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We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable. On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.
 
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This is part 1 of a special episode bringing together voices from across the political spectrum who share a positive vision for Britain outside the European Union. Part 2. MAD LADS OF LEXIT, continues the discussion with David Jamieson and Joe Guinan, and is available to subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Subscribers already got the unedited…
 
As the Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty verdict was announced, David and James sat down to discuss the FOUR FALLACIES of the panicked left-liberal response to the case: 1. that it is the court's function to adjudicate between political ideologies, 2. that courtroom decisions determine the moral character of perpetrators or victims, 3. that 'imagine a bl…
 
This is an unlocked episode, originally available only to subscribers to Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Please consider helping us continue by signing up for regular bonus episodes! His support for the Iraq War so obliterated the reputation of Christopher Hitchens on the Left that the millennial and Gen Z socialists emerging since his death in 2011 are…
 
Welcome back to RAX KING, author of Tacky: Love Letters to the Worst Culture We Have to Offer and co-host of the Low Culture Boil podcast. David and Rax get into the pleasures of Jewish holidays, cheap perfume, the ethical code of Jersey Shore, the relative merits of being in the mall and being online, and the meaning of LET’S GO BRANDON. Our suppo…
 
David Bell is a leading global health expert, who has worked at the top of the World Health Organisation and for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He believes that the use of lockdowns and universal vaccination in the response to COVID-19 has been a grievous error, and a betrayal of the founding principles of the global healthcare sector. In pt.…
 
This is pt.1 of a 2-part episode. To listen to pt.2, 'The Wisest Woman in Europe' - on Freud vs. Jung, T.S. Eliot, the meaning of birthdays, and the scary fate of the director of ‘Human Centipede' - subscribe at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. In pt.1, we team up with psychoanalytic film scholar, Mary Wild, to review the biggest horror releases of the s…
 
This is PART 1 of a two-part episode. PART 2, 'Too Laura to Laura', continues the discussion with Laura Smith, and is available exclusively to subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. The rise and fall of Corbynism is marked by the 2017 victories and 2019 defeats of Laura Pidcock and Laura Smith as radical left Members of Parliament for North West…
 
This is a special Patreon subscribers' episode. Support us on Patreon for less than the price of a pint. His support for the Iraq War so obliterated the reputation of Christopher Hitchens on the Left that the millennial and Gen Z socialists emerging since his death in 2011 are barely aware he existed. In a special crossover with Ben Burgis's Give T…
 
Help us continue making great shows and get bonus episodes and early-access interviews at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Afeni joined us from Freedom Fighters DC to talk about keeping politics local in the national core, why the Squad keeps folding, policing in the US and UK, Dave Chappelle and Nicki Minaj breaking rank with their class, the rise of th…
 
This unlocked POPULAR DEBATE format episode was originally released to subscribers only, on Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Help us continue and get out hottest shows first, plus regular patrons-only content, by becoming a £3 subscriber today. Paolo Gerbaudo (The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic) and Elena Louisa Lange (Value Without F…
 
Cheaper than a pint - help us keep making this stuff by subscribing today at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Subcultural spaces associated with the far right - from GamerGate to 4Chan - have attracted endless analysis. But what about their radical liberal cousin? The guys kicked back with Katherine Dee to revisit Tumblr: Obama-era clickbait journalism's…
 
A POPULAR DEBATE format episode EXCLUSIVE TO SUBSCRIBERS at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Paolo Gerbaudo (The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic) and Elena Louisa Lange (Value Without Fetish) get into a heated argument over whether populism and COVID-19 have opened the possibility of neoliberalism being transcended, or instead merely r…
 
This episode was previously EXCLUSIVE TO SUBSCRIBERS at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Please help us continue platforming the toughest conversations in politics and culture, on both sides of the Atlantic, for £3 per month. Support for maximal lockdown measures has been an article of faith for liberals and the left since the start of the COVID-19 pande…
 
In this episode, we discuss: The basic beliefs of the Unification Church What it's like for kids What are the rules, and are they different by gender? What is the companion book to the Bible that the Unification Church uses? What are the political beliefs of the church? And more... Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults…
 
