Philosophy Casting Call s02e02: From Aristotle to Waste Colonialism w/Jesi Taylor Cruz

Please enjoy my conversation with Black Jewish philosopher Jesi Taylor Cruz on waste colonialism, flourishing, and anti-colonial philosophy. You might notice the sounds of life, aka seagulls on my side and the hustle and bustle of New York and the coos of a small human on Jesi’s side. I hope this only adds to your enjoyment.

Content note: There is some swearing in this episode as well as discussions of colonial violence, ableism and racism.

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Jesi mentions the works of Max Liboiron and you can find a list of their articles here:

And you can buy a copy of Liboiron’s book “Pollution is Colonialism” on

You can follow Jesi Taylor Cruz on Twitter @moontwerk and find their work at

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Philosopher focusing on philosophy of disability, mass disablement in general and long-COVID in particular, and zombies.

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