Theory on the outside, theory of the outside, outside of the theory
Neither Intellectual, nor Dark, nor a Web? with Oliver Traldi
May 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
bret weinstein, helen pluckrose, intellectual dark web, james lindsay, jordan peterson, quillette, sam harris, substack
Oliver Traldi joins Outsider Theory to address rumors that he is a member of a shadowy organization called the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW), and to assess the IDW's position within online culture war dynamics.
The Non-Dupes Err with Tom Syverson
May 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 34 mins
donald trump, frederic jameson, georg lukacs, jacques lacan, marxism, materialist analysis, oj simpson, real housewives, reality tv, slavoj zizek, the bachelor
Tom Syverson, author of the new book Reality Squared, makes the case for why reality TV is an essential form for grasping our bewildering contemporary panorama.
The Domestication of the Literary Outsider with Alex Perez
May 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 30 mins
bad boys, literature, outsiders, pascale casanova, pierre bourdieu, prestige, roberto bolaño
Fiction writer and cultural critic Alex Perez joins Outsider Theory to discuss Bolaño, the prestige economy of literature, and the prospects for literary outsiders today.
Documenting Countercultures with Alex Lee Moyer
April 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 15 mins
amir taaki, cody wilson, countercultures, film distribution, incels, internet censorship, neets, tfw no gf
Filmmaker Alex Lee Moyer joins Outsider Theory to discuss her 2020 documentary TFW No GF, the landscape of creative work outside of the mainstream, and why the death of the counterculture is exaggerated.
Technology's Non-Technological Essence with Michal Sacasas
April 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 27 mins
frankfurt school, ivan illich, jacques ellul, marshall mcluhan, martin heidegger, neil postman, technology, technology criticism
Michael Sacasas joins Outsider Theory to discuss what the tech critics of earlier generations – Ellul, McLuhan, Illich, and Postman – have to say to us today.
The Long March Out of the Institutions with Justin Murphy
April 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 34 mins
Justin Murphy joins Outsider Theory to discuss leaving academia and reading theory against the grain.
RETVRN TO FOUCAULT with Blake Smith
March 31st, 2021 | 1 hr 24 mins
barack obama, biopolitics, donald trump, elites, jacques derrida, leo strauss, michel foucault, pedagogy, theory
Blake Smith joins Outsider Theory to discuss the teaching of theory, the formation of elites, and why Foucault was the original Bronze Age Pervert.
Meet the New Paranoia, Same as the Old Paranoia (Mostly) with Jesse Walker
March 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 51 mins
adam curtis, conspiracy theory, discordianism, jesse walker, kerry thornley, militia movement, paranoia, robert anton wilson
Jesse Walker, author of The United States of Paranoia, joins Outsider Theory to discuss why Trump era paranoid politics was not so different from earlier times and Adam Curtis's new documentary.
Bidencore Hauntology with Biz Sherbert
March 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 18 mins
cottagecore, fashion, generation z, hauntology, jean baudrillard, mark fisher, millennialcore, roland barthes
Fashion theorist Biz Sherbert joins Outsider Theory to discuss Gen Z online subcultures, Fisherian hauntology, and the centrality of fashion to theorizing late capitalist culture.
The Digital Dionysian with Chris Gabriel
March 9th, 2021 | 58 mins
apollinian, burroughs, collective unconscious, dionysian, freud, jung, memes, myth, nietzsche, the internet
Chris Gabriel, creator of the MemeAnalysis Youtube channel, on why memes are now the royal road to the collective unconscious.
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.