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9:20 - Writer Maximillian Alvarez explores the sanctity of waste and ownership in the digital age.

Maximillian wrote the article The Death of Media for The Baffler.

 

10:05 - Journalist Anna Clark traces the toxic politics that poisoned the people of Flint.

Anna is author of The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy from Metropolitan Books.

 

11:05 - Writer Roy Scranton explains how to live on a dying planet.

Roy is author of We're Doomed. Now What? Essays on War and Climate Change from Soho Press.

 

12:05 - The Internationalist Commune of Rojava discuss the work of social and ecological revolution.

Dog Section Press is raising funds to publish the commune's book Make Rojava Green Again.


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9:20 - Journalist Jacob Hamburger explains why the new French left has old French left problems.

Jacob wrote the article Whose Populism? The Mixed Messages of La France Insoumise for Dissent.

 

10:05 - Historian Anna-Lisa Cox traces the westward journey of America's Black pioneers.

Anna-Lisa is author of The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality from PublicAffairs.

 

11:05 - Journalist Eileen Truax explores the new battlegrounds in America's border wars.

Eileen is author of We Built the Wall: How the US Keeps Out Asylum Seekers from Mexico, Central America and Beyond from Verso.

 

12:05 - Journalist Yasha Levine looks behind the false front of Silicon Valley's corporate resistance.

Yasha wrote the article All EFF’d Up: Silicon Valley’s astroturf privacy shakedown for The Baffler.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen gets all tangled up in space and time.

 


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9:20 - Law professor Robert L. Tsai examines the right's anti-immigrant, demographic control machine.

Robert wrote the Boston Review article Trumpism Before Trump with Calvin TerBeek.

 

10:00 - Live from Mexico City, Laura Carlsen reports on the crises already facing Mexico's next president.

Laura previewed the elections in her latest report for Hecho en América.

 

10:35 - Political scientist Ed Burmila sees America's immigrant detainee crisis slipping out of sight in the future.

Ed wrote the Baffler article Out of Sight, Out of Our Minds.

 

11:05 - Historian Catherine Nixey explores the violent purging of the Classical world by early Christians.

Catherine is author of The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

12:05 - Economist Rob Larson explains why capitalism will always fail to deliver freedom for humanity.

Rob is author of Capitalism vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom from Zero Books.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen is appalled by SCROTUS.

 


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9:20 - Historian Daniel Bessner explores the blindspots in George Soros's worldview.

Daniel wrote the article The Globalist: George Soros after the open society for N+1.

 

10:05 - Writer Asad Haider explains how a new politics of race and class can power collective action.

Asad is author of Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump from Verso.

 

11:05 - Writer Thomas Frank tours the collapsing landscape of late-stage America.

Tom is author of Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society from Metropolitan Books.

 

12:05 - Policy researcher Philip Mattera investigates the booming business of corporate wage theft.

Philip is author of the report Grand Theft Paycheck: The Large Corporations Shortchanging Their Workers' Wages from Good Jobs First.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen Presents Kanye's Choice Part 3: The Dumbening and the Smarting

Listen to Parts One and Two if you need to catch up.

 


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9:20 - Neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explores the new science of the teenage brain.

Sarah-Jayne is author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain from PublicAffairs.

 

10:00 - Historian Sean Guillory examines the bleak present (and future) of the Russian left.

Sean wrote the article Left in a Corner for Jacobin and makes the very recommended Sean's Russia Blog Podcast.

 

11:05 - Writer Mark Kurlansky traces the long, complicated, economic and social history of milk.

Mark is author of Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas from Bloomsbury.

 

12:00 - Environmentalist Helena Norberg-Hodge calls for a movement towards economic localization.

Helena wrote the essay Localisation: A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism for the Transnational Institute.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen shines up some atrocities to see his reflection.

 

 


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9:20 - Cultural critic Henry Giroux explores the rise of fascism and the construction of political dystopia.

Henry is author of American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism from City Lights.

 

10:00 - Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on the invisible anxiety of life in the colonies.

Dave will also be talking about the return of Hurricane season in Puerto Rico, on the more visible end of the anxiety spectrum.

 

10:35 - Historian David Broder explains how Italy's hard right emerged from the left's collapse.

David wrote the articles Salvini’s Triumph and Notes on Italy's Election for Jacobin.

 

11:05 - Writer Elizabeth Rush watches climate change roll across America's new shoreline.

Elizabeth is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore from Milkweed Editions.

 

12:05 - Steven Miller and Nicholas Davis examine the link between White intolerance and anti-democratic values.

Steven and Nicholas are authors of the paper White Outgroup Intolerance and Declining Support for American Democracy.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes shopping for Holocausts.

 


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9:20 - Anthropologist Jason Hickel traces a new, 500 year history of global inequality.

Jason is author of The Divide: Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets from Norton Books.

 

10:05 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the strike wave sweeping Brazil.

Brian translated the recent articles Truckers’ strike: not perfect but demands are legitimate and Trucker Strike: Petrobras’ Dismantlement Leads Brazil to Chaos for Brasilwire.

 

10:35 - Journalist Victoria Law examines the dark business of immigrant detainee labor.

Victoria wrote the feature Investigation: Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery. for In These Times.

 

11:05 - Writers Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson connect Black resistance to the building of a new world.

Zoé and William are authors of As Black As Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation from AK Press.

 

12:05 - Anthropologist Kathryn Dudley finds death and dispossession on the American farm.

Kathryn wrote the article Traumas of Dispossesion for Jacobin.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen snorkels around in a sea of lies.

 


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9:20 - Writer Jorge Martin examines the two futures of Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution.

Jorge wrote the articles Venezuela: Maduro Wins Presidential Election, Despite Imperialist Meddling – What Next? and Venezuelan Presidential Elections: Between Imperialist Aggression and Economic Crisis for Venezuelanalysis.

 

10:00 - Journalist Tina Vasquez explores the brutal architecture of ICE in the Trump era.

Tina wrote the article The New ICE Age: An Agency Unleashed for Rewire and the New York Review of Books.

 

10:35 - Anthropologist Courtney Desiree Morris traces the rise of Nicaragua's 19th of April movement.

Courtney wrote the article Unexpected Uprising: The Crisis of Democracy in Nicaragua for NACLA.

 

11:05 - Historian Steve Fraser talks about why Americans can't talk about class.

Steve is author of Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion from Yale University Press.

 

12:05 - Writer Alex Press profiles the new labor movement working to disrupt power in Silicon Valley.

Alex wrote the article Code Red: Organizing the Tech Sector for n+1.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen mansplains the incel issue.

 


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9:20 - Writer Nathan J. Robinson wonders if the loudest media people aren't the ones being silenced.

Nathan wrote the recent articles The Real “Dangerous” Ideas and Israel and the Passive Voice for Current Affairs.

 

10:05 - Writer Cris Beam considers the political uses (and abuses) of empathy.

Cris is author of I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

11:00 - Law professor David Webber explains how labor can wield capital against capital.

David is author of The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon from Harvard University Press.