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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

    Center and Periphery w/ Margarita Fajardo

    Center and Periphery w/ Margarita Fajardo

    Historian Margarita Fajardo on her book The World That Latin America Created: The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era. Fajardo discusses the Latin American economists at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) who conceptualized the division of the global economy between center and periphery, and how that later gave rise to dependency theory and world systems theory. Plus Cuban Revolution and the Alliance for Progress, Allende's democratic road to socialism and right-wing coups in Chile and Brazil—and more.



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    • 2 hr
    The Return of Labor Militancy

    The Return of Labor Militancy

    Live from New York: Dan interviews Amazon Labor Union president Chris Smalls, Jaz Brisack of Starbucks Workers United, SEIU Local 1199NE president Rob Baril, Jacobin writer Alex Press, and Labor Notes writer Luis Feliz Leon on the return of labor militancy that we see sweeping Amazon, Starbucks, and workplaces all around the US.



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    • 1 hr 43 min
    SCOTUS, Politics, and the Law w/ Aziz Rana, Amna Akbar, & Marbre Stahly-Butts

    SCOTUS, Politics, and the Law w/ Aziz Rana, Amna Akbar, & Marbre Stahly-Butts

    A timely interview from the archives: legal scholars Aziz Rana and Amna Akbar, and Movement for Black Lives lawyer Marbre Stahly-Butts, on SCOTUS, liberal court veneration, and other big questions on the law and politics facing the left.



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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Before the West w/ Ayşe Zarakol

    Before the West w/ Ayşe Zarakol

    Ayşe Zarakol on her book Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders. How centuries of Asian empires from Genghis Khan to Timur and the early Ming Dynasty through the Ottomans and Mughals built dominant world orders and, ultimately, shaped the rise of Europe—and how that all might shape how we think about the crisis in the world order today.



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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Bonds of Inequality w/ Destin Jenkins

    Bonds of Inequality w/ Destin Jenkins

    Destin Jenkins on his book The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City, which makes a powerful argument about how the ubiquitous and in many ways invisible dependence of American cities on municipal debt to fund basic infrastructure has devastating consequences for democracy and entrenches spatial, racial, and wealth disparities.



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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Police w/ Mariame Kaba and Geo Maher

    Police w/ Mariame Kaba and Geo Maher

    Mariame Kaba and Geo Maher discuss police, the politics of policing, abolition, reform—and more.



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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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brokesocialist ,

Go Daniel Denver

This is a brilliant podcast. The Dig gives complex and nuanced issues the time they deserve and communicates leftist thought in an insightful manner.

asa lm ,

thank you

thank you for this recent conversation with Mariame Kaba and Geo Maher, so helpful and energizing.

IsaLives2020 ,

Never mind grad school.

Save your dough for the revolution and just read along. In all seriousness, it would be great if there was a reading list for upcoming episodes and one could read in preparation for the next episode. Denvir is a close reader and his clarity and questions are illuminating. Thanks for this hard work.

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