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    Jacobin Radio: Thanasis Kampagiannis, Kevin Ovenden, and Jon Wiener

    Jacobin Radio: Thanasis Kampagiannis, Kevin Ovenden, and Jon Wiener

    Suzi looks at two historic trials, in different countries and different eras, beginning with Greece, where the extraordinary trial of the neo-fascist political party Golden Dawn (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/14/greece-golden-dawn-neo-nazi-prison-sentences) has just ended after five and half years, resulting in convictions and prison sentences for its top leadership. Golden Dawn was at one point the third largest political party in Greece and is known for its violence and intimidation against its opponents, immigrants, and LGBTQ communities. Suzi spoke to Attorney Thanasis Kampagiannis (https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/thanasis-kampagiannis), one of the lawyers who pursued this case, and journalist and analyst Kevin Ovenden (https://kevinovenden.wordpress.com/about/) to get their account and analysis of the trial and of Golden Dawn, a criminal organization that operated under the guise of being a democratically elected party. Since we spoke on October 15, the state prosecutor has proposed suspension of the sentencing until appeals hearings for all but one of the Nazi convicts, which could take years. Thanasis Kampagiannis has told the media that the state prosecutor is acting as a public defender for Golden Dawn. We get the continuing story. The second trial is the Chicago 8 (and then Chicago 7) Conspiracy Trial that riveted the world in 1969, lasting five months. Suzi speaks to historian Jon Wiener (https://jonwiener.com/bio/), whose 2006 book Conspiracy in the Streets: The extraordinary Trial of the Chicago 7 (https://jonwiener.com/conspiracy-in-the-streets/) has been reissued to coincide with the release on Netflix this week of the Aaron Sorkin film called “The Trial of the Chicago 7 (https://www.netflix.com/title/81043755)”. The Chicago Conspiracy trial brought together Yippies, antiwar activists and Black Panthers to face conspiracy charges following massive protest at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. We’ll talk about the film and the actual history of the trial, noting the significance of that moment in history for our own.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Michael and Us: The Lame Show with David Letterman

    Michael and Us: The Lame Show with David Letterman

    A podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world. Hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.
    A former prickly TV personality tries to become a better man... a former president tries to refine his brand... on the pilot episode of the stupefyingly dull Netflix talk show MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION... WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (2018), the onetime innovator of late night is joined by Barack Obama for a gruelling conversation. PLUS: batten down the hatches for Ron Howard's "Hillbilly Elegy."
    Support the show and hear exclusive subscriber-only episodes at this link: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/

    Weekends: Chomsky vs Bad Faith w/ Ben Burgis, Reality TV Newscasters, and Julian Assange

    Weekends: Chomsky vs Bad Faith w/ Ben Burgis, Reality TV Newscasters, and Julian Assange

    Every Saturday at 1 PM ET, Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila broadcast live from the Jacobin YouTube channel. Weekends features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and left political strategy, as well as interviews with prominent individuals on the left. This is the podcast version of the show that broadcast on October 17, 2020. The guest is Ben Burgis.
    Subscribe to Jacobin here: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=AFTERBERNIE (https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=AFTERBERNIE)

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Dig: Unforgetting with Roberto Lovato

    Dig: Unforgetting with Roberto Lovato

    Roberto Lovato on Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. Growing up Salvadoran-American in The Mission, fighting with the FMLN in El Salvador, making sense of MS-13, weaving back together the pieces of a transnational history severed by borders and violence. Lovato retells El Salvador and US history through his family's story.
    Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig (Patreon.com/TheDig)
    Join The Dig book club at thedigradio.com/dig-book-club/ (thedigradio.com/dig-book-club/)

    • 1 hr 47 min
    A World to Win: A New Republic w/ Mary Lou McDonald

    A World to Win: A New Republic w/ Mary Lou McDonald

    This week, Grace is joined by Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Fein, to discuss the issues that drove the party's dramatic rise in this year’s general election, the impact of the pandemic on the Irish economy, and Sinn Fein’s proposals for a unification poll in the event of a no deal Brexit.
    Like this week's episode? Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod (https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod)

    Michael and Us: A "You've Got Mail" Symposium (w/ Meagan Day and Branko Marcetic)

    Michael and Us: A "You've Got Mail" Symposium (w/ Meagan Day and Branko Marcetic)

    A podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world. Hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.
    Some topics are too vast, too vital for us to cover on our own. Today, we address one such topic. We invited Jacobin Magazine's Meagan Day and Branko Marcetic for a roundtable discussion of Nora Ephron's YOU'VE GOT MAIL (1998), starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. We discover that this parable for gentrification may be the key to all of politics and culture in the 1990s. PLUS: thoughts on the Harris-Pence VP debate and the famous fly."Want to Know What a Return to 'Normal' Will Look Like? Stare Into Mike Pence's Dead Eyes" by Branko Marcetic - https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/10/mike-pence-vp-vice-presidential-debate-trump (https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/10/mike-pence-vp-vice-presidential-debate-trump)

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