Category: News & Politics

Global politics podcast. Interviews and long-form discussions. Fortnightly. Hello politics, my old friend.

June 20, 2018

/40/ Centrists Are the Bad Guys ft. David Adler

In which we try to understand why it's not the extremes, but the centre, that has given up on democracy. David Adler talks to us about his research, and we learn about the centrist tribes: elites, anti-elite populists, and the apathetic. We talk about how we think about political space and what 'moderate' really means... maybe that horeshoe needs to be turned upside down? 

Readings:

David Adler in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/23/opinion/international-world/centrists-democracy.html 

David Adler's working paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fOGwtRUF-y-98IcDs-3YYrtREl8GbaoH/view 

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May 16, 2018

/37/ The Ghosts of May ‘68 ft. Catherine Liu

In which we unpick the legacies of 1968 and all that: political fragmentation, the loss of authority, the cult of youth.

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March 14, 2018

/31/ Woke Neoliberalism ft. James Heartfield

In which we debate the 'equal opportunities revolution': how race & gender has changed, in the workplace & beyond

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February 28, 2018

/30/ Italy: Country of the Future? ft. David Broder

In which we debate the upcoming Italian elections. Also corruption, bunga bunga, communism, migrants, fascism, & Europe.

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February 21, 2018

/29/ Therapeutic Politics ft. Ashley Frawley

In which we ask whether capitalism makes us mentally ill. Also, moral panics & why PC follows political defeats

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January 27, 2018

/26/ Prometheans United ft. Leigh Phillips

Bonus! In which Leigh stays with us to discuss innovation, automation, UBI... & why the wages are too damn low.

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January 24, 2018

/25/ Prometheans Unite! ft. Leigh Phillips

In which we discuss environmentalism: how to really be against austerity & why we need democratic planning

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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 15, 2017

/18/ Lenin Lives!

In which we talk to about what might've been: 1917 and the Russian Revolution

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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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