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Novara FM: Fascism Is Not The Exception w/ Alberto Toscano
In recent years we’ve spent a lot of time arguing about fascism – what it means, what it looks like, and how we would know if it had returned. That typically brings us back to the European fascism of ’30s and ’40s, with its uniforms, symbols, marches and camps. But the philosopher Alberto Toscano, currently teaching […]
Downstream: The History of Israel’s War on Palestine w/ Rashid Khalidi
To really understand what’s going in Israel, you need to get your history straight. Rashid Khalidi is one of the foremost historians of the Middle East and the author of several books on the region’s history, including The Hundred Years’ War On Palestine. On the day of the ceasefire in Gaza, he guides Ash through […]
Novara FM: New Cities, Old Scams w/ Quinn Slobodian
Business is booming for architects and property investors right now, with masterplans being unveiled for dozens of new cities around the world. The hi-tech promise of NEOM, Saudi Arabia’s proposed new desert metropolis, is only the most discussed of these visions – others are being drawn up in Indonesia, China and Senegal. What sets these […]
Downstream: Does the Labour Party Care About Palestine? w/ Zarah Sultana
Zarah Sultana is one of the youngest MPs in Parliament and has faced intense hostility from the right of the Labour Party since Keir Starmer’s ascent to leader. The MP for Coventry South sat down with Ash Sarkar to talk about the reality of being a Muslim woman in the Labour Party, her interactions with […]
Novara FM: Why Posh People Have Bad Taste w/ Nathalie Olah
Dolly Parton was right, as usual, when she revealed that “it costs a lot of money to look this cheap”. But who decided rhinestones were tacky in the first place? Style is a matter of taste, yet taste itself is a a matter of money, morality and identity, as the writer and critic Nathalie Olah […]
Downstream: The Future of Money w/ Brett Scott
We’re heading towards a cashless society. With the dominion of Visa and Mastercard showing no sign of shrinking, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to scrutinise what this shift towards virtual money really means. Brett Scott is an author and former banker who is deeply committed to evaluating the dangers of removing cash as a payment system. […]
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This podcast challenges the narratives of mainstream ideas around politics, power, and economics. If you like learning and thinking about things in different or new ways, then this is a must listen. Thanks for making a great show.
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Top show talking about the things that matter and which go unreported. Come here if you want to stay sane. Bastani is the one for technical analyses.