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Shit Hot People’s Politburo is a podcast hosted by three New Zealand-based socialists, Emmy, Ti, and Justine. People’s Politburo is a fortnightly podcast that digs deep into the shitheap of New Zealand and international politics, giving you a steaming Marxist perspective on current affairs. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your podcatcher of choice so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Please consider supporting our Patreon so we can continue to talk shit about New Zealand’s ruling class and its absurdities. Here’s a link: https://www.patreon.com/peoplespolitburo

Shit Hot People’s Politburo is a podcast hosted by three New Zealand-based socialists, Emmy, Ti, and Justine. People’s Politburo is a fortnightly podcast that digs deep into the shitheap of New Zealand and international politics, giving you a steaming Marxist perspective on current affairs. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your podcatcher of choice so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Please consider supporting our Patreon so we can continue to talk shit about New Zealand’s ruling class and its absurdities. Here’s a link: https://www.patreon.com/peoplespolitburo
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Shit Hot People’s Politburo is a podcast hosted by three New Zealand-based socialists, Emmy, Ti, and Justine. People’s Politburo is a fortnightly podcast that digs deep into the shitheap of New Zealand and international politics, giving you a steaming Marxist perspective on current affairs. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your podcatcher of choice so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Please consider supporting our Patreon so we can continue to talk shit about New Zealand’s ruling class and its absurdities. Here’s a link: https://www.patreon.com/peoplespolitburo

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English


Episodes

Episode #24: Protect Ihumātao, an interview with Pania Newton (+ other SHPP nonsense)

5/13/2019
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This episode follows the Politburo on our trip to Ihumātao and beyond. The show was recorded in two parts. Everything other than Snitch the Sitch was recorded while very not sober, which we hope adds to the charm. The episode starts with a nonsensical description of our day from a very blazed Ti. It's mostly coherent and pretty funny. Concerned Comrades is a lot this week. Justine and Ti get through the first two questions with a straight face before completely losing it in the last question...

Duration:00:56:08

Episode #23: Talking Capital Gain$ with our Swoletariat Friends

4/28/2019
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This fortnight we have a special guest host Ricardo Mendendez-March (@RMarchNZ on twitter). Ricardo is a returning friend of the show from episode two. Ricardo is the coordinator at Auckland Action Against Poverty. You can find out more about AAAP here: https://www.aaap.org.nz/ We got Ricardo on especially to talk about the capital gains tax and the Labour Party's treasonous refusal to implement one. In this fortnight's segment of "the Labour Party is not your Friend", we're spitting fire,...

Duration:01:06:38

Episode #22: Should Academics be Activists?

4/14/2019
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This fortnight's episode is another in the more reflective genre. Justine and Ti talk on the themes of building left organisations in Aotearoa, as well as specifically whether academics should be activists. In concerned comrades, the Politburo answers questions about rural socialist organising, making concessions to build mass power, and the tensions between combating climate change and other political necessities. We introduce a new segment of "Theory Faeries" (Ti can't pronounce it...

Duration:01:11:10

Episode #21: The Christchurch Mosque Attacks – Mourning, Reflection, Organising

4/1/2019
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In this episode, we reflect on the Christchurch Mosque Attacks. We talk about the context of Islamophobia in which the attack occurred, the responses to it, and what it means for our organising going forward. This is not a usual episode of the podcast. Don't expect jokes. We simply provide our open and honest reflection on the most horrific terrorist attack in modern New Zealand history.

Duration:01:04:49

Episode #20: The Union Train's A-Comin' Comin' Comin'

3/10/2019
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Hey babe, it's time to get aboard this union train. This episode of SHPP, in the tradition of Pete Seeger (the grandaddy of weed and union songs), we talking unions. The episode starts out with some important self-crit from Comrades Emmy and Ti before quickly moving on to a denunciation of their employers. Then, in "Concerned Comrades", Emmy proudly tells on herself while Ti provide nuanced analysis of the differences between being horny, being a leftist, and being a horny leftist. You...

