Right-wing authoritarian and extremist movements are on the march worldwide. This podcast will host some of the globe's leading experts on the radical right to help us understand the development of these extremists. Each episode, hosts and guests bring their specialist insights to break down the critical people, places, organizations, actions, and ideas of the radical right. Produced by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right
White Evangelicals and the Radical Right
Guest Sophie Bjork-James join Right Rising to discuss the unique relationship between white evangelicals and radical right politics. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Sophie breaks down how evangelical activism against abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial integration intersect in the current American political environment. Sophie explains how growing numbers of Black and Latinx evangelicals could change the trajectory of evangelicalism in the United States.
Special Guest: Sophie Bjork-James.
Alt-Tech and the Far Right
Guests Greta Jasser and Ed Pertwee join Right Rising to discuss alt-tech - the digital infrastructure of the far-right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Greta and Ed break down how narratives of grievance, persecution, and victimhood fuel alt-tech program creation. Greta and Ed explain how de-platforming fuels alt-tech creation and creates a market for far-right platforms' continued existence.
Special Guests: Ed Pertwee and Greta Jasser.
The Evolving Political Agenda of the Radical Right
Guest Alessio Scopelliti joins Right Rising to discuss the programmatic flexibility of the radical right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Alessio breaks down how cultural, economic, and political realities force radical right parties to adapt and evolve their political platforms. Alessio explains how these particular cleavages can occur amongst radical right parties - and, critically, what they look like on the transnational level.
Special Guest: Alessio Scopelliti.
The Ethics of Studying the Far Right
Guests Ashton Kingdon and Ashley Mattheis join Right Rising to discuss the ethical implications of studying the far-right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Ashton and Ashley walk us through the existing institutions that protect ethical research and how they fall short in safeguarding scholars studying extremism online. Ashton and Ashley explain the threats faced by researchers - particularly women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ individuals - and how their new unit at CARR focusing on ethics aims to increase researcher safety.
Special Guests: Ashley Mattheis and Ashton Kingdon.
The White Power Music Scene - Funding the Extreme Right
Guest Maximilian Kreter joins Right Rising to discuss how the white power music scene funds and sustains the extreme right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Maximilian walks us through the financing of white power music and the importance of music festivals in radical right organizing. Maximilian explains how the white power music business evolved since the 1990s with the advent of the internet age, as a previous locally oriented music scene transformed into a global money-making enterprise.
Special Guest: Maximilian Kreter.
Youth Gangs and the White Power Movement
Guest Shannon Reid joins Right Rising to discuss youth gang activism within the white power movement in the U.S. - and our historical and contemporary conceptions of gang activity. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Shannon walks us through the geography of white power gangs and gives us insight into what drives youths to join these gangs. Bringing her own experiences working with youth gangs, Shannon offers some suggestions about what kinds of interventions may - or may not - be useful when working with white power youth.
Special Guest: Shannon Reid.