Socialist podcasts from Tribune Magazine - featuring partner shows like Grace Blakeley's A World to Win and Alex Doherty's Politics Theory Other.
Politics Theory Other // Eric Zemmour and the mainstreaming of the French far-right w/ Sebastian Budgen
Sebastian Budgen joins PTO to talk about the rise of Eric Zemmour - the new star of the French far right and a candidate in April's presidential election. We discussed Zemmour's career in journalism, and why he is able to attract support from both Le Pen voters and more mainstream conservatives. We also talked about the strategic logic behind Zemmour's efforts to rehabilitate the reputation of the collaborationist Vichy government of WWII.
Politics Theory Other // Jason Hickel on how degrowth will save the world (part one)
Jason Hickel joins PTO to talk about his book, Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World. In part one of the interview we discussed the comprehensive and all-encompassing character of the ecological crisis which extends well beyond the issue of CO2 emissions. We also talked about the violent emergence of capitalism, and how that process entailed the radical transformation of human subjectivity and how humans relate to the natural world. Finally, we talked about the emergence of GDP as an indicator of societal progress and well being.
A World to Win // How We Win the Green New Deal w/ Chris Saltmarsh
On this week’s podcast, Grace Blakeley speaks to Chris Saltmarsh, co-founder of Labour for a Green New Deal and author of Burnt: Fighting for Climate Justice. We discuss what the Green New Deal should look like, who should pay for it, and how we should mobilise to win it.You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron (https://www.patreon.com/Aworldtowinpod). Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies for making this episode possible.
A World to Win // Net Zero Is Not Enough w/ Holly Jean Buck
Grace speaks to Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Buffalo, about her new book Ending Fossil Fules: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough. They discuss the meaning of net zero, the different trajectories we might use to get there, and how these different paths might ease or exacerbate other ecological, social, and political challenges the world faces today.You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron (https://www.patreon.com/Aworldtowinpod). Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies for making this episode possible.
A World to Win // Work Without the Worker w/ Phil Jones
This week, Grace speaks to Phil Jones, researcher at Autonomy and author of Work Without the Worker: Labour in the Age of Platform Capitalism.They discuss whether what we call ‘automation’ actually relies on the proliferation of poorly paid microwork around the world, who does this work under what conditions, and how workers can start to organise to resist their exploitation at the hands of some of the most powerful companies on the planet.You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron (https://www.patreon.com/Aworldtowinpod). Thanks to producer Sarah Hurd for filling in this week.
Politics Theory Other // Is support for the Conservatives finally starting to erode? w/ Andy Beckett
Andy Beckett joins PTO to talk about the recent Conservative and Labour Party conferences and whether the supply chain and fuel crises might finally undermine support for Boris Johnson's government. We also chatted about why Keir Starmer seems to have made so little effort to make political capital out of the government's current difficulties.
Brilliant, thoughtful, informative
Really brilliant podcast feed comprising a variety of different political podcasts. Very well produced and researched. Refreshing, interesting, important. Highly recommended.
Tremendous to have this. Essential listening for socialists. Let's build the alternative to the corporate media.