The theme for this episode of the left political podcast Ungagged, introduced by Neil Anderson, is a quote:
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary actGeorge Orwell. Um. Possibly.
And of course, this being Ungagged, our contributors have interpreted that in lots of different ways.
Debra Torrance’s piece, Infectious Intolerance, discusses current intolerances around the world, Victoria Pearson is talking about how we all have a different truth, so in an age of grandstanding, listening is in fact a revolutionary act*, and Chuck Hamilton discusses the politics of race and elections in America.
James Morton introduces members of the Scottish Trans Alliance team for their first ever Ungagged Podcast, and talks about who they are, what they do, and the current state of how trans issues are seen in society today.
Fuad Alakbarov tells us about photo journalism and war photographers addicted to danger, Damanvir Kaur updates on the kidnapping & trial of Jagtar Singh Johal, and our youngest contributor, Red Raiph, brings a wee bit more madness to an already crazy world, his words not mine, and tells us about his live tweeting of Halloween.
We’ll also be featuring the David Rovics podcast, where he discusses left and right wing politics in Europe, gender politics in the USA, and Armistice day, and for our fiction lovers** we will have the second part of the Tales of the Gareloch series; Babies, American Werewolf, Saltcoat and The Clash, by the Acting Strange Theatre Company. You can find part one in our last podcast.
With music from Salvation Jayne, as they join us to discuss their latest EP and share an exclusive track, David Rovics will share three of his tracks, Steve white and the Protest Family, Celladoor, Argonaut, Hands of Blue, Sharon Martin, (who you can also find out more about in her Cuppa Minute Interview), and Dirty Little Damsels.
** If you enjoy Ungagged Fiction and fancy the chance of winning £100 and some exclusive merch from Ungagged contributors, check out our winter writing competition
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