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George Orwell's nightmarish dystopia laid out in "Nineteen-Eighty-Four" is becoming evermore manifest with each passing day. Join me as we take on the would-be technocrats of our current world, and tell them where they can shove their totalitarian fantasy. We'll be talking about the nature of power, absolute governmental corruption, actual "conspiracies", propaganda, censorship, and other tools used to stomp out dissent. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER Free thinking, critical thinking, alternate histo ...
 
A podcast about what we learn when facts and dystopian fiction start to look the same. Join dystopian novelist Toby Ball, journalist Meg Heckman and assorted guests as they talk about authoritarianism, free speech, environmental decay and what it means to commit acts of resistance. Also: Power, privilege, freedom and – perhaps most importantly of all – hope.
 
“News from a Boring Dystopia” is an international relations and geopolitical podcast trying to bring a little light into this darkest timeline! Each week panelists enter into discussion about the international current events topics of the week. Donate for more episodes: https://www.patreon.com/NFBDpatron https://anchor.fm/nfabd/support Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nfabd/support
 
Created by Ani Rider & HK Goldstein. // Tales of tomorrow... assuming there is one. // NOTE: A World Where contains strong language, graphic violence, and explicit content which may be triggering for some listeners. Specific content warnings for each episode are available in the show notes. aworldwhere.com
 
Cosmopod is the official podcast of Cosmonaut Magazine, a project dedicated to expanding the project of scientific socialism in the 21st Century. In our feed we have a combination of podcast episodes and audio articles from our website.
 
Utopia or dystopia? It’s up to us.In the 21st century, powerful technologies have been appearing at a breathtaking pace—related to the internet, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and more. They have amazing potential upsides, but we can’t ignore the serious risks that come with them.Brave New Planet is a podcast that delves deep into the most exciting and challenging scientific frontiers, helping us understand them and grapple with their implications. Dr. Eric Lander, president a ...
 
What is happening to our economy and our politics? Are we stuck forever in this corporate dystopia? What can we learn from the failures of radical politics over the last 100 years? Commandante Alpha talks in depth to experts from the fields of Political Economy, Politics, Science, Philosophy, Complexity, Mathematics, Music, and the Environment.
 
After Impact is a six-part scripted fiction podcast created and produced by Rebecca Kopycinski. This dystopian audio drama is one of several multi-platform Episodes that tell the story of Reagan Esther Myer and the ThotBot Storyworld. New installments released every two weeks beginning Monday, June 21, 2021.
 
The Extinction Level Event of 2030 destroyed over three billion lives but corporations arose from the ashes to save humanity. Gog, the most powerful of the corporation rules from their stronghold of Gog Colony. They have formed a pseudo-government of peace and have spread it to other colonies under their control. The drug Ataraxia is used to control their populace and eradicate all human emotion. From their secret base, The Sanctuary, an insurgency has risen up to bring Gog down but Gog has ...
 
"Prophecy is not a prediction of tomorrow. It is a description of the doom contained within today." Three stories of the end of American society, from one Tuesday, the 11th of September into the near future. Shock & Awe: "At the end of this story, a baby will be born, and touch off an insurrection. Before that, a woman makes breakfast." The Greening of Blue England: "It took three-quarters of a ton of plastique to get rid of all the box stores in Taft Corners." Spider's Dreams: "The rose is ...
 
We’re living in pretopia, the final crossroads. Both utopia and dystopia are possible futures for humanity, but neither is inevitable. Technology will bring us there, but technologies are not inherently good or bad. Their value is determined by the humans who design and use them, and the decisions we make now as a species will set us on a path we may not be able to change. Pretopia.FM is an open platform for discussing the enormous opportunities and existential risks that come with living in ...
 
In a world dominated by Capitalism, three intrepid Anarchist friends from the North Atlantic Archipelago (Ireland, Scotland and begrudgingly England) journey to find truth, socialism and a Zoom handle that doesn't involve poop. The Anomie co-hosts met a decade ago as student activists in the UK and have graduated to unemployed armchair academics in Dublin. Each week they (and a rotating third host) discuss a different topic from both a historical and ideological perspective and try and relat ...
 
