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Podcast Profile: PlasticPills - Philosophy & Critical Theory Podcast

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191 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 73 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The Pill Pod is hosted by a group of PhDs offering their irreverent (and unsolicited) takes on critical theory, philosophy, culture, and politics.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Critical theory • Philosophy • Culture • Politics • Historical analysis • Existentialism • Modernity • Marxism • Conspiracy theories • Modern art • Religion • Democracy • Ethics

PlasticPills - Philosophy & Critical Theory Podcast, also known as The Pill Pod, presents a diverse range of discussions hosted by a group of PhDs. The podcast is centered around critical theory, philosophy, culture, and politics, approached with a blend of irreverence and depth. Throughout its episodes, the podcast delves into both contemporary and historical issues, offering analyses that often include complex theoretical perspectives.

The content frequently explores significant political events and figures, such as the Trump-Biden debate, the invasion of Iraq, and Supreme Court decisions. The podcast also addresses broader socio-political themes like the economy of fear, democracy, and the concept of the end of history. There is a strong emphasis on examining the philosophical underpinnings of these topics, with references to thinkers like Leo Strauss, Simone De Beauvoir, and Francis Fukuyama.

Philosophical discussions cover a wide array of schools of thought, including existentialism, post-Marxism, systems theory, and phenomenology. Episodes delve into the works of prominent philosophers such as Heidegger, Schopenhauer, and Walter Benjamin. The podcast also features thought-provoking debates on philosophical defenses of controversial topics, like Zizek’s unconventional support for monarchy.

In addition to philosophical discourse, the podcast engages with cultural and literary topics. It examines the aesthetics and sign systems within dark academia, the influence of modern art through figures like Andy Warhol, and the historical context of gothic horror literature.

The podcast also presents specialized episodes focusing on critiques and analyses of both leftist and right-wing ideologies, including discussions on ecomarxism, the ethical implications of violence in revolutionary contexts, and the impact of intellectual traditions on contemporary politics.

Listeners can find episodes rich in theoretical exploration, historical analysis, and cultural critique, all presented through an accessible and intellectually engaging dialogue among the hosts.


Episodes:
Episode Image Pill Pod 175 - The Straussian Plot Against America
2024-Jul-13
85 minutes
Episode Image Trump v. United States (preview)
2024-Jul-09
16 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 173 - Biden v. Trump & The Economy of Fear
2024-Jun-30
83 minutes
Episode Image Dark Academia (preview)
2024-Jun-30
20 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 171 - Zizek Goes Monarchist
2024-Jun-13
62 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 96 - The Malaise of Modernity (Taylor's Version) *UNLOCKED*
2024-Jun-10
88 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 170 - The Ethical Dilemma of Killing Nazi Children (Preview)
2024-Jun-05
9 minutes
Episode Image PP169 - Is Existentialism Ethical?
