MachineMachine /stream - imported from en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Seriously... - Playing With The Dead - BBC Sounds]]>

Catch up on your favourite BBC radio show from your favourite DJ right here, whenever you like. Listen without limits with BBC Sounds.

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 05:41:57 -0800
<![CDATA[The Dyatlov Pass mystery]]>

How the death of nine Russian students has fuelled conspiracy theories for 60 years

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:15:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Zuboff is a PSYOP]]>

Cold open: Agent Zuboff receives her mission.

Main show: We politically cancel Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, for advancing / mainstreaming a reactionary critique. Surveillance capitalism is not a “rogue mutation” of a normal capitalism. Surveillance is not the scapegoat that needs to be sacrificed so we can maintain a good version of consumption and commodification. We let you in on a little secret—one that Zuboff’s work is designed to obscure—the real horrors have been coming from inside capitalism all along.

Morozov’s article on Zuboff’s bad analysis of surveillance capitalism:

Monthly Review article with good analysis of surveillance capitalism:

Hosted by Jathan Sadowski ( and Edward Ongweso Jr. ( Production / Music by Jereme Brown ( Thanks to Laura for voice work on the cold open.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:40:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Millennials Are Killing Capitalism: "Wildcat The Totality" - Fred Moten And Stefano Harney Revisit The Undercommons In A Time Of Pandemic And Rebellion (Part 1)]]>

This is part one of a two-part conversation with Fred Moten and Stefano Harney.  Fred Moten is the author of In The Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, multiple volumes of poetry, and most recently the trilogy consent not to be a single being. Stefano Harney is the author of Nationalism and Identity: Culture and the Imagination in a Caribbean Diaspora. He also co-authored The Liberal Arts and Management Education: A Global Agenda for Change with Howard Thomas, and State Work: Public Administration and Mass Intellectuality. In 2013, Moten and Harney collaborated on The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study a text that has been influential to both Josh and myself.  They graciously accepted the invitation to revisit this work, and their thinking in this time of pandemic and rebellion.  In this first portion of our conversation, we begin a discussion of the undercommons, the Academy, the general antagonism, solidarity, empathy, whiteness, politics, citizenship, Blackness, and patriarchy. We hope you enjoy part one of this discussion as much as we did, and we will be releasing part 2 next week.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 01:03:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Susan Rogers’ catalyst songs - Take 5 - ABC Radio]]>

Susan Rogers, by her own admission, is a rare bird. A female producer and sound engineer in an industry dominated by men, her drive and commitment would land her side by side with Prince as his star soared. She came to work with him in Paisley Park as an audio technician right before he would begin Purple Rain, and she’d stay working with him and becoming his sound engineer through his commercial peak; recording Parade, Around the World in a Day, The Black Album, and Sign O the Times. But Prince isn’t the only part of Susan Rogers’ story. In 1988 she left Minneapolis, and would go on to produce some of the biggest hits of the 90’s before taking the money from that to go back to school, and become a Professor at one of the world’s most prestigious music schools. Her name is synonymous with Prince, but the story of how Susan got there, and what she did after this legendary collaboration, is just as fascinating. From finding her musical tribe as a kid in Orange County, to recording some of the most loved songs of all time, and diving into the neuroscience of why we connect with song, this is a brilliant conversation with a curious mind, and living legend. James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Prince - Let's Go Crazy Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are Barenaked Ladies - One Week Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 04:16:32 -0700
<![CDATA[When did modern humans first arrive in Europe? – podcast | Science | The Guardian]]>

Nicola Davis speaks to Prof Jean-Jacques Hublin about new archaeological discoveries which reveal that modern humans co-existed with Neanderthals for several thousand years

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:46:25 -0700
<![CDATA[NaturSlime w/Ben Woodard]]>

We interview Ben Woodard and discuss his work focusing on the Naturphilosophie, Schelling, Slime Dynamics, and especially Biopolitics in the wake of Covid-19.

Interview by Dustin Breitling

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:31:44 -0700
<![CDATA[#86 After Geoengineering w/ Holly Buck]]>

Holly Buck joins me to discuss her new book, After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration. We talked about why we may have little choice but to undertake geoengineering to avert the worst of the climate crisis. We also discussed the question of whether climate change is innately difficult for human beings to comprehend, and whether avoiding the worst effects of climate change will entail moving beyond capitalism.

