TRASHFUTURE
Trashfuture Unwrapped feat. Dan Boeckner

Trashfuture Unwrapped feat. Dan Boeckner

December 23, 2020

It sure is great we solved music piracy! How did we solve it? Well, by enriching two Swedish men and ensuring that only a handful of artists see any revenue from their music when it’s streamed. We are, of course, discussing Spotify -- and we’ve brought on Dan Boeckner (@DanBoeckner) of the bands Wolf Parade (@WolfParade) and Operators (@Operators_Band) to discuss it.

As mentioned on the show, Operators has a Patreon where you can get access to new music and a fan community -- sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/operators

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*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS dot com). 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* This Is Chumocracy Manifest feat. Henry Dyer

*PREVIEW* This Is Chumocracy Manifest feat. Henry Dyer

December 18, 2020

We did a deep dive into the ways in which being a Tory donor means you'll get massive, no-bid contracts for government services -- even if you massively fail at providing them over and over again! To help us understand, we brought on investigative journalist and friend of the show Henry Dyer (@Direthoughts) to discuss.

If you want to hear the whole thing, get it on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/45118217

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 GYDS dot com). 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)

BlackRock Fink feat. George Pearkes

BlackRock Fink feat. George Pearkes

December 15, 2020

We are joined by George Pearkes, macro strategist at Bespoke Invest and all around financial funnyman, to peek under the hood of the world's largest owner of assets: BlackRock. What do you do when you own nearly everything? As we will see in the episode, you try to own more things until you can really do away with that "nearly." Also, we talk about Uber's decision to drop its self driving car division and the thrilling conclusion (?) to Laguna Beach's billionaire battlefront, as bond king Bill Gross's war with his neighbour enters its denouement.

Also, special thanks to Neoliberal Dad on twitter for cooking up some of the core ideas explored herein.

If you want access to our Patreon bonus 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

If you want shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS dot com). 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* This CEO Does Not Exist

*PREVIEW* This CEO Does Not Exist

December 11, 2020

We've decided to revisit two of our favorite subjects from the past year: OYO, the hotel app that destroys hotels; and Lex Greensill's one weird trick to collapse the global economy. You will enjoy hearing Riley, Milo, and Alice's takes on this.

If you want to hear the whole thing, get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44863629

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

If you want shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS dot com). 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)

Hail Monitron! feat. David Adler and James Schneider

Hail Monitron! feat. David Adler and James Schneider

December 8, 2020

David Adler and James Schneider of Progressive International go deep into Amazon What *actually* is Amazon? How does it work? What on earth is Amazon Explore? And will we bow down before Monitron and Amazon Panorama? Also, we read an article about Boris Johnson that includes the phrase "hail the dawn!"

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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://bailproject.org/?form=donate

If you want shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS dot com). 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* Imprisoned in the Southie of the Real: TF Reviews ‘Spenser Confidential’

*PREVIEW* Imprisoned in the Southie of the Real: TF Reviews ‘Spenser Confidential’

December 4, 2020

We talked so much about the Netflix-produced Mark Wahlberg Boston Cop film SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL. What a great punchline! What an absurd concept to declare that 85 million people had watched it. Anyway, we realised that we had to actually view the film in order to complete the cycle, so we brought on Olga Koch to review it with Riley, Milo, and Alice. Hope you enjoy!

If you want the whole thing, get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44591496

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 shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS dot com). 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)

Seize the Beans of Production feat. Grace Blakeley

Seize the Beans of Production feat. Grace Blakeley

November 30, 2020

This week we want to talk Davos, we want to talk startups with unique raw materials, we want to talk about what all the right-wing conspiracy theories about billionaire overlords get right and get wrong -- and to do that we brought on economist and writer Grace Blakeley (@graceblakeley), host of the A World to Win Podcast (@aworldtowinpod), and let’s just say it got weird. This episode features Riley, Milo, Hussein, and Alice -- hope you enjoy!

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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 shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS dot com). 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* Nut Flix Part 2 (feat. This Machine Kills)

*PREVIEW* Nut Flix Part 2 (feat. This Machine Kills)

November 27, 2020

As a continuation of our free episode this week, we brought on Jathan Sadowski (@jathansadowski) and Ed Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) from This Machine Kills Podcast to discuss the famously sane and healthy workplace culture of Netflix with Riley, Milo, and Alice. Guess what? It's bad. And it's probably coming to your workplace sooner rather than later.

If you want to get the whole thing, access it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44331592

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

*NEW SHIRT ALERT* If you want shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our new site). 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)

Nut Flix Part 1 (feat. This Machine Kills)

Nut Flix Part 1 (feat. This Machine Kills)

November 24, 2020

It has come to our attention that Netflix has twice the market capitalisation of Boeing. How can this be? Well, it’s a byproduct of the 2008 crisis, an endlessly-expanding network fed by zero-interest loans and charter school zealots who believe that 100 million people can and will watch the next Orc Cop movie. We brought on Jathan Sadowski (@jathansadowski) and Ed Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) from This Machine Kills Podcast to discuss it with Riley, Milo, Nate, and Alice.

If you want access to our Patreon bonus 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://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

*NEW SHIRT ALERT* If you want shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our new site). 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* Tom Watson’s House of Pain feat. Nish Kumar

*PREVIEW* Tom Watson’s House of Pain feat. Nish Kumar

November 23, 2020

How to explain this? Tom Watson--yes, THAT Tom Watson--has written a 'taut, political thriller' about what if Labour and the Tories came together to make sure NHS patient data was sold to pharmaceutical companies in an ethical way. It's deeply boring in a manner that reflects its author, but it's also something else: an experience. Riley read the whole book and forced Nish Kumar to listen to it along with Milo, Hussein, and Alice. Hope you enjoy!

If you want to hear the whole episode, get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44198695

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 shirts, you can order them on our new web storefront! Get it here: https://www.trashfuture.co.uk/shop

*WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind GYDS dot com). 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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