A poster in London. / Kenneth Lu

Syphilis, Baby

Episode 2: Scottish devolution, the Dutch election, the Fat Leonard scandal

A poster in London. / Kenneth Lu
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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 2: Syphilis, Baby

Amber and Sam rehash the news at home and abroad, from the Dutch election to the all-American Fat Leonard scandal, taking in along the way the great syphilis explosion of 2014 and George Orwell’s most romantic work, 1984

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

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.

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