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Where’s My Jetpack?!

Where’s My Jetpack?!

By No Fate Project

A politics and pop culture podcast, with sci-fi and socialist leanings. Hosted by Derek Johnson and Ani White.

Produced by the No Fate Project.

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Bonus: Byron Clark on the far right in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Where’s My Jetpack?!Mar 14, 2021

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Hiatus announcement
May 24, 202301:24
#IWD: Stepford Daughters (Johanna Isaacson on horror feminism)
Mar 08, 202301:06:31
Extended Reality with guest Lidia Grigorut
Dec 19, 202229:35
🎃 Horror we overlooked #3: 2000's-20's  🎃

🎃 Horror we overlooked #3: 2000's-20's 🎃

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🧙‍♀️ In this finale, we conclude our reviews of  horror we overlooked in last year's roundup of faves down the decades.  We wrap up with recs from the 2000's-20's.

Recs:

Edited by PodCraft.ph’s Zarah Meneses. More info at jetpack1917.info. Thumbnail image from Halloween III (1983).

If you enjoy what we do, please contribute to our patreon at patreon.com/jetpack1917

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Oct 31, 202201:02:00
Horror we overlooked #2: 1980's-90's
Oct 30, 202201:49:43
Horror we overlooked #1: 1970's

Horror we overlooked #1: 1970's

Ghosts, Nazis, and mutated bears! Oh my! Last Halloween we picked our favourite horror movies from each decade. However, any list of great horror movies will always be incomplete, so this year we're reviewing ones we overlooked. In the first of three parts, we review horror from the 1970's. 

Spoilers for the following: 

  • Multiple Maniacs (1970),
  • The Crazies (1973),
  • The Stepford Wives (1975), 
  • Hausu (1977),
  • Martin (1978), 
  • The Boys from Brazil (1978), 
  • Prophecy (1979).

Edited by DJ Panda. Thumbnail image from Shocker (1989). More info at jetpack1917.info

Oct 29, 202201:30:12
Halloween Bonus: The Wicker Man and its descendants
Oct 22, 202201:31:41
Dodgy Things We've Believed

Dodgy Things We've Believed

We discuss our dark pasts.

Edited by PodCraft.ph's Zarah Meneses.

Sep 29, 202201:17:50
COVID and Disability: Part 2
Sep 03, 202201:22:20
COVID and Disability: Part 1
Sep 03, 202258:20
Trans Rights

Trans Rights

For our second Pride Month episode, Ani discusses trans rights with guest Lidia Grigorut. We apologise for the audio quality issues.
Jun 28, 202201:08:39
Pride in the Philippines
Jun 18, 202237:45
May Day: History of Chinese-Australian working class struggle

May Day: History of Chinese-Australian working class struggle

For our May Day bonus episode, we interview director Liam Ward on the history of Chinese-Australian working class struggle, as addressed in his documentary Do Nothing and Do It Well (2021).
May 01, 202246:59
Syria Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death: An interview with Yasser Munif

Syria Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death: An interview with Yasser Munif

We interview Syrian academic and activist Yasser Munif on his book The Syrian Revolution: Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death.

Mar 15, 202201:12:45
Russian Invasion of Ukraine: An interview with Eric Draitser
Mar 12, 202201:33:16
Anti-Fascist Movie Reviews

Anti-Fascist Movie Reviews

We review classic satirical anti-fascist movies: The Great Dictator (1940), The Producers (1967), Cabaret (1972), Starship Troopers (1997), and Dredd (2012). 

Thumbnail image from The Great Dictator.

Nov 27, 202102:08:27
Kaiju Cycle 7: The Crawling Chaos

Kaiju Cycle 7: The Crawling Chaos

Nathaniel Derby Pickman's logs on the triumph of the Crawling Chaos, the Tall Man, the Walking Shadow.  

Opening poem performed by Durante Haire for LibriVox. 

Thumbnail image by Jens Heimdahl. 

More info at jetpack.zoob.net

Nov 13, 202115:42
Halloween #2: Favourite horror movies each decade with guest Tyler West
Oct 31, 202101:02:48
Halloween #1: Favourite horror movies each decade with guest Tyler West
Oct 30, 202101:40:41
Halloween Bonus: Social Reproduction Feminisms & Horror, a talk by Jo Isaacson

Halloween Bonus: Social Reproduction Feminisms & Horror, a talk by Jo Isaacson

For a Halloween bonus this year, we’re hosting a talk by Jo Isaacson on Social Reproduction Feminisms and Horror. 

Jo writes academic and popular pieces on horror and politics. She is a professor of English at Modesto Junior College and a founding editor of Blind Field Journal. Her book Stepford Daughters: Tools for Feminists in Contemporary Horror is forthcoming from Common Notions Press. She is the author of The Ballerina and the Bull (2016) from Repeater Books, has published widely in academic and popular journals, and runs the Facebook group, Anti-capitalist feminists who like horror films. 

This talk was originally hosted by UCI Critical Theory, so thanks to them. 

Image from The Stepford Wives (1975)

Oct 29, 202101:24:53
Kaiju Cycle 6.5: Interpretation
Oct 28, 202118:26
Kaiju Cycle 6: Scripture
Oct 27, 202101:02:44
Kaiju Cycle 5: Rampage

Kaiju Cycle 5: Rampage

As the four remaining kaiju converge on Syria, and a separatist Silicon Valley cartel seizes control of California, our hero Derek Johnson receives worrying news from Antarctica. Violence ensues. 

