Monthly Archives: October 2018

Reading James Connolly



In this episode Jim Slaven speaks to Shaun Harkin, editor of the James Connolly Reader, recently published by Haymarket Books. They discuss James Connolly’s life, his writings and his relevance today.

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All Hail To The Pod is produced by Matthew Slaven for Cowgate Media. For more information on the Pod and other Cowgate Republic initiatives visit 107cowgate.com

This episode is sponsored by Edinburgh Detours, a not-for-profit educational organisation raising awareness of Edinburgh’s social history and architectural heritage through guided tours and events.

 


Making Sense Of Brazil’s Election



As Brazil prepares to vote in their Presidential Election run off and with all polls suggesting ultra-right Jair Bolsonaro is set to defeat the Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad, we talk to Conor Foley in Brazil. Conor is a university professor who has lived in Brazil for 15 years.

In a wide ranging interview Jim Slaven and Conor discuss the causes of the crisis and Conor explains the political and economic processes at play that have enabled someone as unpleasant as Bolsonaro to be on the brink of the Presidency. They also explore the role of race, class, evangelical Christians and security in the crisis as well as the likely consequences for the environment, LGBT communities and women’s rights in the event of a Bolsonaro Presidency.

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All Hail To The Pod is produced by Matthew Slaven for Cowgate Media. For more information on the Pod and other Cowgate Republic initiatives visit 107cowgate.com


Sunshine On Leith?



In this episode Jim Slaven chats to radical art historian, activist and artist Stephen Pritchard about artwashing and gentrification in Edinburgh, Leith and St Pauli! Stephen has been doing a lot of work in Leith and they discuss the social implications of the proposed developments in the area and the networks who stand to benefit.

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All Hail To The Pod is produced by Matthew Slaven for Cowgate Media. For more information on the Pod and other Cowgate Republic initiatives visit 107cowgate.com


Ireland’s Global Revolution



In this episode Jim Slaven sits down with Brian Hanley from the University of Edinburgh to discuss Brian’s project which explores the international strategy of Irish republicans 100 years ago. During the discussion they talk about several fascinating characters from Liam Mellows to Marcus Garvey and places as diverse as Leith and Birmingham, Alabama.

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