/174/ Social Ungluing ft. Benjamin Fong

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3cdwd-f96658 On American breakdown. Editor of Damage Magazine, Benjamin Fong, joins us to talk about the lack of shared narratives in contemporary America. We discuss QAnon and conspiracy theories, Biden's authoritarian liberalism, and "pro-worker" conservatives.  We also interrogate the use…

/169/ Authoritarian Liberalism and Its Discontents ft. Amber A’Lee Frost & Daniel Bessner

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tqdkw-f7488d On the Biden administration and Trumpist reaction.   We discuss the riot at the US Capitol and why it was not a (failed) coup attempt. How serious was the event, and what next for Trumpist reaction - will it lead…

UNLOCKED /154/ A Reasonably Important Election… Preview ft. Alex Gourevitch

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fqu3r-f02111 On the Covid election.  Trump has made himself deeply unpopular while the Democrats have tried to demobilise the electorate. What, if anything, are the two parties selling? Are they coherent entities? And what is likely to happen? Plus: we…

Excerpt: /154/ A Reasonably Important Election ft. Alex Gourevitch

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f4fv9-efd53b Full episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast  On the Covid election.  Trump has made himself deeply unpopular while the Democrats have tried to demobilise the electorate. What, if anything, are the two parties selling? Are they coherent…

Excerpt: /152/ I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weimar ft. David Broder

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-89rg4-ee5393 Full episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast On why anti-fascism is a problem.    The Trump presidency and the current protests in the US have led many to argue this is just like the 1930s. The implication is…

/140/ Three Articles: Right-Populism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mp9zw-e57fc7 The full episode is for patrons only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacastIn this latest Three Articles, we discuss the durability or otherwise of right-populism in the UK, US and Brazil. Reading: Conservatives’ grip on ‘red wall’ holding firm, Sebastian Payne,…