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).
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.
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).
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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
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.
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/
April 8, 2018
Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Milo (@Milo_Edwards) are joined by Angus Harrison (@a_n_g_u_s) who wrote the definitive article on why London is actually a stupid preschool, "The Experience Economy is Killing Youth Culture." If you hate zorbing, adult colouring books, and the other brainless shit that seems to be the only thing to do in Hell World, then this episode's for you.
Riley admits he once did the ultimate experience economy thing on a date. Milo defends the Bane impression monopoly. Hussein made pasta. Angus ran around in a giant ball.
Here's a link to Angus' article: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/43a5nn/the-experience-economy-is-killing-youth-culture
April 5, 2018
Riley, Olga, and Milo sit down with Guardian technology reporter Alex Hern (@AlexHern) to talk about the latest round of devilry out of Silicon Valley, including Tesla's volunteer brigades, how Uber killed a lady, and then we go deep into Cambridge Analytica and why it doesn't really matter, but you should still be mad.
I mean, none of that matters because we have an extended riff about babestation that absolutely slaps.
Follow @raaleh @rocknrolga @milo_edwards @alexhern @trashfuturepod and our fearless producer @inthesedeserts on twitter
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April 1, 2018
Liz Truss filed an injunction to take over our RSS feed because we were too negative. So instead of @raaleh, @HKesvani, @rocknrolga, @milo_edwards, and special guest @fraserwat talking about how the entire world is turning into youtube clips of the movie Crank, we've been replaced by a group with a somewhat... sunnier outlook.
These... are the Sensitive Tycoons, and they're here to help you become a #freedomfighter.
Nate was replaced as producer by the guy from the black rifle coffee company who tried to start his car with a flamethrower, but he's still competent so at least it sounds good.
March 28, 2018
So this is a funny one pals. One of our microphones finally died, so our discussion with Alex Hern (@alexhern) about Cambridge Analytica and Uber got totally drowned out in static (we'll be sitting down with him again soon).
Instead, here is presented what we could save - the garbagemen, Edie (@multiplebears), and Hern just sitting down and bullshitting about how the winnie the pooh universe is an analogue for modern politics, and how Edie triggered the entire internet by making baby clothes with gentle socialist puns on them (the horror!).
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PS: this was edited down and salvaged before Nate (@inthesedeserts) joined, so we're going back to good audio quality next week <3