TRASHFUTURE
Billion$ feat. James Meadway

Billion$ feat. James Meadway

March 11, 2019

We live in a blessed time, a truly wise era of human history in which Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics front company is somehow valued at $1 billion USD. Now, this is not a good thing, and special guest James Meadway (@meadwaj) -- an economist, writer, and former adviser to John McDonnell MP -- explains why this is just one symptom of the morass in which we find ourselves, and why recovering an oppositional style of politics is more important than ever.

This episode features all of the Trash lads -- Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@HKesvani), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Nate (@inthesedeserts), and including James this makes for 5 dudes in one room. As Hussein explains during the episode, this is a crucial limit.

Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture/overview — and if you do, you’ll gain access to our Discord server, where you can talk about soup with us all day.

*COMEDY KLAXON*: On March 13 at 8pm, Milo will host another Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). This show costs £5 and will feature all new material from Tania Edwards, Chloe Petts, Dimitri Bakanov, and Raph Wakefield. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-with-tania-edwards-tickets-56285827425

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

“It Just Means ‘Ignorant Person’” feat. Alex Kealy

“It Just Means ‘Ignorant Person’” feat. Alex Kealy

March 4, 2019

Friends, we at the Trashfuture podcast do not in any way want our jokes to become real. We don’t want Elon Musk to control the internet with a submarine like the Sons of Liberty in Metal Gear Solid 2. We don’t want Matt Hancock to parkour his way into our phones with a mandatory app. But we always knew in our hearts that the essence of conservatism is “why can’t I say the n-word.” And that latter item happened this week, as certified normal person and author Lionel Shriver wrote exactly that in the Spectator. As is to be expected, Nate (@inthesedeserts), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Olga (@rocknrolga ), and Alex Kealy @alexkealy perform a deep dive on Lionel’s own words. Shocker: they’re insane!

Riley is not on this episode. He was busy skiing and handed the keys to the purple Trashfuture Lamborghini to the rest of us. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.

Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture/overview — and if you do, you’ll gain access to our Discord server, where you can talk about soup with us all day.

*COMEDY KLAXON*: On March 13 at 8pm, Milo will host another Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). This show costs £5 and will feature all new material from Tania Edwards, Chloe Petts, Dimitri Bakanov, and Raph Wakefield. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-with-tania-edwards-tickets-56285827425

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

*Unlocked* Work Sucks (We Know) feat. Will Stronge

*Unlocked* Work Sucks (We Know) feat. Will Stronge

March 4, 2019

Riley and Milo sit down with Will Stronge, director of Autonomy and one of the principal authors of the four day work week report (linked here) that’s been generating so much interest lately. Sing it loud and sing it proud: work sucks!

This episode originally appeared on our bonus content feed. You can sign up for $5 a month on Patreon and get an episode like this each week: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture (this also will grant you access to our Discord server).

Here's a link to the Autonomy report that Will references in the episode: http://autonomy.work/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Shorter-working-week-final.pdf

*COMEDY KLAXON*: On March 13 at 8pm, Milo will host another Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). This show costs £5 and will feature all new material from Tania Edwards, Chloe Petts, Dimitri Bakanov, and Raph Wakefield. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-with-tania-edwards-tickets-56285827425 

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

The Labour Splittacular feat. Mollie Goodfellow

The Labour Splittacular feat. Mollie Goodfellow

February 25, 2019

A new party formed, except they’re not a party, and they don’t have policies, and their logo makes them look like a store where you can buy a  £10 cup of juice. That’s right, we’re talking The Independent Group on this week’s episode. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with comedy writer Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) about the Labour splitters and their delightful approach to ideology versus facts.

Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture/overview — and if you do, you’ll gain access to our Discord server, where you can talk about soup with us all day.

*COMEDY KLAXON* On 27th February at 8 pm, Elf Lyons and a number of other comics will perform at Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). Tickets are £5, and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-with-elf-lyons-tickets-55825778406

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

*Preview* Work Sucks (We Know) feat. Will Stronge

*Preview* Work Sucks (We Know) feat. Will Stronge

February 21, 2019

In a preview of this week's bonus episode, Riley and Milo sit down with Will Stronge, director of Autonomy and one of the principal authors of the four day work week report (linked here) that’s been generating so much interest lately. Sing it loud and sing it proud: work sucks!

You can access the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/work-sucks-we-24815906

If you want to learn more about Autonomy, visit their site here: http://autonomy.work/

*COMEDY KLAXON* On 27th February at 8 pm, Elf Lyons and a number of other comics will perform at Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). Tickets are £5, and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-with-elf-lyons-tickets-55825778406

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

Nostalgia Avengers: Infinity WW2 feat. Owen Hatherley

Nostalgia Avengers: Infinity WW2 feat. Owen Hatherley

February 19, 2019

We love Britain and British things. We’re a podcast suffused with the Blitz Spirit, the Dunkirk Spirit, the Dying of Black Lung Spirit, and in honour of that, we decided to take on the big issues of modern Britain, such as the following: some rich people tried to sue the Tate Modern because they didn’t want to buy curtains. This week, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with Tribune Magazine culture editor Owen Hatherley (@owenhatherley) about the Tate Modern viewing platform, architecture in London, Winston f**king Churchill, and much more.

Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture/overview — and if you do, you’ll gain access to our Discord server, where you can talk about soup with us all day.

*LIVE SHOW ALERT* We have an upcoming live show in London on February 21st at the Star of Kings (126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX) starting at 7.30 pm. You can buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-ft-josie-long-tickets-54546538164

*COMEDY KLAXON* On 27th February at 8 pm, Elf Lyons and a number of other comics will perform at Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). Tickets are £5, and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-with-elf-lyons-tickets-55825778406

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

Failure to Launch feat. Hasan Piker

Failure to Launch feat. Hasan Piker

February 12, 2019

We did it. We streamed our podcast live. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) managed to successfully host a live video podcast while speaking with Hasan Piker (@hasanthehun) on Twitch. We discussed the abortive (to put it mildly) launch of Turning Point UK. Just who are the weirdos that fund it and support it? Why are they all part of weird Oxford racism societies? And why is Candace Owens praising Hitler?

Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture/overview — and if you do, you’ll gain access to our Discord server, where you can talk about soup with us all day.

*LIVE SHOW ALERT* We have an upcoming live show -- with comedian Josie Long -- in London on February 21st at the Star of Kings (126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX) starting at 7.30 pm. You can buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-ft-josie-long-tickets-54546538164

*COMEDY KLAXON* *COMEDY KLAXON* On 13th February at 8 pm, Josie Long and a number of other comics will perform at Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). Tickets are £5, and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-feat-josie-long-tickets-55036156626

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

UNLOCKED Riley’s Commie Book Club: The Blurst Is Yet to Come

UNLOCKED Riley’s Commie Book Club: The Blurst Is Yet to Come

February 8, 2019

Riley's Commie Book Club is a bit different. This time, Riley speaks with scholar and author Peter Fleming — you might recognize the name from a previous episode discussing his book 'The Death of Homo Economicus' — and this time they cover the subject of Peter's new book, 'The Worst Is Yet to Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide.'

Peter Fleming is a professor at the University of London and the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the author of several books, including The Mythology of Work (2015) and The Death of Homo Economicus (2017). His writing has appeared in the Guardian and Financial Times.

Peter stayed up late in Australia in order to have a lively discussion with your delightful host, and we're greatly appreciative of him.

You should buy Peter's book, and you can do so here: https://repeaterbooks.com/product/the-worst-is-yet-to-come-a-post-capitalist-survival-guide/

*LIVE SHOW ALERT* We have an upcoming live show -- with comedian Josie Long -- in London on February 21st at the Star of Kings (126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX) starting at 7.30 pm. You can buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-ft-josie-long-tickets-54546538164

*COMEDY KLAXON* *COMEDY KLAXON* On 13th February at 8 pm, Josie Long and a number of other comics will perform at Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). Tickets are £5, and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-feat-josie-long-tickets-55036156626

Somewheres, Anywheres, Sex Nerds feat. Bryan Quinby

Somewheres, Anywheres, Sex Nerds feat. Bryan Quinby

February 4, 2019

Another week is upon us, and that means another Silicon Valley company has reinvented loan sharking. Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Olga (@rocknrolga ) reached out to someone with extensive knowledge in how payday lenders screw over the poor: Bryan Quinby (@MurderBryan), host of Street Fight Radio in Columbus, OH.

They discuss a loan-sharking payday lender for your rent, and the liberal fixation on books like J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” and its British equivalent, David Goodheart’s “The Road to Somewhere.” These books are bad, don’t worry, but they’re also deeply invested in the idea of valourising reactionary tendencies as natural and good things. Which is why we gave them the Trashfuture treatment. The article Riley references by Tom Whyman is here: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/yp7m5v/how-theresa-may-understands-people-as-somewheres-and-anywheres.

A friend of the show was in a car accident in the US and needs funds for surgery. He has an amazing Patreon that you should sign up for: https://www.patreon.com/EminemObama

Please bear in mind that your favourite moron lads have a Patreon now. You too can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture/overview

*LIVE SHOW ALERT* We have an upcoming live show -- with comedian Josie Long -- in London on February 21st at the Star of Kings (126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX) starting at 7.30 pm. You can buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-ft-josie-long-tickets-54546538164

*COMEDY KLAXON* *COMEDY KLAXON* On 13th February at 8 pm, Josie Long and a number of other comics will perform at Smoke Comedy at the Sekforde (34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA). Tickets are £5, and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-comedy-feat-josie-long-tickets-55036156626

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/, and what’s more, it’s mandatory if you want to be taken seriously.

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

*Preview* Trashfuture Presents: Balthasar Speedboat 2

*Preview* Trashfuture Presents: Balthasar Speedboat 2

February 4, 2019

It was admittedly a shock to all of us that any of you liked our previous Balthasar Speedboat show. However, you did, and as such we've decided to revisit it with a new episode. You can hear Riley (@raaleh),  Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Olga (@rocknrolga ), Alex Kealy (@alexkealy), and Charlie Palmer (@cfppalmer) for a near hour of riffs. Did you know the British had a song in World War II dedicated to Hitler's balls? Did you know that's actually body shaming? All this and more, on Balthasar Speedboat 2.

Access the full episode by subscribing to the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/trashfuture-2-24310486