Excerpt: OK BUNGER! The Problem of Generations, pt. 3

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-p4ygt-10f7e85 The third in a special five-part series on generational consciousness and conflict.   This is an excerpt. For the full 1h40min episode, subscribe at patreon.com/bungacast   In this episode, we examine the Baby Boomers – myth and reality. The…

Excerpt: /217/ Reading Club: Intersectional Stalinism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-afq69-10e99c5 This month's Reading Club is on Mike McNair's "Intersectionalism, the highest stage of western Stalinism?" from the journal Critique (pdf attached on Patreon).   How convincing is his genealogy in which he traces intersectionalism back to the 1930s Popular…

/216/ Goodbye Mutti! Election Preview ft. Dominik Leusder

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zjqxg-10e7c06 On Germany's election this week. Merkel has led Germany since 2005, outlasting any number of politicians across the West. What accounts for her longevity? How has such a non-ideological, post-political figure lasted so long?  Germany is finally leaving her…

OK BUNGER! The Problem of Generations, pt. 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a3zvs-10e5a05 The first in a special five-part series on generational consciousness and conflict. In this episode, we look at the current, vexed discourse around generations, and analyse competing theories on how to understand generational cleavages. Guests include: Felix Krawatzek, political…

Excerpt: /215/ Organize the Incels?! ft. Alex Gendler

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q7sns-10dc26f On the long history of involuntary celibates.   Alex Gendler talks to us about his essay in American Affairs, "The New Superfluous Men". With growing global concern about incels and increasing anti-terrorism focus on the supposed risks posed by…

/213/ The Leopard Lockdown ft. Adam Tooze

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xwrtn-10d3129 On Covid and the end of the end of history. Adam Tooze joins us to discuss his new book, Shutdown. In 2020 everything changed... so that everything might remain the same. What were the reasons behind the global shutdown? Was…