2024-Jun-05
74 minutes
Episode Image PP168 - Ecomarxism (preview)
2024-Jun-05
10 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 167 - Schopenhauer: Christianity is the Worst Religion
2024-May-11
73 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 165 - Dissident Right Fight Night: Yarvin vs. Rufo
2024-Apr-25
84 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 163 - How to Control a Democracy ft. 1Dime
2024-Apr-10
88 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 162 - Walter Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (preview)
2024-Apr-04
14 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 161 - Andy Warhol and the End of Art
2024-Mar-27
76 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 160 - Walter Benjamin on Leftist Content Creators (Preview)
2024-Mar-24
8 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 159 - The End of the University
2024-Mar-15
72 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 158 - Walter Benjamin & The Idea of History (preview)
2024-Mar-15
13 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 157 - Progressive v. Reactionary Christianity ft. John Hamer
2024-Feb-21
73 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 156 - Christofascism
2024-Feb-14
73 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 155 - Jean Baudrillard & The Disappearance of History (preview)
2024-Feb-10
10 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 154 - Christian Intellectuals at the End of History
2024-Feb-08
68 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 152 - Fukuyama on The End of History (preview)
2024-Jan-14
10 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 151 - The End of History
2024-Jan-14
84 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 149 - Gothic Horror: Edgar Allen Poe & The Fall of The House of Usher
2023-Dec-01
86 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 148 - Badiou: Philosophy & Antiphilosophy
2023-Nov-24
62 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 147 - Authenticity & Existentialism (preview)
2023-Nov-20
5 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 146 - Heidegger on the Anaximander Fragment (preview)
2023-Nov-17
6 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 145 - Metamodernism is just bad
2023-Nov-04
89 minutes
Episode Image There are no Democratic Systems (Pill Pod 144 Preview)
2023-Oct-27
5 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 143 - Gaza & Frantz Fanon on Violence
2023-Oct-21
98 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 142 - Systems Theory Politics in the Shadow of Gaza
2023-Oct-14
69 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 140 - Heidegger Nazi Debate No. 125,421
2023-Oct-02
76 minutes
Episode Image Affect Theory and Revolutionary Routines - Interview with Carolyn Pedwell
2023-Sep-08
88 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 137 - Groomer Mythology
2023-Sep-01
80 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 135 - Political Mythologies of the Left and Right ft. Diego Ruzzarin
2023-Aug-15
90 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 132 - Fairy Tale Feminism
2023-Jul-26
92 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 131 - Freedom Isn’t Free
2023-Jul-14
72 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 130 - We Have Never Been Modern
2023-Jul-08
80 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 126 - Based Rousseau
2023-Jun-10
75 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 124 & 125 - The Light of Reason and the Eye of the Mind (preview)
2023-Jun-09
16 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 123 - ”Western Civilization” According to Francis Bacon
2023-May-19
76 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 122 - Mosh Pit Sociology (Preview)
2023-May-13
11 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 121 - Obscurantism in French Philosophy: Searle on Foucault & Derrida
2023-Apr-28
75 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 119 - Bernard Stiegler & Posthumanist Post-Marxism (ft. Diego Ruzzarin)
2023-Apr-14
96 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 117 - Baudrillard as Post-Marxist
2023-Mar-31
90 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 116 - Guattari & Negri: Communists Like Us (preview)
2023-Mar-24
14 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 115 - MarxismS: Louis Althusser and Structuralist Marxism
2023-Mar-17
85 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 114 - POST-MARXISM ft. Diego Ruzzarin (Preview)
2023-Mar-16
10 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 113 - Slavoj Zizek vs Wokeness
2023-Mar-03
93 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 111 - Spectacles of The Integrated Spectacle
2023-Feb-18
84 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 109 - SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE
2023-Feb-07
83 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 108 - Psychogeography (preview)
2023-Feb-07
6 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 107 - Situationist Revolutionary Theory
2023-Jan-20
95 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 106 - Introduction to The Situationist International (preview)