Image by MasterChiefSnake

Sep 28, 202119:33
Is there a 'middle class' or 'Professional-Managerial Class'?
Sep 25, 202101:23:26
Rocketeer Retrofuturistic Retrospective Part III

Rocketeer Retrofuturistic Retrospective Part III

On the 30th anniversary of the Rocketeer's release, the long-delayed third part of our Rocketeer review (the first two parts can be found in our first ever episode Wanting to Believe, and our 2019 Xmas bonus episode).
Aug 29, 202144:47
July hiatus

July hiatus

An announcement to our regular listeners that due to personal circumstances, the Where's My Jetpack podcast is not releasing a July episode. 

We'll be back in August with the long-delayed final part of our Rocketeer Retrofuturistic Retrospective, an extended review of the overlooked superhero film The Rocketeer, which was released 20 years ago this year, in 1991. 

Stay safe, and be kind, unless you're dealing with fascists and exploiters. Have a lovely weekend. 

Music: Better Days, by Lakey Inspired

Jul 24, 202100:40
Pride #3: Edgy Queer Ultra-Left Sampler
Jun 26, 202116:49
Pride #2: Plus-size gay Latino actor Harvey Guillen
Jun 19, 202101:40:39
Pride #1.5: Steven Universe w Ivy (continued)

Pride #1.5: Steven Universe w Ivy (continued)

Second of a two-part retrospective on the queer-friendly family TV show Steven Universe, with guest superfan Ivy Decker.  Thumbnail: Derek as Greg Universe jetpack.zoob.net

Jun 12, 202101:35:03
Pride #1: Steven Universe w guest Ivy Decker
Jun 05, 202101:21:15
Kaiju Cycle 4: Clash of the Kaiju
May 30, 202113:31
Biden-era socialist strategy
May 29, 202101:38:02
May Day bonus: All About My Mother (and her comrades)
May 01, 202112:52
Kaiju Cycle 3: Three Weddings and Countless Funerals

Kaiju Cycle 3: Three Weddings and Countless Funerals

An update on the emergence of real-life kaiju in our timeline, including the formation of three new pairs: two Protectors, two Destroyers, and two Sapphic scientists. 

Thumbnail image by Nicholas Roerich. 

More info at tinyurl.com/kaiju3-blog

Apr 25, 202116:03
The Author is Undead: Audience interpretation and authorial intent
Apr 24, 202101:37:21
Godzilla vs Kong review w guest Jase Short
Apr 09, 202144:37
Kaiju Cycle 2: Emu War II: First Blood

Kaiju Cycle 2: Emu War II: First Blood

An update on the emergence of real-life kaiju in our timeline, including the clash between the North American Bird of Prey and Australian Mega-Dromaius, a decisive battle in Emu War II. 

Thumbnail art by JuggaloICP

More info at jetpack.zoob.net

Mar 29, 202113:09
Syrian Revolution 10th anniversary: Razan Ghazzawi interview
Mar 15, 202146:55
Bonus: Byron Clark on the far right in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Mar 14, 202135:12
Bonus: Lebanese, US and Latin American movements

Bonus: Lebanese, US and Latin American movements

Over March, we're hosting a series of talks recorded at the annual conference of Fightback Aotearoa/Australia (fightback.org.nz), on the 23rd of January 2021. 

In this session, Lebanese Canadian writer and activist Jade Saab speaks about the Lebanese and regional uprisings, while Mexican-American socialist Erin Rocio speaks about social movements in the US and Latin America. 

Thumbnail image of Lebanese uprising from Al Jazeera.

Mar 10, 202126:46
Bonus: Veteran activist Sue Bradford on left organisational futures in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Bonus: Veteran activist Sue Bradford on left organisational futures in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Over March, we're hosting a series of talks recorded at the annual conference of Fightback Aotearoa/Australia (fightback.org.nz), on the 23rd of January 2021. 

This talk, by veteran Aotearoa/New Zealand activist Sue Bradford, concerns organisational futures for the left. 

The thumbnail image, of Bradford at a protest held by Auckland Action Against Poverty, was taken by Jason Oxenham for Newstalk ZB. 

You can find out more information on our podcast at jetpack.zoob.net

Mar 07, 202119:57
Is Free Speech Racist?
Feb 27, 202101:19:40
Waitangi Day bonus: Constitutional transformation in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand's indigenous history
Feb 05, 202140:40
Are Tankie Politics Racist?
Jan 30, 202101:00:37
All anti-fascist transcripts online!
Jan 15, 202100:46
Kaiju Cycle 1: A Very Kaiju Christmas

Kaiju Cycle 1: A Very Kaiju Christmas

No Fate Project report on the surprise emergence of seven real Kaiju* in our timeline, across seven continents.
*Japanese word for ‘strange beast’, popularised by Godzilla.
Original thumbnail art by Jared P Foust, see our Facebook for full size images!
Dec 26, 202015:42
Kaiju Movies and Ecology
Dec 26, 202001:41:45
Red-Brown Zombies: The Complete Story
Dec 08, 202002:14:24
Bonus: Deus Ex
Nov 29, 202010:04
Our Insectoid Ancestors: Quatermass and the alien behind the familiar
Nov 28, 202001:23:46