Best of Podcasts – Bookshelf

Welcome to the “bookshelf” for our syllabus featuring the most interesting new podcasts across all the 60+ topics we track. Here you’ll find the highlights and full downloads of some recent editions. You can also listen directly to these podcasts (via the browser or player of your choice), or subscribe to our feed. This way.

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#36 – June 13, 2020

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#35 – June 6, 2020

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#34 – May 31, 2020

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#33 – May 23, 2020

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#32 – May 16, 2020

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#31 – May 9, 2020

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#30 – May 2, 2020

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#29 – April 24, 2020

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#28 – April 17, 2020

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#27 – April 9, 2020

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#26 – April 3, 2020

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#25 – March 25, 2020

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#24 – March 19, 2020

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#23 – March 12, 2020

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#22 – March 5, 2020

Highlights:

  • Housewives, food and consumer protest (podcast link)
  • On cultural institutions, the state and neoliberal ideology (podcast link)
  • Geopolitics on the cricket pitch (podcast link)
  • A history of warfare through six drugs that fuelled it (podcast link

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#21 – February 27, 2020

Highlights:

  • The labour of YouTube influencers (podcast link)
  • Critiquing the racialization of linguistic practices (podcast link)
  • Modern Monetary Theory, spiritual liberation and the Civil Rights movement (podcast link)
  • A polycentric model to replace the sovereign state (podcast link)

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#20 – February 19, 2020

Highlights:

  • ‘Market Islam’ and the Gülen movement in Turkey (podcast link)
  • On the governance, securitization and geopolitics of COVID-19 (podcast link)
  • The hidden costs of banking while poor (podcast link)
  • Challenging biomedical essentialism (podcast link)

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#19 – February 12, 2020

Highlights:

  • What drives anti-system parties on the left and right (podcast link)
  • The nihilistic music of teenagers under late capitalism (podcast link)
  • The gig economy of higher education (podcast link)
  • Innovation bureaucracy and the entrepreneurial state (podcast link)

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#18 – February 5, 2020

Highlights:

  • Rights as factor in the formation of modern political ideologies (podcast link)
  • On patterns and relations of gentrification with respect to urban schooling (podcast link)
  • The backstory of how two well-respected New York galleries sold fake art (podcast link)
  • What can sports reveal about the state of racism in America? (podcast link)

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#17 – January 29, 2020

Highlights:

  • Die-ins, courthouse rallies, and other tactics to make law a tool for liberation (podcast link)
  • Neoliberal mindfulness, libertarian self-help and privatized mysticism (podcast link)
  • China’s emerging political and economic role in the Persian Gulf (podcast link)
  • The weaponization of citizenship in India (podcast link

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More coming soon

We’ll be adding further back editions here soon. We will also be launching a full archive – searchable and browsable – for all the materials featured not only in the Best of Podcasts series but also in all of our other syllabi as well as a large and growing body of content that we uncover but don’t publish.


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