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    Michael and Us: The Forrest Gump Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 58:47

    It's an extremely discouraging political moment for our neighbors in the United States, so we decided the time was right to finally examine one of the quintessential cinematic articulations of American exceptionalism, FORREST GUMP (1994). Is life, in fact, like a box of chocolates? We investigate."The Man Who Loved Presidents: On John Meacham" by Thomas Frank - https://harpers.org/archive/2021/07/jon-meacham-thomas-frank-soul-of-america/"Tom Hanks Explains It All" by David Marchese - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/06/13/magazine/tom-hanks-interview.htmlMichael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: Making Cops Obsolete w/ Geo Maher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 53:00

    Doug speaks with Geo Maher, author of A World Without Police, on the movement to defund and eventually abolish the cops. Then, an interview with Tariq Fancy, author of a series of articles about "sustainable investing," about the (severe) limits to using finance to fix the climate.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: Rail Strike! w/ Eddie Dempsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 35:48

    This week, Grace speaks to Eddie Dempsey, Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT, about the strike action being taken by the rail union up and down the UK. They discuss the background to the strikes, how the government constructed a railway network that funnels money away from workers towards executives, and the union's "militant, rank-and-file culture of democracy."A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory, and action with guests from around the world. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Long Reads: Helena Sheehan on Marxism and the Scientific Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 39:36

    The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how badly we need to understand the links between science, politics, and commercial interests. For Marxists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these were some of the most important questions to be addressed in their work. The cross-fertilization between Marxism and science had major implications for the development of both. Helena Sheehan, emeritus professor at Dublin City University and the author of Marxism and the Philosophy of Science, joins the podcast to discuss the history of this encounter.Read Helena's article "John Desmond Bernal, Marxism, and the Scientific Revolution" here: https://jacobin.com/2021/04/john-desmond-jd-bernal-marxism-scientific-revolutionLong Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine's longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: Identity, Power, and Speech with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 105:29

    Featuring Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on his essay "Being-in-the-Room Privilege: Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference," an interview first posted in December 2020. This pairs well with last week's Jared Clemons interview on In This House We Believe antiracism. Since 2020, Táíwò has published a book expanding on these ideas: Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else).Read Táíwò's essay: thephilosopher1923.org/post/being-in-the-room-privilege-elite-capture-and-epistemic-deferenceSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDigRead our newsletter at thedigradio.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Colombia w/ Forrest Hylton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 51:19

    Suzi talks to Forrest Hylton about Gustavo Petro's historic victory in Colombia's June 19 Presidential Election. Historic because it is the first victory for a leftist candidate in Colombia's history, despite a heavy challenge from the right. Former Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro and his VP, the Afro-Colombian environmental activist and human rights lawyer Francia Márquez, won on a platform of a green transition, tackling climate change while creating new jobs with labor rights, and pledging to make Colombia a leader in the global fight on climate. Their election spells the end of the far-right, militarist politics of Uribismo that has dominated Colombia for much of this century. It promises a new beginning for Colombia and Latin America and a new relationship with the US. We get Forrest Hylton's assessment of the victory, the challenges ahead, and what it means for the hemisphere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: Neoliberalism and Depoliticization w/ Felix Biederman & Gary Gerstle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 89:33

    This week Jen Pan sits down with professor Gary Gerstle to discuss how the neoliberal order came into being and whether or not we're witnessing its dying days. We also get Felix Biederman's thoughts on the FDA's war on Juul e-cigarettes. Also, Jen offers a solution to working class depoliticization.The Jacobin Show is a weekly YouTube show offering socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the episode from June 29, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Socialism with Disneyan Characteristics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 36:24

    The Buzz Lightyear origin movie LIGHTYEAR (2022) has become a cultural lightning-rod in the right-wing moral panic over "grooming." We discuss this controversy (which is ridiculous, by the way), and then discuss the movie, in which we can learn a little bit about how the Disney Company views itself.Support the National Network of Abortion Funds - https://abortionfunds.org/Abortion Funds in Every State - https://donations4abortion.com/The Repro Legal Defense Fund - https://reprolegaldefensefund.org/Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: Middle-Class Myths w/ David Roediger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 53:00

