The #GroundingsPodcast is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, dialogic, and communal education continues to inspire today. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn. The podcast is hosted by Devyn Springer with production help from Christopher Hollis.
The Plurality of Abolitionism
Dr. Joy James joins the show to discuss the current state of the prison abolition movement, academia co-opting revolutionary organizing, the 'captive maternal', and why we must learn from children.
The Work of Dr. Patricia Rodney
Dr. Patricia Rodney discusses her book on the Caribbean state, healthcare, and women, and then talks about the labor of preserving Walter Rodney's legacy over the decades.
The Myth of Black Buying Power
Dr. Jared Ball joins the show to discuss the myth of "Black buying power", Black banking, how rappers are becoming the new Black misleadership class, and propaganda.
The Role Of Artists Beyond Celebrity
Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Devyn Springer speak with rapper and poet Noname about hip-hop, cultural work, consciousness, voting, and activism.
The 'Residue' of Gentrification
Filmmaker Merawi Gerima discusses his new film Residue, which shines a lot on the violence of gentrification in Washington, DC.
The Canadian Police State
The Canadian state portrays itself as a "multicultural", "liberal" country where all are welcome. But a quick look at the plight of Black and Indigenous people in Canada tells a much different story...
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Amazing podcast, really inspiring and informative
Helps decolonize my thinking
As a trans queer person I like to think I understand the intersections of race, gender, mass incarnation, being unhoused, ableism, etc. on a deeper level... however, I also present as a cismale and I am white. Throughout my life I have been working to decolonize my thought processes— through experiences growing up in inner city Philadelphia, reading books and articles, listening to podcasts, and watching films and documentaries— I can say with certainty this podcast has also promoted my thought processes and facilitated discussions I’ve had with others.
One of my favorite podcasts. Very helpful to my development and thinking.