Right Rising

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

9 episodes of Right Rising since the first episode, which aired on September 1st, 2020.

  • The Far Right AfD in German Politics: A Deep Dive

    December 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 29 secs
    afd, far-right, germany, populism

    Guest Sophie Schmalenberger joins Right Rising to break down the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. Sophie walks us through the founding of the AfD, the party's recent electoral successes, the divides within the party, alongside the impact that COVID-19 has had on the party's support in 2020.

  • Women and Gender in the Extreme Right

    November 24th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  23 mins
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Simon Purdue joins Right Rising to break down why gender is so important to the extreme right. He walks us through some of the most consistent historical narratives around womanhood and gender in the Western extreme right and how these narratives have evolved into today's women of the far-right.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Far Right Radicalization

    November 10th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 12 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Ashton Kingdon joins Right Rising to break down the connections between Artificial Intelligence and far-right radicalization online. She walks us through some of the most significant controversies surrounding AI - like Cambridge Analytica - and helps us understand how algorithms feed extremism.

  • The QAnon Conspiracy and Momfluencers

    October 27th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 39 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Ashley Mattheis joins Right Rising to break down the QAnon conspiracy and its growth during the COVID-19 crisis. She also connects the evolution of QAnon to the activities of "Momfluencers" on social media and helps us understand why this conspiracy is spreading so rapidly across the United States.

  • Incel Culture and Deplatforming

    October 13th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 5 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Dr. Julia DeCook joins Right Rising to discuss the growth of incel culture online. She also helps us understand incels' goals and ideas and some of the problems with trying to deplatform this particular group.

  • Populism in Italy: A Deep Dive

    October 6th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 50 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guests Dr. Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Alessio Scopelliti join Host Dr. James F. Downes to discuss what populism means in Italian politics, in order to understand the evolution of the Italian political landscape, how COVID-19 is influencing Italian politics and the significance of the constitutional referendum in Italy.

  • Understanding Populism During COVID-19

    September 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  35 mins
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Dr. James Downes joins Right Rising to give us an overview of populism - as an ideology and a political party. He also breaks down how mainstream political party responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted populist right growth.

  • What Exactly is the "Radical Right"?

    September 15th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 6 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Dr. Eviane Leidig joins Right Rising to break down some key terms used by scholars when talking about the "radical right." How should we understand the differences between "far right," "radical right," and "extreme right"?

  • Welcome to Right Rising

    September 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  36 mins
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Right-wing authoritarian and extremist movements are on the march worldwide. Guest Dr. Will Allchorn joins the inaugural episode of Right Rising to introduce the podcast and give us some much needed context for understanding the radical right.