Critical Theory: A Collection of Videos, Articles, and Podcasts

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This page contains a collection of introductory resources on critical theory. If you’re wondering what critical theory is all about, the following resources are a good place to start. The podcasts, videos, and short articles below are all aimed at complete beginners while the encyclopedia entries are more in-depth, academic, and informative. If you are looking for more substantial texts, try looking through the following course syllabi:

When looking for information on a new topic, some people are looking for a short beginner-friendly overview, others prefer in-depth and more academic articles. Some people prefer to watch videos, others prefer listening to podcasts. This collection of resources aims to make learning about critical theory as easy as possible by allowing each individual to choose the educational resources that are the difficulty, length, and format they like the most.


Podcasts generally offer easy introductions to a subject. Length of episode is shown in brackets.


These videos are also generally easy introductions. Length of video also in brackets.

Short Articles

These are short, easy articles. They are for the most part written by academics while being aimed at a general audience.

Encyclopedia Entries

These are longer, more academic articles. They are more rigorous and reliable but may be difficult and/or dull for beginners.

If you’d like to learn more about Critical Theory, check out these books on Critical Theory.

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