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When are you going to start standing up for yourself?
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ūüĒźTPS133 FULLY AUTOMATED TRANSGENDER SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE | David Jamieson TRAILER

The Popular ShowJan 22, 2023

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ūüĒźThe COVID Critical tapes 4 - WHY ARE WE SICK? | Sunetra Gupta

ūüĒźThe COVID Critical tapes 4 - WHY ARE WE SICK? | Sunetra Gupta

Originally released to the public as a burst of audio podcasts over Christmas 2022, COVID Critical is a series of interviews with medical  and legal professionals, government advisers, epidemiologists and  activists, who had opposed elements of the COVID-19 regime. TPS now  releases the unedited video of those interviews from our vaults,  exclusively for our Patreon subscribers: https://www.patreon.com/posts/84070725/

Oxford epidemiologist and Great Barrington Declaration author Sunetra Gupta returns to TPS to discuss the 'immunity debt' hypothesis that the long impact of lockdown is making us sick now, the return of Strep A/Scarlet Fever as a killer in Britain, and whether US cities are right to demand a return to public masking. Sunetra speaks candidly about advising Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak and about how COVID could have been different with the principles of Jeremy Corbyn's 2019 manifesto.

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Jun 04, 202300:58
ūüĒźThe COVID Critical tapes 3 - NHS AFTER COVID | Robert Freudenthal TRAILER

ūüĒźThe COVID Critical tapes 3 - NHS AFTER COVID | Robert Freudenthal TRAILER

Originally released to the public as a burst of audio podcasts over Christmas 2022, COVID Critical is a series of interviews with medical and legal professionals, government advisers, epidemiologists and activists, who had opposed elements of the COVID-19 regime. TPS now releases the unedited video of those interviews from our vaults, exclusively for our Patreon subscribers: https://www.patreon.com/posts/83684992

NHS psychiatrist Robert Freudenthal returns to TPS to discuss how misconceptions about the structure of the NHS cause us to misread the dynamics both of the NHS during COVID and the NHS strikes of winter 2022. Robert gives an inside view of how medical practitioners view their work, and how it caused much of their leadership to miss the significance of the relationship between medicine and power that was so expanded during COVID.

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May 28, 202301:33
ūüĒźTPS156 NATIONAL CONSERVATISMS | Alexander McKay TRAILER
May 26, 202311:47
TPS155 BECOMING FLORIDA | Alexander McKay

TPS155 BECOMING FLORIDA | Alexander McKay

Wrong-footed by 'the blob' of the Civil Service and the UK's capitalist institutions, the UK Right watches enviously as Ron DeSantis launches his presidential bid using the dysfunctional 'Twitter Spaces'! This is the first part of an outstanding Marxist-Leninist interpretation of the current condition of the transatlantic left and right, with Alexander McKay, of the Marx Engels Lenin Institute. Part 2 (plus video for Part 1!) is exclusive to Patreon subscribers of The Popular Show!

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May 26, 202343:53
ūüĒźThe COVID Critical tapes 2 - CORPORATE COVIDIANS | Jennifer Sey TRAILER

ūüĒźThe COVID Critical tapes 2 - CORPORATE COVIDIANS | Jennifer Sey TRAILER

Originally released to the public as a series of audio podcasts over Christmas 2022, COVID Critical is a series of interviews with medical and legal professionals, government advisers, epidemiologists and activists, who had opposed elements of the COVID-19 regime. TPS now releases the unedited video of those interviews from our vaults, exclusively for our Patreon subscribers: https://www.patreon.com/posts/82925426/

A view from the corporate offices is provided by Jennifer Sey, Brand President and prospective CEO of Levi's, until her opposition to school closures during COVID cost her her job. Jennifer discusses how Levi's 'woke capitalism' blended seamlessly with its siding with maximalist COVID measures, how the US upper class sees education, and the generational dynamic in the corporate world's attitude to social justice today.TPS would like to thank Collateral Global for their support for TPS COVID CRITICAL.

May 21, 202301:32
ūüĒźTPS The RACE RECKONING tapes 1 - Remi Adekoya TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS The RACE RECKONING tapes 1 - Remi Adekoya TRAILER

A taste for patrons of a major series from TPS, coming this summer, reassessing the liberal left's new idiom of race. Remi Adekoya lectures at the University of York, UK, and is the author of 'It's Not About Whiteness, It's About Wealth'

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May 17, 202301:56
ūüĒď TPS151 THE GREATEST LOVER | Leo Damrosch UNLOCKED

ūüĒď TPS151 THE GREATEST LOVER | Leo Damrosch UNLOCKED

Leo Damrosch - Havard Prof and biographer of Giacomo Casanova - joins TPS to discuss the work of the notorious eighteenth-century serial lover, amateur philosopher, sometime diplomat, prison-breaker, gambler and memoirist, and the relationship between sex and Enlightenment in Casanova's life. Full video also available for Patreon subscribers: https://www.patreon.com/posts/tps151-greatest-82359681

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May 15, 202344:30
ūüĒź The COVID Critical tapes 1 - WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA DO WE WANT? | Jenin Younes TRAILER

ūüĒź The COVID Critical tapes 1 - WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA DO WE WANT? | Jenin Younes TRAILER

Originally released to the public as a series of audio podcasts over Christmas 2022, COVID Critical is a series of interviews with medical and legal professionals, government advisers, epidemiologists and activists, who had opposed elements of the COVID-19 regime. TPS now releases the unedited video of those interviews from our vaults, exclusively for our Patreon subscribers: https://www.patreon.com/posts/82923314

COVID Critical 1: Litigation Counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance Jenin Younes returns to TPS to discuss the merging of the State and social media companies during COVID. Jenin describes the fallout of her NCLA case against the US government for intervening in the banning of COVID critical Twitter accounts, the deposition of Anthony Fauci, and speculates about Elon Musk's skin is in the game. 

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May 12, 202301:11
TPS154 EVENING'S EMPIRE | Matt Kennard

TPS154 EVENING'S EMPIRE | Matt Kennard

Matt Kennard of Declassified - the last bastion of critical foreign policy reporting in Britain - joins us to discuss Lula's UK visit, the fate of Julian Assange, the capture and decline of the Guardian, the privatisation of Ukraine, and his new book with Claire Provost: Silent Coup: How Corporations Overthrew Democracy. Full video version available to our Patreon subscribers.

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May 10, 202354:25
ūüĒźTPS153 THE LEFT TO COME | Doug Lain

ūüĒźTPS153 THE LEFT TO COME | Doug Lain

A taster of the full Patreon subscribers' episode! Founder and editor of Sublation Media and ex-Zer0 Books editor Doug Lain joins for a monster discussion of the recent history of Left media, its failures on COVID and state collusion in social media companies, the weird turn of the Democratic Party in Biden's challengers RFK jnr. and Marianne Williamson, and looking back on Kill All Normies. 

May 08, 202311:55
TPS152 INSUFFICENT BREXIT | Phil Cunliffe, Peter Ramsay

TPS152 INSUFFICENT BREXIT | Phil Cunliffe, Peter Ramsay

Brexit was necessary but insufficient, as the UK remains mired in the anti-democratic pathologies of 'member statehood'. Two of the authors of Taking Control: Sovereignty and Democracy After Brexit - Bungacast and UCL's Phil Cunliffe and LSE's Peter Ramsay - join us to discuss their novel thesis on the history of the EU, how Leavers and Remainers alike misunderstood the meaning of Brexit, and why only leaving NATO, unifying Ireland, seceding from Britain's remaining colonial territories, and abolishing the House of Lords can finish the job!

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May 05, 202358:47
ūüĒźTPS150 STOP APOLOGIZING | Olly Haynes

ūüĒźTPS150 STOP APOLOGIZING | Olly Haynes

Diane Abbott, Britain's first black woman MP, is the latest prominent figure of the radical left to be suspended from the Labour Party: this time over a letter to the Observer opining that while many groups experience prejudice, only black and brown people experience racism. The left's response? Deploy the "always apologise, always explain" strategy. Olly keeps it reasonable, and James just rants about the absolute collapse and paucity of the British public sphere since the Corbyn moment... and the decline of the "Rent-a-Gob of the left".

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Apr 25, 202300:30
TPS149 STARTING TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF | Olly Haynes

TPS149 STARTING TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF | Olly Haynes

The journalist of the protest Olly Haynes returns for a survey of the changing shape of protest in Europe. Do 'Robin Hood' energy workers, the rejection of the 'antifascism blackmail', and Mélenchon's children in France represent a break with the 'progressivism from above' that wrecks the UK Labour movement, the German Green Party and traditional Climate activism? Are we now going to start standing up for ourselves?

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Apr 24, 202352:10
ūüĒźTPS20 HOW TO LOSE SUBSCRIBERS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE | Toby Young

ūüĒźTPS20 HOW TO LOSE SUBSCRIBERS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE | Toby Young

A third early TPS from the vault, now exclusive to TPS Patreon subscribers: https://www.patreon.com/posts/81889408 Originally published April 10th 2021. We netted the Spectator and Quillette editor, and founder of the 'Free Speech Union' Toby Young, for a provocative chat about how the Right sees the Left, and how the Right sees itself. Focussing on the questions of lockdown scepticism and Britain's alleged free speech crisis, Toby provides an analysis of the Conservative Party and British liberalism that may surprise left-wing listeners.

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Apr 22, 202306:20
ūüĒďTPS146 WHICH ELITES? | Matthew Goodwin UNLOCKED

ūüĒďTPS146 WHICH ELITES? | Matthew Goodwin UNLOCKED

The long 2016 of Brexit and Trump elevated a cohort of political scientists who had predicted the rise of populism and promised solutions that would inoculate against it. Of this group, Matthew Goodwin's discourse is today itself a 'populist' invective against the woke liberal elite. Has he 'gone native'? And how does his analysis of elites shape up against that  of The Popular Show? This epsiode was originally exclusive to our Patreon supporters. The full video version remains subscriber-only @ https://www.patreon.com/posts/tps146-which-81155047

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Apr 16, 202349:29
ūüĒźTPS21 RIGHT-HAND WOMAN | Karie Murphy

ūüĒźTPS21 RIGHT-HAND WOMAN | Karie Murphy

For Patrons: Another one from the TPS vault: originally released April 21st 2021 and the source of a Mail on Sunday report. Karie Murphy was Chief of Staff to Jeremy Corbyn from 2016-2019, and is a great British trade unionist and socialist in her own right. In a rare interview [to this date her last] Karie retreads the rise and fall of the Corbyn project in Britain, settles some scores, and gives an energising account of the likely direction of the younger left energies that remain.

