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Episode 1174

Pork on the frontier of capitalism.

May 12 2020

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Alex Blanchette

The pig has been made to surround us in radical ways: Pork on the frontier of capitalism.

Anthropologist Alex Blanchette explores the domination of the industrialized pork industry in post-industrial America, as the demands of capitalism push the limits of both the pig and human bodies past natural limits.

Alex is author of Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm from Duke University Press.