The Brief Podcast is an interview and analysis show covering the resistance to Empire. The show is made by Jon Elmer, Nora Barrows-Friedman and Pierre Loiselle. thebriedpodcast.com | patreon.com/thebrief.
Attica prison uprising
Heather Ann Thompson joins us to discuss her Pulitzer Prize winning book about the uprising and massacre at New York’s Attica Prison in September 1971. And we feature an archival interview with a central-figure in the uprising, the late Splitting the Sky.
Revenge capitalism & the drug war
Max Haiven, the author of Revenge Capitalism, talks the opioid crisis and its roots in neoliberal empire and Garth Mullins, host of Crackdown podcast, describes drug user-led resistance to the drug war.
Pirates (1650 - 1730)
Marcus Rediker on The Golden Age of Piracy the revolutionary Atlantic, and the disruption of early capitalism on the seas.
NBA wildcat strike
DAVE ZIRIN talks about the wildcat strikes in pro sports; and MAC SMIFF on 100 days on the streets in Portland.
On The Bookend, it's VICKY OSTERWEIL on her new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action.
Riots and abolition
Demonstrations continue across the United States against police violence and increasingly against the institution itself.
We speak with Vicky Osterweil and Zoé Samudzi about riots, looting and abolishing the police.
Israel moves with White House-backing to declare sovereignty over their illegal West Bank settlements and annex the Jordan Valley border. We speak with Ali Abunimah about deepening Israeli apartheid in Palestine.
Super informative in-depth takes...
...on political conflicts around the world