Episode 5.5 - GameStop Never Happened (Preview)


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For the second half of our show, available to SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, Alex reads a long excerpt from this massive essay in the newest issue of Salvage. Also, Tish, Adam and Alex talk about the aesthetics of the GameStop short squeeze, how capitalism presents us with the illusion of justice, and how we might see through the veneer.

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“The GameStop Rally Exposed the Perils of ‘Meme Populism’,” by Eric Levitz, New York Magazine, February 3rd, 2021: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/gamestop-wallstreetbets-twitter-populism-progressives.html

“The GameStop Bubble Is a Lesson in the Absurdity and Uselessness of the Stock Market,” by Doug Henwood, Jacobin, January 27th, 2021: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/gamestop-stock-market-reddit/

Society of the Spectacle, by Guy Debord

“The Work of Art In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” by Walter Benjamin

Simulacra and Simulation, by Jean Baudrillard

Libidinal Economy, by Jean-Francois Lyotard

Locust Radio is produced by Drew Franzblau. It is hosted by Alexander Billet, Tish Markley and Adam Turl. Music is by Omnia Sol: https://omniasolart.bandcamp.com/

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