Outsider Theory

Theory on the outside, theory of the outside, outside of the theory

About the show

Outsider Theory is an interview-based podcast exploring the mutations of theories outside of the authorized spaces of intellectual life as well as theories of that ever-alluring figure, the outsider, and related subjects.

Outsider Theory on social media


  • Based and Marxpilled with Adam Lehrer

    March 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    art, balzac, engels, houellebecq, literature, marx, nick land, nietzsche

    Critic and artist Adam Lehrer joins Outsider Theory to discuss the mainstreaming of Marxism and the current prospects for dissent in the arts.

  • Joker in the Labyrinth with Mónica Belevan

    February 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins
    aesthetics, baroque, clownworld, covid, covidian aesthetics, dionysian, joker, labyrinth, monica belevan, sacrifice, scapegoating

    Outsider art historian Mónica Belevan joins Outsider Theory to discuss her various projects tracking the aesthetics of the Covid Era.

  • Meming Theory and Theorizing Memes with Beyond Woke and Problematic

    February 17th, 2021  |  58 mins 57 secs
    felix guattari, gilles deleuze, manuel delanda, memes, nick land, post-structuralism, reza negarastani, structuralism, theory

    The popular dissemination of theory now occurs primarily in the form of the meme. One of the premier posters in the "theorygram" space joins me to theorize the theory meme.

  • The Unacceptable Beauty of Erzsébet Báthory with Alex Kaschuta

    February 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 24 mins
    alejandra pizarnik, erzsebet bathory, marquis de sade, mass murder, sex, valentine penrose, vampires

    Alex Kaschuta joins Outsider Theory to examine the life and cultural legacy of the mass-murdering Hungarian countess Erzsébet Báthory.

  • Toward a Unified Theory of Contrarian Hunting with Oliver Bateman

    February 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    cancel culture, contrarians, grifters, the left, twitter wars

    Writer Oliver Bateman joins Outsider Theory to discuss the contrarian, a marginal yet crucial figure in online spaces.

  • Worldwide Communist Gangster Computer God with Gio Pennachietti

    February 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins
    conspiracy theory, critical theory, schizoanalysis, schizopolitics

    On the life, work, and legacy of the schizopolitical pamphleteer and og shitposter Francis E. Dec, in conversation with artist and writer Gio Pennachietti.

  • The Reactionary Counterculture with Angela Nagle

    January 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins
    angela nagle, capitol riot, conspiracy theory, counterculture, reaction, subversion, technology, the right, transgression

    Angela Nagle on countercultural values on the right, the shifting tech consensus, and the institutional capture of the left.