54 episodes

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

Bourbon 'n BrownTown Caullen Hudson & David A Moran

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

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

    Ep. 52 - Mental Health ft. Abbie Brasch & Dakota Sillyman

    Ep. 52 - Mental Health ft. Abbie Brasch & Dakota Sillyman

    BrownTown shares virtual space with Abbie Brasch and Dakota Sillyman, multi-talented friends of SoapBox and mental health advocates who create resources and media for learning and navigating mental health on all levels. The group dives into media portrayal, the history of institutional support (or lack there of), stressors under capitalism, and, of course, COVID-19.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ep. 51 - War! What is it good for? ft. Tanvi Kapatral

    Ep. 51 - War! What is it good for? ft. Tanvi Kapatral

    BrownTown shares space with Tanvi Kapatral of Dissenters, a national youth-led anti-militarism grassroots organization. The team talks anti-militarism organizing, narrative-building, and working towards a world where we actually fund live-giving services, not endless wars. Originally recorded March 2, 2020.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 50 - Chi DNA: Participatory Filmmaking & Gender Performance within Hip-Hop ft. Tweak’G

    Ep. 50 - Chi DNA: Participatory Filmmaking & Gender Performance within Hip-Hop ft. Tweak’G

    BrownTown chills out with Tweak'G, Chicago rapper, activist, and Chi DNA feature documentary subject. In Tweak's two-year anniversary in BrownTown, the fam discusses ethics and relationship-building in documentary filmmaking and deconstructs gender roles and sexuality within contemporary hip-hop as well as their everyday lives.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 49 - Census 2020 ft. Fernanda Castellanos & Brandon Lee

    Ep. 49 - Census 2020 ft. Fernanda Castellanos & Brandon Lee

    BrownTown invites Fernanda Castellanos of Organized Communities against Deportations (OCAD) and Brandon Lee of Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to discuss why you should be counted in the 2020 Census, deportations and sanctuary cities, the importance of trust and showing up for one another within grassroots organizing, and the peculiarity of Illinois politics.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 48 - Democratic Primary Elections 2020

    Ep. 48 - Democratic Primary Elections 2020

    BrownTown finally dives head first into the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary election season. With a 24/7 news cycle, social media frenzy, infighting within established parties, and liberatory movements and rhetoric being reflected in mainstream discourse, how do we makes sense of a flawed state process while fighting for a new world? Originally recorded March 2, 2020...the day before Super Tuesday.

    • 50 min
    Ep. 47 - Electoral & Radical Politics 2.0 ft. Alderwoman Maria Hadden

    Ep. 47 - Electoral & Radical Politics 2.0 ft. Alderwoman Maria Hadden

    BrownTown listens, learns, and again converses about electoral and radical politics with sitting 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden of Chicago. With a changing political landscape on the local, national, and global level, Maria and BrownTown discuss how and why Left and/or "progressive" policies are gaining more mainstream appeal, how movements are shaping platforms, and how to push elected officials to embrace a radical imagination for a more equitable future.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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.

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.

OnMyDrizzy93 ,

A Palpable Podcast of Passion and Precision!!!

I appreciate this podcast because I find it to be a space to explore and dissect the current issues of our time. Both gentleman provide an informative, challenging perspective to each topic of discussion.

The show feels committed to providing audiences with a thought-provoking perspective. It’s worth mentioning that the commentary always attempts to contextualize present-day politics with historical significant, perfect for a millennial like me.

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