- Feb 24, 202100:00:0001:17:45
Part 1 of a crossover episode with Woodbine's podcast about Adam Curtis' new BBC series, Can't Get You Out of My Head. We talk about Adam Curtis' methods, his political origins, his visions of the future, and what his conclusions might offer revolutionaries.
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Opening song: ＫＹＬＩＥ ＭＩＮＯＧＵＥ- ＣＡＮ＇Ｔ ＧＥＴ ＹＯＵ ＯＵＴ ＯＦ ＭＹ ＨＥＡＤ
Closing song: Electric Light Orchestra - Can't Get it Out of My Head
- Feb 17, 202100:00:0001:21:14
Jamie and Sean host Marcus and Lorax of leftist veteran co-op LeftFlankVets (@leftflankvets) to talk about their media project, their experiences in the military, and the potential for revolutionary organizing within the ranks of the US armed forces. They also give a prognosis for foreign policy under Biden and offer up answers as to why some vets fall prey to right-wing militia movements. The best military episode we've done since Ep 19 feat. Spenser Rapone!
Closing song: The Monks - Monk Time
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- Feb 10, 202100:00:0001:50:23
Kay Gabriel (@unit01barbie), of DSA Emerge and the #DefundNYPD campaign, stops by to give a counterpoint to some of our previous guests' takes on cutting police budgets as part of the road to abolition. Equal time doctrine, but only for different types of communists!
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Check out "We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics," edited by Kay Gabriel and Andrea Abi-Karam (some of the poems are about abolishing the police!): https://nightboat.org/book/we-want-it-all/
Intro/Outro: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (vaporwave remix)
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- Feb 5, 202100:0007:51
Jason sticks around to discuss retail traders, the end of the beginning of Trumpism, the legacy of Obama and what, if anything, can be taken from last week's Reddit vs Wall Street battle.
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Closing song: Roger Miller - Not in Nottingham
- Feb 3, 202100:00:0001:15:23
Political economist Jason Smith, (@profitratedown) author of 'Smart Machines and Service Work: Automation in and Age of Stagnation', joins Sean to give us all an update on how that dang line is doing.
What is the source of all of America's various morbid symptoms the last 12 to 40 years? How can it be that a handful of tech companies (the FAANGS) can seem to be so profitable when the 'real economy' is so depressed? What does all this mean for a return to social democratic, non-revolutionary politics in the capitalist core? And if you've ever wondered just why all the jobs, including perhaps your own, as so shitty these days, we ask: what is service work, really, and how does it fit into the schema of capitalist production. Finally, what is the future of work?
Bonus episode on the end of Trump and the GameStop debacle out on Friday!
Closing song: Daisy Chainsaw - Love your money
- Jan 29, 202100:0005:21
Jamie, Jarrod, and Zhana from Hard Crackers talk more about the realistic possibilities of defunding or abolishing the police, non-reformist reformers, and an anti-carceral popular front.
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- Jan 27, 202100:00:0001:18:43
Jarrod Shanahan and Zhandarka Kurti of Hard Crackers Journal inaugurate our new era of unrest! We talk about the origins of the journal in the white abolitionist work of Noel Ignatiev, race treason in the George Floyd uprising, and finally the January 6th Capitol Siege and how the left can take insurrectionism back from the trumpist pretenders.
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Opening music: Second South Carolina String Band - Hard Crackers Come Again No More
Closing music: Blood for Blood - White Trash Anthem
- Jan 20, 202100:00:0001:32:17
Jamie is joined by Aaron Thorpe (@posadist_trapgd) of Trillbilly Workers Party and A Time Of Monsters and Andray Domise (@andraydomise) of The Drop Squad on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss the first volume of Barack O'bummer's serial killer memoir "A Promised Land." What is 44 trying to do here? Is he Lena Dunham, Walter White, or a perfect synthesis of both? And what's so bad about going to therapy that men will literally run for president to avoid it?
Apologies for the poor sound quality on Jamie's end, she forgot to check the input settings and feels very bad.
Closing song: Kendrick Lamar - Hood Politics
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- Jan 15, 202100:0004:45
Our guests from episode 127 stick around to discus a topic that's floating around more and more these days: civil war.
What does the 1861-65 conflict and its aftermath tell us about the role that the proletariat must take in the coming months and years? And what are the stakes of the coming rupture?
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Outro: Pete Seeger - John Brown's Body