The How To Resist Podcast is a space for talking about how anyone can become an activist and take a strategic approach to resisting the Trump administration and making an impact in their communities, their workplace, and their country. Each week we’re going to sit down with an activist who will tell us how they came to be empowered and how they resist the injustices they see around them and the Donald Trump administration.
Ep. 10: Resistance School with Shanoor Seervai and Yasmin Radjy
Students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government have started Resistance School, a curriculum for activists about how to build practical skills for fighting against the Trump agenda and building progressive power. Resistance School is free for any activist or group, and their first session had more than 6,000 groups participate. We spoke about how the Resistance School came about and how to use Resistance School to create community around activism.
Ep. 9: How to Resist Burning Out with Jill Raney
We're seventy-something days into the Trump administration, and activist burnout is starting to set in. I spoke with Jill Raney of Practice Makes Progress about preventing burnout and taking care of ourselves, as well as how to build long term activists communities to confront white supremacy, the patriarchy, and Trump.
Bonus: They Lost, We Won on Health Care
Lifting up our wins is one of the most important things we can do as activists. Donald Trump and Paul Ryan failed miserable on Obamacare repeal, so here is a preview of episode 9 guest Jill Raney and I talking about health care.
Ep. 8: How to Resist Government Corruption with Nick Schwellenbach
Nick Schwellenbach is the Director of Investigations at the Project on Government Oversight, a DC-based investigative watchdog organization. Nick spoke with the podcast about the roll watchdog groups play in providing information about government fraud, waste, and corruption and how activists can use these resources to make their work more impactful. We also spoke about the important role activists play in making the work watchdog groups do possible.
Ep. 7: Music to Punch Nazis By with Terence Hannum
Terence Hannum is a visual artist, musician, novelist, and arts educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. Terence is best known for his work with the avant-metal band Locrian, but his latest release, from his project Axebreaker, is a power electronic assault on the Trump administration.
Ep. 6: How to Resist Discrimination with Raed Jarrar
Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-American activist and serves as the Government relations manager for the American Friends Service Committee. Trained as an architect, Raed was displaced during the 2003 American-led Iraq war and rose to prominance as his experience was documented on the blog Where is Raed? A subject matter expert in US relations with the Arab world, Raed has testified before congress many times and often appears as a guest on US and international news outlets.
An awesome podcast hosted by a really great and intelligent guy. Definitely worth a listen!
This show is just idiots talking to idiots.
Essential listening for the resistance
Great resource for those looking for a way to join the movement