Podcast 6: The Politics and Culture of Corbynism (An Interview with Greg Scorzo)

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In this episode Bradley Tuck is joined by Greg Scorzo, from Culture on The Offensive magazine, an online platform exploring all aspects of culture, often emphasising counter-cultural currents and often drawing out its political and philosophical implications. In this respect, Culture On the Offensive is often a very challenging and thought-provoking publication that eschews strict political alliances. Culture on the offensive’s power resides, not in adhering to a strict political programme, or belonging to a particular ideological clique, but challenging and provoking us to think. You might not always agree with what they say, but that isn’t their intention. They are not looking for strict allies. They are seeking to challenge us and in doing so help us think through the many layers of today’s cultural and ideological scene. Nonetheless, after the recent UK election, Culture on the Offensive published a number of largely positive accounts of labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. And that will be today’s focus.
We will discuss political commentary from a number of publications focusing on pieces by Paul Mason, Slavoj Zizek, Bhaskar Sunkara in Jacobin Magazine, Tim Black in Spiked, Neil Davidson and Greg Scorzo himself. The interview took play on Saturday 24th June 2017. In this podcast you will also hear a section from Jeremy Corbyn’s closing speech on election night in Islington, set to the Rocky theme tune, Paul Mason interviewed on Novara Media 7th June 2017 discussing the BBC, a clip from the BuzzFeed video ’33 Questions White People Have For White People’, and a clip from the trailer to the MTV show My Super Sweet Sixteen.

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