Excerpt: /212/ Three Articles: Middle-Class Anxieties

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ba6dn-10c96c9 On net-zero, CCP nanny state, and optimised dating.   We start off discussing the HBO series "The White Lotus" before tackling three articles on middle-class anxieties: climate change and pressures on UK living standards; the Chinese state's crackdown on…

Excerpt: /192/ Three Articles: Pandemic (Dis)Satisfactions

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ttqse-10321f3 On consequences of the pandemic + important local election results in Spain & UK.   We start off by discussing the telling results of some recent local and regional elections: in the UK, Labour continues its drift to becoming…

/168/ Corona, Climate, Communism ft. Andreas Malm

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uiv86-f6b195 On the 'war communism' solution As we enter the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic and its attendant turmoil, suffering and lockdown, inevitably the search for systemic causes and systemic responses grows more intense. Swedish ecologist and social theorist…