Excerpt: /234/ Three Articles: Restoration?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xrene-116ccfc On Millennial homeowners, the USA falling apart, and restoration in the UK. As better-off 30-somethings start to get on the property ladder, does this put paid to 'Generation Left'? Will American decline be accompanied by a second civil war…

/228/ Three Articles: Popular Backlash in Chile, India, Europe

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dk27v-113c640 On people power on three continents. We discuss Chile's landmark elections, the first after the uprising of 2019-20, which see a face-off between left and far-right; Modi's repeal of controversial laws that provoked a huge mobilisation of farmers in…

/225/ Wokeistan & Lebanonworld ft. Karl Sharro

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ybm2u-11314f8 On sectarianism & identitarianism. Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) is back on Bunga to talk to us about his essay "The Retreat from Universalism in the Middle East and the World". Lebanon has been used as a model for other Middle…

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…

/218/ Stability Über Alles ft. Wolfgang Streeck

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h7nde-10f1723 On German's elections – and the costs of stability. Wolfgang Streeck is back on the podcast to round-up Germany's elections last Sunday (26 September). What's behind the emphasis on continuity and competence? Is Germany stuck in the 2000s? We…

/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…

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…