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Failure to Launch feat. Hasan Piker

2/12/2019
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We did it. We streamed our podcast live. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) managed to successfully host a live video podcast while speaking with Hasan Piker (@hasanthehun) on Twitch. We discussed the abortive (to put it mildly) launch of Turning Point UK. Just who are the weirdos that fund it and support it? Why are they all part of weird Oxford racism societies? And why is Candace Owens praising Hitler? Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads...

Duration:01:07:40

UNLOCKED Riley's Commie Book Club: The Blurst Is Yet to Come

2/8/2019
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Riley's Commie Book Club is a bit different. This time, Riley speaks with scholar and author Peter Fleming — you might recognize the name from a previous episode discussing his book 'The Death of Homo Economicus' — and this time they cover the subject of Peter's new book, 'The Worst Is Yet to Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide.' Peter Fleming is a professor at the University of London and the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the author of several books, including The Mythology...

Duration:01:07:56

Somewheres, Anywheres, Sex Nerds feat. Bryan Quinby

2/4/2019
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Another week is upon us, and that means another Silicon Valley company has reinvented loan sharking. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Olga (@rocknrolga ) reached out to someone with extensive knowledge in how payday lenders screw over the poor: Bryan Quinby (@MurderBryan), host of Street Fight Radio in Columbus, OH. They discuss a loan-sharking payday lender for your rent, and the liberal fixation on books like J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” and its British equivalent, David...

Duration:01:11:57

*Preview* Trashfuture Presents: Balthasar Speedboat 2

2/4/2019
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It was admittedly a shock to all of us that any of you liked our previous Balthasar Speedboat show. However, you did, and as such we've decided to revisit it with a new episode. You can hear Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Olga (@rocknrolga ), Alex Kealy (@alexkealy), and Charlie Palmer (@cfppalmer) for a near hour of riffs. Did you know the British had a song in World War II dedicated to Hitler's balls? Did you know that's actually body shaming? All this and more, on Balthasar...

Duration:00:07:46

Privatise the NHS, My A$$ (I Won’t Privatise the NHS) feat. Rob Delaney

1/28/2019
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It was a usual Friday afternoon in the Caliphate of Tower Hamlets. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Olga (@rocknrolga ) were minding their own business when a man walked in with a baby. That man was Rob Delaney (@robdelaney), comedian and star of ‘Catastrophe’ on Channel 4. We discussed a terrible service that aims to provide feudalism in education, NHS privatisation plans, and why all of Matt Hancock’s acolytes can’t seem to stop...

Duration:01:02:29

*Preview* Into the Brexit Mind Palace feat. George Eaton

1/24/2019
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In a preview of this week's bonus episode, we're taking you to a brain expansion dimension that you've never visited before. Riley, Hussein, Milo, and Alice join special guest George Eaton (@georgeeaton), deputy editor at the New Statesman for a discussion of the HBO / Channel 4 feature film 'Brexit' starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings. Sure, it's bad, but is that really so surprising? We delve into it with the keen insights that you've come to expect from us. Want to...

Duration:00:08:00

The Original Big Fella feat. Joel Golby

1/21/2019
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The inmates are in control of the asylum today. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani) are joined by Joel Golby (@joelgolby) to discuss his new book, ‘Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant: Modern Life as Interpreted By Someone Who Is Reasonably Bad at Living It.’ However, we also discuss London real estate, Caroline Calloway’s Instragram reign of terror, eel and pie houses, and Bam Margera's big uncle Vito. *BUY JOEL’S BOOK*...

Duration:01:34:27

UNLOCKED Riley's Commie Book Club: The End of the Transition Paradigm

1/20/2019
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Riley's commie book club unlocked for you this weekend! Listen to Riley talk about his experiences with International Relations as an academic discipline via a paper by Thomas Carothers, The End of the Transition Paradigm.

Duration:00:54:58

2018: A Year of Brain Expansion Part 2 of 2 (feat. Simon Childs)

1/15/2019
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This is part 2 of a 2-part extended recording in which your diligent hosts review a year that was bad. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts), join Vice UK home affairs editor Simon Childs (@simonchilds13) to discuss 2018, the year our brains got so irradiated by dumbness that we began appreciating Joker memes in earnest. Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here:...

Duration:00:31:02

2018: A Year of Brain Expansion Part 1 of 2 (feat. Simon Childs)

1/14/2019
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We’re leaving negativity behind in 2019. Instead, we’re getting up early each morning to jog 10 miles while playing influencer audiobooks at 2x speed. However, a lot happened in 2018, and we at least need to discuss it. This week, in part 1 of a 2-part episode, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts), join Vice UK home affairs editor Simon Childs (@simonchilds13) to discuss 2018, the year our brains got so irradiated by dumbness that we began...

