The Shabogans are the invisible underclass on Gallifrey. The plebs. The nobodies. The skivvies.  They're not the posh drop-outs.  They're not the soup-making rustics.  They're the unseen guttersnipes trapped inside the Capitol. They always leave the room just before you enter it.  They're the vandals who shoot stasers at the Seal of Rassilon. And maybe, sometimes, they do more than that. Maybe they riot. Maybe they erect barricades. Maybe they throw stones. Maybe they daub things like "GALLIFREY WILL NEVER BE HAPPY UNTIL THE LAST CASTELLAN HAS BEEN HANGED WITH THE GUTS OF THE LAST CARDINAL" on the walls of the Time Toilets. Because if there is hope, it lies in the Shabogans.

I'm Jack Graham.  Gothic Marxist.  Advocate of the struggle in terms of the strange.  Shakespearean villain.  Doctor Who fan.  Less an organic intellectual than a one-man morbid symptom. 

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IDSG Ep69 Culture Warlords, with Talia Lavin

This episode, we are joined by special guest Talia Lavin to talk about her excellent new book Culture Warlords.

Content Warning.

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Talia's Twitter: @chick_in_kiev

Culture Warlords:…9780306846434/

IDSG Ep68 The Trial of Christopher Cantwell, with Hilary Sargent

Christopher Cantwell, the 'Crying Nazi', was recently tried and convicted in a federal court in New Hampshire.  As our regular listeners will know, we've been following Cantwell's fortunes for some time.  In this episode, Daniel and Jack are joined by special guest, journalist and Cantwell expert Hilary Sargent, to talk about the trial, and the long, winding, bizarre, horrifying story of how we got here. 

Content warnings.

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Hilary's Twitter: @lilsarg

Hilary's articles on the Cantwell trial for The Informant:

Don't do meth kids:

IDSG Ep67 Tim Pool and the Wolverine Watchmen

An unplanned, emergency mini-sequel to our discussion of Tim Pool just a couple of days ago.  Reality, displaying its customary poor timing, waited until just after we dropped our Tim Pool episode to reveal the story of the Wolverine Watchmen, a group of militia types arrested for planning the abduction and 'trial' (i.e. murder, presumably) of Michigan Governer Gretchen Whitmer.  At least one of the conspirators seems to have been part of Tim's audience; Tim has been demonizing Whitmer as a dangerous tyrant for ages; and Tim himself reacted to the story in ways that combine the hilarious, disgusting, and accidentally instructive.  And so here we are.

Content Warnings.  Contains Tim Pool.

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Episode 67: Tim Pool

New York Times, "F.B.I. Says Michigan Anti-Government Group Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer"

Continuation of Criminal Complaint regarding kidnapping plot of Gretchen Whitmer:

Emily Lawler, MLive, "Accused Michigan terrorists found natural home among anti-Whitmer sentiment promoted by far ...

IDSG Ep66 Tim Pool

This time, Jack and Daniel delve into the cesspool that is the barking, beanie-wearing, bollocks-talker Tim Pool.  Prepare for a small avalanche of weapons grade stupid from YouTube's favourite reactionary propagandist pretending to be a centrist or something.

Content Warning.

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Links / Notes:

CV Vitolo “Haddad”: Another Academic Racial Fraud?

The CV Dossier:

Inside Higher Ed, "Fresno State Pulls CV Vitolo-Haddad's Job Offer."

Timcast YouTube:

Timcast News YouTube:

Timcast IRL YouTube:

SCNR YouTube:

Tim Pool: Day at a Chicago Warehouse:

Tim Pool calls into the Majority Report, November 2011.

Christopher Robbins, Gothamist, "Is OWS Livestreamer Snitching Or Reporting?"

"Is that his job? To hold people accountable? "Well," Pool pauses. "That's not my decision to make. That's the majority's decision. I will say that in the case ...

Shabcast 40 - Shelley Duvall Directed The Shining, with Christine Kelley

Heeeeere's Jack, back with another Shabcast.  In a break from recent tradition, this new episode does not feature me talking to Kit Power about his new book even though he does have a new book out as usual.  Devastating news?  Well, it would be except that instead I'm talking to our very own Christine Kelley), writer of the brilliant Dreams of Orgonon blog and all-round starburst of interestingness.  Nominally our conversation is about Alien and The Shining, movies to which we both indefinitely rent cranial real estate, but you'll find we range pretty freely from topic to topic as you'd expect from Eruditorum Press people.  Our topics include Mckellen's Richard III, Julie Taymor's Titus, Branagh's Hamlet, and even a few things that aren't Shakespeare movies.  Enjoy.

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IDSG Ep65 - The Alternative Influence Network, with Rebecca Lewis

This time, Daniel welcomes special guest Rebecca Lewis to the show.  Rebecca is the author of the Data & Society report 'Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube' about which Eric Weinstein was such an asshole (our word, not Rebecca's).

Content Warnings as ever.

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The report:

Rebecca's Twitter:

IDSG 62 (on Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel, etc):




IDSG Ep64 Politics and Street Violence, with Ed Burmila

This week, Daniel is joined by a special guest Ed Burmila who blogs at Gin and Tacos and hosts the Mass for Shut-Ins podcast.  A free-form chat about the way things are and the way they're going.  Fun despite the depressing subject matter.

Content Warnings, as ever.

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Ed's Twitter: @edburmila

Gin and Tacos blog:

Mass for Shut-Ins:

IDSG Ep63 American History X

Another of our occasional movie episodes, this time looking at famous (and bad) 90s movie American History X starring Edward Norton as a neo-Nazi skinhead.

Content warnings apply.

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Also, we introduce our new theme music, courtesy of Lune the Band.

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