Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Three): Understanding Populism During COVID-19


Host: August Dell’Omo

Guest: Dr James Downes

Guest Dr. James Downes joins Right Rising to give us an overview of populism – as an ideology and a political party. Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, James helps us understand where populism is on the rise and where it’s falling and works through some common misconceptions about the term “populism.” He also answers the burning question – how is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the growth of the populist right?


Right-wing authoritarian and extremist movements are on the march worldwide. This podcast will host some of the globe’s leading experts on the radical right to help us understand the development of these extremists. Each episode, hosts and guests bring their specialist insights to break down the critical people, places, organizations, actions, and ideas of the radical right. Produced by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right.