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More than two years ago, podcaster and online writer Daniel Harper started investigating the 'alt-right' - really the far-right and present-day fascists. He's gone where few other researchers have gone, and subjected himself to hours and hours of the podcasts and Youtube shows produced by the multifarious people and groups who make up this pernicious subculture. He's listened, at length, to what they say to each other in their own spaces. And, having done the listening so you don't have to, ...
 
Welcome to Social Europe Podcast. Here we discuss cutting-edge ideas on politics, economy and employment & labour with some of the most thought-provoking thinkers around, including Nobel Prize winners and other internationally acclaimed experts. Our podcast features in-depth conversations, talk formats and keynote speeches.
 
Three lawyers in Austin, Texas talking about the American Heartland and what they know about the American Heartland.
 
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CNA Talks covers the topics of today from foreign policy and defense to policing, education and more. Each episode features a discussion on current affairs led by our in-house experts. CNA is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.
 
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In this episode we touch on the promised topic of the mainstreamers vs the vanguardists in the far-right movement, but only in the course of covering topical events. These include the firing of the 'Nazi EMT' Alex McNabb, and the recently released tapes of disgusting comments by Fox News's pet white nationalist con-man Tucker Carlson. But, most ...…
 
Liza Cordeiro hosts a special episode of CNA Talks with UC Berkeley Professor Steve Weber and CNA analyst Dawn Thomas discussing the Cybersecurity Futures 2025 project. Through a series of cybersecurity scenarios, this report helps decision-makers anticipate how cybersecurity challenges will evolve and understand how peers in different parts of ...…
 
This time, in a change to our advertised programme, we look at James Allsup and Nick Fuentes. Warnings Apply * Show Notes: Kevin Logan's video about James Allsup James Allsup on Youtube Nick Fuentes on Youtube SPLC profile James Allsup Nationalist Review (defunct) Nationalist Review (even more defunct) America First Media (defunct but somehow n ...…
 
This week we delve into the dark pit of deeply pathetic depravity that is Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff and his 'Daily Shoah' podcast. Big deals within the 'alt-right'. This episode comes with strong content warnings. We relay racial slurs and "unironic exterminationism". Daniel has been less sparing than usual and Jack has decided not to bleep ...…
 
In a new occasional series on CNA’s policing programs, James “Chip” Coldren and Vivian Elliott sit down to discuss the capabilities of CNA’s Justice Group. Vivian lays out the group’s training and technical assistance programs including the Strategies for Policing Innovation initiative, the National Public Safety Partnership and the Body-Worn C ...…
 
In this episode, Daniel tells Jack all about the present-day American Nazis, in the forms of the Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP), the National Socialist Movement (NSM), and related people and organisations, especially the Nationalist Front. We pay special attention to the best known representative of this nauseating subculture, Matthew Heimb ...…
 
This week, Daniel introduces Jack to the febrile world of the Southern Nationalists.
 
As our society continues to navigate the age of “big data,” CNA Research Scientists Justin Ladner and Jared Huff sit down to discuss data scraping. Justin defines data scraping as a computer program designed to visit websites and collect data with speed and accuracy that would be impossible for a human. Jared and Justin discuss the uses of data ...…
 
Part 2 of Daniel and Jack's conversation about the 'Crying Nazi'.
 
In this episode, Daniel and Jack make their first assault on the mountain of bullshit, bile, and batshittery that is Christopher 'the Crying Nazi' Cantwell.
 
In part one of our occasional series on wargaming, Don Boroughs sits down with CNA’s lead wargame designer Jeremy Sepinsky to discuss what it takes to create a CNA wargame. Jeremy describes CNA’s games as bespoke, informed, immersive and diverse, designed to solve very specific analytical problems. To illustrate this, Jeremy talks Don though a ...…
 
In this episode, Daniel tells Jack about the aftermath of the disastrous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville 2017. They also get a tad more theoretical about some of the reasons for some of the behaviour of the 'alt-right', and chat about some related issues such as the recent controversy concerning the Covington MAGA kids.…
 
In this episode, which runs a bit longer than the first two, and which goes to some very dark places, Daniel tells Jack all about the infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, 2017. The episode features discussions of violence, and we try to signpost when we're getting into the painful details. But warnings definitely apply from the st ...…
 
Following the administration’s December 2018 announcement that U.S. forces would withdraw from Syria, CNA experts Michael Kofman and David Wallsh discuss how this will affect the state of play between U.S. allies and adversaries in the region. They question whether the U.S. has in fact defeated ISIS in Syria, and discuss how the withdrawal may ...…
 
In our second episode, Daniel tells Jack all about former KKK Grand Wizard, "king of the angry Facebook grampas", and man who wrote an autobiography that it then took him 42 hours to record himself reading, 'Dr' David Duke. * Show Notes Richard Spencer Errata: On Spencer's connections On the plausible domestic assault allegations against RS Dav ...…
 
More than two years ago, concerned about the newly resurgent fascist fringe in America and elsewhere, Daniel Harper, a lefty podcaster and online writer, started investigating the so-called 'alt-right'. He's gone where few other researchers have gone, and actually subjected himself to hours and hours of the many podcasts and Youtube shows produ ...…
 
Trump would keep the government shutdown for years if need be. Trump considering declaring a national emergency to take funds from DOD and elsewhere to pay for the wall. Scotus Blog Stat Pack The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. Rick Perry didn’t realize he’d be in charge of America’s Nukes. Supreme Court Predictions Gundy v. United States Gamble v ...…
 
Mark Blyth, Eastman Professor of Political Economy at the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University, talks to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer about the crisis of globalisation, Brexit, populism and other political disasters waiting to happen.
 
