Insight Radio

Insight Radio

This podcast is an ongoing conversation with the innovators, thought leaders, journalists and commentators who have the most insight into the world today and the trends happening tomorrow. Listeners worldwide, over 40 countries.... Show More

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June 4, 2020 53 min

Dr. Kirk Boyle of the University of North Carolina joins Insight Radio to discuss the thinking of Slavoj Zizek on American protest and libertarian subjectivity. 

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Dr. Russell Sbrigilia joins Insight Radio to discuss his friendship and collaboration with Slavoj Zizek, the celebrated debate between Zizek and Jordan Peterson, and the place of subjectivity in Zizekian thought. 

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Dr. Richard Wolff of Democracy at Work sets forth his interpretation of the Marxian conception of dialectical materialism along with a wide-ranging discussion of libertarianism and the events of the day.  Dr Wolff sees Western capitalism as effectively at an end and he describes this condition in the context of current affairs.   

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May 13, 2020 76 min

David Schweickart, professor of philosophy at Loyola University, author of "After Capitalism," and Helene Landemore, professor of philosophy at Yale University, author of "Democratic Reason," joins Patrick McCarty, host of Insight Radio, to discuss the question, so pertinent to us today, of how to think through a more democratic and just society.  



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May 13, 2020 48 min

Samir Haddad, professor of philosophy at Fordham University, joins Patrick McCarty, host of Insight Radio, to discuss the political commitments of Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction.  Deconstruction is an enormously complex and subtle philosophy, and its political commitments have always been a subject of intense debate. 

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Christopher Leonard, author of The New York Times Bestselling "Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America," joins Patrick McCarty, host of Insight Radio, to elucidate the nature of the hold of corporate power on America as best exemplified in the person of Charles Koch and the company he runs, Koch Industries.  Koch Industries is a case study in the corporate capture of democratic princip...

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April 28, 2020 26 min

The manager of the last Blockbuster on the planet describes the decline of the gigantic retail chain and what it is like now to be the last "man" standing.   

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Mark Olshaker, co-author of The Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, talks about the Covid-19 pandemic, why we should have known it was coming, how best to cope with it, and the much bigger pandemic that is coming.

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Celebrated economist Richard Wolff joins Patrick McCarty, host of Insight Radio, to address a capitalistic system that is in crisis.  He responds to questions about the pandemic, the candidacy of Joe Biden, the stock market, Trumpism, Jordan Peterson, Karl Marx, and much more. 

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Kimberly Head tells the fascinating story of meeting the great Ray Charles and becoming a central part of his story.  It is Head who duels Charles in "Hit the Road, Jack."  This is a compelling portrait of the artist and a living piece of music history.

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Hall of Fame musician, Carmen Cosentino, joins Patrick McCarty, host of Insight Radio, to reflect on his memories of Bruce Springsteen and their days together at the Upstage Club (1968-1971).  Cosentino tells his favorite Springsteen stories and about his own all-star bands.

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Professor Emeritus David Carr of Emory University joins Patrick McCarty, host of Insight Radio, to address the most pressing issue of our time.  What is the nature and quality of our experience in this pervasively scientific time?  Is it possible to return to a richness, a ready vibrancy of our relation to all things, the world about us?  How does techno-science challenge the radiance most people knew as children, a fullness that w...

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An eminent scholar, a professor of philosophy at University of California at Irvine, joins Patrick McCarty, host of Insight Radio, to lay bare concretely the crisis of our times, a crisis precipitated by technology and science.  As the scientific mindset deepens, as our world is shaped more completely by the likes of Elon Musk and Sam Harris, by Amazon and Google, human experience loses its richness.  A certain wasteland grows.  No...

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February 7, 2020 125 min

Today we discuss Jacques Derrida, a French philosopher, famous for his origination of deconstruction theory. Joining us is Elizabeth Rottenberg, Professor & Director of Comparative Literature at DePaul University and Michael Naas, Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University.  

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Dr. Peter Steeves, professor of the philosophy of science, meditates on the future of artificial intelligence and techno-science generally, the changes these will bring about, as well as the forces that are already in play, all from the professor's phenomenological perspective.  Subjects considered include Sam Harris, Elon Musk, Amazon, environmental sustainability, and much else.  Steeves makes a case for the progressive flatt...

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