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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

    Founding Finance with William Hogeland

    Founding Finance with William Hogeland

    Astra Taylor interviews William Hogeland on his book Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation. Hogeland recovers a fascinating crop of mostly-forgotten rebels, the movements they led, and their radical demands that put the landlords and lenders of their day on edge. He also recounts the complex and sometimes deadly machinations that went into suppressing them in order to create a nation that was safe for the owning and investing classes.



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    • 1 hr 41 min
    The “Woke Mob” Made Them MAGA?

    The “Woke Mob” Made Them MAGA?

    Featuring Daniel Denvir on the Citations Needed podcast (as guest, not host) debunking the argument that "woke mobs" (liberal or left identity politics) drove white working-class men into MAGA's arms.



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    • 37 min
    Iran, 1997-2022: Reform, Reaction, and Crisis

    Iran, 1997-2022: Reform, Reaction, and Crisis

    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the fifth and final episode in what is now a FIVE-part series. We begin this episode in 1997, with reformist cleric Mohammad Khatami’s surprise landslide election to the presidency. Then we cover the reformists running into hardliner repression and George W. Bush's War on Terror, the 2005 election of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his 2009 reelection and Green Movement protests, Hassan Rouhani and the nuclear accord that Trump then tore up, the 2019 mass working-class protests, and the election (but really more coronation) of right-winger Ebrahim Raisi. We end with the death of Zhina Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police and the current mass protest movement that erupted in response.



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    Buy Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win by Helen Shiller haymarketbooks.org/books/1952-daring-to-struggle-daring-to-win

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    Iran, 1979-1997: Islamic Republic, War, and Thermidor

    Iran, 1979-1997: Islamic Republic, War, and Thermidor

    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the fourth episode in what is now a FIVE-part series. We pick up in the wake of the Islamic Revolution as Khomeini consolidates power, represses his rivals, and confronts an invasion from Saddam Hussein's Iraq. We continue through the Iran-Iraq War, the mass execution of thousands of leftist prisoners, and Khamenei and Rafsanjani's rise to power after Khomeini's death.



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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Iran, 1953-1979: From the Shah to Islamic Revolution

    Iran, 1953-1979: From the Shah to Islamic Revolution

    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the third episode in our four-part series. We pick up in the wake of the US-British 1953 coup against Mossadegh, assess the Shah's repression and attempts to manufacture consent through passive revolution, and then close by laying out the 1979 Islamic Revolution in all of its wild complexity.



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    • 2 hr 24 min
    Iran, 1941-1953: Tudeh, Mosaddegh, Oil, and the CIA-MI6 Coup

    Iran, 1941-1953: Tudeh, Mosaddegh, Oil, and the CIA-MI6 Coup

    Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the second episode in our four-part series. We begin in 1941 with the British-Soviet occupation of Iran, the ouster of Reza Shah and his replacement by his son, Mohammad Reza Shah. We continue with the rise of the Tudeh communist party, the nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Mohammad Mosaddegh's National Party coming to power, and the 1953 US-British coup that overthrew Mosaddegh and reinstalled Mohammad Reza Shah as dictator. His brutal reign continued until the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which is where we will pick up in episode three.



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    Check out The Sinking Middle Class by David Roediger haymarketbooks.org/books/1879-the-sinking-middle-class

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Customer Reviews

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1.1K Ratings

neckcarpenter ,

Iran Series

Really loving this series hosted by Golnar Nikpour and Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi. Would love to hear more from them in the future.

vrhdbba ,

Amazing

My favorite leftist podcast: extensive and in-depth interviews with scholars, on topics they know in and out. Great interviewer !

HeyNomad ,

One of the best for leftist thought

Always stimulating and enjoyable. Daniel Denvir is a great interviewer. He has an easy manner but is sharp and focused in these in-depth interviews with left scholars, artists, writers, and activists. He obviously does his research. Some episodes might be difficult without background knowledge in the topic but in general they make even very complex issues accessible and digestible. One of the best, absolutely worth a subscribe and deserving of support.

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