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Conversations with Frenemies

Conversations with Frenemies

September 15, 2020

Anne Applebaum might have written the worst book ever. Certainly the most aggrieved centrist book ever. And for this week’s free episode, you’ll get to hear our take on it. Join the slightly modified cast of Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) and have your brain gently prodded. Don't worry, it’s all logical!

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*PREVIEW* Pret Police On My Back

*PREVIEW* Pret Police On My Back

September 11, 2020

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country run by and for landlords. However, the coronavirus crisis has created a problem: if people congregate en masse in offices and places of business, the disease spreads and people die! However, mitigating this requires people to not be in offices or grim city centre restaurants. So, what is the British commentator class saying about it? Die for Pret. That's right folks, you need to die for Pret.

If you want to hear the whole episode, get it on Patreon at the following location: https://www.patreon.com/posts/41429664

We support the London Renters Union, which helps people defeat their slumlords and avoid eviction. If you want to support them as well, you can here: https://londonrentersunion.org/donate

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Q Dawn: Wellness Baz Rides Again feat. Annie Kelly

Q Dawn: Wellness Baz Rides Again feat. Annie Kelly

September 8, 2020

The rare Full Cast Configuration of Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) joins Annie Kelly (@AnnieKNK) of the QAnonAnonymous Podcast to discuss the rise of British Q. Annie attended a Q-themed protest recently and got the real scoop on how British minds are parsing the Q Drop. It doesn’t sound good!

We also have an interview between Riley and Darran McLaughlin (@McDarran) from Momentum on the topic of his organisation’s new push to organise tenants’ unions. If you’re a Momentum member and want to help out, you can sign up here: https://airtable.com/shr60xqjMBszOCgIt

If you want access to our Patreon bonus episodes and powerful Discord server, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture

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Here's a central location to donate to bail funds across the US to help people held under America's utterly inhumane system: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

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*PREVIEW* In Search of (Even More) Racist Facebook

*PREVIEW* In Search of (Even More) Racist Facebook

September 4, 2020

Have you heard the story about right-wingers who decide to build their own social media, crowdfunding, or even ridesharing sites? We're talking Gab, Hatreon, and the like. Why do they all fail? Why are they so poorly assembled? And why does this keep happening? In this preview of the bonus episode for the week, the True Chaos Configuration of Riley, Milo, and Alice attempt to decipher this riddle for our times.

If you want to get the whole episode, access it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/41176356

We support the London Renters Union, which helps people defeat their slumlords and avoid eviction. If you want to support them as well, you can here: https://londonrentersunion.org/donate

Here's a central location to donate to bail funds across the US to help people held under America's utterly inhumane system: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

If you want one of our *fine* new shirts, designed by Matt Lubchansky, then e-mail trashfuturepodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. £15 for patrons, £20 for non-patrons, plus shipping.

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UNLOCKED - The Boney Island Whitefish in: The Last Blockbuster On The Left (Feat. Will Menaker)

UNLOCKED - The Boney Island Whitefish in: The Last Blockbuster On The Left (Feat. Will Menaker)

September 3, 2020

Riley and Andrew from Boonta Vista have a semi-secret second podcast that is released weekly on both the TF and BV Patreons that you may have heard of: the Boney Island Whitefish, where they discuss Season 5 of the Fox police procedural Bones.

It aired during 2009/2010, which was a singularly weird moment in our collective memory. There are many more episodes of the Boney Island Whitefish on both the TF and Boonta Vista Patreons - but why not try this episode to wet your whistle, with Will Menaker from Chapo Trap House!

Here's the original text from the Patreon post:

Chest passes! Carefully aimed jump shots! Ball control without hot-dogging! That's right, Chapo Trap House's Will Menaker joins Andrew and Riley for an all-showrunner display of podcasting fundamentals. 

This week the brave technicians at the Jeffersonian-Medico Institute for Sexual Harassment are forced to investigate the cause of death of a very mysterious and influential historical figure! Deep respect for the boots of the American empire is sure to follow. 

We also spring a gotcha Breakfast Update on Will and plan our future endeavours running a Airbnb Blockbuster so that we can lecture teens about Michael Mann films. Enjoy!

