Category Archives: Podcast and Audio Recordings

The Aftermath of Defeat

 A Conversation with Anna Minton and Richard Seymour

In January 2019 we were planning a public event with Anna Minton and Richard Seymour, discussing the aftermath of the December 2019 general election and the then-ongoing Labour Party leadership election. We had to cancel the event because of a problem with the venue and instead recorded a conversation between Anna, Richard and Jeremy as a podcast a few weeks later. This was all before the Covid-19 crisis struck and before the leadership election was resolved. Also, I had a heavy cold while we were doing it (no, it wasn’t Covid). Still, there were many interesting insights from Anna and Richard that we thought worth preserving, so here it is.


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Cultural Studies in the Future Tense: Interview with Lawrence Grossberg

The Critical Lede has announced a brand new interview with member of the CCSR Advisory Board Lawrence Grossberg about his new book Cultural Studies in the Future Tense. In the interview Dr. Grossberg discusses the problem of reductionism in much of current cultural studies work, how to remedy it with radical contextuality, culture as both transcendent and particularizing and much more. The interview can be heard by going to and clicking the podcast tab on the top of the page. It can also be accessed for free by searching  The Critical Lede on iTunes. The Critical Lede is a weekly podcast focused on critical/cultural communication scholarship.