Category Archives: Podcast

6/27 Bhaskar Sunkara: The Crises and Movements of the Western Democracies

How Bernie’s rhetoric successfully channelled anger toward left-wing goals. Why Hillary is the heavy favorite against Trump in a way that shouldn’t limit criticism of her centrism. The tectonic shift in US politics as compared with European democracies. Hillary’s troubling … Continue reading

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6/24 Digby: Does Brexit Mean Trump Wins? & Why the GOP Is Getting Even More Crazy

Digby (Heather Parton) explains the politics behind the Brexit. Anti immigrant bigotry and the global crisis. The toll of austerity. How will Brexit effect American politics. Why Barack Obama saved us from the worst of austerity. Does Hillary Clinton understand … Continue reading

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6/23 Congressman Alan Grayson Calls From the House Floor & a Libertarian Debate with Darryl Perry

Congressman Alan Grayson explains from the House Floor why Democrats are staging a sit-in to protest the Gun Lobby and create a safer America and debating the controversy of the terrorism watch list and the moral pressure that the Republicans … Continue reading

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6/22 Julian Agyeman: Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Julian Agyeman a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts and co-author of Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities, explains the problems with how we are shaping the “sharing” economy. Why cities are commons. What … Continue reading

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6/21 Trump’s Self-Dealing, Double-Dipping, Fantastic Campaign

A British man attempts to assassinate Donald Trump. The anniversary of the killings of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner and when Reagan campaigned on “states rights” in the same county where their killings took place. Did a Donald Trump pay the … Continue reading

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6/20 Lina Srivastava: Syria’s Refugees and the Promise and Limits of Digital Activism

Today we have Lina Srivastava on to discuss the promises and limitations of digital activism and the state of the Syrian refugee crisis. How “voice of the voiceless” framing still leaves out community perspectives despite intending not to do so. Direct service and … Continue reading

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6/17 Cliff Schecter: The National Gun Emergency & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

Cliff Schecter explains what motivated the murder of UK MP Jo cox and the enduring threat of Far Right terrorism. The Orlando massacre and the problem with how we label these crimes. The problems with preventing gun violence without real … Continue reading

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6/16 Tamara Draut: How America’s New Working Class Will Transform America

Tamara Draut, the Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos and author of Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, the makeup of America’s new working class and why America ha always been a working class country. … Continue reading

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6/15 Juan Cole: The Middle East Backlash Against ISIS and Omer Mateen’s Motives

The lack of objective in US “jihadi” terror shootings. The instrumentalism of religion by ISIS leaders, and why it’s a mistake to assume they are truly pious. How Donald Trump is playing a role that helps ISIL. Why Bill O’Reilly … Continue reading

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6/14 Matthias Matthijs: The UK’s Brexit or Not to Brexit Moment

Matthias Matthijs, an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, explains the history of the European Union and the relationship between the UK and the EU. Why the Left in Britain skeptical of the EU historically. The … Continue reading

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