100 episodes

Philosophy, politics, and the left.

Left Anchor Ryan Cooper & Alexi the Greek

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Philosophy, politics, and the left.

    Episode 257 PREVIEW - Alaska, Iran, and Freight Rail

    Episode 257 PREVIEW - Alaska, Iran, and Freight Rail

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    • 9 min
    Episode 256 - Capital’s Terrorists

    Episode 256 - Capital’s Terrorists

    Today we've got historian Chad Pearson on to talk about his book Capital's Terrorists: Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century. We discuss how racism is heavily rooted in the need to control Black labor in the South before and after the Civil War, how the KKK was a kind of employer's association, how the civil liberties of workers were systematically violated by corporations and the government in the Gilded Age, and more. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 255 PREVIEW - The 2022 Midterms

    Episode 255 PREVIEW - The 2022 Midterms

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    • 5 min
    Episode 243 UNLOCKED - Stealing America Back from the Right with Jamelle Bouie

    Episode 243 UNLOCKED - Stealing America Back from the Right with Jamelle Bouie

    This time we've got New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie on to talk about reclaiming American traditions and institutions from conservative Republicans who want to destroy them.
    Items mentioned in the discussion: Jamelle's columns on the Supreme Court, the Senate, and Andrew Yang's dumb third party; his newsletter and podcast; and Ryan's article "Will no one defend the American Republic?"

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 254 PREVIEW - Ukraine, the Midterms, and Brazil

    Episode 254 PREVIEW - Ukraine, the Midterms, and Brazil

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    • 8 min
    Episode 253 - The British Marxist Historians

    Episode 253 - The British Marxist Historians

    Today we've got Professor Harvey Kaye back on to talk about a new edition of his book The British Marxist Historians, which tells the story of Maurice Dobb, Rodney Hilton, Christopher Hill, E.P. Thompson, and Eric Hobsbawm. We discuss how these guys used Marxism in their work, what light it sheds on politics today, why they still matter, and more. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

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My favorite

Such an excellent podcast with great guests, analysis, and discussions from the hosts. My go to podcasts for all things lefty that gives me hope in an otherwise bleak situation. Highly, highly recommend this underrated pod.

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Alienígena_ ,

Sincere & Knowledgable

These two hosts—one of whom teaches and one of whom writes on current events—comment perceptively on the unsustainability of capitalism, and skillfully stress our need to overcome it.

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