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An award-winning, expertly-curated podcast of progressive politics and culture. Diving deeply on a wide range of topics, we draw from more than 100 sources of progressive news and commentary. Est. 2006.

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An award-winning, expertly-curated podcast of progressive politics and culture. Diving deeply on a wide range of topics, we draw from more than 100 sources of progressive news and commentary. Est. 2006.

    Redefine, Unburden and #DefundThePolice

    Redefine, Unburden and #DefundThePolice

    Today we take a look at the concept of defunding the police; what it means, what it doesn't and what the goals of the movement are. 

    • 1 Std. 25 Min.
    The Life, Legacy and Lessons of John Lewis

    The Life, Legacy and Lessons of John Lewis

    Today we take a look at the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis at a moment in time when the lessons he has to teach us are as important as when he first learned them himself during the dawn of the civil rights era.

    • 1 Std. 21 Min.
    How A System Of Power Defends Itself, A Case Study

    How A System Of Power Defends Itself, A Case Study

    Today, I use a case study incident to show how the system of racism defends itself against attack. Many separate parts, none of which understand how their individual actions connect to the larger system, work in complicated yet predictable ways to carry out this defense of racism much like the many specialized antibodies of an immune system work together to isolate and eradicate threats to the host.

    • 1 Std. 9 Min.
    What Trump is Invoking When He Invokes Manifest Destiny

    What Trump is Invoking When He Invokes Manifest Destiny

    Today we take a look at the origins and legacy of Manifest Destiny, the historical term most closely tied to our most toxic version of nostalgia: the one longing for America's golden age of genocide

    • 1 Std. 19 Min.
    The Many, Many Problems with Cops and Why Reform is Impossible

    The Many, Many Problems with Cops and Why Reform is Impossible

    Today we take a look at the problems with cops that aren't the obvious, racist problems. We're talking about the rules that help protect bad cops from accountability, the police unions that insist on those rules and the lack of state or national policies that would structurally disincentivize the hiring or continued employment of problem officers.

    • 1 Std. 38 Min.
    I Can't Breathe, The Three Words That Define an Era

    I Can't Breathe, The Three Words That Define an Era

    Today we take a look deeper at the concept of "I can't breathe," going beyond the literal utterances by victims of police brutality and COVID-19 sufferers to the metaphorical epidemic of exhaustion, burnout, depression and disaffection in the US and around the world.

    • 1 Std. 26 Min.

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