Podcasts

The Exploding Appendix Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions exploring ideas, culture and current affairs.
May 22, 2022

Podcast 36: In this Market of Fleas, Selling Klezmer CDs: A Conversation with Daniel Kahn

In this podcast, we wander alongside Daniel Kahn, a Yiddish musician, playwright, poet and translator. His music is entangled with his heritage in a myriad of […]
May 17, 2022

Podcast 35: Queer Bloomsbury w/ Madelyn Detloff

The Bloomsbury Group was a loose network of artists, writers, and intellectuals who lived, worked or studied in Bloomsbury in London. Comprised of Thoby Stephen, Adrian […]
January 13, 2022
proletkult and amateur theater

Podcast 34: The Proletkult Movement and Amateur Theater in Revolutionary Russia w/ Lynn Mally

The Russian Revolution was not only a political revolution but a cultural one. The struggle for a new culture was one that directly animated the workers […]
December 14, 2021

Podcast 33: Marxism and Cultural Revolution w/ Shalon van Tine and Doug Enaa Greene

According to Leon Trotsky, “even a successful solution of the elementary problems of food, clothing, shelter, and even of literacy, would in no way signify a […]
November 25, 2021

Podcast 32: A Body in Fukushima w/ Eiko Otake and William Johnston

Photo of Eiko Otake in Fukushima by William Johnston A Body in Fukushima is a collaborative photography project by Eiko Otake and William Johnston. Eiko Otake […]
November 5, 2021

Podcast 31: Science Fiction and Revolution w/ Douglas Lain

The science fiction genre offers us a medium to play out elaborate thought experiments to test our alternative realities, unrealised technological possibilities or even to offer […]
October 30, 2021

Podcast 30: Haunted Bauhaus w/ Elizabeth Otto

The Bauhaus was a renowned art, architecture and design school that pioneered elegant and functional design for the masses. The Bauhaus is now famous for producing […]
October 19, 2021

Podcast 29: Like Ho Chi Minh! Like Che Guevara! The Revolutionary Left in Ethiopia w/ Ian Scott Horst

In this episode, we are joined by lifelong revolutionary activist and writer, Ian Scott Horst to discuss his recent book, Like Ho Chi Minh! Like Che Guevara! […]
July 16, 2021

Podcast 28: Austerity Ecology w/ Leigh Phillips

This podcast was recorded as part of the Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art Practice and Research Group’s fortnightly meetings. If you would like to join these sessions […]
June 16, 2021

Podcast 27: The Dirtbag Left w/ Amber A’Lee Frost

  “Civility is destructive because it perpetuates falsehoods, while vulgarity can keep us honest.” Amber A’Lee Frost, The Necessity of Political Vulgarity   Amber A’Lee Frost is […]
June 14, 2021

Culture on the Offensive’s Art of Thinking Podcast: Interview with Bradley Tuck

  Hey everyone, Bradley here. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure and challenge of going on Greg Scorzo’s Art of Thinking podcast. These […]
June 14, 2021

Podcast 26: Up the Republic! w/ Richard Barbrook

  On the 14th July 1789, revolution was overtaking Paris. An economic crisis and shortage of bread (in part occasioned by France’s involvement in the American […]
May 26, 2021

Podcast 25: Love: Post-Socratic Dialogues w/ Greg Scorzo

  Joe Pastorious and Janet Waverley are an emotionally healthy young couple, who are deeply in love with each other. However, their relationship is shattered when Janet is diagnosed as a psychopath […]
May 3, 2021

Podcast 24: The Art and Life of George Grosz, w/ Barbara McCloskey

  The art of George Grosz (1893-1959) provides bitterly satirical and haunting grotesque caricatures of the world in which he lived. Emerging out of the First […]
April 2, 2021

Podcast 23: The Politics of Free Speech and Civil Liberties with Christine Louis-Dit Sully

In a period of political authoritarianism, increasing scope and power of private tech firms, and a series of crises that have required a fundamental rethinking of […]
March 6, 2021

Podcast 22: ‘A Radical Aesthetics for a Radical Politics’ with Laura Mulvey

  I think the mantra at the time was ‘a radical aesthetics for a radical politics’ and that longstanding position, going back to the Soviet Union […]
March 1, 2021

Podcast 21: Against Equality with Yasmin Nair (Part 2)

In this second part of our discussion with Yasmin Nair we discuss class, lawyers, sex offender registries, utopia, love and polyamory. To listen to part one […]
January 30, 2021

Podcast 20: Against Equality with Yasmin Nair (Part 1)

  Since 2009, the radical queer publishing collective Against Equality has published an impressive and incisive collection of writings that challenge the politics of inclusion in favour of […]
January 15, 2021

Podcast 19: The Red Years: Theory, Politics and Aesthetics in the Japanese ’68 w/ Gavin Walker

  1968 was a year that heralded revolution and revolt across the world. Whilst we have become accustomed to in-depth analysis and cultural nostalgia for these […]
January 10, 2021

The Exploding Appendix Project: An Interview with Bradley Tuck

In this podcast, specially created to accompany the first Exploding Appendix Dossier, Max McNally and Harvey Barrett discuss the Exploding Appendix Project with Bradley Tuck. They […]