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
Social Issue topics of interest: Pro Life activist switches; Sex work during the pandemic; doubting porn/sex addiction; 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’.
Ep137: Planet of Hypocrites 1/18/22
Reviews and reactions of Moore Produced Documentary Planet of the Humans: Portugal reaches 100% renewables; 2 critics of the film; 1 friend of the filmaker weights in; 2 reviews from Climate organizers; final Rant from GP candidate Steve Greenburg.
Ep 138: Quiet Revolutions in Labor 1/25/22
Final Episode about Unionism: Covering the hope from increase in worker Actions; a new union buys their workplace; Striking Telecom workers start their own coop Internet service; Worker buy out law in Italy; Students organize walkout via Tiktok; Grad students fight for Abolition courses; 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. Covering a poll that shows socialism the word is more acceptable; A DemSoc says reformism first; A Marxist says build revolutionary groups with program; An Eco-anarchist says prefiguritive politics; A Libsoc says build worker power under large organizations that challenge the state; and last cover 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 Purto 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
Terfs and their bedfellows show. I cover a background to 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 that lefts stand with people not over them.
Ep143: Getting around Car Abuse. 4/5/22
Wrap up of Transportation and Car bashing. I cover how Drivers tests fail; A program to trade ones car for bus passes; A letter explaining driver privilege; how only protected bike lanes matter; A public garden effort is recalled; 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; 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 to polarized to unite against anything; A piece about America in decline but using phsdo-history; Strikes increase as people are at breaking point; Church closes amid pandemic and religious decline; the need for funded Revolutions and heading for the hills; last a look a the logic and pros of micro-states.
Ep146 A Beginning 5/24/22