This last season is a transitory one focused on wrapping up various standing topics and covering saved content from the previous 3 years.
Ep 135: Social Issues Sensual and Systemic 1/4/22
Coverage of Social Issue topics of interest: Pro Life activist switches; Sex work during the pandemic; doubting porn/sex addiction; Women she Gay bars seen as safer; romance usually starts as friendship; Aro/Aces count as queer; Take-downs of toxic positivity, then meritocracy; big changes happen quickly; Call for museum reform
Ep 136: Para-what? 1/11/22
Full dive into Parecon; economic model for socialism that maintains our values; Featuring Guest pod-caster Tristan host of ‘The Mayhem Calling’; he gives his thoughts and reaction.
Ep137: Planet of Hypocrites 1/18/22
Reviews and reactions of Micheal Moore Produced Documentary Planet of the Humans: I preface that Portugal reached 100% renewables; 2 critics of the film; 1 friend of the filmmaker weights in; 2 reviews from climate organizers; then a final Rant from GP candidate Steve Greenfield.
Ep 138: Quiet Revolutions in Labor 1/25/22
Final Episode about Unionism: Covering the hope from an increase in worker Actions; A new union buys their workplace; Striking Telecom workers start their own coop Internet service; About the worker buy out law in Italy; Students organize walkout via Tiktok; Grad students fight for courses about abolition; How democracy/anarchism is actually pretty boring, in the good way.
Ep 139: Left Wing Strategy Tour Part 4: Pick your Project 2/1/22
Wrap up show asking what ‘the’ Leftist project should be. A poll that shows socialism the word is more acceptable; A DemSoc says reformism first; A Marxist says build revolutionary groups with a program; An Eco-anarchist says prefiguritive politics; A Libsoc says build worker power under large orgs that challenge the state; and last an open letter to socialists old and new.
Ep 140: Food for Thought 2/8/22
Wrap Up for Food and related Ecological Issues. I cover The double-think of meat eating; kids misidentifying what meat is; A case against animal rights for the sake of it; A definition of food sovereignty; A UK supermarket drops use by dates; and Radical Argo-ecology in Puerto Rico.
Ep 141: Materialist By living in a Multi-polar World 3/14/22
Last episode for International politics and war or peace. I cover a UK orgs statement on the G-7; A book review about Cuba; A rosy view of China and the Ugyers; The possibilities of declining US Imperialism. 3 takes on the War in Ukraine; the 3rd including a broader point about peace and internationalism.
Ep142: Left Wing Culture War 5: Reactionaries in our Mist 3/29/22
Wrap up of TERFs and their bedfellows. I cover a background of TERFs; A response and look at Kink in public; brief look at a science paper about identity and mind; Two pieces from TERFs themselves; A response to one regarding Trans in sports; Green Leader in UK complains of TERFs there; documentation of The US Greens kicking TERFs out. Final take from Black Green organizer that the left stands with people not over them.
Ep143: Getting around Car Abuse. 4/5/22
Wrap up of Transportation and Car bashing. I cover how the drivers test fails; A program to trade ones car for bus passes; A letter explaining driver privilege; How only protected bike lanes matter; A story about a public garden effort in Paris is recalled but also a New Labor law in Europe is rad.
Ep144: The 3 Lefts of Urbanism 4/19/22
Wrap up of Cities and Housing. I cover the swell of zombie companies; How land use needs to change for climate habitation; That there’s no housing shortage, but less can afford it where it is; A school district builds affordable housing for its workers; More about a real estate coop; Talking Tenets unions; Anarchist city planning, and the work of two visionary architects.
Ep145: The End 5/10/22
I end this version of the show with Pessimistic perspectives, also how all is not as it seems; I cover an acknowledgement of ruling class Incompetence; Americans are too polarized to unite against anything; A piece about America in decline but using pseudo-history; Strikes increase as people are at the breaking point; Churches close amid pandemic and religious decline; the need for funded Revolutions and heading for the hills; then last a look a the logic and pros of micro-states.
Ep146 A Beginning 5/24/22
Last Episode with a review and consideration of what a robust Left politics needs: The end of the Marxist Center; A call to draw sides, Revisiting a theory of Revolution being the rejecting of our role in the capitalist order. A metamodern reading about System Change: A reviews of the principles of commons management; The meaning of Social Ecology, A Reminder of the meaning of ‘3 Lefts.