Category: Society & Culture

The podcast about the end of the world.

March 2, 2017

Ep 08 - Kool Kollected Kellie breaks the internet

This week, Nur & Liam dive into a week of American decline with several horrifying totalitarian developments including Officer Dick For Brains of the Anaheim PD almost killing a group of children and somehow getting worse. 
Then, Conservative party leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch has blessed our great nation with 9 minutes of robotic proto-fascist entertainment. Liam & Nur discuss their lack of hope in PM Joe Trudeau to head off this rise of conservatism, and what this means for Canada; they take a look at a new social media campaign attempting to change Canadia politics, and why it fails HARD. 

A Strong Canada campaign

show & tell: 
Lasagnacat - Sex Survey Results (CW a graphic birth scene at the end)  
Dog Shirt eating Jason Segel's face & Dog Toons

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February 23, 2017

Ep 07 - Mil-oh my god no

This week, Nur & Liam record in front of a live audience, with a surprise guest!* First, they sort through feelings of relief & disgust after Milo Yiannopoulos' underaged chickens come home to roost. Then: soccer moms doing Nazi salutes? Canada's far-right holds its unintentionally hilarious coming out party in Toronto. Mark Zuckerberg is trying to take over the world, Pablo Escobar probably sold coke to the CIA, and more!

show & tell: 
Season 3 Man Seeking Woman
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States

*the surprise guest is the audience and they are our friend snoop

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February 18, 2017

Ep 06 - Joe Trudeau

Oh man what a week. Liam can't believe he has to explain why normalizing nazis isn't a-ok, but here we are.
Then, Trump meets Canadian PM Joey Troods for an epic handshake; does this bode well for Joe's control over the country? Probs not, Liam & Nur get into why. 

PissPig/Brace Belden YPG interview
Weeknd - Reminder video

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February 9, 2017

Ep 05 - Trust Issues

This week our thoughts are with those affected by the recent white nationalist terrorist attack in Quebec. 
Next Liam and Nur are super disappointed, but not surprised, about Justin Trudeau's decision to pick up his ball and go home. Then, is it really somebody's house if they aren't living in it? London, England's wealth hoarders have a surplus of property that some LEGENDS are putting to good use. Finally, a Trump theory that explains his many gaffes--and doesn't bode well for the future (link below). 

Anarchist appropriation of unused housing
Trump puppet theory
iDubbz video (Liam thinks it's a problematic garbage fire)

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January 27, 2017

Seizing the Memes (Interview)

How do you fight an ideology of memes? Better memes, of course. 

In an age of Pepe pins and 'just joking', Grayson English makes 'propaganda of the feed' that takes aim at white supremacists, misguided liberals, and even his own anarchist circles.
In this interview, he joins Liam Scott for a discussion on the rising value of memes as a political currency. How far can image macros take us in the culture war, and what's next for Bad Memes and the left under Trump? 

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January 24, 2017

Ep 04 - First Impressions

In this episode, smashed windows, punched Nazis, and white feminists abound as Liam & Nur survey the damage of Tr*mp's inauguration weekend. Then our hosts look to the future and things get HEATED. Do we keep banging our heads against the wall of liberal democracy? Or do we go bang our heads against walls further to the left? 

Show & Tell:
BanTOR Trap Mix
What Is Neoliberalism? - The Funky Academic

Also check:
The Failure of Nonviolence - Peter Gilderloos

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January 20, 2017

Ep 03 - Fear of O’Leary

Liam & Nur reel from the news that Kevin O'Leary, the man currently tied for second most popular Shark Tank judge, will be running for leader of Canada's Conservative Farty (sic).
Then, they mentally prepare for the inauguration of He Who Shall Not Be Named, and give their takes on Pissgate and its ensuing mayhem. Plus: Young Thug being a jerk??? yes. it's true. 

Weekly reading:

Young Thug -Wyclef Jean "video" 
To Change Everything - Crimethinc

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January 6, 2017

Ep 02 - New Year’s Revolution

Happy new year! Liam & Nur kick off 2017 by finding their political identities on the Spekr.org political compass test, which Nur unfortunately fails. Then they survey the rubble of 2016 and make their resolutions for the coming year, which include: yelling at white liberals, staying in lanes, and self-improvement through memes & literature. 

Political compass test: www.spekr.org
RTJ3: A Report To The Shareholders/Kill Your Masters

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December 12, 2016

No Shelter Here (Interview)

Liam & Nur sit down with immigration and national security expert Professor Arne Kislenko for a harrowing discussion on the worsening global refugee crisis. How drastic is the current situation, and how will it play out in the face of unprecedented economic and environmental change? 

Dr. Arne Kislenko heads up the Undergraduate History Department at Ryerson University, as well as teaches at University of Toronto's Trinity College. He has been named Ontario's Best Lecturer, and is a recipient of the 3M fellowship award. 

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December 1, 2016

Ep 01 - This is gonna be the worst

Apocalypse Please resets the clock after an uncertain summer.
Liam and Nur reflect on Trump’s election victory. Liam can hardly contain his excitement, while Nur finds hope in the work of memelord Jack Wagner. Then they try out a new segment, interviewing each other about solutions to a terrifying future.
Also, white people are taking over Standing Rock like they do everything else.

Weekly reading/watching:
Jack Wagner article
The Unbearable Whiteness of Standing Rock 
Adam Ruins Everything Season 2
Requiem for the American Dream

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