6 episodes

As long as there’s been oppression, there’ve been people fighting it. This weekly podcast dives into history to drag up the wildest rebels, the most beautiful revolts, and all the people who long to be—and fight to be—free. It explores complex stories of resistance that offer lessons and inspiration for us today, focusing on the ensemble casts that make up each act of history. That is to say, this podcast focuses on Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff.

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    • History
    • 4.6 • 91 Ratings

As long as there’s been oppression, there’ve been people fighting it. This weekly podcast dives into history to drag up the wildest rebels, the most beautiful revolts, and all the people who long to be—and fight to be—free. It explores complex stories of resistance that offer lessons and inspiration for us today, focusing on the ensemble casts that make up each act of history. That is to say, this podcast focuses on Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff.

    Part One: The Civil War Within the Civil War: How the South Won the War for the Union

    Part One: The Civil War Within the Civil War: How the South Won the War for the Union

    Margaret talks with Prop about how people escaping slavery turned the tide of the civil war and how the South was anything but united.

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    • 1 hr
    Part Two: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works

    Part Two: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works

    In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago.

    https://reprolegaldefensefund.org/
    The Repro Legal Defense Fund covers bail and funds strong defenses for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for self-managed abortion.

    https://www.ifwhenhow.org/
    If/When/How are lawyers fighting for reproductive justice

    https://www.aafront.org/

    http://operationsaveabortion.com/

    https://digitaldefensefund.org/ddf-guides/abortion-privacy

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    • 59 min
    Part One: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works

    Part One: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works

    Margaret talks with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago.

    https://reprolegaldefensefund.org/
    The Repro Legal Defense Fund covers bail and funds strong defenses for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for self-managed abortion.

    https://www.ifwhenhow.org/
    If/When/How are lawyers fighting for reproductive justice

    https://www.aafront.org/

    http://operationsaveabortion.com/

    https://digitaldefensefund.org/ddf-guides/abortion-privacy

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Part Two: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday

    Part Two: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday

    In part two of this episode, Margaret continues her discussion with journalist and podcast host Robert Evans to talk about the anarchists who were hanged in Chicago in the 1860s for fighting for the rights of the working class.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Part One: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday

    Part One: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday

    Margaret sits down with journalist and podcast host Robert Evans to talk about the anarchists who were hanged in Chicago in the 1860s for fighting for the rights of the working class.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Introducing: Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff

    Introducing: Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff

    Lots of cool people in history have done really cool stuff. Let Margaret Killjoy tell you about them. In this trailer, learn about the cool anarchist bank robbers who performed a cool jailbreak in Uruguay in 1931.

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

pink pangolin ,

Informative and highly listenable

Margaret does the right amount of research and the delivery is easy-going and nicely paced. Looking forward to future episodes!

Bugscuttle ,

Magpie at Her Best

I expected a great pod and Margaret never disappoints. I hope to be a loyal fan for a very long time. AN excellent anarchist perspective on history.

Curbs10009 ,

Total waste of time

This is one of the worst podcasts I have ever listened to. So slow. So disjointed. The amount of information about the Haymarket Riot that I learned in twenty agonizing minutes could fit in two paragraphs. Total waste of time.

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