Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff

Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff

As long as there’s been oppression, there’ve been people fighting it. This weekly podcast dives into history to drag up the wildest rebels, the most beautiful revolts, and all the people who long to be—and fight to be—free. It explores complex stories of resistance that offer lessons and inspiration for us today, focusing on the ensemble casts that make up each act of history. That is to say, this podcast focuses on Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff.

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May 23, 2022 69 min

In 1871, the people of Paris, tired of starving, took up arms and declared their city an autonomous commune. For almost two months, they ran their utopian experiment, and though they were eventually crushed, they inspired revolutionaries across the world for generations to come.

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In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Prop about how people escaping slavery turned the tide of the civil war and how the South was anything but united.

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Margaret talks with Prop about how people escaping slavery turned the tide of the civil war and how the South was anything but united.

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In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago.

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Margaret talks with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago.

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If/When/How are lawyers fighting for reproductive justice

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In part two of this episode, Margaret continues her discussion with journalist and podcast host Robert Evans to talk about the anarchists who were hanged in Chicago in the 1860s for fighting for the rights of the working class.

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Margaret sits down with journalist and podcast host Robert Evans to talk about the anarchists who were hanged in Chicago in the 1860s for fighting for the rights of the working class.

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Lots of cool people in history have done really cool stuff. Let Margaret Killjoy tell you about them. In this trailer, learn about the cool anarchist bank robbers who performed a cool jailbreak in Uruguay in 1931.

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