/200/ The World In One Country ft. Many Guests

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9d7f7-10761db On world history, 1900-2020. For our 200th episode special, we pose the question: "If you had to study the history of only one country from 1900-2020, and thereby understand the history of the whole world, which would you pick?"…

/189/ Pink Tide Paradoxes ft. Fabio Luis

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pjt87-1008de0 On Latin America's progressive wave and its discontents. A new book on Latin America argues that 'pink tide' governments tried to treat the symptoms of neoliberal capitalism while allowing the underlying situation to worse. We talk to the author,…

/187/ The Huge Package State ft. Anton Jäger

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jwdtt-1008d7a On cash welfarism and state investment. Plus regionalism in Belgium & the UK. Anton Jäger is back on the pod to discuss the emerging 'transfer state'. We examine Biden's massive trillion-dollar spending plans and ask if this means we're…

/165/ Black Spartacus ft. Sudhir Hazareesingh

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wtwf3-f45ea2 CLR James’s electrifying 1938 history of the 1791-1804 Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins, has long been a staple of many radicals’ libraries. But we now know a lot more about the life of the Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint L’Ouverture.…

/147/ The Past Doesn’t Go Away ft. Benjamin Moser

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6xh85-eb8c54 On modernism and its end.  We're joined by 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner Benjamin Moser to discuss the tensions between hating your national culture and wanting to leave it behind, and the effacement of national culture by postmodern homogenisation. We…

/121/ Those Murdering Bastards ft. Vincent Bevins

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yxyew-daf362 On The Jakarta Method. We're joined by Vincent Bevins to discuss his new book on the 1965-66 mass killings in Indonesia, Cold War anti-communism, and the destruction it wrought around the world. The mid-60s proved pivotal, with US-backed coups in…

/121/ Those Murdering Bastards ft. Vincent Bevins

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yxyew-daf362 On The Jakarta Method. We're joined by Vincent Bevins to discuss his new book on the 1965-66 mass killings in Indonesia, Cold War anti-communism, and the destruction it wrought around the world. The mid-60s proved pivotal, with US-backed coups in…