The Anti-Dystopians is the politics podcast about tech.


Hello and welcome to the Anti-Dystopians, the politics podcast about tech! I’m Alina Utrata, a PhD candidate at Cambridge University where I study historic and contemporary technology corporations and their relationship to the state.

The Anti-Dystopians is a podcast and newsletter hosted and produced by me about the politics of technology, from discussions of tech billionaires’ plans to colonize outer space, to Biden’s relationship with Big Tech, to whether we should nationalize Gmail.

You will start receiving updates right here in your inbox every time a new podcast episode is published, along with links to other articles or commentary. If you want to subscribe to the Anti-Dystopians podcast directly, you can do so here or here (Spotify) or here (Apple Podcasts).

And, of course, don’t forget to follow the Anti-Dystopians on Twitter at@AntiDystopians or me @AlinaUtrata or support the Anti-Dystopians on Patreon.


Getting Started with the Anti-Dystopians

Colonizing Outer Space: Bezos, Musk and the colonization of outer space (podcast), Lost in Space (long-read in the Boston Review)

Human Rights and Tech: No Tech for Tyrants (podcast), Digital borders, migration and racial capitalism (podcast), Human rights and internet infrastructure at the IETF (podcast), Data flows, period tracking apps and surveillance capitalism (podcast)

Politics, politics, politics: Biden and Big Tech (podcast), Peter Thiel’s political philosophy (podcast), Tech Company Rule (podcast), Technological solutionism and tech corporations at COP26 (podcast)

Some Crazy Ideas: Nationalize Gmail! (podcast), Should Facebook be a public utility? (podcast), Financial Imperialism on the Blockchain (podcast), Seeing Like a Social Media Site (blog)

Misc: Explaining Brexit to Americans, Part I and Part II (blog)


The Anti-Dystopians is a completely free podcast and newsletter. However, you can support the production of the show here.

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Alina Utrata
Human rights, tech, politics, sometimes writer. PhD'ing in Politics & International Studies at Cambridge via Queen's University Belfast via Stanford