November 21, 2019
On algorithms and politics.
Can we "blame the media" today for political outcomes? Who's responsible for The Discourse in a fragmented landscape? It seems like there's increasing polarisation today, driven by social media 'filter bubbles'. Are they real? Who's responsible?
Plus: we talk about the media portrayal of Jeremy Corbyn; culture wars vs class politics; Brazil's craziness; and why arguments and interaction matter.
May 16, 2019
On 'neoliberal order breakdown syndrome' and the media. Glenn Greenwald talks to us about Russiagate and fake news, and is unimpressed with same old propaganda. We discuss about left-wing self-criticism, Bolsonaro and transgression, and ask how to be sceptical without sliding into cynicism.
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February 18, 2019
On #NOBS in the media. So many newspapers are inadequate these days, as they shift to publishing opinion and listicles instead of hard reporting. Why has this happened and how does it relate to the end of history? Amber discusses her forthcoming article on the crisis in the media and we explain why leftists should read the Financial Times.
Plus: Amber rates previous Bunga guests and also explains why it's Bernie, bitch.
Why the Left Can't Stand The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review
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November 29, 2017
In which we chat new alt-media, the US left, and Trump's Middle East policy
November 1, 2017
In which we talk to Karl Sharro about satire in an absurd age.
August 18, 2017
Bonus Content: Jason Walsh talks to us about the relationship of populism & the media, and reactions to Macron's election in France
August 16, 2017
In which we ask if the news is dead. Also, is the crisis of the media all it's cracked up to be? Ft. Jason Walsh + some dodgy stock tips