Duration:01:05:56

Episode #19: A Very Kosher Episode

2/24/2019
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This fortnight, Justine and Ti were freed from the authoritarian grips of the Shot Hot People's President for Life, Emmy. To celebrate, we briefly discuss the political implications of the Season 4 Finale of Ru Paul's Drag Race All Stars -- so SPOILERS AHEAD. In concerned comrades, we talk about left unity, bratty bottoms, and the relationship between class, identity, and becoming a communist. We've also introduced a new segment this week: "kvetching corner". This segment is for our...

Duration:00:54:37

Episode #18: Gameshow of Thrones

2/10/2019
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This week, the Politburo try out a new segment! In "The Great Proletarian Pub Quiz", Quizmistress Emmy interrogates Ti and Justine on socialist trivia. The prize? Mostly mockery. Last week was Waitangi Day! On the anniversary of the day on which Emmy's indigenous ancestors got scammed by the Yakubian White Devils, our "The Labour Party is Not Your Friend" segment discusses the Labour government's betrayal of Māori. The Treaty of Waitangi was a lie in 1840, and it's a lie in 2019. We need...

Duration:00:51:48

Episode #17: There is Power in a Tech Union

1/27/2019
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After a much-needed summer break, the Politburo is back! Unfortunately, the feudal tradition of knights and dames is also back, with the NZ Labour Party once again name more knights and dames in the latest New Years Honours List. We add yet more evidence to our file on why the Labour Party is not your friend. In "Concerned Comrades" we answer your burning questions about talking politics with whānau, building a united left front, and the political importance of the big cow. This fortnight,...

Duration:01:02:22

Episode #16: (TEASER)We got trolleyed af and watched Love Actually -- A Holiday Special

12/23/2018
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THIS IS A PATREON EXCLUSIVE EPISODE. TO LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE, BECOME A PATRON: http://patreon.com/peoplespolitburo In this very special episode, Justine and Ti got feckd oop and watched Love, Actually. What happened next was an hour of incredible critique, analysis, and conspiracy theories about what was really happening in that movie. We tried (and sometimes failed) to talk about a couple of key ideas in our critique. 1) Men are terrible 2) Capitalism is bad 3) Heterosexuality is a...

Duration:00:02:00

Episode #15: Justine has fleas (year in review)

12/18/2018
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The politburo came together for one final full episode before the summer holiday break in Aotearoa. Like the year of our lord 2018 itself, this episode was filled with conflict and in-fighting on the left. A psyop "listener" sowed the seeds of division by asking us in #ConcernedComrades what we disagree on. That led to the very clear demarcation of the podcast on the left-to-right spectrum. Who's the filthy socdem? Who's the murderous tankie? And who's the treacherous trot? The answers might...

Duration:00:55:13

Episode #14: Three socialists on how we accidentally started a corporate boycott of Auckland Pride

12/4/2018
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We sheepishly slink back online to give an update on our episode from 3 weeks ago, wherein we triumphantly claimed that the pigs had withdrawn from our city's Pride parade. It turns out, fucking everybody else is pulling out alongside them! None of us on the show have ever pulled out in our lives, but we do our best to give a socialist analysis of exactly what is going on in Auckland's gay community right now. With the pigs, the military, and a bunch of banks cutting and running, Pride is in...

Duration:01:20:09

Episode #13: Interview with Angela Davis and Debbie Kilroy. No Biggie.

11/18/2018
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Ti and Emmy interview legendary prison abolitionist and socialist Angela Davis, as well as Debbie Kilroy an amazing prison abolitionist based in Brisbane. Don't worry, we're freaking out too. The interview covers capitalism, prison abolitionist theory and day-to-day practice, socialism, and how to build the revolutionary left. The interview took place at the Sisters Inside prison abolition conference in Brisbane. For that reason the sound quality is not as good as we would have hoped. Please...