    Doug interviews David Roediger, author of The Sinking Middle Class, on the uses of that term in US politics. Then, a conversation with Paisley Currah, author of Sex Is as Sex Does, about trans politics.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: In This House w/ Jared Clemons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 93:15

    Political scientist Jared Clemons on feckless liberal anti-racism: how In This House We Believe racial liberalism leaves racial capitalism's inequalities in place and why, drawing on Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, the Black Freedom Movement instead needs solidarity with the multi-racial working class.Read Jared's article: jaredkclemons.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/7/5/117532940/clemons_2022_-_from_freedom_now_to_blm.pdfInterview with Matt Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell from February 2021: thedigradio.com/podcast/conservative-intelligentsia-with-sam-adler-bell-matt-sitmanSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: Is a Recession Coming? w/ Richard Wolff & Bhaskar Sunkara

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 107:49

    Jen Pan speaks with Bhaskar Sunkara on what kind of politics a socialist successor to Bernie should push for. Then she speaks with Richard Wolff about how the left should think about economics and the likelihood that another recession is imminent. Finally, Jen argues that Democrats' gamble on the political theater of the January 6 hearings will not help them in the midterms. A much bigger problem is their complete lack of interest in campaigning to working people.Subscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show is a weekly YouTube show offering socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the episode from June 22, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: A Deep History of Racial Inequality w/ Ellora Derenoncourt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 53:01

    Doug speaks with Ellora Derenoncourt, co-author of a National Bureau of Economic Research paper about the racial wealth gap from 1860 to 2020. Then, an interview with David Gelles, author of The Man Who Broke Capitalism, about Jack Welch, CEO of GE from 1981 to 2001.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Metaverse of Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 42:22

    Long before the "metaverse" loomed over us, David Cronenberg's EXISTENZ (1999) imagined a completely immersive virtual environment that is even less cozy than our own. We discuss the film's porous boundary between reality and unreality, and explain why Cronenberg is one of the few Canadian filmmakers who really "gets" Canada. PLUS: Looking back at a moral panic over right-wing art from the early '90s.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: The American Right w/ Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 150:01

    Know Your Enemy hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell on terrifyingly protean right-wing American politics.Check out our newsletter: thedigradio.com/newsletterRead James Pogue on the New Right: vanityfair.com/news/2022/04/inside-the-new-right-where-peter-thiel-is-placing-his-biggest-betsRead Mie Inouye's Boston Review article on union salts: bostonreview.net/articles/labors-militant-minority See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Long Reads: Esther Leslie on Walter Benjamin's Messianic Marxism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 48:54

    Esther Leslie joins Long Reads for a discussion about Walter Benjamin, one of the most influential cultural theorists of the last century. His unorthodox Marxism and ideas about culture and history have inspired several generations of critical thought about the world made by capitalism. Esther is a leading authority on Benjamin's life and work who teaches at Birkbeck University in London.Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine's longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: Crime and Punishment w/ Ana Kasparian & Nando Vila

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 70:55

    Jen Pan interviews Will Sommer on the Capitol riots, QAnon, and the influence of far right extremist groups on Republican party. Then we turn to Gustavo Petro and the upcoming presidential election in Colombia. And finally, we bring back our old hosts Ana and Nando to discuss what the Left can learn from the recent California elections. Subscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the show from June 15, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: Half-Earth Socialism w/ Troy Vetesse and Drew Pendergrass

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 50:46

    This week, Grace speaks to Troy Vetesse and Drew Pendergrass about their book Half-Earth Socialism. They discuss the problems with proposed solutions to climate breakdown like geoengineering, how neoliberals are coping with the recognition that state planning will be necessary to tackle climate breakdown, and how we can build coalitions to make sure that planning is democratic.You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron. Thanks to producer Sarah Hurd for filling in this week and to Left Book Club for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Failures of the New Democrats w/ Lily Geismer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 49:13