Duration:01:06:52

*Preview* Humu Among Us feat. Trashfuture Classic Lineup

1/10/2019
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Real heads will appreciate this one: we've assembled the full Trashfuture roster, featuring Riley, Milo, Charlie Palmer, Hussein, and Nate, and we're discussing a great (read: bad) startup that wants to give your employees helpful nudges. We also talk Netflix's acquiescing to Saudi censorship, a terrible column that tries to defend UK rail fare hikes, and so much more. If you want to listen to the full thing, subscribe to the Patreon and access the episode here:...

Duration:00:07:53

Children of the Coren feat. Jonathan Nunn

1/7/2019
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What if you could never be fired from your job -- even if you crossed every possible line, to include threatening to sexually assault and then immolate your neighbour’s child during a row over drum practice? What if you were also insanely racist? In your published columns? Well then, you’d be Giles Coren, Britain’s worst food writer. This week, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Olga (@rocknrolga ) join Eater London writer Jonathan Nunn (@demarionunn) to...

Duration:01:13:38

Intelligence 2.0 feat. Felix Biederman

12/31/2018
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Happy new year, you voles, you vulgar abbey mice. The clock might just be striking midnight, but that’s no excuse for you to not ditch your family and the people who love you in order to listen to this week’s Trashfuture. In this episode, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Alice Caldwell-Kelly (@AliceAvizandum) join special guest Felix Biederman (@ByYourLogic) of Chapo Trap House to discuss Steven Pinker’s exceptional work of analysis, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science,...

Duration:01:30:03

Radical Horse Parts feat. Trevor Beaulieu and Wendy Liu

12/26/2018
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It’s a strange situation when we actually like something on this show - and therefore decided to have a relatively serious conversation about it. On this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with Wendy Liu (@dellsystem) and Trevor Beaulieu (@RickyRawls ) of the Champagne Sharks podcast about Boots Riley’s film ‘Sorry to Bother You.’ As you can possibly imagine, we really enjoyed this film and had a lot to say about it, specifically...

Duration:01:13:46

*Preview* #WeHaveBeenPubliclyShamed / Trashfuture Q&A

12/20/2018
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This week's bonus is the first installment of something we've been wanting to do for a while: a Q&A episode. However, before we could get there, we had to read our beloved boy Toby Young's insane holiday column about his 'vertiginous' 'defenestration' from public life. In this preview, you can get a taste of what it's like when we have free reign to respond to our curiouscat. We did our best to answer your questions with a minimum of Yu Gi Oh references. Well, a relative minimum. If you...

Duration:00:07:37

WeWork Presents: The Darkest Yearbook feat. Sarah Manavis

12/17/2018
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Business Joker. You thought it was just a dumb meme, but to your hardo connections on LinkedIn, it’s a way of life. On this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with Sarah Manavis (@sarahmanavis) discuss Tumblr’s ban on porn (and how tech companies fundamentally do not understand their users), a WeWork job description for what sounds like the editor of a cult yearbook, why YouTube’s pro-racism user base hated its yearly rewind video, and...

Duration:01:12:08

*Preview* Riley's Festive Commie Book Club: 'The End of the Transition Paradigm'

12/14/2018
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In a preview of this week's particularly festive bonus, Riley reviews the academic paper 'The End of the Transition Paradigm' by Thomas Carothers. Riley discusses international relations as a discipline, his takes on some core assumptions of the genre, how it's influenced modern politics in the general Atlantic region, and much more. You can read the article in its entirety here: https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/sites/default/files/Carothers-13-1.pdf and then tell Riley why, actually, he's...

Duration:00:07:47

An Impassioned Plea for Universal Basic Mids ft. Luke Savage

12/10/2018
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Does your investment portfolio include cannabis? Do you want leverage on your dank nugs? On this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with Jacobin staff writer and now two-time guest Luke Savage (@LukewSavage) to discuss why Canada’s new weed legalisation regime is both gentrifying and rarefying cannabis. There are also a lot of really great names in here, like Mark Pupo and Roger Rogers, all sane people who are business leaders to...

Duration:01:10:04

UNLOCKED Riley's Commie Book Club: For a Left Populism

12/7/2018
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I'm going to unlock another Riley's Commie Book Club, because I'm going to do another book club episode later today. In this episode of my podcast-within-a-podcast, I'm talking about Chantal Mouffe's "For a Left Populism. Why are we constantly told that the status quo — i.e. neoliberal market economics — is the natural order? What does it mean to be "political," versus "post-political"? And how should the left see itself?

Duration:00:50:50

TF Presents: An Algorithmically Generated Christmas feat. Alice Caldwell-Kelly

12/3/2018
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On this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Milo, Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with writer Alice Caldwell-Kelly (@AliceAvizandum ) about a banner week in brain-dissolution, which included a viewing of a very popular Unicorn Poopsie Surprise unboxing video -- a toy designed by algorithms and popular with children who want to make their own unboxing videos. Also covered: Uber but for unlicensed ambulances, disingenuous Tory ‘outrage’ about a viral video showing the...

Duration:01:04:58