TRASHFUTURE
*PREVIEW* Norf FC (Ultra Section) feat. Robyn Vinter

*PREVIEW* Norf FC (Ultra Section) feat. Robyn Vinter

May 21, 2020

We talked to Robyn Vinter of the Overtake about Culture War - what actually is it, what purpose does it serve, and why won't it end? The answer is "spite," but how we get there is more interesting. We also read an article by one of our favourite journalists on why his mission to Own The Libs may result in him losing a foot to diabetes, which is kind of like WWII when you think about it.

The full episode is available on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37344993

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BONUS: Eldritch Austerity ft. Charlie Stross

BONUS: Eldritch Austerity ft. Charlie Stross

May 21, 2020

This was originally recorded as a bonus episode, but we decided to release it on the free feed because it was a great conversation and we'd love for you to hear about Charlie's new book - Dead Lies Dreaming. Dead Lies Dreaming is the first entry in the sequel to Stross' Laundry Files series, and looks at what happens when Lovecraftian monsters take over the government. Spoiler alert - it's not that different.

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Troika? I Hardly Know ‘Er! feat. David Adler

Troika? I Hardly Know ‘Er! feat. David Adler

May 18, 2020

This week, we're discussing the Eurozone's very transparent turn towards even more austerity, as evinced by their paltry fiscal response to covid-19 and the fact that basically everyone in charge has tax fraud charges on four continents. The crack Trashfuture team of Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) join special repeat guest David Adler (@davidkradler), general coordinator of the Progressive International (https://progressive.international/). It's a fun romp with a grim prediction and some incredible, *incredible* names.

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*PREVIEW* Divine Secrets of the Softbank Sisterhood

*PREVIEW* Divine Secrets of the Softbank Sisterhood

May 14, 2020

There's a ticking time bomb in the economy. No, a DIFFERENT ticking time bomb. This week, Riley, Milo, Hussein, and Alice discuss the balance-sheet chicanery of a mysterious Australian plane enthusiast that is slowly but surely imploding every SoftBank investment vehicle. We would normally say it's a laugh riot, but this one... maybe not so much.

If you want to hear the full episode, get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37079940

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American Magic feat. Christopher Caldwell-Kelly and Pope Lonergan

American Magic feat. Christopher Caldwell-Kelly and Pope Lonergan

May 11, 2020

In the first half, Your Gorgeous Hosts take the time for a little check-in to the core assumptions of TF Season Three. How has the ongoing implosion of global markets due to coronavirus proceeded? How competently are given authorities handling this implosion? How many people are going to be thrown into a volcano for the sake of the Olive Garden? Why is it that when you reach terminal velocity after falling off a building, it feels like you aren't moving?

In the second half, we are joined by social worker/sci-fi writer Christopher Caldwell-Kelly and social worker/comedian Pope Lonergan to discuss the ongoing crisis in social care in the UK that has been exacerbated by the Coronavirus.

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*PREVIEW* No Child Left Unemployed feat. Rob Larson

*PREVIEW* No Child Left Unemployed feat. Rob Larson

May 7, 2020

This week we're talking tech monopolies and the ways in which Gates and Bezos used public research to become this century's dumber Carnegie and Vanderbilt. Listen to Riley, Milo, and Alice discuss it with Rob Larson (@IronicProfessor), and rejoice in the knowledge that everything you've ever done with a PC was planned out by dudes in rocking chairs for some reason.

Check out Rob's Book Capitalism vs. Freedom: the Toll Road to Serfdom, out from Zer0 Books. Get it here: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/capitalism-freedom

The full episode is available on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36827810

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Vibe Biopsy feat. Antonia Jennings

Vibe Biopsy feat. Antonia Jennings

May 4, 2020

What is the economy going to look like at the end of the pandemic? Why is the UK government working hand-in-hand with private equity to even further concentrate the economy? Why does this app attempt to fire you for bad vibes? This week, the cast of Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@HKesvani), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) join special guest Antonia Jennings (@tweetingantonia) of Rethinking Economics (@rethinkecon) to answer these burning questions.

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*PREVIEW* Intelligence 4.0 (ft. Felix Biederman)

*PREVIEW* Intelligence 4.0 (ft. Felix Biederman)

April 30, 2020
 
 

In this week's bonus, Riley, Alice, Milo, and Chapo Trap House's Felix Biederman have once again sat down and cracked open a book of brain literature. This time we read through British brain god Dr. Matt Ridley's The Rational Optimist (2010), and it left us all a lot happier as we explored a truly beautiful mind. It's a balm for the soul.

If you want to get the whole thing, access it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36541262

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Dr Sked’s Monster: A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of UKIP (QAnon Anonymous Crossover)

Dr Sked’s Monster: A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of UKIP (QAnon Anonymous Crossover)

April 27, 2020
 
It's another crossover! Our friends Jake, Travis, and Julian from Q-Anon Anonymous called in to talk about the strange history of the Euroskeptic movement, and why they seem to generate so many bizarre local news headlines. It's a story of how when your organisation gets everything it wished for, it implodes in a fit of unforced errors, bizarre recriminations, and accusations that everyone else in the party is the REAL racists.
 
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Bonus: How Trotsky Got Sp!ked (TRASH-A-FADA Crossover)

Bonus: How Trotsky Got Sp!ked (TRASH-A-FADA Crossover)

April 26, 2020

It's TRASH-A-FADA AGAIN.

Riley and Alice teamed up with JamieAndy, and Sean to bring you a history of Sp!ked - we answer the question: how did everyone's favourite Koch-funded contrarian take machines grow out of an obscure British Trotskyist sect from the 1970s, and the corollary to that question, why are Trotskyists so weird?

This bonus episode is in addition to all this week's TF episodes, so enjoy!

Check it out, then go subscribe to their feed (this is the apple link, but they can be found wherever you get podcasts), and more importantly... buy Andy's book about the strange history of Posadism, entitled: I Want To Believe.

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