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SoapBox Productions and Organizing's affiliate podcast pairs critical analyses of media, culture, politics, and everyday happenings with the tastiest of spirits. With a Chicago focus, BrownTown (friends and colleagues Caullen Hudson and David A. Moran) unpacks current events, social issues, and gives personal insight into various topics with the occasional help of the most talented and creative activists, artists, filmmakers, academics, and social entrepreneurs. Find more at SoapBoxPO.com/Podcast. Follow @BourbonnBrownTown on Facebook/Instagram, @BourbonnBrwnTwn on Twitter; and @SoapBoxPO on all social media.

Bourbon 'n BrownTown Caullen Hudson & David A Moran

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

SoapBox Productions and Organizing's affiliate podcast pairs critical analyses of media, culture, politics, and everyday happenings with the tastiest of spirits. With a Chicago focus, BrownTown (friends and colleagues Caullen Hudson and David A. Moran) unpacks current events, social issues, and gives personal insight into various topics with the occasional help of the most talented and creative activists, artists, filmmakers, academics, and social entrepreneurs. Find more at SoapBoxPO.com/Podcast. Follow @BourbonnBrownTown on Facebook/Instagram, @BourbonnBrwnTwn on Twitter; and @SoapBoxPO on all social media.

    Ep. 76 - Surveillance Capitalism & Abolitionist Tech, Pt. 2 ft. Alyxandra Goodwin

    Ep. 76 - Surveillance Capitalism & Abolitionist Tech, Pt. 2 ft. Alyxandra Goodwin

    BrownTown spills even more the tea on in part two of the surveillance capitalism and abolitionist tech conversation with Chicago writer, organizer, and activist Alyx Goodwin. The team finishes their discussion by breaking down myths of tech neutrality, offering anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian critiques of dystopian tech action movies, and lean into what their abolitionist tech future actually looks like. Originally recorded October 7, 2021.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Ep. 76 - Surveillance Capitalism & Abolitionist Tech, Pt. 1 ft. Alyxandra Goodwin

    Ep. 76 - Surveillance Capitalism & Abolitionist Tech, Pt. 1 ft. Alyxandra Goodwin

    BrownTown spills the tea on surveillance capitalism and talks abolitionist tech with Alyxandra Goodwin, writer, organizer, and activist with ACRE, BYP100, LEFT OUT Magazine, who is recently organizing the #StopShotSpotter campaign in Chicago. In part one of this two-part episode, the gang unpack surveillance in various forms from policing to social media while unpacking the many intricacies and insidious ways it controls our lives from the most intimate to the most systemic. Originally recorded September 15, 2021.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep. 75 - Youth Radio: Inside & Out ft. Simone St. Pierre Nelson & Stories by Youth Incarcerated in Seattle

    Ep. 75 - Youth Radio: Inside & Out ft. Simone St. Pierre Nelson & Stories by Youth Incarcerated in Seattle

    BrownTown discusses the power of youth radio with Simone St. Pierre Nelson, 18-year-old writer, audio producer, and abolitionist. While including three (3) full audio stories produced by and featuring teens incarcerated in Seattle, they discuss the importance of authentic narratives in media creation, intergenerational youth programming, and uplifting justice-involved youth while navigating inequitable social conditions and the institutions that reinforce them.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    BONUS - The Collective Freedom Project: Debrief

    BONUS - The Collective Freedom Project: Debrief

    BrownTown reflects on the Collective Freedom Project four-part series! The podcast extension of the movement media and resource hub highlights grassroots efforts in Chicago, Atlanta, Texas, and California, where activists, organizers, and communities are rising up to fight against criminalization and violence in varied yet connected forms. In the first recording since the series, Caullen and David debrief on the series' conversations, producing the project behind-the-scenes, as well as unpack previously unheard material. Watch the micro-docs, listen to the series, and take action at CollectiveFreedomProject.org.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 74 - The Collective Freedom Project, Pt. 4: California & #Budget2SaveLives ft. Sandy Valenciano

    Ep. 74 - The Collective Freedom Project, Pt. 4: California & #Budget2SaveLives ft. Sandy Valenciano

    BrownTown listens, learns, and breaks down California's decriminalization and moral budget agenda with Sandy Valenciano of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). In Part Four of the Collective Freedom Project series, they discuss state-wide efforts for a just budget, to resist immigrant detention, and advance alternatives to incarceration, especially on the onset of COVID-19. Watch the micro-docs, listen to the series, and take action at CollectiveFreedomProject.org/Multimedia.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 73 - The Collective Freedom Project, Pt. 3: Texas & #ShutDownHutto ft. Rebecca Sanchez & David Johnson

    Ep. 73 - The Collective Freedom Project, Pt. 3: Texas & #ShutDownHutto ft. Rebecca Sanchez & David Johnson

    BrownTown links up with Rebecca Sanchez & David Johnson of Grassroots Leadership in Austin, Texas. In Part Three of the Collective Freedom Project series, they discuss the the socio-political climate in Austin, the #DefundAPD campaign(s); #ShutDownHutto and other campaigns to close or halt construction of new jails; and the intersections of technology, surveillance, and gentrification. Watch the micro-docs, listen to the series, and take action at CollectiveFreedomProject.org/Multimedia.

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Iwasinanearthquake ,

The bro’s Sophie is amazing!

The dudes are cool! Gotta shoutout my girl Sophie. SHE DID THAT! She’s amazing and authentic and contributes so much to this world.

The guys did a great job of respecting her boundaries and asking questions with some sense.

CazDemon ,

Always learning

Hosts do an excellent job recruiting accomplished members of the current activist generation, facilitating insightful discussions, challenging assumptions, and splicing in relevant media and recommendations.

Tired but loyal ,

One of the best Chicago activist groups

Obsessed with soapbox. I love they’re giving a voice and a platform to unique voices and issues. If you care about Chicago, you’ll care about this podcast.

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