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  • Ep 142 - The Healthcare Monster w/ Gabriel Winant
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    Sean and Jamie are joined by Gabe Winant (@gabrielwinant), historian and author of "The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America," to discuss the composition of the US working class yesterday and today.

    Gabe's excellent historical work has given us a picture of the remarkable changes seen in Pittsburgh, once an emblematic blue collar town and one now dominated by hospitals and pink collar work. But, as we see in the interview, Pittsburgh is merely a microcosm of an epochal shift from one regime of accumulation to another; from the post-war "Golden Age," to the (decaying) neoliberal order of today. Together we pick apart the contradictions within both as we look at real examples of class struggle (alongside the grand dialectic of capital) and wonder what the future might look like for the American working class as a whole.

    Buy "The Next Shift" https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674238091

    Outro - Wiz Khalifa: Black and Yellow (Vaporwave)

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  • Ep 141 - The Long March Through The Applications w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.
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    Jamie and Sean are joined by Edward Ongweso Jr. (@bigblackjacobin), staff writer at Motherboard and co-host of This Machine Kills (@machinekillspod), for a discussion of all things tech. Rather than freeing us from drudgery, technology has been used by capitalists to make things worse for the vast majority of humanity. How did we get here? How can workers fight back? What does it mean to be a 21st century Luddite? How does this relate to police abolition? Plus: Edward's answer to Andy's Twitter poll about turning off the internet.

    Outro music: Chumbawumba - the Triumph of General Ludd

    Check out Edward's reporting at Motherboard: https://www.vice.com/en/contributor/edward-ongweso-jr

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  • Hardcore History w/ Jarrod Shanahan, Dave ToolUsingMammal (Bonus Preview)
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    A free-form discussion on the history of hardcore, from its origins in the '77 punk explosion in LA, NY, DC, Boston, and Canada. We talk about our experiences in the scene and the various class backgrounds and political sentiments at play. Discussions include: anti-racism, youth crew, straightedge, veganism, political hardcore, if anarchopunk really exists, the concept of "unity", and why hardcore singers keep saying "all lives matter" at their reunions.

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    Including tracks from: John Joseph, Pg.99, Slapshot, SSD, Gorilla Biscuits, Catharsis, and Twisted Thing

    Follow Jarrod's writing at Hard Crackers

    And follow Dave on Twitter

  • Ep 140: 'Pushing" Biden to 'the Left' w/ Sean and Jamie
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    Ah, a good old fashion news ep with Sean and Jamie!

    First, we've reached pretty pass when the Wall Street Journal is penning diatribes about woke capitalism. Is it true, as they contend, that big business is.. anti-capitalist? What does this even fucking mean?

    Next, President Biden has passed $2 trillion in stimulus and proposed another $2 trillion in infrastructure spending. Did it work? Did 'we' push Biden 'to the left'? We break down the spending and talk about what it really means. (Spoiler: the left wing of capital is desparate)

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    Outro: Novelist - Street Politician

  • ep 139 - Autism Abolition Month w/ Anders Lee
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    Andy and Anders have an intimate discussion about the history autism, starting in the coffeehouses of Red Vienna and ending in the imageboards of collapsing modernity. With a history rooted in eugenics, fascism, and neoliberalism, Anders questions the origins and continued necessity of the category while advocating for increased understanding and compassion for neurodivergency.

    Follow Anders Lee and listen to Pod Damn America

    Read his article "I Don't Believe in Autism": https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/02/i-dont-believe-in-autism/

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): https://autisticadvocacy.org/

    Check out Aspergers are Us on Netflix and HBO

    Opening song: Autistic Youth - Stones

    Closing: Autistic Youth - Not for Me

  • Ep 138 - Spring Break Forever w/ Jake Flores
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    Jamie, Sean and special guest Jake Flores (@feraljokes) of Pod Damn America (@PodDamnAmerica) get together to discuss Harmony Korine's seminal 2012 film Spring Breakers. We trust you've already seen this masterpiece, but in case you haven't, major spoilers ahead!

    Outro: Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

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  • Antifada's History is a Weapon 10.2: 'Farm Aid 1985' w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW
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    HIAW is back with our tenth episode! In this one we wonder: what are the roots of the poverty of rural life in America?

    The American Dream always included self-sufficiency and independence and nothing represented this more than the family farm. This form of petty commodity production used to be a backbone of 'middle class' life in America, but now less than 2% of the population engages in it. Alongside we have seen an opiate epidemic, material deprivation, deaths of despair and more. What can political economy tell us about the rural crisis?

    Part 2 of 2.

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    Music: Eddy Huntington - USSR Disco Vaporwave

    Suggested Readings:

    Ellan Meiksins Wood - The Origins of Capitalism: a Longer View

    Jainus Banaji - Theory as History

    Gred Grandin - The End of the Myth

    Ed. - The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe

    Charles Post - The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class Structure

    G.M. Tamas - Telling the Truth About Class

  • Antifada's History is a Weapon 10: 'Farm Aid 1985' w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW
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    HIAW is back with our tenth episode! In this one we wonder: what are the roots of the poverty of rural life in America?

    The American Dream always included self-sufficiency and independence and nothing represented this more than the family farm. This form of petty commodity production used to be a backbone of 'middle class' life in America, but now less than 2% of the population engages in it. Alongside we have seen an opiate epidemic, material deprivation, deaths of despair and more. What can political economy tell us about the rural crisis?

    This is an extended preview: become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada for access to this premium content and more

    The second part will be out on Friday.

    Music: Eddy Huntington - USSR Disco Vaporwave

  • Ep 137 - Work Sucks (I Know) w/ Sarah Jaffe
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    Author and journalist Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) joins Sean and Jamie to discuss her new book, "Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone." Antifada listeners know "do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life" is a dirty lie told by capitalists. But where did this idea come from? In this book, Jaffe traces the rise of "labor of love" ideology to the neoliberal turn of the 1970s, explains how it intersects with racism and sexism, shows how it damages workers, and lastly, gives some ideas for how to defeat it.

    Buy the book: https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/sarah-jaffe/work-wont-love-you-back/9781568589398/

    Outro song: Kate Bush - "This Woman's Work"

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