A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.
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Teaser - PTO Extra! Daniel Finn on Northern Ireland and the DUP's dilemma
Earlier this month rioting broke out in loyalist communities in several towns and cities in Northern Ireland - the worst such violence for years. PTO spoke to Daniel Finn about his recent article for the London Review of Books on the causes of the disturbances.
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Enoch Powell: Britain's first neoliberal politician w/ Robbie Shilliam
Robbie Shilliam joins PTO to talk about his article, 'Enoch Powell: Britain’s First Neoliberal Politician' which appeared in the New Political Economy Journal. We spoke about how Enoch Powell, far from being a political throwback was in fact a key figure in the emergence of neoliberalism and Thatcherism, and how his politics presaged the Brexit project. We also chatted about how Powell, in contrast to many conservatives became hostile to nostalgia for the British Empire and how he believed that an independent Britain, neither ruling an empire, nor becoming part of the embryonic European Union would find its proper place in the world.
Teaser - PTO Extra! "Global Britain" and the UK defence review w/ Paul Rogers
Earlier this month the UK government published the latest defence review, titled 'Global Britain in a Competitive Age'. PTO spoke to international security analyst Paul Rogers about the defence review, and the government's move to increase the UK's nuclear stockpile by 40%. We also talked what the review tells us about the UK in a post-Brexit world and finally what the review means for the government's relations with China.
HyperCurtisisation w/ Owen Hatherley, Juliet Jacques, and Alberto Toscano
Owen Hatherley, Juliet Jacques, and Alberto Toscano join PTO to talk about Adam Curtis's new BBC series Can't Get You Out of My Head. We chatted about Curtis' politics, the changes in his documentary style since the early 1990s, and why he avoids talking about neoliberalism.
The entwinement of police and male violence w/ Melissa Gira Grant & Chardine Taylor Stone
Melissa Gira Grant and Chardine Taylor Stone join PTO to discuss police and male violence and the murder of Sarah Everard. We talked about the importance of not seeing Wayne Couzen's role as a police officer as merely incidental to the murder of Everard and we also talked about why carceral feminist approaches that seek to combat male violence through the police and the courts are doomed to fail. We also talked about the social media reaction to the initial vigil for Sarah Everard on Clapham common and how the struggle against police violence and violence against women in general requires the building of a mass movement of collective struggle that cuts across different identities.
The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It? w/ Emma Dowling
Emma Dowling joins PTO to talk about her new book 'The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It'. We chatted about the scale of the care crisis today, how social reproduction theory can help us to make sense of the crisis, and we also talked about how conservatives conceive of care and of how they believe practices of care should be undertaken.
This week’s episode with Adam Tooze is particularly good. Wide ranging discussion on potential aftermath of CD19 crisis. Essential listening, not just for the left.
This podcast is terrifically good at getting me to think. I’ve found it not only informative on current events, but provides a deeper understanding of theory that can be applied to other stories. I highly recommend listening.
In-Depth & Rigorous
If you like the more academic episodes of Jacobin’s The Dig, this podcast turns that mood on blast. These are long and enlightening interviews with prominent scholars, always with a focus on how their expertise are relevant to leftist ideology and politics.