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    Weekends: The Class Path to Racial Liberation w/ Adaner Usmani

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 119:11

    Adaner Usmani joins Weekends to explain why fighting racial inequality today depends on forging a working-class coalition, and why race-based solutions to inequality are ultimately a dead end.Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from December 3, 2021.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Promiscuous Dope Fiends

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 38:23

    With the Beatles once again in the zeitgeist, we decided to revisit the jukebox musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007), which positioned the lads' music as a backdrop to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Does it completely misunderstand both the music and the milieu? (Spoiler: yes)Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. To hear weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Behind the News: The Limits of Trials & Elections in Chile and Honduras

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 53:01

    Doug speaks with Matt Kierkegard and David Adler of the Progressive International on the Honduran and Chilean elections. Plus: an interview with Sarah Lustbader, author of this article, on why trials are no substitute for 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: Brazil w/ Sabrina Fernandes & Andre Pagliarini

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 104:05

    Bolsonaro is presiding over mass COVID deaths and the destruction of the Amazon. Lula is free and polling way ahead for next year's presidential election. But the conditions that brought the far-right to power remain in place. Sociologist Sabrina Fernandes and historian Andre Pagliarini on Brazil. Check out Sabrina's Tese Onze YouTube channel youtube.com/channel/UC0fGGprihDIlQ3ykWvcb9hgSupport The Dig and receive our weekly newsletter at patreon.com/TheDig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A World to Win: The Colonial Roots of the Climate Crisis w/ Asad Rehman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 35:36

    This week on A World to Win, Adele Walton, filling in for Grace Blakeley, speaks with Asad Rehman, director of War on Want and organizer for climate, racial, economic, and social justice. They discuss how global inequality is reproduced by colonial legacies, the impact of structural adjustment plans, and the need for an anticolonial climate justice movement.You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron at patreon.com/aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Show: The Erosion of American Democracy w/ Chris Maisano

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 95:25

    Jacobin and Catalyst contributor Chris Maisano joins The Jacobin Show for a discussion about democracy in the U.S. Then, in a special, double "Labor Paul" segment, Paul Trujillo weighs in on the latest from the Teamsters Union.The 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 November 29, 2021 with Jen Pan and Paul Prescod hosting.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: Team Avengers, World Police

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 38:45


    Before there was Elon Musk, there was Tony Stark. We travelled back to 2008 to look at IRON MAN, the first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and were excited to find that it serves its ideology on a big platter and with minimal ornamentation.A video on the filming of Iron Man 2 at Edwards Air Force Base - vimeo.com/191818335Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. To hear weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    A World to Win: The Fight for Debt Justice w/ Heidi Chow

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 38:40

    This week, Adele Walton, filling in for Grace Blakeley, speaks with Heidi Chow, executive director at Jubilee Debt Campaign, which works to end poverty, inequality, and exploitation caused by unjust debt. They discuss the legacy of Thomas Sankara, the neocolonial nature of debt, and how debt reproduces global inequality and poverty.A World to Win is a podcast from Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory and action with guests from around the world.You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron. 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 Capitalism Created the Drug Crisis w/ Meagan Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 96:25

    Over the past year, more than 100,000 people have died from drug overdoses in the US. Jacobin editor Meagan Day joins us to discuss the roots of the opioid crisis, how the profit motive fuels widespread addiction, and what kinds of drug policies the left should be fighting for today.The 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 November 22, 2021 with Jen Pan and Ariella Thornhill hosting.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Primer: Black Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 28:08

    On Black Friday, people in some twenty countries will target Amazon under the banner of “Make Amazon Pay.” We speak with Casper Gelderblom, the Make Amazon Pay coordinator for the Progressive International, about what to expect.You can listen to Primer by searching for Jacobin Radio on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you'd like to support the show, subscribe at Patreon.com/primerpodcast. To keep up with us elsewhere, follow @primerpod on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Inside the New Wave of Labor Militancy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:05

    Crystal Hopkins just stepped down as President of IATSE Local 871 on the eve of the ratification vote citing personal obligations and frustration over the ratification process that has deeply divided the membership. The 3 year contract or Basic Agreement with studios and streaming services squeaked by thanks to a delegate voting system many compare to the electoral college: 50.4% of the popular vote rejected the deal, but the agreement was ratified with 256 delegates voting yes and 88 voting no. That has left a lot of hard feelings and there is mounting criticism of President Matthew Loeb's leadership of the union. We get the story of the deal, what lay behind it, and Crystal's reasons for stepping down.UCSB labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein has an article in the Washington Post and another in Dissent that address the current enormous churn in the workplace: some call it “The Big Quit,” others a strike wave. Record numbers of workers are quitting their jobs, but there is also rising labor militancy and strikes, increasing wages and accelerating inflation. The employer response is to pay more but remain vigorously anti-union—and, as Nelson Lichtenstein says, getting millions of new workers unionized is what is required. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Dig: Visions of Freedom w/ Piero Gleijeses Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 122:27