The sixth episode of Social Europe Talk discusses the Euro and Eurozone reform a decade after the financial and economic crisis. The show, hosted by Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer, brought together MEPs Jakob von Weizsäcker and Maria Joao Rodrigues, Vice-President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, as well as former EU Co ...…
 
In the wake of the recent mailed pipe bombs and Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting, CNA experts Bill Rosenau and Dawn Thomas discuss the historical context of domestic terrorism in America, and the rise of the “lone wolf” and violent right-wing extremism over recent decades. They define and distinguish domestic terrorism versus hate crimes and ...…
 
Social Europe Current Affairs Editor Alexander Schellinger talks to Adam Tooze of Columbia University about the Euro and Germany's Role in the Eurozone Crisis. The euro is unfinished business, and not only because its banking and fiscal unions remain incomplete but, more importantly, because it still raises serious questions about democratic le ...…
 
Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets. How we know Brett Kavanaugh is lying by Nathan J. Robinson. Sen. Patrick Leahy tweets and whatnot. Seung Min Kim’s tweet and other tweet about Senators reading the FBI report. Brett Kavanaugh letter. The bad Kavanaugh opinion about the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. ...…
 
CNA's Russia experts Jeffrey Edmonds and Michael Kofman recap the contentious Helsinki Summit to break down what has been overplayed or overlooked in the debate, what the Russians hoped to get out of the meeting and did or didn't achieve, and the nuances which are often lost in translation between the U.S. and Russian policy communities. They a ...…
 
In an excellent primer on the current state of affairs between North Korea and the United States, CNA experts Ken Gause, Sarah Vogler and Christopher Steinitz discuss the June 12 summit and how the regime's objectives changed in the years and months leading up to it. They believe that Kim Jong Un's 2018 New Year’s Day speech indicated a shift f ...…
 
Paul Collier, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, talks to Henning Meyer, Editor-in-Chief of Social Europe, about the migration issue and what Europe's policy-makers could do to address the challenge.
 
Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, talks to Henning Meyer, Editor-in-Chief of Social Europe, about the crisis of globalisation and what can be done in response to the backlash.
 
In this two part CNA Talks episode, CNA SVP Mark Rosen and Cara Thuringer discuss the 2017 report “Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security,” their winning maritime security piece at the 2018 CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers. The study draws on a wide range of sources to compile a list of 21 Arctic i ...…
 
In this two part CNA Talks episode, CNA SVP Mark Rosen and Cara Thuringer discuss the 2017 report “Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security,” their winning maritime security piece at the 2018 CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers. The study draws on a wide range of sources to compile a list of 21 Arctic i ...…
 
Your three lawyer correspondents have differing views on North Korea and mostly the same views on Apu. Mini Topics Everything We Know about North Korea Everything Lara Knows about North Korea Gov. Cuomo claims he is an undocumented immigrant China’s state capitalism The ForestApp The Problem with Apu Kerala healthcare Kerala education Communism ...…
 
In episode #32 Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, talks to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer about the crisis of globalisation and some new policy ideas to address it. This episode is part of the project "The Crisis of Globalisation" that So ...…
 
Russia experts Michael Kofman and Jeffrey Edmonds share their experience attending the Moscow Conference on International Security in April, 2018. They discuss the importance of understanding how Russian defense ministers view Russia’s relationships with the U.S., E.U., Syria, and China, and the general tone of structural confrontation demonstr ...…
 
One of your three lawyer companions could not be more excited that Paul Ryan is retiring. Paul Ryan Hot Takes ParkerMolloy Ronald Brownstein Paul Krugman Matt Fuller John Boehner is for legalizing marijuana now Syria Trump tweeted that the US is bombing Syria Political positions of Donald Trump Supreme Court Predictions Two from last week, to g ...…
 
One of your three lawyer friends is on vacation, but another friend tells us about Planned Parenthood and D&D. Ajit Pai is in the news again, I guess Should barbers have licenses? Ajit Pai doesn’t think so? United States v Microsoft was a case we talked about on the show. More on US v. Microsoft The Cloud act Microsoft calls for dimissal of Uni ...…
 
Your three lawyer friends learn what’s hiding in the blockchain and what time it is in space. The Grayscale challenge The Fiduciary Rule Fifth Circuit strikes down the Fiduciary Rule The Fifth Circuit opinion Supreme Court Predictions United States v. Microsoft AJ: 9-0 United States Ruchit: 7-2 United States, dissent: Gorsuch + Sotomayor TJ: 6- ...…
 
