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Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi Sridhar to Noam Chomsky, Peter Hitchens to Chelsea Manning and Gary Younge to Stewart Lee, the interviewees couldn't be more eclectic. Expect documentaries, too, exposing injustice and going to enemy territory - and discussions with experts on everything from COVID dreams about the pandemic to the history of US-backed coups. We'll learn a lot - but above all else, have our optimism in a better world rebooted.
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Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi Sridhar to Noam Chomsky, Peter Hitchens to Chelsea Manning and Gary Younge to Stewart Lee, the interviewees couldn't be more eclectic. Expect documentaries, too, exposing injustice and going to enemy territory - and discussions with experts on everything from COVID dreams about the pandemic to the history of US-backed coups. We'll learn a lot - but above all else, have our optimism in a better world rebooted.
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    Wow: George Monbiot on Ending Hunger - Without Destroying Our Planet

    Wow: George Monbiot on Ending Hunger - Without Destroying Our Planet

    George Monbiot is one of Britain's most eloquent, intelligent and wise writers, a relentless defender of social justice and a fighter against the climate emergency and the human-made threat to our only planet, Earth. We talk about his epic new book Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet - from the truth about soil ecology, to whether plant-based diets are the way forward, to new protein substitutes, to new farming methods, to the threats to our food systems and how we can fight them.
    One of the most enlightening interviews you'll ever listen to!
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    • 37 min
    Apartheid Israel Attacks Funeral

    Apartheid Israel Attacks Funeral

    The Israeli state not only killed iconic Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla - the police force then attacked her funeral procession. Much of the world is shocked - but governments continue to arm and back the Israeli state, disregarding the conclusions of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and B'Tselem that it is guilty of Apartheid. Is the Israeli state overreaching so much that Western public opinion will shift decisively against it?
    We talk to Salem Barahmeh, Executive Director of Rabet, and Sarit Michaeli from Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem, about what's happening on the ground, whether accountability is possible, what the mood is - and what happens next.
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    • 49 min
    Noam Chomsky on Ukraine and nuclear armageddon

    Noam Chomsky on Ukraine and nuclear armageddon

    Noam Chomsky is one of the world's pre-eminent intellectuals, and an icon of dissent going back literally generations. I speak to him about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and what anti-war activists should be saying. What does he think about the role of NATO? Should the left supporting arming Ukraine on the basis this is a naked war of aggression? What are Russia's war aims? What would a peace deal look like in these circumstances - and how would it last? And most of all - does he think a nuclear war is possible?
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Johnson and Starmer in Crisis?

    Johnson and Starmer in Crisis?

    The Tories took a battering in the local elections, losing even more seats than they feared, including nearly collapsing as a political force in London, as well as suffering a drubbing across the South. Has a cost-of-living crisis and a scandal-ridden Conservative government defined by deceit and corruption finally collided with electoral reality?
    But there is little cheer for Labour here: outside of the capital, the party's support has fallen in England compared to 2018, and important wins - like Wandsworth and Westminster - have been eclipsed by losses elsewhere, leading to few net gains in England. Labour's strong showing in Wales is surely something for popular Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford to take the credit for. With Keir Starmer - who bet the house on partygate - now under police investigation, how much of a mess are both the Tories and Labour in?
    We are joined by Britain's pre-eminent psephologist Sir John Curtice, and then journalist Paul Mason and Novara Media's Michael Walker to discuss the political situation.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tractor Porn and Misogyny

    Tractor Porn and Misogyny

    First the Mail on Sunday launched a crude misogynistic attack on Angela Rayner; then Tory MP Neil Parish was caught watching pornography in the House of Commons. What does this say about misogyny in politics - and how should we discuss misogyny and pornography?
    We’re joined by Shaista Aziz - Labour councillor and campaigner against male violence against women - and Ivy Maddox from United Sex Workers.
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    • 59 min
    Nish Kumar on the BBC, 'cancel culture', rehabilitating monsters, comedy, and racism

    Nish Kumar on the BBC, 'cancel culture', rehabilitating monsters, comedy, and racism

    Nish Kumar is a brilliant comedian and an all-round lovely guy, and we have a lot to chat about: his experiences working at the BBC, whether there's any truth to 'cancel culture', how monsters who've caused so much damage ended up being turned into national sweethearts, whether comedy has been dumbed down and become less fearless, and confronting racism.
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    • 48 min

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Excellent Interviews with Extraordinary Guests

If you love listening to lively, stimulating debates about the seismic ideas that shaping our world, anchored by the perspective of Owen Jones, this podcast if for you. Thank you Owen for everything you do. Your work has influenced me beyond words and molded me into the activist I am today. I am SO GRATEFUL you are transcribing these video interviews into podcast format as I rarely have time to sit down and watch a video but can definitely find time to listen to an interview as I clean, drive, walk my dog etc.

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