    The second of Dan's two-part interview with Piero Gleijeses on his book Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976–1991. This is the story of Cuba's military defense of the Angolan government against a US and South Africa-backed effort to overthrow the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). The future of the entire region was on the line—including the fate of apartheid in South Africa and of Namibia, then a South African colony.Learn Southern African geography by studying these maps: thedigradio.com/visions-of-freedom-mapsSupport The Dig with money at Patreon.com/TheDig and receive our weekly newsletter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Weekends: The Forty-Year War in Afghanistan w/ Tariq Ali

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 120:34

    Tariq Ali, author of the new book The Forty-Year War in Afghanistan, discusses how four decades of US intervention in Afghanistan destabilized the country, led to countless civilian deaths, and fueled the global opium trade. Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from November 19, 2021, with Cale filling in for Nando.Tariq's latest book: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3939-the-forty-year-war-in-afghanistanVerso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael and Us: The Outsider

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 54:25

    With its story of an idealistic political outsider who arrives in Washington to shake things up, Frank Capra's MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) helped codify what is perhaps the quintessential archetype of American politics. But... what does the movie actually say? To find out, we sat down and actually watched it. This one has been a long time coming, folks!

    Behind the News: COP26 Debrief & Steve Bannon's War on the State

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 53:01

    Doug talks with Christina Gerhardt on the COP26 climate summit. Plus, an interview with Mike Lofgren on the dangers of Steve Bannon's war on the administrative state (article here).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

    Dig: Visions of Freedom w/ Piero Gleijeses Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 111:55

    Part one of Dan's two-part interview with Piero Gleijeses on his book Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976–1991. This is the story of Cuba's military defense of the Angolan government against a US and South Africa-backed effort to overthrow the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). The future of the entire region was on the line, including the fate of apartheid in South Africa and of Namibia, then a South African colony. Learn Southern African geography by studying these maps: thedigradio.com/visions-of-freedom-mapsSupport The Dig with money at Patreon.com/TheDig and receive our weekly newsletter. Check out Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why It Matters by Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674245952

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: The 'Big Quit' & Chilean Election News

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 67:35

    Chloe Watlington talked to four women about their workplace experiences and their decision to quit in her article in LA Taco called "The Big Quit of 2021 – as told by women of color in Los Angeles." The backdrop is what has happened to work during the pandemic. Month after month workers have been quitting jobs at unprecedented levels—for a variety of reasons including lack of childcare, burnout from toxic working conditions, and more. We talk to Chloe to get the big picture—who is quitting, which jobs they are quitting, why they are quitting—and what the long term implications are for the future of work and working conditions.  Oscar Mendoza joins Suzi to explain the Chilean Presidential election taking place on November 21. The massive social protest movement of October 2019 accomplished what decades of center-left rule could not: the end of the Pinochet Constitution, the right to develop and write a new one based on the guarantee of universal social rights, and the recognition of Chile as a plurinational, multilingual society. The election for the constituents wiped out the right and the center. The next step was the formation of new electoral coalitions to select their presidential candidate. That brought more surprises, with the collapse of the traditional right. Gabriel Boric, the candidate of the left Apruebo Dignidad  coalition, is now being challenged from the very far right pro-Pinochetista José Antonio Kast, and polls show the fascist Kast gaining on the young leftist Boric—but Oscar Mendoza cautions that the polls have been more wrong that right. We get the story.

    A World to Win: A History of Everything w/ David Wengrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 46:14


    This week, Grace speaks to David Wengrow, Professor of Comparative Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and the author of a brilliant new book with the late David Graeber, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity.In this episode, David and Grace talk about literally everything—human history, human nature, and how to change the world. You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.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.


