Diet Soap Podcast #172: The Subject of Capitalism

The guest this week is the author and professor Jodi Dean. Professor Jodi Dean teaches political theory at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, and she recently blogged about a chapter from Gilles Dauve and Francois Martin’s book The Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement. We discuss her blog entry and the book in this week’s episode.

It’s Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 and I’m Douglas Lain, the host of the Diet Soap podcast.

This week I want to thank Michael T and Brandon F for their one time donations to the podcast, and I want to urge everyone listening to follow me on Facebook and join the new Diet Soap International Facebook group. I also want to tell Shane and Michael P that I haven’t forgotten about sending copies of my dusty memoir Pick Your Battle your way.

Upcoming episodes of Diet Soap will include conversations with Jason Horsley, David Blacker, and my son Benjamin. Also a conversation with the primitivist John Zerzan is brewing for a future episode of Pop the Left.

The music you’re listening to is the Beethoven’s Ode to Joy played in tribute to the Late James DePreist, who was the music director for the Oregon Symphony from 1980 to 2003. James DePreist was a student of Leonard Bernstein’s and a Portland icon, and he died on February 8th this year. In just a moment you’ll be listening to Jodi Dean and I discuss The Subject of Capitalism. dietsoap172