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Where’s My Jetpack?!

76 EpisodesProduced by No Fate ProjectWebsite

A politics and pop culture podcast, with sci-fi and socialist leanings. Hosted by Derek Johnson and Ani White. Produced by the No Fate Project.

76 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Extended Reality with guest Lidia Grigorut

December 19th, 2022


Lidia Grigorut guests to discuss extended reality: a term including virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. We discuss possible …

🎃 Horror we overlooked #3: 2000's-20's 🎃

October 31st, 2022


🎃 Happy Halloween! 🧙‍♀️ In this finale, we conclude our reviews of  horror we overlooked in last year's roundup of faves down the decades.  We wrap …

Horror we overlooked #2: 1980's-90's

October 30th, 2022


Last year we picked favourite horror movies through the decades. This year we're reviewing horror we overlooked. In Part 2 of 3, we cover the …

Horror we overlooked #1: 1970's

October 29th, 2022


Ghosts, Nazis, and mutated bears! Oh my! Last Halloween we picked our favourite horror movies from each decade. However, any list of great horror movies will always be incomplete, so this year we're reviewing ones we …

Halloween Bonus: The Wicker Man and its descendants

October 22nd, 2022


Christianity vs paganism! Cult dynamics! Nicolas Cage: good or bad?! 

Our first Halloween episode features guest superfan Lucy Buchanan. We review …

Dodgy Things We've Believed

September 29th, 2022


We discuss our dark pasts.

Edited by's Zarah Meneses.

COVID and Disability: Part 2

September 3rd, 2022


We conclude our discussion of disability rights in the age of COVID. Edited by Lindsay Curtis. Further credits at

COVID and Disability: Part 1

September 3rd, 2022


We discuss disability rights in the age of COVID. Edited by DJ Panda and Lindsay Curtis. Further credits at

Trans Rights

June 28th, 2022


For our second Pride Month episode, Ani discusses trans rights with guest Lidia Grigorut. We apologise for the audio quality issues.

Pride in the Philippines

June 18th, 2022


Ani interviews RJ from Mindanao, Philippines on LGBT struggles there.

Note: This was recorded before the national election of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

More info at

May Day: History of Chinese-Australian working class struggle

May 1st, 2022


For our May Day bonus episode, we interview director Liam Ward on the history of Chinese-Australian working class struggle, as addressed in his documentary Do Nothing and Do It Well (2021).

Syria Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death: An interview with Yasser Munif

March 15th, 2022


We interview Syrian academic and activist Yasser Munif on his book The Syrian Revolution: Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine: An interview with Eric Draitser

March 12th, 2022


We interview Eric Draitser of CounterPunch Radio on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. To find more of Eric's work please visit

Anti-Fascist Movie Reviews

November 27th, 2021


We review classic satirical anti-fascist movies: The Great Dictator (1940), The Producers (1967), Cabaret (1972), Starship Troopers (1997), and Dredd (2012). 

Thumbnail image from The Great Dictator.

Kaiju Cycle 7: The Crawling Chaos

November 13th, 2021


Nathaniel Derby Pickman's logs on the triumph of the Crawling Chaos, the Tall Man, the Walking Shadow.  

Opening poem performed by Durante Haire for LibriVox. 

Thumbnail image by Jens Heimdahl. 

More info at …

Halloween #2: Favourite horror movies each decade with guest Tyler West

October 31st, 2021


Part 2 of our Halloween retrospective: Ani and guest Tyler West of Haunting The Studio pick their favourite horror movies of the 1990s-2020s …

Halloween #1: Favourite horror movies each decade with guest Tyler West

October 30th, 2021


Happy Halloween! Ani and guest Tyler West of Haunting the Studio pick their favourite horror movies of each decade. In this part we cover the …

Halloween Bonus: Social Reproduction Feminisms & Horror, a talk by Jo Isaacson

October 29th, 2021


For a Halloween bonus this year, we’re hosting a talk by Jo Isaacson on Social Reproduction Feminisms and Horror. 

Jo writes academic and popular …

Kaiju Cycle 6.5: Interpretation

October 28th, 2021


No Fate Project report (cont'): Reading between the lines and boiling down the contemporary relevance of Dyer's diary. Like total nerds. 

