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Current affairs podcast bridging critical academics and the real world. Not the News evaluates law, history, and theory through interviews and roundtable discussions while highlighting interesting initiatives across the whole University of Kent community, plus exciting events in Brussels and beyond.

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Current affairs podcast bridging critical academics and the real world. Not the News evaluates law, history, and theory through interviews and roundtable discussions while highlighting interesting initiatives across the whole University of Kent community, plus exciting events in Brussels and beyond.

    Tarnished Legacy of a Monarchy: Belgium's Royal Museum of Central Africa (pt. 2)

    Tarnished Legacy of a Monarchy: Belgium's Royal Museum of Central Africa (pt. 2)

    The pod team took a trip to the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels, and what we found there was both fascinating and disappointing - from an impressive collection of taxidermied specimens to discovering the darker, whitewashed undertones of Belgium's history. Hilary, Elliot, Gabriel & Leon go over their trip, and at the end of the episode offer some recommendations for African restaurants for if you ever find yourself in Brussels. 
    Discussion: Hilary Atayi, Elliot Knight, Gabriel Carrasquillo, Leon Downs
    Production/Editing: Leon Downs
    Intro & Outro: Umoja by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com

    • 30 min
    Election Fraud? Iowa and New Hampshire Results, US 2020 Democratic Primary

    Election Fraud? Iowa and New Hampshire Results, US 2020 Democratic Primary

    Gabriel and Leon weigh in on the recent Iowa and New Hampshire elections, and give some thoughts on the upcoming Nevada caucus. 
     
    Discussion: Gabriel Carrasquillo, Leon Downs
    Music Credits: Intro: Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions
    Outro: Synthetic by | e s c p | https://escp-music.bandcamp.com

    • 26 min
    Mob Justice & Online Outrage, Don't F* With Cats Documentary Review

    Mob Justice & Online Outrage, Don't F* With Cats Documentary Review

    What are the consequences of participating in an online mob? What happens when clickbait encourages a killer? Hilary, Leon and Gabriel review a documentary about a viral murderer, the series titled 'Don't F* With Cats,' available on Netflix. 
    Discussion: Hilary Atayi, Gabriel Carrasquillo, Leon Downs
    Music Credits: Intro: Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions
    Outro: Synthetic by | e s c p | https://escp-music.bandcamp.com

    • 37 min
    Power, Privilege & Protests - Resistance Across the Ages

    Power, Privilege & Protests - Resistance Across the Ages

    Can protests be effective if they aren’t disruptive? What are legitimate forms of protest? Who, or what is endangered during a protest? 
     
    In this episode we discuss the politics of non-violent and violent resistance - how they are received, what makes them work, and the identities involved. The second half of the episode guest features our wonderfully refreshing lecturer Dr. Bojan Savić, who specializes in postcolonial and critical security studies. Him and Elliot go over power and political resistance from his upcoming book, Afghanistan Under Siege: The Afghan Body and the Postcolonial Border, which is set to publish early in the new year. 
     
     
    Special Guest: Dr. Bojan Savić
     
    Hosts: Hilary Atayi & Elliot Knight
    Roundtable: Mia Veal & Grigoris Neofytou
    Executive Producer: Justin Cruz
    Chief Editor/Post-Production: Leondra (Leon) Downs
     
     
    Music Credits: 
     
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com 
     
    Intro: bedtime after a coffee by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen
     
    Outro: Synthetic by | e s c p | https://escp-music.bandcamp.com

    • 54 min
    Fads, Food, & Fast Fashion - Reflections on Consumerism

    Fads, Food, & Fast Fashion - Reflections on Consumerism

    When did our consumption habits become so destructive? Can there be ethical consumption under globalized capitalism? In this episode we discuss the limits of sustainability and corporate hijacking of eco-friendly trends. Hosts: Elliot Knight, Hilary AtayiRoundtable Discussion: Mia Veal, Grigoris Neofytou, Kiana Baker-SohnMusic Credits: Intro: Pinky by Blue Dot Sessions
    Outro: Synthetic by | e s c p | https://escp-music.bandcamp.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 50 min
    Ep 2 - Voter Participation Roundtable

    Ep 2 - Voter Participation Roundtable

    While the European Parliament elections have come and gone, eternal questions regarding voter participation linger on. Why don't people vote? How do we incentivize people to vote? What does the lack of voter participation say about the democratic system? In this Roundtable episode, Justin Cruz, Lèon Downs, Marissa Diaz, Zoheb Mashiur, Niki Papadogiannakis, and Hattie Schofield discuss all of these questions and more in a recording completed just before the beginning of the EP election.

    • 46 min

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