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Apr 15, 202301:35
TPS147 SHOULD WE NUKE AI?

TPS147 SHOULD WE NUKE AI?

AI theorist Eliezer Yudkowsky has argued that the pause on AI creation agreed by tech leaders isn't enough: we have to threaten nuclear strikes on countries that don't comply. David is back... PLUS James looks back at the critique of current tech in his books Other People's Politics and Work Want Work.
Apr 14, 202338:14
ūüĒźTPS148 HOW TO STOP MASS SHOOTINGS
Apr 14, 202303:35
ūüĒźTPS19 EASTER RISING | Terry Eagleton

ūüĒźTPS19 EASTER RISING | Terry Eagleton

Flashback for Patrons to 2021, when James and Sublation Media's Alfie Bown caught up with the legendary Marxist literary critic (and their former professor at the University of Manchester), Terry Eagleton. Terry offers some needed historical and spiritual perspective on the Left's current state of defeat, and offers an Easter message of the lessons he's found in Christianity for understanding the complexities of our shared desire for a better world. Click through here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/81255001

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Apr 09, 202301:15
TPS145 THE LONG GAME | Antony Lerman

TPS145 THE LONG GAME | Antony Lerman

How did the once-controversial thesis that there is a 'new antisemitism', uniting Muslims, the left, and self-loathing anti-Zionist Jews against Israel, become the common sense of political commentary on Jews today? A new book by antisemitism scholar Antony Lerman details the history of this idea, its spread through organisations, and - finally - its crystallisation in the campaign against Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party. Complete video version of this episode available to Patreon subscribers!


TPS on Joe Glasman and the Campaign Against Antisemitism (discussed by Antony and James in this episode): https://youtu.be/NHqTVS6VdM8

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Apr 03, 202301:09:28
ūüĒźTPS144 THE LONGEST REVOLUTION | Juliet Mitchell

ūüĒźTPS144 THE LONGEST REVOLUTION | Juliet Mitchell

For Patreon subscribers: a pioneering figure of the New Left, Second Wave Feminism, and psychoanalysis, Juliet Mitchell joins us to look back on theorising socialist feminism in the 1960s, reconciling feminists to Freud in the 1970s, and to discuss her pathbreaking current project: making psychoanalysts see that sibling relationships (and the trauma of the toddler) are as important to our development as parental ones.

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Mar 25, 202301:23
TPS143 ūüá®ūüáĶFRENCH CARNAGE | Charles Devellennes

TPS143 ūüá®ūüáĶFRENCH CARNAGE | Charles Devellennes

A full *video version* of this episode is available to subscribers at www.patreon.com/thepopularpod. As French President Emmanuel Macron overrides parliament to raise the age of retirement in France, we speak to Charles Devellennes, author of The Macron Régime: The Ideology of the New Right in France (Bristol University Press), about Macron as the model of a new kind of 'technopopulist' political leader in the West, and the gilets jaunes movement's resistance to him.
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Mar 16, 202357:45
TPS142 LABOUR EUROSCEPTICISM | Richard Johnson

TPS142 LABOUR EUROSCEPTICISM | Richard Johnson

"From the 1940s until the late 1980s, the majority view within the Labour Party was against joining (and, then, in favour of leaving) the European Economic Communities", later known as the European Union. Yet by the 2016 Brexit referendum, among Labour members, supporters and most MPs, Euroscepticism had become a byword for imperial nostalgia and racism. We spoke to Richard Johnson, Senior Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations School at Queen Mary, University of London to find out how this change happened, the history of resistances to Europe on the left, and the consequences for Keir Starmer today. PLUS we hear the left-wing case for the UK monarchy!

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Mar 10, 202359:15
TPS141 POLITICAL LIFESTYLE | Jason Myles

TPS141 POLITICAL LIFESTYLE | Jason Myles

Donald Trump's Freedom Cities and UK protests against '15 Minute Cities' offer competing visions of the urban future, Bernie visits Blighty, and Jason Myles - host of 'This is Revolution' and contributing editor at Sublation Magazine - offers guidance on avoiding the post-2020 antiracist influencer economy the defeated left is currently charging into!

Check out This is Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/c/thisisrevolutionpodcast

Jason's recent writings: https://www.sublationmag.com/writers/jason-myles

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Mar 06, 202301:23:34
TPS140 DYLAN'S FRAGMENTS | Laura Tenschert

TPS140 DYLAN'S FRAGMENTS | Laura Tenschert

The 'Definitely Dylan' podcast host returns for a MONSTER track-by-track analysis of a landmark in popular music: 'Fragments', the 'Bootleg series' expansion of Bob Dylan's 1997 album 'Time Out of Mind'. The full video of this episode will be published for subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod and on Laura's 'Definitely Dylan' patreon channel. 

Listen to 'Fragments' in tracklist order: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/099cVAa6YNi9qRr5DevGFa 

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Feb 15, 202301:53:07
TPS139 JOHN CALE | Chal Ravens

TPS139 JOHN CALE | Chal Ravens

Rock n Roll's most underrated innovator, John Cale, is on tour with a new album of experimental electronic music at the age of 80. James caught the Great Man at the London Palladium, and spoke to Chal Ravens - Guardian music writer, music technician and former "Nico" in a Velvet Underground tribute band - about his legacy and ongoing work.

Full video version: https://youtu.be/G8zrpCMOAwk 

Chal's interview with John Cale: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/jan/18/humanity-brick-wall-john-cale-velvets-nico-covid-gun-ridden-world-gone-bad

Photo from London Palladium, February 8th 2023: Geir Greni

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Feb 13, 202355:44
ūüĒźTPS138 STATE OF THE UNION trailer

ūüĒźTPS138 STATE OF THE UNION trailer

Too hot for main! Exclusive to subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod. Seymour Hersh on the Nord Stream 2 conspiracy, Avian Flu, Project Veritas's Pfizer exposé, Deep Fake porn and Biden's State of the Union address are all in James and David's sightline in our latest show.

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Feb 12, 202301:32
ūüĒďTPS137 THE NEW POWER BROKERS | Kit Klarenberg UNLOCKED

ūüĒďTPS137 THE NEW POWER BROKERS | Kit Klarenberg UNLOCKED

Originally exclusive to our subscribers on Patreon. Kit Klarenberg rejoins TPS for a masterclass in the PSYOPS and secret networks that took us from #RussiaGate, to COVID lockdowns, to the War in Ukraine: Britain's COVID and war propaganda in the Balkans, the 77th Brigade's spying on lockdown sceptics, Intelligence and Indie Sage, and the Deep State's dealings with Jeremy Corbyn.

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Feb 03, 202301:22:48
ūüĒźTPS136 GEORGE GALLOWAY: THE INTERVIEW trailer

ūüĒźTPS136 GEORGE GALLOWAY: THE INTERVIEW trailer

Available to subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/posts/78014895. George Galloway ‚Äď the incompatible face of the anti-imperialist left, former MP, leader of the Workers Party of GB, and the host of the Mother of All Talk Shows ‚Äď joins TPS to talk the decline of the anti-war movement and free speech, the left and British Islam, his last-chance attempt to depose Keir Starter at the Batley and Spen by-election, and what Britain can expect from the Keir Supremacy!

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Jan 31, 202301:04
TPS135 THE MOST RADICAL CLASS | Dan Evans

TPS135 THE MOST RADICAL CLASS | Dan Evans

The petty-bourgeoisie is the social base for both modern conservatism - for Trump, Boris and Brexit - AND the contemporary radical left. Yet it is also the most misrecognized and disavowed class, and - as the class of the Chuds and the Deanos -the class it's most permitted to mock. Dan Evans is author of a crucial new book, A Nation of Shopkeepers: The Unstoppable Rise of the Petty Bourgeoisie (Repeater Books), giving a brand new account of the shape of this strange class, and calling for a new radical political coalition of working class and petty bourgeois tradespeople and small business owners. The Deano meme can be found here.

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Jan 29, 202301:10:53
ūüĒďTPS134 WHY THE BORIS REVOLUTION FAILED | Dominique Samuels UNLOCKED
Jan 27, 202340:08
ūüĒźTPS133 FULLY AUTOMATED TRANSGENDER SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE | David Jamieson TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS133 FULLY AUTOMATED TRANSGENDER SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE | David Jamieson TRAILER

Conter's David Jamieson returns to TPS to discuss the crisis of Scottish Devolution after Westminster's unprecedented blocking of Gender Recognition legislation passed in the Scottish Parliament. We also discuss the decline of the Scottish independence movement since 2014, Nicola Sturgeon's place in the pantheon of new femme militaristic world leaders, the resignation of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, and the sad passing of the titan of left-wing analysis of Scottish nationalism, Tom Nairn.

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Jan 22, 202301:59
TPS132 THE RIGHT NOW | Curt Mills

TPS132 THE RIGHT NOW | Curt Mills

What is the dissident right's plan for Generation Left? What was populist about overturning Roe v Wade? Are conservatives still 'anti-anti-Putin'? And what red-pilled Tucker Carlson on JFK and Watergate? All on the agenda as contributing editor at the American Conservative Curt Mills returns to The Popular Show!

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Jan 21, 202301:15:24
TPS131 POPULARITY CONTEST

TPS131 POPULARITY CONTEST

The boys roll into 2023 with a news round up on Joe Biden's classified docs, Rishi Sunak's anti-strike bill, the MAGA 'Force the Vote' in Congress, Prince Harry fucking it up, and the great British pastime of forcing Jeremy Corbyn to apologise!

