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The Entry Level Left is a leftist podcast offering a concise, digestible, and curated educational experience for entry level leftists.

The Entry Level Left Podcast The Entry Level Left

    • Philosophy
    • 4.4, 8 Ratings

The Entry Level Left is a leftist podcast offering a concise, digestible, and curated educational experience for entry level leftists.

    #20: The Workplace Under Capitalism

    #20: The Workplace Under Capitalism

     
     
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    1:10: Why do we work in the first place?
     
    13:40: Right to work laws defund and disempower unions.
     
    19:00: Bourgeois law formalizes the elevation of business over human life.
     
    25:30: The American economy is built on fairy tales and lies.
     
    28:45: The business owner-operator as a vector of neoliberal ideology
     
    30:30: Economies of scale and the decline of small business https://bit.ly/35fcIlC
     
    31:10: What is company culture and what are the limitations imposed by capital?
     
    32:20: Samsung chairman gets 18 months for union busting https://tcrn.ch/3bQHq75
     
    33:20: A third of employees have been employed by a gig service. https://bit.ly/3bQaE66
     
    38:05: What are some common gripes about applying for jobs?
     
    39:00: Gender, sex, and racial disparities in the hiring process https://pewrsr.ch/2YjinGa
     
    42:30: Capitalism incentivizes discrimination and ableism in the hiring process.
     
    56:40: Work doesn’t necessarily stop when you clock out. 
     
    57:30: How does your identity intersect with the workplace?
     
    1:04:30: You’re more likely to be depressed without a job https://bit.ly/2VOQdRK
     
     
     
    Music produced by @southpointe__ on Instagram
    Remix by comrade Phil Buck - nematoderecords.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 24 min
    UNLOCKED Bonus 4: Doomers Anonymous

    UNLOCKED Bonus 4: Doomers Anonymous

     
     
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    Recorded 4/3/2020:
    Our friend and guest Ian comes on to talk with us about Bernie, DNC incompetence, contradictions within capitalism, and political economy in the age of the Covid-19 Pandemic. 
    Check out @hinsonmusic on Instagram to follow Ian
     
    Stay safe and much love from the ELL gang!
     
     
     
    Music produced by @southpointe__ on Instagram
    Remix by Phil Buck - nematoderecords.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #19: Police Unions with Kelcey Duggan

    #19: Police Unions with Kelcey Duggan

     
     
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    Mat's friend and our special guest Kelcey Duggan comes on to talk with us about her work as a policy analyst, abolitionist, & researcher focused on community safety and justice.
     
    5:25: Why do leftists consider police to be “class traitors?”
     
    10:00: Oakland mothers evicted https://bit.ly/33phD2J
     
    12:30: How are typical labor unions different from police unions?
     
    14:40: Chicago police academy approved https://bit.ly/2WtsYwW
     
    18:00: Police unions hold asymmetrical power over the working class
     
    35:00: Kelcey’s Community Resource Hub https://bit.ly/3ddMuDZ
     
    36:30: Massachusetts Bail Fund https://bit.ly/3b86mGH
     
    37:05: Kelcey’s paper on ending cash bail https://bit.ly/3d4y9tg
     
    39:30: Seattle PD sues to fight oversight https://bit.ly/390aEyn
     
    42:10: Police unions shield officers from accountability https://reut.rs/3b75YIa
     
    47:15: Which cities are leading the charge on criminal justice reform?
     
    51:50: Has U.S culture imposed the idea that police are above the law?

    Follow Kelcey on Twitter @k_duggan_
     
    @dereckapurnell
     
    @dreanyc123
     
    @prisonculture on Twitter

     
    Music produced by @southpointe__ on Instagram.
    Remix by Phil Buck - nematoderecords.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BONUS 3: Pod Save Benghazi

    BONUS 3: Pod Save Benghazi

     
     
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    18:45: The Democratic Party Devours Itself https://nyti.ms/3avIyMi
     
    19:30: David Brooks wrong on Bernie https://bit.ly/3awErjs
     
    20:15: Washington Post’s disguised civility politic https://wapo.st/38pfwg6
     
    22:00: Bernie was right about Cuba https://cnn.it/2x3gRft
     
    36:00: Democratic Party Leaders willing to sabotage party to beat Bernie https://nyti.ms/2IjpzZt
     
    38:45: Mayo Pete on Twitter https://bit.ly/2Tma2yr
     
    39:00: Florida Dems suing to get Bernie off ballot https://politi.co/3arC3dC
     
    41:00: Billionaire rapist Harvey Weinstein donates most to Hillary https://bit.ly/2xbXaSW
     
    43:00: Hillary Clinton set to make her own podcast https://politi.co/2wt6P79
    45:30: Bernie can still win. Here’s the math: https://nyti.ms/2ww9EEm
     
     
    Music produced by @southpointe__ on Instagram.
    Remix by Phil Buck - nematoderecords.com
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #18: U.S Education

    #18: U.S Education

     
     
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    1:00: How has inequality in America impacted the education system?
     
    8:55: A Nation At Risk https://bit.ly/2PvX8eG
     
    11:40: How has the U.S education policy been shaped by neoliberal capitalism?
     
    15:30: Learning to Labor by Paul Willis https://bit.ly/32y0mUt
     
    21:00: ITT Tech, Everest University, and the commodification of education
     
    26:50: How does a focus on test-taking affect critical thinking skills?
     
    30:00: Schooling In Capitalist America by Bowles & Gintis https://rb.gy/1s0s8k
     
    36:00: How does an unequal education system create market opportunities?
     
    46:00: What are the differences between public, private, and charter schools?
     
    1:04:50: How does the U.S education system reinforce bourgeois ideology?

     
    Music produced by @southpointe__ on Instagram.
     
     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    BONUS 2: A Coup In Iowa

    BONUS 2: A Coup In Iowa

     
     
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    08:15: Medicare for All cost-benefit analysis: https://bit.ly/2vX3FZ0
     
    13:15: CNN refraining from airing the Iowa results: https://bit.ly/3bsuLr8
     
    17:25: Popular vote fan Pete loses to guy with more votes https://bit.ly/38egzAh
     
    21:30: Shadow App,  ACRONYM, and Pete’s transparent corruption https://bit.ly/37ch64g
     
    24:00: NYT reporting gross inaccuracies in Iowa: https://nyti.ms/3bswkW2
    25:30: U.S involvement in Bolivian coup https://bit.ly/2H8xOXV
     
     
    Music produced by @southpointe__ on Instagram.
     
     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Straightforward

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