Trashfuture vs. The 8th Amendment

May 23, 2018

This is a slightly more condensed episode in which the TF crew discusses an idiotic Sunday Times piece about 'hipster fascists,' but more importantly it's an episode centred on the campaign in Ireland to repeal the 8th Amendment. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Hussein (@HKesvani) speak with journalist Sirin Kale (@thedalstonyears) about Irish abortion laws, the impending referendum, and whether or not the uniforms of the royal wedding were inspired by Steven Seagal.

If you're in Ireland and can vote, make sure to do so — unless you're going to vote incorrectly, in which case you should bin yourself immediately.

Please remember that, in these trying and dark times, you can always commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from Lil' Comrade (http://www.lilcomrade.com/). Please help us support a fellow socialist's small business! We'll pause for a minute as a thousand buttery dads emerge to say, 'Ah, but aren't you participating in capitalism by exchanging goods for currency?'

Nate (@inthesedeserts) produced this from a British politics exclave in sunny Brooklyn, New York, where everyone is in fact walkin' here.

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Rich Lists, Rent Seeking, and Subsidized Royals ft. Grace Blakeley

May 20, 2018

The Trashfuture crew welcomes back Milo (@milo_edwards), who managed to escape his FSB handlers and return to London unscathed. He and Riley (@raaleh) are joined by think-tank researcher Grace Blakely (@graceblakeley) to discuss the Sunday Times's 2018 Rich List and the implications of its members' rent-seeking behaviour for austerity Britain. They also got more than a little sloshed on wine, so you'll have to forgive the, uh, strident moments.

They also discuss the topic on everyone's minds: why we both want to abolish the monarchy and also understand that this country defines itself by paying a small, inbred group millions of pounds for what amounts to an extended and elaborate bout of fancy dress.

Hussein (@HKesvani) was unable to attend as he was on assignment reporting on the secret Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments of Raqqa, but he'll be back soon.

Riley forgot to give the t-shirt shoutouts yet again, but that shouldn't stop you from commodifying your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Please support our comrade's business!

Nate (@inthesedeserts) received this episode as a 102-minute raw-footage segment and edited it down to 61 minutes. He's going to need years of therapy as a result.

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The Disease of the Western Mind ft. Karl Sharro

May 17, 2018

This week, the full TF crew of Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Milo (@milo_edwards) speak with satirist and urbanist Karl Sharro (@karlremarks) about the backwards Western proclivity for conspiracy theories, their fondness for strongman rule, and why he sees a vibrant future for Occidentalist thinkpieces that cite one sole apocryphal London cab driver. Karl's presence in the room raised the aggregate IQ for the Trashfuture franchise to an inordinate extent, despite our valiant, Dunkirk-like efforts to dumb it down.

We also hear a profound apology from Hussein, who unleashed a salted meat euphemism on British politics and watched in horror as it echoed villainously through some of the worst publications in this country. Hussein: we forgive you, but God might not.

As always, you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. If you buy a custom text shirt, Riley *might* remember to give your custom text a shout-out.

Nate (@inthesedeserts) produced this episode from Brooklyn, or (as it's better known throughout the world), "the Hackney of New York."

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Locals Only ft. Marcus Barnett

May 13, 2018

It's this week's TF for ya! Marcus Barnett (@reformedmuscle) came by to talk to Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@hkesvani) and Milo (@milo_edwards) about local elections, the psycho sexual mania of failure obsessed liberal pundits, and the future of the Labour party sans melts. While Marcus visits us in an entirely personal capacity, in his spare time he is Young Labour's International Officer. Ably produced by Nate (@inthesedeserts).

Vote for us in this dumb thing: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/

Commodify ur dissent w a shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Get a fun custom text and we'll shout em out on the show.

In fact Riley's a whore for attention he'll probably just shout you out regardless.

xoxo

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The Question Answering

May 7, 2018

Asked and answered - you sent us your questions on curious cat, and we answered them to the best and worst of our ability.

The band is back together. Riley (@raaleh) on bass, Hussein (@HKesvani) on the drums, and Milo (@milo_edwards) replaced by a colourful fish. Ably produced by Nate (@inthesedeserts).

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Social Chain Gang ft. Luke Bailey, Eleanor Penny

April 30, 2018

Don't disable ad blockers for this one - it's all about the business mindset assholes behind Social Chain, the company that is responsible for the mindless hashtags and campaigns you see for increasingly pointless products. Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) of the I-Paper comes through with original reporting on this weird company. Eleanor Penny (@eleanorkpenny) and Suze (@suzemarsupial) round out the cast for this first of two episodes from last week's session (both sections ran long so we're splittin' em). Riley (@raaleh) is also there.

I recieved a letter in cut out magazine lettering that Hussein is safe and well, and for a bounty of two crypto kitties he will be returned to the show. In fact... I think I hear his music somewhere off in the distance. Getting louder.

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Shah-stile Environment ft. Ahir Shah

April 23, 2018

We're back on our BS and talking hostile environment. Ahir Shah (@AhirShah) returns to talk about racism in Britain and the hostile environment, Alex Hern (@AlexHern) talks about cyber prejudice in the North, subbing in for Hussein (@HKesvani), who will be back in a couple weeks from visiting family, and definitely not an Evangeion Pilot Training Camp, in Tokyo-3, and Milo (@Milo_Edwards) calls in from Russia to deliver more of the hits. Riley (@Raaleh) is also there. Produced ably by Nate (@inthesedeserts).

Commodify your dissent w/ a shirt http://www.lilcomrade.com/

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love riley

xoxo

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SESTA Fiesta ft. Pepper Hart

April 20, 2018

Welcome to episode town. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@milo_edwards), Alex (@AlexKealy), and Olga (@rocknrolga) sit down with adult film star Pepper Hart (@pepperhartxxx) to talk about sex, sex work, sex toys, and we do a big reveal of... who's never fucked before.

Donate here to the Sex Worker Outreach Project's "SWOP Behind Bars" campaign, which raises money for sex workers in prison. https://www.gofundme.com/swopbehindbars

Fanks

Love

riley

xoxo

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Rivers of Chud ft. Rohan Banerjee

April 14, 2018

Riley (@raaleh) and Rohan Banerjee (@RBanerjee23), who co-hosts the podcast No Country for Brown Men (@NC4brownmen), sit down to talk about the enduring, rotten legacy of Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech, which is being re-broadcast in full by the BBC today for reasons utterly beyond any of us. We talk instead about why racism is not a thing of the past, and the hypocritical approach to history taken by the British establishment.

Listen to this instead of the dumb BBC thing.

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Riley’s Commie Book Club: The Amateur

April 12, 2018

Welcome to the second installation of RCBC. Today I'm talking about yet another book off Verso, The Amateur by Andy Merrifield. While Merrifield is currently a fellow in Human Geography at Cambridge, he's spent much of his life as an independent thinker outside the system.

This book serves as both a memoir of his life and an argument against "professionalism as ideology." As the market creeps in to more spheres of life, an obsession with box ticking and targets posing as hard nosed realism limited not only what could be done, but what could be thought. Life, therefore, is not made better by rigorous systematisation, but crueller and dumber.

Like Psychopolitics before it, The Amateur informs a lot of how we see society on TF.

Here's the link to the book: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2405-the-amateur 

Here's the link to the Non Linear Borefare article:https://newsocialist.org.uk/the-stuplime-object-of-ideology/ 

Here's the link to vote for us for the British Podcast Awards, which we totally don't care about: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ 

xoxo

Riley

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