The #GroundingsPodcast is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, dialogic, and communal education continues to inspire today. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn. The podcast is hosted by Devyn Springer with production help from Christopher Hollis.
The Plurality of Abolitionism
Dr. Joy James joins the show to discuss the current state of the prison abolition movement, academia co-opting revolutionary organizing, the 'captive maternal', and why we must learn from children.
The Work of Dr. Patricia Rodney
Dr. Patricia Rodney discusses her book on the Caribbean state, healthcare, and women, and then talks about the labor of preserving Walter Rodney's legacy over the decades.
The Myth of Black Buying Power
Dr. Jared Ball joins the show to discuss the myth of "Black buying power", Black banking, how rappers are becoming the new Black misleadership class, and propaganda.
The Role Of Artists Beyond Celebrity
Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Devyn Springer speak with rapper and poet Noname about hip-hop, cultural work, consciousness, voting, and activism.
The 'Residue' of Gentrification
Filmmaker Merawi Gerima discusses his new film Residue, which shines a lot on the violence of gentrification in Washington, DC.
The Canadian Police State
The Canadian state portrays itself as a "multicultural", "liberal" country where all are welcome. But a quick look at the plight of Black and Indigenous people in Canada tells a much different story...
canadian police state
wow! maynard was incredible ! she had tons to say but the parts i got the chance of dissecting were killer! i’ve been craving an intracommunal convo about canadian police sanctions for a while now! crazy generative and truly transparent, a MUST now a days! love from hamilton
have learned much from the voices on this show and appreciate so much the curiosity and passion that devyn and co-hosts bring to each episode. thank you.