Programming Note: Darts and Letters is off and retooling to relaunch in a new format early 2024.

Mini-Series: The Rise of the Right

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    EP42: The Road From Roe (ft. Becca Andrews, Chelsea Ebin & Laurie Bertram Roberts)

    For years, abortion rights advocates have worried about the United States drifting towards abolishing Roe vs. Wade. Could this be the moment? On this episode of Darts and Letters, we look at the road from Roe: years of court cases and anti-choice activism that have led to the current showdown that threatens the right to choose.
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  • Thumbnail for EP27: Proud to be Canadian (ft. Leigh Phillips, Samantha Kutner, & Barbara Perry)

    EP27: Proud to be Canadian (ft. Leigh Phillips, Samantha Kutner, & Barbara Perry)

    Happy Canada Day to our Canadian listeners! But actually, we are not celebrating here. Instead, we lament our country’s decay. In particular, our intellectual decay. This week, we look at the far-right in Canada and ask: what should we do about them? And also: what shouldn’t we do about them?
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  • Thumbnail for EP26: The French Connection (ft. Jean-Yves Camus, Matt McManus, & Joe Mullhall)

    EP26: The French Connection (ft. Jean-Yves Camus, Matt McManus, & Joe Mullhall)

    The national security state is alive, well, and growing. By weaponizing the threat of right-wing extremism, governments are building out their post-9/11 securitization projects. The far-right, however, is dangerous and does need to be stopped. But not with old strategies and tactics that have failed in the past and will fail again. Doing better means thinking differently.
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  • EP8.1: Bantering with Bannon 

    In this bonus episode, host Gordon Katic speaks with Ben Teitelbaum, author of a fascinating new-ish book called War for Eternity. He spent over 20 hours with Steve Bannon, as well as a wider network of far-right thinkers and strategists. Honestly, the things they say will surprise you.
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  • EP8: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fascism!

    Donald Trump is no longer president—the Biden era has officially begun. But it begins still reeling from a siege on the capital. As we said last week, we have to figure out how to respond. But respond intelligently. 
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