A Different Lens is a bimonthly audio podcast produced by the Hampton Institute. It is hosted by the Institute’s Politics/Government Department Chair, Devon Bowers. Department chairs are interviewed each month, where articles are discussed more in-depth as well as concepts and theories relating to their specific departments. (www.hamptoninstitution.org)
Episode #160: The Great Resignation with Sonali Kolhatkar
Today we sit down with journalist Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss the Great Resignation and its causes, the problems that workers are facing, and why we should be cautiously optimistic for the future.
Record Number of U.S. Workers are Quitting and Striking
Sonali Kolhatkar Twitter
Sonali Yes! Magazine
Sonali Independent Media Institute
Rising Up With Sonali
Episode #159: Authoritarianism with Nick Partyka
Today we sit and chat with our Labor Issues Chair, Dr. Nick Partyka to discuss authoritarianism. We delve into the definitions of the word, how such ideas can play into anti-socialism and anti-communism, and why anti-authoritarianism seems to be so prevalent in the American left.
Episode # 158 Ideology with Derek Ford
Today we talk to Hampton's own Education Chair Derek Ford, about his most recent article on Liberation School discussing ideology, what it is, how Marx and his contemporaries differed in their view of ideology, and why it is important to today's political movements.
What Is Ideology by Derek Ford
Episode #157 Bridging The Gap
Today we talk to a friend of mine, Elliot, about his interest and views on Buddhist thought, his own political views, and if there can be a gap bridged between religious and atheist leftists.
Episode #156: Covid and Cuba with Aviva Chomsky
We sit down with Professor Aviva Chomsky to discuss the recent protests in Cuba, the history of Cuban racial unity and strife, and how the island nation is dealing Covid.
Episode #116: David, Goliath, and US-Cuban Relations with Aviva Chomsky
The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, and Politics
History of the Cuban Revolution
Episode #155: Unitarianism, Religion, and Politics with Ember Kelly
Today we have a special joint episode with Ember Kelly of The Fourth U Dimension, the official podcast of The Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York. In this wide-ranging discussion, we interview each other on a number of topics from the role of religion in leftist politics to our respective podcasts.
Ember Kelley is the Director of Religious Education at Fourth Universalist Society. Learn more about Fourth Universalist at 4thu.org
An Eloquent Articulate who understands the ills of colonial capitalism-
Love MK POV plus host who provides space-
Good stuff heard in New Hampshire-
The content and context of the episodes are always good. I’m enjoying the development of the show. Mr. Bower has a wonderful voice that is getting better each episode.
The Dan Welsh episode was hilarious, the humor helps with understanding the weight of the issues.
This could be a really good podcast considering the scope of the content and the spot on questions being asked by the interviewer. However, the quality of the sound will make it unlistenable to most people and I think it takes a whole lot of patience to get through the TERRIBLE audio quality of this podcast. The interviewer’s voice cuts out when he asks questions and there is noise on his microphone to distract the audience.
We want to listen, but you have to make the conditions comfortable for the listener to absorb your content.