    Suzi talks to historian Lily Geismer about her new book, Left Behind: The Democrats' Failed Attempt to Solve Inequality, which explores the Democratic Party's promotion of market-based solutions to social problems. We get the origin and development of the Democratic Leadership Council or DLC, the ways Bill Clinton came to personify it, and how their politics changed the Democratic Party: running away from the politics of The New Deal and the Great Society to embrace essentially Republican ideas dressed up with the language of empowerment. No wonder Clinton was so hated by the Republicans, who saw him stealing their program. Geismer takes us through the various applications of the 'new thinking' defining the New Democrats, which they characterized as “doing well by doing good.” In area after area, from community development banking, market based healthcare reform, charter schools, empowerment zones, microenterprise, and free trade, the neoliberal market fundamentalist credo left disasters in its wake. We see the way figures like Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, Robert Reich, Barack Obama, and Joseph Biden ‘develop' in this narrative with great import for today as we head to the midterms, and the DLC is busy blaming the left for the Democrats' poor showing to come. Lily Geismer makes the connections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: Gunpower Death Drive w/ Patrick Blanchfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 149:19

    Patrick Blanchfield analyzes the long history of US gun violence and the American death drive. Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig and get our weekly newsletter by email.Check out our most recent newsletter on the Progressive Era roots of Clintonism's conception of the "deserving poor" thedigradio.com/newsletter32Register for Socialism 2022 socialismconference.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: Elites Are Lying About Inflation w/ Samir Sonti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 49:48

    Samir Sonti argues that the causes of current inflation are supply side issues and if the Fed chooses to fight it by raising interest rates, it will only hurt workers. Jen explores the world of "anticapitalist investing". Jared Abbott comes on to talk about what makes the US public transportation system exceptionally bad.Samir Sonti's article in the latest issue: https://jacobin.com/2022/06/what-you-...Jared Abbott's article: https://jacobin.com/2022/06/american-exceptionalism-off-the-rails0:00 interview with Samir21:12 Jen's segment on "anticapitalist investing"27:21 interview with JaredSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the show from June 8, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: The TikTok-ification of Colombia's Election w/ David Adler

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 36:02

    This week, Grace talks to David Adler, General Coordinator of the Progressive International, about the ongoing Colombian presidential election and what the results of its first round say about the role of social media platforms like TikTok in the global political discourse. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron. Thanks to producer Sarah Hurd for filling in this week and to the Socialism Conference for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Pieces of Flair

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 50:10

    Our Superdelegate patron tier has voted for us to discuss Mike Judge's workplace satire OFFICE SPACE (1999), and it leads us down a long rabbit hole of remembering bad work experiences. PLUS: We take a fond look back on the all-time classic Man of the Year (2006)Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: The Colombian Presidential Election w/ Forrest Hylton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 53:01

    Doug interviews Forrest Hylton on the first round of the Colombian presidential election and why it was bad news for the leftist candidate Gustavo Petro. Plus: Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, author of Elite Capture, on how the ruling class has debased identity politics, and how we could reconstitute it.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: The New Democrats w/ Lily Geismer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 129:20

    Dan's second episode with historian Lily Geismer, who he interviewed in 2019 about Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party. This interview is on Left Behind: The Democrats' Failed Attempt to Solve Inequality, which details the long history of Clintonism and the Democrats' neoliberal turn.Read the latest newsletter. It's on what Ruthie meant when she said abolition was another word for communism: thedigradio.com/newsletter31Listen to Geismer's first Dig interview: thedigradio.com/podcast/race-and-class-in-the-liberal-suburbs-with-lily-geismerSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: What's the Matter with California? w/ Catherine Liu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 94:47

    Catherine Liu, author of Virtue Hoarders, joins The Jacobin Show for a discussion about the multicultural neoliberalism of California. Daniel Bessner also joins the podcast to discuss NATO and recent bids by Finland and Sweden to join the military alliance.0:00 Jen's segment on guns and gun reform25:00 interview with Danny40:45 interview with CatherineSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the show from June 1, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Trust the Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 38:20

