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Diet Soap - a podcast

Douglas Lain

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 cov... more

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Latest Episodes

Ashley and Doug discuss the new Stalinist/MAGA Communist anti-imperialism. Without condemnation or presuming that the anti-imperialists are acting in bad faith, but with the aim of understanding the ideological moment we are in, this stream will take... more

2 days ago

This week's Cutrone Zone includes his interpretation of the Trump Verdict and how we should understand bourgeois law and the rights of the accused. more

6 days ago

Douglas Lain receives a lesson on anarchism from Cyberdandy and Spencer Leonard in this special episode of Diet Soap. more

14 days ago

Ashley and Doug discuss the history of the teenager and teenage culture before turning their attention to some current news stories regarding the #Twitterfiles and the origin of COVID 19. more

16 days ago


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 304 ratings
  • Mixed bag but not clearly trying to brand itself as “controversial” like Compact

    Very eclectic and often seeming to be purposefully contrarian. Weird mix of so-called “Marxist humanism “, Moishe Postone, lots of Christopher Lasch, and being anti-woke for the sake of being anti-wokeness. There are some good episodes, like the debate over GA Cohen and analytical Marxism a few years ago, recent interview with JA Smith, and the recent discussion on afterlives of the Frankfurt School. more

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    United States2 months ago
  • Great work

    Thanks for putting all the work in. This podcast has improved my morning shift 100 fold!

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    Canada3 months ago
  • Good example of conservative style Marxism

    This is an entertaining view of Marxist/ Hegelian philosophy.just be aware that it comes from a questionable conservative place that place’s identity politics in opposition to Marxism, specifically often in a quite transphobic way.

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    Jill Lloyd Flanagan
    United States8 months ago
  • Still Marxist after all these years(?)

    Stubbornly representing Marxist, Marxian, and Marx-ish ideas. I hold out hope that one day, Lain and Varn will read Rerum Novarum, Quadragesimo Anno, and Centesimus Annus and see the light.

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    L. Blownapart
    United States9 months ago
  • Very good podcast. Sometimes I feel like the hosts don't do enough to contextualise for the audience, but I appreciate the content nonetheless.

    Podcast Addict
    a year ago

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