Dig: Cryptocurrency w/ Edward Ongweso Jr & Jacob Silverman
Edward Ongweso Jr. and Jacob Silverman on cryptocurrency, NFTs, Elon Musk, the metaverse, meme stocks, and techno-utopianism amid the crushing reality of our neoliberal hellscape. The first in a two-episode series on crypto.
Read Dan's new essay on border control politics: nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/border-crises/
Dig: Sexual Hegemony w/ Max Fox and Chris Nealon
Featuring Max Fox and Chris Nealon on the late Christopher Chitty's book Sexual Hegemony: Statecraft, Sodomy, and Capital in the Rise of the World System.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDigCheck out our newsletters and vast archive at thedigradio.comFurther reading:libcom.org/article/after-fall-communiques-occupied-californiaviewpointmag.com/2012/09/12/towards-a-socialist-art-of-government-michel-foucaults-the-mesh-of-powerthenewinquiry.com/blog/in-love-and-memoryBuy Abolition Geography versobooks.com/books/3785-abolition-geography
Michael and Us: London and World Assurance
For nearly 20 years, one libertarian businessman with a wildly dangerous theme park held the state of New Jersey under his thumb. We discuss the documentary CLASS ACTION PARK (2020) and its uneasy mix of nostalgia and condemnation for Action Park.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.
Long Reads: The Wounded Knee Uprising w/ Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Fifty years ago, a group of Native Oglala Lakota and their supporters occupied a small village called Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Wounded Knee was the site of a notorious massacre in 1890, when US cavalry killed nearly 300 Lakota people. Local spiritual leaders and civil rights activists called in the American Indian Movement, or AIM, to support the occupation. It resulted in a siege that pitted AIM against US Marshals, the FBI, and a private militia known as the GOON squad. But the takeover also inspired a wave of international support and solidarity.Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, activist and author of books including An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and Blood on the Border, spoke with Long Reads producer Conor Gillies about the legacy of the Wounded Knee uprising.Find Roxanne's piece, "'Indian' Wars," excerpted from An Indigenous Peoples' History, here: https://jacobin.com/2014/09/indian-wars/ 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.