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Podcasts, readings, lectures and events: big ideas and radical discussion from authors and collaborators with Verso Books

    Daring to Hope: Sheila Rowbotham speaks to Gary Younge

    Daring to Hope: Sheila Rowbotham speaks to Gary Younge

    In 'Daring to Hope', Sheila Rowbotham looks back at her life as a participant in the women’s liberation movement, left politics and the creative radical culture of a decade in which freedom and equality seemed possible. She reveals the tremendous efforts that were made to transform attitudes and feelings, as well as daily life. In this podcast episode she discusses her latest work with Gary Younge.

    Daring to Hope: My Life in the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham is out now: https://bit.ly/3FC1mZV

    • 53 min
    Owning the Transition: David Hughes, Mika Minio-Paluello & Thea Riofrancos

    Owning the Transition: David Hughes, Mika Minio-Paluello & Thea Riofrancos

    Who owns these resources, who builds and controls renewable energy infrastructures and ultimately who will access and benefit from them, are key questions to address if we want to understand what is at stake when we speak about the energy transition.  In this discussion David Hughes, Mika Minio-Paluello and Thea Riofrancos focus on the question of wind and how this endless resource can be appropriated to generate a socially profitable energy transformation.

    • 51 min
    Underneath COP26, The Beach! Andreas Malm, Kate Aronoff & Sabrina Fernandes

    Underneath COP26, The Beach! Andreas Malm, Kate Aronoff & Sabrina Fernandes

    What could direct action look like in the context of COP26? Our second episode, recorded in Glasgow at COP26, is hosted by Kate Aronoff, staff writer at The New Republic, author of Overheated and co-author of A Planet To Win: Why We Need A Green New Deal. Kate is joined by Andreas Malm, author of How to Blow Up a Pipeline and White Skin, Black Fuel with the Zetkin Collective, and Sabrina Fernandes, Brazilian eco-socialist organiser, communicator and fellow at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

    Climate Crisis: Time for a New Society: Writers and activists discuss radical ideas to move beyond the doom of climate breakdown. A collaboration between the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels and Verso Books.

    • 1 hr
    Climate justice: from narrative to action. Dalia Gebrial, Mathew Lawrence and Harpreet Kaur Paul

    Climate justice: from narrative to action. Dalia Gebrial, Mathew Lawrence and Harpreet Kaur Paul

    How can the left build power in times of crisis? Our first episode, recorded by the beach in Brighton at The World Transformed festival, is hosted by writer and journalist Dalia Gebrial. Dalia is joined by Mathew Lawrence, co-author of Planet on Fire: A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown, and Harpreet Kaur Paul, human rights lawyer and co-founder of Tipping Point UK.

    Climate Crisis: Time for a New Society: Writers and activists discuss radical ideas to move beyond the doom of climate breakdown. A collaboration between the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels and Verso Books.

    • 44 min
    Vivian Gornick: Taking A Long Look

    Vivian Gornick: Taking A Long Look

    Growing up in the Bronx amongst communists and socialists, Vivian Gornick became a legendary writer for Village Voice, chronicling the emergence of the feminist movement in the 1970s. For nearly fifty years, her essays - written with her characteristic clarity of perception and vibrant prose - have explored feminism and writing, literature and culture, politics and personal experience. In this podcast episode she discusses her latest work with her Verso editor, Jessie Kindig.

    Taking A Long Look: Essays on Culture, Literature, and Feminism in Our Time by Vivian Gornick out now: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3770-taking-a-long-look

    This episode is introduced by Caitlín Doherty, Verso Books. Read a transcript of this interview here: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/5034-an-interview-with-vivian-gornick

    • 32 min
    The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It?

    The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It?

    What is care and who is paying for it? In her new book, The Care Crisis, Emma Dowling charts the multi-faceted nature of care in the modern world, from the mantras of self-care and what they tell us about our anxieties, to the state of the social care system. She examines the relations of power that play profitability and care off in against one another in a myriad of ways, exposing the devastating impact of financialisation and austerity. In this podcast she discusses care in its many forms with Rachel Holmes before a reading from the book by Amelia Horgan.

    The Care Crisis is out now: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3667-the-care-crisis

    • 45 min

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