As always, here is my (late) notice that we’ve put up an episode of the podcast!
Literally 2 Cents looked at “Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?” by writer and theorist Mark Fisher. From Alex’s description of the episode:
Topics explored include how society individualizes mental illness, why there’s this widespread conception of “gritty” content as somehow “realer” than non-gritty equivalents, and how our ironic distance from capitalism allows us to participate in it—even when we know it’s bad.
I really enjoyed reading this book for the show. It’s a depressing treatise on capitalist ideology, yes, but I have been missing the act of studying theory and more academic works. If you want to hear us talk more about these kinds of texts, let us know!