187 episodes

Daniel Harper is a researcher who goes where few others can bear to go: he listens to what the reactionaries - from the IDW to the modern day Nazis - say to each other in *their* safe spaces! In this timely and shocking - but entertaining - anti-fascist podcast, Daniel tells his friend, online writer Jack Graham, all about it.

I Don't Speak German IDSG

    • News
    • 3.8 • 960 Ratings

Daniel Harper is a researcher who goes where few others can bear to go: he listens to what the reactionaries - from the IDW to the modern day Nazis - say to each other in *their* safe spaces! In this timely and shocking - but entertaining - anti-fascist podcast, Daniel tells his friend, online writer Jack Graham, all about it.

    News Brief: Trump Assassination Attempt & VP Announcement

    News Brief: Trump Assassination Attempt & VP Announcement

    Daniel and Jack chat about recent events...
    Show Notes:
    Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay ad-free and independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month plus all backer-only back-episodes.
    Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper/posts
    Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618&fan_landing=true
    IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod
    Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper
    Jack's (Locked) Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_
    Jack's Bluesky: @timescarcass.bsky.social
    Daniel's Bluesky: @danielharper.bsky.social
    IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1

    • 1 hr 9 min
    PREVIEW of Bonus Ep35: Independence Day (1996)

    PREVIEW of Bonus Ep35: Independence Day (1996)

    We recorded an episode about the 1996 film Independence Day, because we're looking at movies about the American presidency, and how better to do that than to embrace the cheesy human genocide/American exceptionalist pornography than this entry into the Devlin/Emmerich oeuvre?
    Spoiler alert: this is deeply stupid, but we both kinda like it anyway.
    Links:
    Five-Four Pod on Trump vs the United States: https://shows.acast.com/fivefourpod/episodes/trump-v-united-states
    Jon Bois video "That's Not Entirely Accurate." Requires a subscription to the Secret Base Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/posts/pretty-good-15-107056427
    We will be recording the next full episode in the next few days, and then Daniel will plan the next Patreon live chat. Life has been hectic lately, and we thank you all for your continued support.
    Full episode exclusive for Patreon subscribers.
    Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month.
    Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper/posts
    Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618&fan_landing=true
    IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod
    Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper
    Jack's (Locked) Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_
    Jack's Bluesky: @timescarcass.bsky.social
    Daniel's Bluesky: @danielharper.bsky.social
    IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1
     

    • 6 min
    BONUS PREVIEW: Bonus Ep34 Dave (1993)

    BONUS PREVIEW: Bonus Ep34 Dave (1993)

    We continue our election year series on movies about the US President, with a chat about Ivan Reitman's Capraesque 1993 political-romantic-comedy-drama-satire(???) Dave, starring Kevin Kline as a lovable goofball Presidential lookalike who ends up actually pretending to be the President, kindasorta accidentally pulling off a (well-meaning) one-man coup d'état, enmeshed in the plots of the evil White House Chief of Staff (Frank Langella), and falling in love with the First Lady (Sigourney Weaver). 
    Full episode exclusive for Patreon subscribers.
    Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month.
    Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper/posts
    Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618&fan_landing=true
    IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod
    Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper
    Jack's (Locked) Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_
    Jack's Bluesky: @timescarcass.bsky.social
    Daniel's Bluesky: @danielharper.bsky.social
    IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1

    • 11 min
    BONUS PREVIEW: Bonus Ep33 Air Force One (1997)

    BONUS PREVIEW: Bonus Ep33 Air Force One (1997)

    We begin our celebration of America's months-long presidential election with the first in a projected bonus series on movies about the US President.
    In this edition, we look at 1997's Air Force One.
    Exclusive for Patreon subscribers.
    Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month.
    Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper/posts
    Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618&fan_landing=true
    IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod
    Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper
    Jack's (Locked) Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_
    Jack's Bluesky: @timescarcass.bsky.social
    Daniel's Bluesky: @danielharper.bsky.social
    IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1
     

