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419a: Merit is for Scouts

We are joined by John (@exJohnValdez) from Pastrami Hour to talk about an article Ryan wrote on the state & class.

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418: Colonialism is when you wear khakis

Belt and road initiative. With Trewbot (@trewbot) and Chloe (@shtpostscarcity)

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417: Hypothetical carbon sucking machine gosplan (w/yungneocon)

We are joined by everyone's favorite tweet thread boi, @yungneocon, to talk about whether Soviet-style central planning is any more or less capable of addressing ecological crises than capitalism. We also discuss our favorite leftist policy guy, Matty B.

Thread on forced settlement: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1120483025593282561

Thread on energy & ecology: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1094707171361767424

Big buncha free books: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1118335036246364161

Sources mentioned by yungneocon:

Against the Grain - James C. Scott (Ryan also highly recommends this one)

Farm to Factory - Robert C. Allen

A New Welfare Theory - Albert & Hahnel

The Mirage of an Economics of Knowledge - Philip Mirowski

What every environmentalist needs to know about capitalism - Magdoff & Foster

The Origins of Fossil Capital - Malm

Protocol - Alexander Galloway

Soviet Faiths & Lost Alternatives

From Newspeak to Cyberspeak

The Entrepreneurial State

Seeing Like a State - James C. Scott

Magnetic Mountain

416: Socially Socialist, Fiscally Liberal

Kris and Ryan go over a debate that flared up on Jacobin about MMT

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Correction: Ryan said Gerald Connolly (his rep) when he meant John Conyers. Gerald hasn't been cancelled yet.

Anime discussion:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life 
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

 

415: You have questions, we’ve got wizards

We asked listeners for some Qs that we could A. Kris and Ryan discuss Attack on Titan and Black Clover.

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Fake Neighbors (feat. Shannon Strucci)

Shannon Strucci (StrucciMovies, @plentyofalcoves) joins us to talk about parasocial interaction and One Piece.

View her Fake Friends series here. Support her on Patreon to get more: https://www.patreon.com/StrucciMovies

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Shannon mentioned this video in the show

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Neighbor Science Pot Luck (live in Czechochechnyoslovenoslovakia)

Featuring:
Casey
Chloe (@shtpostscarcity)
Reed (@wingulls_r)
Trew (@trewbot)

412: Gotta spend money to make money

Ryan and Kris talk about government bonds and read an article by Lanny Samuels or whatever his name is. World Bank guy.

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411: Business is when you throw a shoe at work

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The other sabotage episode is 218

Outro: All is Stupid - Win a Sheep Free

410: The Joker But He’s a Horny Shark

We are joined by Soy boi of the deep (@halfasstroknot) and Trew (@trewbot) to talk about deep sea mining, Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet, and Blue Submarine No. 6

We tried a new recording technology today to get multi-track remote recording and my audio sounds worse than usual and drops out at some points, but you should be able to fill stuff in.

Outro is 青の覚醒 from the Blue Submarine No. 6 soundtrack

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