8 episodes

A Jew-ish left wing podcast from the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation (Melbourne). Conversations about history and politics from Australia and the world.

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A Jew-ish left wing podcast from the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation (Melbourne). Conversations about history and politics from Australia and the world.

    Episode 8: Maiya, Eva, the Israeli occupation and the US Jewish establishment

    Episode 8: Maiya, Eva, the Israeli occupation and the US Jewish establishment

    This episode I talk to Maiya and Eva from the IfNotNow Jewish activist group in the United States. We talk about Jewish and Palestinian coalitions against Israeli occupation, challenging the Trump administration and the US Jewish establishment and building international Jewish movements.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 7: John, Fascists, Islamophobes and Jews

    Episode 7: John, Fascists, Islamophobes and Jews

    This episode I talk to John Safran about his new book ‘Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables’. We talk about Islamophobes and white nationalists, a Jewish themed Christian fundamentalist event, John’s Jewish socialist grandparents, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Jewish racists in Australia and more.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 6: Ali, Yehuda and the new Australian Jewish left

    Episode 6: Ali, Yehuda and the new Australian Jewish left

    This episode I talk to to a couple of Jewish lefties, Yehuda and Ali about their Jewish left group in the process of formation in Sydney. We talk about the actions they’ve done so far, opposing Netanyahu’s Sydney visit and holding a Passover seder at Villawood detention centre. We talk about their political outlook, overseas influences, politics and religion, Zionism, the Holocaust and plans for the future.

    • 31 min
    Episode 5: Leandros, Angela and anti-racism

    Episode 5: Leandros, Angela and anti-racism

    This episode I talk to Leandros Fischer, political scientist, and an activist in and expert on the German left. We talk about how to beat the far right, Angela Merkel perhaps not being our great liberal hope, historical analyses of Nazism, how Palestine figures in German politics and how to combine anti-racism and anti-capitalism.

    • 52 min
    Episode 4: Jordy and Multiculturalism, Zionism, the Holocaust and Turnbull

    Episode 4: Jordy and Multiculturalism, Zionism, the Holocaust and Turnbull

    We talk to Jordy Silverstein,an activist with the Australian Jewish Democratic Society, and a historian at the University of Melbourne. We talk about the government's attempts to weaken the Racial Discrimination act, multiculturalism- its limits and potentials, Aboriginal sovereignty, Holocaust narratives, Zionism and more.

    • 56 min
    Episode 3: Christian and Left Renewal

    Episode 3: Christian and Left Renewal

    This episode I talk to Christian from Left Renewal , the new anti-capitalist radical tendency within the Australian Greens party. We talk about the history of the Greens, the contradictions between pro-environment and pro-worker politics and the possibilities for left populism.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Xaveleh ,

Amazing

So happy this podcast exists! I really have enjoyed the strong and clear analyses in the first two episodes, happy to have it as a dedicated listener of Jewish podcasts.

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