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ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IN THE UK & BEYOND - PART 2b [THE PRESENT]

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IN THE UK & BEYOND - PART 2b [THE PRESENT]

October 23, 2021

In this episode of our series on the possibility of economic collapse in the UK and beyond, we examine the degradation of the ecosphere and its relationship to the economy and culture. [Free. 1 hour 7 minutes.]

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IN THE UK & BEYOND - PART 2a [THE PRESENT]

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IN THE UK & BEYOND - PART 2a [THE PRESENT]

October 19, 2021

In this second episode of our series on economic collapse, we examine a number of current economic crises in the UK and beyond and see if they resonate with what we encountered when examining some historical examples of collapse in Part 1. We focus particularly on the economic aspects of the crises in question. [Free. 1 hour 15 minutes.]

WELSH LABOUR - A GLIMMER OF HOPE

WELSH LABOUR - A GLIMMER OF HOPE

October 12, 2021

In this podcast, we take a brief look at a couple of the interesting and hopeful initiatives of the Senedd Cymru [The Welsh Parliament] which is currently under Labour Party control. These are the Well-Being of Future Generations Act of 2015 which requires public bodies to consider the long term consequences of their actions, and The One Planet Development initiative which  encourages ecologically sustainable development. [Free. 27 minutes.]

TAOIST DIALECTICS

TAOIST DIALECTICS

September 5, 2021

In this podcast we playfully and seriously outline our eccentric take on 'Taoist Dialectics'. This entails brief encounters with Plato's The Sophist and Hegel's Logic as well as an engagement with a parable told by Taoist master, Chuang Tzu. We relate all this to personal resilience in these apocalyptic times. [Free. 32 minutes.]

LAO TZU 40

LAO TZU 40

August 26, 2021

This podcast deals with Chapter 40 of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. We concentrate on the amazing relevance this chapter has to our current political, economic and spiritual emergencies. In a few short lines, Lao Tzu diagnoses the condition of the working people of his time as subjection to violent and militarily oriented 'robber barons' whilst they themselves are the creators of value and the necessary goods to sustain life. This is exactly our condition too. Lao Tzu offers a meditation to counter the fragmental [non-holistic, non-systemic thinking] which is the ideological counterpart to a kleptocratic economy. [Free. 29 minutes.]

AFGHANISTAN, GEO-POLITICS, HISTORY - INTERESTING TIMES 42

AFGHANISTAN, GEO-POLITICS, HISTORY - INTERESTING TIMES 42

August 21, 2021

This podcast gives our initial take on the recent take over of Afghanistan by the Taliban as US and NATO military withdraw after 20 years of occupation. We place the events in the systemic contexts of geo-politics and history and expose the hypocrisy of UK and US media and politicians who would cease to ally with Saudi Arabia if they really did care and women's emancipation from oppressive regimes. NB don't miss the short in-door addendum at the end. [Free.  34 minutes.]

GB NEWS & TOXIC ‘FREEDOM’ - INTERESTING TIMES 40

GB NEWS & TOXIC ‘FREEDOM’ - INTERESTING TIMES 40

August 4, 2021

In this podcast, we discuss two recent events on GB News TV station which reveal the employment of a toxic and incoherent notion of freedom which is regularly employed by neo-liberal propaganda. These are Nigel Farage's take on the RNLI rescuing migrant in the English channel and Neil Oliver's claim that his freedom may rightly entail others' exposure to COVID infection. We contrast this with a notion of freedom which is grounded in the psychological, cultural, economic and social systems any desirable good is embedded in. [Free.  46 minutes.]

THE COSMIC RIGHT - RAW THOUGHT

THE COSMIC RIGHT - RAW THOUGHT

July 29, 2021

Jumping off from a consideration of recent anti-vax protests in London, we consider the establishment's divide and rule strategies, the long game played and financed by the very rich 0.1%, the role of the media, oligarchs' fear of 'the mob', and the illusory nature of US and UK 'democracy. [Patrons only. 21 minutes]

DAWN BUTLER & THE POST-TRUTH PARLIAMENT - INTERESTING TIMES 39

DAWN BUTLER & THE POST-TRUTH PARLIAMENT - INTERESTING TIMES 39

July 25, 2021

In this podcast, we jump off from Dawn Butler's expulsion from the House of Commons for the offense of mentioning the Prime Minister's predilection for lying. This event, in combination with incompetent handling of increasing COVID infection, the breakdown in supply chains to supermarkets as a consequence of Brexit, and the steady turning of the right wing press on the Tory government add fuel to a dangerous and chaotic public mood which the far right will attempt to capture. [Free. 31 minutes.]

COVID19 & MENTAL HEALTH

COVID19 & MENTAL HEALTH

July 10, 2021

In this podcast, I examine the mental health consequences of the COVID19 pandemic and their embeddedness in entwined economic, cultural/ideological and ecological systems. [Free. 26 minutes.] 

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