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Jan 14, 202301:05:20
TPS43 HITCHES | Ben Burgis DEBATES Peter HitchensūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS43 HITCHES | Ben Burgis DEBATES Peter HitchensūüĒď UNLOCKED

This is an unlocked episode, originally available only to subscribers to Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Please consider helping us continue by signing up for regular bonus episodes!
His support for the Iraq War so obliterated the reputation of Christopher Hitchens on the Left that the millennial and Gen Z socialists emerging since his death in 2011 are barely aware he existed. In a special crossover with Ben Burgis's Give Them an Argument show, we discuss Ben's attempts to change that with a new book, Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, Where He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters. To help us interrogate Hitchens's many contradictions, we welcome back to TPS his brother, Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens: an author the elder Hitch once described as so reactionary, he felt he should a wear a garlic rosary while reading him.
Jan 13, 202301:17:18
TPS130 LESSONS FROM THE TRUCKERS | Gord MagillūüĒď UNLOCKED
Jan 02, 202301:20:33
TPS129 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT TIME? | Jay BhattacharyaūüĒď UNLOCKED
Jan 01, 202359:24
TPS128 WHY ARE WE SICK? | Sunetra GuptaūüĒď UNLOCKED
Dec 29, 202250:09
TPS127 NHS AFTER COVID | Robert FreudenthalūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS127 NHS AFTER COVID | Robert FreudenthalūüĒď UNLOCKED

The  Unlocked PART 3 of our new COVID CRITICAL mini-series! NHS psychiatrist Robert Freudenthal returns to TPS to discuss how misconceptions about the structure of the NHS cause us to misread the dynamics both of the NHS during COVID and the NHS strikes of winter 2022. Robert gives an inside view of how medical practitioners view their work, and how it caused much of their leadership to miss the significance of the relationship between medicine and power that was so expanded during COVID.

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Dec 28, 202243:03
TPS126 CORPORATE COVIDIANS | Jennifer SeyūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS126 CORPORATE COVIDIANS | Jennifer SeyūüĒď UNLOCKED

The Unlocked PART 2 of our new COVID CRITICAL mini-series! A view from the corporate offices is provided by Jennifer Sey, Brand President and prospective CEO of Levi's, until her opposition to school closures during COVID cost her her job. Jennifer discusses how Levi's 'woke capitalism' blended seamlessly with its siding with maximalist COVID measures, how the US upper class sees education, and the generational dynamic in the corporate world's attitude to social justice today.

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Dec 27, 202251:27
TPS125 WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA DO WE WANT? | Jenin YounesūüĒď UNLOCKED
Dec 26, 202227:06
Merry Christmas from The Popular Show
Dec 22, 202200:44
ūüĒźTPS COVID CRITICAL: a 6-part miniseries with Jay Bhattacharya, Robert Freudenthal, Sunetra Gupta, Gord Magill, Jennifer Sey, and Jenin Younes TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS COVID CRITICAL: a 6-part miniseries with Jay Bhattacharya, Robert Freudenthal, Sunetra Gupta, Gord Magill, Jennifer Sey, and Jenin Younes TRAILER

NOW WITH PATRONS at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. The amazing sequel to our Christmas 2021 HARMS OF LOCKDOWN miniseries. TPS would like to thank Collateral Global for their support for TPS COVID CRITICAL.

TPS125 WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA DO WE WANT? | Jenin Younes

Litigation Counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance Jenin Younes  returns to TPS to discuss the merging of the State and social media  companies during COVID. Jenin describes the fallout of her NCLA case  against the US government for intervening in the banning of COVID  critical Twitter accounts, the deposition of Anthony Fauci, and  speculates about Elon Musk's skin is in the game.

TPS126 CORPORATE COVIDIANS | Jennifer Sey

A view from the corporate offices is provided by Jennifer Sey, Brand  President and prospective CEO of Levi's, until her opposition to school  closures during COVID cost her her job. Jennifer discusses how Levi's  'woke capitalism' blended seamlessly with its siding with maximalist  COVID measures, how the US upper class sees education, and the  generational dynamic in the corporate world's attitude to social justice  today.

TPS127 NHS AFTER COVID | Robert Freudenthal

NHS psychiatrist Robert Freudenthal returns to TPS to discuss how  misconceptions about the structure of the NHS cause us to misread the  dynamics both of the NHS during COVID and the NHS strikes of winter  2022. Robert gives an inside view of how medical practitioners view  their work, and how it caused much of their leadership to miss the  significance of the relationship between medicine and power that was so  expanded during COVID.

TPS128 WHY ARE WE SICK? | Sunetra Gupta

Oxford epidemiologist and Great Barrington Declaration author Sunetra  Gupta returns to TPS to discuss the 'immunity debt' hypothesis that the  long impact of lockdown is making us sick now, the return of Strep  A/Scarlet Fever as a killer in Britain, and whether US cities are right  to demand a return to public masking. Sunetra speaks candidly about  advising Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak and about how COVID could have  been different with the principles of Jeremy Corbyn's 2019 manifesto.

TPS129 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT TIME? | Jay Bhattacharya

Stanford Professor of Medicine and Great Barrington Declaration co-author Jay Bhattacharya joins TPS for a wide-ranging discussion of the lockdown debate, the mistakes in our vaccine policy, the false lessons being drawn from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to avoid falling prey to the same top-down approaches in the next one.

TPS130 LESSONS FROM THE TRUCKERS | Gord Magill

Trucker Gord Magill returns to TPS to reflect on the most novel form of resistance thrown out by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Canada Truckers convoy against vaccine mandates. James and Gord discuss Justin Trudeau's invocation of emergency powers against the truckers, the failure of the left and the unions to respond adequately, and the alternative to 'from above' legalistic approaches to COVID overreach that have come to dominate the COVID critical position in recent months.


Dec 21, 202206:16
TPS125 ELITE RESTORATION

TPS125 ELITE RESTORATION

James and David reunite to discuss the power that elites managed to claw back during 2022, culminating in the normie endorsement of anti-populism in the 2022 mid-terms, and the political cluelessness exposed in Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter. Are tech company employees on 100k workers deserving of the labour movement's solidarity? Do rail workers deserve sick pay? Do we want biometric neuralinks in the back of our heads? All these questions AND MORE are answered in this show!

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Dec 07, 202201:11:04
TPS124 CANADIAN BACON | Sophie Hayes
Nov 23, 202201:32:54
 TPS121 THE RIGHT IS CRINGE TOOūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS121 THE RIGHT IS CRINGE TOOūüĒď UNLOCKED

After a week in which the US midterms proved that the Right is cringe too... we decided to release our Patrons-only show from October 24th where we pointed out just that. "Bumper round-up for Patrons of the UK's latest governmental collapse, Tulsi Gabbard's departure from the Democrats, Kanye's White Lives Matter stunt, ethnic minority Toryism, and why you shouldn't support Keir Starmer". Originally released exclusively on https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod. Subscribe now for our recent locked episodes with Tariq Ali and Juliet Jacques, plus a free Popular Show beer mat while they last!

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Nov 14, 202201:17:55
ūüĒźTPS123 TRANS TIPPING POINT AGAIN | Juliet Jacques

ūüĒźTPS123 TRANS TIPPING POINT AGAIN | Juliet Jacques

The author of a trilogy of transgender memoir, fiction and journalism - Trans: A Memoir, Variations, and Front Lines returns to TPS to discuss political fiction writing, and what the Left might be missing in the changing discourse around transgenderism today. 

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Nov 11, 202200:60
ūüĒźTPS122 EXTREME CENTRES | Tariq Ali
Nov 03, 202200:34
TPS120 DYLAN IN EUROPE | Gary Browning, Constantine Sandis, Laura Tenschert
Oct 22, 202255:02
TPS119 RADICAL REVEREND | Cheri DiNovo
Oct 17, 202239:43
ūüĒź TPS55 MAKE BARRINGTON GREAT AGAIN | Sunetra Gupta, Carl Heneghan TRAILER

ūüĒź TPS55 MAKE BARRINGTON GREAT AGAIN | Sunetra Gupta, Carl Heneghan TRAILER

REVISIT pt.5 of our Christmas 'Harms of Lockdown' miniseries. To listen to this series finale, become a subscriber at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. The Great Barrington Declaration, calling for an end to lockdowns and a new regime of targeted care was published in October 2020, and immediately tarred as a byword for libertarian callousness and pseudoscience. We spoke to one of its authors, Sunetra Gupta (professor of theoretical epidemiology, University of Oxford) and a prominent signatory, Carl Heneghan (director of the University of Oxford's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine), about their contribution to debates around non-pharmaceutical interventions, where the mainstream consensus on the pandemic has gone wrong, and the misconceptions about their personal politics and funding. Prof Gupta and Prof Heneghan also give THEIR FIRST description of the notorious summit with Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak, which allegedly resulted in the UK's refusal of a 'circuit breaker' lockdown in Autumn 2020.