Diary full …

Kaiju Cycle 6: Scripture

October 27th, 2021


No Fate Project report: we finally unearth the details of Dyer's doomed 1930s expedition to Antarctica. We interpet the diary's contemporary relevance at

Thumbnail image from François …

Kaiju Cycle 5: Rampage

September 28th, 2021


As the four remaining kaiju converge on Syria, and a separatist Silicon Valley cartel seizes control of California, our hero Derek Johnson receives …

Is there a 'middle class' or 'Professional-Managerial Class'?

September 25th, 2021


The idea of a middle class has popular currency, with everyone from factory workers to millionaires self-identifying as 'middle class.' Meanwhile, …

Rocketeer Retrofuturistic Retrospective Part III

August 29th, 2021


On the 30th anniversary of the Rocketeer's release, the long-delayed third part of our Rocketeer review (the first two parts can be found in our first ever episode Wanting to Believe, and our 2019 Xmas bonus episode). 

July hiatus

July 24th, 2021


An announcement to our regular listeners that due to personal circumstances, the Where's My Jetpack podcast is not releasing a July episode. 

We'll …

Pride #3: Edgy Queer Ultra-Left Sampler

June 26th, 2021


Samples from the last 50+ years, from a queer ultra-left perspective. 

Thumbnail image: Quote from The Raspberry Reich (2004 feature film). 

More …

Pride #2: Plus-size gay Latino actor Harvey Guillen

June 19th, 2021


Pride Month #2: a retrospective on the work of plus-size gay Latino actor Harvey Guillen, particularly reviewing vampire sitcom What We Do in the …

Pride #1.5: Steven Universe w Ivy (continued)

June 12th, 2021


Second of a two-part retrospective on the queer-friendly family TV show Steven Universe, with guest superfan Ivy Decker.  Thumbnail: Derek as Greg Universe <3  More info at

Pride #1: Steven Universe w guest Ivy Decker

June 5th, 2021


First of a two-part retrospective on the queer-friendly family TV show Steven Universe, with guest superfan Ivy Decker. 

Thumbnail image: Ivy cosplays as Garnet, from Steven Universe. 

More info at

Kaiju Cycle 4: Clash of the Kaiju

May 30th, 2021


An update on the emergence of real life kaiju (strange beasts), particularly a battle between two Destroyers and two Protectors in the Mojave desert. 

Biden-era socialist strategy

May 29th, 2021


We discuss Biden-era socialist strategy with two guests, NY Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members Hakan Yilmaz and Robert Cuffy. 

Thumbnail image from Yahoo News. 

More info at

May Day bonus: All About My Mother (and her comrades)

May 1st, 2021


A May Day story: the Rank and File Teachers' Organisation (RAFTO) in 1980s Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Trigger warning for discussion of rape culture, and …

Kaiju Cycle 3: Three Weddings and Countless Funerals

April 25th, 2021


An update on the emergence of real-life kaiju in our timeline, including the formation of three new pairs: two Protectors, two Destroyers, and two …

The Author is Undead: Audience interpretation and authorial intent

April 24th, 2021


We discuss the question of who determines meaning: author, audience or both? 

Then we conclude with a review of Godzilla vs Kong (2021), with guest kaiju superfan Jase Short. 

Thumbnail art by Makar Malicki. 

More info …

Godzilla vs Kong review w guest Jase Short

April 9th, 2021


We review Godzilla vs Kong, with guest kaiju superfan Jase Short. Discussion ranges from style vs substance (which will triumph?!), to a deep dive on …

Kaiju Cycle 2: Emu War II: First Blood

March 29th, 2021


An update on the emergence of real-life kaiju in our timeline, including the clash between the North American Bird of Prey and Australian Mega-Dromaius, a decisive battle in Emu War II. 

Thumbnail art by JuggaloICP

Syrian Revolution 10th anniversary: Razan Ghazzawi interview

March 15th, 2021


On the 10th anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, we interview exiled Syrian-Palestinian scholar-activist Razan Ghazzawi. 

More info at

Bonus: Byron Clark on the far right in Aotearoa/New Zealand

March 14th, 2021


March 15th is the second anniversary of the Christchurch far-right terrorist attack. We honour the dead, and fight for the living.

Accordingly, we're hosting a talk by video essayist Byron Clark on the state of the …

Bonus: Lebanese, US and Latin American movements

March 10th, 2021


Over March, we're hosting a series of talks recorded at the annual conference of Fightback Aotearoa/Australia (, on the 23rd of January 2021. 

