Out of the Box with Jonathan Russo
Through the Marxist Lens: Policing in America
Season 2, Ep. 8
Jonathan is joined once more by Dr. Clyde Barrow, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, to talk all things Through the Marxist Lens. In this special bonus episode of the series, they discuss the recent murder of Tyre Nichols and the system of policing in a capitalist state. This week’s episode has mentions of police brutality, violence, and racism.
Israel's New Government and the American Diaspora (ft. Dan Perry)
Season 2, Ep. 7
On this episode, Jonathan and Dan discuss Israeli emigration, the new Israeli government, and the current state of the Middle East.
The Meat Grinder: Ukraine Today and Russia's WWII (ft. Prit Buttar)
Season 2, Ep. 6
On today's episode, Jonathan is joined by doctor, British Army veteran, and historian Prit Buttar. The two discuss Prit's newest book The Meat Grinder, and the implications Russia's World War II strategy have in the battle for Ukraine today. Today's episode has references to violence and war.
The End of Zero Covid in China (ft. James Stuber)
Season 2, Ep. 5
In this episode, Jonathan and James discuss the abrupt end of the Zero Covid policy in China and the impact that it has economically and culturally. Today’s episode has references to violence and sexual assault.
Eric Adams' Plan for the Homeless (ft. Jonathan T. Davis)
Season 2, Ep. 4
On today's show, we feature two Jonathans, host Jonathan Russo and guest Jonathan T. Davis, who reflect on Mayor Eric Adams' announcement that he plans to involuntarily hospitalize mentally ill homeless people. They discuss their histories as lifelong New Yorkers and how that affects their view of the new plan.
You Won't Believe What This Man Says About Politics: Clickbait and the Midterms (ft. Steve Cohen)
Season 2, Ep. 3
Jonathan and Steve discuss the impact of clickbait on this year's elections, share their support of mandatory national service, and brainstorm potential candidates for the 2024 presidential race.
The Economics of Palestine (ft. Benny Avni)
Season 2, Ep. 2
Benny Avni and Jonathan Russo discuss some of the latest developments in Israel and the mid-east.
What Makes Effective Propaganda: Goebbels vs. Trump (ft. Dr. Thomas Weber)
Season 2, Ep. 1
Jonathan welcomes Dr. Thomas Weber, professor of history and international affairs, and director of the Center for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen. Mr. Weber is also a senior associate at the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, and recently became a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Together, the duo discuss propaganda in Nazi Germany compared to modern-day America, and just what "The Big Lie" means for American democracy.
American Kompromat (ft. Craig Unger)
Jonathan welcomes guest Craig Unger to discuss his most recent book, "American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery." Mr. Unger is the author of five books on the Republican Party’s assault on democracy, three of which were New York Times bestsellers. He covered national security and the Middle East for Vanity Fair magazine for 15 years, and has written for Esquire, The New Republic, the Washington Post, and many other publications.