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A podcast for the sane and rational left to discuss important topics relevant and accessible to all.

The Sensible Socialist Kevin Gustafson

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    • 4.3 • 41 Ratings

A podcast for the sane and rational left to discuss important topics relevant and accessible to all.

    The London Revolution 1640 -1643 with Michael Sturza (#77)

    The London Revolution 1640 -1643 with Michael Sturza (#77)

    If you like this content, please support us at patreon.com/sensiblesocailist In this episode Kevin talks to Michael Sturza a life-long socialist political activist about his book and the events, class dynamics and long shadow of the London Revolution of 1640-43. They talk about the rise of capitalism in England, the role of free trade and […]

    • 52 min
    A Talk with a Listener Part 2 – Sensible Socialist (#76)

    A Talk with a Listener Part 2 – Sensible Socialist (#76)

    In this second conversation with a listener of the Sensible Socialist, we focus on issues specifically related to worker cooperatives and a cooperative society. We discuss issues of scaling, funding, ideology, wishful thinking, and the role of efficiency and in inefficiency. you like this podcast and want to support it go to Patreon.com/sensiblesocialist

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Wokeism, Elitism, and Media with Batya Ungar-Sargon (Episode 75)

    Wokeism, Elitism, and Media with Batya Ungar-Sargon (Episode 75)

    If you enjoy this content please support us at ww.patreon.com/sensiblesocialist In this episode Kevin talks to Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor at Newsweek about the topic of her most recent book Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy (https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/bad-news/). They talk about what each means when they call themselves a socialist, the phenomenon of […]

    • 55 min
    Where we are and where to go with Brandon Madsen (#74)

    Where we are and where to go with Brandon Madsen (#74)

    If you like this show please like, subscribe, and got to http://www.patreon.com/sensiblesocialist to support us directly. In this episode Kevin brings back Brandon Madsen (DSA- Reform and Revolution Caucus) to review the current state of things. They discuss Dialectics, Class Struggle, Using Historical Materialism, the role of Technology, The Modern American Class Structure, America’s failed […]

    • 2 hr 27 min
    Thoughts on Martian Social Design with Allyson Kim (#73)

    Thoughts on Martian Social Design with Allyson Kim (#73)

    If you enjoy the show, please support it by donating on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sensiblesocialist In this episode we talk to Allyson Kim, a Cultural Entrepreneur and Social Designer, currently studying Social Design at the Center for Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Allyson Kim, like Kevin, is interested in the social design of […]

    • 59 min
    A Chat with Ben Burgis (#72)

    A Chat with Ben Burgis (#72)

    In this return episode of the Sensible Socialist, Kevin talks to Ben Burgis about his background and some fairly nerdy philosophic issues, and the inimitable Christopher Hitchens. Ben Burgis is philosophy professor, a columnist for Jacobin Magazine, among others. He hosts his own podcast called Give Them An Argument, and he is stating a new […]

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

TYT is Life ,

Digestible info for difficult to digest material

I heard your conversation with Destiny and was really impressed. Thanks for putting in the work and I am looking forward to hearing more of your content!

Thanoskilledgamora ,

Great podcast

Helped me understand some hard to understand topics just as I was first being introduced to ideas like socialism.

Lycenae ,

A Sensible Viewpoint

This podcast offers a sensible (no pun intended) alternative perspective to capitalism. Kevin gives plenty of insight to the current undergoings of capitalism, as well as what socialism actually is - after listening to this podcast (and reading various works), I can say I’m better off after finding this show.

There’s no hyperbole, no fear mongering and Kevin is honest about what socialism is and has been - ‘sensible’ is an apt name for this show.

5/5

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