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Brazil Unfiltered

Brazil Unfiltered

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Brazil is going through turbulent times. There’s never been a more important moment to understand Brazil’s politics, society, and culture. To go beyond the headlines, and to ask questions that aren’t easy to answer. 'Brazil Unfiltered,' a new podcast...Show More
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22:34 | Jun 20th

Some of the strongest opposition to Jair Bolsonaro has come from students and educators in Brazil, so it’s no surprise that Bolsonaro has framed Brazil’s education system as a threat to the country. For this last episode of the first season of Brazil...Show More

21:52 | Jun 5th

On this episode: a deep dive into Brazil’s national and electoral politics. To do that, Jim Green talked with George Avelino, a Professor of Political Science at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, and director of the Center for Politics and ...Show More

20:27 | May 22nd

Leah VanWey is a sociologist and expert on the effects of deforestation in Brazil [https://www.brown.edu/academics/sociology/people/leah-vanwey]. On this episode she and Jim Green explore the history, politics, and science of Brazil’s forests. Becaus...Show More

14:52 | May 10th

Debora Diniz is an anthropologist, activist, and former University of Brasilia law professor. Her life was utterly transformed last year, when she helped bring a case to Brazil’s Supreme Court to decriminalize abortion. Death threats were made agains...Show More

16:09 | Apr 26th

On this episode of Brazil Unfiltered James Green talks with Ben Cowan, Associate Professor of History at UC San Diego and a leading expert on the history of Brazil’s military dictatorship. His 2016 book ‘Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the M...Show More

19:50 | Apr 12th

On December 1, 2018, a group of activists and scholars met in New York to talk about the political crisis in Brazil. What came out of that meeting was the creation of US Network for Democracy in Brazil. James Green is currently serving as the Nationa...Show More

23:15 | Mar 26th

It's impossible to understand contemporary Brazil without understanding life in the country's poorest and most marginalized communities. Watson Postdoctoral Fellow Nick Barnes lived in one such community -- a favela in Rio de Janeiro -- from 2012 to ...Show More

22:06 | Mar 7th

March 14 marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Marielle Franco, a politician and activist in Rio de Janeiro. Her assassination shook the city -- and the country. On this episode of Brazil Unfiltered, a new podcast from the Watson In...Show More