    Jacobin Show: America Loves a Moral Panic w/ Roger Lancaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 91:11

    Roger Lancaster, author of the book Sex Panic, joins the Jacobin Show to discuss the McMartin daycare trial, the Satanic ritual abuse panic of the 1980s, and the role of the mainstream media in fomenting moral panics across the US.The 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 November 15, 2021 with Jen Pan and Paul Prescod hosting.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Michael and Us: The Dialectic of Cool Britannia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 42:32

    THE QUEEN (2006) brings together a mismatched-buddy duo — one a symbol of stiff-upper-lipped British tradition (Liz Windsor), the other a radical left-wing politician (uh... Tony Blair?) — who both slowly realize that they might be able to learn from each other. We discuss why this is the ultimate film of the New Labour era.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. To hear weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/

    Weekends: What's Left of Build Back Better w/ David Sirota

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 122:28

    David Sirota joins Weekends to discuss drastic cuts to the Build Back Better Act and why Democrats sabotaged their own bill. He talks about how Democrats' failure to deliver real gains for working people will likely lead to resounding electoral defeat in the midterm elections. Plus, political scientist Katie Rader speaks about a recent Jacobin/YouGov study, "Commonsense Solidarity," about successful messaging for progressive electoral campaigns.Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from November 12, 2021Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: October 1917

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 57:50


    On the 104th anniversary of the Russian revolution, Suzi Weissman switches seats with Robert Brenner: She is the guest and he does the interviewing. The podcast begins with Suzi on "One Hundred Years Since October: When the Russian Working Class Opened the Possibilities For Humanity." Robert and Suzi then discuss the significance of October 1917, when workers took power with profoundly democratic institutions of popular control from below in the Russian empire, creating the Soviet Union.The program ends with the song that revolutionaries around the world sing: the International. Billy Bragg wrote new lyrics for the song that was first written in 1871 at the time of the Paris Commune. On May 3, 2020, Billy Bragg joined a live stream celebration of Pete Seeger's 101st birthday. Bragg explains how he came to write his striking version of the 'Internationale' and Pete Seeger's role in the evolution of this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBgfNy7dk4I


    Long Reads: Fabien Escalona on French Socialism from Mitterrand to Meltdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 29:21

    Fabien Escalona, journalist at the French publication Mediapart, joins Long Reads for a discussion about the trajectory of socialism in France over recent decades. 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.Read Fabien's essay "François Mitterrand Gave French Socialists Power at the Price of Their Soul" on Jacobin here: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/05/francois-mitterrand-french-socialism-parti-socialiste-40th-anniversaryProduced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.

    A World to Win: The Production of Uselessness w/ Neil Vallelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 42:20

    On this week's podcast Grace speaks to Neil Vallelly, author of Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness.They discuss the role of utilitarian thinking in the development of capitalism, how utilitarianism has collapsed into "futilitarianism," and the impact this pervasive sense of futility is having on our sense of individual and collective wellbeing.You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies for making this episode possible.

    Dig: The Dawn of Everything w/ David Wengrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 97:48


    Astra Taylor interviews archaeologist David Wengrow on The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, his new book co-authored with the late David Graeber. Support us at Patreon.com/TheDigCheck out Hannah Arendt by Samantha Rose Hill reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781789143799


    Behind the News: Debate on 'Degrowth'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 53:01

    Doug speaks with Sheryll Cashin, author of White Space, Black Hood, about the origins, mechanisms, and effects of residential segregation, mostly by race but also by class. Plus, Peter Victor and Robert Pollin debate the virtues of “degrowth” in avoiding climate catastrophe.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

    Michael and Us: Nuance Mongering

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 40:25


    FALLING DOWN (1993) features Michael Douglas as an ordinary man who's mad as hell, turning into a Travis Bickle for the Rush Limbaugh era. It's Hollywood's attempt to make a serious statement about a post-Cold War malaise, and folks, it's a very, very bad movie. PLUS: we share memories of Canada's greatest bad filmmaker.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. To hear weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/


    Weekends: A Future for the Left w/ Nina Turner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 126:58

    Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner discusses the recent elections, Democrats' disconnect from working people, and how progressives can fight the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party.Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from November 5, 2021 with Cale Brooks filling in for Nando.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Jacobin Show: What Do Working-Class Voters Want? w/ Jared Abbott

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 104:05

    Jared Abbott, a researcher with the newly launched Center for Working-Class Politics, joins us to discuss a groundbreaking new Jacobin/YouGov study on working-class voters' political preferences and what it will take to build a working-class movement in the US.The full study will be available on the Jacobin site on November 9, 2021.The 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 November 1, 2021 with Jen Pan and Cale Brooks hosting.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Dig: Striketober

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 86:55

    Guest host Gabriel Winant interviews labor journalists Alex Press and Jonah Furman, as well as IATSE member Victor P. Bouzi. Listen to Primer, Alex's podcast about Amazon patreon.com/primerpodcastListen to Victor's podcast WAIT, Why Am I Talking? podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wait-why-am-i-talking/id1515308564Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: All the News That's Fit to Click w/ Caitlin Petre

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 51:01

    Caitlin Petre, media sociologist at Rutgers University, has just published All the News That's Fit to Click, a critical look at how performance analytics are transforming the work of profit-driven journalism. She exposes how newsroom metrics that measure and gauge reader engagement with digital news content represent a new form of intensified commercial pressure. Journalists are driven to optimize their content for clicks in ways that end up reshaping the newsroom power dynamics and their own working conditions. Journalism, after all is a form of labor—and one that has become increasingly casualized and precarious. Caitlin Petre's account of data-driven journalism is also an important preview of how the metrics revolution may transform other professions with far-reaching implications. We talk to Caitlin about her research and ask what it portends for intellectual labor or knowledge work. Read Victor Pickard's excellent review of Caitlin Petre's book in Jacobin.

