Bungacast (formerly Aufhebunga Bunga) is the global politics podcast at the end of the End of History.
Our starting point is that the ‘End of History’, in which Western liberal democracy was held to be ‘the final form of human government’, is now over. Instead, we are seeing crumbling of the technocratic managerialism that ruled Europe and North America until 2016. We’ve seen the common sense of liberal politics upended by Trump and by Brexit. We are watching the decline of American hegemony play out in regions around the world. And the rising powers everyone expected to take over have refused to do so. No one’s in control. And we’ve seen the pundits and the polls getting it wrong again and again and again. At the end of the End of History, they have nothing left to say.
On this podcast, we’re charting what’s emerging and what comes next. With help from a range of contributors, we are scanning the globe high and low to understand the politics, economics, and culture of the new era.
The book we co-authored, The End of the End of History, extends and elaborates on what we developed on this podcast. It has been translated into German and Italian.
New shows are out weekly on Tuesdays, and occasionally more often than that. At least two original episodes a month are for patrons only. Come join us at patreon.com/bungacast.
Who is Bungacast?
The podcast is produced and hosted by Alex Hochuli, George Hoare, and Philip Cunliffe.
You can email us at aufhebungabunga [at] gmail.com or message us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.