Category: News & Politics

The global politics podcast at the end of the End of History. The period in which Western liberal democracy was held to be ‘the final form of human government’ is now over. We’re charting what’s emerging and what comes next. With help from a range of contributors, we scan the globe to understand the politics, economics, and culture of the new era. Fortnightly. Produced in Brazil/UK/South Africa/USA. By Alex Hochuli, Ben Fogel, Philip Cunliffe, George Hoare.

October 12, 2018

/49/ Kids & Confessions ft. Amber A’Lee Frost

In which we talk to Amber about the limitations of liberal feminism and why socialism is better (duh). Personal trauma as a form of political argumentation is critiqued. And we debate the unfashionable topic of parenting and families. Maybe, beyind so much beyond subcultural squabbling and posturing on the Left, is actually a deep-rooted individualism. So we discuss how to get beyond that.

Readings:

Confession Booth: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/confession-booth-frost

Daddy Issues: https://thebaffler.com/all-tomorrows-parties/daddy-issues-frost 

It's Okay to Have Children https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/its-okay-to-have-children 

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September 13, 2018

/47/ Woke Consumerism

In which we ask whether political consumerism is still a thing. We chart its course from 90s Adbusters-style anti-branding, to 2000s ethical consumerism, through to today's woke outrage economy. Has commodification and cynicism overwhelmed all consumer activism? 

Plus, we catch up with election results from Sweden and look forward to next month's Brazilian elections.

Readings:

Adbusted https://jacobinmag.com/2013/10/adbusted  

The Philanthropy Racket https://jacobinmag.com/2018/08/the-philanthropy-racket 

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June 13, 2018

/39/ Geopolitics of the World Cup ft. Karl Sharro & Euan Marshall

In which we talk about the politics of hosting the World Cup + the sublots & intrigues that will animate the tournament: hot and cold wars, Salah's revenge, Brazil after the 7-1. Featuring lots of hating on Sergio Ramos. 

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February 7, 2018

/28/ Cinema & Hopelessness ft. Maren Thom

In which we discuss the Oscar nominees. Also lame battles over representation & why hopelessness has replaced catastrophism.

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December 29, 2017

/23/ Bonus - 2017: Year in Review

In which we hand out the prizes that really matter - the golden Bungas.

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December 27, 2017

/22/ Sport & Scandal

In which we discuss Fifa, football and corruption. Also why doping, diving and cheaing is actually good.

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December 13, 2017

/21/ Be Normie ft. Angela Nagle

In which we take on morality, ethics, identity, and solidarity... and that Internet everyone's always going on about.

 

 

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November 1, 2017

/17/ Hypersatireality ft. @KarlRemarks

In which we talk to Karl Sharro about satire in an absurd age. 

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July 15, 2017

Episode 11: Dragons and Dicks and Politics

Episode Eleven: In which we get scientific about Game of Thrones. Also ft guest Richard McCulloch, who knows what you're really thinking when you watch #GoT Survey link: http://www.questeros.org/q

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July 2, 2017

Episode 10: Sharp-Suited & Gap Toothed

Episode Ten: In which we size-up Macron and centrism's prospects. Plus, George's babushka and a counterrevolutionary review of Algiers' new album

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