This episode starts with what inspired me to start doing the show. Then focuses on how big reforms get done and how important it is to be militant looking at the new deal era and the growth of unions. I […]
Episode 63: Preparing for the End of our Civilization?
Climate Change is coming and if all the collected knowledge of our society is worth anything, its going to be a collapse or a decline of our way of life. So how do we respond to that? Are we to […]
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 of the establishment, or the working class. Questions important to […]
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 allow us to use intuition to get to anticapitalist conclusions. […]
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 more and better local democracy, what the long goal 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 good points, other times from liberal leaning democrats being unaware […]
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 attitudes. Then a piece about the different kinds of hope […]
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 the structures built in the past. Focusing on the rule […]
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 grids, the dirty sources of clean technology. In the 2nd […]
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 and beyond. Topics include Dunbars number, acceptable hierarchies and boundaries […]