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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.


  1. TurtleKvetch
    June 2, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

    How serious do you reckon these spoilers are? I’ve been meandering towards the Next Generations or at least Deep Space. Is it anythingr really big? Would it matter much?


    • Jack Graham
      June 2, 2016 @ 4:18 pm

      I don’t think any of the spoilers are that heavy. Just general stuff. No twists revealed or anything like that.


    • Tim B.
      June 2, 2016 @ 8:13 pm

      Turns out it was the name of his childhood project to make food out of humans, but he was dead all along so it didn’t really matter.


  2. Noh Way
    June 2, 2016 @ 3:05 pm

    Noo, tell me why the Titanic sank dammit! shakes fist

    New reader/listener here, I somehow stumbled on this place a few weeks back and been binging on articles and podcasts ever since. Seriously interesting discussion, looking forward to the stern section.


    • Jack Graham
      June 2, 2016 @ 3:23 pm



  3. Josh Bernhard
    June 2, 2016 @ 6:53 pm

    Fantastic! Love getting the chance to hear from Josh and getting your take on Trek, which is my oldest fandom.

    And I’m quite enjoying these super-sized ‘casts you’re doing Jack. It’s like listening in on conversations with some of your best mates and I can’t get enough.


  4. Anthony D Herrera
    June 2, 2016 @ 11:53 pm

    Rivet Counter is the best term for obsessional nerd that I have ever heard.

    I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Alien 3. I too prefer that one to Aliens but also am at a loss at how to convince people that it’s a good movie. It’s interesting how Ripley is dropped into increasingly masculine worlds in each movie starting with space truckers, then marines, then the ultimate end point of toxic masculinity a group of convicted rapists. The exchange that always sticks out to me is the one between Ripley and Dillon where Dillon says “You don’t want to know me lady. I am a murderer and rapist of women.” and Ripley’s response is “I must make you very nervous then.” Also, the story of the making of that movie is just so fascinating that I consider it a part of the actual Alien canon.


  5. Aylwin
    June 6, 2016 @ 10:13 pm

    Minuscule finicky nitpick: ramming was a standard method of sinking submarines in both World Wars, commonly performed (and survived) by warships as little as one-fiftieth the size of the Olympic, while several U-boats had previously been rammed and sunk by much smaller civilian ships, so there was nothing very remarkable in that.


  6. Josh Bernhard
    July 17, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

    I can’t recall if it was in this podcast or the other part, but you alluded at one point to the idea that classism, and the notion that humans are fundamentally selfish, might have its roots in the development of agriculture. I’d never encountered that notion before–can you direct me to some further reading?


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