Oct 05, 202200:34
ūüĒźTPS118 THE NEXT BAD THING | Thomas Fazi TRAILER
Oct 04, 202204:06
TPS117 THE REAL RACISTS
Sep 30, 202201:13:04
ūüĒźTPS116 HOW EVIL? | Rich Jensen TRAILER
Sep 21, 202202:54
TPS115 DIGITAL DIGNITY | Rich Jensen
Sep 21, 202243:51
TPS114 IN DRY
Sep 10, 202249:46
TPS113 ABOLITION PSYCHOANALYSIS | Wanda Canton
Sep 03, 202254:30
ūüĒźTPS112 GRIZZLY MAN | Alex Lee Moyer TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS112 GRIZZLY MAN | Alex Lee Moyer TRAILER

Subscribe at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod for the full episode. Conspiracy theorist and shock jock Alex Jones is one of the most censored people on the planet, and the subject of Alex Lee Moyer's new film 'Alex's War'. Moyer joins us to talk about Alex's presentational style, what his arguments tell us about the left and right, 9/11, Sandy Hook, and lots more! Check out 'Alex's War' : https://www.alexswar.com

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Aug 18, 202200:55
ūüĒźTPS111 MANCHESTER BOMBING AND THE DEEP STATE | Phil Miller TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS111 MANCHESTER BOMBING AND THE DEEP STATE | Phil Miller TRAILER

To listen, become a subscriber at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod The Manchester Bombing of 2017 was represented as the work of a lone wolf pursuing a personal jihad. What we didn't know at the time was the extent of the bomber Salman Abedi's ties to the British deep state. Phil Miller is a journalist at Declassified and co-director of the film 'Blowback: The Road to Manchester': https://watch.declassifieduk.org/a/video/blowback-the-road-to-manchester-2/



Aug 13, 202201:13
TPS110 AFTERLIVES OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL | Ann Pettifor

TPS110 AFTERLIVES OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL | Ann Pettifor

For TPS109 INFLATION ISN'T WHAT YOU THINK, also with Ann Pettifor, subscribe to Patreon.com/ThePopularPod and https://www.youtube.com/popularitymedia. After the 2008 crash, a cadre of economists and thinkers gathered to formulate a policy response on the scale of FDR's New Deal, that would undo the strangelhold of financial markets, democratise economies, and rise to the challenge of climate change. The name of that response was the Green New Deal. Today the entire spectrum of electoral politcs claims to speak for the idea, but what are the dangers of this widespread appropriation? TPS110 is also available as video @ Sublation Media: https://youtu.be/po96aU-MHco

Check out Ann's substack: https://annpettifor.substack.com and her recent books: https://www.versobooks.com/authors/2161-ann-pettifor 

Aug 07, 202237:08
TPS107 PANDEMIC OF THE CARE HOME | Ross Barkan, Mareile Pfannebecker ūüĒď UNLOCKED
Aug 04, 202247:39
ūüĒźTPS108 HOW PROPAGANDA WORKS: BBC'S 'UNVACCINATED' | Nazarin Veronica TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS108 HOW PROPAGANDA WORKS: BBC'S 'UNVACCINATED' | Nazarin Veronica TRAILER

Patrons only! Our discussion of the patronising and propogandised way public health is represented in media has been taken down by YouTube (way to prove us wrong...), so we've released the audio to our patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/banned-from-how-69965522 

Please like and subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/c/PopularityMedia. When Nazarin Veronica was invited to participate in the BBC's show 'Unvaccinated', she was promised the chance to debate the role of vaccination in the world's pandemic response. Instead she found demonisation and propaganda.

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Aug 02, 202200:25
ūüĒźTPS106 FREAKY DEAKY | Sophie Hayes TRAILER
Jul 27, 202201:54
TPS105 ELVES & HOBBITS | Sophie Hayes

TPS105 ELVES & HOBBITS | Sophie Hayes

David talks to comedian Sophie Hayes about Curtis Yarvin's bonkers Elves and Hobbits piece from his SubStack, Justin Trudeau's hair and TERF celebrity delusions.

Join our community at www.Patreon.com/ThePopularPod 

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Jul 27, 202242:40
TPS104 POPULAR MINDSET: THE FORDE REPORT

TPS104 POPULAR MINDSET: THE FORDE REPORT

James breaks down the Forde Report into the sabotage of Jeremy Corbyn from within the Labour Party bureaucracy, and warns of the lessons we shouldn't take from it regarding anti-racism. Video version at our YouTube channel.

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Jul 25, 202230:58
ūüĒźTPS103 NEW RIGHTS ii

ūüĒźTPS103 NEW RIGHTS ii

Exclusive to subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Our ongoing coverage of the changing shape of the right takes in Kemi Badenoch - the "anti-woke" Nigerian-heritage Tory and surprise frontrunner to replace Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister - and Josh Hawley's Senate Hearing exchange with Prof Khiara Bridges on trans-inclusive language in the abortion debate. PLUS James sees The Strokes and the guys talk protest music.
Jul 17, 202202:18
TPS102 HOT STUFF

TPS102 HOT STUFF

Video from this episode is available at our new YouTube channel: youtu.be/X02tsyP0CeY. The boys talk multiple crises as farmers in the Netherlands rise against the EU Green Deal, New York city screens citizen advice ads for a nuclear attack, Germany repurposes vaccine centres for energy shortages, and the UK gets HOT. THEN the boys talk the collapse of utopia outside Saudi Arabia's 'Neom' city project, Brandon's accidental Palestinian advocacy, John Bolton's 'coup' boast AND MORE.
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Jul 17, 202240:38
TPS101 BYE BYE BOJO | Phil Burton-Cartledge
Jul 11, 202248:05
ūüĒźTPS100 CRISIS ON CAMPUS | Emma Camp TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS100 CRISIS ON CAMPUS | Emma Camp TRAILER

Subscribe at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod to listen to this and our complete archive of bonus episodes. Assistant editor of Reason magazine, Emma Camp, published 'I Came to College Eager to Debate. I Found Self-Censorship Instead' in The New York Times to some controversy earlier this year. In this Patrons episode, we discuss whether there is a free speech crisis in universities, what place 'debate' has in their function, and the changing shape of the managerial class. 

Jul 07, 202201:59
TPS99 Roe v Wade Overturn IMPACT | Emma Camp

TPS99 Roe v Wade Overturn IMPACT | Emma Camp

Assistant editor of Reason Magazine, Emma Camp, joins us to talk Roe v Wade overturn, the state level response, and where libertarians and leftists go wrong on abortion.  Subscribe at https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod for our full conversation with Emma, on free speech in universities, her New York Times controversy and more!

This public episode is also available on our new YouTube channel, where you'll also find YouTube only videos on the US nicotine ban and Boris Johnson's resignation. Please like and subscribe today!

Jul 07, 202230:45
ūüĒźTPS98 SWEDEN AGAINST LOCKDOWN | Johan Anderberg TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS98 SWEDEN AGAINST LOCKDOWN | Johan Anderberg TRAILER

The latest of our COVID critical interviews for Patreon subscribers. Click through to our new YouTube channel for extra footage! How did Sweden go from 'pariah state' in 2020 to relative success story of the COVID-19 pandemic? And how did it resist the irresistible and avoid locking down as the rest of the world complied? Johan Anderberg is a Swedish journalist and author of The Herd: How Sweden Chose its Own Path Through the Worst Pandemic in 100 years (Scribe Books).

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Jul 05, 202202:06
TPS97 ADDRESSING THE ALLEGATIONS... & REPSONDING TO ŇĹIŇĹEK | YOUTUBE EPISODE TRAILER

TPS97 ADDRESSING THE ALLEGATIONS... & REPSONDING TO ŇĹIŇĹEK | YOUTUBE EPISODE TRAILER

Subscribe to our new YouTube channel and check out the full video! Must we condemn Putin before commenting on the situation in Ukraine? Where does ŇĹiŇĺek's NATO op ed go wrong? Where did the 'DumDum Left' come from? What is ŇĹiŇĺek thinking? PLUS Boris Johnson, Blairite feminist.

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Jul 01, 202201:49
TPS96 PATRIOTS IN CONTROL pt.1 | Harvey J. Kaye

TPS96 PATRIOTS IN CONTROL pt.1 | Harvey J. Kaye

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Historian, author and broadcaster, Professor Harvey J. Kaye joins us to debate whether the American idea is worth saving, and whether progressive patriotism can ever work. The terms of debate swell so much in this hour, that we've decided to make it an ongoing conversation. The continuation episodes covering the myth (or reality!) of FDR and the New Deal, and what a progressive/patriotic foreign policy could look like, are dropping soon, exclusively at www.Patreon.com/ThePopularPod.

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Jun 26, 202252:16
TPS95 M√ČLENCHON WOULD NEVER HAVE ENDORSED BIDEN | Marlon Ettinger & Olly Haynes YOUTUBE EPISODE TRAILER

TPS95 M√ČLENCHON WOULD NEVER HAVE ENDORSED BIDEN | Marlon Ettinger & Olly Haynes YOUTUBE EPISODE TRAILER

Click through to hear the full interview! Marlon Ettinger and Olly Haynes join us ON OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL to discuss the 2022 French legislative elections, the over-performance of Jean-Luc Mélenchon's left coalition and how his model of left populism differs from that of Bernie Sanders or Jeremy Corbyn.

We wanted to let our podcast audience know that we are launching our own new YouTube channel, and we'd love to have you as the first free subscribers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9IxivPUqcYO9AEAw_GS7hQ 

TPS will continue with our regular podcasts and Patreon.com/ThePopularPod interviews, as well as our weekly slot on Doug Lain's Sublation Media YouTube channel. But we want another place to post video more spontaneously, and to allow us to become more reactive to news events as they occur. This will also be a space for us to return to our roots as a livestream, on special occasions.

A new YouTube channel relies on getting to 1000 subscribers relatively quickly. So any groupchats etc you can drop the link into, would be really appreciated!

Jun 25, 202201:54
TPS93 EMPIRE BURLESQUE | Kit Klarenberg, Tara McCormack, Robert Freudenthal
Jun 20, 202201:01:02
ūüĒźTPS92 LOCKDOWN PSYCHIATRY | Robert Freudenthal TRAILER
Jun 18, 202201:25
TPS91 MOMENTUM ORGANISERS | Sasha Das Gupta, Matt Hollinshead
Jun 17, 202259:36
ūüĒźTPS90 PMC TRAITORS | Leighton Woodhouse TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS90 PMC TRAITORS | Leighton Woodhouse TRAILER

EXCLUSIVE TO SUBSCRIBERS AT Patreon.com/ThePopularPod: the continuation of our conversation with Leighton Woodhouse, covering the Dave Weigel/Felicia Sonmez meltdown at The Washington Post, and the Amazon trans 'die in' protest, and what they tell us about negotiations between elite companies and their employees.

