It's Crazy How Many Things Don't Exist, on Immediatism podcast

By request, Immediatism offers eleven new episodes continuing the theme of the Situationist International. Part of the project here is to make key concepts like "detournement" available to listeners who may be unfamiliar, hence the original texts from the Situationist International Anthology. Another goal was to offer a sample of the response gotten by the SI, and for this purpose (and because it was one of the texts requested by a listener!) Jean-Pierre Voyer's There Is No Society of the Spectacle was chosen from the book It's Crazy How Many Things Don't Exist.

Lost Texts of Laurence Labadie on Immediatism podcast

The essay "Anarcho-Pessimism: The Lost Writings of Laurence Labadie," by Chord, has been read on Immediatism podcast over two episodes, 688 and 689. In addition to having introduced each section of the Ardent Press/Little Black Cart book "Anarcho-Pessimism: the Collected Writings of Laurence Labadie," Chord wrote this extensive introduction essay describing Labadie's upbringing, exposure to texts in his father's collection, relation with his father, abandoned attempts at college and career, and eventual interest in anarchism.

All things are nothing to me, on Immediatism Podcast

The entire book, All Things Are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner, by Jacob Blumenfeld, is read across these fifteen episodes from Immediatism podcast. Start with either the Introduction or Reading Max Stirner. The episodes are labeled so as to serve as a topical resource. Each is 30 or fewer minutes long and starts with a brief intro recapping the previous episode. For a shorter sample of Jacob Blumenfeld's analysis, enjoy just the final two episodes, which stand on their own as one essay on Stirner, Marx, and Communism.

Ecology Issues on Immediatism Podcast

Readings of three texts on issues in ecology are now available at Rea Montana's book "EcoPatriarchy: The Origins & Nature of Hunting" is discussed and the full introduction is read in episodes 665-666. "How Deep is Deep Ecology" by George Bradford critiques the ideas and stances of thinkers in deep ecology, and especially analyzes Malthusianism and its effects on deep ecology in episodes 667-670. A second essay by Bradford, "Woman's Freedom: Key to the Population Question" is a book review of Betsy Hartman's "Rights & Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control and Contraceptive Choice," and looks hard at global Malthusian ideologies that affect population control policies and access to contraception in episodes 671, 672. These were all requests and you may send feedback and requests to

Cultural Appropriation on Immediatism Podcast

Two texts which challenge the notion of cultural appropriation are now available on Immediatism podcast. The first, on "The Hoop" is a set of scholarly observations and light critique of people who nomadically travel a route in the northwest states, wildtending to produce food. Wildtending is described and the ethics around it explained.

Paul Z. Simons on Immediatism Podcast

Two additional Paul Z. Simons texts have been made available on "An Anarchist Affection for Democracy" identifies the tension between anarchists who believe direct forms of democracy have utility and those, more nihilist-oriented, who believe it has no place. The latter group, as described by Simons, are more concerned with destroying all structures of power regardless whether they are horizontal, as direct democracy is described in this essay to be. "In a Moral Universe There Are No Anarchists" is Simon's expression of support for a fellow writer suffering under accusations from within the anarchist milieu.

Self and the Body, on Immediatism podcast


Immediatism offers readings of four essays on the body and the self. "Anarchism & the Body," by Michelle Campbell, is a call for more anarchists to contribute writing in this area. "Agency & the Body: On Body Positivity, Ressentiment, & Desire," by Rhyd Wildermuth, is a disclosure of Rhyd's own experiences growing up with a different body type and his thoughts around agency and fitness; as explained in length in a chapter of his upcoming book, Rhyd's view is that we ARE our bodies. "Access Intimacy: The Missing Link," by Mia Mingus provides a terminology for that feeling when someone really "gets" you based on a shared experience of disability or hardship. In Cory's view, noticing when we do or do not have access intimacy with a person can help us to realize when empathy is coming naturally and when it is not, and to identify whether the other person is being empathetic with us. Finally, "On Self-Love & Gun Powder," by Flower Bomb, recorded in response to a listener request, is on a nihilistic love for both chaos and the whole self.

