Episode 4-1: Sanders for President

Hello everybody,

After our little break, we are back. This episode we’re talking about Bernie Sanders and his bid for president.

Episode 4-1: Sanders for President (49 mins, 45 MBs)

As a bonus here is the picture of Henry sporting his red diaper that we talked about.

henry red diaper

Links:

The page for Sanders 2016 presidential campaign

From the DSA Democratic Left blog, The Case for Bernie Part 1 and Part 2

From the Jacobin, Bernie for President?

and finally from New Politics, Bernie Sanders is a thoroughbred—why call him a stalking horse?

-Tony

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Podcast Update

Happy May Day! So you’ve probably noticed that we haven’t posted a new episode in a bit. Don’t worry we’re not stopping, we’re taking a short break. Two days after our last episode went up my second child was born. That plus end of the semester crunch, and Red is in a crunch time at work, so we decided that it may be a good time to take a short break. Expect new episodes to start again later this month.

-Tony

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Episode 3-19: Non-compete agreements, model workers, and Decolonizing Time

Hey Everyone,

This episode Red and I discuss Amazon’s new non-compete agreements for their “workers”, a “model” working woman from Egypt, and the wonderful book Decolonizing Time by Nichole Shippen.

Episode 3-19: Non-compete agreements, model workers, and Decolonizing Time ( 1 hour 2 mins,  58 Mbs)

Links:

The episode of the very good Nostalgia Trap podcast interviewing Nichole Shippen (where I first heard about the book)

An article about Amazon’s non-compete

The article about the “model” worker

Between Equal Rights by China Mieville

The Right to be Lazy by Paul Lafargue

Decolonizing Time by Nichole Shippen

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Episode 3-18: Prom-unism, Mainstream Economic Reporting, and Racial Tension in Wisconsin

Red and Tony discuss “Prom-unism”, mainstream economic reporting biases, and review the status of racial relations in Wisconsin.

Episode 3-18: Prom-unism, Mainstream Economic Reporting, and Racial Tension in Wisconsin

(48 Minutes, 44 MB)

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Episode 3-17: Human Nature and the State

Does Communism require an oppressive state to function?  Does Capitalism?  Does Human Nature make communism impossible?  What is the role of the State, and what do Marxists mean when they talk about it withering away?  Have Republicans been reading Engles?

Tony, Red, and Thad discuss these questions and more.

Human Nature and the State

(41 MB, 46 min)

-Red

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Episode 3-16: The Falling Rate of Profit with guest Tom O’Brien

Hey everybody, for this episode Red and I were joined by a very special guest, Tom O’Brien, who is the host of the wonderful From Alpha to Omega podcast. The three of us discuss Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall. I must say, I started out on the fence about this topic, but after listening to some of Tom’s podcast where he discusses it, and after talking with him here, I’m convinced that is correct and that it has very important effects and implications.

Episode 3-16: The Falling Rate of Profit with Tom O’Brien (57 Mins. 52 MBs)

Links:

First and foremost, a link to the From Alpha to Omega podcast. This is one of Red and My favorite podcasts. If you like our podcast you will undoubtedly like Tom’s. Seriously, I cannot recommend it enough:

http://fromalpha2omega.podomatic.com/

The book Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World, Edited by Paul Buhle and Nicole Schulman:

http://www.versobooks.com/books/98-wobblies

 

Capital in Manga! by Red Quill Books, who also do the mentioned Illustrated Communist Manifesto:

http://redquillbooks.com/portfolio-posts/capital-manga/

 

The Communist manifesto on librivox:

https://librivox.org/the-communist-manifesto-by-karl-marx-and-friendrich-engels/

Or if you would prefer to read the Manifesto here is the link to it on the Marxist Internet Archives:

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm

-Tony

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Episode 3-15: Capitalist Ideology and Kids Movies

In this episode, Tony, Thad, and I discuss how capitalist ideology finds it’s way into culture and analyze the children’s film “Bee Movie” as an example.

Capitalist Ideology and Kids’ Movies (54MB, 60 minutes)

-Red

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