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The Sweet Science ft Olly Thorn

The Sweet Science ft Olly Thorn

November 11, 2019

The team sits down with Olly Thorn, AKA Philosophy Tube, to talk about scientism... which is the ideology by which the world's most pareto optimised stupid/confident jackasses blithely claim to understand the entire world by just using a calculator and making some shit up. It's at the root of phrenology, both classic and modern, the tedious gender politics of the anti-trans lobby, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Enjoy!

Also... there's an election on!

*Register to vote* You can do this here — it’s fast! https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

*Do some canvassing* Momentum (@peoplesmomentum) has a great resource that lets you sign up to canvassing events in marginal seats close to you. Access it here: https://www.mycampaignmap.com

We have a Patreon and signing up at the $5 tier will give you an extra episode each week. You’ll also gain access to our incredibly powerful Discord server. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture

We cannot stress enough how much voting and canvassing matters.

BERLIN LISTENERS: Milo is bringing his award-winning Fringe show 'Pindos' to Cafe Nr10 in Mitte THIS SATURDAY and has not sold enough tickets - so why not come down, check it out and catch a trashboi in the flesh? Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/milos-edwards-pindos-tickets-78549332167?aff=ebdssbeac

 

*PREVIEW* Now You’re Cooking with Vibes feat. Nathalie Olah

*PREVIEW* Now You’re Cooking with Vibes feat. Nathalie Olah

November 7, 2019

You wake up. You turn on your computer to do Fiverr jobs until breakfast. You go to your job. Your contract is secure for another two weeks. You buy lunch for a tenner because you can't go on. You come home, exhausted. It's time for your next job. And you have to pay seven kinds of bills. You've become a burned out husk of a person. But now there's an exciting new venture capital backed startup called Pattern that wants to change all that with luxury cookware somehow. Riley, Milo, Alice, and special guest Nathalie Olah go deep on this strange new theory of change, and why maybe more start ups aren't the answer?

Listen to the full thing on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31367228

Register to vote! https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Get campaigning! https://www.mycampaignmap.com/

We cannot stress enough how much this matters.

Only the Lib Dems Can Win in Workington

Only the Lib Dems Can Win in Workington

November 4, 2019

So, it’s finally happening: we’re having another General Election. On December 12, the UK will vote yet again, and we have an opportunity to elect a socialist Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. However, as the full TF crew of Riley (@raaleh), Hussein (@HKesvani), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice @AliceAvizandum discuss on this episode, we have to counter wave upon wave of disingenuous nonsense from dumb British media and useless centrist parties like the Lib Dems.

*Register to vote* You can do this here — it’s fast! https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

*Do some canvassing* Momentum (@peoplesmomentum) has a great resource that lets you sign up to canvassing events in marginal seats close to you. Access it here: https://www.mycampaignmap.com

We have a Patreon and signing up at the $5 tier will give you an extra episode each week. You’ll also gain access to our incredibly powerful Discord server. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture

If you want to buy one of our recent special-edition phone-cops shirt, shoot us an email at trashfuturepodcast[at]gmail[dot]com and we can post it to you. (£20 for non-patrons, £15 for patrons)

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

*PREVIEW* Alice Caldwell-Kelly Plays Escalator Simulator (20 hrs)

*PREVIEW* Alice Caldwell-Kelly Plays Escalator Simulator (20 hrs)

October 31, 2019

Check out this bonus episode preview, where Alice realises her dream of becoming a game designer. 

The full bonus features author and economist James Meadway on his fourth TF appearance, and we're talking about the right-wing thing tanks that make British public life so unbearable. Did you know that everything is fine because people today have 100 percent more wifi access than the Royals did 300 years ago? Learn about this, and more, by listening. Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/universal-bowtie-31183956?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare

 

I Identify as a Tech Company ft. Bryan Quinby

I Identify as a Tech Company ft. Bryan Quinby

October 28, 2019

It's that time again! Bryan Quinby from Street Fight calls in to talk with Riley, Hussein, and Alice about America's favourite real estate company that called itself a tech company and so is psychotically overvalued because it's involved in the giant pyramid scheme that is the SoftBank Vision Fund... and it isn't WeWork. We also talk about a lot of other shit.

