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78 - The Beans of Production

78 - The Beans of Production

October 18, 2021

Conference, Conference, Conference! Here at Comradio we have all the Conferences. This is a Conference blow out! We have a vast selection of Conferences! We got Tory Conference, Labour Conference, Lib Dem Conference, SNP Conference, protest Conference, apple pie Conference, beans Conference... For the perverts we've got Reform Party Conference and we even have a preview of Green Party Conference. 

 

If we don't have it, you don't want it! If you can find more Conference anywhere, um.. attend it.  

 

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Dominic Hutchins challenging Rees-Mogg 

 

Mf eating beans 

 

"the scene from A Clockwork Orange" (CW: Violence) 

 

Sir Gordon Messenger asked to "stamp out waste and wokery" in NHS - Daily Mail (archive) 

 

Trashfuture episode talking about Starmer's speech and climate 

 

SNP conference: Freeports in Scotland must meet six guarantees - The National 

 

Podcasting is Praxis episode talking about freeports  

 

Dawn Foster memorial library sale 

 

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77 - Pharma‘s Market

77 - Pharma‘s Market

October 11, 2021

This Alternative Left Entertainment launch episode sees our identity-protected scientist guest smack down the myths of the invisible hand as we wrestle with how capitalism enables dangerous practices within the pharmaceutical and medical markets.  

 

For our five minute focus we look at one way to do things better; The People's Vaccine.  

 

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76 - Brighton Ruck

76 - Brighton Ruck

October 7, 2021

Jordan and Chlöe go to Labour Conference and The World Transformed. With the help of this week's guest, CLP delegate Gary, they tell us about shenanigans from Conference Chairs, Labour List karaoke, challenging Paul Mason to not hate Catholics, and more. 

 

We apologise for the low quality of some of the audio in the first 13 minutes.  

 

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PREVIEW Comradio Film Club #4: Verhoeven #1: Showgirls feat. Dr. Eleanor Janega and Justin Hancock

PREVIEW Comradio Film Club #4: Verhoeven #1: Showgirls feat. Dr. Eleanor Janega and Justin Hancock

September 22, 2021

A short preview of our first Patreon exclusive episode.  

 

Just as there's nowhere quite like Vegas, there's no film experience quite like Showgirls. We go through the gates of hell into the world of Paul Verhoeven's excess. A sharp critique of capitalism, a devastating refutation of the American Dream? A Chaplinesque queer parody? A twisted version of the Wizard of Oz? Or simply the most ridiculous erotic drama to ever grace the screen? Both a popular drinking game and the focus of much intellectual discussion, Showgirls occupies its own unique section of the "so bad it's good" film category. 

 

Join us and our guests, Justin Hancock and Dr Eleanor Janega, in our first patreon-exclusive Film Club episode as we examine sex, social relations and archetypes through this enduring cultural touchstone and camp classic.  

 

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75 - Class Wars: A New Hope feat. Eve Livingston

75 - Class Wars: A New Hope feat. Eve Livingston

September 19, 2021

Eve Livingston joins us to talk about her new book Make Bosses Pay : Why We Need Unions, a call to change history through union membership and organising. 

 

We discuss the variety of unions available, how traditional, inaccurate notions of work and workers can be overcome, cultural capital (as in whether your accent or how many museums you visit matters), what Sharon Graham's Unite might look like, the link between unions and The Labour Party, and the dangers of the friendly HR department. 

 

Plus, fake Labour Party disciplinary investigations. 

 

And finally, Matt gets an email.  

 

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Left/Over podcast with Alex Marshall of IWGB 

 

What Is Cultural Capital? Do I Have It? 

