The #GroundingsPodcast is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, dialogic, and communal education inspires the conversations on this podcast. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn.
The Palestinian Resistance & Sheikh Jarrah
Palestinian activist and writer Mohammed el-Kurd talks to us about the current resistance against israeli ethnic cleansing taking place in Sheikh Jarrah, and Palestinian resistance more broadly.
The Plurality of Abolitionism
Dr. Joy James joins the show to discuss the current state of the prison abolition movement, academia co-opting revolutionary organizing, the 'captive maternal', and why we must learn from children.
The Work of Dr. Patricia Rodney
Dr. Patricia Rodney discusses her book on the Caribbean state, healthcare, and women, and then talks about the labor of preserving Walter Rodney's legacy over the decades.
The Myth of Black Buying Power
Dr. Jared Ball joins the show to discuss the myth of "Black buying power", Black banking, how rappers are becoming the new Black misleadership class, and propaganda.
The Role Of Artists Beyond Celebrity
Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Devyn Springer speak with rapper and poet Noname about hip-hop, cultural work, consciousness, voting, and activism.
The 'Residue' of Gentrification
Filmmaker Merawi Gerima discusses his new film Residue, which shines a lot on the violence of gentrification in Washington, DC.
Love this podcast. Always timely, always on target, always relevant guests and well-informed conversations.
Amazing podcast, really inspiring and informative
Helps decolonize my thinking
As a trans queer person I like to think I understand the intersections of race, gender, mass incarnation, being unhoused, ableism, etc. on a deeper level... however, I also present as a cismale and I am white. Throughout my life I have been working to decolonize my thought processes— through experiences growing up in inner city Philadelphia, reading books and articles, listening to podcasts, and watching films and documentaries— I can say with certainty this podcast has also promoted my thought processes and facilitated discussions I’ve had with others.