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/45/ Liberalism: A Counter-Podcast

8/16/2018
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In which we discuss the work of the late Domenico Losurdo, especially his brilliant Liberalism: A Counter-History. Part of an ongoing series on the contradictions of liberalism, we debate whether Losurdo is right to point to liberalism’s complicity with slavery, racism and colonialism. Why were arguments for self-rule often accompanied by justifications for slavery? Why were some liberal abolitionist arguments in favour of despotism? We tie these discussions into contemporary paradoxes of...

Duration:00:29:27

/44/ Neoliberal Order Breakdown Syndrome (N.O.B.S.)

8/9/2018
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In which we lay the liberal establishment down on the shrink’s sofa. It’s a systematic analysis of liberal derangement: of the inability to accept, explain, or respond to the breakdown of the current order. Why can’t the liberal establishment accept that the 2008 crisis would eventually have political consequences? Why can’t liberals explain why they keep losing? Why can’t they offer anything but more of the same? Symptoms:

Duration:01:08:59

/43/ City Struggles ft. Ben Bradlow / David Adler

7/17/2018
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In which we ask why the urban question become so pointed today - in the Global North as well as in the South? We look at contestation in urban politics - in São Paulo, Johannesburg, London, New York, and beyond. What are the social movement struggles around housing, rent, transport, and the right to the city? What are the limits to housing & transport politics — are they just consumer movements at the end of the day? Guests: David Adler talks to us about rent in London and beyond.Ben...

Duration:00:55:20

/42/ Erdogan Ever-Present? ft. Yasemin Yilmaz

7/4/2018
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In which we survey Turkey’s election results in light of five years of tumult - Gezi, economic downturn, terrorist attacks, Syrian war, coup, repression. Are cracks beginning to show for Erdogan? He teamed up with ultranationalists, while opposition secularists and Islamists joined forces, but Erdogan held on. How demoralised are the Turkish people, and what are the prospects for the Left? We conclude by debating whether Erdogan represents a generalisable type of political leader today:...

Duration:00:45:46

/41/ The Colombian Exception ft. Pablo Uribe

6/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:47:19

/40/ Centrists Are the Bad Guys ft. David Adler

6/20/2018
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In which we try to understand why it’s not the extremes, but the centre, that has given up on democracy. David Adler talks to us about his research, and we learn about the centrist tribes: elites, anti-elite populists, and the apathetic. We talk about how we think about political space and what ‘moderate’ really means… maybe that horeshoe needs to be turned upside down? Readings: David Adler in the New York Times:...

Duration:01:17:50

/39/ Geopolitics of the World Cup ft. Karl Sharro & Euan Marshall

6/13/2018
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In which we talk about the politics of hosting the World Cup + the sublots & intrigues that will animate the tournament: hot and cold wars, Salah’s revenge, Brazil after the 7-1. Featuring lots of hating on Sergio Ramos.

Duration:02:03:28

/38/ The Economics of Exit ft. Thomas Fazi

5/31/2018
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In which we discuss why the Left should not to be scared of sovereignty: Brexit, Italexit, and Modern Monetary Theory

Duration:01:01:19

/37/ The Ghosts of May ‘68 ft. Catherine Liu

5/16/2018
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In which we unpick the legacies of 1968 and all that: political fragmentation, the loss of authority, the cult of youth.

Duration:01:05:07

/33/ Hungary’s Illiberal Democracy ft. Tamas Gerocs

4/10/2018
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In which we unpick another Fidesz’s victory and ask whether neoliberalism in an nationalist-authoritarian shell is the future

Duration:01:09:46

/31/ Woke Neoliberalism ft. James Heartfield

3/14/2018
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In which we debate the ‘equal opportunities revolution’: how race & gender has changed, in the workplace & beyond

Duration:01:45:10

/29/ Therapeutic Politics ft. Ashley Frawley

2/21/2018
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In which we ask whether capitalism makes us mentally ill. Also, moral panics & why PC follows political defeats

Duration:00:34:14

/27/ After Zuma ft. Sean Jacobs

1/31/2018
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In which we explore what Ramaphosa’s South Africa will be like. Plus BRICS, Pan-Africanism, and @AfricasACountry

Duration:01:24:26

/26/ Prometheans United ft. Leigh Phillips

1/27/2018
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Bonus! In which Leigh stays with us to discuss innovation, automation, UBI… & why the wages are too damn low.

Duration:00:42:26

/25/ Prometheans Unite! ft. Leigh Phillips

1/24/2018
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In which we discuss environmentalism: how to really be against austerity & why we need democratic planning

Duration:01:48:09

/24/ #IranProtest ft. Arash Azizi

1/10/2018
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In which we learn the extent to which the protests challenge the Islamic Republic itself. Also, why such little support from the Western Left?

Duration:00:47:11

/23/ Bonus - 2017: Year in Review

12/29/2017
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In which we hand out the prizes that really matter - the golden Bungas.

Duration:00:29:38

/22/ Sport & Scandal

12/27/2017
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In which we discuss Fifa, football and corruption. Also why doping, diving and cheaing is actually good.

Duration:01:23:01

/21/ Be Normie ft. Angela Nagle

12/13/2017
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In which we take on morality, ethics, identity, and solidarity… and that Internet everyone’s always going on about.

Duration:00:34:35

/20/ The Coup in Zimbabwe

12/1/2017
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In which we do the big picture of the coup. With deep context from David Moore & the political goings-on from Chipo Dendere.

Duration:00:43:48