 

Restaurant scene from The Wire 

 

Owen Jones tweet re established fake investigation of Jess Barnard 

 

Chardine Taylor Stone investigation thread 

 

Heather Mendick investigation thread 

 

Now an MP has been targeted with a fake investigation also

74 - NOLS House Party

74 - NOLS House Party

September 13, 2021

AKA I Can Feel It Kamming In The Air Tonight  

 

In this episode recorded before the "investigation" of Jess Barnard, we are occupied by currents of Islamophobia. We predict the future (that Oliver Kamm's call to disband Young Labour signals a ramping up of attacks), discuss The Henry Jackson Society and how parliamentary rules were changed to mitigate its influence, fear the resurrection of NOLS, talk about Lionel Shriver, imagine the fall out from Corbyn running as an independent MP in Islington North, and lament the Labour disciplinary process. 

 

On a positive note, we look forward to The World Transformed in Brighton.

 

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Oliver Kamm's Tweets about Young Labour 

 

Who is Philip Cross?  

 

Who could he possibly be?  

 

Kenan Malik response in The Guardian to Lionel Shriver's Spectator article 

 

Phil Collins Responds To Rumours He Divorced His Wife Via Fax Machine 

 

Clip of Corbyn constituents interviewed after his suspension from the Labour Party

73 - On Your Marx, Not Cishet, Go! feat. Jules Joanne Gleeson

73 - On Your Marx, Not Cishet, Go! feat. Jules Joanne Gleeson

September 7, 2021

Joining us to talk about the fabulous collection Transgender Marxism is one of its editors, Jules Joanne Gleeson. Transgender Marxism gathers together a range of contributions on trans liberation, Marxist theory and surviving under capitalism.  

 

Note: the name obscured by some background noise at 26:49 is Farah Thompson.  

 

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Transgender Marxism - Edited by Jules Joanne Gleeson, Elle O'Rourke (2021) 

 

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The Limits of Trans Liberalism - Nat Raha (2015) 

 

The Transgender Issue - Shon Faye (2021) 

 

Understanding Disability - Michael Oliver (1996)  

 

Judith Butler: The Early Years - Jules Gleeson (2019) 

 

How Do Gender Transitions Happen? - Jules Joanne Gleeson (2021) 

 

Gender Identity Communism: A Gay Utopian Examination of Trans Healthcare in Britain - Jules Gleeson and J N Hoad (2020) 

 

Treva Ellison: Black Trans Reproductive Labor. 2017 Talk at BCRW 

 

Pinko - Communism for fags! 

 

Invert journal - Marxism and abolition of gender 

 

Homintern - Prefrontal Paranoia Meets Anal Vision 

 

Sylvia McCheyne at the good NS 

 

Marxism and Transgender Liberation - Red Fightback (2020) 

 

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Jules interviews Judith Butler in The Guardian  

 

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72 - The Matrix Retweeted

72 - The Matrix Retweeted

September 1, 2021

Are you yourself on Twitter?  Who is the real Twitter you?  Why do you send me such horny DMs? 

 

We examine the psychology of Twitter engagement, what researchers can and can't find out about your personality from your tweets, ponder whether Adam Curtis was right to posit distorted versions of ourselves in data warehouses, weigh up the political value of "authenticity", get lost in a sea of signs, interrogate our Tony Blair cover art, and then search for a sparkling exit in Andy Warhol shoes. 

 

Also, Danny DeVito and the Nabisco strike.  

 

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Why You Clicked on That Tweet: The Psychology of Twitter Engagement 

 

Tech companies use “persuasive design” to get us hooked. Psychologists say it’s unethical - Chavie Lieber (2018) in Vox 

 

How Twitter Fuels Anxiety - Laura Turner (2017) in The Atlantic 

 

Language of ADHD in Adults on Social Media - Guntuku et al (2017) 

 

What Do Your Spaces Say About You? - Lindsay T. Graham (2018) 

 

The 'Big 5' Personality Traits 

 

A tale of two sites: Twitter vs. Facebook and the personality predictors of social media usage - David John Hughes et al (2012) 

 

Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Adam Curtis (2021) 

 

I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience - Marwick et al (2010) 

 

Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity - E. Patrick Johnson (2003) 

 

