Scruton Under Scrutiny feat. Josie Long

November 12, 2018

Did a bad thing happen? Well, here are 50 British columnists to tell you why you’re an intolerant liberal elitist for calling it bad. In that spirit, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Hussein (@HKesvani) spoke with comedian and Arts Emergency founder Josie Long @JosieLong) in a whirlwind session that covered Brendan O’Neill’s pedantic defence of the Grenfell effigy burners and the recent appointment of classic inverted book pedant Roger Scruton to a high-profile Tory quango. This episode also features Milo writing his own Brendan O’Neill article, and it’s a delight.

During the episode, Riley quotes an article that sounds way smarter than anything any of us would have come up with. That’s because it’s this article by India Block in Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/2018/11/06/building-better-building-beautiful-commission-uk-architects-react-news/

*COMEDY KLAXON* Come see Milo host a night of free stand-up at the Sekforde in London on 21st November at 8 pm: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-featuring-pierre-novellie-tickets-52410874336

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*Preview* Charles and the Bed-Van feat. Ned Donovan

November 11, 2018

Elon Musk gifted us analytics like Prometheus gifting fire, and as such we've determined that about 40 percent of our audience is American. So, Americans (and others) -- do you want to know about the British royal family? Well, now you can, in detail, as Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani),  and Ned Donovan (@Ned_Donovan) discuss the history of Britain's terrible ruling family. This is a good episode to listen to while your valet is relocating your bed to your friends' house.

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Bolsonaro and the Bandits: A Minion Adventure feat. Ryan Broderick

November 5, 2018

It’s election season in America, which means terrible racist memes shared by people you hate. In that spirit, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with Ryan Broderick (@broderick), Buzzfeed’s Deputy Editor of Global News, about his recent article on how American tech companies radicalised the world. We talk about his experience reporting on the Brazilian elections, why Jair Bolsonaro wants to kill bandits, and how the future looks an awful lot like rich people reading the Economist and everyone else listening to Joe Rogan.

You can read Ryan’s article here: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-facebook-elections

During the episode, Ryan referenced a David Wong article for Cracked, which you can read here: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-trumps-rise-that-no-one-talks-about/

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*Preview* LIVE from the Guy Household

November 4, 2018

This is a preview of the recording of our recent live show at the Sekforde in London. Thank you so much to the fans who attended — we were stunned by the response and incredibly grateful for your support. When we get Hussein back from the frozen waste of Upstate New York (early next year), we'll put on another show. Special thanks to Woke George Eaton for clarifying some details about how you get an author picture at a media publication.

If you want to listen to the full episode, sign up on the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22512070

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*Unlocked* Riley’s Commie Book Club: The Death of Homo Economicus

November 2, 2018

You asked! We listened! We procrastinated actually doing it for a while! We've unlocked Riley's Commie Book Club from September, The Death of Homo Economicus by Peter Fleming, for your listening pleasure.

Check it out on Pluto Press here: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745399409/the-death-of-homo-economicus/

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Blockchain Border Blunders feat. Alex Hern

October 29, 2018

We’ve pivoted back from pivoting to video (it was a brief sojourn), and on this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with Guardian tech reporter and TF veteran Alex Hern (@alexhern) about… the tech industry. Well, we actually speak about a number of things, to include Philip Hammond’s belief that blockchain will fix the Northern Ireland border crisis for Brexit, angry Conservative men yelling at children in hospital, Facebook’s pivot to video, and the fascist hell that threatens to consume us all.

We’re doing a live show tonight in London. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-halloween-spooktacular-tickets-51361920888

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*Preview* Idiocracy Was a Damn Documentary! feat. Adam Rensch

October 29, 2018

This is of course something of a new content type: on the preview of this week's bonus episode, Riley, Milo, Nate, and Olga (@rocknrolga) join Adam Rensch (@nachdermas) — host of the Stop/Rewind podcast — to discuss a film that burrowed itself into the American liberal worldview like a hideous, parasitical worm. That film? Idiocracy, the 2006 Mike Judge comedy that frankly sucks, but more on an ethical level than you might expect. Have you ever wanted to do Death of the Author on a shitty movie? You'd better have!

Listen to the full episode by subscribing to the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/idiocracy-was-22358114

You can check out Adam's podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stop-rewind/id1434852449

Also, don't forget that our live show at the Sekforde in London is coming up very soon! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-halloween-spooktacular-tickets-51361920888

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The Tortoise and the Harebrained News Heist feat. Michael Walker

October 22, 2018

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are changing colour and there’s a new centrist ‘solution’ (or, rather, investment vehicle) to the problems of both the news and politics. On this week’s Trashfuture podcast, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with @michaeljswalker  from @novaramedia about the ‘slow-news’ platform Tortoise and Chuka Umunna’s new centre-right think-tank gig.

You can catch Michael’s show TyskySour (and a number of other excellent Novara videos) here: https://novaramedia.com/category/video/

Mark your calendars: on October 30, we’re doing a live show in London. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-halloween-spooktacular-tickets-51361920888

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*Preview* Riley’s Commie Book Club - For a Left Populism

October 21, 2018

Please enjoy a preview of this week's bonus: Riley's Commie Book Club, reviewing Chantal Mouffe's "For a Left Populism. Why are we constantly told that the status quo — i.e. neoliberal market economics  — is the natural order? Why does the centre hate socialism more than fascism? Why is it a bad thing that socialism might leave the absolute wealthiest on the planet worse off than they are in our current gilded age? And why do they want to live in orbiting space stations? Listen to this episode to answer all these questions, and more.

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50 Cent: The Global King of Cool feat. Patrick Monahan and Kimberley McIntosh

October 17, 2018

On this week’s Trashfuture podcast, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani) spoke with Kimberley McIntosh (@mcintosh_kim), policy officer at the Runnymede Trust, and Patrick Monahan (@pattymo), comedian and cohost of What a Time to Be Alive, about some topics close to our hearts: the insane writings of the next Tory candidate for London Mayor, Shaun Bailey. We also touch on our favourite topics: the absurd products of our current bad gilded age.

Kimberley wrote a great article in the Guardian about Bailey, which you can read here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/11/shaun-bailey-offensive-comments-london-mayor-candidate

You can listen to Patrick’s podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/whatatimepod

Also, remember that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture/overview

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