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The Dig is a podcast from Jacobin magazine that discusses politics, criminal justice, immigration and class conflict with smart people. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4839800

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The Dig is a podcast from Jacobin magazine that discusses politics, criminal justice, immigration and class conflict with smart people. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4839800

    Biden’s Pandemic w/ Justin Feldman

    Biden’s Pandemic w/ Justin Feldman

    Epidemiologist Justin Feldman makes a comprehensive and devastating critique of Biden's pandemic response.



    Read Justin's essay: jmfeldman.medium.com/?p=88452c696f2



    Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig



    Buy Angela Davis: An Autobiography haymarketbooks.org/books/1741-angela-davis

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Next Shift with Gabriel Winant

    Next Shift with Gabriel Winant

    Historian Gabriel Winant discusses The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America. It's a fascinating study of the emergence of the service sector and a new working class out of the wreckage of deindustrialization through the story of the rise and fall of unionized steel in Pittsburgh and its replacement by a massive hospital industry.



    Listen to my past interview with Winant on the social worlds that make US politics and how that sociality is rooted in the economy, carceral state, social media, religion, and more thedigradio.com/podcast/the-social-question-with-gabriel-winant



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    Check out The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet, by David Carlin and Nicole Walker rosemetalpress.com/books/the-after-normal

    • 2 hr 21 min
    Interregnum w/ Aziz Rana, Nikhil Pal Singh, Wendy Brown

    Interregnum w/ Aziz Rana, Nikhil Pal Singh, Wendy Brown

    Everyone feels bad right now because conditions are awful and the outlook is bleak. What is going on, and where might things be headed? How might we become unstuck from this interregnum? Dan interviews returning guests Aziz Rana, Nikhil Pal Singh, and Wendy Brown.



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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Private Money with Stefan Eich

    Private Money with Stefan Eich

    Episode two of our two-part series on cryptocurrency: political theorist Stefan Eich on how crypto fits into Hayek's old neoliberal dream of private money and why that vision emerged in a new form in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.



    Read Stefan's article: static1.squarespace.com/static/5ae8a7b625bf02c0b85aec02/t/5c923c13eef1a1ce843836ff/1553087508427/Stefan+Eich%2C+Old+Utopias%2C+New+Tax+Havens+%282019%29.pdf



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    Check out We're Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan, and the Real Culture War of 1980s America by Kevin Mattson global.oup.com/academic/product/were-not-here-to-entertain-9780190908232

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Cryptocurrency w/ Edward Ongweso Jr & Jacob Silverman

    Cryptocurrency w/ Edward Ongweso Jr & Jacob Silverman

    Edward Ongweso Jr. and Jacob Silverman on cryptocurrency, NFTs, Elon Musk, the metaverse, meme stocks, and techno-utopianism amid the crushing reality of our neoliberal hellscape. The first in a two-episode series on crypto.



    Read Dan's new essay on border control politics: nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/border-crises/



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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Bolsonarismo with Rodrigo Nunes

    Bolsonarismo with Rodrigo Nunes

    How neoliberal conditions create popular constituencies, ideologies, and subjectivities among poor and working-class people for a violent, mean, and repressive neoliberalism—and how those reactionary politics from below converge with those generated from above. Political theorist Rodrigo Nunes analyzes Bolsonarismo (the ideology and politics surrounding far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro) and far-right politics everywhere.



    Read Rodrigo's essays:

    radicalphilosophy.com/article/of-what-is-bolsonaro-the-name

    publicbooks.org/are-we-in-denial-about-denial



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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
952 Ratings

952 Ratings

Herr Professor J ,

Excellent podcast on history and current events from a left perspective

Daniel Denvir has been referred to as a left-wing Terry Gross, but he is so much more than that. This podcast is so wide-ranging. It examines developments all over the world and takes the time to understand themboth historically and systematically. DD ably summarizes his guest's or guests' core arguments at the beginning of each episode, which provides an overarching framework that allows the listener to follow along the interview in its entirety. His questions are sophisticated, yet incisive, and consistently provoke thoughtful responses from the guests. I particularly enjoyed the episode from a while back about the involvement of the Catholic Church in the Cold War as well as the more recent episode on cryptocurrency. Each episode runs about two hours long, but they are well worth your time.

JB Haglund ,

Fascinating material week after week

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed so many episodes of The Dig thanks to fascinating interviews with really well informed subjects and a very well prepared host in the form of Daniel Denvir. As a labor radical and novice Marxist I’ve learned so much about the world and about the history of labor movements and revolutionary movements around the world. It’s a treasure to have this perspective in the midst of so much media driven almost entirely by monetary interests. I enjoy the new episodes and digging into the vaaaaaast archive when I need something new.

Alberto BM ,

Favorite Podcast

The Dig is a treasure. I have learned so much from this podcast over the years. All the episodes are worth listening! I keep returning to my favorite interviews and learn something else with each time listening. Daniel does an extraordinary job with the interviews- he is always well prepared and is an extraordinarily engaged interviewer.

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