Interviews

The Social Review Podcast Episode 24: Capitalist Superheroes with Dan Hassler-Forest

Have you ever thought that superheroes are a bit capitalist? That the movies you go and see all have weird political undertones? This week, Jasper sits down with Dr Dan Hassler-Forest, an academic whose work focuses on the overlap between politics and pop culture to talk Disney, balancing being a fan with being a critic and the uneven ideologies of Batman movies.…

The Social Review Podcast 22: The Class Ceiling with Dr Sam Friedman

Jasper sits down with Dr Sam Friedman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Commissioner of the government’s Social Mobility Commission to talk about his book, The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged. Sam highlights the extent to which class barriers and advantages still permeates British society, why meritocracy is a myth and why private schools…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 15: Haven’t You Heard Of Marie Le Conte

This week, Jasper sits down with political journalist Marie Le Conte to discuss her new book, Haven’t You Heard…? Gossip, Power and How Politics Really Works, touching on journalistic impartiality, the importance of leisure time and the story of how Marie first got into politics. iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Jasper (@jasper_ch) Guest: Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) Edited by Jasper Cresdee-Hyde.

Israel needs a ‘civil rights revolution’

Two days after Daniel Levy finished his compulsory service in the Israeli Defence Force, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.  As part of his service, Levy had been working as a negotiator attached to the Oslo accords. The years leading up to this moment had been a small window of optimism in the struggle for peace between Israel and Palestine, and Rabin’s…