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Where’s My Jetpack?!

Where’s My Jetpack?!

By Derek Johnson
A politics and pop culture podcast, with sci-fi and socialist leanings. Hosted by Derek Johnson and Ani White.

Produced by the No Fate Project.
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Campaign update: Anti-fascist transcription crowdfunding

Where’s My Jetpack?!

Campaign update: Anti-fascist transcription crowdfunding
Just an update on our crowdfunding campaign at
October 12, 2020
Against the Fascist Creep: Interview with Alexander Reid-Ross
We interview Professor Alexander Reid Ross, author of Against The Fascist Creep.  Fund transcription of this and other anti-fascist interviews here:  More info at
September 26, 2020
Let’s Play Tell Me Why (ain’t nothing but a heartache)
We’re playing through interactive drama Tell Me Why, to promote our anti-fascist transcription project:
September 23, 2020
Bonus: Climax!
No Fate Project report: shit just got real. The zombie plague has begun. For background on the IRL Red-Brown Zombie Plague, the infection of far right ideas on the left: Fund accessible vaccination against the IRL Red-Brown Zombie Plague here: More info at
September 22, 2020
Crowdfunding: Anti-fascist & anti-racist interview transcription project -
We're launching a crowdfunding campaign to transcribe our anti-fascist and anti-racist interviews, paying transcribers at market rates:  Music: Better Days - Lakey Inspired
September 6, 2020
Bonus: All power to the imagination!
Our latest No Fate Project report: new developments in multiverse theory!  Headphone warning: high-pitched sound at 5.35-5.45.  More info at 
August 30, 2020
Crises of US Capitalism: Interview with DSA Afrosocialists member Robert Cuffy
We interview DSA Afrosocialists member Robert Cuffy, on the triple crises of US Capitalism: Covid-19, the Floyd Rebellion & economic recession. More info at
August 29, 2020
Bonus: Donlevy is exactly what he seems...
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.  More info at
July 25, 2020
Hate in the Time of COVID: Interview with slackbastard (AKA Andy Fleming)
We interview prominent Australian anti fascist writer Andy Fleming, AKA slackbastard. Info and links at 
July 25, 2020
Red Brown Zombies: The story so far
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:
June 28, 2020
Life is Strange: Choices and Consequences
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.  More info, including links at
June 28, 2020
COVID-19: For a #JustLockdown
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
May 1, 2020
DRUGS (and mental health)
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 for links and detailed info
April 19, 2020
Syrian Revolution and Counter-Revolution: An interview with Joseph Daher
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
March 15, 2020
Star Wars: Episode X: The Wasted Opportunity
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
February 20, 2020
Xmas Bonus: Errol Flynn Exposed + Rocketeer Retrofuturistic Retrospective P2 + The Rocketeer and the Mystery of Betty Page +
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
December 25, 2019
Thanos Was Wrong: Populationism and Ecosocialist Alternatives
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
December 10, 2019
Red-Brown Zombies Part 3
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
November 28, 2019
Red-Brown Zombies Part 2
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 on dirtbag leftism and related issues, and fellow anti-fascist Jae Em  Carico on his work. More details at
November 28, 2019
Red-Brown Zombies Part 1
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.
November 20, 2019
Content warning: Ballbusting, castration, transphobia. This Halloween we're dealing with a topic certain of our listeners might find truly scary...
October 31, 2019
Conspiracy Theories and Xenophobia
We interview Christchurch video essayist Byron Clark about his research on conspiracy theories and the far right, followed by a retrospective on The X Files. More info at
September 28, 2019
Death Star PR: Is all corporate media propaganda?
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 for more information and full credits.
August 18, 2019
Wanting to Believe
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 Articles referenced: 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. Please support our work Contact us at
July 20, 2019
Where's my Jetpack ?! Trailer
“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. Website: Produced by the No Fate Project Until then, check out
June 17, 2019