Podcasts from Jacobin magazine
Podcasts from Jacobin magazine
Dig: Border Patrol with Kelly Lytle Hernández
Dan interviews Kelly Lytle Hernández on MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Dan's 2017 interview with Lytle Hernández on City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965: thedigradio.com/podcast/a-history-of-human-caging-with-kelly-lytle-hernandez (thedigradio.com/podcast/a-history-of-human-caging-with-kelly-lytle-hernandez)
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The Vast Majority: The Mass Politics of Antislavery with Matt Karp
We speak to historian Matt Karp about his Catalyst article "The Mass Politics of Antislavery" and what the success of abolitionist politics in the 19th century has to teach radicals in the 21st. Matt is a new dad so this episode features some background baby sounds.
Matt's article: https://catalyst-journal.com/vol3/no2/the-mass-politics-of-antislavery
Jacobin Radio: David Dayen and Alex Vitale
Suzi talked to David Dayen (https://twitter.com/ddayen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor), editor of the American Prospect (https://prospect.org/), just days before Congress failed to negotiate a new package to replace the CARES Act, which came to an end July 31. That means the weekly $600 lifeline supplement ended, exposing tens of millions to hunger and eviction. The mostly secret negotiations were stuck by divisions within the Republicans, while the Democrats -- pushing their Heroes package -- did not appear to have a clear strategy to win. Dayen’s daily Unsanitized (https://prospect.org/coronavirus/unsanitized-republicans-in-disarray-this-time/) reports have carefully unpacked the details of the CARES Act, showing who has benefited most – and he joins us to discuss the last minute stalled negotiations over what kind of extension or package we are likely to see. Suzi then talks to Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing (https://www.versobooks.com/books/2426-the-end-of-policing) – to get a deeper understanding of the nature and role of policing as a critical component of maintaining our economic system, essentially a tool of social control. Alex does not see police violence as an aberration to be reformed, but a feature of the system. We get his take on various reform efforts, how he sees police and camouflaged federal cops deployed to quell the broad movement that has emerged in response to police killings, the demand to defund the police – and how he envisions public safety without policing.
Introducing... Michael and Us
Jacobin Radio welcomes its newest show! Michael and Us, from co-hosts Will Sloan and Luke Savage, is one of our favorite film and comedy podcasts. We're joining Will and Luke at episode 164, "Mo Money Mo Problems."
Everyone agrees that money in politics is a problem, but in MEET THE DONORS: DOES MONEY TALK? (2016), filmmaker Alexandra (daughter of Nancy) Pelosi asks: is it really? She interviews some of the biggest political donors in America to find out why they donate and what they expect for their donations, and finds out... not a whole lot. Politics - what a concept! PLUS: we discuss the state of the left in electoral politics, and definitively identify the worst Twitter feed in the world.
Support the show and get exclusive subscriber-only episodes on the Michael and Us Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/overview (https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/overview)
Behind the News: Tobita Chow and Donna Murch
Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. This week features Tobita Chow on the roots and dangers of Sinophobia in the US and Donna Murch, author of Living for the City, on the emergence of the Black Panther Party out of early 1960s campus study groups.
Dig: Goodbye Columbus with Matthew Frye Jacobson
Dan's 2018 interview with Matthew Frye Jacobson on Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post–Civil Rights America. With a new intro from Dan on the Columbus myth and the politics of white ethnicity.
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Really killing it recently with the interviews, what a resource!
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