From Alpha To Omega

What is happening to our economy and our politics? Are we stuck forever in this corporate dystopia? What can we learn from the failures of radical politics over the last 100 years? Tom O'Brien talks in depth to experts from the fields of Political Economy, Politics, Science, Philosophy, Complexity, Mathematics, Music, and the Environment.

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      #085 Kliman on The Communist Manifesto Pt.1


      This week we welcome back show stalwart Prof. Andrew Kliman to talk about the Communist Manifesto. This is part one of a two part interview on the topic. We discuss in depth the the revolutionary nature of the proletariat


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      #084 Econophysics with David Zachariah


      This week we are joined by David Zachariah,a Researcher in machine learning in Uppsala University and a political econo-physicist in his spare time. We discuss the seminal work of Machover and Farjoun, 'Laws of Chaos', which introduced the techniques of statistical mechanics to world of political economy. He tells us about the empirical evidence for the predictions made by Machover and Farjoun, and subsequent work in the field, including his own work into understanding the mechanics of the...


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       2018-04-08  52m
       
       

      #084 Econophysics with David Zachariah


      This week we are joined by David Zachariah,a Researcher in machine learning in Uppsala University and a political econo-physicist in his spare time. We discuss the seminal work of Machover and Farjoun, 'Laws of Chaos', which introduced the techniques of statistical mechanics to world of political economy. He tells us about the empirical evidence for the predictions made by Machover and Farjoun, and subsequent work in the field, including his own work into understanding the mechanics of the...


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       2018-04-08  52m
       
       

      #083 Dialectical Materialism


      This week we talk again to Professor Helena Sheehan about her book ‘Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History’. Verso books have just released a new edition, as part of their Radical Thinkers series. You can find the book here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2565-marxism-and-the-philosophy-of-science You can also find my new patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/FromAlpha2Omega


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       2018-02-11  55m
       
       

      #083 Dialectical Materialism


      This week we talk again to Professor Helena Sheehan about her book ‘Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History’. Verso books have just released a new edition, as part of their Radical Thinkers series. You can find the book here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2565-marxism-and-the-philosophy-of-science You can also find my new patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/FromAlpha2Omega


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       2018-02-11  55m
       
       

      The Vietnam War & Revolution


      This week we talk to show regular C. Derick Varn about the recently released 10 part documentary series of ‘The Vietnam War’, made by Ken Burns and Lynn Novak. It’s a pretty amazing documentary series, about as balanced and accurate a program about a US war you could expect to find on a mainstream US network. Even more so, considering it was made with money from the Koch Brothers. The idea for the show was to talk about the amazing ability of the Vietnamese people to purposefully act under th...


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       2018-01-04  1h8m
       
       

      The Vietnam War & Revolution


      This week we talk to show regular C. Derick Varn about the recently released 10 part documentary series of ‘The Vietnam War’, made by Ken Burns and Lynn Novak. It’s a pretty amazing documentary series, about as balanced and accurate a program about a US war you could expect to find on a mainstream US network. Even more so, considering it was made with money from the Koch Brothers. The idea for the show was to talk about the amazing ability of the Vietnamese people to purposefully act under th...


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       2018-01-04  1h8m
       
       

      #081 The Syriza Wave


      The podcast is back on track after an extended break, with many new shows lined up and raring to go. This week I am delighted to welcome Professor Helena Sheehan to the show to discuss her most recent book ‘The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left’. She is a professor emeritus at Dublin City University, and the author of many books included 'Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History'. The music on this show was: ‘The Order of the Pharaonic Jesters’ by Sun Ra ...


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       2017-12-10  45m
       
       

      #081 The Syriza Wave


      The podcast is back on track after an extended break, with many new shows lined up and raring to go. This week I am delighted to welcome Professor Helena Sheehan to the show to discuss her most recent book ‘The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left’. She is a professor emeritus at Dublin City University, and the author of many books included 'Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History'. The music on this show was: ‘The Order of the Pharaonic Jesters’ by Sun Ra ...


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       2017-12-10  45m
       
       

      #080 The Russian Game


      This week I am delighted to welcome John Helmer, the man behind the excellent 'Dances With Bears' blog. John is a journalist working in Moscow since 1989, the author of several books on military and politics, and has previously worked as a an adviser to the US President Jimmy Carter and the Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. We discuss the current state of the Russian economy, the economic war currently being waged against Russia, and the prospects for the geopolitcal and economic...


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       2017-07-11  51m