On Pride Day – and Pride Month – let’s not forget that no society is truly great if it is not equally accepting and great to everyone. The LGBTQ rights situation around the world might be improving but there’s still a long way to go.
Category Archives: Social Issues
Black Lives Still Matter, And (Y)our Discomfort Still Doesn’t
It’s a rather reflective episode with a simple message: Black Lives still matter, and our discomfort still doesn’t.
How Free Is Media in Your Country, Really?
What’s the difference between internal plurality and external plurality?
A quick answer: that difference is huge, and it has to deal with media ownership consolidation levels.
Listen to this episode to learn more about it.
Political Turbulence in Jordan: What Framework Can Political Science Provide?
On the day I moved to Jordan, a big thing happened.
The country’s monarchy was apparently threatened. Even without knowing what happened exactly, what we can do is to take Jordan as an example of a potential political change and talk about what forms that change can take.
The New Zealand’s Miscarriage Leave Law and Beyond
What is the New Zealand’s miscarriage leave law an example of? And why does it matter?
Can We Celebrate Our Independence Days Without Being Jerks? Part 2
Can we turn something as exclusive as an independence day into something else?
And why should we want that anyway?
Are You Allowed to Represent Yourself?
What is the current paradigm when it comes to who is allowed to represent whom? What is the role that the concept of a myth plays here?
And why do we have to talk about political representation in the first place?
On International Women’s Day or any other day, these are important questions to ask — and to take action.
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 1: Controversy
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is oftentimes presented as surrounded by controversies. We need to debunk that.
Can We Celebrate Our Independence Days Without Being Jerks? Part 1
Not every holiday is innocent – not for everyone, at least.
In Insurrection We Trust?
Just when we thought 2021 might be the new beginning we were all waiting for, the insurrection happened in the U.S. To see an attempted coup in established democracies is, thankfully, rather rare, which makes it very much podcast-worthy.