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Author: Camilo Gómez

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History and Politics is a podcast about global issues.
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I talked with Natalie Smith an American based in Chile and co-host of the Superstructure Podcast. We talk about Chilean politics from the social explosion in 2019, Chile under lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Constitutional Convention and the general elections at the end of this year that likely would put the insurgent leftist Gabriel Boric against the far-right José Kast.
My conversation with Alex Bare an International Relations graduate and Fulbright in Colombia to talk about the protests in Colombia. We talk particularly about the role of indigenous people, Afro-Colombian community, feminist activists, the LGBTQ movement as well as student organizations and unions in the massive protests. We talk about the role of the tax reform, the COVID-19 crisis, police brutality, the complexities of the peace process and the proximity of the presidential election are related to the difficulty to end of the protests. 
My conversation with the Polish economist Karol Karpinski. We talked about developmental policies in Bangladesh, the role of the English language in international education and football as a global sport.
My conversation with Peruvian journalist Kenneth Sánchez about the presidential election in Peru. We talk briefly about the first round of the election that had an open field with 18 candidates to then center on the second round of the election with Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori in the context of Peru being one hardest hit countries by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversation with Frank Miroslav a writer at C4SS and The Plausible Possible as well as the host of the podcast All Power to the Imagination. We talk about radical scientists, crypto-currencies and nuclear power.
Conversation with Alex McHugh a writer and coordinator at C4SS. We talk about the intersection of religion and radical politics from Islamophobia being disguised as Secularism, Jewish Anarchism, the relationship between queer identity and spirituality and the possibility of multi-confessional alliances against authoritarianism everywhere. Note: In the moment of conversation when Alex mentions that there are 6 genders referenced in Torah he intended to say that is referenced in the Talmud.
Conversation with Matheus Calderón a cultural critic and curator of Comité de Lectura. We talk about how the protests that bring down the coup in Peru have been influencing political panorama and why protests continue in different parts of the country while also reflecting about the connection between the informal economy and Peruvian identity. 
Conversation with Elena McGrath an Assistant Professor of History at Union College. We talk about the rise, fall and rise again of the MAS as well as the role played by Evo Morales and what role could Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca play in the future. We also talk about indigenous resistance, feminist struggles, black market economics and El Alto as a symbol of processes of change in Bolivia.
Conversation with Jesse Walker. He is the books editor at Reason Magazine as well as the author of The United States of Paranoia. We talk about recent conspiracies like QAnon, the boogaloo movement and "anarchist jurisdictions".
Conversation with Cory Massimino a philosophy student and fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society. We talk about the effect of Trumpism in the libertarian movement, how libertarians have been dealing with racism, xenophobia, sexism and homophobia, and what lessons could libertarians learn from Latin America.
In this episode I talk with Victoria Martínez. She is a English teacher based on Buenos Aires, Argentina. We talk about Peronism, Posadism, anarchist bakery, feminism, gay liberation and indigenous rights.
Conversation with Alon Levy. They is a Marron Fellow at Marron Institute of Urban Management (New York University) doing research at transportation policy.  We talk about Berlin's Hype as a city for creatives compared to other European cities, we deal with the debate on urbanism how terms of YIMBY/NIMBY are getting mainstream while urban policy also shows the complexity of political ideology and finally we talk about immigration and it's positive relationship with society as a broad.
I talk with Anthony Macedo an Angelino Mexican American about the Mexican Economy. We deal with Mexican economic history, regional differences, comparative economies with other Latin American countries and the role of AMLO both in handling the coronavirus pandemic and his role in the future of Mexico.
Conversation with Peruvian journalist and cultural critic Matheus Calderón who currently works at the Comité de Lecture about the causes and effects of higher number of cases of Coronavirus in Peru. We try to understand that role inequality play in the propagation of COVID-19. We try to understand how this pandemic is challenging the economic narrative about Peru. The role that corruption plays in this crisis and limited political response to this complex moment. Also we deal with the particular dimension of how the pandemic has affected some regions more than others.
We talk we with Mila Ghorayeb writer and co-host of the Unacceptable podcast  to talk about Canadian culture. The complex relationship of Canada and the United States, the attitudes toward immigration, language policy and the Quebéc's laicité.
My conversation with Ciaran Dold the co-host of the Corner Späeti podcast. We talk about the relationship of anime and geek culture with radical politics. I tell the story of Antifascist Otaku Brigade and then Ciaran explains the complexities of European politics.
My conversation with geneticist Razib Khan. We talk diverse topics like Ancient DNA in China and India, personal genomics also known as the rise of genetic testing, Jewish and Middle Eastern presence in Iberia and Latin America, the influence Spinoza and Crypto-Jewish thought in the origins of modernity, sperm banks in Denmark also known as Viking Babies and the effects on Chinese immigration in Africa.
We talk C Derick Varn co-host of Pop the Left podcast of Zero Books and the Mortal Science podcast of Emancipation Network. We discuss Latin American politics dealing from topic like the Pink Wave, Trotskyism, US-Latin American relations as well as the place for ethnic and cultural conflictcs play into the political conflicts in the region. We pay attention particularly to political economy of the Andean region and that the Inquisition and Crypto-Judaism played an important role in Colonial Latin America and also how some of it's legacies still influence the region today.
My conversation with writer Lucy Steigerwald. We talk about aliens, conspiracies and christmas.
Conversation with Frank Miroslav. We talk about global protests, far right populism, the resurgence of the radical left and the current debates about China.
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