Episode 228 – REFERENCE STATION: Is Revolution Inevitable? 

Watch: Is Revolution Inevitable? Russell Brand The Trews (E228) Published – January 7, 2015




Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari


Episode 216 – Reference Station: Russell Brand The Trews





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The Reference Station for Episode 148

The Reference Station and Information
Russell Brand The Trews (E 148)
Published November 6, 2014

Russell talks with rapper/artist B.Dolan. There is a short clip of The B.Dolan video for the song Which Side Are You On? The full music video from the clip is below.

Russell mentions the song Film the Police and then they show a small clip. The full version of the song is below. Additional credits for video are B.Dolan, Toki Wright, Jusiri X, Buddy Peace and Sage Francis. B.Dolan says that the inspiration for the song came from The Oscar Grant Shooting in San Francisco

B.Dolan credits his passion for hip hop and the influence of such artists as Chuck D, KRS-1 and Rage Against the Machine for his interest in activism. Specifically noted is a clip from Rage Against the Machine music video Bulls on Parade. The full video is below.

The Evil Empire album was noted and an image from the inside of the album cover was shown. B.Dolan said that he looked at the image of all the books and went in search to find them all and read them. A screenshot of the album art is here for reference.


The titles and authors for the books are in the linear notes of the album and the full list can be found HERE for further reading and deeper insight into this special episode of The Trews.

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Trews 179 & Trews 180





This post is a follow up to the Trews where you can find references and links to ideas mentioned in the episodes.

Further reading suggested by The Trews will be posted here regularly.

Helena Norberg-Hodge

The movie mentioned is called The Economics of Happiness
read about The Econmics of Happiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge

Film Review

Watch here The Economics of Happiness Movie 2014.

Helena Norberg-Hodge on TedTalks on Happiness of Economics
helena Norbeg-Hodge TedTalks

For further information on the TILP, the non profit organization dedicated to localization, go directly to their website by clicking this highlighted link TILP Online

Books by Helena Norberg-Hodge are available on Amazon and probably from your local public library, which you can access from the Overdrive app on iPad and never pay a late fee at the library again.
Amazon Books Helena Norberg-Hodge

the Overdrive App review by dishinanddishes



The Trews Episode 180

The Trews Episode 179


The Trews Episode 180