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Interview with Owen Jones, a Christmas Appeal Special

The one and only Owen Jones talks with Podcast regular Matthew McGregor about his work going into at-risk schools and teaching critical thinking skills as a shield against extremist ideas. We want to extend Owen's work far beyond its current reach in the new year, this Christmas think about sharing the pod, and donating to our fund to help build HOPE in schools. https://donate.hopenothate.org.uk/page/contribute/christmas-2018


Podcast Special - Milo Yiannopoulos, Dangerously in Debt

We interrupt regular podcasting to discuss the hilarious and tragic leaks that HOPE not hate received over the weekend. Emails, messages and other evidence that Milo Yiannopoulos is outspending his earning powers and teetering on the brink of an embarrassing bankruptcy. Milo owes $20,000 to employees, and well over a million dollars to his own company, and has been forced to return his own Cartier wedding ring to settle a debt at the Jewelers. While it is a good time of year to revel in some...


Long Read - Fact Checking the Media

In the media Islamophobia abounds, but along with the distribution of hate speech there is also the corrosive threat of misinformation spread about Muslims. Miqdaad Versi confronts both of these problems as the Muslim Council of Britain's Assistant General Secretary, he relentlessly pursues editors and journalists to maintain the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Safya Khan-Ruf caught up with Miqdaad to discuss his important and challenging work in taking on these journalistic...


Long Read - Fascism on the March in Warsaw

This long read, written and recited by HnH senior researcher Joe Mulhall, describes the 200,000 strong march to celebrate the 100th year of independence in Poland (on November 12th 2018) which has become a rallying point for nationalists across the world. Marching alongside ordinary Poles were extreme neo-nazis, far-right flags from Forza Nuova and Generation Identity, as well as the leadership of the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) who helped facilitate the parade on behalf of fascist...



This week’s roundtable discussion with Matthew, Safya and Joe delves into the turbulent nature of British and international politics. Matthew talks about the Fear, Hope and Loss report and how it explains why people in the UK voted for Brexit. Safya highlights the importance of fact-checking in the context of anti-Muslim prejudice and Joe announces HOPE not hate’s recent campaign which stopped convicted fraudster Stephen Yaxley-Lennon from speaking at one of the largest anti-Muslim think...


How Not to Help Extremists

We’re joined by Matthew, Safya and Joe where they delve into Stephen Yaxley-Lennon’s court case at the Old Bailey and his new-found international fame, the media’s role in providing a platform for Anjem Choudary and the series of explosives found the homes of high-profile, left-leaning, political figures in the US.


Fear, Hope and Loss an Interview with Lisa Nandy MP

We caught up with Lisa Nandy MP for an interview in parliament ahead of a launch event for our new research - The Fear, Hope and Loss report. This groundbreaking research tracks the changing attitudes to migration in the post-Brexit landscape, insights that are crucial for anyone who wishes to mend fractured communities and build bridges between constituents. Lisa draws on her own experience as MP for Wigan to contribute to a lively interview covering a range of relevant topics with our...


Long Read - Stephen Lennon aka Tommy Robinson is not the Messiah - He's a far right, Islamophobic, extremist

Stephen Yaxley Lennon, is not the messiah, he’s a convicted criminal, far-right activist, and Islamophobic extremist. This long read (by the Right Response team, and read by Matthew McGregor) explains exactly why he’s earned those labels. [this podcast was recorded earlier this year, prior to Stephen Lennon’s arrest and appeal]


Shining a light on Islamophobia

In this week's episode, Safya introduces the first two articles for LAMP, the fortnightly e-newsletter that monitors, analyses and challenges anti-Muslim prejudice. In the first article, Safya delves into the myriad of ways Islamophobia manifests itself, and the hardening of attitudes towards Muslims in the West. The second article covers ACT for America - the country’s biggest anti-Muslim organisation - and their conference in Washington D.C. last month.


Warm White Wine... and White Supremacists

We join Joe, Safya, and Matthew for a chat about the party conferences that they have all looked at in recent days, and the warm, white wine and white supremacy that greeted many of their attendees. Katie Hopkins recently addressed the For Britain conference alongside Ingrid Carlqvist, a known Holocaust denier. Safya assesses Katie's slow sink into the murky depths of the far right. Joe talks about UKIP becoming a home for the far right, including a crowd of extremist gamers with bizzaro...


National Conversation Special: Rosie Carter Discusses her Crucial Research on Attitudes to Immigration

Rosie Carter, HOPE not hate's Policy Officer, discusses the surprising outcomes of her major research into attitudes to immigration. The National Conversation on Immigration is the largest ever public engagement on immigration. Rosie interviewed 20,000 people in the last 18 months and her findings (in conjunction with Jill Rutter at British Future) mapped attitudes to migration and drilled down into the complex feelings that different people have across the UK. Have a listen, and read the...


Tommy Robinson's Identity Crisis

Matthew, Safya and Joe get together to discuss what’s been happening over the summer, and look ahead to the autumn. Joe talks of UKIP's ongoing turn to the far right including the prospect of a Tommy Robinson leadership for the rag-tag party; Matthew kicks off a chat about the upcoming conference season; while Safya introduces the newsletter LAMP - Light on Anti-Muslim Prejudice, which we are about to launch. Listen to the episode for this and much more!


TUC special: Interview with Frances O'Grady on the Fight Against the New Far Right

A pre-TUC conference special, Dr Joe Mulhall interviews the TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady on the threat to working people from the far-right and what the trade union movement should do in response to the resurgent threat.


Long Read - The Alt-Right Since Charlottesville

The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017, was a defining moment for the alt-right, but not in the way the racist movement had hoped. A long read written by the Right Response team, read by Dr. Joe Mulhall


Long Read - Identitarianism in America

With the UK and Irish branch of Generation Identity currently in disarray after the exit of clarinetist Tom Dupré (around the neo-nazi links of a senior GI member), it's timely to share this long read on the ongoing influence of identitarian ideas in the American alt-right.


Convicted fraudster Stephen Yaxley-Lennon

HOPE not hate CEO, Nick Lowles makes his podcast debut to talk about the release of Tommy Robinson, aka Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the media reaction, and how his newfound international celebrity impacts the threat of the far right. We've launched the HOPE Action Fund because our research work directly combats the threat of Tommy Robinson and his Islamophobic agenda. You can support the fund from just £5/month here – www.hopenothate.org.uk/hope-action-fund


"It's starting to smell a bit fascist-y"

Joe, Safya, and Matthew round up the many recent happenings around the far right. Donald Trump used his visit to the UK to appeal to white nationalists, the latest demonstrations in support of Tommy Robinson, and this week's trials and convictions of violent nazis in British courts. You can help sustain our work by becoming a member of the HOPE Action Fund here – www.hopenothate.org.uk/hope-action-fund