    What is a quickly-made, low-effort documentary like ONE NATION UNDER TRUMP (2016) good for? Not a lot. But one thing that this ridiculous pro-Trump hagiography provided us with was a chance to marinate for long, unbroken stretches of time in the 45th president's rhetorical style. We made some unexpected discoveries about how his distinctive way of speaking led him to the presidency.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: 13 Jealous Republics w/ Mike Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 65:54

    Historian, urban theorist and activist Mike Davis is writing a new book called Star Spangled Leviathan: An Economic History of American Nationalism. On May Day he read from the chapter "13 Jealous Republics: The Myth of American Genesis" sponsored by Trinity College's Social Justice Initiative, organized by Jordan Camp and Christina Heatherton. A selected discussion follows. The talk was dedicated to Fred Pfeil, Trinity Professor, public intellectual on the street and the page, troublemaker and beloved collaborator with Mike on the Verso/Haymarket series called The Year Left. Fred Pfeil died in 2005. Check out his writings, including Another Tale to Tell and White Guys: Studies in Postmodern Domination and Difference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: Sex, Labor, and Capitalism w/ Heather Berg

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 53:01

    Doug interviews Heather Berg, author of Porn Work, on relations of production in sex work. Plus: Kevin Young and Leonard Seabrooke, co-authors of a paper in the Socio-Economic Review, on the contrasting collegial styles of the Chicago and Charles River schools of economics.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: Ruth Wilson Gilmore w/ Alberto Toscano and Brenna Bhandar

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 128:02

    What role does mass incarceration play in American political economy? What does that reveal about what sort of politics are required to overcome it? Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Alberto Toscano and Brenna Bhandar, who edited the new collection Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDigBuy Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives by Donna Murch haymarketbooks.org/books/1650-assata-taught-me See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Long Reads: Maya Goodfellow on Resisting Racism in Britain's 'Hostile Environment'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 52:43

    Maya Goodfellow joins Long Reads for a discussion about racism in Britain's "hostile environment" and resistance to the repressive migration policies put forth by both Tory and Labour governments. Maya is an academic and the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats.For more, see Maya's book as well as her article for Jacobin, "Borders Are the Problem, Not the People Crossing Them."Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine's longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: Pandemic Political Economy w/ Sahil Dutta & Nick Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 54:48

    This week, Grace talks to Nick Taylor and Sahil Dutta, two of the co-authors behind Unprecedented?: How COVID-19 Revealed the Politics of Our Economy. They discuss the politics behind the economics of COVID—from debt to care to the labor market—and how the pandemic and current cost-of-living crises are likely to reshape the world going forward.A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory, and action with guests from around the world. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Radio: A Wave of Worker Organizing w/ Steven Greenhouse

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 61:31

    Suzi talks to longtime labor reporter and author Steven Greenhouse about the exciting new moment for labor in the US. Steven says the unionizing victories at Amazon and now 81 Starbucks stores—as well as the spread of union drives to many other workplaces in retail, higher education, the media, and healthcare—signify a moment so promising for labor that we'd have to go back to the organizing in the 1930s to see anything comparable. Suzi and Ilya Matveev, of Openleft.ru and the Russian research group Public Sociology Laboratory, discuss Russia's war in Ukraine twelve weeks in. We get Ilya's analysis of the domestic situation at home, politically and economically, for the regime and for the population. While polls show widespread support for Putin's “military operation,” reports note that support for the war is tepid, not enthusiastic. Most analysts say the country is evenly divided between support and dissent regarding the war, though propaganda and penalties for speaking out influence that figure, as Putin has taken an increasingly hard line against dissent. Ilya Matveev unpacks what the polling does or doesn't show, and we get details of the impact of economic sanctions on the population, the state of industry and the economy, the divisions in the population and among the elite – and what losing the war might mean for Putin's hold on power. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: Crypto's Scam-Ridden World w/ Molly White

