Radicalize Me

Radicalize Me

Elections alone don't change the world. Join host Joe Messina and go beyond the headlines as we talk to the brave activists and organizers on the ground, and learn what steps the rest of us can take to get involved and affect real change. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radicalizeme/support


September 15, 2021 64 min

Will Nguyen is a member and advocate of Socialist Revolution, the US wing of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), which aims to educate the world about socialism. With enough recruits, they hope to bring down the current capitalist world order in favor of a humanist, worker-controlled system that will uplift all people around the world. It's bold, but I believe you'll see why this mission is worth your while once you l...

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Setoiyo is a comedian and old friend from Philadelphia. He drops in to talk about how he's serving his community in troubled times.
Follow Setoiyo on Twitter @Setoiyo1 @ThemBoysPod

We're now on YouTube! Check out the first video here https://youtu.be/OfFK-yoz920

Patreon https://www.patreon.com/radicalizeme

"Overthrow Santa Claus" by Joe Messina
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Norman Solomon is a veteran activist and the founder of Roots Action and the Institute for Public Accuracy




Subscribe to Joe on YouTube to catch his new music video release on Friday, December 11 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Qlil9qVZjU8tkumdA13BA


The Guardian - “Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years”


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November 24, 2020 54 min

Alex Riccio is a labor organizer and the host of Laborwave Radio on YouTube and all the familiar podcast platforms. LaborwaveRadio.com

LWR YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg8m0XAQ3RhZKqBNMK-b0Aw

LWR Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/laborwave-radio/id1323292644

Leave Joe a voice message and/or donate Anchor.fm/RadicalizeMe

Joe's Music https://soundcloud.com/joemessinamusic, https://joemessina.bandca...

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November 17, 2020 75 min
Chris is an organizer from South Carolina. He is one of the hosts of the Real Politik podcast, and joins us this week to talk about leftist organizing post-Trump and the importance of local races. Real Politik Spotify https://t.co/Zz6XcIJkPM?amp=1 Real Politik Patreon https://www.patreon.com/realpolitik Leave Joe a message or donate to the show at Anchor.fm/radicalizeme --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/radicali...
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November 10, 2020 61 min
Bethany is a peer mentor from Toronto and runs the Dissociative Society of Canada. Donate https://www.patreon.com/DissociatedInCanada Follow https://twitter.com/DissociatedInCa Leave the show a voice message or donate at Anchor.fm/radicalizeme, or contact the show at radicalizeme@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/radicalizeme/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radicalizeme/support
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November 3, 2020 126 min

Betty is a comedian based in Philly, and an old friend of mine. We start out with a check in from October 2020, then you'll hear our conversation from June 2020. We talk about her experience getting tear gassed by police during a peaceful protest in Philly, and how the movement stemming from George Floyd's murder inspired her to fight for racial justice. 

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October 27, 2020 72 min

Here is the third and final installment of my interview with Zach Hill, host of New Deal Democracy on Anchor and everywhere. In this episode, we talk about the George Floyd protests and much more. Enjoy!

New Deal Democracy https://anchor.fm/newdealdemocracy/

Featured Cause: Justice Democrats https://justicedemocrats.com/

Joe's music https://soundcloud.com/joemessinamusic

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October 20, 2020 73 min

John Reed is a political consultant and one of the three hosts of Millennial America, a podcast on Anchor and everywhere else. On each episode, John and co-hosts Isaac Rogers and Holly Block discuss the news and the state of the Democratic Party. Their forward thinking and emphasis on how to take action make the show a great companion to Radicalize Me. Go have a listen!

Millennial America https://anchor.fm/millennialamerica/ 


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Here are my hopefully not boring thoughts about the election.

Nicholas Black, "Just Vote" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33nhvRVEvW4&ab_channel=NicholasBlack

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Part 2 of 3 of my talk with Zach Hill, the host of New Deal Democracy available on Anchor and every podcast service. In this episode, we get into the political area of our conversation, including the way forward for the left, third parties, and more.

New Deal Democracy https://anchor.fm/newdealdemocracy/

It's Going Down: Mutual Aid List https://itsgoingdown.org/c19-mutual-aid/

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Joe and Max give their first thoughts immediately following the first debate between Trump and Biden. Neither of them completely devolved into obscenities, so that's something! Am I talking about Joe and Max or Trump and Biden? Yes.

Twitter: @joe_messina @HeIsMaxBarth

Instagram: @joe_messina1 @maxcbarth



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September 29, 2020 70 min

Clare Kennedy is a podcaster and activist who practices radical kindness. We talk about her giving circle, Dining For Women, whose members educate each other on various international causes and mutually make donations, and her show, Clare Kindness Podcast. Get on it!

Clare Kindness Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clare-kindness-podcast/id1475731454

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September 22, 2020 69 min

Zach Hill is the host of the podcast New Deal Democracy. In Part I, we talk about our teaching experience, his alternative route to a career in education, and current problems with the US education system.

New Deal Democracy: https://anchor.fm/newdealdemocracy

Joe's music: https://joemessina.bandcamp.com/

Original music by Joe Messina

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September 15, 2020 59 min

Gregory Joseph is a comedian and activist currently serving as Communications Director for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and a leading advocate for the Save Our Stages Act. 



Twitter: @whoisfrogjoseph @ncadp @nivassoc

Instagram: @whoisfrogjoseph @ncadp_ @nivassoc

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August 31, 2020 69 min

Max Barth returns to the show to give updates about his work sending postcards to voters, and share his thoughts on the dumbest election of our lifetimes.

Follow Max

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeIsMaxBarth

Medium: https://medium.com/@maxbarth

Listen to Jackson Moe: https://soundcloud.com/jacksonmoe

Listen to Joe: https://soundcloud.com/joemessinamusic

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Alex Catsoulis is a Communications Specialist with the California Labor Federation. We talk about how the CLF sets goals for California unions,  how racial justice intersects with the modern labor movement, and why all Californians should vote NO on Proposition 22.

Learn more about the CLF and No on Prop 22 here https://calaborfed.org/press-releases/california-labor-federation-launches-massive-worker-led-campaign-to-defeat-prop-22-...

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August 3, 2020 68 min

Awkword is a rapper and activist spreading the word about Ten Demands for Justice, one of the most comprehensive plans out there for defunding police and reinvesting in communities. 

Ten Demands for Justice: https://www.tenforjustice.com/

Awkword's music: https://awkword.bandcamp.com/

Herald News: http://herald.news/

Joe's new EP: 


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July 20, 2020 75 min

Matt Dundas is a New England-based comedian and veteran of the environmental organization Oceana and the US Public Interest Research Group. We talk about how he got involved in environmental activism and why you might want to vote for Joe Biden (even though he sucks).

Thanks to Anchor as always

Original Music by Joe Messina

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July 6, 2020 54 min

Jaya Sundaresh is an independent journalist based in Schenectady, NY. She is the editor of Them & Us Media. We talk about the intersection of activism and journalism, and her coverage of the recent protests.

Click here to support her work if you can.

Thanks as always to Anchor.fm

Original music by Joe Messina

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