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Politics Theory Other is a podcast on all things political, theoretical, and (occasionally) otheral. The show aims to bring the work of writers on the radical left to a broader public and to encourage popular engagement with work that is sometimes considered "academic" or "difficult". The show also aims to encourage engagement between the Marxist left and those working in the traditions of cultural studies and post-structuralist theory. 

Recent shows have included episodes on Labour and anti-semitism (with Richard Seymour), Xenofeminism (with Patricia Reed), the Windrush scandal (with Will Davies), Silicon Valley and the democratisation of technology (with Wendy Liu), and Jeremy Gilbert on Maurizio Lazzarato and the reception of French theory in the anglophone world. 

Upcoming guests and topics include Asad Haider on identity politics, Adam Tooze on the Nazi war economy and the Holocaust, Nisha Kapoor on the War on Terror and the security state, Keir Milburn on 'Acid Corbynism', Kate Pickett on inequality and mental health, and Ian Buchanan on Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus. 

Whilst the podcast is lots of fun to do it's also pretty labour intensive and there are some associated costs (including purchasing a decent microphone so that I don't sound like I'm recording in the bathroom, Soundcloud hosting, and a subscription to a recording programme for online calls that helps the audio to be notch above skype call quality), but really the main thing is the amount of time spent doing sound editing and preparing for interviews. 

If you're a fan of the show and would like to support it any donations would be hugely welcome. Donations will allow me to spend more time on sound editing to create a more professional sounding show, as well as finding and preparing for guests. Initially, the show appeared weekly, but doing it every week has turned out not to be feasible on top of my full time day job. Currently the show appears every two weeks, but if the number of patrons reaches the magic number of 130 there will be a new show every week. 
Tiers
PTO Supporter
$1 or more per month
Includes:
  • er nothing, aside from my immense gratitude. Small donations are extremely welcome and help to keep the show going. 
PTO Sustainer
$3 or more per month
Includes:  
  • Access to extended cuts of PTO shows - typically an extra 20 minutes of content per show.
PTO Legend
$5 or more per month
Includes:
  • Access to extended cuts of PTO shows - typically an extra 20 minutes of content per show.
  • Hear news about upcoming shows.
  • Recommend new guests and show topics.
Hero of the PTO Union
$8 or more per month
Includes:
  • All the benefits of the previous tiers plus (once the show has reached 400 supporters) a monthly bonus episode.
Goals
145 of 400 patrons
If the number of patrons reaches 400 that will allow me to devote time to transcribing interviews so that they will be available both as audio and as text. 
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Politics Theory Other is a podcast on all things political, theoretical, and (occasionally) otheral. The show aims to bring the work of writers on the radical left to a broader public and to encourage popular engagement with work that is sometimes considered "academic" or "difficult". The show also aims to encourage engagement between the Marxist left and those working in the traditions of cultural studies and post-structuralist theory. 

Recent shows have included episodes on Labour and anti-semitism (with Richard Seymour), Xenofeminism (with Patricia Reed), the Windrush scandal (with Will Davies), Silicon Valley and the democratisation of technology (with Wendy Liu), and Jeremy Gilbert on Maurizio Lazzarato and the reception of French theory in the anglophone world. 

Upcoming guests and topics include Asad Haider on identity politics, Adam Tooze on the Nazi war economy and the Holocaust, Nisha Kapoor on the War on Terror and the security state, Keir Milburn on 'Acid Corbynism', Kate Pickett on inequality and mental health, and Ian Buchanan on Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus. 

Whilst the podcast is lots of fun to do it's also pretty labour intensive and there are some associated costs (including purchasing a decent microphone so that I don't sound like I'm recording in the bathroom, Soundcloud hosting, and a subscription to a recording programme for online calls that helps the audio to be notch above skype call quality), but really the main thing is the amount of time spent doing sound editing and preparing for interviews. 

If you're a fan of the show and would like to support it any donations would be hugely welcome. Donations will allow me to spend more time on sound editing to create a more professional sounding show, as well as finding and preparing for guests. Initially, the show appeared weekly, but doing it every week has turned out not to be feasible on top of my full time day job. Currently the show appears every two weeks, but if the number of patrons reaches the magic number of 130 there will be a new show every week. 

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Tiers
PTO Supporter
$1 or more per month
Includes:
  • er nothing, aside from my immense gratitude. Small donations are extremely welcome and help to keep the show going. 
PTO Sustainer
$3 or more per month
Includes:  
  • Access to extended cuts of PTO shows - typically an extra 20 minutes of content per show.
PTO Legend
$5 or more per month
Includes:
  • Access to extended cuts of PTO shows - typically an extra 20 minutes of content per show.
  • Hear news about upcoming shows.
  • Recommend new guests and show topics.
Hero of the PTO Union
$8 or more per month
Includes:
  • All the benefits of the previous tiers plus (once the show has reached 400 supporters) a monthly bonus episode.