicts as symptoms of capitalism, the anti-steps to success, anti anti-fascism, L Ron Hubbard, castration, Q and violence, and post trump bonapartism. As well, a ship gets built, we enter Mike’s comment zone, and take questions from the audience.
Published 02/18/21
@DanielTutt interviews Ishay Landa, author of The Apprentice's Sorcerer: Liberal Tradition and Fascism, Fascism and the Masses: The Revolt Against the Last Humans, The Overman in the Marketplace: Nietzschean Heroism in Popular Culture and player of the harmonica! Part 2 of this 2 part episode focuses on Landa’s work on Nietzsche, Nietzsche’s politics, Nietzche’s connection to 20th century fascism, left Nietzscheanism, Badiou, and future projects. Song: "Full Moon" by Eden Ahbez
Published 01/19/21
@DanielTutt interviews Ishay Landa, author of The Apprentice's Sorcerer: Liberal Tradition and Fascism, Fascism and the Masses: The Revolt Against the Last Humans, The Overman in the Marketplace: Nietzschean Heroism in Popular Culture and player of the harmonica! Part 1 of this 2 part episode focuses on Fascism and liberalism, neoliberalism vs liberalism, discourse of fascism- identity and race, contemporary crisis of liberalism, the 4 myths of fascism, individualism, origins of fascism, and...
Published 01/18/21
@DanielTutt and @mcrumps interview author Phil Neel on his book ‘Hinterland’, talking about his life, experiences and the process that led to writing ‘Hinterland’. Part 3 of this 3-part special focuses on- The Party of Anarchy, Badiou, what it’s like to be a communist in public, and life in the Pacific-Northwest Song: "Nighttime in the Switching Yard" by Warren Zevon
Published 12/29/20
@DanielTutt and @mcrumps interview author Phil Neel on his book ‘Hinterland’, talking about his life, experiences and the process that led to writing ‘Hinterland’. Part 2 of this 3 part special focuses on the impossibility of Red-brown alliance, the composition of the hinterland, generational conflict, the 'Neel framework' and Camatte, and 'feral insurrectionaries' Song: 'Concrete and Clay' by Unit 4 Plus 2
Published 12/29/20
@DanielTutt and @mcrumps interview author Phil Neel on his book ‘Hinterland’, talking about his life, experiences and the process that led to writing ‘Hinterland’. Part 1 of this 3 part special focuses on comparing the Chinese and American hinterlands, the meaning of hinterland, the new suburbs and the proletariat, the logistics economy, and the far right and third positionism in the exurbs. Song: 'Suburbs' by Arcade Fire
Published 12/29/20
We discuss the anti-woke/class first(and only?) left, tearing down the statues, Floyd Protests and Solidarity, the Harper's letter, and the Biden campaign. Music is 'What a Fool Believes' as covered by the band 'Self'
Published 07/18/20
History repeating itself again, life on other planets, science fiction, vampires?! Is this an episode of the twilight zone? No, it’s Jouissance Vampires, back at it again, this time in an interview with Larry Rickles, literary and media theorist and author of Nazi Psychoanalysis as well as the upcoming work Critique of Fantasy.
Published 06/28/20
Originally recorded during the Jouissance Vampires twitch stream featuring commiseration over Sanders loss, the machinations of our political class, featuring our first guest the incredible Gabriel Tupinambá (@gtupinamba) who answers your questions, and gives his perspective of psychoanalysis and Lacanian thought.
Published 04/05/20
Published 04/05/20
Daniel interviews supporters, undecideds, members of the press and… Matt Taibi (8th interview in), Ilhan Omar rallies the crowd, Bernie stumps for himself, and we run into a genuine bonafide listener of the pod.
Published 03/02/20
He could win it, maybe.  Episode Covers: Obama, Nevada, McGovern vs Bernie or is it Mondale, the cold war, the ultraleft, warren, alt right and cucked discourse, Bloomberg, the revolutionary feeling, and what are we reading
Published 02/27/20
Who's Obama again?
Published 01/23/20
Now what?
Published 12/21/19
JV Squad talks about the Current Affairs (s)hit piece on Zizek
Published 11/15/19
Is Greta the Anti-Christ? No, but to some people she may be.
Published 10/11/19