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News, politics, history, culture, and more from Jacobin. Featuring The Dig, Long Reads, Behind the News, Jacobin Radio, The Jacobin Show, Michael and Us, A World to Win, and special series.
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    Behind the News: Barbara Ehrenreich Remembered

    Behind the News: Barbara Ehrenreich Remembered

    A memorial to Barbara Ehrenreich, who died at 81 on September 1, featuring three Behind the News interviews with her from 2004, 2005, and 2009.
    Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html

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    • 52 min
    Michael and Us: Penn and Paintbrush

    Michael and Us: Penn and Paintbrush

    Libertarian magicians Penn & Teller turn their gaze to the art world in TIM'S VERMEER (2013), a documentary that attempts to prove that, with just the right set of tools and a lot of money, one wealthy entrepreneur can paint a Vermeer. We discuss the bleak, empty void that is Penn & Teller's view of art.
    See Luke at the Toronto International Festival of Authors on September 27 - https://festivalofauthors.ca/event/critical-conversation-new-working-class/
    Check out Luke's book The Dead Center - https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/the-dead-center/
    Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.

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    • 51 min
    Dig: Taming Free Speech w/ Laura Weinrib

    Dig: Taming Free Speech w/ Laura Weinrib

    Featuring Laura Weinrib on The Taming of Free Speech: America’s Civil Liberties Compromise. Did you know that the ACLU was founded as a radical labor organization allied with the IWW? Weinrib traces the rise of the modern civil liberties movement, and modern constitutional liberalism more broadly, from World War I through the New Deal. She explains how the ACLU went from defending free speech as a means to revolutionary ends to a liberal position exalting free speech as an end unto itself—including the anti-union speech of bosses and the political speech of corporations.
    Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig
    Check out 
    Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America by Joshua Frank haymarketbooks.org/books/1940-atomic-days
    Abolishing State Violence: A World Beyond Bombs, Borders, and Cages by Ray Acheson haymarketbooks.org/books/1883-abolishing-state-violence

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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Long Reads: Elizabeth Schmidt on Somalia and the Superpowers

    Long Reads: Elizabeth Schmidt on Somalia and the Superpowers

    Elizabeth Schmidt joins Long Reads for a discussion about Somalia's modern history of politics, crisis, and foreign intervention. Elizabeth is professor emeritus of history at Loyola University Maryland and the author of six books about Africa, including Foreign Intervention in Africa After the Cold War: Sovereignty, Responsibility, and the War on Terror.
    Read her piece, "US Interference in Somalia Has Been a Disaster for Somalis," here: https://jacobin.com/2022/08/somalia-siad-barre-islamists-us-military
    Get a year-long subscription to Jacobin, including our new issue, "Inflation," for $20: https://bit.ly/jacobinradio
    Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.

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    • 47 min
    Jacobin Show: Can We Red the Fed? w/ Samir Sonti

    Jacobin Show: Can We Red the Fed? w/ Samir Sonti

    Samir Sonti joins us to talk about why the Federal Reserve has so much power over the economy and why its typical response to inflation is bad for workers. But does it need to be? We're also joined by Matt Bruenig to explain the real state of childhood poverty and what we should do to erase it. Our own Paul Prescod breaks down the state of the rail worker contract negations and whether a strike is still on the horizon. Finally, Jen Pan and Cale Brooks decipher some new polling numbers that say popular opinions of both capitalism and socialism have declined.
    0:00 opening segment
    13:45 Paul interview
    40:00 Matt interview
    49:30 Samir interview
    Get the new Jacobin issue, "Inflation," by subscribing here for $20: https://bit.ly/JACOBINRADIO
    The Jacobin Show is a weekly YouTube show offering socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. Music by Zonkey. This is the podcast version of the episode from September 21, 2022. Join us in New York for the "Inflation" issue release party on October 5th, featuring a live interview with Adam Tooze.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    A World to Win: Seizing the State w/ Ruth Wilson Gilmore

    A World to Win: Seizing the State w/ Ruth Wilson Gilmore

    Grace speaks to Ruth Wilson Gilmore, prison abolitionist, scholar, and professor of geography at the City University of New York. She is the author of several books, including Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California and, most recently, Abolition Geography: Essays Toward Liberation. They discuss who is profiting from the criminal justice system, how existing institutions within the system serve to support and reinforce capitalist social relations, and what a socialist conception of justice looks like.
    A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory, and action with guests from around the world. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

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    • 49 min

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Variety Reigns

There are a number of one dimensional left podcasts. Jacobin Radio has a fresh variety of left cultural, political, and economic content.

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Some shows like the Dig are pretty good and wel thought out but wow get rid of Anna. She is a prime example of liberalism masquerading as socialism

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Every show on here has a steady stream of informative guests and discussion. Merging a variety of shows into one feed helps me to listen to the sorts of podcasts that I might otherwise miss.

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