TRASHFUTURE

Move Fast and Break Democracy feat. Vincent Bevins

February 10, 2020

What happens when the DNC is an ouroboros of grifting fail-children? What happens when you try to improve voting with an app, and the app can’t stop crashing? In this week’s episode, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice @AliceAvizandum join journalist Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) to discuss the Iowa Democratic Caucus disaster, or how to not make people trust an election result. Vincent has covered elections in 15 countries and has some thoughts on why American exceptionalism makes America terrible at the basic concept of representative democracy.

Vincent has a book coming out called “The Jakarta Method” that covers the persecution and mass killing of leftists during the Cold War. You can pre-order it here, and you definitely should: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/vincent-bevins/the-jakarta-method/9781541742406/?lens=publicaffairs

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*FUNDRAISING ALERT* In this episode, Riley mentions a fundraiser for a migrant assistance organisation in the US called Al Otro Lado. That fundraiser is complete, but if you have money to spare they can use the surplus for other cases of children escaping literal slavery. Donate here, if you can: https://www.gofundme.com/f/unaccompanied-minor-seeks-asylum?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+header

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS.com). If you need web design help, reach out to him here:  https://www.tomallen.media/ 

*COME SEE MILO*If you want to catch Milo’s stand-up on tour, get tickets here: https://linktr.ee/miloontour 

*BRISTOL LIVE SHOW ALERT* Come see us perform at Bristol Transformed 2020 -- we’ll be performing on the night of Friday, March 6 (with more details to come later). Get tickets here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2020-03-06&event_id=58254

*LONDON LIVE SHOW ALERT* We’ll be playing at Vauxhall Comedy on Wednesday, March 11 at 7.30 pm! Tickets are £12, and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trashfuture-live-tickets-91817874735

 

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