Authoritania
Somebody Call Security

Somebody Call Security

March 2, 2021

On this episode, we discuss how to crack down on your dissidents and revolutionaries against your new autocratic state by forming your own secret police service. We also discuss the history of security agencies, US black sites, forced disappearances, and other lovely hallmarks of a functioning autocracy.

Fabulous Fascist Fashions

Fabulous Fascist Fashions

February 15, 2021

On this episode we explore totalitarian tastes, dictator design, and how the clothes you love support the autocrats you hate. Learn how to design your own fabulous fascist state using lessons from Italy, Germany, China, and more!

You Gotta Start a Cult

You Gotta Start a Cult

February 1, 2021

On this episode, Nikhil walks you through how to create a cult of personality and become something beyond a political leader by examining the Aliyev family in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Why be a king, when you can be a god? 

Authoritania: PILOT (S1E1)

Authoritania: PILOT (S1E1)

October 9, 2020

On the pilot episode of Authoritania, Nikhil takes us through how to turn a democracy into a dictatorship in just three easy steps.  We'll take a look at historical examples of autocracy in action in the US, Turkey, and India as we begin our journey in creating our own authoritarian state. 

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