    Weekends: Why Is NYC Letting Taxi Drivers Starve? w/ Zohran Mamdani

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 107:38

    Zohran Mamdani, New York State Assembly Member for District 36, discusses why he and New York cab drivers are undertaking a hunger strike, and how the city's inaction around the taxi medallion crisis has forced working-class cab drivers into hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. Plus, Matt Bruenig joins to discuss the never-ending string of design flaws in the Democrats' childcare proposals.Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from October 30, 2021, with Paul Prescod filling in for Nando.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Behind the News: The Reactionary History of the Supreme Court w/ Samuel Moyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 53:01

    Doug speaks to Samuel Moyn, co-author of this article, on the reactionary history of the Supreme Court and how to democratize it. Plus: Deepak Bhargava, one of the editors of Immigration Matters, on immigration policy, historical, current, and future.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

    Michael and Us: Lost Futures

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 39:12

    We travel to postwar Vienna to visit THE THIRD MAN (1949) and discuss how this classic film's style perfectly articulates a bleak and despairing state of being. PLUS: thoughts on the dark 'n' gritty new Buzz Lightyear origin movie, AND we finally answer whether politics is upstream or downstream from culture.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. To hear weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/

    Primer: The Amazonification of Fiction?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 44:01

    This week, we speak with Mark McGurl, professor of literature at Stanford and the author of Everything and Less: The Novel in the Age of Amazon.You can listen to Primer by searching for Jacobin Radio on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you want to support the show, subscribe at patreon.com/primerpodcast. To keep up with us elsewhere, follow @primerpod on Twitter.

    Dig: Strike! with Jane McAlevey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 113:10


    A Striketober-relevant episode from The Dig archives.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig and receive our weekly newsletter by email


    Jacobin Show: Slavoj Žižek on the Legacy of the Russian Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 129:59

    Slavoj Žižek discusses World War I and the other forces that shaped the Russian Revolution, how we should understand the Red Terror, the Russian Civil War, and the legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky. Plus, Žižek reviews Squid Game and Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake.The 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 October 26, 2021 with Jen Pan, Nando Vila, and Cale Brooks hosting.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Behind the News: Lebanon Crisis & COVID Conspiracies

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 53:01

    Doug speaks with Mona Fawaz on the dire economic and political crises in Lebanon. Plus: Mark Dery, author of this article, on conspiracy theories, with special emphasis on Mark Crispin Miller.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

    Weekends: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine w/ Andrew Cockburn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 124:35

    Journalist Andrew Cockburn, author of the new book The Spoils of War, explains why the United States' astronomical Pentagon budget hasn't led to better national defense and what's driving the growth of the military industrial complex today.Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from October 22, 2021, with producer Cale filling in for Nando.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Long Reads: Vanessa Chishti on Kashmir's History of Repression and Resistance

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 59:55

    Vanessa Chishti joins Long Reads for Kashmir's past and present. Vanessa is professor of history at the O.P. Jindal Global University in Delhi, India. 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.Read Vanessa's essay "Kashmir: The Long Descent" in Catalyst here: https://catalyst-journal.com/2020/03/kashmir-the-long-descentProduced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.

    Primer: Microworking for the Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 38:56

    We're back! This week, we speak with Phil Jones, author of Work Without the Worker: Labour in the Age of Platform Capitalism, a new book from Verso Books. Jones is also a researcher for the think tank Autonomy.You can listen to Primer by searching for Jacobin Radio on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you want to support the show, subscribe at patreon.com/primerpodcast. To keep up with us elsewhere, follow @primerpod on Twitter.

