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Episode 38: Current Events – Digital Labor

Episode 38: Current Events – Digital Labor
The Gang (Malloy @mmalloyboy, Markus @ripmarkusj and Jonny @puketron) discuss Valve’s “Steam” platform, digital labor issues, and unions with content factor and labor organizer Tim Colwill (@burgerdrome)

Tim penned the article “Valve Is Not Your Friend, And Steam Is Not Healthy For Gaming”, which you can read here on Polygon:
https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/16/15622366/valve-gabe-newell-sales-origin-destructive

Tim also runs the satire site “Point & Clickbait”
http://www.pointandclickbait.com/
Source: Discourse Collective

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Episode 37: Theory – Socialism: Utopian & Scientific

Episode 37: Theory – Socialism: Utopian & Scientific
Comrade Celery (@comrade_celery) and Markus (@RIPMarkusJ) discuss Friedrich Engels’ 1880 text “Socialism: Utopian & Scientific”.

The text can be found here:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/

The letter Markus mentions regarding religion in England found here:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/int-hist.htm
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Episode 34: Culture – Twin Peaks with Joel Bocko

Episode 34: Culture – Twin Peaks with Joel Bocko
This week, the Culture crew talks about one of the greatest TV shows of all time: Twin Peaks. As it returns to television after over 25 years, Malloy (@mmalloyboy), Ian (@IanH9114), RS (RS_Benedict), and special guest Joel Bocko (@LostInTheMovies) talk about the strange, surreal world portrayed in the world of Twin Peaks, the deep attachment fans of the show have sustained in its long absence, and connections with writings like Eugene Thacker’s “In The Dust of this Planet,” Matt Christman’s Prestige TV article in Current Affairs, and Andy Burn’s “Wrapped in Plastic”.

~Links~
http://www.zero-books.net/books/in-the-dust-of-this-planet
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/05/how-tv-became-respectable-without-getting-better
Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks
Source: Discourse Collective