18 episodes

A conversation about rebuilding community and creating a moral economy. Catholic-flavored but ecumenical, kinda radical, lots of books mentioned.

Intro/outro: Nobody's Fault but Mine (RocknRolla Soundsystem edit)

Dorothy's Place Solidarity Hall

    • Society & Culture

A conversation about rebuilding community and creating a moral economy. Catholic-flavored but ecumenical, kinda radical, lots of books mentioned.

Intro/outro: Nobody's Fault but Mine (RocknRolla Soundsystem edit)

    Episode #18: Scott Beauchamp on his Iraq memoir, Did You Kill Anyone?

    Episode #18: Scott Beauchamp on his Iraq memoir, Did You Kill Anyone?

    The subtitle of the latest book from the wonderfully literate Scott Beauchamp is "Reunderstanding My Military Experience as a Critique of Modern Culture." In this conversation, Scott and I talk about boredom, ritual, community, honor, and the symbolism of cigarettes. Other topics are the war poetry of David Jones, the philosophy of Byung-Chul Han, and his new book about dead malls and the sublime.

    • 57 min
    Episode #17: Andres Bernal on Working with AOC and the Green New Deal

    Episode #17: Andres Bernal on Working with AOC and the Green New Deal

    A conversation about Andres' friendship with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, his experiences as part of her winning 2018 campaign, the Green New Deal initiative, and (with Pete's help) how to deconstruct "The Lion King."

    • 52 min
    Episode #16: Mike Strode on the Solidarity Economy

    Episode #16: Mike Strode on the Solidarity Economy

    Chicago not only has a new mayor but new politics, including grassroots initiatives such as the Kola Nut Collaborative, a hybrid of timebanking and community organizing. Pete and I get a read on all these things from Mike Strode, the founder of the KNC, about his path to the cooperative movement and four of his creative inspirations: Steve Biko, Ralph Ellison, Hoyt Fuller, and Hubert Harrison.

    • 54 min
    Episode #15: Eric Miller on Christopher Lasch and Wendell Berry

    Episode #15: Eric Miller on Christopher Lasch and Wendell Berry

    Pete and I talk to Eric Miller of Geneva College about why Christopher Lasch still matters and what we saw at the recent Front Porch Republic conference featuring Wendell Berry.

    • 50 min
    Episode #14: Samantha Hill on Hannah Arendt's Relevance at this moment

    Episode #14: Samantha Hill on Hannah Arendt's Relevance at this moment

    The election of Donald Trump in 2016 brought new readers to Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism (published in 1951). Pete and I talk to Samantha Hill, assistant director of Bard College's Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities, about the insights Arendt's thought offers us today.

    • 48 min
    Episode #13: Adam K. Webb on Deep Cosmopolitanism

    Episode #13: Adam K. Webb on Deep Cosmopolitanism

    Amidst a global culture war between the forces of neoliberal atomization and incorrigible fundamentalists, Adam Webb is proposing the creation of a deep cosmopolis, a global alliance of tradition-minded defenders of the poor. His own international background (UK, Spain, Peru, China)gives Webb fascinating insights into how the local and the global might combine forces.

    • 57 min

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