Right Rising

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Understanding the Geography of the Radical Right

    March 2nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 58 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Alexander Reid Ross joins Right Rising to breakdown the geography of the radical right. Alexander answers, where are the hot spots of the radical right, and what can these far-right organizations' location tell us about their historical and contemporary development?

  • Ideology and Far Right Ecologism

    February 16th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 48 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Balsa Lubarda joins Right Rising to walk us through the basics of what scholars mean by "ideology" and how it relates to far-right ecologism. Unpacking the differences between "ecofascism" and what Balsa calls "far-right ecologism," Balsa dives into the movement's different ideological strands - and its links to the radical right.

  • The Prevent Duty and the United Kingdom's Counter-Terrorism Strategy

    February 2nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 54 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Natalie James joins Right Rising to breakdown the Prevent Duty, a controversial counter-terrorism program created by the United Kingdom. Unpacking the historical context that led to the Prevent Duty's passage, Natalie dives into how "everyone becomes an agent of the state" under the policy - and the implications for the United Kingdom's counter-terrorism strategy.

  • The Far Right on the March - Understanding Demonstrations

    January 19th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 13 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Michael Zeller joins Right Rising to unpack why it's so important not just to study the online presence of far right groups, but also their demonstrations and mobilizations. Breaking down the importance of demonstrations to far right groups, Michael helps us understand the various ways this mass mobilization ends.

  • The Far Right's Alternative History

    January 5th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  21 mins 54 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Louie Dean Valencia-GarcĂ­a joins Right Rising to discuss how far right movements create counter-narratives to accepted understandings of history. Walking us through a broad history of the radical right, Louie delves into how these alternative histories circulate - and how historians' try to combat their spread.

  • Live-streaming and White Nationalism - A New Moneymaking Enterprise

    December 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Megan Squire joins Right Rising to walk us through how white nationalists are using popular live-streaming to make money. Explaining how white nationalists engage in what Megan calls "monetized propaganda," she helps us understand just how much money is moving through these platforms and how combatting these fundraising efforts is an eternal game of whack-a-mole.

  • Football and Right-Wing Populism

    December 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 12 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Michael Cole joins Right Rising to break down how right-wing populist leaders are using some of the world's most popular footballers for political gain. Walking us through why sport has traditionally been so important to the right-wing, he explains how major organizations like FIFA have - or have not - responded to this developing relationship.

  • 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.