2023-Jan-20
6 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 27 - BURNOUT SOCIETY by Byung-Chul Han *UNLOCKED*
2022-Dec-23
76 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 105 - AI, Transhumanism & Silicon Valley Singularity Cults
2022-Dec-17
90 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 104 - AI & the New Crisis of Humanities Education
2022-Dec-09
69 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 103 - Feminist Fight Night: Nussbaum vs. Butler (preview)
2022-Dec-09
5 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 101 - Democracy 101(preview)
2022-Dec-09
7 minutes
Episode Image PILL POD 100
2022-Nov-04
113 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 99 - Edward Bernays (preview)
2022-Oct-28
8 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 98 - Ricky Rorty: Derrida vs. Habermas
2022-Oct-25
82 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 95 - Materialist Theogany ft. Diego Ruzzarin
2022-Oct-04
103 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 94 - Kafka Metamorphosis
2022-Sep-26
88 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 93 - Nick Land (preview)
2022-Sep-26
11 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 91 - ADIEU LACAN
2022-Aug-26
149 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 89 - The Myth of Atlantis (Preview)
2022-Aug-05
3 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 87 - The Idea of Communism IV ft. Diego Ruzzarin
2022-Jul-20
116 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 86 - Know Your Enemy ft. Matthew Sitman
2022-Jul-12
119 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 85 - The Word ”Communism” *Preview*
2022-Jul-01
6 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 84 - The Universality of Communism *Preview*
2022-Jun-24
12 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 83 - The Idea of Communism - Alain Badiou
2022-Jun-17
86 minutes
Episode Image The Deleuze Seminars ft. Professor Daniel W. Smith
2022-Jun-14
74 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 82 - 1980s Nostalgia
2022-Jun-10
70 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 81 - The Postmodern Condition *Preview*
2022-Jun-07
4 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 80 - Wittgenstein
2022-May-27
77 minutes
Episode Image Kumbaya Posthumanism *Preview*
2022-May-14
16 minutes
Episode Image Talking to America’s New Right (Interview)
2022-May-14
53 minutes
Episode Image America’s New Right Problem ft. WaPo’s Greg Sargent
2022-May-04
39 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 78 - The Posthumanism Manifesto
2022-Apr-29
88 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 77 -Trans/Post-Human Technics (Preview)
2022-Apr-22
12 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 76 - Posthumanism is Good Actually Vol. 1
2022-Apr-16
80 minutes
Episode Image PrePostPostHumanism *Preview*
2022-Apr-09
11 minutes
Episode Image Christian Socialism
2022-Apr-08
49 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 74 - Post Posthumanism
2022-Mar-25
112 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 72 - Dugin: Russia’s State Philosopher
2022-Mar-11
96 minutes
Episode Image Hyperreal War *UNLOCKED* Pill Pod 57
2022-Mar-09
73 minutes
Episode Image Prison Abolition & Criminal Justice ft. Blake Wilson
2022-Mar-04
101 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 71 - Plato was an Idiot (preview)
2022-Feb-26
4 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 70 - Fanon (Preview)
2022-Feb-18
9 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 69 - The Jordan Peterson is Over Party
2022-Feb-11
100 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 41 - Fight Night 1: Baudrillard vs. Foucault *UNLOCKED*
2022-Feb-04
80 minutes
Episode Image Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (Bonus Interview)
2022-Feb-01
57 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 68 - Lacan & Poe’s Purloined Letter
2022-Jan-29
77 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 67 - The Question Concerning Technology (preview)
2022-Jan-21
11 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 66 - Neologism in Technofeudalism
2022-Jan-15
84 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 65 - Don’t Look Up (preview)
2022-Jan-09
2 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 64 - Democrathy Dieth in Darkneth
2022-Jan-07
100 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 63 - Tourette‘s Tok (preview)
2021-Dec-14
10 minutes
Episode Image Marx & Nietzsche: How to Philosophize with a Hammer and Sickle (ft. CCK Philosophy)
2021-Dec-04
81 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 62 - Phenomenology: The Body Schema (preview)
2021-Nov-26
10 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 61- Phenomenology of Marxism & Revolution
2021-Nov-19
62 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 60 - New Consciousness (preview)
2021-Nov-12
7 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 59 - Phenomenology Could Save Your Lifeworld
2021-Nov-05
73 minutes
Episode Image Socialism & Liberalism: Mortal Enemies or Embittered Kin?