Anarchist Views on Communism, on Immediatism podcast

By specific request, Immediatism has four readings of texts giving anarchist views of communism. The first two episodes (624 and 625) express pro-communist views and the second two (628 and 629) are anti-communist. Of these four, the one receiving the most attention is episode 625 "The Relevance of Stirner to Anarcho-Communists," by Matty Thomas. The other authors are Dr. Bones (pro-), Apio Ludd (anti-), and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (anti-).

Not On Any Map, on Immediatism podcast

The new book, Black Seed: Not on Any Map, Indigenous Anarchy in an Anti-Political World, is out! Episode 630 of Immediatism features both the shorter introduction by Little Black Cart editors and the longer introduction by Klee. Not on Any Map is the first of what will be two precious volumes of Black Seed articles along with new material. You may also enjoy three of the essays included in Not on Any Map, as these were previously recorded on Immediatism. Also, watch for the forthcoming second volume of Black Seed articles to become available!

Paul Z. Simons and El Errante on Immediatism Podcast

Paul Z. Simons and El Errante on Immediatism Podcast

These ten episodes are recordings of texts by Paul Z. Simons and El Errante, from a variety of sources including the book "A Full and Fighting Heart: Memories of and Writings by Paul Z. Simons," Modern Slavery, and No Quarter Nine. The first part of John Brown's body (episode 611) sets up both the context of the insurrection and John Brown's earlier history. The second of two episodes (612) tells the story of the famous insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Stolen Comrades (episode 613) is the history of the arrests and disappearance of five individuals (including three anarchists) in Paraguay in 1977. It was reconstructed from the files of the Archives of Terror, with the assistance of Anna Recalde Miranda and Rosa Palau, and published recently in the zine No Quarter Nine, which is only available by mail [you may contact Cory@Immediatism for how to request a copy].

Re-enchantment on Immediatism podcast

"Much like anarchists, surrealists are dissatisfied with the impoverished version of reality that governs our relationship to the world and to one another." ~Ron Sakolsky. By listener request, many of these episodes come from Fifth Estate #404 -- an issue which dealt with the theme of The Re-Enchantment of the World. Four additional episodes were then recorded dealing specifically with re-enchantment, which are from Rhyd Wildermuth (of Gods and Radicals).

Anal Terror on Immediatism podcast

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These episodes are a complete reading (by listener request) of the text "Anal Terror: Notes on the First Days of the Sexual Revolution" by Beatriz Preciado, contained in Baedan 3: A Journal of Queer Time Travel, available from Contagion Press or Little Black Cart. The text presents history and analysis of the first few decades of the sexual revolution.

Insurgent Strategy on Immediatism podcast

Insurgent Strategy on Immediatism podcast

These five episodes are readings of three essays on insurgent strategy, from Insurgencies: A Journal on Insurgent Strategy, by The Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare. The first, What is Insurgency (episode 584) sets up our understanding of insurgent situations and practices. The second, A Life of Lies (episodes 585 and 586) discusses the construction of the self out of phenomenological experience, that we can not access others and so we construct our knowledge of them, goes on to discuss how law and law enforcement pose constant threats to the individual, and then identifies and discusses five methods of threat management for the individual. In the final essay, Some Thoughts on the Limits of Surveillance (episodes 587 and 588) the popular mental construction of the panopticon is explained and lamented as deterring people from acting in ways that are possible; the collection, analysis, weaponization, and operationalization of data are explained as processes that should empower us to identify the constant gaps in surveillance and to act in insurgent ways in those gaps.

Fifth Estate by request on Immediatism podcast

Fifth Estate by request on Immediatism podcast

Here are five episodes of articles from Fifth Estate, by listener request. Immediatism intends to feature still-relevant articles from back-issues of both AJODA and Fifth Estate as regular programming from now on, right along with the books from Little Black Cart and other publishers/distros, and -- of course!-- listener requests.


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