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A weekly study of converging right-wing conspiracy theories and faux-progressive wellness utopianism. At best, the conspirituality movement attacks public health efforts in times of crisis. At worst, it fronts and recruits for the fever-dream of QAnon. As the alt-right and New Age horseshoe toward each other in a blur of disinformation, clear discourse and good intentions get smothered. Charismatic influencers exploit their followers by co-opting conspiracy theories on a spectrum of intensit ...
 
We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable. On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.
 
Think you might be in a cult? Want to know the signs? Join Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames to talk about things that are...a little bit culty. Or in their case: a whole bunch of culty. As whistleblowers documented in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “The Vow,” Sarah and Nippy have a lot to say about their experience, and burning questions to ask people with similar stories. They’re here to help people understand, heal from, and avoid abusive situations one little red flag at a ti ...
 
Embodiment Time is a podcast hosted by Magdalena Weinstein, and dedicated to the evolution of yoga, movement and somatic practices, interviewing a wide variety of contemporary yoga teachers, movement specialists, brain based trainers, coaches and other educators of embodiment practices like Yoga Nidra, Somatic Experiencing and Body work. The time for embodiment is now.
 
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Sam and Blair discuss all things far-right ecology, building on Blair's invaluable work in the field.Blair Taylor is the director of programmes at the Institute for Social Ecology. https://social-ecology.org/wp/We discuss Blair's chapter in this book: https://www.routledge.com/The-Far-Right-and-the-Environment-Politics-Discourse-and-Communication/F…
 
A Little Bit Culty – Join us for a special bonus episode with India Oxenberg. ~ Don’t get it twisted: The views and opinions expressed on A Little Bit Culty do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast. Any content provided by our guests, bloggers, sponsors or authors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign …
 
Matthew debriefs after the Mike Rothschild interview, looking at QAnon’s “Conspiracy Theory of Everything” as a hyperobject and spiritual dilemma. Show Notes ‘A reckoning for our species’: the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene Conversations with Cornel West | Glenn Loury, Cornel West & Teodros Kiros | The Glenn Show…
 
This episode is a special collaboration episode with our Channel Zero network partners in crime, Coffee with Comrades. We talk to Pearson from CwC to discuss the current iterations of reactionary politics, unpack the fascist imaginary, discuss ways to cope with the horrors of staring into the abyssal ugliness of far-right politics, and take some ti…
 
In this episode we talk about feelings, not our own feelings but fascist ones. We ask what kind of feelings drive the far right online, how do they contribute to process of radicalisation and is radicalisation a good framing anyway? We also discuss fascism's relationship to compulsive consumption, specifically porn and indulge a tiny bit of far lef…
 
Alex and Sam talk with two members of the Zetkin Collective, Andreas Malm and Lise Benoist about their new book, White Skin Black Fuel. We discuss Rassemblement national's ecological turn in France, how far right acceptance of the climate crisis is just denial in another form, the attachement of the far right to blocks of capital and the political …
 
In this bonus episode we get our shill on and let you know about our first ever book, pre-orders for which are now open via Dog Section Press.Next Sam reads a section over the book from the chapter The Street, where we discuss how the far right mobilises in the IRL world, with reference to Tommy Robinson and Charlottesville.Pre-order the book here:…
 
Sam goes through the history of Nazi ecologism with its most prominent historians: Peter Staudenmaier.Peter Staudenmaier is Associate Professor of History. His work centers on Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, environmental history, and the history of racial thought.Read more from Peter on fascist ecology here: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ja…
 
Matthew had a plan for this week — a 4K word essay on what could be learned from studying the content of an outrageously offensive conspiritualist... but then he shelved it. Why? A last-minute, off-the-cuff discussion on what it means to indulge or not indulge moral outrage porn. What it means to punch up or down, and how we decide. How we might co…
 
A Little Bit Culty – Consent is one of the most misunderstood words of all time, and in the confusion surrounding it, bad actors find loopholes. According to today’s guests, defining consent in penal code is key to prosecuting sex crimes and preventing sexual assaults. Joyce Short has fought to define consent for over a decade. A sexual assault sur…
 
We talk to QAnon researcher Annie Kelly about how QAnon has developed in the UK. We discuss the strange variances of UK QAnon, the demographics of the anti-lockdown protests, the appeal of #savethechildren framing and ask how we can situate QAnon in a fast changing political landscape. Annie Kelly is a researcher of antifeminist and far right movem…
 
A Little Bit Culty – Daniel Shaw, LCSW, checks every imaginable box on A Little Bit Culty’s dream guest checklist. He’s a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and in Nyack, New York. He originally trained as an actor at Northwestern University and with the renowned teacher Uta Hagen in New York City, and later worked as a missionary f…
 
A Little Bit Culty – What happens when you find a sense of identity, and belonging, and maybe even something approximately like love within a group that is in fact a violent and racist extremist organization? And if by chance you wake up to what's inherently terrible about it, and manage to escape that thinking, how do you then seek redemption? In …
 
Sam talks to Matthew Remski about his research into conspirituality. Conspirituality combines predominantly masculine conspiracy culture with predominantly feminine new age mysticism into a heady style of politics. Why has QAnon managed to mobilise so many people? Why are there suddenly so many right-wing wellness advocates? And where next now Trum…
 
A Little Bit Culty – Is everything more culty than ever right now? Has yoga always been this dicey? WTF is the deal with the flood of culty headlines? With so much happening at rapidfire pace in the culti-verse, A Little Bit Culty lit up the Bat signal and Matthew Remski of the Conspirituality podcast answered. He’s an author, an investigative jour…
 
We are joined by historian, writer and lefty lawyer Dave Renton to go in depth on the policing bill and Tory authoritarianism. We discuss the nature of authoritarianism from the centre, consider why a 'police state' framing is not the way and ask if we might want to appeal to 'libertarian' Tory back bench MPs.We also briefly discuss our reviews of …
 
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