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: /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: /182/ Three Articles: Sporno-Vaxxo-Techno-Populism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kdxy8-fe67ff In this latest Three Articles, we examine the rise of 'techno-populism', look at the EU's vaccine debacle, and question whether cinema - and popular culture in general - is being desexualised and pornified at the same time.   This…

Excerpt: /179/ The Hobbyist Left ft. David Swift

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8qcdt-fc4aa3 How to address the political problems of leftwing parties today?   Liverpudlian historian David Swift argues that the problem is hobbyism - people for whom politics constitutes their identity rather than expressing their interest in social and political change.…

/161/ Culture is Bad for You ft. Mark Taylor (UNLOCKED)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ak92q-f55eba On “culture”.   We discuss who produces culture and who consumes it – and what those inequalities reveal about culture today. Also, we ask what’s the ploblem with culture anyway and end up defending “low culture” from Red Hot…

Excerpt: /161/ Culture Is Bad For You ft. Mark Taylor

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4ipqg-f2725c Full episode for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast   On “culture”.   We discuss who produces culture and who consumes it – and what those inequalities reveal about culture today. Also, we ask what’s the ploblem with culture…