Jun 13, 202201:46
TPS89 JANUARY 6TH: CREATING A CONSENSUS | Leighton Woodhouse
Jun 13, 202251:47
TPS88 IMPERFECT VICTIMS | Natalie Shure
Jun 05, 202256:22
ūüĒź TPS87 LONG COVID | Natalie Shure TRAILER
Jun 02, 202203:07
ūüĒźTPS40 DID NEOLIBERALISM DIE? | Paolo Gerbaudo, Elena Louisa Lange TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS40 DID NEOLIBERALISM DIE? | Paolo Gerbaudo, Elena Louisa Lange TRAILER

A POPULAR DEBATE format episode EXCLUSIVE TO SUBSCRIBERS at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Paolo Gerbaudo (The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic) and Elena Louisa Lange (Value Without Fetish) get into a heated argument over whether populism and COVID-19 have opened the possibility of neoliberalism being transcended, or instead merely revived and expanded its exploitative power.
May 31, 202201:10
TPS86 SUBLATION vi: SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

TPS86 SUBLATION vi: SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

"This is insightful" - Briahna Joy Gray. Following the murder of nineteen children and two teachers at the Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas, James and David ask what has produced the rise of the school shooting in the 21st century, how the left should think about guns, and the question of conspiracy theories and disinformation around traumatic events.

Video version at Sublation Media: https://www.youtube.com/c/douglain 

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May 29, 202201:06:42
 ūüĒźTPS85 SLOW TRAIN COMING
May 24, 202204:12
TPS84 SUBLATION v: UKRAINE WAR
May 24, 202201:03:57
ūüĒź TPS43 HITCHES | Ben Burgis, Peter Hitchens TRAILER

ūüĒź TPS43 HITCHES | Ben Burgis, Peter Hitchens TRAILER

This is a special Patreon subscribers' episode. Support us on Patreon for less than the price of a pint: https://www.patreon.com/posts/tps43-hitches-57702978 

His support for the Iraq War so obliterated the reputation of Christopher Hitchens on the Left that the millennial and Gen Z socialists emerging since his death in 2011 are barely aware he existed. In a special crossover with Ben Burgis's Give Them an Argument show, we discuss Ben's attempts to change that with a new book, Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, Where He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters. To help us interrogate Hitchens's many contradictions, we welcome back to TPS his brother, Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens: an author the elder Hitch once described as so reactionary, he felt he should a wear a garlic rosary while reading him.

May 23, 202202:08
ūüĒźTPS83 COMPONENTS OF THE LEFT NATIONAL CULTURE | Anton J√§ger, Cait Doherty, Oliver Eagleton TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS83 COMPONENTS OF THE LEFT NATIONAL CULTURE | Anton J√§ger, Cait Doherty, Oliver Eagleton TRAILER

What Oliver had to leave out of the Starmer book! the Jimmy Savile question! The antinomies of Mark Fisher and how they played out in the millennial left! Lawfare of the left and right! The New Left Review today! It's all here in our exclusive Patrons-only continuation episode. Become a patron now and get weekly exclusive shows, plus access to our archive of patrons-only interviews with Ben Burgis and Peter Hitchens, Michael Tracey, Laura Smith, Sunetra Gupta, Karie Murphy, Peter Dale Scott, Toby Young, Joe Guinan, and loads more.
May 15, 202203:18
TPS82 SUBLATION iv | Anton Jäger, Cait Doherty, Oliver Eagleton
May 15, 202201:03:33
TPS81 INTELLIGENCE TEST | Cait Doherty, Oliver Eagleton

TPS81 INTELLIGENCE TEST | Cait Doherty, Oliver Eagleton

A podcast bonus with two editors of the New Left Review, in which we anticipate Sunday's big Sublation Media show on the left's legal turn, Sir Keir Starmer's deep state past, and the condition of the residual left 'Squads' after the defeat of Bernie and Corbyn. Here, we cover the week Starmer followed in Corbyn's footsteps by making himself the main character, how his resignation gamble over allegations he broke lockdown rules is perceived outside the Labour Right's weirdo circle, and how the left should respond to media attacks on Starmer going forward. Get the whole conversation soon, and all our bonus episodes, by supporting us at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Check out Oliver's book on Starmer and Cait's latest article.


May 11, 202237:40
ūüĒź TPS80 HIDE A LITTLE LIE | Angie Speaks TRAILER

ūüĒź TPS80 HIDE A LITTLE LIE | Angie Speaks TRAILER

Our conversation about disinformation from TPS79 with Angie Speaks continues, dicussing the significance of the appointment of Nina Jankowicz to head up the Biden administration's Disinformation Governance Board, the role of 'toxic femininity' in the liberal approach to governance, AND MORE. Subscribe at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod to listen to the whole episode. 

May 08, 202201:57
TPS79 SUBLATION iii | Angie Speaks, Afeni
May 08, 202201:04:03
ūüĒźTPS78 IMPERIAL CORE | Afeni TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS78 IMPERIAL CORE | Afeni TRAILER

DC-based organiser and activist Afeni rejoins us to discuss the Roe v Wade overturn leak, abortion in the US, diffidence over Ukraine in Black America and the global South, Biden's failures, and strategies for resistance. To hear the full episode, head over to Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. For music used in this episode, follow the TPS Spotify playlist. 

May 07, 202201:37
ūüĒźTPS77 TRACEY ON TOUR | Michael Tracey TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS77 TRACEY ON TOUR | Michael Tracey TRAILER

The patrons-only continuation of our TPS76/Sublation Media chat with renegade journalist Michael Tracey! We discuss the mediatization of President Zelensky and its role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, plus Michael's European tour culminating in his collision with NATO-enthusiast Paul Mason, and the Corbynite case for war! Become a patron now and get weekly exclusive shows, plus access to our archive of patrons-only interviews with Ben Burgis and Peter Hitchens, Laura Smith, Sunetra Gupta, Karie Murphy, Peter Dale Scott, Toby Young, Joe Guinan, and loads more. Join the popular gang and help us grow. 

May 01, 202202:00
TPS76 SUBLATION ii | Michael Tracey, Jenin Younes
May 01, 202201:02:51
ūüĒźTPS75 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE | Jenin Younes TRAILER

ūüĒźTPS75 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE | Jenin Younes TRAILER

To hear the full episode, head over to Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Jenin Younes is an attorney with the New Civil Liberties Alliance, currently bringing a suit against the US Surgeon General over suppression of free speech around COVID-19. Jenin explains the civil liberties case against vaccine and mask mandates, the role of courts in resisting state overreach during the pandemic period, and her own developing position on the politics of the pandemic.

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Apr 26, 202201:02
TPS74 BAD T.V. ROUND UP | Sophie Hayes

TPS74 BAD T.V. ROUND UP | Sophie Hayes

David teamed up with stand up comedian and 'Dumb Bitch Media' co-host Sophie Hayes to discuss the best bad dating shows: Netflix's 'Dating Around' and 'Ultimatum'... plus what dating show format did David once pitch to MTV? 

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Apr 26, 202247:15
ūüĒźTPS73 DON'T SAY GAY | River Page TRAILER
Apr 18, 202201:56
TPS72 SUBLATION i | River Page, Carl Shoben

TPS72 SUBLATION i | River Page, Carl Shoben

This public episode is the first part of a new collaboration with Sublation/Diet Soap Media, a new platform founded by Doug Lain, former editor of Zer0 Books. Published both on our own podcast feed and as a video version on the Sublation/Diet Soap Media YouTube channel, this will be our main weekly show, incorporating segments from the bigger interviews reserved just for Patrons. This episode takes the second defeat of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round of the French Presidential election as an opportunity to reflect on the end of the 'left populist' electoral experiments of the past decade with Survation's Carl Shoben, before turning to the US Republican Party's wave of anti-LGBT legislation with River Page - a writer with American Affairs, Twink Revolution, and Compact Magazine.
The patrons-only full interview with Carl is TPS71, and the discussion with River continues as TPS73. Please consider supporting us at this exciting time by joining our Patreon community.
Apr 18, 202201:03:13
ūüĒź TPS71 ADIEU LEFT POPULISM | Carl Shoben TRAILER
Apr 16, 202203:27
TPS70 SINGING DYLAN | Billy Childish

TPS70 SINGING DYLAN | Billy Childish

In the thick of lockdown in March 2021, we spoke to the Greatest Living Englishman, Billy Childish, down the landline phone from his living room in Chatham, Kent. Billy is a punk and blues musician, painter, poet and much else, and has been named as an influence by Kurt Cobain, Kylie Minogue, Jack White and many others. We talked about Billy's then-latest project, an album of Bob Dylan covers, the role of confession in art and culture today, and Billy played a beautiful impromptu version of Dylan's 'Simple Twist of Fate' over the phone. To mark the publication of the second volume of Billy's Dylan project this month, we present a new podcast edit of our interview. Support us at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod and help us grow. For the music we used in this episode and loads more, follow the TPS Spotify playlist.

Mar 31, 202235:46
TPS69 GRINDSET | Symeon Brown, Moya Lothian-McLean
Mar 31, 202201:12:27
TPS68 LA R√ČPUBLIQUE, C'EST MOI | Marlon Ettinger, Olly Haynes
Mar 18, 202254:44
TPS66 POPULAR MINDSET | Leighton WoodhouseūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS66 POPULAR MINDSET | Leighton WoodhouseūüĒď UNLOCKED

If you dig this unlocked Patrons-first episode, please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Leighton Woodhouse is a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker whose works include 'Trumpland: Kill All  Normies', based on Angela Nagle's book. We got together to talk protest  movements, COVID restrictions, Joe Rogan, and the afterlife of key figures in the alt right and Intellectual Dark Web.

Mar 05, 202258:23
TPS65 TORY TROTSKYISM | Claire FoxūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS65 TORY TROTSKYISM | Claire FoxūüĒď UNLOCKED

If you dig this unlocked Patrons-first episode, please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Claire Fox’s journey to being Baroness Fox of  Buckley runs through the Troskyist Revolutionary Communist Party, to  Living Marxism magazine, Spiked Online, the Academy of Ideas, the Brexit Party, and now the House of Lords. In this interview, we discuss whether Baroness Fox’s perspective on her habitual topics of free speech and Brexit have been changed by COVID and her own elevation to the top of the establishment, and whether there are connections between Britain’s peculiar strain of libertarian Marxism and the political of project of Boris Johnson.