Check out Street Fight here! https://soundcloud.com/streetfightwcrs

We have a Patreon and signing up at the $5 tier will give you an extra episode each week. You’ll also gain access to our incredibly powerful Discord server. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture

If you want to buy one of our recent special-edition phone-cops shirt, shoot us an email at trashfuturepodcast[at]gmail[dot]com and we can post it to you. (£20 for non-patrons, £15 for patrons)

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

*PREVIEW* Brexit Disco: A Cardiac Event

*PREVIEW* Brexit Disco: A Cardiac Event

October 24, 2019

This week’s bonus episode preview features the full cast of Riley, Milo, Hussein, Nate, and Alice on the topic of three distinctly horrible things: a startup that promises to create its own Chuck E. Cheese tokens instead of paying its workers; Amazon killing people in its fulfillment centres and deciding that actually, this is fine; and the truly most yer da thing in existence, a ‘satirical’ Brexit disco album that’s truly on the outer limits of bad. You’ll love it!

If you want to get the whole thing, sign up on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/30982275

If you want to buy one of our recent special-edition phone-cops shirt, shoot us an email at trashfuturepodcast[at]gmail[dot]com and we can post it to you. (£20 for non-patrons, £15 for patrons). We still have medium and 2XL left!

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Jagmeet Me in Temecula feat. Luke Savage

Jagmeet Me in Temecula feat. Luke Savage

October 20, 2019

We’re putting this episode out early because it’s the day of the Canadian federal elections and we want to encourage all our Canadian listeners to go vote for the NDP. Here's a link to where your nearest polling station is located: https://www.elections.ca/scripts/vis/FindED?L=e&PAGEID=20

To discuss the Canadian elections, the US Presidential primary, and some terrible journalism, we have the full cast of Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) joined with Canadian journalist, podcaster, and friend of the show Luke Savage (@LukewSavage). It’s one for the ages, folks.

Luke is also the host of the Michael and Us podcast, which you can access here: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus

We have a Patreon and signing up at the $5 tier will give you an extra episode each week. You’ll also gain access to our incredibly powerful Discord server. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture

If you want to buy one of our recent special-edition phone-cops shirt, shoot us an email at trashfuturepodcast[at]gmail[dot]com and we can post it to you. (£20 for non-patrons, £15 for patrons)

Do you want a mug to hold your soup? Perhaps you want one with the Trashfuture logo, which is available here: https://teespring.com/what-if-phone-cops#pid=659&cid=102968&sid=front

*PREVIEW* Intelligence 3.0 feat. Felix Biederman

*PREVIEW* Intelligence 3.0 feat. Felix Biederman

October 17, 2019

In a preview of this week's bonus episode, we've done a deep dive into the work of the king of the airport books: Malcolm Gladwell. Riley, Milo, and Alice join Felix Biederman (@ByYourLogic) of Chapo Trap House (@chapotraphouse) to discuss the horror and the banality of the truest of thinkers. Hope you enjoy!

If you want to hear the whole thing, sign up on Patreon and get it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/30800980

 

No Platforming the Platforms feat. Nick Srnicek

No Platforming the Platforms feat. Nick Srnicek

October 14, 2019

What is platform capitalism? And why is it that Amazon seems to be transitioning from online bookstore to perpetually-expanding defense contractor? This week’s episode features Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) in discussion with author and academic Nick Srnicek (@n_srnck). Nick’s previous books include “Platform Capitalism” and “Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World without Work.” He joins us to discuss a particularly non-HIPAA compliant app and his own work into the (monopolistic, bad) platforms that dominate our economy today.

We have a Patreon and signing up at the $5 tier will give you an extra episode each week. You’ll also gain access to our incredibly powerful Discord server. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture

If you want to buy one of our recent special-edition phone-cops shirt, shoot us an email at trashfuturepodcast[at]gmail[dot]com and we can post it to you. (£20 for non-patrons, £15 for patrons)

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What Boris Johnson Thinks Of You feat. Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones

What Boris Johnson Thinks Of You feat. Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones

October 10, 2019

In this preview of this week's bonus episode, our review of Boris Johnson's terrible novel 72 VIRGINS continues — this time featuring Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Alice (@AliceAvizandum) and returning guest Aidan 'Taco' Jones (@AJ_Taco). The story continues to get worse, because the current Prime Minister of the UK wrote racist fanfic for bitter British dads. Brace yourself for the horror!

If you want to hear the whole thing, get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/30634549

If you want to buy one of our recent special-edition phone-cops shirt, shoot us an email at trashfuturepodcast[at]gmail[dot]com and we can post it to you. (£20 for non-patrons, £15 for patrons). We still have medium and 2XL available!

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