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A podcast from The World Transformed bringing radical political education and utopian thinking to bear on the issues that define our world.

Subscribe now to get episode 1 in your feed as soon as it drops.

Check out the full TWT festival programme at: theworldtransformed.org.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

A podcast from The World Transformed bringing radical political education and utopian thinking to bear on the issues that define our world.

Subscribe now to get episode 1 in your feed as soon as it drops.

Check out the full TWT festival programme at: theworldtransformed.org.

    Illness

    Illness

    The pandemic has brought public health into focus while also serving as a magnifying glass that clarifies existing inequalities relating to class, race and gender. In this final instalment of the series, we’ll hear about how illness is produced and managed under capitalism while trying to reimagine a world in which care for the ill is a central feature of our politics.

    This episode was produced by Aron Keller, James Roadnight, Sarah Vowden, Matt Huxley, Penny Grennan, Charlie Clarke, Hanadi Rammu with contributions from Ellen Clifford, Vijay Prashad, Ellie Bradford, Ros Reynolds-Grey, David Tovey, Prof. John Foot and Lynne Segal.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Homelessness

    Homelessness

    As the government has made tentative steps to shelter the unhoused homeless and enacted a temporary eviction ban for renters, the pandemic has made clear that homelessness is a political choice. In this episode we uncover the origins of rentier capitalism, explore the history of squatting and life ‘on the road’, and speak to volunteers dealing with Britain’s spiralling homelessness crisis.

    This episode was produced by Aron Keller, Penny Grennan, James Roadnight, Sarah Vowden, Tin Hinson, Charlie Clarke and Matt Huxley. It featured contributions from Professor Danny Dorling, Tom, Andrea and Shaunna from Labour Homelessness Campaign, Michelle Langan from Paper Cup, Jane Clendon from Streets Kitchen, Homes For All, Ben Smithies and the Museum of Homelessness, Jeremy Gilbert, Richard King, and Dorothy Allen-Pickard and Breach Theatre.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Debt

    Debt

    Debt is a key disciplinary mechanism under capitalism; a power relation that causes financial, cultural and spiritual misery. In this episode we debunk the myths and moralising that surrounds debt, and hear from those developing creative alternatives to an indebted existence.

    This episode is dedicated to the memory of Professor David Graeber. It was produced by Sarah Vowden, Matt Huxley, Aron Keller, James Roadnight, Penny Grennan, Charlie Clarke and Alex Brent, with contributions from Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Tim Jones and Eva Watkinson from Jubilee Debt Campaign, Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn from Hoe Street Central Bank, Alex Macey from Gamvisory, Yao Graham, Lidy Nacpil, Grace Blakeley, Dr. Johnna Montgomery and Ben Beach.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Unemployment

    Unemployment

    As a result of the economic downturn caused by Coronavirus, and with the government's furlough scheme winding down, we stand on the brink of mass joblessness. In this pilot episode of TWT FM, we unpack the function of unemployment under capitalism, hear from trade union organisers leading the fightback against redundancies, and discover how the left can push for a future beyond unemployment.

    TWT FM is a podcast from The World Transformed. This episode was produced by Matt Huxley, Sarah Vowden, Charlie Clarke, James Roadnight, Penny Grennan, Aron Keller and Sam Swann, with contributions from Keir Milburn, Will Stronge, Ellen Clifford, Andy Mitchell and Denise McKenna from Disabled People Against Cuts, Richard King, Tim Jones and Hilary Wainwright.

    Go to theworldtransformed.org to find the full TWT festival programme. 

    • 1 hr
    Introducing TWT FM

    Introducing TWT FM

    Welcome to TWT FM, a brand new magazine-style podcast from The World Transformed bringing radical political education and utopian thinking to bear on the issues that define our world.

    For Season 1 we’ll be releasing podcasts across September to coincide with this year’s festival, exploring the subjects of Unemployment, Debt, Homelessness, and Illness with the rich, panoramic lens you’d expect from The World Transformed.

    Subscribe now to get episode 1 in your feed as soon as it drops.

    Check out the full TWT festival programme now at: theworldtransformed.org. 

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

whyme95? ,

Rich in new perspectives and fun to listen to

Love this podcast and the format. Thought there was such a wealth of new understanding and perspectives but it was enjoyable to listen to. The production is top notch and I can’t wait to hear more episodes!

roxyismatthewfox ,

TWT: unemployment episode

The team covered so much in the course of this episode, and went into details on the history of the job centre as well as covering the changing stigma towards unemployment and being reserve labour. Recommend!

Dkurzer94 ,

Fascinating stuff

Really interesting view on unemployment

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