Each episode, Ben Hickey discusses an idea with special guest who knows more about it than he does but talks just as much as they do anyway.
Politics! Philosophy! Anarchism! Mumbling!
Prisons and Power
The prison has become a black hole into which the detritus of contemporary capitalism is deposited’ – Angela Davis
In the long-awaited return of Bensplaining podcast, I interview activist and academic Marlee Raible about the prison-industrial complex, its history, non-carceral models of justice and Marlee’s experience with the Zapatistas.
Browse the reading list at benjaminhickey.org and make sure to check out Marlee's podcast, Carceral Complex.
Psychosis & Sanity with Alex
What's it like to lose contact with reality? In Episode 6 of Bensplaining, artist and activist Alex Childs shares the moving story of her experience of psychosis.
Bensplaining Ep 3: Sound Design & Theme Music with Mitch
In this episode, audio engineer and musician Mitchell Pasmans makes a theme song for the show and talks music industry, art, baselines and automation. Check out his stuff at:
Ep 2: Queer and Gender Politics with Kay
In this episode I talk to writer and activist Kay Wilde about trans rights, intersectional feminism, TERFS, Gender Abolitionists, toxic masculinity, capitalism's impact on the LGBTI movement and marriage. The trans and non-binary heroes Kay mentions include:
• Norrie May-Welby
• Sylvia Rivera
• Marsha P. Johnson
• Juliet Jacques
• Leslie Feinberg
Ep 1: The Commodification of Time
Welcome to Bensplaining, a podcast where I talk to guests about ideas they know more about than me then talk just as much as I do anyway. In the first episode, me and Pat talk about time, work, idleness, the gig economy and capitalism.
Full of deep and heartfelt discussions over topics you didn't know you would find so engaging. This is an opportunity learn alongside Ben, who is himself open minded and inquisitive.