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Agitated is a podcast for those who care deeply and are mad as hell. Education and inspiration to get you agitated toward action for a world that centralizes love and justice. Antics included. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/agitated-podcast/support

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Agitated is a podcast for those who care deeply and are mad as hell. Education and inspiration to get you agitated toward action for a world that centralizes love and justice. Antics included. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/agitated-podcast/support

    agitated. S1 Ep11. - All Data To The People with Kat Dodds

    agitated. S1 Ep11. - All Data To The People with Kat Dodds

    In this episode we’re joined by Kat Dodds who shares one of the latest performative pieces by neoliberal daddy Justin Trudeau. Couldn't even finish the gig.

    Check out The Corporation, and now The New Corporation -- the unfortunately necessary sequel.

    Why are Kat and her colleagues suing Twitter and the Canadian government? As we like to do, we talk about the need to democratize social media, and we think about the opportunity to build power in the Movement through these tools (and new ones). How can we make it so that every person who wants to change the world can do so, and not just be a “clicker” behind a screen?

    And we know you’ve missed it -- Shelly is back with the Twitter roundup to talk about the feminist author to TERF pipeline. And just FYI - we can’t believe we have to say it but no one is saying you’re not allowed to say “woman”.

    Referenced in this episode:

    Campaign to support the lawsuits against Twitter and the Canadian government 

    Twitter Gone Rogue Podcast Episode 

    Democracy Now!

    Kat on Twitter: @cooldotworld, @hellocoolworld, @corporationfilm, @drawingwisdom 


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    • 54 min
    agitated. S1 Ep10. - F**k a Parliamentarian

    agitated. S1 Ep10. - F**k a Parliamentarian

    This week Milly tells us about the disgusting institutional and direct violence facing Haitian Asylum Seekers. Extremely violent border patrolling is still authorized under the Biden administration who seems to be aspiring to Obama-era deportation numbers.

    Also, WTF is a Parliamentarian how do Dems use totally surmountable bureaucracy to avoid helping anyone. Oops they did it again.

    And Brad the human needs to simmer down and get a sense of humor, we think you’ll agree on this week’s Am I The A*****e.

    Referenced in this episode

    @useless_farm/uselessfarm.com

    Radical Guide and Indigogo Campaign 


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    • 24 min
    agitated. S1. Bonus 2 - Total Recall Recall

    agitated. S1. Bonus 2 - Total Recall Recall

    We spill the tea about the California recall. How we felt, what we did, and the powers that be (or don’t be).

    We talk about Gavin Newsom’s shit policy, particularly his lackluster offering to the many (English speaking) Californians who are houseless. We offer a quick 101 on the NIMBY/YIMBY situation and faux revolutionary housing “solutions” propping up the owning class. Bleh.

    We discuss why it sucks so bad that Newsom won by a landslide - this is why we can’t have nice things (healthcare for all). And of course, we tell a quick story about THE DRESS ;)

    -- actually no not that one, we don’t care.


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    • 31 min
    agitated. S1 Ep9. Corporate Persons Don't Give A Shit About Your Mama

    agitated. S1 Ep9. Corporate Persons Don't Give A Shit About Your Mama

    In this unique episode we introduce you to the concepts of corporate personhood and corporate constitutional rights. We get going by roasting a children’s book as a springboard to walk listeners through the basics of one of the most dangerous legal doctrines that ever existed.

    We discuss how corporations hijacked the 14th Amendment to use the constitution against us -- and make us pay for our own destruction. It’s a whole big thing that we’ll get into in much more detail in future episodes...but this is a little background info that’ll be helpful.

    And no episode would be complete without an acknowledgement of the clever ways neoliberalism uses “diversity” to uphold horrific economic and foreign policy.

    Listen up kids and grungies, we’re about to kill your heroes.

    Mentioned:

    *Companies Are People Too book

    *Move to Amend - http://movetoamend.org


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    • 36 min
    agitated. S1 Ep8. - Post-Lockdown Realities

    agitated. S1 Ep8. - Post-Lockdown Realities

    Kaitlin’s dad made her watch a documentary and she’s all shook up. She tells us about some of the massive changes that happened in the short time when humans retreated last year. We bask in the awesomeness of how quickly Nature can begin to heal when humans back the f**k up for a minute.

    Glenn Greenwald is a bonehead and its annoying when intellectuals on twitter theoretically debate the terribly difficult choices parents have right now. What’s it like to send your kid to elementary school in a hellscape? Parents are in a terrible situation as a result of a failed government unable to manage this crisis. Truly kids, mama tried.

    And this week we play “Am I The A*****e” with some clever Karen-besting. And not to spoil the punch line but HOAs are always the bad guys, don’t snitch on your neighbors.

    Referenced in this Episode:

    The Year Earth Changed 

    The Glenn Greenwald/Walker Bragman twitter exchange

    Jessica’s tweet - what do you think about the yard salad idea tho?


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    • 49 min
    agitated. S1 Ep7 - M4A Pasta, Anti-Occupation Ice Cream, and the Black Snake

    agitated. S1 Ep7 - M4A Pasta, Anti-Occupation Ice Cream, and the Black Snake

    Ben and Jerry’s (owned by Unilever corporation) performative corporate gestures. Milly yanks on the thread we’re pulling out for you - that corporations shouldn’t be the leaders of social movements (yes, even if it makes Israel mad).

    Jessica fills us in on the *massive* but largely hidden resistance to Line 3 -- Enbridge’s pipeline expansion proposal that would carry oil from Alberta, Canada to Wisconsin, USA, through untouched wetlands, treaty territories, Mississippi headwaters and to the shores of Lake Superior (Enbridge is a Canadian company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in US history).

    And Shelly leads us in a post-mortem of the July 24th March for Medicare for All #M4M4ALL -- how did Neo-Nazis and anti-vaxxers infiltrate this national day of action and what can we learn from it?

    Referenced in this episode: 

    Israel’s ridiculous twitter account

    Stopline3.org

    Force the Vote

    FTV post-mortem analysis

    Who are the Boogaloo Boys?

    National Nurses Union 

    healthcare4all.org


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Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

PeeskyWee ,

Valuable, Vulnerable Perspectives. And Fun!

A conversation between leftist voices looking to learn and teach and grow, all at the same time. And all that’s worth putting up with because they’re really funny. And their guests are by far the best of any podcast this young. Top tier all around

Shelby__d ,

You need to listen!

Brilliant and relevant!! I learn new things every episode and look forward to listening! I’m especially impressed with the recent Palestine bonus episode - well done. Not to be missed.

BryanMichael1 ,

Just what I have been looking for!

Witty, smart, action provoking conversation by radicals. Telling everyone I know. Can’t wait for more.

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