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S2E09: Outsourcing Society
Full episode description coming soon - our bastard employers have actually been making us work today. We talk collapse of Carillon, the history of Neoliberalism, and radical new changes to Facebook's algorithm. ___ Like what you hear? Support us by... Following on FB – www.facebook.com/connectedanddisaffected/ Following on Twitter – twitter.com/CandDPodcast Reviewing on ITunes – itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/connected-disaffected/ Email your comments and ideas -...
S2E08: Millennials Killed Napkins, Boomers Killed Housing
We're back! And we're kicking off with a bumper episode featuring one of our core topics... Millennials. We're vilified by many as spoilt, idle, and in a perpetual state of childhood. We did everything we were supposed to: got an education, work experience, applied for tens of jobs and even tried to be entrepreneurs. And yet we still can barely afford rent - let alone purchase a house. We're frequently competing against more experienced generations applying for entry level jobs. How many...
S2 INTERVIEW: How to get work in politics w/ Clement Nocos
For our second Christmas break interview release, we've got an extended cut of the interview Rowan did with Clement Nocos, following on from his appearance in Episode 2 (goo.gl/zUCTv1). Clement talks about his experience working for Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh after interviewing him for GQ, what it's like to work in Canadian politics, and how young people can get involved in the process. Check out Clement's work for GQ: https://www.gq.com/contributor/clement-nocos Follow him on...
BONUS EPISODE: Interview with Martin Kirk, Co-Founder of /The Rules
A little bonus pod for you here - Martin Kirk, Co-Founder of The Rules. You heard a much shorter version of this a few weeks ago (S02E07: https://soundcloud.com/connectedanddisaffected/s02e07-life-after-neoliberalism-however-youre-thinking-think-bigger) but Martin really had a lot to say about a lot of different topics - fascinating stuff that we thought you'd like to hear. Follow Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/martinkirk_co And check out his organization /The Rules:...
S02E07: Life After Neoliberalism -- However you're thinking, think bigger
A lot of time is spent trying to understand economic and political mechanisms. Deregulation, trade tariffs, growth etc. Relatively little time is spent examining why those mechanisms are being proposed or adopted. What is the end goal? Warren spoke to Martin Kirk, Global Campaigns Director at /The Rules (https://therules.org), who is working to expose 'the why' rather than 'the how' of politics. He points out that we are in a time of transition - the Neoliberal Consensus is certainly...
S2E06: Bonn Voyage
The UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn concluded a fortnight ago with little in the way of fanfare from the press... but is it fair to say that nothing happened? We chatted to Hiro Ito, climate adviser to the Japanese embassy in Germany, about the nature of these conferences, and the key narratives the rest of us mortals should focus on. Week in Bulls!*t is back on the menu, with a week of Royal Engagement Mania(TM) bringing out the Robespierre in Warren, accompanies by some good old-fashioned dog-whistle...
S2E05: Cryptocurrency Rules Everything Around Me
This week, we focus on cryptocurrency. With the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum going through the roof, Raj decided to jump on that hype train and learn how it all works as he went along. He found out how it all works, what the life of a cryptocurrency trader is like and what digital currency might mean beyond investing and trading. (Check out the blog post this Saturday for more on that last point). Big shout out to Ben Taylor for his help. Check him out on Twitter...
S2E04: "Premature Mortality is Sub-Optimal"
It’s Bumper Episode Time! We almost took a break from the Week in Bullshit this episode… until the Telegraph plumbed new depths of unethical coverage for a broadsheet last week with the infamous ‘Brexit Mutineers’ front spread. The only thing they could have done further to intimidate these Tory MPs would be to paint crosshairs on their photos. Which was probably suggested in the editorial meeting (https://tinyurl.com/y7dy3xjs). While we’re diving into bullshit coverage, we thought we’d draw...
Make The Left Great Again with Peter Frase [s2e3]
Make the Left Great Again This week we're giving you part 1 of our chat with Peter Frase, a writer and lapsed academic who is on the editorial board of Jacobin. We spoke to Peter about the resurgence of leftist thought in popular culture - particularly with young people - and all that goes into building a popular socialist magazine in the post financial crisis world we live in. You can check out Peter Frase on his website (http://www.peterfrase.com/) or on Twitter...
How Can Millennials Actually Get Work with Politicians? [s2e2]
As long as we can remember, Millennials have been getting a bad wrap. We’ve been called lazy, entitled, shallow, disengaged. We lived our lives online, not engaging with the real world or our own friends. In particular, Millennials never got involved with politics. In short, we were this garbage generation of self obsessed screen junkies. If the 1960s was all about campus protesting, the 2010s were all about clicktivism. Of course, we know now this picture isn’t accurate. Young people have...
Season 2 Episode 1: The Grand Relaunch
And we're back! Welcome to Season 2 of Connected & Disaffected. After a couple of weeks for scheming and plotting, we're coming back with a bunch of changes. New segments, interviews, deep dives and a lot more. Season 2 kicks off with two new segments: The Week In Bullshit and Meanwhile On Twitter. Both try to add context and perspective on horse-race political coverage, which is oddly relaxing. We also have the first installment of an ongoing series on Neoliberalism - a phenomenon that...