episodes

  • Episode 62: The ‘Right’ Kind of Organizing w/Julian Dante

    This episode I am pleased to have my comrade Julian Dante to the show to ask some broad questions about organizing. One is “what do we define as the limits […]

  • Episode 61: Thinking like a Marxist

    Being between colds doesn’t help with the audio quality of my voice, But this episode I talk about Marxist thinking without reading much of it. What is around us that […]

  • Episode 60: What Does Democracy Look Like?

    This time I do a deep dive into Direct Democracy, starting with some musing and a look at the DSA convention and the politics there. The on to policies for […]

  • Ep 59: Socialism: Not Communism?

      Returning to talking about socialist states with nuance. I explore examples of narratives of anticommunism on the left and why they exist. Some of it comes from anarchists with […]

  • Episode 57: Pitfalls and Paths to Ecology

      In which I open with a call for the need of being a joiner, then share two examples of obstacles to progress regarding ecology; oversold techno fixes and patriarchal […]

  • Ep 56: Structuralism for Everybody

    In which I start talking about socialists in local contexts, then dive into the topic of how the injustice in our times lives not in the hearts of men but […]

  • Ep 55: High Tech, High Impacts

    In which I explore how technological change is not an ecological solution, breaking down the narrative of capital innovation saving us from climate change. This includes talking about Flying, micro […]

  • Ep 54: Anarchy: Rules

    In which I discuss the need for anarchism, what the movement for it needs to do, and the various barriers and ideas related to making it work on community scale […]

  • Ep 53: Leftism as Communism

    In which I discuss how communism is part of the lefts past and present, and how rejecting this leads to some bad takes and lack of good solidarity.  Topics include […]

  • A Matter of Tactics

    In this episode recorded 3/31/18  at the beginning of the horrors of the Gaza march of return. We fill the rest show with talk of stories that feel like wins […]