A podcast by Historical Materialism on critical Marxist theory. The podcast offers a deep-dive into each new issue of the Historical Materialism Journal. With Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar. Music by Thijs Keulen. Artwork by David Mabb.

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EPISODE 3: The Political Economy of Tar Sands

What is the future of the tar sands in Canada and how does this industry fit in the larger global political economy of fossil fuels? What is the rentier's dilemma and how does it affect the tar sand economy? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar talk with Tyler McCreary, author of Crisis in the Tar Sands: Fossil Capitalism and the Future of the Alberta Hydrocarbon Economy from the most recent journal issue 30.1 of Historical Materialism. The article is open-access and free for all to download and read.  Listen here (Apple, Spotify, Google, Soundcloud).

 

EPISODE 2: The Economics of Modern Imperialism

How does imperialism function economically today? What constitutes economic imperialism and what is the law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar ask Michael Roberts, co-author (with Guiglielmo Carchedi) of the The Economics of Modern Imperialism, from the most recent journal issue 29.4 of Historical Materialism. Listen here (Apple, Spotify, Google, Soundcloud).

 

EPISODE 1: Political Marxism

How relevant is Political Marxism today, and what are its main critiques? Join for our inaugural episode of the Historical Materialism Podcast to find out. The podcast offers a deep-dive into each new issue of the Historical Materialism Journal, starting with Issue 29.3, a symposium on Political Marxism. With Svenja BrombergMaïa PalRob Knox, and Javier Moreno Zacarés. Listen here (Apple, Spotify, Google, Soundcloud).