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Future Left Podcast is a weekly podcast supported by www.futureleft.org. We're talking about all things future: tech, climate change, conflict, labor, and beyond!

Future Left Podcast is a weekly podcast supported by www.futureleft.org. We're talking about all things future: tech, climate change, conflict, labor, and beyond!

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Future Left Podcast is a weekly podcast supported by www.futureleft.org. We're talking about all things future: tech, climate change, conflict, labor, and beyond!

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@Future_Left

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English


Episodes

Ep. 192: Sinning on the Internet

10/25/2020
This week we're looking at getting caught with your pants down, for both America's mayor as well as America's TV liberal law person. We also break down perhaps the dumbest music video of all time in an attempt to understand the world view of reactionary auteurs and finally discussing why other reactionaires are mad about internet censorship on privately owned social media platforms. WELL WELL WELL IF IT ISN'T THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY OWN IDEOLOGY. If you enjoyed this podcast, please...

Duration:01:01:35

Ep. 191: No, Seriously, Orange Man Bad

10/19/2020
This week we spoke to Andy Zee, co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, about the upcoming election on Nov. 3 (in case you hadn't heard...). Should you vote in the upcoming election? Is this election unlike any that has ever come before it? Is a vote for Biden "biting the bullet" or "a gift to humanity"? All that and more this week on Future Left. Andy Zee is the co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, spokesperson for NY’s Revolution Books, and the host of The RNL Show. Learn more about Refuse Fascism at...

Duration:00:57:35

Ep. 190: Imperial Decline

10/12/2020
This week we talked about the recent vice presidential debate, the Pope's anticapitalism, and the looming possibility of civil war. If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider giving to us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/futureleft If you enjoyed this podcast but can't support us with money, consider helping us get the word out by sharing us on social media or recommending us to a friend.

Duration:01:04:17

Ep. 189: "Will You Shut Up, Man" & Other Political Treatises (Ft. Bryn (@kinematografi))

10/2/2020
In order to talk about the thing that no one wants to think about any more we invited on a very special guest: Bryn! She's the co-host of podcasts Beep Beep Lettuce and Generation Loss. She also co-hosts Means TV's Left Trigger. You can follow her on Twitter at @kinematografi and on Twitch at @dullcare. We also spoke to Bryn about "conspiracy theories" and of course played our favorite game: Control + Alt + Delete, featuring movie theatres, Bethesda Game Studios, and more. Help support...

Ep. 188: Techno Tyrants (Ft. Edward Ongweso Jr.)

9/28/2020
This episode, we're joined by a very special guest, Edward Ongweso, Jr. Edward is a tech journalist that works for VICE News, he is also the co-host of the new (and very good) podcast "This Machine Kills." We wanted to talk to Edward about his perspective on the Netflix documentary that seems to be a topic of conversation right now "The Social Dilemma." The documentary attempts to diagnose problems in the tech industry as defined by-- who else -- tech industry professionals. The end result...

Duration:01:17:03

Ep. 187: Trash Humanism

9/18/2020
The Transhumanist Party is a political party that appears to lack any serious framework for politics. It wants to upend the traditional dogmas like "everyone will die at some point" and replace them with the idealism and zealotry of scientific savior-ism. According to them, In order to extend human life, we don't need medicare for all. We need to cut government waste and put more money into scientific research! Eternal Life 2020! Is there any other candidate out there promising to save you...

Duration:01:04:29

Ep. 186: Ctrl + Alt + Dlt: Garth Brooks & Spotify (Ft. Austin Robey)

9/14/2020
This week we're joined by Austin Robey, co-founder of Ampled, a musician-owned platform cooperative. Austin has a new piece in Music Ally where he proposes the company should fork over a chunk of equity to the people that make their platform valuable: the artists themselves. Check it out here: https://musically.com/2020/09/01/artist-ownership-spotify/. And be sure to check out Ampled, a democratically governed, artist-owned platform: https://www.ampled.com/ Stay tuned to the end of the...

Duration:00:44:53

Ep. 185: Robots and Rituals in the Workplace

9/5/2020
You know all those fancy pants think tanks that claim that most of the economy will be automated by 2025? What do those sickos say now? We're looking at how COVID-19 and the resulting economic upheaval has impacted projections. We also have a wild time listening to workplace jargon that consultants and efficiency experts love to babble on about. Bonus chats: Elon Musk's NeuroSTINK, ExSTINKtion Rebellion's sad politics. the right to repair, and more. Note: Adam is on vacation. Hence the...

Duration:01:07:14

Ep. 184: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Fascists

8/28/2020
This week we're talking about a wide range of subjects, not the least of which includes the attempted murder of Jacob Blake and the subsequent protest and fascist violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A better world is possible, but damn if it don't seem like it's gotta get worse first. If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider giving to us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/futureleft If you enjoyed this podcast but can't support us with money, consider helping us get the word out by sharing us on...

