In our new feature each week we profile the best podcasts we have come across.
This week we listen to Left/Over from Aarjan and Nikita, who describe themselves and their podcast as “two South Asian leftists trying to make sense of the surreal times we are trapped in. Every week we’ll have conversations with incredible guests on a wide range of topics, from climate change to media to football to music, all within in the context of the pandemic, late capitalism and fascism, and try to work out what might be left over after it all ends…”
In this episode Aarjan and Nikita are joined by Phoebe from 10k Posts and Masters of Our Domain, and Wariotifo from Reel Politik to discuss “…the pernicious presence of Trotskyists (both current, and former) within UK politics. We look at the rise and fall of Living Marxism, the journal of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and the dispersal of its various contributors as professional contrarians or into the agribusiness sector. And holding a neocon mirror to them with the authors of the Euston Manifesto; two self-appointed arbiters of the ‘real left’ whose entire purpose is (and was) to oppose the left at every turn.”