History and PoliticsSep 06, 2022
Naty T. Smith on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum
My conversation with Naty T. Smith the co-host of the Money on the Left podcasts about the Constitutional Referendum in Chile. We talk on the causes of the defeat of the proposal for a new constitution which would have replaced the one from the Pinochet era from the origins of the new Constitutional Convention and the controversies it followed to day of the final vote.
Brianna Coyle on the Mises Caucus takeover of the Libertarian Party
My conversation with Brianna Coyle a former activist at the Libertarian Party. We talk about the takeover of the Libertarian Party by the Mises Caucus and why this right-turn could mean for the party regarding elections as well as the paths for former members leaving the party.
Nassreddin Taibi on European Politics
Natalie Smith on Chilean Politics
I talked with Natalie Smith an American based in Chile and co-host of the Superstructure Podcast. We talk about Chilean politics from the social explosion in 2019, Chile under lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Constitutional Convention and the general elections at the end of this year that likely would put the insurgent leftist Gabriel Boric against the far-right José Kast.
Alex Bare on the protests in Colombia
My conversation with Alex Bare an International Relations graduate and Fulbright in Colombia to talk about the protests in Colombia. We talk particularly about the role of indigenous people, Afro-Colombian community, feminist activists, the LGBTQ movement as well as student organizations and unions in the massive protests. We talk about the role of the tax reform, the COVID-19 crisis, police brutality, the complexities of the peace process and the proximity of the presidential election are related to the difficulty to end of the protests.
Karol Karpinski on Bangladesh, International Education and the Globalization of Football
My conversation with the Polish economist Karol Karpinski. We talked about developmental policies in Bangladesh, the role of the English language in international education and football as a global sport.
Kenneth Sánchez on Pedro Castillo, Keiko Fujimori and the elections in Peru
My conversation with Peruvian journalist Kenneth Sánchez about the presidential election in Peru. We talk briefly about the first round of the election that had an open field with 18 candidates to then center on the second round of the election with Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori in the context of Peru being one hardest hit countries by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frank Miroslav on Science and the Left
Alex McHugh on Religion and Radical Politics
Conversation with Alex McHugh a writer and coordinator at C4SS. We talk about the intersection of religion and radical politics from Islamophobia being disguised as Secularism, Jewish Anarchism, the relationship between queer identity and spirituality and the possibility of multi-confessional alliances against authoritarianism everywhere. Note: In the moment of conversation when Alex mentions that there are 6 genders referenced in Torah he intended to say that is referenced in the Talmud.
Matheus Calderón on Peruvian protests
Conversation with Matheus Calderón a cultural critic and curator of Comité de Lectura. We talk about how the protests that bring down the coup in Peru have been influencing political panorama and why protests continue in different parts of the country while also reflecting about the connection between the informal economy and Peruvian identity.
Elena McGrath on Bolivian History and Politics
Conversation with Elena McGrath an Assistant Professor of History at Union College. We talk about the rise, fall and rise again of the MAS as well as the role played by Evo Morales and what role could Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca play in the future. We also talk about indigenous resistance, feminist struggles, black market economics and El Alto as a symbol of processes of change in Bolivia.
Jesse Walker on Anarchy, State and Paranoia
Conversation with Jesse Walker. He is the books editor at Reason Magazine as well as the author of The United States of Paranoia. We talk about recent conspiracies like QAnon, the boogaloo movement and "anarchist jurisdictions".
Cory Massimino on Libertarian Dilemma
Conversation with Cory Massimino a philosophy student and fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society. We talk about the effect of Trumpism in the libertarian movement, how libertarians have been dealing with racism, xenophobia, sexism and homophobia, and what lessons could libertarians learn from Latin America.
Victoria Martínez on Argentinian Politics
In this episode I talk with Victoria Martínez. She is a English teacher based on Buenos Aires, Argentina. We talk about Peronism, Posadism, anarchist bakery, feminism, gay liberation and indigenous rights.
Alon Levy on Berlin's Hype, Urbanism and Immigration
Conversation with Alon Levy. They is a Marron Fellow at Marron Institute of Urban Management (New York University) doing research at transportation policy. We talk about Berlin's Hype as a city for creatives compared to other European cities, we deal with the debate on urbanism how terms of YIMBY/NIMBY are getting mainstream while urban policy also shows the complexity of political ideology and finally we talk about immigration and it's positive relationship with society as a broad.
Anthony Macedo on Mexican Economy
I talk with Anthony Macedo an Angelino Mexican American about the Mexican Economy. We deal with Mexican economic history, regional differences, comparative economies with other Latin American countries and the role of AMLO both in handling the coronavirus pandemic and his role in the future of Mexico.
Matheus Calderón on the Coronavirus Pandemic in Peru
Conversation with Peruvian journalist and cultural critic Matheus Calderón who currently works at the Comité de Lecture about the causes and effects of higher number of cases of Coronavirus in Peru. We try to understand that role inequality play in the propagation of COVID-19. We try to understand how this pandemic is challenging the economic narrative about Peru. The role that corruption plays in this crisis and limited political response to this complex moment. Also we deal with the particular dimension of how the pandemic has affected some regions more than others.
Mila Ghorayeb on Canadian Culture
We talk we with Mila Ghorayeb writer and co-host of the Unacceptable podcast to talk about Canadian culture. The complex relationship of Canada and the United States, the attitudes toward immigration, language policy and the Quebéc's laicité.
Ciaran Dold on Anime Socialism and the Weird World of European Politics
My conversation with Ciaran Dold the co-host of the Corner Späeti podcast. We talk about the relationship of anime and geek culture with radical politics. I tell the story of Antifascist Otaku Brigade and then Ciaran explains the complexities of European politics.
Razib Khan on Ancient DNA, Personal Genomics and Viking Babies
C Derick Varn on Latin American Politics
Lucy Steigerwald on Aliens, Conspiracies and Christmas
Frank Miroslav on The World Is On Fire
Akiva Malamet on Nationalism
Andrés Pertierra on United States and Cuba
Joshua Tait on American Conservatism
Conor Duffy on the Democratic Primaries
Eric Hoover on the Road from Katmandu to an American College Campus
Daniel Bessner on History and Its Discontents
Oscar Winberg on The United States from a Nordic Perspective
Mila Ghorayeb on Canadian Politics
Akiva Malamet on Israeli Politics and Jewish Culture
Samuel Hammond on Neoliberalism and Social Trust
Conner Habib on Science, Mysticism and Sexuality
Mollie Nouwen on Argentinian Jewish History
Bryan Caplan on The Case Against Global Education
Anthony Comegna on Libertarian History
Glenn Kranking on the Image of Sweden in America
Alex Muresinau on the Future of Conservatism
Andrew Nestingen on Finland in the Popular Imagination
Steven Hirsch on the History of Anarchism in Peru
Benjamin Nobbs-Thiessen on the History of Mennonites in Bolivia
Noah Berlatsky on Race and Indie Music
William Irwin on Philosophy and Popular Culture
Nolan Gray on the Future of Urbanism
Mila Ghorayeb on Anti-Communism, Islamophobia and #MeToo in Academia
Benjamin R. Teitelbaum on the Music and Politics of Sweden's Radical Nationalism
Seth Cotlar on History in the Age of Trump
Samuel Hammond on the Free Market Welfare State
Hilde Restad on the Place of Scandinavia in American Politics
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