Duration:00:46:43

Ep. 183: Comedians in Cars Being Racist

8/21/2020
This week we're joined by Jake Flores, co-host of Pod Damn America and Why You Mad, to discuss a range of subjects from a bizarre mixture of guns and toxic masculinity to our early-DNC takes to stand-up comedy and cancel culture. Follow Jake on Twitter at @FeralJokes. Support Pod Damn America at: https://www.patreon.com/poddamnamerica Support Why You Mad at: https://www.patreon.com/whyyoumad If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider giving to us on Patreon:...

Duration:01:00:16

Ep. 182: DC VICE

8/15/2020
Sorry for the lack of description and for the tardiness. This week we are once again looking around in horror. This year's political contest--which will take place amidst growing social unrest and fragmentation and a global pandemic--will be fought between two reactionary forces that have little more than civil disagreements between them. Along with the Kamala announcement, we're also looking at some big tech news as well as the future (or hopefully, lack thereof) of the nuclear family. If...

Duration:00:53:04

Ep. 181: Death & Capitalism

8/7/2020
At the mercy of dipshits, what future lies ahead for working people amidst increasingly fractured capitalism? In this context can the working class even trust each other? What are the actual emancipatory horizons of technology within this context? All that and more on Future Left this week. Some of the things we...

Duration:01:09:55

Ep. 180: Cancel the Bosses

7/27/2020
This week we're catching up on the dumbest conversation in the discourse right now: cancel culture. If you say a bad thing, then people on the internet get mad, and then your boss fires you. Who *actually* canceled you? Also, Texas (and other places) want schools to go back to normal despite a worsening pandemic, Adam attends a corporate webinar on unconscious bias, and the United States slides further toward fascism. That's... the tea this week on Future Left. If you enjoyed this...

Duration:00:55:52

Ep. 179: Looting is the Coolest Crime

7/20/2020
This week we're talking about looting, by far the coolest of all crime. Might be cooler if you involve drugs, but idk. In any event, a lot of people are mad that a local Target was harmed during an uprising against white supremacy and police violence. It is not a new concern, but it is one worth considering why it really is not the thing to be concerned about right now. This episode was recorded a few weeks back, by the way. So the current events are not super fresh, and Ghislaine...

Duration:01:01:58

Ep. 178: The Watchmen & Copaganda Ft. Pete Johanssen & Leslie Lee III

7/10/2020
If you watched HBO's The Watchmen, it probably filled you with rage, curiosity, confusion, and disappointment. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' original work deconstructed and destroyed the American super hero mythos. The work was complete and final. Or so we thought, until HBO and Damon Lindeloff came along. The resulting TV series is what happens when an ambitious work is handed to a showrunner without any discernible vision or any further comment on The Watchmen's themes. Here to help us...

Duration:01:06:54

Ep. 177: Useless Utopia

7/3/2020
This week we're looking at the pathetic musings and aspirations of Silicon Valley, the apparent leaders in building the future. And what do we see? Half-hearted public relations attempts, pleading with their elite peers for meaningless reform, and undaunted profit-seeking at any cost. If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider giving to us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/futureleft If you enjoyed this podcast but can't support us with money, consider helping us get the word out by sharing us...

Duration:00:43:36

Ep. 176: Community Control Of Police (Ft. Max Rameau)

6/26/2020
Defund the police! Abolish the Police! But what comes next? This week, we're speaking to activist and political theorist Max Rameau about that very question. He and his co-author Nefta Freeman recently wrote a thoughtful and comradely critique of the Defund the Police campaign. They argue that if you want to abolish the police, first you have to have the power to control it. Otherwise, you don't have the power to control what comes next. You can (and should!) give their piece a read here:...

Duration:00:41:58

Ep. 175: There's Something about CHAZ

6/19/2020
This week we look at: A stupid thing: the Federalist has a melt down about not being able to fire the gays. A cool thing: Cops are getting defunded in many many places. Another cool thing: leftists are getting armed and are seizing public spaces. It's very, very cool. Check it out! If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider giving to us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/futureleft If you enjoyed this podcast but can't support us with money, consider helping us get the word out by sharing us on...

Duration:00:46:05

Ep. 174: You Are Not The 'U' In Cop Union

6/12/2020
Many people are saying it: abolish the cops. Some dumb asses are also saying "hold on now, those are good union jobs." Those dumb asses are very dumb. We're joined by Douglas Williams (@ClassHuggle), a labor educator and member of the Strikewave editorial collective. Douglas has a new piece on Strikewave calling on working people to organize at their central labor council level to take action where the AFL-CIO won't and expel the cop unions. We spoke with Douglas about his new piece, about...

Duration:00:41:54

Ep. 173: Delete the Police

6/5/2020
The cops, we should admit, are a necessary institution for maintaining capitalism. This is a good reason why leftists should be very clear about dismantling the institution of police in the same way we think about dismantling other capitalism institutions. We often discuss such institutions under the framework of CONTROL (public ownership), ALT (worker ownership), or DELETE (abolition). Police are firmly in the category of delete. There is no governance structure, no reform measure, that can...

Duration:01:02:17