    A World to Win: Net Zero Is Not Enough w/ Holly Jean Buck

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 36:21

    Grace speaks to Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Buffalo about her new book Ending Fossil Fules: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough. They discuss the meaning of net zero, the different trajectories we might use to get there, and how these different paths might ease or exacerbate other ecological, social and political challenges the world faces today.You can support A World to Win by subscribing to our Patreon, where you'll get access to full-length versions of the interviews. Thanks to producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

    Jacobin Show: Behind the Republican Party Crack-up w/ Paul Heideman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 99:11

    Paul Heideman debunks the myth that the Republicans are now a working-class party and explores how the structural weakness of the American party system and conflicting business interests drove the Republicans' rightward turn.The 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 October 19, 2021 with Jen Pan and Ariella Thornhill hosting.Read Paul's article in Catalyst: https://catalyst-journal.com/2021/09/behind-the-republican-party-crack-upVerso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

    Dig: The Right to Sex with Amia Srinivasan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 118:58

    What are the politics of sex? Incels, porn, sexual racism, the feminist sex wars, and more. Philosopher Amia Srinivasan on her new essay collection The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century.Want our very good weekly newsletter emailed to you? Support us at Patreon.com/TheDigInterested in the book advertised on this week's Dig?thenewpress.com/books/empire-of-rubber

    Michael and Us: The Slow Cancellation of the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 49:17

    At long last, we are finally tackling something related to The Sopranos. We discuss the many things wrong (and some things right) with the big-screen prequel THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK (2021); the spirit of American decline that The Sopranos captures at its best; and what the recent surge in prequels and reboots tells us about this world we live in.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. To hear weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/

    Weekends: How to Debate the Right and Win w/ Ben Burgis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 120:27


    Coming off of their triumphant debate victories against Ben Shapiro and Charlie Kirk respectively, we're (re)joined by Ana Kasparian and friend of the show Ben Burgis to discuss how and why the left can debate right-wing ideologues.Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from October 15, 2021.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag


    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Striketober

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 61:21

    Suzi talked to Crystal Hopkins, President of IATSE Local 871, just hours before a tentative agreement was reached late Saturday afternoon — ahead of the October 18 strike deadline. The contract still has to be ratified by union members and that remains a question mark. Crystal Hopkins describes the conditions and demands that are at the center of the negotiations: long working hours, low wages, and not being fairly compensated for the success of streaming service content they contribute to. IATSE workers have recounted stories like falling asleep while driving, working 17-hour days, and being unable to take time off. Listen in as we cover the issues at stake. Alex Press, Jacobin writer and labor podcaster, has been tracking the current strike wave that some are calling "Striketober." Ten thousand John Deere UAW workers are on strike for the first time since 1986. Two thousand nurses are on strike at a Catholic Health hospital in New York, 1400 workers at Kellogg's cereal plants across the country, eleven hundred coal miners at Warrior Met in Alabama, and four hundred twenty United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members at Heaven Hill Distillery in Kentucky. Sixty thousand workers at IATSE may strike on October 18; Instacart workers have an Oct 18 work action; 24,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente are poised to walk out, and there are organizing drives at Amazon, and now Starbucks. So how do we characterize and explain this militancy? Alex's latest article, "US Workers Are in a Militant Mood," looks at these strikes and campaigns now underway and we get her take on the big picture for labor.

    Dig: The Big Scary 'S' Word w/ Yael Bridge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 16:10

    A very short ep on a great new documentary about the history and present of American socialism: The Big Scary S-Word. It's by Yael Bridge, and it's the perfect film to show to your skeptical uncle or to someone new to (or curious about) socialist politics. You can watch The Big Scary S-Word on iTunes, Apple TV or a number of other sites by visiting: www.socialismmovie.com/screenings

    A World to Win: Work Without the Worker w/ Phil Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 36:20

    This week, Grace speaks to Phil Jones, researcher at Autonomy and author of Work Without the Worker: Labour in the Age of Platform Capitalism. They discuss whether what we refer to as automation actually relies on the proliferation of poorly paid microwork around the world, who does this work under what conditions, and how workers can start to organise to resist their exploitation at the hands of some of the most powerful companies in the world.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 Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

    Dig: Afghanistan with Tariq Ali

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 115:41

    Legendary socialist scholar Tariq Ali on the long history of Afghanistan: the 19th and early 20th-century wars against the British Empire; the communist coup, Soviet invasion, and US-backed mujahideen war; the rise of the Taliban; and the 2001 US-led NATO invasion through the recent US defeat and withdrawal. Plus, a lot about Pakistan. Pre-order Ali's forthcoming book The Forty-Year War in Afghanistan: A Chronicle Foretold versobooks.com/books/3939-the-forty-year-war-in-afghanistanSupport this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig and receive our weekly newsletter

    Weekends: What's Wrong with an "Entitlement Society"? w/ Matt Bruenig

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 122:21

    Matt Bruenig discusses Joe Manchin's remarks about the US becoming an "entitlement society" and explains why so-called entitlement societies like the Nordic states somehow still seem to function.Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from October 8, 2021.Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclubSubscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

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