Episode 16.5: British Technocratic Wet Dreams

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Are you prepared for a rambling, margarita-fuelled discussion of pamphlets, propaganda, British fascism, lightning bolts, and how to browbeat your beloved hosts into getting your very own episode? No? Then you should probably skip this one. But if you actually love all those things, plus gratuitous lightning sound effects*, then this minisode is for you!

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  • Please note: as lightning doesn’t actually make a sound, we used thunder instead. But it’s, like, symbolic, you know?

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Hannah McGregor

I am an Assistant Professor in Publishing @ SFU. My areas of research include periodical studies, media studies, middlebrow culture, contemporary and early twentieth-century Canadian literature, critical race studies, and digital humanities. I also make a fortnightly podcast about Harry Potter.

7 thoughts on “Episode 16.5: British Technocratic Wet Dreams”

  1. another novel (and probably series of novels but i’ve just read the first one) that deals in a fantastical way with British fascism is Farthing, by Jo Walton. (the other two are Ha’penny, and Half a Crown, but i’ve heard that they’re very intense so i’ve been waiting for a less intense time in my own life to give them a go.)

  2. Hi, I absolutely love this podcast!! I was hoping to make 2017 a year of radical reading and am wondering if you awesome ladies could offer some suggestions. I feel like I learned a lot from this episode (16.5), and would love to read more about propaganda, different forms of fascism etc. Thanks in advance for your help:)

    1. Oh, that’s a great question. One required reading on fascism and how it functions is Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. I’d also add Angela Davis’ Freedom is a Constant Struggle to that.

  3. Hi Hannah!
    Do you by any chance have a link for your interview with Virgie Tovar?? That would be my favourite thing! Except that witch please is my favourite thing!? Ahh all the things!
    Leo x

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