Dig: Interregnum w/ Aziz Rana, Nikhil Pal Singh, Wendy Brown
Everyone feels bad right now because conditions are awful and the outlook is bleak. What is going on, and where might things be headed? How might we become unstuck from this interregnum? Dan interviews returning guests Aziz Rana, Nikhil Pal Singh, and Wendy Brown.
Dig: Racism, Class, and the Opioid Crisis
Featuring Helena Hansen, Jules Netherland, and David Herzberg on how American capitalism and its illusions of whiteness both created the opioid crisis and shaped the response to it. We are discussing their book Whiteout: How Racial Capitalism Changed the Color of Opioids in America.Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDigCheck out our newsletters and vast archives at thedigradio.comSubscribe to Jacobin bit.ly/digjacobin and Catalyst bit.ly/digcatalyst
Michael and Us: I Don't Like Sand
A man spends a night in an isolated woman's desert shack, and loses his identity in the process, in WOMAN IN THE DUNES (1964), Hiroshi Teshigahara and Kōbō Abe's resonant parable about... what, exactly? Your hosts are not entirely sure, but forge ahead anyway with this seminal work of postwar Japanese cinema.Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.
Jacobin Radio: 50 Years of Chilean Politics w/ Marc Cooper
Suzi talks to veteran journalist Marc Cooper, who was a translator to President Salvador Allende in the Popular Unity government from 1970-1973. Marc has memorialized his experience in Chile in Pinochet and Me: A Chilean Anti Memoir (2001). Marc just returned from a month in Chile looking at Chilean politics 50 years after the coup and one year since the new leftwing government of Gabriel Boric was elected in a landslide. The first installment of Marc’s writing on Chile went online March 8 on Truthdig with more to come: the series of articles is called “Chile’s Utopia Has Been Postponed.” We get Marc's analysis of Chile today.Jacobin Radio with Suzi Weissman features conversations with leading thinkers and activists, with a focus on labor, the economy, protest movements.