Right Rising

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.