Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

Image from the NYT article linked to below.

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This show features speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – the recording is thanks to 3CR Community Radio. We also discuss how significantly the Black Lives Matter movement has changed public opinion in the US and beyond, drawing on The New York Times article ‘How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter’ by Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy.

Another topic covered is Australia’s racist history, which included slavery.

Other podcasts covering this movement:


Sesame Street explain Black Lives Matter – we got the audio from Late Night with Seth Meyers, ‘Cornel West Explains the Protests’ – from the Bernie Sanders YT Channel, Speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – recording from 3CR Community Radio, Jimblah and Ellie May ‘Black Life Matters’.

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A slide from Mike’s talk which is discussed on this episode, with the caption explaining the audience’s reaction.

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This episode features designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre who elaborates on some of the themes touched on in his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’. This talk was played on our last episode, #196.

More specifically, the discussion covers: the reaction to the talk, especially because it featured “the c word”; questioning whether economic growth really make our lives better; slavery and capitalism; the books Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There; Star Wars and the military industrial complex; mental health and capitalism; and Cracked on apocalyptic movies, zombies and vampires.

The final part of our discussion with Mike is played on episode 198.

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Local Resident FailureThe Opener’, Bill Hicks ‘Vs the Audience 2’ from the album ‘Flying Saucer Tour Vol 1’, Does economic growth really make our lives better? Anthropologist Jason Hickel says it’s killing us, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality in The Sims 3: Chapter 18.

*Title inspired by a quote from the movie Dodgeball, coz we’re that highbrow!