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Episode 1130

Ruin porn in a ruined world.

Feb 18 2020

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Kate Wagner

Our reality is quite ugly: Watching ruin porn in a ruined world.

Writer and critic Kate Wagner discusses depression, post-industrial ruin and the aesthetics of a landscape in mid-collapse - as time and nature claim the sites of mid-century production, we view them with a nostalgia manufactured by our alienation from labor, and an environmental fear for a future crashing down around us.

Kate wrote the article Staring At Hell for The Baffler.