11 episodes

A political podcast set in the neoliberal capital of the world.

Activist Class activistclass

    • Politics

A political podcast set in the neoliberal capital of the world.

    The right way to tax the rich with Jackie Vaughn

    The right way to tax the rich with Jackie Vaughn

    The Activist Class is joined this week by prison abolitionist/reproductive justice advocate/tax the rich specialist Jackie Vaughn & her beautiful baby!- Are communities of color being left out of the tax conversations?- What can we do about the new youth jail set to open this week? - Zaddy, Daddy, or Father with Dow Constantine..is he "evil hot" or just evil? Class is in session!

    • 57 min
    Varisha Khan joins the Activist Class

    Varisha Khan joins the Activist Class

    Newly elected Councilmember Varisha Khan is Washington State's first elected Muslim Woman! She joins us to talk about running as a 24 year old against a 12 year incumbent, being down 600 votes after the first ballot drop, and which Full House Daddy is the real Zaddy. Class is in session!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Shaun Scott joins the Activist Class

    Shaun Scott joins the Activist Class

    Season 2 of the Activist Class is here! We sit down with former Seattle Council candidate and Bernie Sanders WA State Field Director Shaun Scoot to go over his transition from running for office in Seattle District 4 to being part of one of the most polarizing presidential campaigns in American history. We also discuss his obsession with Seahawks QB Russel Wilson and if he considers Russ a Zaddy, Daddy, or Father. Class is BACK IN SESSION! 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Kshama Sawant joins the Activist Class on Black Friday

    Kshama Sawant joins the Activist Class on Black Friday

    Welcome to the Activist Class Black Friday Special! We sit down with Seattle's newly re-elected Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant to break down her experience growing up in Mumbai India and learn which Game of Thrones character she identifies with the most, how she went from a PhD in Economics to becoming the face of Socialist Alternative, what it's like battling the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos, and how she navigates the Socialist movement as a woman of color.   

    • 59 min
    Who is the Activist Class?

    Who is the Activist Class?

    Now that the local elections are over, we break down something we should've addressed from the beginning..who the hell we are! Get to know Spekulation, Myra, Aretha, Chrissy, and Dae on this week's episode of Activist Class. What radicalized us? Where do we come from? Are we just emo? Do we all just have daddy issues? Class is in session. 

    • 1 hr
    Seattle chose Socialist Kshama Sawant over Amazon. Is it finally time to tax the rich?

    Seattle chose Socialist Kshama Sawant over Amazon. Is it finally time to tax the rich?

    Aretha, Chrissy, Myra, Dae, and Spek are joined by political consultant Riall Johnson to discuss Kshama Sawant’s big win over Amazon and if this is now the most progressive city council in the nation.How will this hyper-local election effect the national political landscape?Does this increase our chances on taxing the rich? And why do progressive orgs keep screwing over candidates of color? Class is in session.

    • 40 min

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Da best!

Best podcast I’ve ever been on. It’s also the only one, but still the best!

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Big fan in SE Seattle

Big fan of this inspiring pod!

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the podcast we need right now

Genuinely appreciate hearing these voices and their take on Seattle politics - it’s rare to get activists who share so much of themselves in this format.

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