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Welcome to the Cool Zone, have a seat in the passenger car of our jazz train into the sunset.

    Cool Zone E35: What's Next for The Left? (feat. Rachel Kahn)

    Cool Zone E35: What's Next for The Left? (feat. Rachel Kahn)

    In this very special episode Shea and Lennox are joined by the wonderful Rachel Kahn (@reachrachelkahn), host of Not Safe for Wonks (@nsfwonks) and organizer for Atlanta DSA, to try to find where the Left is now, where it should be going, and the future of organizing.
    If you like the show, consider subscribing to our patreon where we have shows focused on culture and history: www.patreon.com/coolzonepod 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Cool Zone E34: A Dog Named Glasnost

    Cool Zone E34: A Dog Named Glasnost

    Cool Zone is Back! Thomas and Shea talk about how Deng Xiaoping created Neoliberalism and other fun 20th centuries villains like Kruschev, Trotsky, Hitler and more. 
     
    Patreon content on the way: www.patreon.com/coolzonepod 
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Cool Zone E33: Atomization and Enlightenment

    Cool Zone E33: Atomization and Enlightenment

    Shea goes through his process to find meaning in increasingly atomized times, using Whitman, David Foster Wallace, and life as art to connect with the surrounding world. 
     
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/coolzonepod 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Cool Zone E32: Force the Vote; or, Jimmy Who? (Federalism Enjoyers Edition)

    Cool Zone E32: Force the Vote; or, Jimmy Who? (Federalism Enjoyers Edition)

    *DISCLAIMER* from Shea: The intro on this one gets a little loud, just keep your speakers around medium volume and you'll be fine :)
    On today's episode, Thomas and Shea go over FTV, Sam Seder V. Brie Joy Gray, and why trying to reform federalism from the top down is a bad idea. 
    Praxis: www.patreon.com/coolzonepod 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Cool Zone E31: Nast is Back

    Cool Zone E31: Nast is Back

    Thomas and Shea reflect on Joe Biden's inauguration, and then have an extended discussion about Catholicism.
     
    Patreon (BLM Retrospective OUT): www.patreon.com/coolzonepod  

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Cool Zone E30: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Turns Into a Wolf

    Cool Zone E30: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Turns Into a Wolf

    Thomas, struck by COVID, was unable to record for this episode, so Shea and Billy, in this moment of interesting and meaningful political strife decide to talk about everything but politics (mostly). Enjoy this momentary break from politics and come relax on the Jazz Train.
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/coolzonepod 
    If you DO want to listen to content about the Capitol, the emergency episode from that day is up on the patreon. 

    • 1 hr 29 min

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