10 episodes

Tenants United Podcast is a podcast about tenant organizing! We interview members of tenant unions from across the country to share tips and tactics for new organizers. Contact us at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @TenantsPod. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast.

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Tenants United Podcast is a podcast about tenant organizing! We interview members of tenant unions from across the country to share tips and tactics for new organizers. Contact us at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @TenantsPod. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast.

    The Housing Question: Commodification of Housing

    The Housing Question: Commodification of Housing

    This is the second episode in our "The Housing Question" series! In this series, we'll discuss various topics from housing theories and how they relate to tenant organizing. This episode is about the commodification of housing and why housing for profit can never provide housing for all.

    Resources for further reading:
    Capital City by Samuel Stein, 2019
    In Defense of Housing by David Madden and Peter Marcuse, 2016
    Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance by Raquel Rolnik, 2019

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast

    Interested in coming on the show, or just want to reach out? Send us an email at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TenantsPod.

    • 15 min
    Houston Tenants Union

    Houston Tenants Union

    Zoey and Mac from the Houston Tenants Union in Texas join to talk about how their union got started and how they approach tenant organizing campaigns.

    Houston Tenants Union
    Website: https://www.houstontenantsunion.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonTenantsUnion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoustonTenants

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast

    Interested in coming on the show, or just want to reach out? Send us an email at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TenantsPod.

    • 47 min
    The Housing Question: Housing Crisis Narratives

    The Housing Question: Housing Crisis Narratives

    This is the first episode in our new "The Housing Question" series! In this series, we'll discuss various topics from housing theories and how they relate to tenant organizing. This episode is about the dominant housing crisis narratives that are constructed by the ruling classes and how we can challenge them through alternative narratives and organizing.

    Resources for further reading:
    In Defense of Housing by David Madden and Peter Marcuse, 2016
    "The politics of crisis: Deconstructing the dominant narratives of the housing crisis," in Antipode, by Julia Heslop and Emma Ormerod, 2020
    "The gap: A shortage of affordable homes," The National Coalition for Low Income Housing, 2020
    "The renewed ‘crisis’: Housing struggle before and after the pandemic," The Radical Housing Journal, Issue 2.1, 2020

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast

    Interested in coming on the show, or just want to reach out? Send us an email at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TenantsPod.

    • 27 min
    Episode 5: Palm Beach County Tenants Union

    Episode 5: Palm Beach County Tenants Union

    Crystal, Adam, and Deidre from the Palm Beach County Tenants Union (PBCTU) share how their union was formed, including personal stories about how Crystal and Deidre organized with their own neighbors.

    PBCTU
    Website: https://www.pbctu.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pbctenantsrising/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/pbctenantsunion

    Learn more about ATUN here: https://atun-rsia.org/

    Intro song: Apocalypse Now (& Later) by Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers
    Closing song: The Friendship Song by Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast

    Interested in coming on the show, or just want to reach out? Send us an email at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TenantsPod.

    • 50 min
    Episode 4: Los Angeles Tenant Union

    Episode 4: Los Angeles Tenant Union

    Three organizers from the Los Angeles Tenant Union (LATU) join the show to talk about housing in LA, the history of LATU, and what the union has been working on as they've grown.

    LATU
    Website: https://latenantsunion.org/en/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latenantsunion
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LATenantsUnion

    Learn more about ATUN here: https://atun-rsia.org/
    It's Going Down podcast episode about ATUN: https://itsgoingdown.org/building-renter-power-with-the-autonomous-tenants-union-network/

    Intro song: The Long March by Blue Scholars
    Closing song: Cornerstone by Blue Scholars

    Interested in coming on the show, or just want to reach out? Send us an email at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TenantsPod.

    You can also now support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenantsunitedpodcast

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 3: Richmond Tenants Union

    Episode 3: Richmond Tenants Union

    In this episode, we're joined by two organizers from the Richmond Tenants Union in Richmond, VA to talk about how their union formed and discuss their two-pronged approach to tenant organizing and eviction defense.

    Richmond Tenants Union
    Website: https://richmondtenantsunion.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichmondTenantsUnion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/richmondtenants
    Email: richmondtenantsunion@riseup.net
    Intro song: Staring Out The Window At Your Old Apartment by Jeff Rosenstock
    Closing song: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your First by Pat the Bunny

    Interested in coming on the show, or just want to reach out? Send us an email at tenantsunitedpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TenantsPod.

    • 39 min

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