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Struggle Session is the world's finest politics and pop culture podcast. Leslie Lee III and Jack Allison wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern America. We talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

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Struggle Session is the world's finest politics and pop culture podcast. Leslie Lee III and Jack Allison wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern America. We talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Crossover

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Crossover

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    The venerable Star Trek universe is really the only major pop culture property that can be claimed as certifiably leftist. But how do the newest batch of shows hold up? 
    In a special crossover episode, Lyta Gold of Art for the End Times teams up with a lively panel of fellow podcasters and Trekkies—David Banks and Britney Gil (Iron Weeds), Leslie Lee III (Struggle Session), and Aaron Thorpe (Trillbilly Workers Party, Struggle Session, and Everybody Loves Communism)—to discuss the most recent Star Trek show to hit the airwaves, Strange New Worlds. Drawing on decades of collective Trekkie experience, they debate Paramount’s increasingly cynical approach to making Trek, and how the whole series succeeds (or fails) in imagining fully automated luxury space communism while still being created by capitalists.
    Pre-Production/Studio/Post-Production: Dwayne Gladden
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Mad God + The Spine of Night w/ Talking Simpsons [Trailer]

    Mad God + The Spine of Night w/ Talking Simpsons [Trailer]

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    On today's episode Jack and Leslie dive into two recent animated films whose throwback sensibilities and beautifully bleak styles make them instant classics. Bob and Henry from the great Talking Simpsons podcast joins us to discuss The Spine of Night and Mad God.
    Intro: Katie Halper livestream with Lucy Lawless, Steven Donziger, and Cornell West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN13gOqOvsI 
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    Heidi Fleiss w/ Molly Lambert

    Heidi Fleiss w/ Molly Lambert

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    On today's episode special guest Molly Lambert joins Leslie to talk about her show HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story. We discuss why the cops went after Heidi, Hollywood's relationship to sex work, Pretty Woman, Showgirls, the OJ Simpson trial, Vince McMahon, and a lot more.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heidiworld-the-heidi-fleiss-story/id1615634639 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Zack Snyder, Super Villain?

    Zack Snyder, Super Villain?

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    On today's episode Jack and Leslie discuss Rolling Stone's bizarre hit piece on Zack Snyder and Ray Fisher.
    Exclusive: Fake Accounts Fueled the ‘Snyder Cut’ Online Army https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-features/justice-league-the-snyder-cut-bots-fans-1384231/ 
    An update from Fisher: https://twitter.com/ray8fisher/status/1549920816950812677 
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    Oliver Stone's Nixon and Roger Altman's Secret Honor w/ Aaron Good

    Oliver Stone's Nixon and Roger Altman's Secret Honor w/ Aaron Good

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    On today's episode Jack and Leslie discuss two movies about Tricky Dick, Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995) and Robert Altman's Secret Honor (1984) with special guest Aaron Good of American Exception.
    Check out Aaron's show and book here: https://www.patreon.com/americanexception
    https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510769137/american-exception/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness w/ Matt Christman

    John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness w/ Matt Christman

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    On today's episode Jack and Leslie do an apocalyptic double feature with Chapo Trap House's Matt Christman! We discuss John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness.
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