In this session, Lebanese Canadian writer and activist Jade …

Bonus: Veteran activist Sue Bradford on left organisational futures in Aotearoa/New Zealand

March 7th, 2021


Over March, we're hosting a series of talks recorded at the annual conference of Fightback Aotearoa/Australia (, on the 23rd of January 2021. 

This talk, by veteran Aotearoa/New Zealand activist Sue …

Is Free Speech Racist?

February 27th, 2021


We interview Irish scholar-activist Gavan Titley on his book Is Free Speech Racist? 

More info at

Waitangi Day bonus: Constitutional transformation in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand's indigenous history

February 5th, 2021


Waitangi Day is Aotearoa/New Zealand's commemoration of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the treaty between indigenous Māori and the Crown. This Waitangi Day, we broadcast a talk by Erin Matariki Carr, a lawyer of …

Are Tankie Politics Racist?

January 30th, 2021


Ani discusses tankie* politics and alternatives with returning guest Gayaal Iddamalgoda (a socialist, trade unionist, and migrant rights  advocate). …

All anti-fascist transcripts online!

January 15th, 2021


Thanks to all who contributed, we have now transcribed and released all 10+ hours of anti-fascist interviews, which can be found at

Kaiju Cycle 1: A Very Kaiju Christmas

December 26th, 2020


No Fate Project report on the surprise emergence of seven real Kaiju* in our timeline, across seven continents.  
*Japanese word for ‘strange beast’, …

Kaiju Movies and Ecology

December 26th, 2020


Happy (war on) Christmas 💚

This month kaiju* superfan Jase Short guest-stars, as we review six kaiju flicks, focusing on the ecological themes of …

Red-Brown Zombies: The Complete Story

December 8th, 2020


9 reports from the No Fate Project, about the war against the zombie plague.  

Fourth-Wall Breaking Disclaimer: This arc was conceived before   COVID-19, with the first part being broadcast in November 2019. It is …

Bonus: Deus Ex

November 29th, 2020


No Fate Project Report No 9: A dark horse in the race turns the tide against the zombie plague. 

More info, and previous entries at

If you like what we do, and can spare some cash, please contribute …

Our Insectoid Ancestors: Quatermass and the alien behind the familiar

November 28th, 2020


We review the classic BBC sci-fi Quatermass serials written by Nigel Kneale, and their adaptations. Quatermass was immensely influential on Doctor Who, The X Files, and John Carpenter's work among other sci-fi  and …

Bonus: US Elections & Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand News

November 11th, 2020


Just a bonus episode with our takes on some recent news. 

Thumbnail image by: thesackoftroy. 

Music by Tryad, Beethoven. 

Citations and further info at 

Anti-fascist transcription crowdfunding campaign …

Crowdfunding update: First transcripts released!

November 9th, 2020


You can find our first batch of anti-fascist episode transcripts at 

And as always, the crowdfunding page is at, with about 3 weeks to go in the campaign. 

Music: Waltz in the …


October 31st, 2020


Content warning: Castration, immature content. 
A broadcast from Timeline B, the utopian timeline: the Halloween sequel nobody asked for (because you were too afraid to ask), on a topic certain of our listeners might …

Against the Fascist Creep: Interview with Alexander Reid-Ross

September 26th, 2020


We interview Professor Alexander Reid Ross, author of Against The Fascist Creep

Fund transcription of this and other anti-fascist interviews here:

More info at

Let’s Play Tell Me Why (ain’t nothing but a heartache)

September 23rd, 2020


We’re playing through interactive drama Tell Me Why, to promote our anti-fascist transcription project:

Bonus: Climax!

September 22nd, 2020


No Fate Project report: shit just got real. The zombie plague has begun.

For background on the IRL Red-Brown Zombie Plague, the infection of far right ideas on the left:

Fund …

Crowdfunding: Anti-fascist & anti-racist interview transcription project -

September 6th, 2020


We're launching a crowdfunding campaign to transcribe our anti-fascist and anti-racist interviews, paying transcribers at market rates: 

Music: Better Days - Lakey Inspired

Bonus: All power to the imagination!

August 30th, 2020


Our latest No Fate Project report: new developments in multiverse theory! 

Headphone warning: high-pitched sound at 5.35-5.45. 

