Do any podcasts exist that deal (fairly) rigorously with literary/media theory and/or continental philosophy?
February 5, 2008 3:02 PM   Subscribe

Do any podcasts exist that deal (fairly) rigorously with literary/media theory and/or continental philosophy?

I miss the theory courses I attended in college. I also love podcasts. I'd like to find something that combines these two interests.

I'm looking for something that deals with theory at a level of rigor akin to that of an undergraduate classroom. I'd love for it to wrangle some of the big poststructuralist, postmodernist, and postcolonial thinkers and their critics: Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Lyotard, Jameson, Spivak, Chow, etc.

It would be nice to find something either similar to KCRW's bookworm, but with a critical theory bent, or like the Philosophy Bites podcast. I love Philosophy Bites, but they concentrate more on classical and analytical philosophers.

Any leads? Thanks a lot!
posted by scarylarry to Education (2 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
A similar question I asked here some time ago might be of interest to you... My iPod has been full ever since.
posted by 0bvious at 3:04 PM on February 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

It's probably spotty for what you're into but the BBC Thinking Allowed podcast has some interesting things on it. They had Slavoj Zizek discussing his new book a few weeks ago (although they spent far too much time on which way was the proper way to halve a sandwich the following week.)

It's also in 0bvious's thread, but CBC's Best of Ideas is great. They had the Massey Lectures with Alberto Manguel late last year, which was brilliant. They're doing a series called "How to Think About Science" in a separate podcast which has had people like Ian Hacking and Bruno Latour on it. One of the earlier ones focused on Lorraine Daston talked a fair bit about Foucault.

And finally, it's not a podcast but will fit what you want pretty well, the European Grad School has lectures on youtube by the likes of Derrida, Donna Haraway, Zizek, Baudrillard, De Landa, etc.
posted by mariokrat at 4:02 PM on February 5, 2008 [2 favorites]

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