Mar 05, 202201:09:24
TPS59 BAD INTERNET | Katherine DeeūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS59 BAD INTERNET | Katherine DeeūüĒď UNLOCKED

If you dig this unlocked Patrons-FIRST episode, consider helping us grow by subscribing at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. From the comedy of West Elm Caleb to the tragedy of an online antisemitism hunter: we reconvened with the Internet's finest anthropologist, Katherine Dee/Default Friend, to discuss how the dynamics of digital media code our personal lives and politics today. Our case studies are the mass TikTok call out of an undistinguished New York fuckboy, and the suicide of a well-liked Humanities lecturer whose online life had become a vigilante mission against Jeremy Corbyn's Left. PLUS how the Left and Right are responding to the problem of digital media ownership.

Mar 05, 202201:04:10
TPS67 DID WE STUTTER? | Michael Tracey
Feb 26, 202201:05:46
TPS64 START THE WAR | Steve Howell, Andrew Murray
Feb 18, 202201:00:11
TPS63 HONK HONK | Gord Magill ūüĒď UNLOCKED
Feb 13, 202250:17
TPS62 LEFT IN PORTUGAL | Joana Ramiro
Feb 11, 202257:41
TPS61 NEW RIGHTS | Curt Mills
Feb 08, 202201:00:14
TPS60 UKRAINIAN LOBBY | Jeremy Appel

TPS60 UKRAINIAN LOBBY | Jeremy Appel

Canada's long special relationship with Ukraine gives it a peculiar position in the West's current drums-for-war with Russia over the Ukrainian border. Canadian journalist Jeremy Appel joins us to outline the complex influence of the Ukrainian Right on the self-consciously progressive administration of Justin Trudeau, and the ironies of its coincidence with the new visibility of a homegrown far right in the Freedom Convoy. 

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Feb 05, 202244:14
TPS58 META MEDIA | Dan Hind ūüĒď UNLOCKED
Jan 27, 202257:46
TRAILER TPS57 WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF THE REAL ūüĒź

TRAILER TPS57 WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF THE REAL ūüĒź

TPS supporters at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod have access to TWO simultaneously released new episodes, with James and David, and with media scholar Dan Hind. Seriously what are you waiting for!
TPS57 WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF THE REAL
The boys finally get together for some materialist critique of two big winter movies - The Matrix Resurrections and Don't Look Up- before returning to the COVID WAROOM to analyse how Trump and Boris Johnson's fortunes continue to shift with the pandemic, the real reason people hate Boris for his parties, Trump the vaccine moderate, and how lockdown maximalism became the new preferred dialect of America's elite schools.
TPS58 META MEDIA | Dan Hind
More than any other British politician, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was the creation of the media, and it appears that media is now resolved to take him down. Media scholar Dan Hind joins us for a wide-ranging assessment of the dynamics behind the Prime Minister's rapid collapse in the polls, the function of the BBC, the media's role in the 2019 General Election, and his plan for a new and democratised model of public broadcasting.
Jan 22, 202201:41
TPS56 SCARFACE OF KNOXVILLE | J. Arthur Bloom
Jan 11, 202241:25
TPS54 NO LOCKDOWN | Daniel Briggs

TPS54 NO LOCKDOWN | Daniel Briggs

pt.4 of our Christmas 'Harms of Lockdown' miniseries. To listen to the entire series, become a subscriber at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Daniel Briggs teaches at the Universidad Europea de Madrid and is co-author of Lockdown: Social Harm in the COVID-19 Era. In this new instalment of our 'COVID critical' miniseries, Daniel and James discuss the under-publicised harms of lockdown policies, the two models of neoliberalism defended by pro and anti lockdown parties, and Daniel's forthcoming study of Europe's anti-vaccine movement.

Dec 22, 202141:01
TPS53 LOCKDOWN STATISM | Tara McCormack

TPS53 LOCKDOWN STATISM | Tara McCormack

pt.3 of our Christmas 'Harms of Lockdown' miniseries. To listen to the entire series, become a subscriber at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod.Tara McCormack teaches International Relations at the University of Leicester and is an expert in the theory of the state. In 2018, she was attacked on the front page of the Times for her critique Britain's role in Syria. In this interview, Tara argues that the COVID-19 response reflects a 'coming home' of dynamics formerly only associated with foreign policy, as well as a decline and an attempt to renew the power of state.

This is part of mini-series speaking to COVID critical academics. Please consider supporting our work at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod for subscribers-only bonus episodes. 

Dec 21, 202150:22
TPS52 CORONA GENERATION | Jennie Bristow, Ellen Townsend

TPS52 CORONA GENERATION | Jennie Bristow, Ellen Townsend

pt.2 of our Christmas 'Harms of Lockdown' miniseries. To listen to the entire series, become a subscriber at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Vaccine mandates and the threat of new lockdowns come to the UK, to the backdrop of new and increasingly authoritarian measures across Europe and in parts of the US. The Popular Show is spending the run-up to Christmas speaking to academics about under-publicised negative effects of previous and existing measures, starting with the effect of lockdowns on the young. Dr Jennie Bristow (Canterbury Christ Church University, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies) and Professor Ellen Townsend (University of Nottingham, Self-Harm Research Group) join us to speak about the prospects of the 'Corona Generation'. SUPPORT OUR WORK at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Patrons get early access to our hottest episodes as well as regular Patrons-only bonus episodes like this and this!

Dec 18, 202101:11:35
TPS51 pt.1 PARTY CANCELLED | Twink Revolution, River Page

TPS51 pt.1 PARTY CANCELLED | Twink Revolution, River Page

Marxism with Twink characteristics is the theme of our Christmas party (Omicron permitting), as we're reunited with Sam & Gian from the cult TWINK REVOLUTION podcast, plus writer and honorary twink River Page. Itinerary for pt.1: COVD culture in Wisconsin and the South * from Coke Zero to Zero COVID * elites go woke * reviewing progressive baby books... don't miss our Patreon pt.2 AFTERPARTY! on The New Left and the CIA * Do universities reproduce elites? * Biden’s imperialism * the Compatible Left vs Assange, Corbyn and Glenn!


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Dec 10, 202153:20
TPS50 28 LOCKDOWNS LATER | Thomas Fazi, Toby Green

TPS50 28 LOCKDOWNS LATER | Thomas Fazi, Toby Green

pt.1 of our Christmas 'Harms of Lockdown' miniseries. To listen to the entire series, become a subscriber at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. As lockdowns for the unvaccinated spread across Europe, we sat with Thomas Fazi ('Reclaiming the State') and Toby Green ('The COVID Consensus') for a dissenting look at COVID containment measures over the past 20 months, and to discuss what a prospectus for a COVID critical Left could look like.

Dec 03, 202155:49
TPS49 pt.1 BAD BOYS OF BREXIT | John Redwood MP, David Jamieson, Joe Guinan

TPS49 pt.1 BAD BOYS OF BREXIT | John Redwood MP, David Jamieson, Joe Guinan

This is part 1 of a special episode bringing together voices from across the political spectrum who share a positive vision for Britain outside the European Union. Part 2. MAD LADS OF LEXIT, continues the discussion with David Jamieson and Joe Guinan, and is available to subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Subscribers already got the unedited interview with John Redwood when it was recorded in October. The BAD BOYS are: Sir John Redwood, MP, head of Margaret Thatcher's policy unit, and a longstanding Eurosceptic of the Tory Right. David Jamieson, a Scottish Marxist, co-host of Contercast, and a rare supporter both of Brexit and Scottish Independence. And Joe Guinan, Vice President of the Democracy Collaborative Think Tank and a key contributor to the economic policies of Jeremy Corbyn.

Nov 26, 202101:32:45
TPS48 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

TPS48 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

As the Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty verdict was announced, David and James sat down to discuss the FOUR FALLACIES of the panicked left-liberal response to the case: 1. that it is the court's function to adjudicate between political ideologies, 2. that courtroom decisions determine the moral character of perpetrators or victims, 3. that 'imagine a black man did this' is a progressive argument, and 4. that a not guilty verdict is a license to future fascist violence. Help us keep having the toughest conversations on the left. SUBSCRIBE at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod for regular bonus episodes. 

Nov 20, 202101:05:40
TPS47 BETTER THAN HILLBILLY ELEGY | Rax King
Nov 13, 202140:52
TPS46 pt.1 THE OTHER PANDEMICS | David Bell
Nov 05, 202151:02
TPS45 pt.1 HORROR ROUND UP! | Mary Wild

TPS45 pt.1 HORROR ROUND UP! | Mary Wild

This is pt.1 of a 2-part episode. To listen to pt.2, 'The Wisest Woman in Europe' - on Freud vs. Jung, T.S. Eliot, the meaning of birthdays, and the scary fate of the director of ‚ÄėHuman Centipede' - subscribe at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. In pt.1, we team up with psychoanalytic film scholar, Mary Wild, to review the biggest horror releases of the summer: Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele's 'Candyman' and James Wan's 'Malignant'. For extra Halloween spookiness, Mary gets her tarot cards out to predict David and James's futures!¬†

Oct 29, 202146:06
TPS44 pt.1 LAURA2LAURA | Laura Pidcock, Laura Smith

TPS44 pt.1 LAURA2LAURA | Laura Pidcock, Laura Smith

This is PART 1 of a two-part episode. PART 2, 'Too Laura to Laura', continues the discussion with Laura Smith, and is available exclusively to subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. The rise and fall of Corbynism is marked by the 2017 victories and 2019 defeats of Laura Pidcock and Laura Smith as radical left Members of Parliament for North West Durham and Crewe and Nantwich. In this unique discussion, the Lauras talk Laura to Laura about the subsequent direction of the Labour Party, the problem with the Labour Right, the Keir Starmer they knew, building left power outside parliament, and what the hell went on in there. 