Your three lawyer pals learn about what you can wear in a Minnesota voting booth, and, really, they also learn about themselves. Ruchit doesn’t like the Warby Parker sunglasses he tried to convince our listeners to buy in Episode 48 Sidebars It’s the 50th Epsiode, so we went crazy and did our side bars first: Tom: Blackmail and Other Forms of A ...…
 
The three best lawyer podcasters in the world talk about Hope Hicks and other topics as well. Hope Hicks resigns as White House Communication Director, the day after she tells white lies. #WhiteLiesMatter Supreme Court on Unions Supreme Court will heara case on mandatory agency fees for public-sector unions New York Times on unions Janus v. Am ...…
 
In this episode of CNA Talks, we feature STEMwire Live, a podcast by CNA’s Education division on career and technical education (CTE), particularly in the STEM fields. Dr. Brittany Cunningham talks with CNA President and CEO Dr. Katherine McGrady to explore how a STEM degree prepared her for leading a nonprofit research organization. She shares ...…
 
Your three earnest lawyers know have a lot to say about DACA and the Administrative Procedure Act. DACA DACA Sisters Episode 36, Everything We Know about ICE What is DACA? Vidal v. Nielsen (Southern District of New York) California v. Homeland Security (Northern District of California) Memorandum creating the DACA program Stone v. Trump and the ...…
 
Your three intrepid lawyer podcasters discuss a voting rights case and then another votings rights case. Episode 44, Everything We Know about 2018. Episode 7, Everything We Know about Oxford Commas. Hand v. Scott Florida prevents felons from voting. What’s up with that? Federal district court decision The 14th Amendment says: But when the right ...…
 
In Episode 14 of CNA Talks, CNA analyst Vincent Manzo and special guest Elaine Bunn take a deep dive into the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), released in early February of 2018. They discuss the purpose of the NPR, what makes it unique to previous directives, the strategic challenges that this NPR addresses, the ongoing debate over cost, tradeoff ...…
 
Your three lawyer pals talk about the government shutdown and the judicial automobile exception. Revisiting the North Carolina Partisan Gerrymander Follow up on North Carolina — is it still a democracy? Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps WooCast episode on the North Carolina case This really throws our Gill v. Whitford ...…
 
Your three lawyer friends find out more than they wanted to know about Stormy Daniels and then talk about it. DACA Wiki Vox DACA explainer. Obama DACA memo [pdf]. Cornyn tweet about DACA Whitehouse tweet about “chain migration” Rethinking the Effect of Immigration on Wages Matt Yglesias: The most neglected fact in immigration economics Thanks, ...…
 
Your three artisan lawyers make a prediction about a SCOTUS case, but, first, they make other predictions. Naval’s tweetstorm that we don’t talk about at all. Predictions Trigger warning: Ruchit is talking about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies again, so much so that even Tom is tired of hearing about it. Ruchit thinks the total value of all crypto ...…
 
Ruchit would happily trade his iPhone X for a flip phone. Apple gets sued. Pre-Show Announcement Thank you to Marco Arment for making Overcast and Forecast Apple Gets Sued over Slow iPhones Ruchit bought several Apple products this week, yet he’s not happy with Apple: Original iPhone tech specs iMac carry bag on Amazon Reddit user discovers App ...…
 
Your three artisan lawyers argue about whether net neutrality is good or very good. Fair warning: this is a fairly deep dive and a technical view into the history and the policy of net neutrality. Ajit Pai‘s Harlem Shake video gets taken down. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). What is fair use? Ajit Pai dances with pizzagate conspira ...…
 
In episode #31 Philippe Marlière, Professor of French and European Politics at University College London (UCL) talks to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer about the French Parti Socialiste. He analyses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the party faces. This episode is part of the project "Social Democracy - A SWOT An ...…
 
We discuss Taylor Swift’s Shake it off to start off a show about taxes and the Supreme Court. Is it fair use? Listen to our previous episode on taxes. List of Senate GOP conference committee members; Senate Democratic members. Senate bill makes mistakes. The state and local tax (SALT) deduction. Susan Collins is getting paid. Comparison of the ...…
 
"Disinformation for Russia is cheap, it’s quick, it’s low cost with high yield gain.” In this episode of CNA Talks, Russia experts Vera Zakem and Jeffrey Edmonds discuss Russian disinformation tactics and the strategic calculus that motivates them. They warn that Russian leaders believe that the US is attempting in equal measure to undermine th ...…
 
In this short episode, Ruchit admits on the record that he is a fan of Richard Milhous Nixon. But we don’t discuss this at all. Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos. Twitter’s initial response to Trump’s tweets. Twitter backtracks on its reasoning. Tax Bill Senate passes the tax bill. Washington Post Tax Calculator. The Rubio amendment was ...…
 
In episode #30 Tim Dixon, former speech writer to Australian Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, talks to Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer about the Australian Labor Party. He analyses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the party faces. This episode is part of the project "Social Democracy - A SWOT Analysi ...…
 
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