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Right-wing authoritarian and extremist movements are on the march worldwide. This podcast will host some of the globe's leading experts on the radical right to help us understand the development of these extremists. Each episode, hosts and guests bring their specialist insights to break down the critical people, places, organizations, actions, and ideas of the radical right. Produced by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right
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Guest Alexander Reid Ross joins Right Rising to breakdown the geography of the radical right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Alexander takes us through a series of geographic hotspots of the far-right - specifically in the Pacific Northwest - to explain how location intersects with the development of radical right groups. He also walks us through the cartographic tools used by geographers in studying the far-right. In today's discussion, Alexander and Augusta not only discuss the development of the far-right but potential conflict hotspots between the radical right and anti-fascist activists. Special Guest: Alexander Reid Ross.
Guest Balsa Lubarda joins Right Rising to walk us through the basics of what scholars mean by "ideology" and how it relates to far-right ecologism. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Balsa takes us on a deep dive into the world of what he calls "far-right ecologism." He explains how various ideological threads of the radical right, far right, and Christian ecology intersect in far-right ecologism. In today's discussion, Balsa and Augusta consider some of the implications of the growth of far-right ecologism for the environmental justice movement and national green parties. Special Guest: Balsa Lubarda.
Guest Natalie James joins Right Rising to breakdown the Prevent Duty, a controversial counter-terrorism program created by the United Kingdom. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Natalie takes us on a deep dive into the Prevent Duty's evolution and how it demands individual responsibility for combatting radicalization. In today's discussion, Natalie and Augusta consider some of the Prevent Duty's controversial aspects, particularly the criticism that it disproportionately targets Muslim communities and how it identifies who is "vulnerable" to radicalization. Special Guest: Natalie James.
Guest Michael Zeller joins Right Rising to unpack why it's so important not just to study the online presence of far right groups, but also their demonstrations and mobilizations. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Michael takes us on a deep dive into the kinds of rallies and demonstrations undertaken by the far right. While today's discussion between Michael and Augusta occurred before the 1/6 violent riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, this episode offers important lessons about why the far right organizes and, critically, how that ends. Special Guest: Michael Zeller.
Guest Louie Dean Valencia-García joins Right Rising to discuss how far right movements create counter-narratives to accepted understandings of history. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Louie takes on a deep dive into how the far-right's "alt histories" circulate all over the globe and the role that historians play in combatting that spread. Louie also introduces us to a new segment on Right Rising - "Delve Into History" - short, ten minute episodes on specific episodes in the history of the far right. Special Guest: Louie Dean Valencia-García.
Guest Megan Squire joins Right Rising to walk us through how white nationalists are using popular live-streaming to make money. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Megan takes us on a deep dive into how far right actors - removed from sites like Twitter - have migrated to video platforms like DLive to engage in "monetized propaganda." Megan explains how much money these white nationalists are making, where it comes from, and critically, how these actors reach new, younger audiences through live-streaming. Special Guest: Megan Squire.
Guest Michael Cole joins Right Rising to break down how right-wing populist leaders are using some of the world's most popular footballers for political gain. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Michael takes us on a deep dive into some of the most famous examples of this budding relationship - like German footballer Mesut Özil and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Michael helps us understand how these relationships emerged and what these new partnerships could look like in the context of the 2021 European Championships. Special Guest: Michael Cole.
Guest Sophie Schmalenberger joins Right Rising to comprehensively break down the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. Along with host James F. Downes, Sophie takes us on a deep dive into the significance of the contemporary German political landscape and the ideological evolution of the far-right AfD Party. Sophie breaks down her latest research on the AfD and the important regional differences (West vs. East) that have historically underpinned German politics. Sophie also provides analysis about the landmark electoral success of the AfD in becoming the first modern far-right party to achieve electoral representation in the German National Parliament (Bundestag) in the 2017 national parliamentary election. Sophie then discusses the current COVID-19 situation in German politics and what this means for the future of the AfD Party. Special Guest: Sophie Schmalenberger .
Guest Simon Purdue joins Right Rising to break down why gender is so important to the extreme right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Simon takes us on a deep dive into some of the most consistent narratives around womanhood and gender in the U.S., U.K. and South African extreme right to help us understand why feminity is central to the ideology of these movements. Finally, Simon and Augusta explore how the extreme right uses narratives of womanhood to advance their racism and misogony. Special Guest: Simon Purdue.
Guest Ashton Kingdon joins Right Rising to break down the connections between Artificial Intelligence and far-right radicalization online. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Ashton takes us on a deep dive into the world of algorithims, social media companies, and disinformation to help us understand the connections between technology and radicalization. Finally, Ashton and I ask the ultimate question - can we really hold intelligent machines accountable for radicalization? Special Guest: Ashton Kingdon.
Guest Ashley Mattheis joins Right Rising to break down the QAnon conspiracy and its growth during the COVID-19 crisis. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Ashley walks us through the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories after the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and how these ideas spread across social media. Finally, Ashley takes us on a deep dive into the world of "Momfluencers" and how their conceptions of motherhood have catalyzed QAnon's reach into the mainstream. Special Guest: Ashley Mattheis.
Guest Dr. Julia DeCook joins Right Rising to discuss the growth of incel culture online. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Julia walks us through how incels and other online far-right groups have responded to deplatforming efforts by social media companies. Finally, Julia and Augusta question just how successful deplatforming can ultimately be in the face of mainstream racism and sexism in U.S. culture. Special Guest: Julia DeCook.
This episode features the inaugural episode from the CARR Populism Research Unit. Guests Dr. Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Alessio Scopelliti join Right Rising to give us an overview of what populism means in Italian politics - as both an ideology and how it plays out in party politics. Along with host Dr. James F. Downes (Head of The Populism Research Unit, CARR) Valerio and Alessio shed further light on the electoral volatility and instability of Italian politics. Both guests then address the uniqueness of Italian populism, alongside the impact of COVID-19 and the significance of the recent Italian constitutional referendum. Both guests also step outside of Italian politics and answer the burning question - on the likely outcome of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. For more information relating to the CARR Populism Research Unit (PRU), please check out the PRU Website: https://www.radicalrightanalysis.com/carr-populism-research-unit-pru/ Special Guests: Alessio Scopelliti and Valerio Alfonso Bruno.
Guest Dr. James Downes joins Right Rising to give us an overview of populism - as an ideology and a political party. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, James helps us understand where populism is on the rise and where it's falling and works through some common misconceptions about the term "populism." He also answers the burning question - how is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the growth of the populist right? Special Guest: James Downes.
Guest Dr. Eviane Leidig joins Right Rising to break down some key terms used by scholars when talking about the "radical right." Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Eviane helps us with concepts like "extreme," "radical," and "far right," and gives us some examples of right-wing groups that fit into these categories. But are these categories always useful and do they hold up in all parts of the world? Special Guest: Eviane Leidig.
Guest Dr. Will Allchorn joins the inaugural episode of Right Rising to introduce the podcast and its producer - the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). On this episode, Will and host Augusta Dell'Omo discuss key areas of focus for understanding the far-right - including social factors, double-speak, and online platforms. Will also debunks common misconceptions about the radical right in politics and popular culture. Special Guest: William Allchorn.
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