Oct 26, 202159:33
TPS42 THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE | Afeni

TPS42 THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE | Afeni

Help us continue making great shows and get bonus episodes and early-access interviews at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Afeni joined us from Freedom Fighters DC to talk about keeping politics local in the national core, why the Squad keeps folding, policing in the US and UK, Dave Chappelle and Nicki Minaj breaking rank with their class, the rise of the generation that reached political maturity in the Trump years‚Ķ PLUS why she‚Äôs a ‚Äúfuck-around-and-find-out free speech absolutist‚ÄĚ.

Oct 16, 202158:15
TPS41 TUMBLRISTAS | Katherine Dee

TPS41 TUMBLRISTAS | Katherine Dee

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Subcultural spaces associated with the far right - from GamerGate to 4Chan - have attracted endless analysis. But what about their radical liberal cousin? The guys kicked back with Katherine Dee to revisit Tumblr: Obama-era clickbait journalism's favourite source of anthropological adventures, as well as the laboratory for many mores around sex, identity, and politics today.

Oct 04, 202148:34
TPS38 HOW THE WEST LOCKED DOWN AFRICA | Toby Green ūüĒďUNLOCKED

TPS38 HOW THE WEST LOCKED DOWN AFRICA | Toby Green ūüĒďUNLOCKED

This episode was previously EXCLUSIVE TO SUBSCRIBERS at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Please help us continue platforming the toughest conversations in politics and culture, on both sides of the Atlantic, for £3 per month.

Support for maximal lockdown measures has been an article of faith for liberals and the left since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But where did this unprecedented approach to pandemic containment come from? And was it suitable to all the global contexts it was deployed in? Africanist Toby Green is a dissenting voice you NEED to hear. His book Covid Consensus: The New Politics of Global Inequality is an outstanding analysis of the regressive effects of lockdown policies, and the neocolonial dimension of their imposition on the Global South.


Sep 17, 202152:05
TPS39 MAGHANISTAN

TPS39 MAGHANISTAN

Cheaper than a pint! Patreon.com/ThePopularPod membership gives you advance access to our biggest interviews, regular subscriber-only episodes, and helps us grow the project. 

How is the Afghanistan withdrawal being received on the dissident right? MAGA depends on keeping clear water between its 'anti-imperialism of the right' and the bipartisan forever wars of the neocon establishment: a narrative thrown by warmonger Biden's abrupt cutting ties with wars of humanitarian intervention and state building. The fellas look at Tucker Carlson and Steve Bannon's scramble to respond to Biden's surprising continuities with Trump, reshaping their stances on the deep state, the military, and culture wars as they do so. We also scoop up Joe Rogan's iv*rm*ct*n controversy, and predict new fractures on the left and within the professional class if anti-COVID measures ramp up once more in the coming months. 

Sep 12, 202158:58
TPS35 pt.2 ENGLISH IRONIES | Marc Wadsworth ūüĒďUNLOCKED
Aug 30, 202101:02:06
TPS37 TFW NO HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
Aug 20, 202101:10:19
TPS36 BIRTHDAY BOYS
Aug 12, 202159:42
TPS35 pt.1 RACIST ENDEAVOURS | Marc WadsworthūüĒďUNLOCKED

TPS35 pt.1 RACIST ENDEAVOURS | Marc WadsworthūüĒďUNLOCKED

This is the UNLOCKED pt.1 of a 2-part interview. For ENGLISH IRONIES - our discussion of Marc's expulsion from the Labour Party and where the Left went wrong in the Labour antisemitism affair - subscribe now at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod.

A trade unionist and leading Black rights activist through the 1980s and 90s, Marc Wadsworth was part of a cadre of campaigners who gathered around the family of Stephen Lawrence after the racist murder of the London teenager - and subsequent bungled police investigation - in 1993. In this interview, Marc tells the remarkable story of fighting for justice with the Lawrences, recruiting Nelson Mandela to the campaign, and finally how Britain's elites used the case to launder their own reputations.

Aug 07, 202157:20
TPS34 pt.1 RACE REDUCTIONISM | Tour√© Reed ūüĒďUNLOCKED

TPS34 pt.1 RACE REDUCTIONISM | Tour√© Reed ūüĒďUNLOCKED

This is the UNLOCKED pt.1 of our interview with Touré Reed. pt. 2 DIANGELO AGONISTES - on liberals' ever-shifting bullshit on race, and why the Left falls for it - is available ONLY to our Patreon supporters. Please consider dropping us £3 a month in exchange for first access to our biggest interviews, as well as regular Patreon-only episodes that never get unlocked. Help us continue. Follow us everywhere and spread the word. 

In Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism, Touré Reed argues that liberals and self-identified antiracists increasingly think in terms of races embodying inherent qualities: in a mirror image of the more conventional racism they oppose in their antagonists on the right. Reed calls this 'race reductionism'. In part 1 of a wide-ranging interview, we discuss socialist universalism's failure to make inroads with Black voters in 2020, the Black vote for Biden and Trump, the antinomies of BLM, and the danger of underplaying the class basis of mass incarceration and police killings.

Aug 03, 202148:54
TPS33 HAVANA CLUB | Keith Bolender

TPS33 HAVANA CLUB | Keith Bolender

Find and Follow us everywhere: https://linktr.ee/ThePopularShow. Help us continue and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod. As protests in Cuba prompt the Biden administration to reiterate the extremism towards Cuba of the Trump years, we call on Cuba-expert Keith Bolender to tell the story of America's long and violent history of trying to control the island. We get Keith's account of recent changes in Cuba's governance, the generational changes in how Cubans view the revolution, and what the US and UK left get wrong about anti-Imperialism.

Jul 26, 202101:03:24
TPS32 DEEP WOKE | Vida Starr
Jul 11, 202159:12
TPS30 NORTHERN TORYISM | Jake Berry, MP
Jun 30, 202145:36
TPS29 TO ACCUSE A PRESIDENT | Tara ReadeūüĒďUNLOCKED

TPS29 TO ACCUSE A PRESIDENT | Tara ReadeūüĒďUNLOCKED

This was originally a Patreon subscribers-only episode, which we have now made public. Help us build the project by subscribing today.

In the run-up to the 2020 US Presidential Election, Tara Reade accused the eventual winner, Joe Biden, of a sexual assault, which she alleged took place in 1992, when Reade was working for his Biden's Senate Office. What happened next was a chilling series of events, exposing the interrelations between the Biden administration and the NGO complex, Hollywood and the Democratic Party, and the dark side of #MeToo. We were privileged to speak to Tara Reade about what happens to a person after they make an accusation like this.

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Jun 25, 202155:41
 TPS27 pt.1 DEEP STATE | Peter Dale Scott ūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS27 pt.1 DEEP STATE | Peter Dale Scott ūüĒď UNLOCKED

This is the unlocked pt.1 of a 2-part interview. In our Patreon subscribers-only pt.2, we discuss the 2021 Capitol Uprising and 2020 election as 'deep events', plus Peter Dale Scott's current thinking on the Kennedy Assassination and 9/11, and what he left out of his previous writings on them. Scott also speaks about his collaboration with the Polish poet CzesŇāaw MiŇāosz, and the long view of human history he takes as a poet and literary scholar.

Unlocked pt.1: In a rare interview, Peter Dale Scott spoke to us about his half century-long project investigating the anti-democratic 'deep events' structuring the American Order: from the Kennedy Assassination to 9/11. We get his response to the right-wing appropriation of his work - from Alex Jones to Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - his candid appraisal of Noam Chomsky, and his intuitions about the direction the 'deep state' is taking today.

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Jun 10, 202141:29
TPS28 pt.1 VEILED PROFITS | J. Arthur Bloom
Jun 06, 202159:40
TRAILER TPS27 pt.2 DEEP EVENT | Peter Dale ScottūüĒź

TRAILER TPS27 pt.2 DEEP EVENT | Peter Dale ScottūüĒź

This is a preview of a patrons-only episode, available to subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod

Check out the free unlocked pt.1 here on your podcast app.

In the subscribers-only second part of our Peter Dale Scott interview, we discuss the 2020 election and 2021 Capitol uprising as 'deep events', plus Peter's current thinking on the Kennedy Assassination and 9/11, and what he left out of his previous writings on them. Scott also speaks about his 1960s collaboration with the Polish poet CzesŇāaw MiŇāosz, and concludes with a spellbinding improvised lecture on the long view of human history he takes as a poet and literary scholar.

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May 29, 202103:30
TPS24 pt.1 TRANS PSYCHOANALYSIS | Patricia GheroviciūüĒď UNLOCKED

TPS24 pt.1 TRANS PSYCHOANALYSIS | Patricia GheroviciūüĒď UNLOCKED

This episode previously appeared as a premium patrons-only episode. Part 2 - 'Enjoy Your Castration' - remains exclusive to subscribers on Patreon.com/ThePopularPod.

Freudian psychoanalysis has a reputation as both an elite indulgence and as sexually normative and prescriptive. So what could it have to offer either trans people today or the poor immigrant residents of America's barrios? Argentine psychoanalyst Patricia Gherovici specialises in working with trans patients, as well bringing the perspective of South American "psychoanalysis for the people", which holds the exploration of the unconscious as a radically democratic act. In the first part of a two-part interview, David and James discuss how psychoanalysis can break us out of liberal platitudes in today's debates on trans.

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May 28, 202149:22
PREVIEW TPS26 THE END OF #METOO? | Katie Roiphe ūüĒź

PREVIEW TPS26 THE END OF #METOO? | Katie Roiphe ūüĒź

This is an EXCERPT from the full episode, available only to our subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod.

In the first of a series of discussions of philanthropists and non-profits, we teamed up with author and journalist Katie Roiphe to discuss the role of #MeToo discourse in the reportage of the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates. On the way Katie discussed her own brush with the dynamics of #MeToo and her prescient critique of it in Harper's, and looked back on her tv debate from 1994 with Christopher Hitchens and Naomi Wolf. 

