The latest report on the fight against the Red-Brown Zombie Plague, broadcasting from the No Fate Project HQ in Antarctica. This month we document the strangeness of working for Professor Donlevy, everyone's second favourite alcoholic mad scientist.
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Fourth-Wall Breaking Disclaimer: This arc was conceived before COVID-19, with the first part being broadcast in November 2019. It is based on Daphne Lawless' concept of the Red-Brown Zombie Plague, the infection of far right ideas on the left: tinyurl.com/daphne-redbrownzombies
Happy Pride on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riot! This month we bring you an analysis of the extremely gay Life is Strange game series, focusing on choices and consequences.
We conclude with an update on the war against the coming zombie plague, including how we ended up recording this episode in Antarctica.
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COVID-19 demands an internationalist response, rather than an expansion of repression. On May Day, or international workers day, we bring you an interview on just lockdown with migrant worker advocate Gayaal Iddamalgoda. We conclude with a review of Saving Blighty by Jim Jepps, the best ever Brexit time travel novel. Detailed info and links at jetpack.zoob.net
This month on 420 day we’re discussing DRUGS (and mental health), from Acid Communism to psychiatry. We also include a mysterious tape sent back to us by the No Fate Project, recounting the future zombie plague. Fourth wall break: our zombie plague arc was conceived before COVID-19, with the first entries being aired in November 2019, it's intended as a commentary on Red Brownism not actual viruses... visit jetpack.zoob.net for links and detailed info
On March 15th, the anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, we bring you an interview with Joseph Daher of the Alliance of Middle East and North African Socialists. We also bring a report on Aotearoa/New Zealand's Protect Ihumātao struggle, including Ani's experiences at the site. More info including links at jetpack.zoob.net
The Last Jedi is the best entry in the sequel trilogy, and Luke is the best part! Enjoy these and other spicy hot-takes in our first episode of 2020, in which your hosts Derek and Ani review the Disney Star Wars reboot from The Force Awakens onward. To quote the Honest Trailer for Last Jedi, “a series about balance and non attachment will be worshipped, hated on, and obsessed over until it’s not even fun to talk about anymore.” Don’t @ us, your hate makes us stronger. More info, including credits and relevant links at jetpack.zoob.net
As an Xmas present, we're releasing not one but two bonus episodes, one audio one video. Firstly this right here, featuring three segments that were previously limited to patrons, all focused on the movie Rocketeer and backstory: these are Hollywood Underbelly - Errol Flynn Exposed, the second part of our Rocketeer Retrofuturistic Retrospective Review, and finally the Mystery of Betty Page. Secondly look out for our special Xmas video episode: A Tale of Two Podcasters, a story of love that crosses borders, available at jetpack.zoob.net/2019/12/25/a-tale-of-two-podcasters/
Our December episode addresses populationism and ecosocialist alternatives, plus reviews of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and nuclear-themed BBC miniseries Edge of Darkness (1985) discussing the ecological themes of each. More details at jetpack.zoob.net
For the final entry in our Red-Brown Zombie three-parter, guest Tyler West outlines a history of the far right in Aotearoa/New Zealand, then we conclude with a review of Terminator: Dark Fate. No fate but what we make! More info on jetpack.zoob.net
For the second part of our three-parter on Red-Brown Zombies - the infection of far right ideas on the left - we pivot to the Belly of the Beast, the US of A. We interview Peter Soeller of fashbusters.com on dirtbag leftism and related issues, and fellow anti-fascist Jae Em Carico on his work. More details at jetpack.zoob.net
The first of a three parter on Red Brownism - the infection of far right politics on the left. We interview NZ socialist Daphne Lawless, followed by a Romero Living Dead retrospective, and a guest review by Radiculture of zombie game The Last Of Us.
We’re back with the second episode of Where’s My Jetpack, a politics and pop culture podcast with sci fi and socialist leanings. This episode features a friendly debate on whether all corporate media is propaganda, drawing on the Herman/Chomsky propaganda model. Visit jetpack.zoob.net for more information and full credits.
The inaugural episode of Where's My Jetpack, a politics and pop-culture podcast with sci fi and socialist leanings. Your hosts Derek Johnson and Ani White bring you the following segments:
00:00 – Pop quiz: An introduction to your hosts and our interests
1:05:07 – Furious Political Thought: A discussion of averted futures, drawing on David Graeber’s Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit, including a critical take on Fully Automated Luxury Communism and a case for ecosocialism.
1:59:11 – Retrofuturistic Retrospective on overlooked 90s movie The Rocketeer, including multiple tangents (part 1 of 2, to be concluded in our second episode).
2:22:33: Ani reports back on a 21-day socialist seminar in the Philippines.
The episode features the following music:
Where's My Jetpack - Radio Free Babylon
Scientist - Big Rick
Queer as in Fuck You - Dog Park Dissidents
Various - Lakey Inspired
Blueshift - Airglow
Carinosa - Sylvia La Torre
Ala Ala Ay Ikaw - Eddie Peregrina
Brush Filter Beat - therealtheremin
The Conquest of Space in the Time of Power, Eduardo Rothe for the Situationist International
Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit, David Graeber
5 Best Movies with Jetpacks in them, The Retroist
Where's My Jetpack is produced by the No Fate Project.
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Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Where’s My Jetpack?!” is a politics and pop-culture podcast with sci-fi and socialist leanings, hosted by Derek Johnson and Ani White.
A short list of topics we plan to cover includes: ongoing revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, 50s BBC sci-fi serials, fighting nationalism and fascism, masculinity in comics, frontlines of the contemporary union movement, choice mechanics in the Life is Strange games, feminism for the 99%, John Carpenter, contemporary socialist political programme, superheroes getting kicked in the balls, alternatives to Red-Brownism, and Nigerian zombie movies. Basically, this podcast is about everything we find interesting.
If that sounds like a good time, please sign up to our patreon (please we’re skint and have already laid down some cash for this project lol):
The podcast goes live in July.
Produced by the No Fate Project
Until then, check out https://soundcloud.com/fashbusters