Right Rising

Right Rising

Right-wing authoritarian and extremist movements are on the march worldwide. This podcast will host some of the globe's leading experts on the radical right to help us understand the development of these extremists. Each episode, hosts and guests bring their specialist insights to break down the critical people, places, organizations, actions, and ideas of the radical right. Produced by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right

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June 24, 2021 43 min
In this special episode hosted by the CARR Right Rising Populism Research Unit, Mette Wiggen and Maureen Eger join Host James F. Downes in providing an introduction to the Radical Right in Scandinavia. This episode explores the rise of the radical right in Sweden and Norway alongside the importance of the Scandinavian political context in Europe. The episode also breaks down support for the radical right before, during and after th...
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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. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Eviane, Ashley, and Will take us through an overview of key developments in the far right over the past year, including the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the continued ravages COVID-19 pandemic, and the...
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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. As part of Right Rising's first "New Book Spotlight," Sara talks us through some of the critical aspects of understanding white nationalism explored in Homegrown Hate. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Sara breaks down commonly misunderstood concept...
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Guest Sabine Volk joins Right Rising to discuss PEGIDA - a German far-right organization with a distinctly pan-European agenda. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Sabine walks us through the demographics of PEGIDA and how she gained insight into the organization's mobilization tactics by conducting participant observation. Breaking down how PEGIDA uses a particular historical memory around anti-communist revolution over anti...
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April 13, 2021 29 min
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. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Haley explores how the anti-gender movement spread across Southern and Eastern Africa by mobilizing against sex edu...
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Guest Dr. Katherine Kondor joins Right Rising to give us a deep dive into the growth of the Radical Right in Hungary. Along with host, Dr. James F. Downes (Head of the Populism Research Unit) Katherine also discusses the recent ideological transformation of the governing party Fidesz alongside the uniqueness of the political landscape in Hungary and the turn towards 'illiberal' democracy. Katherine draws on her unique acade...
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March 30, 2021 24 min
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. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Blyth and Florence explore the ambivalent relationship between mainstream social media and Chan sites and how that complicates de-platforming efforts. Breaking down the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact ...
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March 16, 2021 29 min
Guest Mario Peucker joins Right Rising to walk us through the history of the radical right in Australia. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Mario explores some of the critical issues for the radical right leading to the Christchurch terror attacks in 2019 and how Australian far-right activism has changed during the COVID-19 crisis. Mario also grounds us in the key actors, organizations, and locations of radical right activism in...
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This episode from Bàrbara Molas (York University) draws on her research on Canada's modern nation-building to discuss what she has termed 'white multiculturalism'. In this podcast, she uses this contradictory concept to describe a project led by (Continental) European immigrants to Canada who between 1934 and the late 1960s proposed the integration and 'amalgamation' of Christian white Canadians to create a supe...
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Guest Alexander Reid Ross joins Right Rising to breakdown the geography of the radical right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Alexander takes us through a series of geographic hotspots of the far-right - specifically in the Pacific Northwest - to explain how location intersects with the development of radical right groups. He also walks us through the cartographic tools used by geographers in studying the far-right. In today&...
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February 16, 2021 30 min
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. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Balsa takes us on a deep dive into the world of what he calls "far-right ecologism." He explains how various ideological threads of the radical right, far right, and Christian ecology intersect in far-right ecologism. In today's ...
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Guest Natalie James joins Right Rising to breakdown the Prevent Duty, a controversial counter-terrorism program created by the United Kingdom. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Natalie takes us on a deep dive into the Prevent Duty's evolution and how it demands individual responsibility for combatting radicalization. In today's discussion, Natalie and Augusta consider some of the Prevent Duty's controversial aspects...
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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. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Michael takes us on a deep dive into the kinds of rallies and demonstrations undertaken by the far right. While today's discussion between Michael and Augusta occurred before the 1/6 violent riot at the U.S. ...
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January 5, 2021 21 min
Guest Louie Dean Valencia-García joins Right Rising to discuss how far right movements create counter-narratives to accepted understandings of history. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Louie takes on a deep dive into how the far-right's "alt histories" circulate all over the globe and the role that historians play in combatting that spread. Louie also introduces us to a new segment on Right Rising - "Delve Into...
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Guest Megan Squire joins Right Rising to walk us through how white nationalists are using popular live-streaming to make money. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Megan takes us on a deep dive into how far right actors - removed from sites like Twitter - have migrated to video platforms like DLive to engage in "monetized propaganda." Megan explains how much money these white nationalists are making, where it comes from, ...
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December 8, 2020 23 min
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. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Michael takes us on a deep dive into some of the most famous examples of this budding relationship - like German footballer Mesut Özil and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Michael helps us understand how these relationships eme...
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Guest Sophie Schmalenberger joins Right Rising to comprehensively break down the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. Along with host James F. Downes, Sophie takes us on a deep dive into the significance of the contemporary German political landscape and the ideological evolution of the far-right AfD Party. Sophie breaks down her latest research on the AfD and the important regional differences (West vs. East) that have h...
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November 24, 2020 23 min
Guest Simon Purdue joins Right Rising to break down why gender is so important to the extreme right. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Simon takes us on a deep dive into some of the most consistent narratives around womanhood and gender in the U.S., U.K. and South African extreme right to help us understand why feminity is central to the ideology of these movements. Finally, Simon and Augusta explore how the extreme right uses ...
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Guest Ashton Kingdon joins Right Rising to break down the connections between Artificial Intelligence and far-right radicalization online. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Ashton takes us on a deep dive into the world of algorithims, social media companies, and disinformation to help us understand the connections between technology and radicalization. Finally, Ashton and I ask the ultimate question - can we really hold intelli...
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October 27, 2020 34 min
Guest Ashley Mattheis joins Right Rising to break down the QAnon conspiracy and its growth during the COVID-19 crisis. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Ashley walks us through the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories after the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and how these ideas spread across social media. Finally, Ashley takes us on a deep dive into the world of "Momfluencers" and how their conceptions of motherhood h...
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