337 episodes

A critical lens on the history of the present on West Asia and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.

Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

The East is a Podcast Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist)

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    • 4.8 • 196 Ratings

A critical lens on the history of the present on West Asia and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.

Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

    (Preview) Bonus Episode 123 - Just gimme that countryside w/ Turnip Greens Radio

    (Preview) Bonus Episode 123 - Just gimme that countryside w/ Turnip Greens Radio

    A preview of the latest bonus episode. Get access to it and hours and hours of bonus content by signing up at the $5 level.  
     
    Friends of the show Kevin and Mo from Turnip Greens Radio (@GreensRadio) join me to talk about small farms and neoliberal food systems.  
    Subscribe to their podcast on your podcatcher and support the farm on Patreon!  
    Thanks for supporting the show!

    • 46 min
    James Connolly and Irish anticolonial resistance (Pt.2) w/ Chris Beausang

    James Connolly and Irish anticolonial resistance (Pt.2) w/ Chris Beausang

    Chris Beausang (@ilchinealach) is a writer and critic based in Dublin. His novel Tunnel of Toads is forthcoming from Marrowbone Books.
    Check out his piece on Liberated Texts, "Ireland’s Struggle for Self-determination"
     https://liberatedtexts.com/reviews/irelands-struggle-for-self-determination-robbie-mcveigh-and-bill-rolstons-ireland-colonialism-and-the-unfinished-revolution/

    • 52 min
    (Preview) AER 101: China and Imperialist Media Strategies with Vijay Prashad

    (Preview) AER 101: China and Imperialist Media Strategies with Vijay Prashad

    An excerpt from the latest episode of The Anti Empire Project hosted by friend of the show, Justin Podur 
    Subscribe on your podcatcher or listen on his website
     

    • 20 min
    Notes from the Great March of Return w/ Tarek Loubani

    Notes from the Great March of Return w/ Tarek Loubani

    Tarek Loubani is a physician who splits his time between London, Ont and Gaza,Palestine.
    Check out GLIA (https://glia.org/)
     
    Please consider support the show on Patreon.com/east_podcast
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    (Preview) Bonus Episode 121 - On "patriotic" socialism w/ Nick Estes

    (Preview) Bonus Episode 121 - On "patriotic" socialism w/ Nick Estes

    A preview of the latest bonus episode. Get access to it and hours and hours of bonus content by signing up at the $5 level.  
    You can donate directly through Gofundme, and PayPal/Venmo as well. Links to the latter on my website, eastpodcast.com
    My comrade Nick Estes (@nickwestes) from The Red Nation Podcast joined me (in person!) to discuss the rise of a self-described group of "patriotic socialists." 
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-on-60196864

    • 15 min
    "Untold facts of the 2006 Lebanon War" (2019)

    "Untold facts of the 2006 Lebanon War" (2019)

    A long interview with General Qasem Soleimani on the 2006 Lebanon war.
    Transcript available here 

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

FatimaMarianne ,

A crucial resource of knowledge in my own political journey

One of, if not the first podcast that truly opened my perspective to a world of collective anti-colonial & -imperialist resistance struggle when I felt there was no solid streaming resource or outlet I could turn to. If I had the ability to share this podcast with everybody on this earth I would do so in a heartbeat!

Person who rated this ,

Yes it is

By a margin, the best podcast.

isosafrole ,

Gary Webb?

I get that it’s a very controversial topic, but we all realize that what Gary Webb ‘discovered’ didn’t do anything for the world.

And it wasn’t because of some unilateral press censorship or because he was wrong, he was right where he provided evidence.

It’s just as easy to ‘counter-produce’ narratives for interested parties who want people to engage with and get catharsis from into a (genuine ) conspiracy spectacle.. which only serves to distract from the present.

I’m also confused as to why this podcast has started posting audio lectures which are very general. I understand the direct connection of course, and at least Parenti has some useful ideas but he is not an expert on all that he talks about.

Gary Webb does neither theory, history, or anthropology. Or anything rigorous and trustworthy, despite that it aligns with my biases.

It’s literally described as ‘storytelling’ in the copy.

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