News From Nowhere Ep. 13

The Secret Policeman at the Marathon

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Corey Pein talks about the Spanish Civil War with writer and historian Adam Hochschild.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 12

Techies and Tankies

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

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News From Nowhere Ep. 11

Against the Fascist Creep

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

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News From Nowhere Ep. 10

Hashtag Resistance

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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.

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News From Nowhere Ep. 09

Burn It Down

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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

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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

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

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News From Nowhere Ep. 06

The Carolina Cocktail

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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

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

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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