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The Dig is Daniel Denvir's Jacobin podcast on politics, history, and economics everywhere. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4839800

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The Dig is Daniel Denvir's Jacobin podcast on politics, history, and economics everywhere. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4839800

    Britain After Empire w/ Kojo Koram

    Britain After Empire w/ Kojo Koram

    Featuring Kojo Koram on his brilliant book Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire. How neoliberalism reorganized colonial capitalist plunder to survive the Third Worldist challenge, and then boomeranged back into the British metropole—a history obscured by rendering “decolonization” into a symbolic culture war battle.



    Check out How to Sell a Poison: The Rise, Fall, and Toxic Return of DDT by Elena Conis hachettebookgroup.com/titles/elena-conis/how-to-sell-a-poison/9781645036753/

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Dead Generations w/ Matt Christman

    Dead Generations w/ Matt Christman

    Featuring Matt Christman on how American history brought us to this awful present.



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    • 1 hr 35 min
    How Capitalism Works w/ Nancy Fraser

    How Capitalism Works w/ Nancy Fraser

    Featuring Nancy Fraser on why a total analysis of capitalism requires taking Marxism beyond a narrowly economistic view: what everyday labor exploitation requires from politics, care work, war-making, borders, appropriation of nature, sexism, racism, and more. Dan's 2018 interview from the archives.



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    • 1 hr 19 min
    It’s Still Capitalism w/ Evgeny Morozov

    It’s Still Capitalism w/ Evgeny Morozov

    Featuring Evgeny Morozov on his essay "Critique of Techno-Feudal Reason." Thinkers from the Marxist left all the way to the neoliberal and even neo-reactionary right are convinced that we’ve exited capitalism entirely and entered neo-feudalism. Morozov argues that our bleak moment is in fact still a thoroughly capitalist one.



    Evgeny's essay: newleftreview.org/issues/ii133/articles/evgeny-morozov-critique-of-techno-feudal-reason



    Evgeny's website: evgenymorozov.com



    The Syllabus: the-syllabus.com



    Register for Socialism 2022: socialismconference.org



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    Identity, Power, and Speech with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

    Identity, Power, and Speech with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

    Featuring Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on his essay "Being-in-the-Room Privilege: Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference," an interview first posted in December 2020. This pairs well with last week's Jared Clemons interview on In This House We Believe antiracism. Since 2020, Táíwò has published a book expanding on these ideas: Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else).



    Read Táíwò's essay: thephilosopher1923.org/post/being-in-the-room-privilege-elite-capture-and-epistemic-deference



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    • 1 hr 45 min
    In This House w/ Jared Clemons

    In This House w/ Jared Clemons

    Political scientist Jared Clemons on feckless liberal anti-racism: how In This House We Believe racial liberalism leaves racial capitalism's inequalities in place and why, drawing on Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, the Black Freedom Movement instead needs solidarity with the multi-racial working class.



    Read Jared's article: jaredkclemons.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/7/5/117532940/clemons_2022_-_from_freedom_now_to_blm.pdf



    Interview with Matt Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell from February 2021: thedigradio.com/podcast/conservative-intelligentsia-with-sam-adler-bell-matt-sitman/



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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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1K Ratings

1K Ratings

sotlatl ,

Best political podcast today

Glad I found Jacobin and subsequently The Dig. The host is well-versed and it's clear the show puts a lot of time and energy into making an excellent and regular show that touches upon prescient subject matters with the subject-matter's experts. The guests are always able to discuss the subject matter from deep insight, though, and experience - often in ways I had never considered before. This podcast is essential listening for the American left, and is the first podcast, out of the countless I've listened to the past 15 years, that I've decided to support monetarily. Keep up the great work Daniel.

Babelito222 ,

You know it’s a good podcast when you’re forced to pause it to take notes

More than once I’ve tried to listen without fully paying attention. Not that kind of podcast.
It’s amazing how much you can learn from this, and it’s not just facts thrown about, but deep analysis and context added.
Agree with the politics or not, you’ll learn quite a bit.

Bustacapulet ,

I learn something new every time

At this point in my life, I find myself thinking “my politics are settled and I won’t have another major paradigm shift ever again” and I know that can’t be good. Thank goodness I found The Dig! I’ve learned so much and come to understand things anew that I previously thought I either understood completely or didn’t care about (the inflation episode comes to mind!) This is essential listening for me and perhaps you too. Thanks to everyone who makes it.

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