The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman by Angela Carter, part 1

In “The Realm Where Moral Judgement is Suspended” Milan Kundera writes that “If I were asked the most common cause of misunderstanding between my readers and me, I would not hesitate: humor.” There are books that make us laugh and books that make us laugh at ourselves, and I prefer the ones that do both. In The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman Angela Carter carries a dark laughter as the current flowing beneath the wild seas of her imagination and machinations. To actually read we must suspend moral judgement, we must suspend our notion of reality, and open ourselves to the possible. read more

LEAVE ME ALONE: Misanthropic Writings From the Anti-Social Edge


I once got into an argument at the anarchist study group in Berkeley, CA about where our anarchy came from.  As I usually do, I loudly proclaimed that all anarchy means to me is “No!” and nothing else.  To some at the group, this seemed an immature and childish sentiment, reminiscent of Crimethinc. and reeking of anti-intellectualism.  Some shared their displeasure at this claim of mine, while some sat silently, as they usually do at the study group, being voyeurs, being takers, giving none of their energy or effort and absorbing(or not) the work others do in attempting to explain their thoughts and feelings. read more

FRR Books Podcast #1: The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera


This is the first episode of FRR’s new books podcast.  Our goal is to discuss books(mostly fiction), especially where they intersect with our lives, nihilism, and anarchism.  I(rydra) will be the most consistent host with a rotation of friends and others I find interesting broadcasting when we desire to.  In this episode we discuss Milan Kundera’s final novel, “The Festival of Insignificance.”  I began reading Kundera as a teenager and my fondness for him has only grown as I have slowly felt the effects of his writing, ideas, and brilliance sink into me over the years. read more

The Collected Writings of Renzo Novatore: Part 3

We must kill the christian philosophy in the most radical sense of the
word. How much mostly goes sneaking inside the democratic civilization
(this most cynically ferocious form of christian depravity) and it goes
more towards the categorical negation of human Individuality.
“Democracy! By now we have comprised it that it means all that says
Oscar Wilde Democracy is the people who govern the people with blows of
the club for love of the people”.
Against all that is sounded the hour of insurgence and not with only
some unpleasant and repugnant theoretic bleat of the lambs…Much more is wanted in this bloody twilight of a civilization that has had its time! read more

We Are Back!

After a year of hiatus, Free Radical Radio is returning in a new iteration.  We are a group of anarchists, nihilists, label-haters, readers, but above all we find joy and passion in the sharing and discussion of ideas.  We intend to use this project as an outlet to share audio recordings we have created that challenged us, interested us, or made us laugh so hard that we cried.  There is possibility that podcasts will happen again, but only if we are inspired and driven by our own desires to make them happen. read more

The Collected Writings of Renzo Novatore Part 1: Beginning Essays and Introduction

Anarchy at it’s peak is an explosion, a diffusion, the effervescence of being limitless.  Boundless as the basis for anarchy is a premise that cultivates freedom. We find these qualities throughout the work of Renzo Novatore.

He writes for himself to express the joy and pain of living in his world with an anarchic disposition.  His heart was indomitable and his work expresses an acute analysis.  He was influenced by Baudelaire, Stirner and Nietzche.  Scorn burns in his words and the individual is the beginning point of his work.  He is beyond dubious of capitalism, authority, the masses, war, and causes that were not his own.  His cause was the burning desire for freedom, “a strange blend of light and darkness, love and anarchy, the sublime and the criminal.” read more

On Hiatus, The Sea, and Anarchy

In case you hadn’t noticed, FRR has been on hiatus for the last several months.  The TLDR for this goes as follows:   One co-host moved, another co-host moved, and I(rydra) moved and lost the recording studio that friends and I built with our own hands in our own warehouse, and some problems with the anarchist milieu and anarchy as it works socially and projectually for a variety of reasons.  Now, for the long version. read more

The Rebel’s Dark Laughter by Bruno Filippi


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This is an excerpt from the Rebel’s Dark Laughter.  Some of Bruno’s work is lost but the idea of him lives through his incendiary poetry.  His essence seems to be something of a myth.  He lived his passions and convictions entirely.  The writings of Bruno Filippi are truly beautiful – emotional, irrational, and romantic.  His positions are defined by his love of life, but also his expression of suffering. His poetry embodies the most admirable qualities of youth – strong emotions, earnest devoutness for anarchy and the desire for vengeance.  His feelings of strong repugnance for domination or subservience in any form is admirable. He was as harsh in his assessment of the slaves who resigned themselves to their slavery as to the masters who exploited and oppressed them. Acquiescence in any form was despicable to him.  Surely he would laugh in the faces of many who call themselves anarchists today, much like he did to many that were around him. His writing is bound to offend some who can only read through the lens of political correctness. That is their problem. All forms of puritanical morality impoverish existence. read more

Dear Aunt Sadie: An Excerpt from Coming to Power

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An excerpt from Coming to Power: Writings and Graphics on Lesbian
S/M.  Edited by members of Samois

Coming to Power is a collection of art, essays and erotica from
“lesbian feminists” out of the fabled, feared Old Guard of the San
Francisco BDSM scene. It contains some questionable and dated content
that you have to take with a grain of salt in order to enjoy and learn
from this book. But there’s a wealth of knowledge to be had.
This book came out in 1981. It is a 282 page piece of history I never
thought I would see, written by queer women into S/M, for queer women
into S/M. Samois published this in the midst of the Sex Wars,
documenting and refuting the heated anti-sex climate of established
lesbian feminism. Samois queers found each other caught between the
mortar of heterosexual alienation and they pestle of lesbian feminist
puritanism, and rebelled. This book is a long scream, a maniacal
laugh, a “fuck you.” Excuse me while I gush. read more