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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

    “Cancel Culture” w/ Moira Weigel, Nikhil Pal Singh, Patrick Blanchfield

    “Cancel Culture” w/ Moira Weigel, Nikhil Pal Singh, Patrick Blanchfield

    What is so-called cancel culture? Why has it suddenly emerged as arguably the issue in right-wing politics? How does today’s cancel culture discourse differ from the anti-PC discourse that first emerged in the early 1990s? How do we distinguish between liberal opponents of PC like Jonathan Chain and right-wing ones like Donald Trump? And then, finally, is there still a there there? Some problems with The Discourse that we should reflect upon?



    Readings:

    Some “Politically Incorrect” Pathways Through PC by Stuart Hall ram-wan.net/restrepo/hall/some%20politically%20incorrect%20pathways.pdf



    Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy by Moira Weigel theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-right-invented-phantom-enemy-donald-trump



    The Use of Free Speech in Society by Asad Haider versobooks.com/blogs/4793-the-use-of-free-speech-in-society



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    Big Ship Capitalism with Laleh Khalili

    Big Ship Capitalism with Laleh Khalili

    Dan interviews Laleh Khalili on Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula. The Suez Canal, the colonial roots of contemporary maritime trade, Aden dock worker radicals, why Dubai is not exceptional, the impacts of steam engines and containerization—and so much more.



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    Empire in the Philippines with Rick Baldoz

    Empire in the Philippines with Rick Baldoz

    US empire in the Philippines, Filipino migration, labor organizing in the fields, and the nativist campaign for Asian exclusion. Dan interviews Rick Baldoz on his remarkable book The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946.



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    Combat Liberalism w/ Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Mindy Isser, & Zachary Hershman

    Combat Liberalism w/ Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Mindy Isser, & Zachary Hershman

    Three thinkers and organizers on the much debated question of ultra-leftism post-Bernie 2020. Two texts that informed our discussion:

    The Liberal to Ultra-Left Pipeline: Breaking the Cycle by Brian W.

    Liberalism, ultraleftism or mass action, a speech delivered by Socialist Workers Party leader Peter Camejo.



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    Black Left with Charisse Burden-Stelly

    Black Left with Charisse Burden-Stelly

    Dan interviews Charisse Burden-Stelly on racial capitalism, the history of the US Black left, and the US government's Red Scare attacks on Black radicals.



    Read Burden-Stelly's work

    Modern U.S. Racial Capitalism: Some Theoretical Insights

    Black Cold War Liberalism as an Agency Reduction Formation during the Late 1940s and the Early 1950s

    Constructing Deportable Subjectivity: Antiforeignness, Antiradicalism, and Antiblackness during the McCarthyist Structure of Feeling

    Caste Does Not Explain Race

    The Absence of Political Economy in African Diaspora Studies



    Meet with Charisse Burden-Stelly at the Dig's last Book Club event thedigradio.com/dig-book-club



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    Asian America w/ Andy Liu, Jay Caspian Kang, & Tammy Kim

    Asian America w/ Andy Liu, Jay Caspian Kang, & Tammy Kim

    Dan interviews the hosts of Time to Say Goodbye podcast on Asian American politics and identity.



    Check out Time to Say Goodbye wherever you get podcasts.



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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
867 Ratings

867 Ratings

DaddyBird ,

The Best of the Best

Among the the many truly excellent podcasts associated with Jacobin Magazine, The Dig is arguably the best. Daniel Denvir consistently conducts thorough and thoughtful interviews with the most informed figures of economic and social issues.

Ross.J.E. ,

Entertaining echo chamber

The subject matter and depth makes for a really interesting listen. But the “debates” are more like people on the left agreeing with each other. This would be 5 stars if they tackled the same matter but included people with genuinely different perspectives.

TrA2710 ,

Dan’s Voice is that of a God

After reading a couple reviews that say Dan’s voice is annoying or “taxing,” I just thought I’d write a review praising his voice. Daniel, if you read this, I love your voice and your Twitter avi is also so good. Also, great podcast in general, I listen to every episode that is released.

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