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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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Episodes

Episode #31: Special Report from Ihumātao, Part 2

7/26/2019
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In our second special episode about Ihumātao, Ti explains the developments over the last two days and how you can get further involved. This struggle is fundamentally important. If you can come to Ihumātao, please do. If you can’t, please share this and all other propaganda to get the word out. If you can, please donate to SOUL to fund the ongoing occupation. Bank: Kiwibank Name: SOUL Account: 38-9017-0062452-00 From overseas, you’ll also need: SWIFT CODE: KIWINZ22 Currency: NZD Bank...

Duration:00:12:41

Episode #30: Special Report from Ihumātao, Part 1

7/24/2019
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The cops have been called in and battle lines have been drawn. The mana whenua of Ihumātao have called on their friends and allies to protect this sacred land from destruction and desecration. In Episode 24, we spoke to Pania Newton from SOUL, one of the leaders of the land protection movement. You can listen to the episode here: https://soundcloud.com/peoples-politburo/episode-24-protect-ihumatao-an-interview-with-pania-newton-other-shpp-nonsense In this episode, Ti and Emmy discuss the...

Duration:00:18:17

Episode #29: Let them eat forms!

7/14/2019
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Taking a short break from their trip to *definitely not a terrorist training camp*, Ti Skypes in from the occupied territories of Leon, specifically to bully Emmy for being and woke ginger IDpol person. Kendra guest hosts on Justine's behalf too. In Concerned Comrades, we talk about why building the power of the base is the only way to change the world (not stupid and horrible alt-right style nonsense). We also re-establish that Emmy is gross. Because the Labour Party is not your friend, we...

Duration:01:16:11

Episode #28: Child Protection in New Zealand

7/1/2019
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We are back! At! It! Again! No Krispy Kreme, no backflips, just that raw scientific socialism, a hot wad of dialectics just the way you like it babey. We're joined again this fortnight by Kendra Cox, the Advocacy Co-coordinator of People Against Prisons Aotearoa and an alumnus of the show from Episode #4! The heart eyes that Emmy is making at her are actually audible if you turn the volume up loud enough. Louder. Little louder. Perfect. After the Legsgate shower controversy from last...

Duration:01:18:49

Episode #27: The People's Republic of Plant Barn

6/17/2019
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It's Ti's birthday, but YOU get the gifts! Open the box! Go on, happy birthday sweetheart. Your mother and I love you very, very much. That's right: three communists are your new dad. This fortnight on Concerned Comrades, a debate about how to have a shower almost tears apart the show. We make it through with barely any denunciations issued. We also cover 40 years of the NZ Labour Party's revisionist history, showing what committed class traitors they are. We let Emmy off tha chain for...

Duration:01:02:00

Episode #26: The Labour Party is Not Your Friend -- Budget 2019 SPECIAL EPISODE

6/2/2019
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We're very please to release a special episode dedicated to why the Labour Party is not your friend. This is a deep-dive into Budget 2019, the so-called "Wellbeing Budget". We interview 6 educators, agitators and organisers about why this budget falls woefully short. A full transcript is available on https://peoplespolitburo.com/2019/06/02/episode-26-the-labour-party-is-not-your-friend-budget-2019-special-episode/#more-246. First, we talk to Ben Rosamond from the primary teachers' union...

Duration:01:49:00

Episode #25: This milkshake kills fascists!

5/26/2019
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There's been a whole year of SHPP. One year of galaxy-brained takes, impassioned denunciations of capitalism, and extremely inappropriate and unexpected sex jokes. We're celebrating by recording our regular fortnightly episode of SHPP. We start with "Concerned Comrades", weighing in on the important questions around celebrity dogs, milkshakes-as-antifa-tactics, and socialist fashun tips. In "Snitch the Sitch", reflect on the first year of SHPP and the political reasons for the show. Finally,...

Duration:01:06:10

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