An Impassioned Plea for Universal Basic Mids ft. Luke Savage

December 10, 2018

Does your investment portfolio include cannabis? Do you want leverage on your dank nugs? On this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with Jacobin staff writer and now two-time guest Luke Savage (@LukewSavage) to discuss why Canada’s new weed legalisation regime is both gentrifying and rarefying cannabis. There are also a lot of really great names in here, like Mark Pupo and Roger Rogers, all sane people who are business leaders to emulate, as well as some spectacular highbrow weed review copy that we scrutinise.

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

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.

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UNLOCKED Riley’s Commie Book Club: For a Left Populism

December 7, 2018

I'm going to unlock another Riley's Commie Book Club, because I'm going to do another book club episode later today. In this episode of my podcast-within-a-podcast, I'm talking about 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? What does it mean to be "political," versus "post-political"? And how should the left see itself?

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TF Presents: An Algorithmically Generated Christmas feat. Alice Caldwell-Kelly

December 3, 2018

On this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Milo, Hussein (@HKesvani), and Nate (@inthesedeserts) spoke with writer Alice Caldwell-Kelly (@AliceAvizandum ) about a banner week in brain-dissolution, which included a viewing of a very popular Unicorn Poopsie Surprise unboxing video -- a toy designed by algorithms and popular with children who want to make their own unboxing videos. Also covered: Uber but for unlicensed ambulances, disingenuous Tory ‘outrage’ about a viral video showing the schoolyard abuse of a Syrian refugee boy, and a special visit from Brendan O’Neill to summarise the hypocrisy of the SJWs regarding the inhabitants of North Sentinel Island.

Here’s the horrible unboxing video, in which adults dress up and act like children who are dressing up and acting like adults: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80rugwkSSig

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

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.

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*Preview* Trashfuture Presents: Balthasar Speedboat

December 3, 2018

This week's bonus episode of Trashfuture is actually a pilot of sorts -- it's a comedy show we've assembled featuring an ensemble cast of Milo, Riley, Olga Koch, Pierre Noveille, Alex Kealy, and a few bits from Nate as well.

It's a show about how to feel the snow in a sensual way, assigned names for criminals, Dilbert-esque porn banter, Adam Sandler's comedic oeuvre, and Nate discussing a repressed memory about a German magazine he read as a kid that depicted a very silly dog.

If you want to hear the whole thing, sign up at the $5 Patreon tier or higher: https://www.patreon.com/posts/23099008

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Here are some new slogans we recommend: 'Dragon dick energy', 'What if your phone was the cops', and '"Truly, we live in a society," -Brendan O'Neill'

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Brexit Dragon Energy feat. Tom Kibasi

November 27, 2018

You may have heard about this thing called Brexit. Apparently, it means Brexit. And on this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh) and Hussein (@HKesvani) spoke with Institute for Public Policy Research (@IPPR) director Tom Kibasi (@TomKibasi) about the real victim of Brexit: political metaphor. Then we talk about the deal itself, Labour's Brexit strategy, and debunk the myth that "Labour could be 20 points ahead under a different leader."

We also talk about Yu-Gi-Oh. Yes, we brought on one of Britain’s most influential left economics and policy voices in order to talk about Yu-Gi-Oh. Above all else, we are on-brand.

This is going to be our first and only Brexit episode. If you want to hear us talk about Brexit and not dumb bullshit, skip to five or so minutes in.

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

Also: you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Get whichever slogan you want, but get the damn shirts!

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*Preview* Identity Politics for Landlords

November 26, 2018

In this preview of this week's bonus, Riley, Milo, Hussein, and Nate discuss Steve Bannon's recent profile in the Guardian, an insane protest letter written by British landlords in opposition to the anti-homelessness nonprofit Shelter, and a terrible startup that wants to despatch fleets of pizza vans that cook your pizza on the go (badly, of course).

If you want to hear the whole thing, sign up on the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22938331

Don’t forget that you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Get whichever slogan you want, but get the damn shirts!

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HQ Number Two feat. Adam Smith

November 20, 2018

Everyone loves a synergy these days (just ask Bill de Blasio). You can synergize the relationship between your phone and the cops, between public transit and the cops, between your home and the cops, and -- most importantly -- between your personal data and Jeff Bezos’ wealth. On this week’s Trashfuture, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Hussein (@HKesvani) spoke with PCMag contributing editor Adam Smith (@adamndsmith) about Amazon HQ2's big money shit all over New York and Northern Virginia, and why it's going to make the city suck. Then, we talk about Adam's visit to the Smart Cities conference in Barcelna, the coming presence of 5G everywhere, and the shimmering hell they offer us. No, not that Adam Smith.

Special note: Hussein recorded this from Jacob Wohl’s infamous hipster coffee shop in Brooklyn. Which is why you can literally hear people saying “eyyy, whattadafuck” in the background. Sorry!

*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

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

Don’t forget that you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Get whichever slogan you want, but get the damn shirts!

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*Preview* Picasso’s ‘Boss Baby Spice’ feat. Elise Bell

November 19, 2018

Please enjoy a preview of this week's bonus, in which Riley, Milo, Hussein, and Nate speak with art historian Elise Bell (@eliseybell) about her Tabloid Art History ( @TabloidArtHist ) account and why it takes serious effort to stop any creative work from getting commodified (a think we at Trashfuture know too well)...

We had a blast recording this and hope that you enjoy it, too. If you want to hear the whole episode, sign up for the Patreon and access it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22813606

*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

Speaking of commodification, make sure to commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/

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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

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

Don’t forget that you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Get whichever slogan you want, but get the damn shirts!

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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.

If you want to listen to the full version of this bonus episode, sign up to our Patreon at $5 a month and hear more: https://www.patreon.com/posts/charles-and-bed-22634153

Don’t forget that you can commodify your dissent with a t-shirt from http://www.lilcomrade.com/. Get whichever slogan you want, but get the damn shirts!

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