Episode 50 – Concerning ITS with Bellamy

There have been quite a few critical essays, rants, and podcasts about how horrible any curiosity about ITS by anarchists is. This chatter has increased in volume and intensity since ITS Communique 29 which threw down the glove on any illusion that ITS didn’t mean it. This communique admits to the murder of a female […]

Episode 49 – Abe Cabrera (Atassa)

This is an informal conversation between Aragorn! and Abe Cabrera the primary editor of the Atassa journal. It is not intended to be a defense of ITS or a serious attempt to engage in the criticisms towards us (Atassa, LBC, and me personally). It’s intended to sound like a conversation between people who share some […]

Episode 47 – Kalan

In this episode I have a discussion with one of my favorite stranger-friends Kalan who is an anarchist nihilist street performer. You can see him arrested here and learn about his urine project here. We talk about his creative process and generally get along. 0:30 Introduction to Kalan 2:00 Times Square Trump 6:50 Anarchist-Nihilist-Philosophy Puppet […]

Episode 46 – Isaac VI (mid seventies)

This episode is the last about the Bay Area post-situ milieu and represents the end of that era (which seemed to whimper to an end rather than explode). Another hour of discussion with Isaac Cronin. (321)

Episode 45 – a bunch of conversational nonsense

This is an interview with a friend in AZ who remains anon. Anyone who lives there will immediately know who this is and what our relationship is. This conversation had an audience which clearly impacted it at several points. tick tock 45 1:00 Shit talk about how bad @ podcasts are 7:00 Ideas about interesting […]

Episode 44 – How do we fight?

As a person who has been involved in the post-left anarchist space I’ve had a fight or two with other anarchists. How did we do that? What was off and on the table? Was there a winner/loser? Was it the right thing to do? This conversation is with Julio, our friend from the LA apocalypse, […]

Episode 42: Isaac V – 1970-1972

In this episode we sit and talk about their Bay Area Situationist supergroup that provided a real critique of the countercultural left. You can find this material on the Bureau of Public Secrets website. John Zerzan, Point Blank, Micheal Lucas (local Bookchinite), James Carr (George Jackson) and other local luminaries guest star. In this conversation […]

Episode 41: Atassa

This episode of the Brilliant is an active discussion between Bellamy, Aragorn!, and Wil about the new LBC journal project Atassa. It is worth checking out as an introduction to the journal and an exercise about how to think about revolutionary (or not) practice in a world where terrorism no longer has any meaning. Eco-extremism […]