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BFTN 78 – RIP EVH
Eddie Van Halen is playing with Jimi in Elysium tonight. In other stories, we talk about the "debate", Trump and covid, mutually exacerbating catastrophes, Middle East “peace” and scenarios that could lead to a new US Civil War.
BFTN 77 – NOVICHOK
The Australian government is trying to force Facebook and Google to pay Australia news organisations free money; compare the narrative around Aussie journalists in China versus Assange; No, the CDC did *not* say only 6% of people died from COVID; Senate Report about Trump and Russia contains nothing new; who put the poison in Navalny's tea?; the Khashoggi trial concludes but what's happening with the US lawsuit against KSA?.
BFTN 76 – Post Growth
My old mate Donnie Maclurcan is the CEO of the Post Growth Institute and Affiliate Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University. He’s one of the smartest and nicest guys I know. I invited him on to chat about his views on the current state of the United States, where he has lived for the […]
BFTN 75 – Is The USA a Failed State?
Is the United States a failed state? Or is it just failing? Today we break down some of the various definitions of a "failed state" and try to work out how the USA rates against them. And why it matters, even to non-Americans.
BFTN 74 – Riots #4 – Sean
Sean from St Paul joins me for a chat about protests, riots, police brutality and why he has a huge SPQR matt across his chest.
BFTN 73 – Riots #3 – Andrew
Andrew Hout has a degree in history and lives just outside of Columbus in Ohio. We talk about why Americans are so angry and entitled.