Episode 177

Post-punk band ‘The The’ provided some of the most memorable and thought-provoking music of the 1980s and 90s and were both a critical and commercial success. They have now not only released a new single but have also produced a new film, ‘The Inertia Variations,’ which challenges the current political landscape. So we invited the multi-talented singer, songwriter, film-maker and political activist and the man behind ‘The The,’ Matt Johnson, into the Sputnik Studio to tell us more. And in part two, we look at failed states and proxy wars. As the West’s new strategy in the Middle East and Africa seems to go beyond regime change and instead appears to look for total destruction, we discuss its exploitative and often racist foreign policies with world affair analyst Dan Glazebrook.

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