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Beyond the Noise Podcast LIVE – Alternatives to Capitalist Alienation

David Jamieson, CommonSpace journalist and host of the leftwing Scottish podcast ‘Beyond the Noise’ will be joined by activist and writer Cat Boyd to discuss the radical response to the current breakdown of identity, in a special live recording of the podcast.

Economic forces have thrown our lives into turmoil. Self-help gurus, far right demagogues and the lifestyle industry all seek to supply answers to crises in traditional identities, the loss of a sense of authenticity and shared values and growing concern over the rise of mental ill health and loneliness.

But are all these responses to problems ultimately superficial? Is there a progressive alternative to resolving the crisis of identity that doesn’t argue for a return to traditional hierarchies and lifestyles?