More info at …

Crises of US Capitalism: Interview with DSA Afrosocialists member Robert Cuffy

August 29th, 2020


We interview DSA Afrosocialists member Robert Cuffy, on the triple crises of US Capitalism: Covid-19, the Floyd Rebellion & economic recession. More info at

Bonus: Donlevy is exactly what he seems...

July 25th, 2020


The latest report on the fight against the Red-Brown Zombie Plague,  broadcasting from the No Fate Project HQ in Antarctica. This month we document the strangeness of working for Professor Donlevy, everyone's second …

Hate in the Time of COVID: Interview with slackbastard (AKA Andy Fleming)

July 25th, 2020


We interview prominent Australian anti fascist writer Andy Fleming, AKA slackbastard. Info and links at 

Red Brown Zombies: The story so far

June 28th, 2020


Fourth-Wall Breaking Disclaimer: This arc was conceived before COVID-19, with the first part being broadcast in November 2019. It is based on Daphne Lawless' concept of the Red-Brown Zombie Plague, the infection of far …

Life is Strange: Choices and Consequences

June 28th, 2020


Happy Pride on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riot! This month we bring you an analysis of the extremely gay Life is Strange game series, focusing on choices and consequences. 

We conclude with an update on the …

COVID-19: For a #JustLockdown

May 1st, 2020


COVID-19 demands an internationalist response, rather than an expansion of repression. On May Day, or international workers day, we bring you an interview on just lockdown with migrant worker advocate Gayaal …

DRUGS (and mental health)

April 19th, 2020


This month on 420 day we’re discussing DRUGS (and mental health), from Acid Communism to psychiatry. We also include a mysterious tape sent back to us by the No Fate Project, recounting the future zombie plague. Fourth …

Syrian Revolution and Counter-Revolution: An interview with Joseph Daher

March 15th, 2020


On March 15th, the anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, we bring you an interview with Joseph Daher of the Alliance of Middle East and North African …

Star Wars: Episode X: The Wasted Opportunity

February 20th, 2020


The Last Jedi is the best entry in the sequel trilogy, and Luke is the  best part! Enjoy these and other spicy hot-takes in our first episode of  2020, in which your hosts Derek and Ani review the Disney Star Wars …

Xmas Bonus: Errol Flynn Exposed + Rocketeer Retrofuturistic Retrospective P2 + The Rocketeer and the Mystery of Betty Page +

December 25th, 2019


As an Xmas present, we're releasing not one but two bonus episodes, one audio one video. Firstly this right here, featuring three segments that were previously limited to patrons, all focused on the movie Rocketeer and …

Thanos Was Wrong: Populationism and Ecosocialist Alternatives

December 10th, 2019


Our December episode addresses populationism and ecosocialist  alternatives, plus reviews of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and …

Red-Brown Zombies Part 3

November 28th, 2019


For the final entry in our Red-Brown Zombie three-parter, guest Tyler  West outlines a history of the far right in Aotearoa/New Zealand, then  we conclude with a review of Terminator: Dark Fate. No fate but what we …

Red-Brown Zombies Part 2

November 28th, 2019


For the second part of our three-parter on Red-Brown Zombies - the  infection of far right ideas on the left - we pivot to the Belly of the  Beast, the US of A. We interview Peter Soeller of on dirtbag …

Red-Brown Zombies Part 1

November 20th, 2019


The first of a three parter on Red Brownism - the infection of far right politics on the left. We interview NZ socialist Daphne Lawless, followed by …


October 31st, 2019


Content warning: Ballbusting, castration, transphobia. This Halloween we're dealing with a topic certain of our listeners might find truly scary... …

Conspiracy Theories and Xenophobia

September 28th, 2019


We interview Christchurch video essayist Byron Clark about his research on conspiracy theories and the far right, followed by a retrospective on The …

Death Star PR: Is all corporate media propaganda?

August 18th, 2019


We’re back with the second episode of Where’s My Jetpack, a politics and pop culture podcast with sci fi and socialist leanings. This episode …

Wanting to Believe

July 20th, 2019


The inaugural episode of Where's My Jetpack, a politics and pop-culture podcast with sci fi and socialist leanings. Your hosts Derek Johnson and Ani …

Where's my Jetpack ?! Trailer

June 17th, 2019


“Where’s My Jetpack?!” is a politics and pop-culture podcast with sci-fi and socialist leanings, hosted by Derek Johnson and Ani White.

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