Right Rising

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • White Evangelicals and the Radical Right

    November 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 36 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Sophie Bjork-James join Right Rising to discuss the unique relationship between white evangelicals and radical right politics. Sophie breaks down the history of the U.S. religious right and how white evangelicals organized against racial integration in the 1970s as a precursor to their current activism. What, we ask, is the unique role Christianity plays in right-wing extremism?

  • Alt-Tech and the Far Right

    November 10th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 26 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guests Greta Jasser and Ed Pertwee join Right Rising to discuss alt-tech - the digital infrastructure of the far-right. Greta and Ed break down the particular way far-right actors avoid deplatforming on alt-tech platforms and circulate racist, sexist, and xenophobic content. What, we ask, can be done about these alt-tech platforms?

  • The Evolving Political Agenda of the Radical Right

    October 27th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 2 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Alessio Scopelliti joins Right Rising to discuss the programmatic flexibility of the radical right. Alessio breaks down the particular way radical right political party agendas evolve through the case studies of the National Front in France and the Northern League in Italy. What, we ask, forces far-right parties to change their political platforms?

  • The Ethics of Studying the Far Right

    October 13th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 22 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guests Ashton Kingdon and Ashley Mattheis join Right Rising to discuss the ethical implications of studying the far right. Ashton and Ashley break down the particular burdens scholars face researching extremism online, including researcher safety and mental wellbeing. How, we ask, do we rethink the responsibilities institutions hold for protecting their reachers?

  • The White Power Music Scene - Funding the Extreme Right

    September 29th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 22 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Maximilian Kreter joins Right Rising to discuss how the white power music scene funds and sustains the extreme right. Maximilian breaks down the various financial strategies within the white power music scene. He explains how concerts become crucial meet-ups that feed radical right organizing.

  • Youth Gangs and the White Power Movement

    September 15th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 34 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Shannon Reid joins Right Rising to discuss youth gang activism within the white power movement in the U.S. Shannon breaks down how ingrained white supremacy within the criminal justice system makes studying and tracking these youth groups more complex and what drives white youth into these gangs.

  • Welcome Back to Right Rising: Season 2

    September 1st, 2021  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 10 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Matthew Feldman joins Right Rising to kick off Season Two of the podcast and catch us up on what CARR's been up to this summer. Matthew breaks down how CARR's sought to bring specialist insights to policymakers, practitioners, and interested observers, specifically through the organization's broad church approach to combatting the radical right.

  • The Radical Right in Scandinavia: Before, During & After the Pandemic

    June 24th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 6 secs
    covid-19, immigration, norway, populism, radical right, scandinavia, sweden

    Guests Mette Wiggen and Maureen Eger join Host James F. Downes in providing an introduction to the Radical Right in Scandinavia, with a special focus on the rise of the radical right in Sweden and Norway.

  • The Year in Review

    May 25th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  57 mins 34 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guests Eviane Leidig, Ashley Mattheis, and William Allchorn rejoin Right Rising for a roundtable discussion of the radical right's activities throughout the past year of the podcast. Eviane, Ashley, and William analyze some of the key trends in the far right's development over the past year and speculate on the future development of these movements as the COVID-19 pandemic slows in the U.S. and Europe.

  • New Book Spotlight - Homegrown Hate

    May 11th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 22 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Dr. Sara Kamali joins Right Rising to discuss her new book Homegrown Hate: Why White Nationalists and Militant Islamists Are Waging War against the United States. Sara takes us through the basics of understanding white nationalism - breaking down who partakes, its targets, and what we can do to counter this threat.

  • Germany's PEGIDA and Historical Memory on the Far Right

    April 27th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 12 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Sabine Volk joins Right Rising to discuss PEGIDA - a German far-right organization with a distinctly pan-European agenda. Sabine breaks down how PEGIDA manages to continue organizing mass rallies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically through the organization's use of historical memory and mobilization rituals.

  • The Anti-Gender Movement

    April 13th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 28 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Haley McEwen joins Right Rising to walk us through the anti-gender movement, a transnational coalition of conservative activists and civil society organizations working to counter political and social gains made by local and international feminists and LGBTQI+ movements. Haley breaks down how the anti-gender movement operates in Southern and Eastern Africa and how local African organizers connect to U.S. and European right-wing organizations.

  • Understanding the Radical Right in Hungary

    April 6th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 38 secs
    fidesz, hungary, jobbik, populism, radical right, right-wing

    Guest Dr. Katherine Kondor joins Right Rising to give us a deep dive into the growth of the Radical Right in Hungary. Katherine also discusses the recent ideological transformation of the governing party Fidesz and highlights the uniqueness of the political landscape in Hungary.

  • Memes and Chan Culture

    March 30th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 25 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guests Blyth Crawford and Florence Keen join Right Rising to give us a deep dive into Chan culture and the particular media - and memes - created by Chan users. Blyth and Florence discuss how the Chan sphere's memes have malleable meanings, quickly dispersing the violent and misogynist messaging into mainstream platforms.

  • The Australian Radical Right

    March 16th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 11 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Mario Peucker joins Right Rising to walk us through the history of the radical right in Australia. Mario discusses some of the critical issue areas of the radical right in Australia - Islamophobia, opposition to marriage equality, COVID-19 restrictions - and how they organized after the Christchurch attacks.

  • What is 'white multiculturalism' in Canada?

    March 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  10 mins 26 secs
    extremism, history, populism, right-wing

    Guest Bàrbara Molas joins Right Rising to dive into her research on Canada's modern nation-building to discuss what she has termed 'white multiculturalism'. Bàrbara's episode kicks off a new segment of Right Rising - Fact Files, short deep dives into a historical topic, hosted by Louie Dean Valencia.