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Podcast by Empires Crumble

    Empires Crumble 23: It Can Happen Here

    Empires Crumble 23: It Can Happen Here

    Like a world championship chess player wearing a clown nose, Donald Trump has been able to convince liberals he's an idiot while setting them up for an impossible situation they cannot respond to...

    • 59 min
    Episode 22: Watch where you step

    Episode 22: Watch where you step

    Ecological, environmental, and governance crises are all related. Alley and Rhyd discuss the major aspects of each of these (climate problems, Black Lives Matter and the backlash against it, the rise of far right parties in Europe, and the massive job losses across the world) and their relationship to each other.

    • 57 min
    Episode 21: Uprising

    Episode 21: Uprising

    Events in the U.S have taken a turn for the revolutionary. But with Trump's threat to label Antifa as a terrorist organization and white Americans policing the way Black people protest, things could get really terrifying.
    Alley and Rhyd discuss the myth of non-violence and the larger consequences of the new uprising in America. Spoiler alert--they think you should get your passport...

    • 58 min
    Episode 20: The Emergency Brake

    Episode 20: The Emergency Brake

    "Marx says that revolutions are the locomotives of world history. But the situation may be quite different. Perhaps revolutions are not the train ride, but the human race grabbing for the emergency brake"

    What comes after COVID-19? What will our world look like? And how can we make a more beautiful world in the ruins of this crumbling empire?

    Beware: Alley and Rhyd get a little...hopeful in this episode. :)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Conspiring to Keep People Alive

    Conspiring to Keep People Alive

    [Audio Essay from Rhyd Wildermuth] While leftists craft ridiculous conspiracy theories about banking cabals or 5G, some people are literally conspiring to keep us alive.

    • 14 min
    Episode 19: Magic & Fascism

    Episode 19: Magic & Fascism

    Finally back in the same place for a bit, Alley and Rhyd discuss Magic and its relationship to Fascism, especially in regards to the power of words.
    Originally recorded 12 March (just before the COVID-19 curfew in France)

    • 48 min

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