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The Explaining History Podcast has been exploring the 20th Century in weekly chapters for the past 10 years, helping students and enthusiasts engage with the past. With the help of expert guests, your host Nick Shepley navigates competing debates around the key events and processes of the past century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
We've trapped two philosophers in deep space for your amusement. To stave off space madness, they're beaming back podcasts where they overanalyze science fiction to mine it for delicious philosophical concepts. Tune in to our fun little experiment, with samplings from Black Mirror, Star Trek, Rick and Morty, and many more! Live long and philosopher.
 
In this podcast, Matthew Rothwell, author of Transpacific Revolutionaries: The Chinese Revolution in Latin America, explores the global history of ideas related to rebellion and revolution. The main focus of this podcast for the near future will be on the history of the Chinese Revolution, going all the way back to its roots in the initial Chinese reactions to British imperialism during the Opium War of 1839-1842, and then following the development of the revolution and many of the ideas tha ...
 
A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac is a podcast exploring all things relevant to Socialism today, from the latest scholarship regarding the socialist tradition to socialist reflections on our current moment and where to go from here. Below is a partial prospectus with a subject by subject bibliography. Written by Lelyn R. Masters with a Memphis Music Soundtrack by Harry Koniditsiotis Marx’s Epicurianism Fusaro, Diego. Marx, Epicurus, and the Origins of Historical Materialism. Permanent Press, ...
 
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Turns out this whole podcast is just an elaborate interactive game to soften the ground for our philosophical overlords. Now that you've all accepted your inevitable lives in a box of some sort, we can pass the time till they arrive by discussing Maoism and communist environmentalism. Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three-Body_Problem_(n…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/c0ee2974-0e6d-43b4-ae05-6c4be9aea94f Activist hedge fund Third Point is pressuring Royal Dutch Shell to break itself up, and Israel’s coalition government is trying to find its footing in a post-Netanyahu era. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, expl…
 
Let's imagine your current identity was actually perfectly programmed to love every part of this podcast. Would that really be a bad thing? We're all having fun here watching a totally not creepy show about programming people to be exactly what we need them to be, plus they also have asthma. We try to figure out where the immorality is in all of th…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/8bb01ecf-622f-462f-b090-6cf5fa69a2ec Trading app Robinhood’s third-quarter earnings flopped, Google’s parent company Alphabet smashes expectations, and UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to commit to fiscal discipline when he announces his budget today. Plus, the FT’s eastern…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/910fcfd8-05e8-43c3-8a30-dc8388964302 Tesla has become the first carmaker to be valued at $1tn, and internal documents from inside Facebook continue to reveal troubling company practices. Plus, FT workplace columnist Sarah O’Connor explains that “green jobs” aren’t always safe fo…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/08263cf5-1d37-4296-a43f-4bf006e5a03a Poland’s prime minister has accused the EU of making demands with a “gun to our head,” Russian mercenaries are wreaking havoc in the Central African Republic. Plus, the FT’s Ed White discusses the global popularity of South Korea’s entertainm…
 
In the summer of 1940 the British faced supply shortages in the Middle East and were vastly outnumbered by Italian forces in Libya. Archibald Wavell, one of Churchill's least favourite generals, came under intense pressure from his Prime Minister for a swift and impressive victory. HIs opposite number Count Graziani quickly realised the Italian Arm…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/7be2e128-c34c-45fb-991a-1d6f16ba3cd9 The US Federal Reserve has adopted new rules banning its policymakers and senior staff from buying individual shares and a number of other investments; Donald Trump announced plans to launch a media technology business that is set to go publi…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/9c52937f-8f75-4d9d-8a62-8479a818ef45 The ECB is pushing banks to add hundreds of extra staff and billions of extra capital to their post-Brexit operations, and Turkey could be ‘grey-listed’ today by a global financial watchdog. Plus, the FT’s Middle East editor, Andrew England, …
 
