News From Nowhere Ep. 12

Techies and Tankies


Corey Pein discusses tankies with Michael Brooks and all things life-extending with Elmo Keep.

Notes And Links

News From Nowhere Ep. 11

Against the Fascist Creep


Corey Pein traces the history of 20th century fascism with Alexander Reid Ross, the author of Against the Fascist Creep (AK Press, 2017).

Notes And Links

News From Nowhere Ep. 10

Hashtag Resistance


Corey Pein talks to Michael Brooks about his Baffler piece, coauthored with David Slavick, on the failure of institutional centrism to provide adequate resistance to the far right. The piece was “No Time for a Negative Peace.”

Corey also speaks to “Louise Mensch,” the former British Tory MP and current prolific Twitter influencer, and Hannah Gais, Bafflerite and soon-to-be scholar of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Notes And Links

News From Nowhere Ep. 09

Burn It Down


We’re back! Corey Pein brings his ninth episode of News from Nowhere to The Baffler. Within he discusses David Attenborough’s Planet Earth series with Amber A’Lee Frost and Will Menaker, and whether the left should arm with Adrian Bonenberger.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 08

What Just Happened


Why Democrats really shouldn’t wish success to President Trump. Why fascism is spreading around the world and what to do now. (Apologies for audio interference—the clicks go away after a minute.)

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News From Nowhere Ep. 07

Adam Curtis And Reality Control


I review the new Adam Curtis documentary, HyperNormalisation, about reasons for the breakdown of collective reality and the problems this has caused.

Notes And Links

News From Nowhere Ep. 06

The Carolina Cocktail


I’m back in Bihar this week. I discuss why Donald Trump is a “big fan of Hindu” and why donating to the GOP after the North Carolina arson attack won’t save American democracy.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 05

The Paramilitary’s New Pants


This week from Mumbai! Where the press sells magic conch sheels and covers fashion trends among right-wing street thugs.

Notes And Links

Some missing context on the story I read about the new RSS uniforms—a court ruled that the old uniforms made the paramilitaries look too much like real police officers

Rohit Chopra’s India Explained Twitter feed

Vastu Tips and just found! the $1,375 magic seashell

Wall Street Journal article on the Clinton/Blink 182 UFO connection

News From Nowhere Ep. 04

Nightmare Spelunking 2016


The presidential candidates have infiltrated the collective unconscious. Corey interprets the great plague of political dreams.

Notes And Links

My Baffler column on political dreams and nightmares

Donald Trump promises to make every American dream come true

Hillary Clinton suggests young people are ungrateful

A Christian “prophet” sees Trump as a bulldozer tearing through the White House based on a woman’s dream

Latest Trump/Clinton dreams reported by Twitter users

New Podcast, New Column

I started a podcast and that now, after three episodes, the podcast is available in the iTunes store. This means more people will be able to find it than those of you who happened to catch me posting about it on social media. Which, given my new time zone, is I-don’t-know-how-many people.

The current format is basically me talking for twenty to thirty minutes, mixed with clips from elsewhere when the internet works well enough for me to find them. I read a little news and a little relevant history and interject where it feels right with my opinion. Simple. I miss BSing with my friends about the news over drinks and this is the best I can do to approximate that experience in a place where alcohol is outlawed and my friends are far away.

The podcast is called News from Nowhere. It may not appear in the actual iTunes search results for a few days, but you can always find it in these places:

There is and will continue to be plenty of crossover between this podcast and whatever I happen to be writing about.

The first episode dovetails with my latest Baffler column on conspiracy theories and the 2016 elections. It’s a longer-than-usual read so make sure you’re sitting down before you start. Given the powerful mind-altering nature of some of the material I cover, you may want to ensure that you have chemical assistance in hand.

I quote passages like this from one of Donald Trump’s favorite news broadcasters, Alex Jones:

Most of these old men you see at Bilderberg, there’s a reason they’re all whacked out of their minds—they’re taking DMT [dimethyltryptamine, a powerful hallucinogen] . . . They were jackin’ DMT seventy years ago. They were injecting it. They were in special tanks . . . It’s so hardcore people won’t even believe it. But that’s the stuff I never get in to because you’re not ready for it.

The globalists don’t believe in Satanism, they believe they’re contacting inter-dimensional aliens through the drug use and through the electronic interface . . . They believe they’re in contact with these entities . . . and the entities are telling them,

‘eternal life, total power, total control, everything you could ever want, just kill everyone, set up a world government, build this design we’re telling you, build what we’re telling you, build this, build this, let us through, build the Hadron Collider, open the dimensions, let us in, we’re gonna really help you, WE’RE FRIENDLY LITTLE GUYS! DEMONS? ALIENS? DON’T EXIST? I DON’T KNOW!

I only cover what I can prove.

The transcript doesn’t quite do justice to Jones’ deilvery. That’s what the podcast is for. Subscribe and tell your friends and click all of the shiny buttons on the iTunes page! Thanks.

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