“Piou-Piou” by Roland Topor. / Will

The Wave of the Future

The British and French elections, young fascists, and allegory in Fantastic Planet

“Piou-Piou” by Roland Topor. / Will


Welcome to this Baffler podcast. WHALE VOMIT is an entertaining yet cutting state of the union delivered by Amber A’Lee Frost and Sam Kriss, with the ocean between them.

Episode 4: The Wave of the Future

Amber A’Lee Frost and Sam Kriss set the world to rights, covering the British election that is suddenly happening, the French election that just half-happened, the strange rise of fascism among under-twenty-five-year-olds, and the use of allegory in Roland Topor’s Fantastic Planet and Disney’s Zootopia.

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Amber A'Lee Frost is a writer and musician in Brooklyn. She is a contributor to Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy and False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Sam Kriss is a writer who lives in the United Kingdom. His blog is Idiot Joy Showland.

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