Authenticity on “Black Twitter”: Reading Racial Performance and Social Networking - Raven S. Maragh (2017)  

 

Brand Twitter and Fake Activism | A Response to Steak-Umm - Video by Zoe Bee 

 

George Mack tweet 

 

Dunbar's number 

 

A page on Jean Baudrillard and hyperreality 

 

A selection of quotes by Jean Baudrillard 

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry for Jean Baudrillard 

 

Ubik by Philip K. Dick (1969) 

 

Introduction to Fredric Jameson 

 

American Psycho - Business Card Scene 

 

Intro to Linda Hutcheon on parody 

 

Jo Swinson's Been Forced To Deny She Kills Squirrels Thanks To A Twitter User Churning Out Viral Fake Election Stories (2019) 

 

Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism - Fredric Jameson (1984) 

 

A Pair of Shoes by Van Gogh (1886) 

 

Diamond Dust Shoes by Andy Warhol (1980) 

 

Tetsuo, The Iron Man dir. Shynia Tsukamoto (1989) - Trailer 

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry for Authenticity  

 

Nabisco bakers across the US are on strike, potentially disrupting Oreo supply 

 

Danny DeVito Abruptly Loses Twitter Verification After Tweeting Support For Nabisco Strike

71 - I’ll Never Cross a Wicket Line feat. Hazel Potter & Tom Williams

71 - I’ll Never Cross a Wicket Line feat. Hazel Potter & Tom Williams

August 27, 2021

Gambling, landowners, the French Revolution, Victorian gender roles, the 'Scramble for Africa', suffragettes burning down pavilions, fascist cricketers, colonialism, Marxist cricketers, West Indian independence, the boycott of South Africa, and the all-rounder who helped bring racial discrimination law to the UK. Tom Williams (of the New Socialist) and Hazel Potter join us to look at the significant part cricket has played in shaping England, its myths, and the class system; in the establishment and maintenance of British colonies; and in struggles for liberation.  

 

Plus, the TUC's furlough proposals.  

 

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1909 Conservative "Demon Bowler" election poster 

 

The tree that grew inside the cricket field at Kent's Canterbury ground 

 

Adams and Eves at the Eden Gardens: Women Cricket Spectators and the Conflict of Feminine Subjectivity in Calcutta, 1920–1970 - Souvik Naha (2012) 

 

History of Cricket | 1957 - 58 - England women in the Antipodes - Gotta have Faith 

 

Faith Thomas is the Aussie legend you haven't heard of - Sidharth Monga (2019) 

 

Australia, Explained | Crikey! Cricket & Colonialism 

 

Cricket, caste, community, colonialism: the politics of a great game - Ramachandra Guha (1997)  

 

Fast but black: the Krom Hendricks story - Martin Williamson (2011) 

 

England bowler Ollie Robinson suspended for eight matches for past racist and sexist tweets 

 

The latest on the Azeem Rafiq affair 

 

Beyond A Boundary - CLR James (1960) 

 

Fire In Babylon (2010) dir. Stevan Riley 

 

Michael Holding on Racism (1)

Michael Holding on Racism (2) 

 

Why We Kneel, How We Rise - Michael Holding (2021) 

 

Scorecard for Gloucestershire v Australians 1930 

 

Footage of Learie Constantine in action 

 

The Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963  

 

TUC - Daughter of Furlough 

 

The TUC’s short-time working scheme has the potential to deliver bold, necessary change - Adam Peggs (2021) 

 

Englishness and Blackness: Cricket as Discourse on Colonialism - Manthia Diawara (2010) 

 

Oborne & Heller on Cricket podcast 

 

Anyone But England - Mike Marqusee (2016) 

 

War Minus The Shooting - Mike Marqusee (1997)  

 

 

70 - Love Will Blair Us Apart

70 - Love Will Blair Us Apart

August 18, 2021

This week we talk about recent politics news including Labour embracing the legacy of Blair, Apsana Begum, and much more.  Our Patreon will be live very soon, we will tweet out when!

 

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