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Oats for Breakfast is an eco-socialist podcast based in Toronto. We make political food for thought for all the world to consume. Mmmm!

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Oats for Breakfast is an eco-socialist podcast based in Toronto. We make political food for thought for all the world to consume. Mmmm!

    Announcement: landlord trouble + schedule changes

    Announcement: landlord trouble + schedule changes

    Oats for Breakfast has gone without publishing an episode for an unusually long period of time. Landlord trouble is the cause. I explain some of the details in this audio clip. And I highlight how listeners who could end up facing landlord issues of their own might be able to head them off.

    I also make an announcement about a change in the podcast publishing schedule: from now on we'll be publishing just one episode per month (as opposed to twice a month) and we'll be doing away with our Patreon page. While there will still be costs associated with the podcast, we can't justify asking for support on Patreon while publishing content only once per month.

    • 11 min
    Episode 66: India's COVID catastrophe

    Episode 66: India's COVID catastrophe

    In collaboration with Jamhoor, Oats for Breakfast hosts a discussion on the ongoing public health catastrophe in India.

    Those interested in supporting relief efforts in India can find a list of organizations and people looking for donations here: https://mutualaidindia.com/

    • 30 min
    Episode 65: The failed Amazon organizing drive w/ Adam King

    Episode 65: The failed Amazon organizing drive w/ Adam King

    Oats chats with post-doctoral fellow Adam King about the failed attempt to organize an Amazon fulfillment centre in Bessemer, Alabama. You can read the piece that our discussion is based on here: https://readpassage.com/p/what-the-failed-amazon-union-drive-means-for-labour-everywhere/
    Notes go here

    • 40 min
    Episode 64: The Indian farmers' protest

    Episode 64: The Indian farmers' protest

    We chat with Professor Navyug Gill about the ongoing farmers' protest in India. The discussion touches on:


    the intent of the Indian government to further neoliberalize and corporatize the farming sector
    the scale of the protest and the farmers' demands
    the nature of the BJP and its broader agenda
    reforms that would actually benefit farmers and agriculture in India
    and lots more.

    This episode of Oats for Breakfast was produced in collaboration with Jamhoor (https://www.jamhoor.org/), a Toronto-based media organization that amplifies marginalized and progressive voices from South Asia.

    Access the episode transcript here: https://oatspodcast.com/podcast/episode-64-the-indian-farmers-protest/

    • 53 min
    Episode 63: Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left w/ Julian von Bargen

    Episode 63: Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left w/ Julian von Bargen

    Oats chats with Julian von Bargen about a book he recently co-edited, 'Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left: Recasting Leftist Imagination.' We dig into the book's treatment of the environmental crisis, political parties and movements, as well as about the history of civil liberties and the free speech debate.

    Support Oats for Breakfast by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/oatsforbreakfast

    • 47 min
    Episode 62: Housing injustice in Toronto w/ Brendan Jowett

    Episode 62: Housing injustice in Toronto w/ Brendan Jowett

    Oats chats about housing injustice in Toronto with Brendan Jowett, a tenant lawyer who has fought to prevent the clearance of homeless encampments in city parks during the pandemic. We discuss Toronto's deepening housing crisis, the rent strike movement, and what people can do to get involved in fighting against housing injustice.

    Support Oats for Breakfast by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/oatsforbreakfast

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Peter RH ,

Excellent

Great Canadian socialist content. Well needed and well received.

W. Goschen ,

Yes!

I had been looking for a while for a podcast that (pardon the indignity of comparison) has the political tone of Chapo Trap House but more about Canadian politics (or at least less about American politics), and I’m loving this podcast so far. I can’t stop listening!

charliedemers ,

Finally

Been waiting for “this” podcast (Canadian, socialist, etc) since podcasts. Big fan.

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