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
The Far Right AfD in German Politics: A Deep Dive
Guest Sophie Schmalenberger joins Right Rising to comprehensively break down the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. Along with host James F. Downes, Sophie takes us on a deep dive into the significance of the contemporary German political landscape and the ideological evolution of the far-right AfD Party. Sophie breaks down her latest research on the AfD and the important regional differences (West vs. East) that have historically underpinned German politics.
Sophie also provides analysis about the landmark electoral success of the AfD in becoming the first modern far-right party to achieve electoral representation in the German National Parliament (Bundestag) in the 2017 national parliamentary election. Sophie then discusses the current COVID-19 situation in German politics and what this means for the future of the AfD Party.
Special Guest: Sophie Schmalenberger .
Women and Gender in the Extreme Right
Guest Simon Purdue joins Right Rising to break down why gender is so important to the extreme right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Simon takes us on a deep dive into some of the most consistent narratives around womanhood and gender in the U.S., U.K. and South African extreme right to help us understand why feminity is central to the ideology of these movements. Finally, Simon and Augusta explore how the extreme right uses narratives of womanhood to advance their racism and misogony.
Special Guest: Simon Purdue.
Artificial Intelligence and Far Right Radicalization
Guest Ashton Kingdon joins Right Rising to break down the connections between Artificial Intelligence and far-right radicalization online. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Ashton takes us on a deep dive into the world of algorithims, social media companies, and disinformation to help us understand the connections between technology and radicalization. Finally, Ashton and I ask the ultimate question - can we really hold intelligent machines accountable for radicalization?
Special Guest: Ashton Kingdon.
The QAnon Conspiracy and Momfluencers
Guest Ashley Mattheis joins Right Rising to break down the QAnon conspiracy and its growth during the COVID-19 crisis. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Ashley walks us through the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories after the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and how these ideas spread across social media. Finally, Ashley takes us on a deep dive into the world of "Momfluencers" and how their conceptions of motherhood have catalyzed QAnon's reach into the mainstream.
Special Guest: Ashley Mattheis.
Incel Culture and Deplatforming
Guest Dr. Julia DeCook joins Right Rising to discuss the growth of incel culture online. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Julia walks us through how incels and other online far-right groups have responded to deplatforming efforts by social media companies. Finally, Julia and Augusta question just how successful deplatforming can ultimately be in the face of mainstream racism and sexism in U.S. culture.
Special Guest: Julia DeCook.
Populism in Italy: A Deep Dive
This episode features the inaugural episode from the CARR Populism Research Unit. Guests Dr. Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Alessio Scopelliti join Right Rising to give us an overview of what populism means in Italian politics - as both an ideology and how it plays out in party politics.
Along with host Dr. James F. Downes (Head of The Populism Research Unit, CARR) Valerio and Alessio shed further light on the electoral volatility and instability of Italian politics. Both guests then address the uniqueness of Italian populism, alongside the impact of COVID-19 and the significance of the recent Italian constitutional referendum. Both guests also step outside of Italian politics and answer the burning question - on the likely outcome of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.
For more information relating to the CARR Populism Research Unit (PRU), please check out the PRU Website: https://www.radicalrightanalysis.com/carr-populism-research-unit-pru/
Special Guests: Alessio Scopelliti and Valerio Alfonso Bruno.