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'Radicals in Conversation' is a monthly podcast from Pluto Press, one of the world’s leading independent, radical publishers.

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    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

'Radicals in Conversation' is a monthly podcast from Pluto Press, one of the world’s leading independent, radical publishers.

    The New Intellectuals: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi

    The New Intellectuals: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi

    This month Jordan T. Camp talks to actor and director Sudhanva Deshpande about his new book, Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi (LeftWord Books).

    • 31 min
    Hidden San Francisco

    Hidden San Francisco

    This month we join San Francisco-based historian, tour guide and author Chris Carlsson in a discussion centered around his new book, Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes and Radical Histories (Pluto, 2020).
    Chris is in conversation with fellow historians Nicole Meldahl, Liam O'Donoghue and LisaRuth Elliott. They discuss the genesis of the Shaping San Francisco project in the '90s, what it means to engage in 'history from below', the power of podcasting, how to do oral history, and why you should interview your family.
    They also highlight some of the key grassroots movements in the city's history: from the Save the Bay and Anti-Freeway movements, to the successful 1950's campaign to stop a nuclear power plant being built on the San Andreas fault.
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    • 43 min
    The New Intellectuals: The Civil War in the United States

    The New Intellectuals: The Civil War in the United States

    Jordan T. Camp is joined by historian Andrew Zimmerman to discuss his edited volume of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' writings, The Civil War in the United States (International Publishers).
     

    • 23 min
    'Split: Class Divides Uncovered' with Ben Tippet, Grace Blakeley and Emily Scurrah

    'Split: Class Divides Uncovered' with Ben Tippet, Grace Blakeley and Emily Scurrah

    Covid-19 has thrown the idea of class, and class society, into sharp relief, ridiculing many of our economic system’s foundational premises - for one, the idea that as a worker, your pay cheque is a reflection of your value to society. Facing the possibility of economic collapse and a new great recession, the overton window has shifted dramatically on state intervention in the economy, the value of public services, and the credibility of ideas such as universal basic income. But how is the current crisis likely to shift the balance of power between capital and labour? How can working people build class power amidst the lockdown? And how can we express meaningful solidarity, at the community, national and international level?
    In our latest episode of Radicals in Conversation, these questions are foregrounded, amidst a wider discussion of the meaning of class today. Joining us on the panel are Ben Tippet, author of Split: Class Divides Uncovered; Grace Blakeley, author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation, and Emily Scurrah, a researcher at the New Economics Foundation.
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    • 47 min
    The New Intellectuals: Race for Profit

    The New Intellectuals: Race for Profit

    In the first episode of The New Intellectuals, Jordan T. Camp's guest is scholar-activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who discusses her new book, Race for Profit: How Banks and Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).
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    The New Intellectuals is a monthly interview podcast produced for Pluto Press and The People’s Forum. Hosted by author, editor, and TPF director of research, Jordan T. Camp, it features interviews with intellectuals invested in the struggles of the poor, working class, and the dispossessed in North America and the world. Inspired by Antonio Gramsci, it identifies 'new intellectuals' as the authors, scholars, organizers and permanent persuaders of political and social movements.

    • 41 min
    'Feminism, Interrupted' with Lola Olufemi, Jade Bentil and Gail Lewis

    'Feminism, Interrupted' with Lola Olufemi, Jade Bentil and Gail Lewis

    Celebrating the launch of her new book, Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power, Lola Olufemi guest hosts this month's episode of Radicals in Conversation.
    She is joined on the panel by Jade Bentil, a black feminist historian and PhD researcher at the University of Oxford, and author of the forthcoming book, Rebel Citizen: A History of Black Women Living, Loving and Resisting (2021); and Gail Lewis, a black feminist and former Reader in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College.
    Their discussion covers a range of subjects treated in the book, including the history of black feminist organising, grassroots activism, liberal feminism, sex work, the nation state and state violence, gender, trans and queer life, intersectionality, and art.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

SanCarlaLV ,

Brilliant pod

David Olusoga needs his own platform. The man is a mine of consciousness and it needs sharing with a wider audience far more regularly. Discovered the pod thanks to following David on twitter but I am now a regular Pluto Press listener. Great content, more power to your collective bow!

DurrutiDuck91 ,

More like this please

If only this podcast was produced more frequently… brilliant and enlightening discussions. I look forward to future podcasts.

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