Produced by Novara Media, The Burner is a daily briefing on the news that matters to the left during the current Covid-19 crisis and beyond.
THE BURNER 246: The Writing On The Wall
After ten weeks of lockdown, James Butler asks: what have we learned?
Plus, a little announcement on the future of this show.
THE BURNER 245: Two Pandemics
Ash Sarkar goes to the Black Lives Matter protest in London, and talks to the protestors on the new front line of antiracist struggle in the UK.
THE BURNER 244: Who Counts?
As the UK death toll passes 50,000 and Black Lives Matter protests continue in the US, James Butler asks: who gets to matter in politics?
THE BURNER 243: Ease Off, Second Wave + Talking Teachers
James Butler asks what the government ease-off in regulations is really about – should we expect a second wave?
Plus, as teachers are pressed back to work, we hear from one teacher and trade unionist – Nik from the Requires Improvement podcast – about what’s really going on in schools.
THE BURNER 242: ‘And You Have To Do It All The Time’
Cummings survives: but what’s the wreckage?
Lockdown eases, but R is high: so why?
Plus, James Butler wonders about political hope in difficult times.
James Butler on Dominic Cummings: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/28/dominic-cummings-democracy-laws-truth-consequences
Huw Lemmey on hecklers: https://huw.substack.com/p/what-have-you-got-to-say-to-that
Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate
THE BURNER 241: Dangerous Liaisons
As we enter day six of The Dominic Cummings Scandal, Ash Sarkar examines the evidence and breaks down Boris Johnson’s first appearance at the Commons liaison committee. Plus the dangers of false negatives.
A refreshing news organization
Sharp, intelligent, and to the point. We appreciate James Butler and all those who contribute.
Witty, erudite and insightful - certainly my favorite podcast.
Erudite and relevant
James Butler is undoubtedly an essential worker for those needing politically astute and theoretically informed coverage of the crisis. Subscribe at once!