It's episode 1 of The Rob Rousseau Show audio edition, with Jesse Hawken of Junk Filter Pod. please make sure you subscribe on the new feed or you'll miss future episodes! new podcast feed: https://api.substack.com/feed/podcast/473204.rss apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rob-rousseau-show/id1584204650…
 
TOO IMPORTANT TO STAY LOCKED. One of the most notorious instances of the weaponisation of antisemitism, with ramifications across the international Left. In pt. 2 of our interview with Marc Wadsworth, we discuss Marc's suspension from the UK Labour Party in 2016 after allegations of antisemitism, how the antiracism he spent his career fighting for …
 
The fellas discuss Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan and the resulting political class meltdown, the arrival of incel terrorism in the UK with the Plymouth shooting, and answer YOUR emails about the prospect of left-wing political violence in the face of climate change. It's a three-fingers of bourbon kind of show, and keep the bottle on hand! IF…
 
Yes, you read that right. It's the last episode of 49th Parahell. Moving forward I am going to be doing all my interviews and commentary on my live show on Twitch, with an audio version coming soon, so this week I brought back several friends of the show to talk about Doug Ford, the pandemic, Quebec's social solidarity, Joe Biden, Canada's relation…
 
This is the UNLOCKED pt.1 of a 2-part interview. For ENGLISH IRONIES - our discussion of Marc's expulsion from the Labour Party and where the Left went wrong in the Labour antisemitism affair - subscribe now at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. A trade unionist and leading Black rights activist through the 1980s and 90s, Marc Wadsworth was part of a cadre…
 
This is the UNLOCKED pt.1 of our interview with Touré Reed. pt. 2 DIANGELO AGONISTES - on liberals' ever-shifting bullshit on race, and why the Left falls for it - is available ONLY to our Patreon supporters. Please consider dropping us £3 a month in exchange for first access to our biggest interviews, as well as regular Patreon-only episodes that …
 
Find and Follow us everywhere: https://linktr.ee/ThePopularShow. Help us continue and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod. As protests in Cuba prompt the Biden administration to reiterate the extremism towards Cuba of the Trump years, we call on Cuba-expert Keith Bolender to tell the story of America's long and violent his…
 
This the unlocked PART 1 of our interview with Rich Jenson. For TPS31 pt.2 MICHAEL IN BERNIE WORLD, on the place of the Michael Brooks Show in the US left media sphere, support us here. We caught up with Rich Jensen, whose career stretches from recording for and contributing to the business infrastructure of legendary indie labels, Sup Pop and K Re…
 
Vida Starr is a Trauma-Informed Care Educator and co-host of the Champagne Sharks and Afrogyn Revolt shows. We asked her to give us the balance sheet on Black politics since the George Floyd murder, what woke academia and media gets wrong about Black men and Black women, and the significance of a series of Olympics bans for Black women athletes. He…
 
This is our latest interview with the political figures grappling with what happens when a right-wing party succeeds with an economically populist offer. Jake Berry is Conservative Member of Parliament for Rossendale and Darwen, and leads the Northern Research Group - the collection of Tory MPs representing constituencies in the traditionally Labou…
 
This was originally a Patreon subscribers-only episode, which we have now made public. Help us build the project by subscribing today. In the run-up to the 2020 US Presidential Election, Tara Reade accused the eventual winner, Joe Biden, of a sexual assault, which she alleged took place in 1992, when Reade was working for his Biden's Senate Office.…
 
This is the unlocked pt.1 of a 2-part interview. In our Patreon subscribers-only pt.2, we discuss the 2021 Capitol Uprising and 2020 election as 'deep events', plus Peter Dale Scott's current thinking on the Kennedy Assassination and 9/11, and what he left out of his previous writings on them. Scott also speaks about his collaboration with the Poli…
 
We're joined by the digital editor of The American Conservative, J. Arthur Bloom, for a wide-ranging discussion of the lab leak hypothesis, media 'fact checkers', and the Non-Profits cultivating progressive causes for elite ends. Get on Patreon.com/ThePopularPod for part 2, on the cancellation of Ellie Kemper, and the question of where the dissiden…
 