2021-Oct-22
57 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 57 - Hyperreal War (preview)
2021-Oct-21
9 minutes
Episode Image Nietzsche: The Aristocratic Rebel
2021-Oct-08
79 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 56 - Structuralism is a Lie (preview)
2021-Oct-01
6 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 55 - ”I Would Prefer Not To”
2021-Sep-24
85 minutes
Episode Image FIGHT NIGHT: Zizek vs. Deleuze II (Preview)
2021-Sep-17
10 minutes
Episode Image 21st Century Socialism ft. Jeremy Gilbert
2021-Sep-14
40 minutes
Episode Image FIGHT NIGHT: Zizek vs. Deleuze I (preview)
2021-Sep-10
14 minutes
Episode Image Lacanian Analysis & Racist Jokes (ft. Jack Black)
2021-Sep-03
78 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 50 - Performativity & Performative Utterance (Preview)
2021-Sep-02
10 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 52 - Libghanistan
2021-Aug-27
74 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 49 - Project Cybersyn & Latin American Politics in Overview
2021-Aug-10
104 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 48 - Critical Theory is Conspiracy Theory
2021-Aug-06
75 minutes
Episode Image Radical Democracy & Protest Politics (ft. David Matijasevich)
2021-Jul-16
68 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 46 - Nihilism (preview)
2021-Jul-09
6 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 45 - FIGHT NIGHT: Political Theory is the Cops (Ranciere vs. Honneth)
2021-Jul-02
93 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 44 - Critical Race Hysteria (Preview)
2021-Jun-25
9 minutes
Episode Image Therapy Culture & Happy Signifiers (ft. Ashley Frawley)
2021-Jun-16
72 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 19 - Derridalirium *UNLOCKED*
2021-Jun-11
81 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 43 - FIGHT NIGHT: Foucault Slaps Back (Preview)
2021-Jun-04
7 minutes
Episode Image Victor Interviews a Debate Bro (ft. Mouthy Infidel)
2021-Jun-02
73 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 42 - FIGHT NIGHT: Derrida vs. Foucault
2021-May-28
100 minutes
Episode Image Libertarian Lulz ft. Ben Burgis
2021-May-21
79 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 41 - FIGHT NIGHT, Round 1: Baudrillard vs. Foucault (Preview)
2021-May-21
8 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 40 - Non-Fungible Future: The Memeing of Mark Fisher (ft. Mike Watson)
2021-May-14
77 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 39 - Oculus Grift (preview)
2021-May-07
6 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 38 - A.I. Dreams and the Ghosts in Machines
2021-Apr-30
83 minutes
Episode Image Cosmopolitan Socialism ft. Meagan Day
2021-Apr-28
43 minutes
Episode Image Cartoons & Comics with J. Andrew World (Bonus Interview)
2021-Apr-20
45 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 37 - 'Reading' Adam Curtis (Preview)
2021-Apr-16
8 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 36 - Identity Shmolitics
2021-Apr-09
88 minutes
Episode Image In Defense of Anarchism (preview)
2021-Apr-08
2 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 35 - Amnesty Intellectual (preview)
2021-Apr-02
6 minutes
Episode Image The Words are Gifts: Indigenous Politics & Wittgenstein ft. Dale Turner
2021-Mar-25
74 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 34 - The Snyder Nut: Psychoanalysis & Film
2021-Mar-23
94 minutes
Episode Image Microdose - Gramsci (preview)
2021-Mar-19
7 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 33 - Not Another Morality Episode!