    • 9 min
    125: Cantwell on Grindr

    125: Cantwell on Grindr

    An entire episode of Cantwell news.  And it ain't nice.
    Content Warnings.
    Show Notes:
    Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay ad-free and independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month plus all backer-only back-episodes.
    Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper/posts
    Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618&fan_landing=true
    IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod
    Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper
    Jack's (Locked) Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_
    Jack's Bluesky: @timescarcass.bsky.social
    Daniel's Bluesky: @danielharper.bsky.social
    IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1
    Episode Notes:
    Previous episodes about (or heavily featuring) Cantwell:
    https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/i-dont-speak-german-episode-5-christopher-cantwell-part-1
    https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/i-dont-speak-german-episode-6-christopher-cantwell-part-2
    https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/episode-33-nazi-infighting-news-roundup
    https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/episode-43-cantwell-news-special-with-emily-gorecenski
    https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/68-the-trial-of-christopher-cantwell-with-hilary-sargent
    https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/96-catching-up-with-cantwell-and-the-failures-of-the-prison-industrial-complex
    https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/99-sines-vs-kessler-verdict
    Images from new episode:

    • 1 hr 16 min
    PUBLIC BONUS: Talking About Gaza, with Eiynah Mohammed-Smith

    PUBLIC BONUS: Talking About Gaza, with Eiynah Mohammed-Smith

    Daniel is joined by friend-of-the-pod and regular guest/collaborator Eiynah Mohammed-Smith (Polite Conversations, Woking Up,  @nicemangos (2) Eiynah (@nicemangos.bsky.social) — Bluesky ) to talk about Israel's genocide in Gaza, and in particular about some questions that have come up around IDSG's public response to it.  Jack was sadly unable to attend the recording but was fully there in spirit.  
    Our X Space on IDF / Israeli 'dystopian propaganda' with Eiynah: https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/hangin-out-with-eiynah-6-dystopian-propaganda
    Show Notes:
    Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay ad-free and independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month plus all backer-only back-episodes.
    Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper/posts
    Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618&fan_landing=true
    IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod
    Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper
    Jack's (Locked) Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_
    Jack's Bluesky: @timescarcass.bsky.social
    Daniel's Bluesky: @danielharper.bsky.social
    IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1
     

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
960 Ratings

960 Ratings

Nyarl de la Thotep ,

Subject to change

I’d rate this podcast better if they were doing this podcast but these “guest podcasts” really put me off because of the degree it seems the females are not deeply listening to what anyone is saying but rather taking turns speaking. It doesn’t build my interest and it becomes like any other conversation that I can’t wait to tune out (and I turn it off when I realize that I’m not trying to pay attention anymore). I don’t care whom was logged out of the low production zoom meeting; I am rather more concerned the building of coherent points. Sometimes I need help understanding WHY people have the feeling they have and simply judging adorable v deplorable is not building a point or gaining metaphorical ground for one’s argument. Building a better argument gives that argument gravity that otherwise one’s simple opinions lack and that was a great strength of this podcast (from my perspective) when it had its previous format (seemed orderly). I’ll keep trying the podcast to see if the “gang” can co-operate more in this respect by working together and tuning out when they don’t. Optimistic about raising this review star rating when things sort out.

mightyqwin ,

Guys, please come back!

Seriously, we need you more than ever. Your deep dives into far right figures is critical to understanding what has been happening in the last decade and I miss that analysis. Please please please.

sokobanz ,

After hearing that one of the host not gonna vote

I’m officially finishing listening this pod. Last episode of Israel/Hamas conflict was not a last straw, never been completely agree with pod views but still liked, as liberal, point of view they bring in most of the time. But not voting in swing state aka give your vote out, just trow away one of the most important rights? Really? Now, hows Trump in office would help to any of cause this pod are for? It’s disgusting and completely lack of balance

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