The uncovering of a mass grave outside a former "residential school" in Kamloops has made international headlines and once again forced people in what we know as Canada to talk about the brutal violence, cruelty and genocide that this nation is founded on and continues to engage in. Harbinger Media board member Kai Nagata and Kolin Sutherland-Wilso…
 
This is a preview of a patrons-only episode, available to subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod Check out the free unlocked pt.1 here on your podcast app. In the subscribers-only second part of our Peter Dale Scott interview, we discuss the 2020 election and 2021 Capitol uprising as 'deep events', plus Peter's current thinking on the Kennedy Ass…
 
This episode previously appeared as a premium patrons-only episode. Part 2 - 'Enjoy Your Castration' - remains exclusive to subscribers on Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Freudian psychoanalysis has a reputation as both an elite indulgence and as sexually normative and prescriptive. So what could it have to offer either trans people today or the poor im…
 
This is an EXCERPT from the full episode, available only to our subscribers at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. In the first of a series of discussions of philanthropists and non-profits, we teamed up with author and journalist Katie Roiphe to discuss the role of #MeToo discourse in the reportage of the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates. On the way Katie…
 
Forced expulsions in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have led to another cycle of Palestinian opposition and brutal repression by the Israeli government. Why does only one side of this "conflict" have the right to defend itself? How has Canada contributed to this situation? Is there a positive shift happening in the way that people in m…
 
A UK Labour Party update with economist, Joe Guinan, and the Last Good Man in Labour, leader of Preston City Council, Matthew Brown. We discuss what happens when a Left party goes Right, responding to Biden and Boris's spending splurges and the demands of the new Northern Right, PLUS how economic democracy and community wealth building might qualif…
 
In Part 2 of our interview with Lacanian analyst Patricia Gherovici, we discuss the Black Mountain Institute director Joshua Wolf Shenk's exposure of himself while on a Zoom meeting in the bath, and Joe Biden as castrated father. This episode is a premium patrons-only episode, exclusive to subscribers on Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Pt. 1, 'Trans Psy…
 
In Alfie's farewell episode, columnist of the subcultures Roisin Kiberd, author of The Disconnect (2021) joins to talk about Facebook and the culture of the normie, birds taking over the world, Monster Energy and falling in love online. Enjoy the vapourwave. Help us continue! SUPPORT US and get loads of great free stuff: www.patreon.com/thepopularp…
 
David and James party with the queens behind the Low Culture Boil podcast - chatting over why no one watched the Oscars, the aesthetics of COVID masks, and whether the Internet is camp, kitsch, or cringe. If you’re having fun with The Popular Show, don’t forget to throw in some beer money at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod Find us everywhere: https://lin…
 
The Popular Show/Red Scare Bootleg series is available only to subscribers of https://www.patreon.com/thepopularpod. Between the start of lockdown and early 2021, we interviewed the hosts of Red Scare - the greatest podcast in history - four times. We present now to our patrons, four new episode edits of those conversations, comprising the Red Scar…
 
Karie Murphy was the Chief of Staff to Jeremy Corbyn from 2016-2019, and is a great British socialist in her own right. In a rare interview, Karie retreads the rise and fall of the Corbyn project in Britain, settles some scores, and gives an energising account of the likely direction of the younger left energies that remain. You could have listened…
 
We regret to inform you that Doug Ford is, in fact, "at it again." I've got writer/researcher John Semley and Junk Filter Pod host Jesse Hawken joining me here in riff city to talk about Doug's very bad week and whether or not we're on board with the redemption arc. http://www.patreon.com/robrousseau…
 
We netted the Spectator and Quillette editor, and founder of the 'Free Speech Union', Toby Young, for a provocative chat about how the Right sees the Left, and how the Right sees itself. Focussing on the questions of lockdown scepticism and Britain's alleged free speech crisis, Toby provides an analysis of the Conservative Party and British liberal…
 
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