Diet Soap - a podcast

Updated: 06 Jul 2024 • 200 episodes
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The Diet Soap podcast began in 2009 in response to the economic crisis of 2008. Since then it has gone through many transformations, including becoming the podcast for a critical theory imprint out of the UK. Today the Diet Soap podcast is running under its original name for Sublation Media. Sublation Media includes a book publishing effort for critical theory and left politics, a magazine that covers current events and theoretical issues, youtube videos on theory and politics, and finally the Diet Soap podcast. The podcast is where we continue to interrogate the left and each other while having a good time.

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Benjamin Studebaker discusses his essay for the Platypus Review entitled: "Beyond Bonapartism: Breaking statephobic thought taboos." Doug was triggered by his essay and attempts to counter the argument, to little effect. Is the subject of history dead along with the left?  Benjamin's Essay: https://platypus1917.org/cat

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Leigh Phillips and Matt Huber join Douglas Lain to discuss their essay "Kohei Saito’s “Start From Scratch” Degrowth Communism."  How has the ecology movement distorted Marx? Why is "degrowth" popular in a society that cannot avoid growth? What is the path to socialism? Support Sublation Media on Patreon https://patreon

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Ashley Frawley explains fat acceptance and other popular trends in this week's Sublation Magazine Stream, and Doug is debriefed in the parrot room. Join Us for a Second Hour on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/posts/106858590 Support Sublation Media: https://patreon.com/dietsoap

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Chris Cutrone and Douglas Lain discuss their plans to make a film about the 2024 Democratic and Republican party conventions. They discuss the film Medium Cool as an influence.  Support Sublation Media https://patreon.com/dietsoap

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This critical cuts video is a critique of neo-Stalinism, a defense of Western Marxism, and a book review of "Let's Entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures," an art book from a post-modern art exhibition from the year 2000.

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Fabio Vighi is the author of the upcoming book, "Emergency Capitalism," due out from Sublation Media later this year. In this episode he discusses how "geopolitical conflicts" are helping the financial sector manage the ongoing crisis known as capitalism. Support Sublation Media on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap

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