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 how can progressives respond?

#21 – Brazil’s Trump, But Worse w/ Alex Hochuli

Brazil is about to elect a fascist as President.

Episode #20 – Deutschland Dabbles with the Far-Right

Is Germany at risk of a far-right take-over? Short answer - yes.

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Episode #19 – Branding The Far Right

In episode #19, Geoff talks to cultural sociologist professor and far-right expert Cynthia Miller-Idriss about how the far-right uses branding to normalize their ideas and messages.

Episode #18 – Free Speech in the Age of Internet Monopolies

How do we reconcile free speech, internet monopolies and stopping far-right ideas from spreading? That's the question Geoff tries to answer with guest Yasha Levine.

Episode #17 – Queer Eye for the Alt-Right Guy?

What does the show Queer Eye have to do with the alt-right? Quite alot.

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.

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Geoff Sharpe

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