Patreon Launch

Dear Friends of the Podcast,

We are excited to announce that we are officially launched on Patreon! We would love to buy some new recording equipment (if you’ve stuck with us this long, we truly thank you – this is a gift for your ears), and we’ve even recorded a short video to further endear ourselves to you.

If you are unfamiliar with Patreon, it is a site where a ‘Patron’ can sponsor different kinds of creators in different increments. The site charges Patrons monthly for the content released during that month. We have set up our page to collect pledges per episode, and we’ve included some fun rewards for those who participate. We appreciate anything you are able to give – every little bit helps.

Please send us an email at if you have any questions!

Check out our page here.


Next episode and other updates

Coming up next, we’ll be discussing the Introduction, Chap. 2 “Queer Animation”, and Chap. 6 “Following Mercurial Affect” from Mel Y. Chen‘s Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Duke UP, 2012). The episode should be out early in the week of 5/4. If all goes as planned, it will feature all four of us.

We’ve also updated our upcoming episodes list, check out the great stuff we have planned (largely thanks to listener requests!)!

Interview: Carol Gould on Interactive Democracy

This is our full interview with Carol Gould, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the Graduate Center and Hunter College, CUNY, on her new book Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice (Cambridge UP). Our conversation engages contemporary democracy’s failed promises, social ontology, how to justify human rights, Gould’s “interactive” conceptualization of democracy, democratizing education, solidarity and empathy, the way Gould takes up feminist care ethics, and social movements.

Download the mp3 here

Coming soon and stay tuned…

The Always Already Podcast will bring you discussions of critical theory and political theory and social theory texts, interviews with all different kinds of theorists, and will answer advice questions (occasionally in the guise of long-deceased theorists!), all starting the week of May 19 (we hope). Check back in for more information about the show, links to our iTunes feed, and the like. It will be fun, and we think interesting, and we hope informative.

In the meantime, find out more about your lovely hosts, check out the schedule of texts we’ll be reading and discussing on the show, or contact us with advice questions of all sorts you want us to answer on the show, suggestions for readings and guests, etc.

Theoretically Yours,
B, Rachel, and John