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 53:00

    Doug speaks with Molly White, keeper of the "Web3 Is Going Just Great" blog, on the pointless and scam-ridden world of cryptocurrencies. Also on the pod: Kathleen Belew, a scholar of white power, discusses that movement's obsessions and unusual organization.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: Center and Periphery w/ Margarita Fajardo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 120:00

    Historian Margarita Fajardo on her book The World That Latin America Created: The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era. Fajardo discusses the Latin American economists at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) who conceptualized the division of the global economy between center and periphery, and how that later gave rise to dependency theory and world systems theory. Plus Cuban Revolution and the Alliance for Progress, Allende's democratic road to socialism and right-wing coups in Chile and Brazil—and more.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Just Asking Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 40:36

    Dinesh D'Souza believes he has uncovered shocking proof that the Democratic Party stole the 2020 election in 2000 MULES (2022), a documentary so shoddy that even right-wing media is hesitant to publicize it. We follow the trail of Dinesh's conspiracy theory to its inevitable endpoint: a contempt for democracy itself. PLUS: we discuss the billionaire whose name is on everyone's lips, Elon Musk.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: Roots of a 50-Year Drug War w/ Kojo Koram

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 38:19

    As the London mayor plans to conduct a review on cannabis legalization, Grace speaks with Kojo Koram, lecturer in law at Birkbeck and author of several books, including The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line, about drug policy and history. They discuss the roots of drugs criminalization, the neoliberal roots of the war on drugs in the UK and US, and prospects for reform.A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory, and action with guests from around the world. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: Climate Change Is Class Struggle w/ Matt Huber

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 53:01

    Matthew Huber, author of Climate Change as Class War, explains why the environmental movement needs to take class and production more seriously. Next up, Adam Kotsko explores why evangelicals are so obsessed with abortionBehind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: The Futility Consensus

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 58:50

    The documentary WHITE NOISE (2020) follows three very prominent members of the alt-right (you'll be familiar with all of them, folks) as their fortunes rise and fall during the Trump era. We discuss the ethics of interviewing/"platforming" ideological enemies, the differing aesthetic styles of various alt-right personalities, and what happens to political "scenes" during periods of eclipse. PLUS: Luke takes stock of the Canadian Conservative leadership race, and Liam Neeson makes a movie about the U.S./Mexico border.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Long Reads: Tom Mills on the BBC's Partisan Politics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 67:11

    Tom Mills, lecturer in sociology at Aston University and the author of The BBC: Myth of a Public Service, joins Long Reads for a discussion about the history of the BBC, its ideological and soft-power functions, and the future of public broadcasting.Read Tom's article "The Left Should Stand for a Democratically Run BBC" here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2022/02/defend-bbc-funding-public-broadcasting-license-fees-conservative-toriesLong Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine's longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: The Return of Labor Militancy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 103:12

    Live from New York: Dan interviews Amazon Labor Union president Chris Smalls, Jaz Brisack of Starbucks Workers United, SEIU Local 1199NE president Rob Baril, Jacobin writer Alex Press, and Labor Notes writer Luis Feliz Leon on the return of labor militancy that we see sweeping Amazon, Starbucks, and workplaces all around the US.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: Turning the Earth Into Money w/ John Bellamy Foster

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 54:51

    This week, Grace talks to John Bellamy Foster, professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and editor of Monthly Review.They discuss Marx's metabolic theory of nature and the "metabolic rift" that shapes the relationship between humanity and nature under capitalism, as well as the ongoing relevance of the theory of monopoly capital put forward by Monthly Review founders Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy.A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory, and action with guests from around the world. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: Corporations Won't Save Roe or the Climate w/ Natalie Shure & Matt Huber

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 67:12

    This week on The Jacobin Show, Natalie Shure explains why she doesn't think the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will turn out Dem voters in the midterms, Jen Pan pours some cold water on liberal excitement over corporations' sudden and newfound interest in reproductive rights, and Matt Huber discusses his new book Climate Change as Class War out this month from Verso, and why we have to put class struggle front in center in the fight against climate change.Subscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the audio version of the show from May 11, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: The Show About Nothing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 54:29