Just Ask the Question is a unique and provocative look at the news in today’s headlines. Playboy White House correspondent and CNN political analyst Brian Karem hosts a conversation with newsmakers across the spectrum, asking the hardest questions and engaging them in deep conversation about issues that matter to all of us. Just Ask the Question is an unedited conversation with those in the public eye who influence life in the United States. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
 
What if your favorite college professors were willing to talk about everything from philosophy and politics to pop culture and love with the same kind of consideration and enthusiasm? Each week C. Travis Webb, Seph Rodney, and Steven Fullwood discuss life, culture, and art, and challenge their listeners to take fewer things for granted and all things more seriously.
 
Dawson Green and Linda Irwin head this team of off the wall comedy and music. Visit their official site and follow the links to everywhere they are by visiting: https://insanitysurfers.wixsite.com/aisxq You will also find fun things to do and videos of our best of the best audio which we are bringing to Spreaker! Our listeners loved our classics, so they are coming back! Also be sure to check out "Dumbing It Down With Dave" and "J Fury" here on Spreaker as well as Alex on "The Exum Experienc ...
 
Hosted by Gerald Celente, Founder/Director of the Trends Research Institute and Publisher of the Trends Journal. Celente is world renowned as today's #1 Trend Forecaster, with a 40-year track record of identifying, tracking. and forecasting trends. A political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is “think for yourself,” observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends for what they are — not for the way he wants ...
 
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Love it or Hate it? Chris gives 15 reasons why he hated this movie and Ben tries hopelessly to defend the film. We agree that the Whitespikes are badass and that J.K. Simmons would definitely power lift an alien. Nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure. Knights of Dystopia is a podcast focused predominantly on reviewing science ficti…
 
187 - The hosts go further into discourse about dystopias, trying to find the line where communication as a tool to connect turns into pitchforks and torches. Most of us know that what we consume shapes our minds, but we don’t seem to have answers for some of our behaviors. How do we get from point A to point B? We sometimes project the reality we …
 
Donald has a chat with Richard Barbrook, author with Andy Cameron of The Californian Ideology and the book Imaginary Futures. The two discuss Silicon Valley techno-Utopianism and its transformation into our current tech dystopia, the Cold War left and their attempts to use Marxism in service of capitalism, the role of China in shaping the developme…
 
Our guest is Kurt Bardella. Kurt is an American journalist and frequent contributor on MSNBC. He's a former member of the Republican party and currently consults with the DNC. We discuss the state of our Republic and he tells us why he'd like to punch out Donald Trump in this episode of Just Ask The Question. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com…
 
What are the boundaries between being human and a robot? A new tale of time and space… Reclassify It is 2282 of the Common Era, on the planet Earth. Visitors from other star systems measure time using different metrics, revolutions of their own planets against their own stars, now measured in Galaxy-wide terms that would not make sense to the ... R…
 
Cassidy is joined by Seattle DSA organizers and fellow delegates to the 2021 National DSA Convention Roy and Justin. In this episode they prep for the convention beginning Sunday, August 1st by discussing what the convention is, what DSA caucuses are, who’s running for DSA National Political Committee (NPC) and how they’re voting on different resol…
 
We chatted to two riders with the German grocery delivery app Gorillas all about their unionisation drive, and their boss’s strange obsession with fire magic. Also, Maureen Dowd is a tech writer now and she’s been buffaloed by Silicon Valley’s resident “dad CEO” Dara Khosrowshahi. If you want access to our Patreon bonus episodes, early releases of …
 
Blame Brenna for this one! We're tackling Lena Waite's autobiographical series Twenties, about three Black women trying to make it in Hollywood, and it is very clearly not a show for teens. Thankfully we both really enjoy the show, which has some frank discussions about sex and love, has a very funny depiction of well-meaning white allies and featu…
 
Yugoslavia was a one-party system, and not everyone there liked it. One might get an impression Milovan Djilas was the only Yugoslav dissident. But there were thousands of Yugoslavs who criticized the regime, including Svetlana Slapšak who got involved in human rights advocacy in 1968 and has worked as an activist under Tito, Milošević, and Janša. …
 
We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors with a breakdown of opening weekend at the Well & Table (Hint: It went great!). Christian then tells a dad joke that Jason doesn’t get until it is explained to him (those are the best kind of jokes). We hear from an angry caller who apparently doesn’t like comedy, and then spend the remainder of the episode…
 
Cassidy, Munya, and Greg are joined by Kamau Chege, the Executive Director of Washington Community Alliance Action Fund and Dujie Tahat, celebrated poet and author currently writing the critically acclaimed newsletter, The Tally, a project of WCA Action Fund. We’re talking about municipal off-year elections and highlighting BIPOC progressive candid…
 