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May 23, 202123:32
TPS25 BANNED FROM THE HOUSE | Joe Guinan, Matthew Brown
May 14, 202158:35
TRAILER TPS24 pt.2 ENJOY YOUR CASTRATION | Patricia GheroviciūüĒź
May 08, 202101:59
TPS23 LOVE IN THE AGE OF VAPOUR | Roisin Kiberd

TPS23 LOVE IN THE AGE OF VAPOUR | Roisin Kiberd

In Alfie's farewell episode, columnist of the subcultures Roisin Kiberd, author of The Disconnect (2021) joins to talk about Facebook and the culture of the normie, birds taking over the world, Monster Energy and falling in love online. Enjoy the vapourwave. 

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May 06, 202152:01
TPS22 OSCAR BAIT | Rax King, Courtney Rawlings, Amber Rollo
Apr 30, 202152:34
TRAILER RED SCARE BOOTLEG SERIES | Anna Khachiyan, Dasha NekrasovaūüĒź

TRAILER RED SCARE BOOTLEG SERIES | Anna Khachiyan, Dasha NekrasovaūüĒź

The Popular Show/Red Scare Bootleg series is available only to subscribers of https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod. Between the start of lockdown and early 2021, we interviewed the hosts of Red Scare - the greatest podcast in history - four times. We present now to our patrons, four new episode edits of those conversations, comprising the Red Scare Bootleg Series. Bootleg 1 is Dasha on Jeffrey Epstein, Bootleg 2 is Anna on Michel Houellebecq, Bootleg 3 is both ladies in conversation with The Nation's JoAnn Wypijewski on election night 2020 (as the surprisingly strong results for Donald Trump began to come in), and Bootleg 4 is Dasha on Lana Del Rey. These are never getting unlocked, so you know what to do. 

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Apr 28, 202102:12
TPS18: BATMANSPLAINING | Brandon Sutton

TPS18: BATMANSPLAINING | Brandon Sutton

We marked the release of the #SnyderCut of the Justice League movie by teaming up with the hilarious Brandon Sutton for a deep dive into the aesthetics and politics of superheroes. A second episode with Brandon ('The Coolio Cut') is available exclusively to our patrons at https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod.

Mar 26, 202153:02
TPS17: MASK OFF | Juliet Jacques

TPS17: MASK OFF | Juliet Jacques

Author of 'Trans: A Memoir' and Suite 212 host Juliet Jacques takes us on a long march through Britain's reactionary institutions: the police, the media, and corporate comedy... plus the team reminisce about early 2000s Blairite Manchester. This is PART 1 of a two part interview, but you need to sign up on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod) to get PART 2, where Juliet spills the tea on interviewing Jeremy Corbyn and lays out her design for a post-COVID hedonistic left! 

Mar 19, 202156:16
TPS15: DEPTHLESS REALIGNMENT (Grace Blakeley)

TPS15: DEPTHLESS REALIGNMENT (Grace Blakeley)

When right-wing parties adopt left-wing aesthetics. The economist and author Grace Blakeley joins us to debate the UK Tories' alleged Corbynista turn, and to spill the tea on coming up on the left in the Corbyn era, and after.

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Mar 05, 202153:09
EPISODE 14: BATHWATER CHRIST (Peter Coffin)

EPISODE 14: BATHWATER CHRIST (Peter Coffin)

We caught up with veteran YouTuber, Peter Coffin, to analyse Stonewall's advocacy of 'Aromantic Awareness Week', and the company offering artisan meats cloned from the tissue of celebrities. 

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Feb 25, 202153:51
EPISODE 13: MCCARTHYISM (Sean P. McCarthy)

EPISODE 13: MCCARTHYISM (Sean P. McCarthy)

Celebrating Irish American excellence with populism's greatest stand up comedian, Sean P. McCarthy. We play a new gameshow segment, 'Who's Been Cancelled Now?', covering the targeting of Gina Carano, Ken Loach, and Nathan Robinson, before getting Sean's views on stand up comedy's role in the culture war and the new Adam Curtis. 

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Feb 19, 202157:02
EPISODE 12: POPULAR INTERNATIONAL II (Andray Domise, Trevor Beaulieu, Chardine Taylor-Stone, Annie Olaloku-Teriba)

EPISODE 12: POPULAR INTERNATIONAL II (Andray Domise, Trevor Beaulieu, Chardine Taylor-Stone, Annie Olaloku-Teriba)

Chardine Taylor-Stone, Annie Olaloku-Teriba, Andray Domise, and T from 'Champagne Sharks' join us for a trans-Atlantic interrogation of current directions within the Black left, the class division INSIDE Black Lives Matter, the aesthetics of US and UK security services, and how we are to mourn COVID.

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Feb 16, 202101:04:57
EPISODE 11: INDIAN CARNAGE (Ashok Kumar)

EPISODE 11: INDIAN CARNAGE (Ashok Kumar)

We caught up with the author of Monopsony Capitalism: Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age to discuss the farmers' protests in India and to contrast India's social movements with those in the West. Before that we picked up the traumification of AOC and the Democratic Party, David offered an insider's guide to the structure of the Capitol Building, and Ashok gave the DEFINITIVE account of why bringing trauma into politics is always reactionary.

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Feb 13, 202101:04:06
EPISODE 10: READY WORKER ONE (Paolo Pedercini, Marijam Didzgalvtye, Jamie Woodcock)

EPISODE 10: READY WORKER ONE (Paolo Pedercini, Marijam Didzgalvtye, Jamie Woodcock)

Populism, Politics and Playstations. We are joined by legendary game maker Paolo Pedercini, creator of Democratic Socialist Simulator, Nova Alea, To Build a Better Mousetrap and other anti-capitalist games, games industry activist Marijam Didzgalvtye of Left, Left, Up and Jamie Woodcock - author of Marx and the Arcade.

Feb 09, 202101:53:27
EPISODE 9: INAUGURATION HOUSE PARTY! (Angie Speaks, Brandon Sutton, IntrnetDaughter)

EPISODE 9: INAUGURATION HOUSE PARTY! (Angie Speaks, Brandon Sutton, IntrnetDaughter)

This week we played some party games in a special session of The Popular Show. feat. online personalities @SpeaksAngie, @intrnetdaughter, @PrettyBadLefty and others. It was a very good laugh.


Feb 01, 202102:08:29
EPISODE 8: SQUAD GOALS (Fiorella Isabel, Shant Mesrobian, Dumb Bitch Media)

EPISODE 8: SQUAD GOALS (Fiorella Isabel, Shant Mesrobian, Dumb Bitch Media)

Critiquing The Squad's response to economic populism, anti-imperialism, and the #CapitolRiots with Fiorella Isabel and Shant Mesrobian, discussing the UK government's embarrassing £30 food parcels, and then fun time with Dumb Bitch Media: ethical cannibalism under digital capitalism?


Jan 19, 202101:26:56
EPISODE 7: BREXIT AQUARIUS + #FreeAssange (Joe Guinan, Renata Avila)

EPISODE 7: BREXIT AQUARIUS + #FreeAssange (Joe Guinan, Renata Avila)

For a special episode, we were joined by Corbyn advisor and economist Joe Guinan, who describes to us the path to a democratised national economy OUTSIDE THE EU that the UK left should have been pursuing all along. We were also joined by Julian Assange and WikiLeaks lawyer Renata Avila to get an update on his case and the campaign to save his life.

Jan 12, 202157:29
EPISODE 6: BRAZILIAN CARNAGE (Alex Hochuli, Matthew Richmond, Romulo Peas)

EPISODE 6: BRAZILIAN CARNAGE (Alex Hochuli, Matthew Richmond, Romulo Peas)

We went to Brazil to discuss the rise of the populist Right with Bolsonaro, the possibility of a Brazilian Left and another Lula government, anti-fascism and the discipling of the Left, the pandemic in South American and Neymar's lockdown party.

Join us with Romulo Peas, former deputy minister for development in Lula and Dilma's government and with Alex Hochuli of the Auphebunga Bunga podcast and Matthew Richmond of LSE, who joined us from across Brazil.

Jan 12, 202101:43:56
EPISODE 4: POPULAR INTERNATIONAL (Thomas Frank, Ian Lavery MP, Jon Trickett MP, Laura Smith)

EPISODE 4: POPULAR INTERNATIONAL (Thomas Frank, Ian Lavery MP, Jon Trickett MP, Laura Smith)

The team were joined by Labour MPs Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery, and ex-MP Laura Smith - to talk about the Left in Britain and the need for a populist politics within the major political parties. We then talked with legendary American journalist Thomas Frank about the failures of liberalism on the other side of the pond.

We also played POPULAR QUESTIONS with a live jingle performed by one of the team!

Dec 21, 202001:47:47
EPISODE 3: NU-POPULISM (Krystal Ball, Annie Olaloku-Teriba, Rivkah Brown)
Dec 13, 202001:30:17
EPISODE 2: LOCKDOWNS AND THE LEFT (Peter Hitchens)
Dec 05, 202001:26:41
EPISODE 1: ETHEREAL BISEXUAL OF THE SPOTLESS PREZ (Margaret Kimberley)
Nov 28, 202001:38:10
EPISODE MINUS 1: FOUR MORE YEARS (Glenn Greenwald, Twink Revolution)
Nov 27, 202001:35:24
EPISODE MINUS 2: IDIOT WIND (Peter Oborne)

EPISODE MINUS 2: IDIOT WIND (Peter Oborne)

A uniquely dissident figure in both his party and profession, Tory journalist Peter Oborne has an unrivalled record of exposing the establishment‚Äôs corruption from within its own walls. Peter‚Äôs intellectual largesse brings him to Everyday Analysis, to lift the lid on Boris Johnson‚Äôs ‚Äėclient media‚Äô, Britain‚Äôs treatment of its Muslim citizens and adventures in the Middle East, and the political assassination of Jeremy Corbyn.
Oct 15, 202001:30:54