Welcome to Nick and Katies social justice warrior happy hour! Enjoy some political correctness gone ridiculous from inner-city raving lunatics. We discuss current events and political issues from a progressive perspective that is pro-animal liberation, anti-racist, pro-feminist, pro-queer, pro-environment and anti-capitalist. Our podcast gives a voice to Left, progressive and anarchist voices and ideas that are neglected in the mainstream media. The show includes discussion, interviews, soundbites from our favourite TV shows and political music.
Light Footprint, Heavy Pay Load. US Wars Before and After Trump
Episode 263 features politics professor Jason Brownlee on his article Shadow Wars and Corporate Welfare, which is on what to expect from Bidens foreign policy. You can read this article here: https://catalyst-journal.com/vol4/no4/shadow-wars-and-corporate-welfare The Capitol Hill riots and is the fascist label appropriate for Trump? Trumps foreign policy record. What can individuals do to oppose US militarism and imperialism? Also check out Nicks article Questioning Trickle Down Identity Politics on our blog: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/idpols3/ Clips: Asylum Street Spankers Stick Magnetic Ribbons on Your SUV, Bill Hicks Polls from the album Salvation, Jacobin The Legacy of Orientalism and Edward Said w/ Vivek Chibber & Bashir Abu-Manneh, Men at Work Its a Mistake. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2021/04/08/263/
Reevaluating and Recommending During the Pandemic
On episode 262 we discuss the phenomenon of people re-evaluating their work, where they live and their lives generally during the pandemic. We also cover the way that class and gender has impacted peoples experiences of the pandemic and lockdowns. Check out Nicks article Do You Identify Or Are You Identified? https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2021/01/29/idpols2/ We finish the show with some recommendations. Book recommendation: Thirsty: Confessions of a Fame Whore by comedian Joel Creasey, available in audio book format as well. Movie recommendations: The Prom (Netflix), Promising Young Woman, Greenberg, While We're Young, Lady Bird, Mistress America. Music played: Dollar Signs Tears/Beers/Fears, Bo Burnham Intro from What? , Stella Donnelly 'Beware of the Dogs'. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2021/02/22/262/
Is The State Inherently Violent?
On episode 261 we discuss violence and the state, as well as bringing you some speeches from the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne Kulin Nations. One thing we didnt do was define the state but what we are talking about there is not just the government but also the police, prison system, court system etc. We discuss the broader definition of violence in the context of family violence and whether or not it can be applied to the state generally and prisons specifically. The speeches we play from Invasion Day are by Greens politician Lidia Thorpe and historian Gary Foley. This audio is from 3CR Community Radio and you can listen to the full rally via their website: https://www.3cr.org.au/InvasionDay2021 You can sign the petition promoted at this rally, calling on the Prime Minister to meet with families whose loved ones have died in custody for 30th anniversary of Royal Commission: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/petition-calling-on-the-prime-minister-to-meet-with-families-whose-loved-ones-have-died-in-custody-in-april Nick has set up a new Twitter account where he simply posts the song that he is most enjoying that day. Follow that account @NicksSong and you can also follow the Spotify playlist Song of the Day by NicksSong: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3aj8GLVvKz0UcYriiRmYCE?si=jiVyMSiuR9u9uSmo2i_uEw For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2021/01/28/261/
Apathy and Exhaustion
- We discuss the constant tension in activism and life generally of feeling like youre not doing enough versus way too much.- Advice on getting on top of your email inbox.- Playing the metaphorical keyboard.- Nonsensical analogies about call out culture.- Check out Nicks article on identity politics: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/idpols/ For more information on this episode (260) and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/01/04/260/
#259: Reflections On One Of The Worlds Longest Lockdowns, Are We All In This Together?
- Nick is joined by Lottie to discuss Melbournes lockdown what it was like, implications for work and life generally going forward, and our evaluation of how the Andrews government has handled the pandemic.- For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/12/04/259/
#258: Are the Republicans the Party for Workers? Two Nics on US Politics
- During the election campaign, Trump argued that Republicans have become the party of the American worker. Nick is joined by Nic (previously of Bitchy Shitshow and Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack, now doing the new show Pynk Spots) to discuss this claim and break down the US election result and a lack of focus on class and economic inequality from the Democrats.- Check out this article from Jason Brownlee giving a Leftist analysis of the election results: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/election/- Also make sure you check out Nics new solo project Pynk Spots! Details of the first show here: https://twitter.com/PynkSpots/status/1324488064513683456- For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/11/10/258/
I really appreciate the intersectionality of this podcast, all the logical conversation, and funny banter. Always covering important topics and the structure is great where I’m also finding great music. Great listen!
My favourite podcast
This podcast is top of my list, love the topics covered each episode. The episode on homelessness is absolutely brilliant and worth a listen if you want a great place to start, then go back and listen to them all!
I spent ages trying to find a podcast like this for Auatralia. We need more though!