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94/ The Political Economy of Solarpunk (with Andrew Dana Hudson)

Out now on Patreon. Out on all podcast apps and YouTube on January 7th 2022. This is a conversation with speculative fiction writer and sustainability researcher Andrew Dana Hudson. His stories have appeared in Slate Future Tense, Lightspeed Magazine, Vice Terraform, MIT Technology Review, Grist, Little Blue Marble, The New Accelerator, StarShipSofa and more, as […]

93/ Syrian Prison Literature and the Poetics of Human Rights (with Shareah Taleghani)

This is a conversation with Shareah Taleghani, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies and Arabic at Queens College at the City University of New York and the author of the book “Readings in Syrian Prison Literature: The Poetics of Human Rights” published by Syracuse University Press. Topics Discussed: Background and context, Syrian prison literature Poetics […]

92/ Big Tech, Gatopardismo and Data Colonialism (With Camila Nobrega and Joana Varon)

This is a conversation with Brazilian researchers Camila Nobrega and Joana Varon about their paper for Global Information Society Watch, “Big tech goes green(washing): Feminist lenses to unveil new tools in the master’s houses.” The research by Nobrega and Varon is part of a report launched by the Association for Progressive Communications. You can find […]

91/ Satisfying Human Needs at Low Energy Use (With Jefim Vogel & Julia Steinberger)

This is a conversation with Jefim Vogel of the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds, and Julia Steinberger of the Institute of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne, about a paper they worked on entitled “socio-economic conditions for satisfying human needs at low energy use: An international analysis of social provisioning.” […]

90/ The Ecological Paradox of Digital Economies (with Paz Peña)

This is a conversation with Paz Peña, a Chile-based independent consultant and activist, who recently published a paper entitled “Bigger, more, better, faster: The ecological paradox of digital economies” for Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch). The research by Paz Peña is part of a report launched by the Association for Progressive Communications. You can find […]

89/ Tiananmen, Denialism and History (With Christopher Wong)

This is a conversation with Christopher Wong, a writer and researcher with Cool Zone Media whose essay “When communists crushed the international workers’ movement” for Lausan was the subject of this conversation. If you like what I do, please consider supporting this project with only 1$ a month on Patreon or on BuyMeACoffee.com. You can […]

88/ A History of Nothing (With Susan A. Crane)

This is a conversation with Susan A. Crane, author of the book “Nothing Happened: A History“ As usual, Patreon supporters get early access to this episode. You can join for as little as 1$ a month or 10$ a year. If you like what I do, please consider supporting this project with only 1$ a […]

86/ Nature, ‘Post-Truth’ and Platform Capitalism (With Bram Büscher)

This is a conversation with Bram Büscher around the topics discussed in his book ‘The Truth about Nature: Environmentalism, in the Era of Post-Truth Politics and Platform Capitalism‘ Topics Discussed: Meaning of ‘post-truth’ and platform capitalism Environmentalism, political action and social media Mediating knowledge and politics through new media platforms “Doom and gloom” versus “being […]

85/ The Legacy of the Great Lebanon Famine (with Lina Mounzer and Timour Azhari)

Patreon supporters got early access to this episode. This is a conversation with Lina Mounzer and Timour Azhari, repeat guests on the podcast, about the legacy of the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon (1915–1918) and its legacy today. Topics Discussed + Resources: What was the Great Famine? Causes and Context (Allies blockading from the sea, […]

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