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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.

Grounding‪s‬ Devyn Springer

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 158 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Work of Dr. Patricia Rodney

    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.

    • 58 min
    The Myth of Black Buying Power

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Role Of Artists Beyond Celebrity

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The 'Residue' of Gentrification

    The 'Residue' of Gentrification

    Filmmaker Merawi Gerima discusses his new film Residue, which shines a lot on the violence of gentrification in Washington, DC.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Canadian Police State

    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...

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Maddyeet ,

Love Devyn

Amazing podcast, really inspiring and informative

Dan Koz ,

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.

idkwayne ,

Amazing

One of my favorite podcasts. Very helpful to my development and thinking.

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