Techies and Tankies
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.
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.
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.)
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.
This week from Mumbai! Where the press sells magic conch sheels and covers fashion trends among right-wing street thugs.
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
The presidential candidates have infiltrated the collective unconscious. Corey interprets the great plague of political dreams.
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.