Invent The Future

A group of Marxist-Leninists discussing history, culture, politics, and the way forward.

https://anchor.fm/inventthefuture

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episode 12: 12 - The United States and the Legacy of the Third Reich: Collaboration and Biological Warfare Post-WW2


Dan from Work Stoppageand Red Game Tabletells us about the chilling history of the US and its intelligence apparatuses' collaboration with the US 

Sources:

Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War by Christopher Simpson
Clouds of Secrecy: The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas by Leonard Cole
Trading with the Enemy: An Exposé of the Nazi-American Money Plot, 1933-1949 by Charles Higham
Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the...


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 2022-03-22  3h5m
 
 

2021: A Land of Contrasts


Eilex, Taylor, and Ethan look back on the year, going through the major events of each month and going on some longer digressions about COVID-19 vaccine backlash, critical race theory, the hope of labor struggle, and how easy it was to assassinate world leaders a hundred years ago.

Outro music: "Auld Lang Syne," Alexandrov Ensemble


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 2021-12-23  1h44m
 
 

episode 11: 11 - Ideology and Reaction in Horror


In this episode originally intended to be recorded and released before Halloween, we go over the social/political trends undergirding 90 years of US horror cinema decade by decade. Eilex shares a few frightening Latin American folktales and their ideological basis in colonization, and Jeremy talks about No One Gets Out Alive (2021) and the messages behind it...


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 2021-11-08  2h21m
 
 

Interlude - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Putting Hydrogen Peroxide in My Nebulizer


This is a non-standard ITF episode because we had Jeremy back but we didn't have anything prepared, so we did an off-the-cuff roundup of the state of things, including blowing off steam about COVID, reading some absurd financial press opinions on China, and brainstorming timely bumper stickers...


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 2021-10-03  1h24m
 
 

episode 9: 10 - Happiness


ITF's first in-person episode! 

As a result, Eilex, Taylor, and Ethan have a wide-ranging and somewhat freeform discussion about happiness, what it means, how it's measured, and why capitalist ideology wants to quantify it.

Outro: "It Was A Good Day", Ice Cube


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 2021-09-04  1h47m
 
 

episode 9: 9 - Conservation and Capitalism


We interview conservationist Jules Jackson about the field of conservation, its relationship with corporations and its use in global capital, the narratives involved in eco-tourism, and how solving environmental problems is framed as an individual responsibility.

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 2021-06-13  1h34m
 
 

episode 8: 8 - A Brief History of Medical Racism


Savanah and Alekx cover a bit of the history of racism within the US medical field. A LOT is covered here, from medical training to prejudice in doctors to the concept of IQ and much more. This gets graphic at points, so please use caution. 

Related/Suggested Reading:

Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology - Robert V. Guthrie
Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions - Morgan Medlock, Derri Shtasel, Nhi-Ha T...


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 2021-04-17  2h23m
 
 

episode 7: Episode 7 - Cowboys


In this free-ranging and discursive discussion, Alekx, Eilex, and Ethan talk about Western films (cowboy movies, not the whole capitalist cultural category) and how they portray Mexico and Mexicans, how the films launder settler Manifest Destiny and settler-colonialism, how gender is depicted and reified through the films, and US perceptions of citizenry, property, and morality are all mixed in with the ideas they contain. It goes all over the place. Yee haw...


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 2021-03-01  1h23m
 
 

Episode 6 - Laos


Ethan goes over the history of the Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic from French colonization up until about present day, and Alekx describes modern Laos and its struggles and achievements.


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 2021-01-30  1h47m
 
 

Episode 5 - Horror


In this collaboration with The Tolerant Left, we're in full cultural theory mode to talk about all manner of spooky topics: the nature of where many fears come from, the gendered and racialized aspects of fear, portrayals of mental illness in horror films, and a long discussion of the history and portrayal of witches and witchcraft! Outro: Talking Heads, "Psycho Killer" For comments or questions, send an email to inventthefuturepod@gmail.com or hit us up on twitter!


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 2020-10-16  2h6m
 
 
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