2021-Mar-16
82 minutes
Episode Image Matt Interviews a Conservative (ft. Nate Hochman)
2021-Mar-08
45 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 32 - Accountability Studies (preview)
2021-Mar-05
11 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 31 - (un)Happiness in Theory
2021-Feb-26
79 minutes
Episode Image The Nazi Conspiracies ft. Sir Richard Evans
2021-Feb-19
57 minutes
Episode Image Sociology of Religion ft. Galen Watts (preview)
2021-Feb-17
5 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 30 - OWN the LIBS
2021-Feb-12
93 minutes
Episode Image Microdose - Semiotics and Semiology
2021-Feb-10
65 minutes
Episode Image Kant Get You Out of My Head (preview)
2021-Feb-04
10 minutes
Episode Image Socialism Yesterday, Socialism Tomorrow ft. Bhaskar Sunkara (Bonus Interview)
2021-Feb-03
83 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 28 - Don't Go to Grad School
2021-Jan-29
87 minutes
Episode Image The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han (preview)
2021-Jan-26
10 minutes
Episode Image Fascism, Traditionalism, and the War for Eternity (ft. Ben Teitelbaum)
2021-Jan-18
68 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 26 - The Debatelord Chronicles (ft. Ben Burgis)
2021-Jan-15
97 minutes
Episode Image Critical Theory of Video Games ft. Alfie Bown (Bonus Interview)
2021-Jan-12
46 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 25 - The Kayfabe Coup
2021-Jan-08
76 minutes
Episode Image Heidegger Helper *UNLOCKED*
2020-Dec-28
77 minutes
Episode Image Nietzsche Overdose *UNLOCKED*
2020-Dec-21
109 minutes
Episode Image Zizek Microdose - Pill Pod 23
2020-Dec-15
82 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 22 - Nerd Culture Industry (preview)
2020-Dec-09
5 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 21 - (Cry)sis, Cr(eye)sis, Cr(ISIS): A Radical Rethinking of the Heuristics, Historiography, and Post-Haptical Ecology of Rupture
2020-Nov-28
80 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 20 - Fak News
2020-Nov-13
78 minutes
Episode Image Autopoiesis: Cybernetics & Systems Theory II (preview)
2020-Nov-11
11 minutes
Episode Image The Ethics of Pandemics (Bonus Interview)
2020-Nov-03
77 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 19 - Derridalirium (preview)
2020-Oct-30
8 minutes
Episode Image Microdose - Cybernetics & Systems Theory
2020-Oct-29
87 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 18 - Socialism in Bidenland, Inshallah (ft. Shawn Gude)
2020-Oct-27
80 minutes
Episode Image Overdose - The Deleuze Tapes (ft. Charles Stivale)
2020-Oct-23
61 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 17 - LARPING in the Vampire Castle (Preview)
2020-Oct-19
8 minutes
Episode Image Overdose - Marxism AND/OR/NOT Liberalism (ft. Igor Shoikhedbrod)
2020-Oct-19
94 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 16 - Getting Schooled in Frankfurt (Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Habermas)
2020-Oct-02
79 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 14 - Are Nietzsche and Heidegger too Dangerous to Read?
2020-Sep-18
85 minutes
Episode Image Overdose - Nietzsche (Preview)
2020-Sep-09
14 minutes
Episode Image Microdose - John Rawls and Left Liberalism
2020-Sep-04
55 minutes
Episode Image Microdose - Process Metaphysics in Deleuze, Whitehead, Bergson
2020-Aug-27
57 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 13 - Worst Marx in the Class
2020-Aug-23
75 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 12 (Preview) - The Dialectic of Recognition
2020-Aug-16
14 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 10 - The Last Hegel on the Left
2020-Jul-31
91 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 9 (Preview) - Familiarizing Foucault
2020-Jul-24
10 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 8 - What the Fouc is The State?
2020-Jul-23
82 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 7 - Cancel Couture
2020-Jul-16
73 minutes
Episode Image Overdose - Deleuze & Guattari's Thousand Plateaus ft. Ian Buchanan (2/2)
2020-Jul-10
55 minutes
Episode Image Overdose - Deleuze & Guattari's Thousand Plateaus ft. Ian Buchanan (1/2)
2020-Jul-08
45 minutes
Episode Image Microdose - Intro to Deleuze
2020-Jul-06
65 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 6 - The Amerika Episode
2020-Jul-01
90 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 5 - Revolution Rip Tide
2020-Jun-19
71 minutes
Episode Image Microdose - Vitalism and the Philosophy of Life
2020-Jun-13
54 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 4 - Conspiracy Brained
2020-Jun-11
80 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 3 - Quarantine Agamben! Covidical Theory and States of Exception
2020-Apr-15
79 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 2 - Realism, Antirealism & Coronavirus
2020-Mar-16
75 minutes
Episode Image Pill Pod 1 - Why Critical Theory? Reading Bruno Latour
2020-Mar-04
93 minutes