2 Crickets In A Thorn Tree

SA INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS  |  Podcast , ±1 hr 15 min episodes every 1 week, 2 days  | 
Nicholas Lorimer and Gabriel Crouse provide their unique take on everything and anything going on in South Africa and the world at large, with a focus on history, philosophy and current affairs.

Getting away with murder in South Africa, Russian oligarchs, American elections and geopolitical strategy all feature in this unconventional podcast.

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16
MAY

The Centre Folds, Black Stars & Leaky Robes

Gabriel and Nick discuss the latest scientific discovery about our galaxy and then move onto the problems with and consequences of, the leak from the U.S. supreme court regarding its draft opinion on abortion legislation.

Recommendations:

Nick: Worldle https://worldle.teuteuf.fr/
Tradle https://oec.world/en/tradle/

Gabriel: The Tragedy of Macbeth https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10095582/
26
APR

All things French

Nick and Gabriel discuss the weirdness that is French politics and the results of the latest French presidential election.

Recommendations:

Nick: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkFeltonProductions/videos

Gabriel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050083/
14
APR

The Elon-Twitter affair

Gabriel and Nick discuss the Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter as well as the state of the media world today. They also manage to have a (relatively) short discussion on the situation in the Ukraine, Russia war.
08
APR

The problem with childhood

Nick and Gabriel discuss the problem with "wet noodle" centerists, a new law in Florida and the latest toxic development in the U.S. culture war.

Recommendations:

Gabriel: https://www.amazon.com/Childhood-Jesus-J-M-Coetzee/dp/0143125761

Nick: https://dailyfriend.co.za/2022/04/04/race-lessons-from-rwanda/
23
MAR

Comedy, courts and war

Gabriel and Nick discuss the need for new topics for South African Comedy , the nomination of a new American supreme court justice and their thoughts on how the Russo-Ukrainian war is going so far.

Nick: Equipment losses of the war https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2022/02/attack-on-europe-documenting-equipment.html

Gabriel: George Orwell's review of Mein Kampf https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/military-review/Archives/English/MilitaryReview_20160228_art020.pdf
01
MAR

How can we escape the nightmare of war?

Nick and Gabriel fail to keep the show short again in a sober reflection on the horror unfolding in Ukraine as war once again breaks out in Europe.

Recommendations:

Gabriel
https://www.yalebooks.co.uk/display.asp?K=9780300259933&%20M.%20E.%27

Nick

Life of Boris cooking playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKfmRhfuI8g&list=PLbS0HkS8Xsorrdr3pPk4lP80tUAzfyxP1
21
FEB

Hate speech laws

Gabriel and Nick chat about the Afriforum vs. EFF court case around the chant "shoot the Boer".

Recommendations:

Gabriel: https://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion/commandante-lushaba-and-the-fhrer

Nick: https://www.pricecheck.co.za/search?search=Steri+Stumpie
13
FEB

What's in a word?

Nick and Gabriel discuss the controversy around Joe Rogan and his use of the 'n-word', they dive into a deeper examination of language, codes of conduct and race.

Recommendations:

Iran's new missile: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/02/iran-hard-liners-overjoyed-new-missile

Moscow times: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/02/09/putins-white-table-in-macron-talks-sparks-endless-memes-a76300
28
JAN

Should bloodlines be borderlines?

Nick and Gabriel talk about Ukraine and Russia again and how the conflict intersects with race and the nation state, this time with more history focus.

What was a planned 5-minute segment turns into almost the whole discussion, as fits their style. They also briefly talk about Gabriel’s theory that Ramaphosa is indeed the real head of the RET faction of the ANC.

Recommendations:

Anton Petrov: https://www.youtube.com/c/whatdamath/videos

Superbowl of economics: Inflation Debate between Paul R. Krugman and Lawrence H. Summers - Part II

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