Behind the News: COP27 w/ Tina Gerhardt
Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html
Long Reads: Kristin Surak on Japan's Lost Generation
During the 1980s, Japan seemed like it might overtake the US to become the world’s largest economy. But since a property bubble burst in the early 90s, Japan has become a by-word for economic stagnation. That hasn’t prevented the ruling Liberal Democratic Party from maintaining its status as the most successful political party in the rich capitalist world.Kristin Surak joins Long Reads to discuss modern Japan. Kristin teaches sociology at the London School of Economics and is the author of Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice.Find her work for Jacobin, including the essay "Japan’s Shinzō Abe Was an Uninspiring Leader Who Prospered by Default," here: https://jacobin.com/author/kristin-surakCheck out Pluto audiobooks at: tiny.one/jacobinAnd join the Left Book Club by using code WINFREE at leftbookclub.comLong Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by features editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.
Behind the News: Afghanistan Update w/ Matthieu Aikins
Doug speaks with Matthieu Aikins, author and investigative reporter, about the situation in Afghanistan with the US gone and the Taliban in control. Later, Christina Dunbar-Hester, author of Oil Beach, discusses the ecology of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html
Michael and Us: Mondo Argumento
A misanthropic catalog of shocking images from around the world, the bizarre, unpleasant, baldly racist, and extremely influential MONDO CANE (1962) was a pioneering "shockumentary." We revisit this strange and ugly artifact to discuss why it was taken so seriously in its day.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.