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714: Monster (2004)

Tura rejoins the podcast with his partner Evie to talk about Naoki Urasawa's manga and anime series Monster.

Ryan's show notes

Tura's show notes

713: Finish One Book, Start a Dozen More (SLAS Conclusion)

SLAS series conclusion.

Here's the grand transcribed list of reading recommendations:

  • Against the Grain (Scott's more recent book)
  • Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault
  • Towards a Political Philosophy of Race by Falguni Sheth
  • Gilles Deleuze: An Introduction by Todd May
  • Capital as Power by Nitzan & Bichler
  • Myth of the Machine by Lewis Mumford
  • Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
  • Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard
  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
  • Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici
  • Anarchy, An Anarchist Program, and The Method of Freedom by Errico Malatesta
  • Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos
  • Making Sense of Anarchism by Davide Turcato
  • Post-Civ: A Brief Philosophical & Political Introduction to the Concept of Post-Civilization, by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness
  • Desert by anonymous
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

The show notes are also just regular ass notes! There's 80 pages of notes on this book, including some stuff that wasn't covered in the show.

Check out my appearance on Champagne Sharks

I recently went on Champagne Sharks to talk about Attack on Titan with T. You may remember him from Isekai July 4: Rise of the Shield Hero. It's episodes CS371 and CS372; I believe the first part will be released on the public feed later, or you can become one of their patrons to hear both parts now.

We will be back next week with the last Seeing Like a State episode.

712: The Old Bear Hunter

Ryan, Abdul (The Off Court Pod) and una (Goth Angel Sinners) get together to watch and discuss a very obscure Japanese movie about an aging matagi hunter, his family, and his encounters with a man-eating bear.

Show Notes

I've made the movie available for download via my google drive, we'll see how long it lasts. If the link stops working, you can DM me or get it for cheap at Samurai Video.

711: Yellow Dent Grey Goo (SLAS Ch. 8)

Ryan and Christopher (@itmechr3) talk Chapter 8 of Seeing Like a State

This is part 7 of a series. If you haven't listened to the previous 6 episodes I recommend listening to them first!

Show Notes

710: Apparently Tanzanians Need Water?? (SLAS Ch. 7)

Ryan and yungneocon discuss this weird aspect of Tanzanian food culture.

Show Notes

This is part 6 of a series. If you haven't listened to the previous 5 episodes I recommend listening to them first!

709: Golden Kamuy, pt. 1

Kris and una come on the pod to talk about the anime about eating brains, skinning human corpses, and looking at hot men, as well as the various ethnic minorities of Japan that the series talks about

Show Notes

My brain was not working well enough to remember to ask for plugs, so

Check out Kris's fantasy novel series Dream of the White Stag and una's website

Episode produced by Casino Socks


The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion,1590-1800. Walker, Brett, 2001. 

Race, resistance and the Ainu of Japan. Siddle, Richard, 2014. Sheffield Centre for Japanese. 

Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives. Hudson, Mark; Lewallen, Ann-elise; Watson, Mark; 2016.  University of Hawai’i Press.

708: Total (Sploshnaia) Collectivization (SLAS Ch. 6)

Ryan and Walk In discuss the CIA-sponsored chapter of Seeing Like a State.

Show Notes

This is part 5 of a series. If you haven't listened to the previous 4 episodes I recommend listening to them first!

707: The Commons in the Antebellum South (SLAS Supplemental)

Ryan covers the intro to part 3 of Seeing Like a State and takes a slight diversion to read one of the sources cited in that section.

Show Notes

706: Major General Headmaster Foreman Lenin (SLAS Ch. 5)

Franz from Doomer v. Bloomer joins Ryan to talk about Seeing Like a State Chapter 5, which covers Lenin's school teacher/factory foreman/military general conception of revolution.

Check out the Srsly Wrong Book Club here!

Show Notes

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