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*PREVIEW* Britainology 15: The Cambridge Spies

*PREVIEW* Britainology 15: The Cambridge Spies

May 17, 2021

During World War II and the early Cold War there were a group of English intelligence operatives who spied for the Soviet Union. All of them basically walked around with huge neon signs attached to them that said 'I am a spy for the Soviet Union,' but due to the diamond-hard class solidarity of Britain's establishment, everyone forced themselves to not notice this. We brought on Alice to discuss the Cambridge Spies and we hope you enjoy it.

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Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

*PREVIEW* Remember When The Bin Man Was Hard?

*PREVIEW* Remember When The Bin Man Was Hard?

May 15, 2021

Labour MP Jon Cruddas has written the best approximation of what can be considered “Starmerism’s offer to British workers.” While some elements - eg a job guarantee - are better than nothing (but even then, run their own risk of rebuilding a modern workhouse depending on the shape of the policy), even at best, their desirability and strategy for achieving them are based on a vision of the economy that nobody under 70 would recognise as realistic. So come on an annoying journey through Blue Labour nostalgia for proper jobs, when the bin men were hard.

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*MILO ALERT* Check out Milo’s live stand-up show (to be streamed over Zoom!) on May 30th here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/milo-edwards-pindos-tickets-152386986579

Where We’re Shopping, We Won’t Need Eyes To See feat. This Machine Kills

Where We’re Shopping, We Won’t Need Eyes To See feat. This Machine Kills

May 11, 2021

Ed and Jathan from This Machine Kills (@machinekillspod) are back to discuss another titan of the tech industry. Amazon's annual leader to shareholders has been released, and in it they advance a sort of inverse labour theory of value (who can be surprised!), with hilarious results. It's scale is now approaching a level that is hard to comprehend, so come with us across the event horizon. But first, we discuss Labour's performance in the elections and the leadership's steadfast ability to not learn anything.

If you want more Labour talk, this week's bonus has us reviewing Jon Cruddas MP's terrible book about The Dignity of Work, which you can get here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/51099434

*MILO ALERT* Check out Milo’s live stand-up show (to be streamed over Zoom!) on May 30th here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/milo-edwards-pindos-tickets-152386986579

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

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://bailproject.org/?form=donate

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

Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

*PREVIEW* I Want to Get Rid of My Arms and Legs: TF Reviews ‘Years & Years’ (Part 1)

*PREVIEW* I Want to Get Rid of My Arms and Legs: TF Reviews ‘Years & Years’ (Part 1)

May 7, 2021

What if Black Mirror did This Is Us? What if your kid wanted to upload themselves to their dang phone? What if a Lib Dem wrote one of the worst TV dramas to ever exist? All of this, and more, in the TF review of Years and Years (episodes 1 and 2). We hope it doesn't count as a spoiler alert to say it is bad.

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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

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Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

May 6th: The Cops Election

May 6th: The Cops Election

May 4, 2021

May 6th will mark regional local elections in the UK, to include the London mayoral election. Considering that 4 of the 5 of us are based in London, this does in fact affect us. However, all polling indicates that Sadiq Khan will win again on a platform of More Cops and handing all decisions to property developers, with the remaining candidates all basically wanting More Cops. Sian Berry? Bad. Laurence Fox? Don't make me laugh. Shaun Bailey? Joke. Brian Rose? Okay, he's extremely bad also, but that man is a verifiable content machine. So, we decided on a platform of 'vote if you want to do but don't really expect much either way' and then decided to talk about Brian Rose's completely bonkers life force. Hope you enjoy!

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Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

 

*PREVIEW* Eating from the Toilet to Own the Libs

*PREVIEW* Eating from the Toilet to Own the Libs

May 3, 2021

This was supposed to be a hard-hitting episode with an interview about Russia and leftism in Russian politics, but we had a classic TF season 1 moment when the recording failed. So, here's what we were able to salvage from the episode, with a great review of the recent UK op-ed about feeding yourself slop to trigger the woke left. We love this island, we love the times we live in, and we (unironically) love you.

If you want to get the whole episode, it's on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50628070

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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Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

*UNLOCKED* Bride of Frankenstein’s Balance Sheet feat. Rob Smith

*UNLOCKED* Bride of Frankenstein’s Balance Sheet feat. Rob Smith

May 1, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, we were not the people who broke the story about Lex Greensill and supply chain finance -- we just fell in love with it because it was the perfect intersection of all our interests (tech bullshit, obvious fraud, Australians, guys). However, someone who has been on this story since its inception is Financial Times journalist Rob Smith (@BondHack), and he's on the show today to review what's happened in this big ol' mess-er-idoo.

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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://bailproject.org/?form=donate

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Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

RIP European Super League (2021-2021) feat. Musa Okwonga

RIP European Super League (2021-2021) feat. Musa Okwonga

April 27, 2021

This week, we're joined by author and podcaster Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) to discuss the aborted attempt to create a European Super League of football, a deep dive into why football clubs have such abysmal finances, why there are so many Russian gangsters "investing" in the beautiful game, and much more.

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

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://bailproject.org/?form=donate

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

Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

*PREVIEW* The Pragmatic Nut feat. Nish Kumar

*PREVIEW* The Pragmatic Nut feat. Nish Kumar

April 26, 2021

This week, we've brought on Nish Kumar (@mrnishkumar) to once again listen to a horrible 'taut, sexy, political thriller' by a former MP -- this time one by Vince Cable. It sucks really bad but Riley, Milo, Hussein, and Alice had a great time and Nish suffered the English curse yet again.

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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

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

Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

*PREVIEW* Midwestology 1: A Posse, If You Will, of Insane Clowns

*PREVIEW* Midwestology 1: A Posse, If You Will, of Insane Clowns

April 22, 2021

We've been very happy that you, the fans, have enjoyed Britainology so much. In an attempt to bridge the gap between our two cultures, Nate has brought on two fellow Midwesterners (Francis Horton from Hell of a Way, a native of St. Louis, Missouri; Joe Kassabian from Lions Led by Donkeys, a native of Detroit, Michigan) to flip the script on Milo. Now it's the good-natured Midwestern oafs in the driver's seat, and we explain the name of the region itself, why ICP had such appeal to our generation, and why literally everyone has a driving-while-intoxicated story involving being thrown out of someone's house.

If you want the whole thing, get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50260277

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://bailproject.org/?form=donate

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

Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)

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