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Wed, 13 May 2020 17:59:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Anz presents A Letter to Eko 6th April 2020 | Listen on NTS]]>

Playing Afrobeats, Afrobeat. Show dedicated to the rich variety of music from Nigeria. Running everything from afrobeats and alté to funk and highlife, including some traditional Nigerian music, disco, Burna Boy and 70s stoner fuzz straight from Enugu.

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 03:10:10 -0700
<![CDATA[Longform Podcast #386: Ed Yong · Longform]]>

Ed Yong is the author of I Contain Multitudes and a science writer at The Atlantic . His most recent article is "How the Pandemic Will End." “Normally when I write things that are about a pressing societal issue, those pieces feel like they’re

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:53:08 -0700
<![CDATA[Sonia #148 Mark Fisher | RWM Radio Web MACBA]]>

The cultural impact of Mark Fisher's work continues to grow years after his death in 2017....

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 02:21:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI - Science Weekly podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]>

Prof Stuart Russell wrote the book on artificial intelligence back in 1995, when the next few decades of AI were uncertain. Sitting down with Ian Sample, he talks about his latest book, which warns of a dystopian future in which humans are outsmarted by machines. But how did we get here?

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:36:57 -0700
<![CDATA[AI Is A Growing Part Of The Criminal Justice System. Should We Be Worried?]]>

From facial recognition to emotion detection to risk assessments, AI is guiding the decisions of police departments and courtrooms across the country.

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:49:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Daniel Dennett interview]]>

Daniel Dennett talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the evolution of the human brain.

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:35:08 -0700
<![CDATA[Speaking the Anthropocene – Emergence Magazine]]>

In this interview, writer Robert Macfarlane articulates the consequence and responsibility, as well as the pleasure, of naming the living world.

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 18:36:34 -0700
<![CDATA[Mark Fisher, on RWM podcast, 2012]]>

Mark Fisher is a writer, teacher and theorist living in Suffolk, England. His k-punk blog has been a well respected resource for cultural analysis on the web since its launch in 2003. In 2009, he published his first book, 'Capitalist Realism', where he explores the widespread sense that not only is capitalism the only viable political and economic system, but also that it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it. In it, Fisher analyses the role of the media, the education system, the link between Neoliberalism and brain chemistry, and what he calls business ontology 'in a world in which internment camps and franchise coffee bars co-exist.'

Thu, 02 May 2019 09:45:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Alice Coltrane: Her Sound and Spirit — The Radio 3 Documentary — Overcast]]>

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:43:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Jem Bendell on Deep Adaptation, Climate Change and Societal Collapse // Acceptance and evolution in the face of global meltdown - The Future Is Beautiful]]>

“Getting busy with action can be a distraction from full acceptance of our predicament, where our predicament is that we don’t know. We don’t know what the best things to do are anymore and we don’t know whether what we do with the best intentions will work.” – Jem Bendell E45 – JEM BENDELL ON DEEP ADAPTATION, CLIMATE CHANGE AND …

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 08:04:31 -0700
<![CDATA[Ezra Klein interview with N.K. Jemisin]]>

Nora Jemisin — better known by her pen name, N.K. Jemisin — just won the Hugo Award for best novel for the third year in a row. No one had ever done that before. Jemisin is also the first author to have every book in a single series win the Hugo for best novel, and the first black author to win a Hugo for best novel. She’s a badass.

What makes Jemisin’s work so remarkable is the power and detail of the worlds she builds for her characters, and her readers, to inhabit. In this podcast, she shows us how she does it: Jemisin teaches a world-building seminar for sci-fi and fantasy authors, and here, she leads me through that exercise live. It’s a master class not only in building a new world but in understanding our own. You don’t want to miss this.

Recommended books:

The Murderbot Diaries series from Martha Wells

Unexpected Stories by Octavia Butler

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 06:31:46 -0800
<![CDATA[Weird Studies Episode 36: On Hyperstition]]>

JF and Phil talk hyperstitions, entities born in the realm of fantasy that slowly become denizens of the real.

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:10:23 -0800