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Anna Staufenberg, Billy Brake

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Billy, Anna and their weekly guest chat about a historical figure or group, how history might have been different if they disappeared, and how they'd fit into today.

Latest Episodes

Tupac Shakur

EBilly and Dan are back! And this week we're talking about the music of Tupac, the conflicts that defined his life and work, and his eye-opening poetry which mapped the realities of African-Americans in the 70s/80s and 90s. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN3 w ago
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Edward Said

An extremely topical conversation between pseudo-intellectuals Anna, Tom and Daniel (Rees) about the way Said's concept of Orientalism made us in the West reconsider how we view and talk about Eastern Asia and the Middle East. Is there such a thing as a positive stereotype...? Also: Said's contributions to the musical world. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MINMAR. 2
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Wangari Maathai

Anna and her two fantastic guests Tom and Izzy learn together about Wangari Maathai, an astonishing woman from Kenya whose passions and feats crossed politics, feminism, and environmentalism. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

25 MINFEB. 11
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Wangari Maathai

Mao Zedong

ETom, Billy and Anna talk about the dictatorial reign of Chairman Mao, from the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to his death in 1976. We cover a lot - China's industry, Tibetan Buddhism, Taiwan, whether Jesus was a cult figure... More importantly though, Billy introduces us to the future of Brakeism, The Billy Brake School of Thought. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

37 MINENE. 26
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Marsha P Johnson

EIzzy joins us again to talk about a fascinating person this week - drag queen, AIDS and queer activist Marsha P Johnson. How did her persona and activism influence those around her, and into the modern day? Would she have been forced to fight the same fight in 2020 as in the 60s and 70s? Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

28 MINENE. 19
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Marsha P Johnson

Muhammed Ali

EDan joins us again for a fascinating chat about Ali the person and Ali the boxer - and how the two converged to make a formidable figure who still impacts political activism today. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

26 MINENE. 4
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Muhammed Ali

Martin Luther

Weirdly knowledgable Tom joins us again for our Luther episode. What really was he fighting for?Might the German language have developed differently without him? And can he really be linked to the Pilgrims who escaped to America - or are we getting carried away with ourselves..?! Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

30 MIN2019 DIC. 29
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Martin Luther

Margaret Thatcher

EBilly, Anna and Dan argue about the impact that Maggie had - on British culture, governments to come, the North, and our relationship with America vs. the EU. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN2019 DIC. 22
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Margaret Thatcher

Frida Kahlo

EBilly and Anna invite Spanish and Central American megafan Izzy into the studio to talk about the patchwork of influence that Frida Kahlo had on the world. Would Mexican national identity look different today without her? Has she really strengthened the position of various other oppressed groups? And what about her influence on art? Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN2019 DIC. 15
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Frida Kahlo

The Beatles

EFor the first ever episode Billy, Anna and Tom chat all things Beatley. What really was their impact on music to come? What did they do for class relations in the North? And don't get me started on their album artwork.. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN2019 DIC. 7
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The Beatles
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Latest Episodes

Tupac Shakur

EBilly and Dan are back! And this week we're talking about the music of Tupac, the conflicts that defined his life and work, and his eye-opening poetry which mapped the realities of African-Americans in the 70s/80s and 90s. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Tupac Shakur

Edward Said

An extremely topical conversation between pseudo-intellectuals Anna, Tom and Daniel (Rees) about the way Said's concept of Orientalism made us in the West reconsider how we view and talk about Eastern Asia and the Middle East. Is there such a thing as a positive stereotype...? Also: Said's contributions to the musical world. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MINMAR. 2
Comments
Edward Said

Wangari Maathai

Anna and her two fantastic guests Tom and Izzy learn together about Wangari Maathai, an astonishing woman from Kenya whose passions and feats crossed politics, feminism, and environmentalism. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

25 MINFEB. 11
Comments
Wangari Maathai

Mao Zedong

ETom, Billy and Anna talk about the dictatorial reign of Chairman Mao, from the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to his death in 1976. We cover a lot - China's industry, Tibetan Buddhism, Taiwan, whether Jesus was a cult figure... More importantly though, Billy introduces us to the future of Brakeism, The Billy Brake School of Thought. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

37 MINENE. 26
Comments
Mao Zedong

Marsha P Johnson

EIzzy joins us again to talk about a fascinating person this week - drag queen, AIDS and queer activist Marsha P Johnson. How did her persona and activism influence those around her, and into the modern day? Would she have been forced to fight the same fight in 2020 as in the 60s and 70s? Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

28 MINENE. 19
Comments
Marsha P Johnson

Muhammed Ali

EDan joins us again for a fascinating chat about Ali the person and Ali the boxer - and how the two converged to make a formidable figure who still impacts political activism today. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

26 MINENE. 4
Comments
Muhammed Ali

Martin Luther

Weirdly knowledgable Tom joins us again for our Luther episode. What really was he fighting for?Might the German language have developed differently without him? And can he really be linked to the Pilgrims who escaped to America - or are we getting carried away with ourselves..?! Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

30 MIN2019 DIC. 29
Comments
Martin Luther

Margaret Thatcher

EBilly, Anna and Dan argue about the impact that Maggie had - on British culture, governments to come, the North, and our relationship with America vs. the EU. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN2019 DIC. 22
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Margaret Thatcher

Frida Kahlo

EBilly and Anna invite Spanish and Central American megafan Izzy into the studio to talk about the patchwork of influence that Frida Kahlo had on the world. Would Mexican national identity look different today without her? Has she really strengthened the position of various other oppressed groups? And what about her influence on art? Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN2019 DIC. 15
Comments
Frida Kahlo

The Beatles

EFor the first ever episode Billy, Anna and Tom chat all things Beatley. What really was their impact on music to come? What did they do for class relations in the North? And don't get me started on their album artwork.. Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village.

29 MIN2019 DIC. 7
Comments
The Beatles
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