59 episodes

A series of conversations about history, politics, faith, media, and the internet hosted by Josiah Sutton. Aiming for at least two interviews and one bookclub episode per month. Artwork by Kipp Paulsen. More content can be found on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11922141

Fruitless Josiah Sutton

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A series of conversations about history, politics, faith, media, and the internet hosted by Josiah Sutton. Aiming for at least two interviews and one bookclub episode per month. Artwork by Kipp Paulsen. More content can be found on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11922141

    Fighting the Food Barons (feat. Caitlin Golle & Julie Duhn)

    Fighting the Food Barons (feat. Caitlin Golle & Julie Duhn)

    Josiah is joined by two members of Iowa CCI: Caitlin Golle, a farming & environment community organizer with the organization, and Julie Duhn, a board member who joined CCI to combat the construction of a factory farm in her town of Eldora, IA. We discuss the impact of factory farming and pipelines on the state, particularly their impact on the water quality, as well as the work CCI is doing to fight corporate power in rural communities.
    Follow Iowa CCI on Twitter @IowaCCI // Facebook @IowaCCILearn more about Iowa CCI: https://www.iowacci.org/Become a Fruitless Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11922141Check out Fruitless on YouTubeFind more of Josiah’s work: https://linktr.ee/josiahwsuttonFollow Josiah on Twitter @josiahwsuttonResources
    "We're Not Buying Iowa Select's Hogwash," Julie Duhn on ICCI Blog, https://www.iowacci.org/blog/were-not-buying-iowa-selects-hogwash"End-Stage Iowa: Big-Ag’s Sacrifice Zone and Indigenous Resistance," Sikowis (Christine Nobiss), https://www.greatplainsaction.org/single-post/end-stage-iowa"Many Iowa rivers are brimming with nitrate," Jared Strong in Iowa Capital Dispatch, https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2024/05/12/many-iowa-rivers-are-brimming-with-nitrate"Fertilizer killed more than 750,000 fish in Nishnabotna," Jared Strong in Iowa Capital Dispatch, https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2024/03/27/fertilizer-killed-more-than-750000-fish-in-nishnabotnaJoin Iowa CCI's Clean Water Fight, https://iowacci.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=200
    Music & audio credits
    Sentimental - Dan DarmawanYesterday – bloom.In My Dreams – bloom.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    [Preview] I'm Wide Awake, It's Arc (MX #2)

    [Preview] I'm Wide Awake, It's Arc (MX #2)

    THIS IS A PREVIEW. IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE, CHECK OUT FRUITLESS ON PATREON HERE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/people-who-eat-1-103024783
    EPISODE ON PATREON:
    It's another music exchange! This is an monthly series where Josh Christianson and I exchange an album that's meaningful to us, and then compare and contrast them. This month we're discussing I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes and Arc by Agoraphobic Nosebleed.
    Music by SHADE08

    • 5 min
    Food Barons (feat. Austin Frerick)

    Food Barons (feat. Austin Frerick)

    Austin Frerick joins Josiah to discuss his book, Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America's Food Industry and the politics of food production in Iowa and around the country.
    Follow Austin on Twitter @AustinFrerick // Facebook @AustinFrerickFind more of Austin's work: https://www.austinfrerick.comBecome a Fruitless Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11922141Check out Fruitless on YouTubeFind more of Josiah’s work: https://linktr.ee/josiahwsuttonFollow Josiah on Twitter @josiahwsuttonReferences
    "The Hog Barons," Austin Frerick in Vox, https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22344953/iowa-select-jeff-hansen-pork-farmingBarons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America's Food Industry by Austin FrerickIowa CCI, https://www.iowacci.org/Music & audio credits
    Eastern European Post Punk – LaffyyYesterday – bloom.In My Dreams – bloom.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    [Video Essay] Celebrating the Creative Nobody / Why You Should Watch Motern Media

    [Video Essay] Celebrating the Creative Nobody / Why You Should Watch Motern Media

    This is the audio for a video essay on YouTube. If you choose to listen here, you will only get half the experience. For the full experience, check out Fruitless on YouTube.
    The video essay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_HQIbyJuuAThe Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIZWDsDrQ0XvDQFWzE6s2gg

    • 28 min
    [Preview] Spectacle (feat. Josh Boerman)

    [Preview] Spectacle (feat. Josh Boerman)

    THIS IS A PREVIEW. IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE, CHECK OUT FRUITLESS ON PATREON HERE: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11922141
    EPISODE ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/posts/103466040
    Josh Boerman (@boshj, The Worst of All Possible Worlds) joins me on a last minute "emergency" episode about the Palestinian solidarity protests at Columbia, CUNY, UCLA, and elsewhere. We recorded this on the evening of May 1. Some things may have changed since events on campuses are moving fast.
    Music by SHADE08

    • 10 min
    [Preview] Veggies, Derechos, & Steel

    [Preview] Veggies, Derechos, & Steel

    THIS IS A PREVIEW. IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE, CHECK OUT FRUITLESS ON PATREON HERE: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11922141
    EPISODE ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/posts/veggies-derechos-103210759
    Chris Barker and Josiah talk about "environmental history." We talk a bit about Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond, the ecology of the Midwest, and how vegetables are a technology. This is a pretty casual episode, mostly just to introduce a few themes to the show going forward.
    Music by SHADE08

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Chris in Des Moines ,

I like this show

I’m an occasional guest, but I love what Josiah does with his show and how widely and intelligently he ranges with his conversations with people. Total gem of a show.

Josa.S ,

Neat

This Josiah guy seems so smart and cool. I should give him all my money

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