Duration:00:47:51

Episode #12: All Cops Are Banned (from the Pride Parade)

11/12/2018
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In this fortnight's episode, we dive deep into the Politburo's collective activist histories and talk about the fight to get Police and Corrections Officers out of the Auckland Pride Parade. The episode starts with our regular discussion of why the Labour Party is Not Your Friend. This week, the NZ Labour Party decided to turn its KiwiBuild policy into naked welfare for housing speculators. We then take your questions in our "Concerned Comrades" segment. If you want to submit a question...

Duration:01:09:09

Episode #11: (TEASER) A funny thing happened on the way to the Weapons Expo

11/4/2018
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This episode is patron-only. If you'd like to have a listen, please sign up as a patron on https://www.patreon.com/peoplespolitburo. You can donate as little as $1 per month. We need your support to keep this show going -- our broke asses can't afford to do the show without our patrons! Show description: Emmy and Ti were in Palmerston North to protest the NZ Defence Industry Association Forum, also known as the weapons expo. The weapons expo is a gathering of arms and munitions dealers from...

Duration:00:03:27

Episode #10: The Chilling Adventures of Wellington Communists

10/28/2018
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This fortnight Emmy and Ti traveled to Wellington to meet with some local revolutionaries, while Justine stayed in Auckland to be with her gf. She has been purged. This episode has very special guests from Left Hook Media, a new podcast about leftist organising in Wellington. We were joined by Mirky and Kate, who told us about their organising with Wellington Socialists, Organise Aotearoa, and People Against Prisons Aotearoa. You can check out their podcast here:...

Duration:00:56:48

Episode #9: Eff You From Israel!

10/14/2018
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E hoa mā, nau mai haere mai ki another episode of SH People's Politburo! This fortnight we all piled up in Emmy's bedroom to record another intimate episode of your favourite communist podcast. We start off talking about the big splash Justine has made on the international stage, being sued by an Israeli "NGO" for the emotional harm her letter to teen heart-throb Lorde caused a handful of Israeli fans. Israel reckons she owes them $19,000. Justine and her co-author Nadia have requested you...

Duration:00:51:19

Episode #8: Get in Kids We're Building Socialism - Introducing Organise Aotearoa

9/30/2018
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Comrades, welcome to another session of SH People's Politburo. This fortnight we're thrilled to be part of the launch of Organise Aotearoa, a new socialist organisation for New Zealand. We're joined by James Roberts, one of the people who helped put Organise Aotearoa together. First, however, it's Concerned Comrades, where we use the immortal revolutionary science to answer your questions. If you have a quandary and you think we, your best friends, can answer it, our DMs are open on the...

Duration:00:37:14

Episode #7: Overpriced, Precarious, Black Mold-Infested Home Is Where The Heart Is

9/16/2018
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We have a full house again this week with Emmy, Ti, Justine, and our honoured guest Vanessa all present to have a discussion about housing. But before we have that intelligent conversation, we answer desperate pleas for advice from our fans in our Concerned Comrades segment. DMs are open on the @pplspolitburo twitter account — if you have a desperate life problem, your best friends are here to tell you how only Protracted People's War can fix it. After we improve your lives, we talk with...

Duration:00:49:29

Episode #6: Edit that out Joe!

9/2/2018
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Thankfully, the SH People's President-for-Life, Emmy, has been deposed. The downtrodden workers, Justine and Ti, had had enough of the failed policies of Comrade Emmy, launching a people's cultural revolution and taking back control of the Politburo. Having removed the former President-for-Life, Justine and Ti introduce a new segment to the show: "Edit that out Joe". In this segment, we talk about current events from New Zealand and around that we'd rather were just edited out of history....

Duration:00:54:07

Episode #5: Two Nazis Came to Auckland, What Happens Next Will Warm Your Heart

8/20/2018
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The OG Politburo is back together again, ready to dispense our wisdom. Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux tried to hold a white supremacist rally in Auckland! The Politburo discuss how the left in Auckland organised a response that sent the racist weirdos scrambling. We talk about anti-fascist tactics and what YOU can do to make a Nazi cry. We also read an article by a decrepit liberal who wanted us to pull the blanket over our heads and ignore the Nazis. As Mao Zedong teaches,...

Duration:01:00:11