Apologies for the late episode - both Dan and Riley have been on tour, but we've got this one for you (recorded a while back). Contained herein: ideas for new recipes, Nazi statue watch, and the Tory leader "uniting the country" with a very thin gruel of vibes alone.
Dan and Riley discuss, inter alia, the new Quebec premier, the inability of the centrist party to fight the lurch to the right, and the British firm cutting down old growth forests named after a Bond villain.
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Riley and Dan were in the Trashfuture studios last week, and we spoke to certified indie superfan and sometime producer Nate Bethea about synthesisers, what it means to like music others find offputting, and (according to Riley) definitely making up at least half the band names.
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Well, the mad lad did it: Canada's oldest young conservative Pierre Poilievre is head of the Conservative Party. We talk about what makes him a particular threat to Canada's comfortable governing consensus, which is essentially that he has matched the energy and madness of his crazy ideas with the permanent grinding crisis in which Canada is stuck.
PS: Sorry about late episodes, everyone! Riley, Dan, and Milo (who produces this show) have all been away, and Riley's internet has been down. But we're back in regular, fine form!
Dan and Riley are recording together in Montreal for the first time (temporally) and the second time (as far as you know). We discuss the emerging scene around the happening "Donald Duck Tavern Quadrilateral," and how all of Montreal's coolest people have become Orthodox Catholics. Additionally, we take in the newest phenomenon in Canadian politics sure to sweep the nation: Centre-Ice Conservatism.
Note: this one is mentioned as the premium but we decided to make it a free one!
Peter Korotaev (known by an alias on previous episodes, while he was in Kyiv) rejoins us to talk about the strange war economy that Ukraine has found itself with. Heavily indebted, heavily privatised, and *still* citing the disproven/disgraced "Growth in a Time of Debt" hypothesis. Check out his writing in Jacobin: https://jacobin.com/2022/07/ukraine-neoliberalism-war-russia-eu-imf
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