Working People: A podcast by, for, and about the working class today (now in partnership with In These Times magazine and The Real News Network).
Working People is a podcast about working-class lives in 21st-century America. In every episode, you'll hear interviews with workers from around the country, from all walks of life. We'll talk about their life stories, their jobs, politics, and families, their joys and hopes and frustrations. Overall, Working People aims to share and celebrate the diverse stories of working-class people, to remind ourselves that our stories matter, and to build a sense of shared struggle and solidarity between workers around the country.
Rev. Lindsey Joyce
We talk to Rev. Lindsey Joyce of the United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago and the Institute for Christian Socialism about her life, her path to being a full-time pastor, and about the community she serves. We also discuss the work of ministry: What is it like to be a worker who works in the church? What is the relationship between the vocation of being a pastor and the daily labor that goes into fulfilling that role in the church and the community? (All music sourced from The Free Music Archive)
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In this bonus episode, we chat with Luis about his winding path to labor journalism and organizing, the intersections of immigration politics and labor organizing, and we dive into the historic Amazon union drive in Bessemer, Alabama.
Maya Morena, Part II (w/ Jessie Sage)
We're back with Part II of our special mini-series on work and politics in the sex industry with activist, writer, and undocumented sex worker Maya Morena, guest-hosted by Jessie Sage, writer, podcaster, phone sex operator, clip artist, and co-owner of Peepshow Media. In Part II, Maya and Jessie pick up where they left off last week and discuss the day-to-day labor that goes into being a sex worker, the images that sex workers have to maintain, and much more.(All music sourced from The Free Music Archive)
Maya Morena, Part I (w/ Jessie Sage)
We're excited to share Part I of a special mini-series guest-hosted by friend of the show Jessie Sage! Jessie is a writer, podcaster, phone sex operator, clip artist, and co-owner of Peepshow Media. In this rich and expansive two-part series, Jessie interviews sex worker, activist, writer, undocumented migrant, and DACA recipient from Honduras, Maya Morena, about the politics of the sex industry, the history of vice, and much more. (All music sourced from The Free Music Archive)
ACLU Staff United
One bright spot in the COVID-19 era has been the wave of unionization drives at nonprofits around the U.S., including at the American Civil Liberties Union, where staff workers recently voted to unionize with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). In this episode, we talk with Gillian Ganesan and Alex Ortiz of ACLU Staff United and NPEU President Kayla Blado about the unionization effort at the ACLU and the growing nonprofit labor movement. (All music sourced from The Free Music Archive)
We sit down with Justin Whittaker for the first part of an ongoing series of interviews where we’ll be talking to workers on all sides of the marijuana industry. Justin works at an organic weed-growing operation; we talk about his life and work, and about how legalization has changed things in the marijuana industry for buyers, business owners, and workers. (All music sourced from The Free Music Archive)