Discussing Michel Foucault's Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), parts 1, 2 and section 3 of part 3.
Are we really free? Kings no longer exert absolute and arbitrary power over us, but Foucault's picture of the evolution from torture and public executions to rehabilitative, medical-style incarceration is not so much a triumph of liberty but a shift to more subtle but more pervasive exertions of power. Read more about the topic.
Running Time: 1 hr., 42 min. Recorded: December 14, 2011. Participants: Mark, Wes, Seth, Dylan, Katharine McIntyre
As a bonus, your purchase includes high-bitrate mp3s of the two mini-songs that concludes the episode, “The Zoo Song" and "Solitary Drama" by Mark Lint, from 1991 and released on Black Jelly Beans & Smokes.