Cursed Objects

A podcast about big ideas, weird history and pop culture - and tat. Join Dr Kasia Tee and Dan Hancox as they get drunk in the gift shop with the Angel of History.

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Introducing a new podcast about big ideas, weird history, and pop culture - and tat. Come and meet hosts Dr Kasia Tee and Dan Hancox in the gift shop if you want a fight. Series 1 begins very soon!   ...
March 9, 2021
It's Episode 1! Kasia and Dan explore the muddy world of houseplants – from their colonial histories, to their role as inhibitors of social change. This week's Cursed Object is a Thai Consellation Mon...
April 6, 2021
This week Kasia and Dan delve into the concept of 'Austerity Nostalgia'. Why is the Second World War still so important to British culture, over 80 years after it began? This week's Cursed Object: a K...
April 7, 2021
Dan and Kasia explore a distant memory – the DVD box set – through the nostalgic, dream-like world of the hit murder mystery Poirot. Get ready for debates on Netflix destroying our brains, poverty in ...
April 14, 2021
Join Kasia and Dan as they take a walk down the 'world food aisle' of the Big Sainsburys - delving into the politics of flavour, globalisation, multiculturalism, cultural appropriation and identity, v...
April 21, 2021
It's episode 5, and this week Kasia and Dan are worrying about 'Agamben Toys': dystopian play-things for kids like Playmobil prisons and riot cops with tiny plastic riot shields, guns, mean-looking do...
April 28, 2021
Dan and Kasia are having a kickabout and looking into the role of the Spanish Civil War in left-wing mythology. What connects lower league English football with the Spanish Republic of 1931-1939? Why ...
May 5, 2021
Kasia and Dan dig into the cursed experience of being 'on the apps' - dating apps - and discuss 'tweevertising', why companies are more interested in 'driving engagement' than selling products, and ho...
May 12, 2021
Kasia and Dan are struggling to feel ‘mindful’ despite using their fresh-off-Amazon colouring-in wallcharts, puzzles and self-help books. Interrogating the mental health crisis and neoliberalism, they...
May 19, 2021
It's Episode 9, and this week Dan and Kasia are looking at the transcendental appeal of cheap religious tat, and the mass reproduction of images. There is faith, forgery, bootlegging and breakfast... ...
May 26, 2021
Series 1 closes with an Olympian nightmare. Kasia and Dan de-mythologise London 2012: surface-to-air missiles on east London rooftops, cops arresting protesters, VIP lanes on the roads - all in the na...
June 2, 2021
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