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Progressive Podcast Australia

Jan 17, 2023

On episode 286 Nick and Lottie discuss what journalist Naomi Klein refers to as trickle down identity politics. This form of identity politics, typified by people such as Hillary Clinton, prioritises achieving a more diverse range of people in positions of power, with the argument that if more people from...

Jan 10, 2023

 On episode 285 Nick and Lottie evaluate different arguments about identity politics going on within Left/progressive/environmental movements. We do this drawing on the following articles that Nick has written for our blog:

 What Do You Mean By Identity Politics?

Dec 29, 2022

On episode 284 Nick is joined by Harley to investigate Extinction Rebellion’s claim that once 3.5% of the population of a state is mobilised in sustained protest, success is guaranteed. We also discuss the implications for the environmental movement and animal activists. Harley was active with the group Animal...

Dec 19, 2022

On episode 283 we ask: do you have a bullshit job? What about a shit job? We explore David Graeber’s book Bullshit Jobs, specifically the point that younger generations are sometimes told by the Left that they can't complain about "trivial" things like meaningless work because of privilege, many people have...

Oct 22, 2022

On episode 282 Katie is back on the show and we reflect on the media coverage of Russias invasion of Ukraine, discussing cancel culture, violence and accusations of Russian disinformation on social media.
This includes discussing Sasha Gillies-Lekakis being kicked out of QandA by Stan Grant for asking a question that...