Podcast Hotness

Podcast Hotness

There's a lot I've been wanting to write about in this newsletter the past few weeks, and it's killing me that I haven't been making the time for it. Playing a little catchup, I wanted to shoutout a few money bits from recent podcast episodes.

First, Jeanne Morefield came on the pod to dish with me about the many things that are wrong and angering about liberal internationalism/liberal primacy/liberal hegemony. She is not a fan of Ikenberry's work, and I wanted to hear all about it. She has done more than almost anyone I've read to draw undeniable linkages between the liberal tradition and imperialist foreign policy. We both take our inspiration from Edward Said.

Second, John Delury --who basically is me if we would've had the same life experiences--came on the pod to talk about red-scare paranoia during the Cold War and how it intersected with China studies. It was all drawn from his new book, which is a must-read. In this clip from that episode, we talk about key "realists" who played an important role in his story.

Third, Daniel Immerwahr, the only scholar I know who's beloved by people who aren't scholars--author of How to Hide An Empire, among other things--joined me for a two-part episode. The first part discussed an essay he had in The Guardian exposing geopolitical grifters. The second part discussed a new chapter he has about the politics and ideology of George Lucas's Star Wars, which was fun as hell to talk about.

There's more to share, soon!