Right wing populists have stormed the world wide web. They even have a beachhead in China. Chenchen Zhang tells us about the racism and misogyny she found on the knowledge sharing platform Zhihu. And Leta Hong Fincher explains why patriarchal authoritarianism is central to the success of the Chinese Communist Party.

Chapter six in the new ToE Failure miniseries.

Personally connecting the dots. All of them.

Theory of Everything plunges listeners into a whirl of art, journalism, fiction, interviews, and exploding pipe dreams. Host Benjamen Walker connects the dots in a world of information overload, featuring conversations with philosophers, friends, and the occasional too-good-to-be-real guest.

If you’re new to Theory Of Everything try starting with one of these series!

Series

False Alarm

Fake news and alternative facts have declared war on the real. How are we gonna keep our mix and fact and fiction going?

Instaserfs

In the sharing economy, no one can hear you work. In 2015, your host decided to partner with an official ToE instapoder who drove, shopped, delivered, and manserved.

NY After Rent

The play Rent closed in NY the same year AirBnB came: 2008. Your host confronts the commodification of every square inch of the city.

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