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The Collateral Banter Podcast
39 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Episode 90: A Real Conservative (Part 2)
Sue Timberlake, from Civil Politics, continues the conversation about free-markets, the far-right, and "creative destruction."
46 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 89: A Real Conservative
Sue Timberlake, a real conservative, explains the state of Republican party and makes the case for free-market economics.
35 minutes | May 23, 2021
Episode 88: ACLU Lawyer Bill Newman on the future of democracy in America
Western Mass ACLU lawyer Bill Newman talks Trump and the threats to democracy and voting rights in America. Music: "Dub Kong" by CaballoFrom the Free Music ArchivesCC BY NC
36 minutes | May 23, 2021
Episode 87: ACLU Lawyer Bill Newman talks about the Vietnam War and President Nixon
ACLU Lawyer and radio host Bill Newman shares his insights on the social and political upheaval of the 1960s and 70s--- from Vietnam to Nixon.
41 minutes | May 2, 2021
Episode 86: French Generals Threaten "Civil War"
Danny T discusses the letter written by French generals threatening violence and civil war. Le Pen, the far-right candidate, may win the presidential elections next year. Her growing popularity spurred President Macron to wage a battle against American social science woke-ism. The right-wing authoritarianism is alive in the heart of Europe. A Le Pen win would likely end the European Union and cripple NATO.
39 minutes | May 1, 2021
Episode 85: A Never Ending War Ends?
Danny T. rants about the human and economic cost of the Afghanistan war after President Biden announced the removal of US troops.
28 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 84: Race, Class, and Democracy
Danny T talks race, class, and democracy on Collateral Banter.
39 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Episode 83: Why did the US Middle Class Decline?
Danny T returns to discuss Robert Brenner's The Economics of Global Turbulence and alternatives to the current economic crisis that don't involve replacing capitalism.
63 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Episode 82: Star Trek Is the Future
Danny T invites Janra and Mike from the show Civil Politics and local activist Nathaniel Waring, from the Via Com Munoz show, to discuss the politics behind the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine. We discuss capitalism, colonialism, war, oppression, and the secret police.
73 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Episode 81: Georgia and the Raid on the Capitol
Matt Szafranski, from Western Mass Politics and Insight, joins the host Danny T. to discuss Trump's call with Georgia's Secretary of State and the raid on the Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6th. Music: "Dub Kong" by CaballoFrom the Free Music ArchivesCC BY NC
59 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Episode 80: America Under Trump
Mastro returns to Collateral Banter. What's on the docket? Aliens? Check. Baudrillard? Damn right. Trump? Of course. Hegemonic decline? Sure. America's culture of anti-intellectualism? You better believe it. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
55 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
Episode 79: Did Americans Reject Trump?
Matt Szafranski, from western Massachusetts Politics and Insight, returns to Collateral Banter to discuss the 2020 election results and the future of the Democratic and Republican parties. The audio quality isn't great, but you'll enjoy the banter. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
45 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Episode 78: The Election Banter Doesn't Stop
Janra and Michael from Civil Politics joins Danny T. on Collateral Banter to discuss the 2020 election, the Democratic primary, and the possibility that Trump will not leave office even if he loses. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
27 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Episode 77: Crisis, Conspiracy, and US Politics
Danny T wraps up his conversation with Matt, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Western Mass Politics and Insight. Danny starts off by ranting who he thinks is responsible for Trump's victory in 2016. They then banter about the power of fringe movements to change politics and culture, from the far-right movement to the QAnon conspiracy. Matt also tells us how the blog Western Mass Politics & Insight got started. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
37 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Episode 76: 3 Days Until Election Day
Danny T invites Matt Szafranski, the Editor-in-Chief and founder of WMassP&I, to discuss the US election. They discuss the possibility of a disputed election, the power of the media, the potential for political violence, and the two-party system. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
22 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Episode 75: The 2020 Election
Yoda banters with Danny on Trump's 2020 electoral outlook, Putin's role in international relations, and the Far Right's grip on global politics. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
31 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Episode 74: Russia in The 1990s
Danny T.'s friend Joda returns to banter about the collapse of the Soviet Union, the 90s, Russian oligarchs in power, and the devastation endured by Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
25 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Episode 73: Democratic Norms Matter to the Republic
The erosion of democracy occurs when President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats violate or promise to violate democratic norms. Danny T. discusses all of this and more on Episode 73. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
40 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Episode 72: Autocratization of American Politics
Danny T. discusses the structural reasons for political autocratization of American politics and mentions Baudrillard who predicted our chaotic reality decades ago. V-Dem's report on the growth of autocracy in America and around the world Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
36 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
Episode 71: Power, Technology, and the Crisis of Modernity
Danny starts this banter with Stefan by asking “how did [Vermont Senator] Bernie Sanders lose the [Democratic] primary?” and somehow they end the episode somewhat praising the manifesto Industrial Society and Its Future. In between, they discuss leftism, capital as power, the economic devastation of COVID, the Russian elites hatred of America, the incredible human suffering that Russia endured in the 20th century, and the economic conditions that gave rise to the Golden Age of capitalism in America. Enjoy. Music: "Dub Kong" by Caballo From the Free Music Archives CC BY NC
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