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43 - Facts Don't Care About Your (fascist) Feelings
In this episode we talk about feelings, not our own feelings but fascist ones.
We ask what kind of feelings drive the far right online, how do they contribute to process of radicalisation and is radicalisation a good framing anyway? We also discuss fascism's relationship to compulsive consumption, specifically porn and indulge a tiny bit of far left, far right equivocation before reaffirming that the far right is still bad actually!
This episode is based on the second chapter of our upcoming book with Dog Section Press, Post Internet Far Right.
You can pre order your copy of PIFR here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/post-internet-far-right
42 - White Skin, Black Fuel w/ Andreas Malm And Lise Benoist
Alex and Sam talk with two members of the Zetkin Collective, Andreas Malm and Lise Benoist about their new book, White Skin Black Fuel.
We discuss Rassemblement national's ecological turn in France, how far right acceptance of the climate crisis is just denial in another form, the attachement of the far right to blocks of capital and the political character of national landscapes.
White Skin, Black Fuel is the new book from the Zetkin Collective. It delves into the intersection of the far right and the climate crisis.
"In the first study of the far right’s role in the climate crisis, White Skin, Black Fuel presents an eye-opening sweep of a novel political constellation, revealing its deep historical roots. Fossil-fuelled technologies were born steeped in racism. No one loved them more passionately than the classical fascists. Now right-wing forces have risen to the surface, some professing to have the solution—closing borders to save the nation as the climate breaks down.
Epic and riveting, White Skin, Black Fuel traces a future of political fronts that can only heat up."
Preorder our book here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/post-internet-far-right?tk=29140ddd488617a033f53eb8cf854e6421c368d0
BONUS EP: Post Internet Far Right pre-order and preview
In this bonus episode we get our shill on and let you know about our first ever book, pre-orders for which are now open via Dog Section Press.
Next Sam reads a section over the book from the chapter The Street, where we discuss how the far right mobilises in the IRL world, with reference to Tommy Robinson and Charlottesville.
Pre-order the book here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/post-internet-far-right
41 - The History of Nazi Ecologism W/ Peter Staudenmaier
Sam goes through the history of Nazi ecologism with its most prominent historians: Peter Staudenmaier.
Peter Staudenmaier is Associate Professor of History. His work centers on Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, environmental history, and the history of racial thought.
Read more from Peter on fascist ecology here:
40 - Online radicalisation and memes w/ Joshua Citarella
12 Rules for WHAT sit down with Joshua Citarella to discuss his research into online radicalisation, the far right's own personal hamster wheels, and the question of the final meme of all.
39 - QAnon and Anti-Lockdown In the UK w/ Annie Kelly
We talk to QAnon researcher Annie Kelly about how QAnon has developed in the UK. We discuss the strange variances of UK QAnon, the demographics of the anti-lockdown protests, the appeal of #savethechildren framing and ask how we can situate QAnon in a fast changing political landscape.
Annie Kelly is a researcher of antifeminist and far right movements and is a regular contributor to the Qanon Anonymous podcast.
Check out Annie’s NYT article on mothers and Qanon here:
A great resource for those interested in learning more about the far right
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A lot of information at once but theres really important stuff here so definately worth a listen. The podcasts are an hour long but feel like years of reading with the most relevant info condensed into an hour, essential this awareness gets shared. 5 stars for strong analysis
Concise, genuine, needed. Making political developments accessible is so important.