Hey friend, how you feeling? Want a juice box? You hit your head pretty hard. Why don't you just rest and listen to this podcast that in no way relates to your experience and think about how great it is that you don't live under a maximally exploitative capitalism. Isn't life great? Content: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/ The Brutality of Am…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/a263a468-2f91-490c-896c-a232866afb4e China has told McDonald’s to expand a digital renminbi payments system at restaurants across the country before the Beijing Winter Olympics; and about a quarter of all US infrastructure is at risk of serious flooding, which could hit prices i…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/ad0b0068-1100-49b9-bc88-2055e1936efc A bitcoin-linked ETF is on track to debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, marking the first time regular investors will be able to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies through a big Wall Street bourse; China’s hypersonic missile test …
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/2d52df0d-ba41-45e3-9a0f-bb72a22f7d7c The rising cost of fuel is threatening airlines’ recovery from the pandemic. Plus, a listener asked us if economic growth is tied to population growth. The FT’s statistical journalist, Federica Cocco, has been exploring this very question and…
 
Utilizing the term “critique” in the philosophical sense implied by Kant, Sartre, Mbembe, and others, J. Moufawad-Paul offers an exacting analysis of the different trends that emerged out of the victory, development, and ultimate defeat of the Chinese revolution. Markedly and intentionally different from a polemic, Critique of Maoist Reason is a te…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/50168b7b-c72d-4443-965f-4a26d79f6a40 Fumio Kishida talks to the FT in his first interview as Japan’s new prime minister, an academic paper suggests that entry into the S&P 500 could be influenced by whether companies buy other services from the index’s parent company S&P Global.…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/d8781394-95a8-4411-9f19-69ddbb7e3200 UK ministers trying to fund the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda are looking to relax rules shielding tens of millions of retirement savers from high charges, Latin American tech start-ups are attracting more investment than south-east Asia…
 
In the summer of 1940, German successes in Europe had been based on a very particular model of interaction between air and ground forces. The planned invasion of southern England and the seizure of London envisioned by Hitler presented the German airforce with entirely new problems. Some German commanders believed that the Luftwaffe alone could def…
 
LOVE & ROMANCE – Laurie Taylor unpacks different conceptions of love. He’s joined by Raksha Pande, Senior Lecturer in Social Geography at Newcastle University, whose latest research explores arranged marriages amongst people in the British-Indian diaspora. She finds that they have skilfully adapted cultural norms to carve out an identity narrative …
 
Here comes the heel turn where we use the pod to get you to turn on humanity and embrace our new desiccated overlords. Once again we're joined by Matt Browne of Decoding the Gurus to help fine tune our guru messaging so everyone gets onboard. To destabilize your worldview and make you vulnerable to our plan, we discuss the problem of induction and …
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/9a0a8048-a6e1-4557-8b0a-37fb5bf67e84 The global economy is entering a phase of inflationary risk, the IMF warned on Tuesday, as it called on central banks to be “very, very vigilant” and take early action to tighten monetary policy should price pressures prove persistent; resurg…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/ee0421e8-e101-4b0b-811e-0125c6be2449 Henry Kravis and George Roberts stepped down from KKR on Monday after nearly half a century in charge of one of the most formidable financial enterprises that Wall Street has ever known, the price of US crude oil hit a fresh seven-year high o…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/4ce62a29-5401-4fa1-8af4-20e892e50fe8 Divisions between the US and Europe over whether Kristalina Georgieva should remain in her post as IMF chief are set to overshadow the fund’s flagship annual meetings this week, and the Chinese company BYD is one of the world’s biggest electr…
 
The story of how a tiny, unknown hedge fund took on a giant of corporate America over climate change - and won. Charlie Penner of Engine No 1 talks about the very public proxy campaign he launched against Exxon Mobil, forcing the oil major to prepare for a future free of fossil fuels. In the third episode of our special five-part series on sustaina…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/fca004be-9f93-4681-bdd1-931ba5c2f50f Ireland has finally abandoned its cherished 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate and signed up to a minimum 15 per cent global rate that will cost the country about €2bn in lost revenues; it was a volatile week for energy markets; and stagflation…
 
