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UKRAINE & THE FOG OF WAR 1 - INTERESTING TIMES 50

UKRAINE & THE FOG OF WAR 1 - INTERESTING TIMES 50

March 1, 2022

This episode of Interesting Times considers the war in Ukraine and the informational fog around it. I pay particular attention to the proceedings of the United Nations Security Council and the address to the European Parliament given by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. I also briefly engage with views as diverse as those of Republican  military man Col Larry Wilkerson and radical journalist Ben Norton. Further episodes to follow on the history of the region and analyses of the public discourses in circulation. [Free. 29 minutes.]

INSECURITY IN OUR TURBULENT TIMES

INSECURITY IN OUR TURBULENT TIMES

February 24, 2022

This podcast is a wide-ranging consideration of individual, psychological  insecurity and material, collective insecurity and the relationship between them. We make our observations in the context of current events, especially the war in Ukraine, global  warming, and financial meltdown, whilst drawing on inspiration from process philosophers like the Buddha, Heraclitus, Whitehead, Watts, Nietzsche, Marx and Lao Tzu. We draw on a brief discussion of the sublime and the beautiful to help us identify the emancipatory comportment to our intrinsic vulnerability and mortality. [Free. 50 minutes.] 

CIVIL UNREST IN 2022? - INTERESTING TIMES 44

CIVIL UNREST IN 2022? - INTERESTING TIMES 44

February 2, 2022

In this podcast, we consider the possibility of civil unrest in the UK as the consequences of inflation reduce the standard of living for many people. We consider the roles of strikes, mass refusals and information technology in the developing chaos. [Free. 31 minutes.]

TRIALS OF A NIETZSCHEAN SOCIALIST IN NEW NEW LABOUR

TRIALS OF A NIETZSCHEAN SOCIALIST IN NEW NEW LABOUR

January 24, 2022

This podcast is a ramble/rant in which we relate the current configuration of the UK Labour Party , the necessarily pro-status quo nature of centrism, the Nietzschean concepts of active and reactive will to power, analysis focussing on economic class, all to each other. [Free. 44 minutes.]

DON’T LOOK UP - OUR THOUGHTS [2ND EDITION]

DON’T LOOK UP - OUR THOUGHTS [2ND EDITION]

January 18, 2022

This podcast is our original take on the recent film, Don't Look Up.  [Discard the previous version which had the wrong file! Apologies. Free. 38 minutes.]

DON’T LOOK UP - MORE THOUGHTS

DON’T LOOK UP - MORE THOUGHTS

January 17, 2022

This podcast offers some more reflections on the recent film Don't Look Up. [Free. 38 minutes.]

PARYTYGATE - INTERESTING TIMES 48

PARYTYGATE - INTERESTING TIMES 48

January 13, 2022

This podcast is a stream of consciousness stimulated by the current discomfort of the Tory Party and its leader in the wake of partygate.  [Free. 22 minutes]

LOOKING BACK OVER 2021 AND FORWARD TO 2022 - INTERESTING TIMES 47

LOOKING BACK OVER 2021 AND FORWARD TO 2022 - INTERESTING TIMES 47

January 1, 2022

In this podcast, we cast an eye back over 2021 and forward onto 2022. In passing, we appraise last year's similar effort at crystal-ball gazing. [Free. 1 hour 15 minutes.]

TORY BY- ELECTION TROUNCING - INTERESTING TIMES 46

TORY BY- ELECTION TROUNCING - INTERESTING TIMES 46

December 17, 2021

In this podcast, we discuss the various ramifications of the Tory loss of a 23k majority in a seat they have held since 1832 in yesterday's by-election brought about by the resignation of Owen Patterson. [Patterson's resignation is described and analysed in our podcast Interesting Times 41.] We enjoy a little Schadenfreude  as we proceed. [Free. 30 minutes.]

VACCINE PASSPORTS? - INTERESTING TIMES 45

VACCINE PASSPORTS? - INTERESTING TIMES 45

December 16, 2021

In this podcast, we reflect on the rebellion of 99 Tory MPs in the Commons against the Government's 'Plan B' measures against the emergence and rapid spread of the omicron variant of the COVID19 virus, the vehement repudiation of the so-called 'vaccine passports' by Tory MP Marcus Fysh in a bizarre interview with the BBC, and the partial and contradictory character of right wing 'libertarianism'.  [Free. 48 minutes.]

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