Matt and Rudy join Matt Rothwell from the People's History of Ideas podcast for a discussion on the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on its 100th anniversary. We base ourselves on the book From Friend To Comrade: The Founding of the Chinese Communist Party, 1920-27 by Hans J. van der Veen, and discuss issues such as the influence of the Sovi…
 
We sat down with Jason Prado from the Drivers Cooperative in New York City to talk about how rideshare drivers are taking matters into their own hands in the fight against Uber, and have created a competing worker owned platform. But first, we have a ludicrous startup and a few fun news items to cover (including yet another supposedly "driverless" …
 
The old folk tale of a young man and a beautiful woman in need of rescue… The Rescue Always, I think back, and wonder how I ended up here, at the lake in the valley. I was named Hillar by my proud parents and as a young man was carefree enough not to worry about others, or indeed to be ... Read More The post Micro-fiction 085 – The Rescue (Echo ser…
 
Chip Franklin is a multiple Edward R. Murrow award winning broadcaster with 27 years experience as a radio talk show host. He's a standup comedian, deep thinker, producer and long-time friend. Today we ask Chip, how screwed is radio and politics? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/priv…
 
Grab your daggers and your Kefta because we are diving into the sprawling lore of Ravka, Fjerda and Ketterdam! Brenna starts off grouchy, but eventually she acknowledges that this series is pretty compelling (despite all of the walking). Joe is more friendly to the world of magic, particularly the two twists that subvert expectations involving the …
 
This week, Riley, Milo, and Alice join special guest Owen Hatherley (@owenhatherley) of Tribune Magazine to discuss Barratt Homes: what is the deal with new-build housing in the UK? Why is it of such uniformly bad quality? And why has this become pretty much the only real new construction of homes in this country? Also in this episode: another re-d…
 
Jon Fasman, author, "We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance" Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Jon Fasman" - "Mark's comments" Schneider TM - "iBot (With A Soul)" - The 8 Of Spacehttps://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/105971…
 
186 - Diversity is a hot topic and it's proving to be more controversial than you'd think. This week, the hosts discuss the ESPN scandal between Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor. The contagious reaction was to criticize Nichols for what seemed to be prejudiced comments about Taylor. Were we tricked into blaming her and completely forgetting about ES…
 
From July 2018 to January 2019, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City hosted the exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980. The exhibition introduced socialist Yugoslavia’s architecture and architects to international audiences. It generated a ton of positive press and its impact continues to reverberate. What w…
 
Are you real? How do you know? In this episode, Chris and Ben discuss the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Listen as we answer some of the Universe's greatest questions and Ben reveals who is most attractive human on film of all time. Worth a listen, especially if you didn't enjoy these movies originally. Spoilers at 30:30. Knights of Dyst…
 
Rudy, Connor and Donald sit down to talk about Vietnamese political economy and the Vietnamese Communist Party with a particular focus on the period of reunification and market reforms. We discuss the formation of Vietnamese Communism in isolation, the history of Vietnam up to reunification and how that set up a very divided country for the VCP to …
 
After Impact is created and produced by Rebecca Kopycinski. Find out more about the ThotBot storyworld at reaganesthermyer.com. Support my work by joining Contraband Club at patreon.com/getthotbot. Find me on instagram @reaganesthermyer. Part 3 features Jaden Andrea as Tommy, Thomas Barney as Thad, Brandon Green as Martin, Joshua Lewin as Milky, Ka…
 
In this episode of DXP we hear from a caller who forces Jason to remember a bunch of theology. We then discuss all the recent documentaries we plan to watch, and then briefly discuss the not-good but titillating Netflix program, Sex/Life. We turn our attention to the real reason women can’t be preachers, and then share biebers involving tortillas a…
 
In this episode, Justin and Brian discuss the Senate, its humble origins, and its many august institutions. They talk about the tradition of collegiality and debate before revealing the secret room where children are sacrificed to Moloch before finally answering the question, “Which Senator has the best office?” All this and more! A bibliography fo…
 
Did you know that the City of London, the small mini-enclave that dates back to Roman times, is a separate state entity that predates the United Kingdom by hundreds of years? And that its special status makes it basically immune to disclosure rules and financial oversight? Well, sort of. Riley steps in to explain The Land of the Weird Bollards and …
 
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