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Mixed Marxist Arts and interviews. It's two shows on one channel. Southpaw features interviews and thoughts from a liberation martial artist, and then there are the Fight Studies where we talk about combat sports.

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    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Mixed Marxist Arts and interviews. It's two shows on one channel. Southpaw features interviews and thoughts from a liberation martial artist, and then there are the Fight Studies where we talk about combat sports.

    Unlocked: Charlie Chaplin and the Road to Freedom

    Unlocked: Charlie Chaplin and the Road to Freedom

    "More than machinery, we need humanity." 

    In 1940, Charlie Chaplin put aside the Tramp character to write, direct, and star in "The Great Dictator." Rather than his usual slapstick comedy, "The Great Dictator" was a thoughtful political comedy, that not only satirized but also denounced fascism. 

    Side note: For making movies that criticized factory life, the Gold Rush, and the Nazis, Chaplin was accused of being a communist sympathizer and exiled from both the US and the UK. 

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    • 19 min
    Fight Study 79 – Khabib's Swan Song

    Fight Study 79 – Khabib's Swan Song

    We look at Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje, Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, pound-for-pound vs. greatest of all time, why no one thinks of wrestling when they think about stance and footwork, and how timing can dictate a fighter's legacy. 

    We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com 

    You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod 

    You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 

    • 20 min
    Preview: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

    Preview: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

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    • 2 min
    FS 78 – Zombie vs Ortega, Flyweight Andrade, and Lomachenko vs López

    FS 78 – Zombie vs Ortega, Flyweight Andrade, and Lomachenko vs López

    We look at The Korean Zombie vs Brian Ortega (and Zombie's future), Jessica Andrade's move up to flyweight, how to do instant replays in Nevada, and Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Teófimo López. 

    We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com 

    You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod 

    You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 

    • 14 min
    Preview: Zombie vs. Ortega

    Preview: Zombie vs. Ortega

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    • 1 min
    Unlocked: The Fascism and Cult Checklist

    Unlocked: The Fascism and Cult Checklist

    Many of us have questions about spotting red flags for fascists and cults of personalities. Fortunately for us, philosopher Theodor W. Adorno and other researchers at University of California, Berkeley have already done the work. Studying fascist personality traits during and after World War II, their findings were published in 1950. However, you might be surprised how consistent these personality traits have remained. In fact, this is even more insightful today than it was back then because World War II had people convinced fascism was an anomaly unique only to German Nazis; whereas now, we know there are fascists all around us.

    This piece was originally written in 2019 and unfortunately it appears this checklist will become perennial. Please continue to share it with those who have been looking for a checklist like this one.

    We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com 

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    You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Guillermo Xegarra ,

One of the most unique and informative podcasts out there!

Southpaw gives a leftist perspective on combat sports, politics, physical and mental health, and pop culture. Sam and Paul are wonderful hosts and the guests are excellent. This is one of the best, most informative podcasts out there. You'll learn everything from striking and grappling tactics to what is Marxism to how eugenics and white supremacy infect the world of wellness culture. Netflix has caught on to the dark side of wellness culture with its (Un)Well series, but these guys did it first. Check out 65 – History of Eugenics & Fascism for more. Enjoy the ride!

DLNY911 ,

Racist Rants on Social Media

It’s hard to listen to this podcast after seeing Sam Yang railing about people not of his race as if all white Americans are racist. This spoiled things for me. Hard to listen to a man who is hateful like this. Some may have insulted or warped his life but to act like everyone of a race is bad or evil is racist of Sam.

WreckonMPC ,

Excellent

Got into a political thread on twitter and cane across this podcast. Very informed and and appreciated perspective.

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