Starving Refugees to Teach Them a Lesson feat. Vicki Spratt

Starving Refugees to Teach Them a Lesson feat. Vicki Spratt

September 1, 2020

This week, it’s a star-studded cast of Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@HKesvani), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Alice @AliceAvizandum discussing the recent story of asylum seeker Mercy Baguma being found dead from malnutrition in her flat in Glasgow. Why was she starving? Because asylum seekers in the UK aren’t allowed to work and are only allowed £40 a week to live on. This is of course by design -- because Baz logic runs that people won’t seek refuge in the UK if we’re just as cruel as possible to them.

We also have an interview with Riley, Hussein, and I Newspaper’s housing correspondent Vicky Spratt (@Victoria_Spratt) on the topic of the looming eviction crisis, Britain’s housing shortage, and why it doesn’t have to be this way (but has only gotten worse in the last 40 years).

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We support the London Renters Union, which helps people defeat their slumlords and avoid eviction. If you want to support them as well, you can here: https://londonrentersunion.org/donate

Here's a central location to donate to bail funds across the US to help people held under America's utterly inhumane system: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

If you want one of our *fine* new shirts, designed by Matt Lubchansky, then e-mail trashfuturepodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. £15 for patrons, £20 for non-patrons, plus shipping.

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*UNLOCKED* Intelligence 4.0 Ft. Felix Biederman

*UNLOCKED* Intelligence 4.0 Ft. Felix Biederman

August 28, 2020

You voted, we listened! Our listener poll of "which of our series' do you want unlocked" returned a result! So... welcome back to the world of intelligence.

 

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. Check it out!

*PREVIEW* Britainology 3: Understanding Home Counties Guys

*PREVIEW* Britainology 3: Understanding Home Counties Guys

August 28, 2020

This week's bonus features Milo and Nate on another Britainology, this time with Kent guy Hussein, to discuss the Home Counties and how the deeply cursed world of London suburbia has created an identity of Britishness that you've probably encountered, even if you didn't recognise it. Hope you enjoy!

If you want the whole episode, get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40816290

Our theme song for this series is from the 'Visit to Primrose Hill Extended Version' of the 1993 Blur song 'For Tomorrow,' which Nate picked because it was formative in teaching him various aspects of London geography and it's premium old millennial / young gen xer nostalgia bait. You can listen to it on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3mvdN3a4p4SaOnpUBGWan2?si=B8IQ7g1PSfGqFw_P1dSY9Q

We support the London Renters Union, which helps people defeat their slumlords and avoid eviction. If you want to support them as well, you can here: https://londonrentersunion.org/donate

Here's a central location to donate to bail funds across the US to help people held under America's utterly inhumane system: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

If you want one of our *fine* new shirts, designed by Matt Lubchansky, then e-mail trashfuturepodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. £15 for patrons, £20 for non-patrons, plus shipping.

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I’m Just A Simple High Tech Country Slumlord feat. Alex Branson

I’m Just A Simple High Tech Country Slumlord feat. Alex Branson

August 25, 2020

This week, we’re back to basics: an all-app episode with Alex Branson (@necrobranson) of the Episode 1 Podcast (@E1podcast) joining Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Olga (@rocknrolga), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum). The MIT Media Lab makes an appearance, and it’s nothing but fun throughout.

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*PREVIEW* The Duffield-Chiles Complex feat. Juliet Jacques

*PREVIEW* The Duffield-Chiles Complex feat. Juliet Jacques

August 21, 2020

This week we've got Juliet Jacques (@zinovievletter) on to discuss the most cursed relationship in liberal Britain: awful right-wing lib Labour MP Rosie Duffield and her ex-boyfriend, the inscrutable Guardian columnist Adrian Chiles. It's one for the ages, a star-crossed romance, and since this is Britain you can rest assured that transphobia is involved. Hope you enjoy it!

If you want to hear the whole episode, get it on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40645675

Here's a central location to donate to bail funds across the US to help people held under America's utterly inhumane system: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

If you want one of our *fine* new shirts, designed by Matt Lubchansky, then e-mail trashfuturepodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. £15 for patrons, £20 for non-patrons, plus shipping.

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