Welcome to The Third Season of The Exploding Head Podcast!

My podcast is back!
There are still many things in this world that make my head wanna explode, there are still many things to deconstruct, educate ourselves about, and oftentimes unlearn.

Russia, China, and Our Endless Cold (And Hot) Wars

It is not an exaggeration that the West, in particular the United States, is escalating a new Cold War, or hybrid war, with China. In fact, it is quite the opposite: to not acknowledge or warn against it would be taking a completely ahistorical position.

The Exploding Head Podcast Goes into its Second Season

Although my articles didn’t stop, my podcast did take a needed break⁣⁣.
Now, I’m back for the second season of The Exploded Head. In its intro episode, I review what I’ve talked about already and give you some ideas of what I’ll be covering in the near future.

The Dangers of Dehumanisation

Dehumanisation is a prerequisite for some of the darkest things we’ve witnessed in our history. Slavery, genocides, torture, mass killings – just to name a few, and it’s one heavy list already. That’s why, we have to learn to notice it and to call it out.

Brazil: How to Weaken Democracy from Within

The dance between democracy and authoritarianism: that has been the main topic of my articles and my podcast. That dance can take different forms. And Brazil presents to us yet another one.

Belarus, Chile, and the Never Agains

This episode is on the concept of Never Again and how we’ve…failed at it. How to analyse conflicts in the first place? What tools do we have?

It’s also on the small actions that can prevent other actions – even if it’s one person who decides not to go to a protest I describe in this episode. I think this is definitely where we can start.

What Good Happened in 2020?

I talk about political changes that took place in Argentina, Bolivia, and Belarus. Why the women in Argentina can breathe more easily, why the indigenous population of Bolivia is hopefully feeling safer, and why what the people in Belarus are engaging should inspire us all.