What's Left? is a podcast hosted by Aimee Terese and Oliver Bateman, discussing political theory, philosophy, and current affairs from a critical perspective.
PREVIEW: Intersectional Imperialism (w/ Alex Rubinstein)
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Aimee is joined by journalist Alex Rubinstein to discuss his article on the weaponization of wokeness, the American empire under Biden, abolishing the police, and more.
Alex's article: https://realalexrubi.substack.com/p/intersectional-imperialism-a-wholesome
PREVIEW: A Genealogy of Wokeness (w/ @htmlmencken)
Aimee is joined by the great @htmlmencken for a 3.5 hr conversation about disciplinary woke culture, its recent history, and its uses. To listen to the full conversation, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
PREVIEW: The Managerial Elite (w/ Michael Lind)
Aimee and Oliver are joined by Michael Lind to discuss his analysis in The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite. They talk the educational divide, the geography of class, the function of NGOs, and much more. To listen to the full 90 min episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
PREVIEW: Boomers (w/ Helen Andrews)
Aimee and Oliver are joined by Helen Andrews to discuss her new book, Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster. They touch on the six sketches in the book, from Camille Paglia and Sonya Sotomayor to Aaron Sorkin and Al Sharpton, the influence of boomer politics, and why boomers think The Beatles and Bob Dylan are as important as Beethoven.
To listen to the full 90 min episode, become a patron at patreon.com/whatsleft
The Coming of Neo-Feudalism (w/ Joel Kotkin)
Aimee and Oliver are joined by professor and author Joel Kotkin to discuss his work, the characteristics of neo-feudalism and its class structure, and to offer some hope for the future.
The Thursday Night Rant: 2/12/2021 (Audio)
Aimee and Oliver discuss the deeper implications of the "cancellation" of NJ Robinson.
NJR, "How the Media Cracks Down on Critics of Israel," https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/02/how-the-media-cracks-down-on-critics-of-israel
NJR, "Why We All Hate Bari Weiss So Much," https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/04/why-we-all-hate-bari-weiss-so-much
Bateman, "Hall Monitors Doing the Work," https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/hall-monitors-doing-the-work
Bateman, "Solidarity, Just for Me," https://www.splicetoday.com/politics-and-media/solidarity-just-for-me