The Bastani Factor: Covid Has Exposed Conservatives As Complete Idiots
For years conservative arguments, particularly on social media, have gained increasing traction. But in the context of Covid-19 they are making less sense than ever as they try to make a pandemic which is killing people about free speech and mega-dosing Vitamin C. Aaron watches an interview between two conservative ‘Covidiots’, Paul Joseph Watson and […]
Downstream: Every Nihilist Is Really an Optimist. Ash Sarkar Meets Frankie Boyle
Ash Sarkar spoke to comedian Frankie Boyle about his new book ‘The Future of British Politics’ and whether there’ll actually be one.
Novara FM: Taking the Red Pill with Hari Kunzru
The Bastani Factor: ‘Cultural Marxism’ Is a Far Right Conspiracy Theory
Cultural Marxism, increasingly mentioned by right-wing politicians, pundits and terrorists, is a conspiracy theory. But where does it come from, what does it mean and what is its political function for those who deploy it? Aaron Bastani traces the roots of the term from 1930s Germany through the fantasist ravings of Lyndon Larouche to its […]
The Bastani Factor: Aaron Bastani Reacts to David Starkey’s Mask Off Moment
David Starkey’s appearance on Darren Grimes’s Youtube channel revealed the unashamed racism of Britain’s most prominent conservative historian.
Ash Wednesday: Speaking in the Language of YouTube | Ash Sarkar Meets ContraPoints
Natalie Wynn aka ContraPoints has spent several years crafting one of the smartest, most entertaining and beautiful channels YouTube has to offer. Her work is a political counterbalance to the forces of reaction so dominant online and a gasp of oxygen on a website awash with mediocrity. Ash caught up with Natalie over a humble […]
Live: Winning the Culture War | Interview With PhilosophyTube
Olly Thorn’s YouTube video essays have racked up hundreds of thousands of views and along with fellow YouTubers Contrapoints and HBomberGuy, PhilosophyTube is one of the leading lights of ‘LeftTube’. We sit down with the man behind PhilosophyTube to discuss winning the online culture war.
Ash Wednesday: Ash Sarkar DESTROYS… Herself?
Recently conservative culture warriors Ben Shapiro and Nigel Farage were both delivered a beating by BBC bulldogs Andrew Neil and Andrew Marr. But are televised debates really the best way to combat the alt right? Or are they kinda dumb?
Ash Wednesday: Reflections on Christchurch
A week after the tragic events in Christchurch New Zealand, Ash shares some reflections.
Paul Mason Explains Fake News
Fake News, Communist Lobsters and Jordan Peterson
Join Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani as they discuss ‘The Press and the Peterson’ on the newly live streamed TyskySour.