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We are again joined by politics professor Jason Brownlee. This is a continuation of our discussion with Jason from last episode (#142), where he introduced Peter Singer’s work on effective altruism and discussed some of the positive aspects. On this episode Jason discusses some critiques of Singer’s effective altruism, focusing mainly on a failure to address the structural causes of poverty, such as capitalism and neoliberal institutions like the International Monetary Fund.

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*Image from Chumbawamba’s album ‘First 2’ – see ‘Clips’ below for a link to buy this album.

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Clips:

That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Series 1 ‘Just 3 Pounds a Month’, Chumbawamba ‘Invasion’, ‘How to get your Band on Television’ and ‘More Whitewashing’ – all from the album First 2, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott ‘When I Get Back to Blighty’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s discussion with Jason on critiques of effective altruism, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from psiimpact.com

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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee discussing Australian ethicist Peter Singer’s work on effective altruism. To look further intro Singer’s views on the topic, listen to his Ted Talk (embedded below) and check out thelifeyoucansave.org.

Also covered throughout the episode is: some of Singer’s more controversial ethical positions, the work-consume treadmill, againstmalaria.com and advocacy for homeless people in Perth.

We also have a return of the segment ‘When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense’ – this time on charity.

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Clips:

Logic ‘Begging You’, The Chaser speaking at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention, Ricky Gervais podcastKarl Pilkington Appeal for Comic Relief, Peter Singer’s Ted Talk: ‘The Why and How of Effective Altruism’, Bill Hicks ‘The War’ – from the album ‘Relentless’, Supertramp ‘Give a Little Bit’.

You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s discussion with Jason on effective altruism, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from junonews.org

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Katie was on the BBC!!! You can listen to the segment with her and others discussing racist, misogynist Milo Yiannopoulos being banned from Twitter after harassing Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, from 24.23-41.50 of this episode of BBC World Have Your Say.

We also discuss “freech” (aka free speech), hate speech, the “right to be a bigot” and privilege. We touched on similar issues on episode 117, where we discussed singer Chris Brown being banned from coming to Australia.

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We recently spotted this in Fitzroy – where else?!

Clips:

Open SlatherPrivileged Poor Sketch’, Katie on this episode of BBC World Have Your Say, Aziz AnsariThe Chick-Fil-A Dilemma’, AJJAmerican Tune’.

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Burger King’s “Gay Pride Whopper”, which Jess Ison discusses in her talk that is featured on this episode. Image from mstarsnews.musictimes.com

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Nick is joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania for the entire episode and we play Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?). You can listen to the Q and A following the talk here. This talk is from the most recent ICAS Oceania conference. See the show notes from our 108th episode for links to listen to all of the talks from this conference.

We start off the episode by discussing the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference, which will be held from Friday September 30 – Saturday October 1 at the University of Canberra. Full details are here – hopefully see you there!

ICAS 2016

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Clips:

A/S/L? ‘2coins1side’, Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?), Team DreschFagetarian and Dyke’.

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On this episode we’re joined by anti-war activist Kirsten Bayes from the other side of the road (or perhaps world) to discuss Brexit.

To hear more from Kirsten, check out episode 185 of Which Side Podcast and episode 35 of our podcast. Be sure to follow @KirstenBayes and @StopTheArmsFair on Twitter!

We also discuss the (lack of!) election result in the Australian federal election, Linda Burney, Pauline Hanson, Sammy J on privilege and disadvantage, Dio Wang – leader of the Palmer United Party?, and the dangers of the possibly upcoming same-sex marriage plebiscite – check out episode 135 for more on this.

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Clips:

SmoshBoxman for President’, Interview with Kirsten Bayes, FaithlessDon’t Leave’.

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Image from @traceywithhope on Twitter.

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This episode covers how we’re voting *updated list here* in the upcoming election (feel free to contact us with any suggested changes):

Senate:
1. Socialist Alliance
2. Australian Progressives
3. The Greens
4. Australian Sex Party
5. Pirate Party
6. Drug Law Reform

House of Representatives:
1. HODGINS-MAY Steph – The Greens
2. McKENZIE-KIRKBRIGHT Levi – Drug Law Reform
3. VON DOUSSA Henry – Marriage Equality
4. DANBY Michael – Australian Labor Party
5. SMYTH Robert Millen – Animal Justice Party
6. HOLLAND Peter – Independent
7. GUEST Owen – Liberal
8. MYERS John B – Independent

We start off the episode by discussing our article ‘(Animal Justice) Party Poopers: Why we’re Not Voting for the Animal Justice Party, even though we’re Vegans’.

We also discuss and play some highlights of the event ‘Left Q/A – Election 2016’, featuring candidates from Save the Planet, the Greens and Socialist Alliance, as well as politics professor Robert Manne. You can listen to this entire event here: part one, part two. This event was at The New International Bookshop – Melbourne’s famous radical bookshop. It is located at Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, Melbourne, 3053.

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Image from newinternationalbookshop.org.au

If you’d like to hear more of our coverage of this election, check out episode 136, where we analysed the election from an environmental perspective, and episode 137 where we discussed the election through an anarchist lens. We also covered the same-sex marriage plebiscide, which will go ahead if the Liberal/National Coalition win, on episode 135.

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Clips:

Nine Inch Nails ‘Capital G’, Highlights of the event ‘Left Q/A – Election 2016’ – featuring Phillip Sutton from Save the Planet and Zane Alcorn from Socialist Alliance, Strike AnywhereChorus of One’.

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Howard Zinn

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On this episode, we weigh up the pros and cons of voting, from an anarchist perspective. For our previous episode on this topic, check out episode 36 (part two).

Also covered throughout the episode is: why we’re anarchists, how anarchist ideas have widespread traction in society, elections as theatre, Aotearoa Anarchist Review on the Greens, the state and violence, and Sammy J’s Playground Politics.

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Clips:

The ChaserThey’re All Fucked’, NewstopiaEpisode 1’, Aamer RahmanWhy I’m Not Voting’, The Chaser’s Election DeskEpisode 2’, Chumbawamba ‘Mr Heseltine Meets His Public’, Scott LudlamThanks to You, the Opposition’, Morrissey ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’.

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