#169 - What is "goblin mode"? | Curio

#169 - What is "goblin mode"?

18 mins | Mar 18, 2022

Today's episode from 18th March 2022. We end the week asking what move China will make in the Ukrainian war. After Russia reportedly asked the Chinese for help in the conflict, will they take the opportunity to confront the west? We find out what their involvement could mean. Then later, with the world is disarray it's easy to want to tune it all out and embrace your inner gluttonous side. We hear about the latest counter culture aesthetic called "goblin mode" and explore why so many are choosing to slob out. Chinese policymakers may have foreseen an eventual break in relations with the US. Still, thanks to Russia, confrontation with the west is likely to come on a greatly accelerated schedule. For The Financial Times, Gideon Rachman explores China's grave dilemma over Ukraine and the uncertain future of the "no limits" partnership between Putin and Xi. It’s now in fashion to embrace your slobbish tendencies on a spiritual level. The term embraces the comforts of depravity and a direct departure from the cottagecore influence of early pandemic. For The Guardian, Kari Paul explores the rising trend of goblin mode, where followers embrace the comforts of depravity and shun the need to keep up appearances. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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