Brazil Nuts: an insane journey through the world of Brazilian politics

Brazil Nuts: an insane journey through the world of Brazilian politics

By Brazil Nuts
Every other week, Larissa and Gareth will discuss the beautiful, the bad, and the bizarre of Brazilian politics. Why? Because she's a Brazilian political scientist and he's a curious Welshman so... why not?

Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.

Song is "Corta-Jaca", written in 1895 by Chiquinha Gonzaga and played here by unknown artists.
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The one with all the Cummings and goings of the Bolsonaros
Hello, friends! Happy Friday, aka Brazil Nuts Day! Today we got a doozy for you as Larissa rants away about the Bolsonaro family, government, and how this had led Brazil to be one of the worst countries in dealing with the pandemic and Gareth rants away about Dominic Cummings weird eye exam and total disregard for the British public. This is Brazil Nuts, tipping our hats to everyone who does topical podcasts, because it’s hard to keep up and keep the edits clean! Speaking of clean, some of us have got quite the potty mouth, so listen wisely around the little ones. Thank you for everyone who’s been supporting us, thank you if you’re new here! Thank you to Uoster Zielinski for the graphics and to all the essential workers out there.
54:11
May 29, 2020
Nut of Knowledge: The one in which Larissa says "balls" a lot
Hello, friends and welcome to this week’s Nut of Knowledge! This week we’re back with a quickie, episode, that is, on the song that we use to open and close our pod. That song was written by Chiquinha Gonzaga, in 1895, and is mostly known as “Corta-Jaca”. Listen to the episode to find out why it is known for the emancipation of Brazilian popular music. As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
13:41
May 22, 2020
Part 2: The one where we go back to the... present?
Hi, friends! To keep with our schedule, we’re releasing part 2 of our political parties saga today. So the parties continue, but they're the kind where the cheese dip has been at room temperature for several hours, and everyone is nervously eyeing the exit worried that the host could bust out a Twister board at any moment. The sexiness, as usual, is all up to Gareth.  This episode deals with all the nutty goodness of Brazil post-military dictatorship and up to now. This one is a bit… listen with caution around kids? Okay, have fun! Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design and all the essential workers who are keeping us safe. Song is “Corta-Jaca”, by Chiquinha Gonzaga, written in 1895 and performed by people we don’t know but think is copyright free.
54:05
May 19, 2020
Part 1: The one with many parties, but not the sexy kind
Hi, everyone! So sorry we’re late! All in the name of good podcasting, we promise. This episode is all about Brazilian political parties, including a startingly discovery in Larissa’s family history. Because it turned out quite long, we made into a two-parter: part 1 will give you the history and part 2 will slide into your DMs in a few days with the contemporary stuff. As always, we’d like to thank Uoster Zielinski for our graphic design and all the essential workers out there, with a particular shout out this week to veterinarians. And also as well, we’d like to thank you, yes, YOU, our listeners! It’s so awesome to have you here! Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and rate us!
49:09
May 15, 2020
Nut of Knowledge: Tiradentes
SURPRISE POD! Hey, everyone! We've missed you! And because of that, we decided that two weeks is way too much time in between episodes. But we are just not able to work, care for our loved ones, survive a pandemic, and make a full episode every week, so we're gonna hit you with some quick and fun content on our off-weeks! Cool? Cool! This week's Nut of Knowledge was recorded on April 21st, aka Day of Tiradentes, and Gareth wanted to know the who, why, when, and what of it all. Next week we're back with a full episode! #stayhome #savelives Larissa and Gareth would like to thank Uoster Zielinkski for the graphic design and all the essential workers out there, keeping us safe.
12:59
May 8, 2020
The one that made Larissa cry
Hello, everyone! Again! Twice in the same day – but for good reason. This is our special episode on the coronavirus pandemic and how it has been affecting Brazil. Or rather, how the existing structure and politicians in Brazil are shaping the consequences of the pandemic in the country. This episode touches on Bolsonaro, the military in his cabinet, differences between states, and, more importantly, the lack of accurate numbers. Brazil has now, officially, nearly 80.000 cases and over 5.000 deaths. When we recorded, on 29 April, it was closed to 72 thousand cases and the city of Blumenau (SC), lifted lockdown and saw it case number shoot up by 173%. The country has become one of the most affected countries in the world, something that has gone severely underreported by the international media. Don’t forget to also tune in to our regular episode, where we discuss the Brazilian public healthcare system, the SUS. Oh, as usual, bit of a disclaimer: we’re still fixing up our sound, so please don’t mind any little bumps here and there. We made this episode over the course of one week due to this issue, so some things might have been be repeated; but the data is all as recent as the day of recording.
1:06:43
May 1, 2020
The one with socialised medicine
Hello, everyone! Here we are, with a brand new episode! With the pandemic ranging on and the number of cases in Brazil growing, we thought a bit of background on the largest public healthcare system in world would make for an interesting topic. Socialised medicine, yay! Bit of a thing though: we “banked” a few episodes before we started releasing and this one was actually recorded a bit later – so don’t mind the couple moments of “remember when we talked about this?”, because you haven’t actually heard that. And also as well (as our lovely Gareth Davies would say), we’ve made a special episode on the pandemic alone, so make sure you listen to that. Thank you for everyone who’s been supporting us, thank you if you’re new here! Thank you to Uoster Zielinski for the graphics and to all the essential workers out there.
58:03
May 1, 2020
The one that made Gareth go AAAAAHHHH
Hi, everyone! Welcome to our first episode! We are so grateful you’re here, listening to us babble. First things first: (TW) this episode discusses violence against women, particularly rape, on two separate occasions. If that’s not something you can hear right now, we completely understand if you wanna skip this one. Second thing: SOMEONE did not record the first couple of minutes of the episode, so the audio is a little funky – it normalises real soon. Third: this episode was recorded on International Women’s Day, right around the day when Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the United States’ primaries. Why does that make a difference in a Brazilian politics podcast? Because we discuss mandatory voting, yaaayyyyy! So, stick around, listen about IWD, Elizabeth Warren, the existence of a ginger sloth, and how Brazilians cast their votes! If you like the episode or if you like us personally, please like, rate, subscribe, all that good stuff that puts us up on the rankings and gets more people to listen to us. If you don’t like the episode and you don’t like us, can you still do it? Please? It’s good karma, we hear. Also if you REALLY liked it and if you can, you can buy us a coffee on our Ko-fi page! Isn’t that fun? Larissa and Gareth would, as always, like to thank Uoster Zielinski for the graphic design, and all the essential workers out there, who go out, so we can stay home. Podcast music is: “Corta-jaca” by Chiquinha Gonzaga
1:08:11
April 17, 2020
Brazil Nuts: THE TRAILER
Hi, everyone! We made a trailer for you! The release date for our first episode is April 17th, but for now, find out what we're all about and all the fun we're having making this! Thank you for listening and like, subscribe, do all the social media things that one does, and let's keep having fun!
02:57
April 12, 2020