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Each episode, Ben Hickey discusses an idea with special guest who knows more about it than he does but talks just as much as they do anyway.

Politics! Philosophy! Anarchism! Mumbling!

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Each episode, Ben Hickey discusses an idea with special guest who knows more about it than he does but talks just as much as they do anyway.

Politics! Philosophy! Anarchism! Mumbling!

    Prisons and Power

    Prisons and Power

    The prison has become a black hole into which the detritus of contemporary capitalism is deposited’ – Angela Davis

    In the long-awaited return of Bensplaining podcast, I interview activist and academic Marlee Raible about the prison-industrial complex, its history, non-carceral models of justice and Marlee’s experience with the Zapatistas.

    Browse the reading list at benjaminhickey.org and make sure to check out Marlee's podcast, Carceral Complex.

    Bensplaining Ep 6: Psychosis & Sanity with Alex

    Bensplaining Ep 6: Psychosis & Sanity with Alex

    What's it like to lose contact with reality? In Episode 6 of Bensplaining, artist and activist Alex Childs shares the moving story of her experience of psychosis.

    Bensplaining Ep 5: Cognitive Traps with Leo

    Bensplaining Ep 5: Cognitive Traps with Leo

    When is our mind tricking us? I chat to Leo Bremanis about how cognitive bias and heuristics effect marketing, behavioural economics, conspiracy theories, fascism and mental health.

    Bensplaining Ep 4: Choice under Capitalism with Josh

    Bensplaining Ep 4: Choice under Capitalism with Josh

    Is ethical consumption possible? I chat to writer Josh Dabelstein about choice, charity, boycotts, responsibility, Tony Abbott & the Apex Gang. Check out Josh's writing at https://newmatilda.com/tag/joshua_dabelstein/

    Bensplaining Ep 3: Sound Design & Theme Music with Mitch

    Bensplaining Ep 3: Sound Design & Theme Music with Mitch

    In this episode, audio engineer and musician Mitchell Pasmans makes a theme song for the show and talks music industry, art, baselines and automation. Check out his stuff at:

    https://mitchellpasmans.bandcamp.com

    Ep 2: Queer and Gender Politics with Kay

    Ep 2: Queer and Gender Politics with Kay

    In this episode I talk to writer and activist Kay Wilde about trans rights, intersectional feminism, TERFS, Gender Abolitionists, toxic masculinity, capitalism's impact on the LGBTI movement and marriage. The trans and non-binary heroes Kay mentions include:
    • Norrie May-Welby
    • Sylvia Rivera
    • Marsha P. Johnson
    • Juliet Jacques
    • Leslie Feinberg

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Full of deep and heartfelt discussions over topics you didn't know you would find so engaging. This is an opportunity learn alongside Ben, who is himself open minded and inquisitive.

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