Jacobin Show: Neoliberalism and Depoliticization w/ Felix Biederman & Gary Gerstle
This week Jen Pan sits down with professor Gary Gerstle to discuss how the neoliberal order came into being and whether or not we're witnessing its dying days. We also get Felix Biederman's thoughts on the FDA's war on Juul e-cigarettes. Also, Jen offers a solution to working class depoliticization.The Jacobin Show is a weekly YouTube show offering socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the episode from June 29, 2022.
Michael and Us: Socialism with Disneyan Characteristics
The Buzz Lightyear origin movie LIGHTYEAR (2022) has become a cultural lightning-rod in the right-wing moral panic over "grooming." We discuss this controversy (which is ridiculous, by the way), and then discuss the movie, in which we can learn a little bit about how the Disney Company views itself.Support the National Network of Abortion Funds - https://abortionfunds.org/Abortion Funds in Every State - https://donations4abortion.com/The Repro Legal Defense Fund - https://reprolegaldefensefund.org/Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.
Behind the News: Middle-Class Myths w/ David Roediger
Doug interviews David Roediger, author of The Sinking Middle Class, on the uses of that term in US politics. Then, a conversation with Paisley Currah, author of Sex Is as Sex Does, about trans politics.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html
Dig: In This House w/ Jared Clemons
Political scientist Jared Clemons on feckless liberal anti-racism: how In This House We Believe racial liberalism leaves racial capitalism's inequalities in place and why, drawing on Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, the Black Freedom Movement instead needs solidarity with the multi-racial working class.Read Jared's article: jaredkclemons.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/7/5/117532940/clemons_2022_-_from_freedom_now_to_blm.pdfInterview with Matt Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell from February 2021: thedigradio.com/podcast/conservative-intelligentsia-with-sam-adler-bell-matt-sitmanSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig
Jacobin Show: Is a Recession Coming? w/ Richard Wolff & Bhaskar Sunkara
Jen Pan speaks with Bhaskar Sunkara on what kind of politics a socialist successor to Bernie should push for. Then she speaks with Richard Wolff about how the left should think about economics and the likelihood that another recession is imminent. Finally, Jen argues that Democrats' gamble on the political theater of the January 6 hearings will not help them in the midterms. A much bigger problem is their complete lack of interest in campaigning to working people.Subscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYTMusic provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkeyThe Jacobin Show is a weekly YouTube show offering socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the episode from June 22, 2022.
Behind the News: A Deep History of Racial Inequality w/ Ellora Derenoncourt
Doug speaks with Ellora Derenoncourt, co-author of a National Bureau of Economic Research paper about the racial wealth gap from 1860 to 2020. Then, an interview with David Gelles, author of The Man Who Broke Capitalism, about Jack Welch, CEO of GE from 1981 to 2001.Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive here: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html
Michael and Us: Metaverse of Madness
Long before the "metaverse" loomed over us, David Cronenberg's EXISTENZ (1999) imagined a completely immersive virtual environment that is even less cozy than our own. We discuss the film's porous boundary between reality and unreality, and explain why Cronenberg is one of the few Canadian filmmakers who really "gets" Canada. PLUS: Looking back at a moral panic over right-wing art from the early '90s.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.
Dig: The American Right w/ Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell
Know Your Enemy hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell on terrifyingly protean right-wing American politics.Check out our newsletter: thedigradio.com/newsletterRead James Pogue on the New Right: vanityfair.com/news/2022/04/inside-the-new-right-where-peter-thiel-is-placing-his-biggest-betsRead Mie Inouye's Boston Review article on union salts: bostonreview.net/articles/labors-militant-minority
Long Reads: Esther Leslie on Walter Benjamin's Messianic Marxism
Esther Leslie joins Long Reads for a discussion about Walter Benjamin, one of the most influential cultural theorists of the last century. His unorthodox Marxism and ideas about culture and history have inspired several generations of critical thought about the world made by capitalism. Esther is a leading authority on Benjamin’s life and work who teaches at Birkbeck University in London.Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.