October 3, 2018
Special episode in partnership with Jacobin: Brazil election preview - democracy at stake.
Who is Bolsonaro and why should Bolsonaro be understood as a neofascist? We discuss the #EleNão feminist resistance and the backdrop of 'antipetismo'. How has the political centre and the middle class so easily swung over to vote for such an extremist? The notion of 'ultra-politics' is explained and we look at what might happen should Bolsonaro win - and should he lose.
Essential Chomsky article: https://theintercept.com/2018/10/02/lula-brazil-election-noam-chomsky/
Jacobin archive on Brazil: https://jacobinmag.com/location/brazil
June 27, 2018
In which we discuss how the Right won this month's election -- in a country that has never seen the Left in power. Is Colombia an exception? The civil war there feels like part of the Cold War that forgot to end. We discuss the fragile peace, the militarisation of politics, and drug cartels.
March 30, 2018
In which we ask who killed Marielle Franco & discuss the shooting at Lula's caravan + Brazil's absent center
August 3, 2017
In which we discuss the Bolivarian project in Venezuela and the end of the Pink Tide. Also, loving The Mooch and hating Australia. Ft. guest Benjamin Fogel
June 19, 2017
Episode Nine: In which we recoil at the horror of the Grenfell Tower Fire and think through its political consequences. Also housing & urban development in Brazil, plus a flashback to the Salad Revolt of June '13
May 15, 2017
Episode Four: In which we ask WTF is going on in Brazil, encourage good digestive health, and try to straighten out the horseshoe theory.