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.

Notes And Links

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

News From Nowhere Ep. 03

When Nerds Get Flirty… With Fascism


This episode contrasts one jock hero, Colin Kaepernick, and one recently outed-as-nefarious nerd, Palmer Luckey, a Facebook executive and founder of Oculus VR.

I noticed only after mixing and uploading the episode that I mistakenly said “pledge of allegiance” instead of “national anthem” when discussing Kaepernick’s protest. I do realize there’s a difference and if you nag me about it I may invite you to work for free as my sound editor and production intern.

Notes And Links

Daily Beast story exposing Palmer Luckey as a key funder of a pro-Donald Trump “shitposting” operation

A few links on the relevant Reddit board notoriously populated by neo-Nazis

Luckey’s official corporate non-apology

Bemused UK Telegraph profile of Luckey

Gizmodo item about Luckey and his Gamergater girlfriend

New York magazine post I quoted, with links to other sources

Luckey credits his success to home-schooling

One more crusty old asshole moans about Colin Kaepernick