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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.

Southpaw Sam Yang

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    • 4.9 • 55 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.

    84 – Settler Colonialism, Frantz Fanon, and Decolonization, Part 2 w/ Mylan Tootoosis

    84 – Settler Colonialism, Frantz Fanon, and Decolonization, Part 2 w/ Mylan Tootoosis

    This is part two and the final part of our conversation with Mylan Tootoosis. Since we defined a lot of concepts and terms in episode one, part two explores those ideas and their applications. We dive into racism and white supremacy, how colonization erases and rewrites Native culture, double consciousness as a way to understand code-switching and white gaze, land-based education (education outside of the classroom), oral tradition, pressures of being nonwhite, and living with the Zapatistas. 

    When we think of the Left, we think of the Marxist to Anarchist binary. Some might generously even include liberals. However, with these two episodes, we'd like to illuminate how anti-imperialism/colonialism is a primary radical tradition with overlaps to the European radical traditions, rather than a subset. Capitalism is a problem, but the oppression of racism, imperialism, and colonialism are timeless. 

    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 

    Find Radicle Narrative at: https://radiclenarrative.com 

    Find Mylan at: https://www.mylanmurdo.com 

    Find Idle No More at: https://idlenomore.ca 

    Books to Read


    The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon: https://amzn.to/2GL0sBA and free audio version: https://youtu.be/vDjRF17Ea3c 
    Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon: https://amzn.to/36jZsgM 
    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann: https://amzn.to/2GTDUP8 
    The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois: https://amzn.to/3kWCt0f 

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

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

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Fight Study 82 – UFC 255

    Fight Study 82 – UFC 255

    Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Alex Perez and Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jennifer Maia. 

    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 

    • 13 min
    Preview: Evolution of Team Oyama

    Preview: Evolution of Team Oyama

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    • 1 min
    Alt Commentary: Nurmagomedov vs. Shalorus (Bonus)

    Alt Commentary: Nurmagomedov vs. Shalorus (Bonus)

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    • 1 min
    Fight Study 81 – RDA vs. Felder

    Fight Study 81 – RDA vs. Felder

    The last minute fight that was Rafael dos Anjos vs. Paul Felder. 

    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

    • 13 min
    Preview: RDA vs. Felder

    Preview: RDA vs. Felder

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

sungsays on Medium ,

Super necessary

This podcast is a totally unique, and on the surface, a non-sequitur melding of martial arts and leftism. Once you dive in though, you’ll never see the 2 areas of interest separately. Southpaw is a critical voice in today’s world of combat sports where Q-Anon-riddled and reactionary voices have become the loudest. Also, they happen to have the 2 best fight analysts in the game as co-hosts.

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.

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