RADIKAAL is a DIY podcast about the radical aspects of music, politics, and sports. Each episode, host Cas Mudde interviews one guest about a specific topic for about 30 minutes. Guests include academics, athletes, journalists, musicians, and politicians. In short, this is a podcast about fascists, punks, and ultras.
28. Karim Zidan on Ultras in Egypt, Sportswashing in Saudi Arabia, and MMA and the Far Right in Europe and the US.
My guest today is Karim Zidan. Born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, Karim is an investigative reporter who works on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for many different publications, from mainstream newspapers like The Guardian to...
27. Stanislav Vysotsky on American Antifa
My guest today is Stanislav Vysotsky, who is an associate professor in Criminology at the University of Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of the book, American Antifa: The Tactics, Culture, and Practice of Militant Antifascism,...
26. Nicole Hemmer on the Conservative Media in the US
My guest today is Nicole Hemmer, an associate research scholar with the Obama Presidency Oral History project at Columbia University. She specializes in the history of conservative media in the United States from the 1940s to the present, and the role...
25. Amarnath Amarasingam on Religion and Terrorism
My guest is Amarnath Amarasingam, an assistant professor in the School of Religion at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. Amar is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and an Associate Fellow at the International...
24. Carles Viñas and Natxo Parra on the German cult club FC St. Pauli
This week RADIKAAL has a premiere, as I will be interviewing two guests, at the same time. Carles Viñas is a researcher in the Department of History of the University of Barcelona, who has published extensively on the far right, skinheads, and ultras,...
23. Louis Wierenga on EKRE and far right in Estonia
My guest is Louis Wierenga, a former US Marine who went to study in Canada befoire moving East. He is currently a junior Research Fellow at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu, where he works on a PhD on the far...
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Great format and content
Cas Mudde, PhD is a political scientist who specializes in the politics of the right and far-right. He is also a great interviewer who structures the shows in a way that highlights the guests rather than himself. This is great because his guests are excellent (Billy Bragg?!), providing expertise on right-wing movements and politics throughout the world. Cas does not pretend to be dispassionate about the subject: he seems to have been drawn to it because of his love for democracy and freedom and his opposition to tyranny and fascism.