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.
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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
March 25, 2018
It's a nerdcast, folks! Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@milo_edwards), and Suze (@SuzeMarsupial) subbing in for Hussein (@HKesvani) talk to Trevor Strunk (@Hegelbon), the host of the inimitable No Cartridge (@NoCartridge) gaming podcast.
We begin by reading an article about milennials building a mountain fortress from which to rule the world with apps, and then Trev tells us about how Gamergate birthed the alt-right, and the new and interesting ways in which the games industry is exploiting everyone's labour... including people who don't know their labour is being exploited.
Also welcome to the new, good sounding Trashfuture with its high quality audio.... which has been lovingly produced by Nate Bethea (@inthesedeserts), who you may remember from a previous episode of this podcast, or his own podcast, Hell of a Way to Die (@hellofaway)
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March 20, 2018
It's TRASHSOLO II time, baby. Riley's (@raaleh) been back at the books, and talks about what Byung Chul Han's new Psychopolitics, out now on Verso. It's a fantastic book that speaks to a lot of where we are today with data, control, and predictability. I think it encapsulates a lot of the intellectual underpinnings of the show. Why we don't like Jay Shetty, why we hate the daycare world, and why we all think being an idiot is so important.
It seems weird in the context of this review to ask, but do follow us on twitter @trashfuturepod
Let me know if you liked this format/if you want to do more of Riley's Commie Book Club, because I really enjoyed doing it. Please direct all criticism of my grasp of theory to @coplandresident.
The book is here, I encourage everyone to read it:
March 19, 2018
Milo Edwards (@Milo_Edwards) talks about Russia and the "dire, dire imaginings of his deep unconscious" in our first experimental solo episode. What's it like to live there. How did he find his flat. Russian elections. Why is Trump the funniest person who ever lived. What's Milo like by himself? Psychology abounds.
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