In 1936, British citizens defeated fascism in the famous Battle of Cable Street. Almost a century later, far-right fascist forces are back. Cable Street explores the current global rise of the far-right and fascism: what is driving this phenomenon, where is it leading, and what can be done in response?

Episode #16: Why Did Progressive Parties Abandon Working Class Voters?

In the 1990s, progressive parties turned away from working-class policies and embraced more rightwing ideas. So why did this happen? And how has this shaped opinions about progressive policies.

Episode #15: Is Abdul El-Sayed the Answer to Far-Right Populism?

Is a 33-year-old progressive Muslim doctor the answer to far-right populism? On August 7th, Michigan Democrats will choose their candidate for Governor. The race is between establishment Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer, and Abdul El-Sayed, a man many are calling the face of a new progressive vision for America.

Episode #14: Italy Embraced The Far-Right – What Does That Mean For Europe?

While the world watches America burn, Italy just elected a populist party. And they have their own version of Donald Trump...

Episode #13: Why Progressives Suck at Storytelling

Why are progressives bad at storytelling? Is a left-wing nationalism possible? And is the left too concerned with definitions instead of winning? In this episode of Cable Street, I’m joined by professor Richard Sandbrook to discuss how the left can win and use power.

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Episode #12: Monopolies Caused Income Inequality – Here’s How to Fix It

In this episode of Cable Street, I'm joined by Matt Stoller to discuss how the rise of monopolies has contributed to income inequality and political populism.

Episode #11: Eastern Autocrats

Political Scientist Lucan Way from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy discusses why some democracies are backsliding towards authoritarianism, especially in eastern Europe, and what that means for the rest of the world.

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Episode #10: Millenials – Avocado Toast or Political Revolution?

Research indicates young people have unfavourable opinions towards democratic institutions. So what does that mean for western democracy? Researcher David Coletto shares his thoughts on millennials and how they will, and are, shaping politics throughout the world.

Episode #9: The Death of Democracy

Historian Benjamin Hett joins Cable Street to discuss his book Death of Democracy that chronicles Hitler's rise to power, and whether historical parallels exist in today's politics.

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Episode #8: How Tall is Ben Shapiro?

In this wide-ranging interview, internet "free speech activist" Nathan Bernard explains why satire is an effective way to critique the far-right, how censorship is ineffective and why there are few progressive alternatives to far-right new media personalities.

Episode #7: Reporting From the Frontlines of Hate

Reporter Martin Patriquin explains how he and other reporters cover white supremacist stories.

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Geoff Sharpe

Geoff is the host of Cable Street and co-founder of The Cable.

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