    THE TRUMAN SHOW (1998) is widely remembered as a prescient film that anticipates the rise of social media and reality TV. But how accurate was its forecast, really? And what, exactly, was it saying? And hey—did the audience watch Truman go to the bathroom? We investigate. "The Audience is Us" by Jonathan Rosenbaum: https://jonathanrosenbaum.net/2021/07/the-audience-is-us/Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: SCOTUS, Politics, and the Law w/ Aziz Rana, Amna Akbar, & Marbre Stahly-Butts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 104:57

    A timely interview from the archives: legal scholars Aziz Rana and Amna Akbar, and Movement for Black Lives lawyer Marbre Stahly-Butts, on SCOTUS, liberal court veneration, and other big questions on the law and politics facing the left. Find Eslanda at haymarketbooks.org/books/1769-eslandaSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: Why Blue Cities Keep Failing the Homeless w/ Clayton Aldern

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 77:17

    Jen Pan speaks with Ben Burgis about why the left should continue focusing on concrete organizing and policy and not the culture wars. She also speaks with Clay Aldern, co-author of the new book Homelessness is a Housing Problem, about how to solve the housing crisis in the US. Also on the show: a look at how private universities are making a killing while paying no taxes.Jacobin May Day sale: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=MAYDAY2022Music provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the show from May 4, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: The Radicalism of Hope w/ Mikaela Loach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 54:49

    This week, Grace talks to brilliant young climate campaigner Mikaela Loach about her work trying to shut down oil production in the North Sea, taking the UK government to court over fossil fuel subsidies, and the best ways to organize among Gen Z! Mikaela has been involved with campaigns such as Stop Cambo, Stop Jackdaw, and Paid to Pollute.A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory, and action with guests from around the world. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Pleasant Valley Sunday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 40:04

    The Monkees were a prefabricated pop band who didn't play their own instruments and didn't get much respect. But in 1968, they teamed with director Bob Rafelson and a young writer named Jack Nicholson to take charge of their image with HEAD (1968), a corrosive satire that asks: what do the Monkees have in common with the Vietnam War?Donate to an abortion fund: https://www.thecut.com/article/donate-abortion-fund-roe-v-wade-how-to-help.htmlMichael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: The Impending Debt Crisis w/ David Adler

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 53:01

    Doug speaks with David Adler of the Progressive International on an impending debt crisis, with an emphasis on the role of the IMF. Plus: Sudip Bhattacharya on the Asian American population: its diversity, its unity, its politics.David's Guardian article about the IMF: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/18/will-biden-ever-stand-up-to-the-imfs-abuses-of-powerBehind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: Before the West w/ Ayşe Zarakol

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 124:06

    Ayşe Zarakol on her book Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders. How centuries of Asian empires from Genghis Khan to Timur and the early Ming Dynasty through the Ottomans and Mughals built dominant world orders and, ultimately, shaped the rise of Europe—and how that all might shape how we think about the crisis in the world order today.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDigCheck out phenomenalworld.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: War and Inter-Imperialism w/ Barnaby Raine

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 40:12

    This week, Grace is joined by Barnaby Raine, co-author of a recent essay for Salvage magazine analyzing Russia's invasion of Ukraine through the lens of rising nationalism, a feature of global politics especially since the 2008 financial crisis. They discuss this world-historic crisis of capitalism, how it is fueling the growth of nationalist and neo-fascist movements around the world, what that means for world politics, and how the left should respond.A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory, and action with guests from around the world. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: How We Broke the Supply Chain w/ David Dayen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 62:24

    Jen Pan speaks with Matt Bruenig on the terrible influence of corporate think tanks on our politics and David Dayen about how decades of pro-corporate policies have ruined our supply chains. Jen's weekly segment focuses on why Joe Biden's approval rating is lower among Latinos than any other group, and why so many mainstream explanations of this fact are off the mark.See coverage of supply chain issues in the American Prospect: https://prospect.org/supply-chainSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the show from April 27, 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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