During the forced programme of industrialisation in the late 1950s in China, known as the Great Leap Forward, China's peasants came under intense pressure from the violent Maoist state to produce impossible grain quotas. Villages had already undergone the process of communalisation, where the basic structures of communal and even family life were t…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/411bb70a-8fe9-41ef-bd58-e4798b12c2a2 Vladimir Putin hinted that Russia’s state-backed monopoly pipeline exporter, Gazprom, may increase supplies to help Europe avoid a full-blown energy crisis, and US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has raised the prospect of releasing crude …
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/eb1b2bc3-1edf-444b-ac44-8e3a79cd8887 Private equity firms are offering the highest premiums for listed companies in more than two decades, and the Facebook whistleblower told Congress on Tuesday the company repeatedly chose to maximise online engagement instead of minimising har…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/bc24e812-a089-43e1-bc7a-289916c97229 US oil prices rose to the highest level in seven years on Monday after Opec and its allies declined to accelerate plans to increase crude production, and shares of big tech companies slid on Monday, with stocks such as Apple, Microsoft, Faceb…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/fc9fe04c-96ad-4127-ac98-2fbf579c36b6 The International Monetary Fund’s board will meet this week to examine allegations that managing director Kristalina Georgieva manipulated data to favour China while she worked at the World Bank; Deutsche Bank severed relationships with “a ve…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/5f0402b7-812a-4314-aba1-cee242f9e161 US senators are pressuring Facebook to release all its internal research into how its products affect users after a series of revelations about the harm some its platforms cause to vulnerable groups including children. FT European technology …
 
As sanctions derail its traditional business, China’s Huawei is scrambling to reinvent itself by shifting into areas less dependent on foreign chip supplies. China’s Belt and Road Initiative has left scores of lower and middle-income countries saddled with “hidden debts” totalling $385bn. Hong Kong’s stock market is on track for its worst quarter f…
 
Come on my rag tag crew! According to this old map I found, our journey down the rabbit hole of racist conspiracism is about to bring us to the place where it all started. Disney! I mean, Atlantis! An ancient civilization that seems super cool as long you don't think at all about who else thinks it's super cool and why. We discuss why Atlantis fits…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/6cd13eb2-0ab7-40a5-816f-43e963a3ce05 The government bond sell-off that began last week on the prospect of higher interest rates ricocheted into the $51tn US stock market on Tuesday, weighing heavily on technology stocks, and Treasury secretary Janet Yellen warned that the US ris…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/1505ec37-b798-4016-8f80-d959bd6eac9c Two senior Federal Reserve officials whose trading activity prompted the US central bank to launch an ethics review on Monday announced they will resign, and today Fed chair Jay Powell will join other central bank chiefs at a European Central…
 
Harold Wilson was the most successful Labour prime minister of the 20th Century, but was the subject of plots to remove him from power by the military, business and intelligence elites. No coup attempt against Wilson was ever launched in Britain, but his sudden resignation in 1976 followed years of speculation that he had been spied upon by the int…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/c2d3fe11-799d-4f66-be2c-806dda7a9f87 At least two Chinese cities are seizing presale revenues from indebted property developer Evergrande in order to block potential misuse of funds, and the SPAC bubble appears to be deflating as investors pull cash out of special purpose acquis…
 
Introducing our new FT Weekend podcast. New episodes every Saturday. This is the last episode of the FT Weekend which will be published in this feed, so if you want to keep listening, subscribe now by searching ‘FT Weekend’ in your podcast app of choice. In our third episode, we explore the question of how we’ve changed. Host Lilah Raptopoulos talk…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/74160c71-c5b0-435c-9c09-1c5e9572bb1c German voters head to the poll this weekend and the FT’s Berlin correspondent, Erika Solomon, previews this momentous election. Turkey’s central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate on Thursday despite accelerating inflation that…
 
We sit down with Dr. Flowers and Black Red Guard to talk about Vaush and decolonization. Podcast links: https://linktr.ee/dixieprole Dr. Flowers: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGZrqXTq3GW2wNRz9M44Baw https://twitter.com/LuaBorealis?s=09 BRG: https://twitter.com/BlackRedGuard1?s=09 https://youtube.com/channel/UCpYZYH_1VTB9q8Leg0TrROA https://www.patr…
 
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