We interview philosophy instructor and author Ben Burgis about Marxism and why it's not the boogeyman your republican aunt told you it is. It's a critique of why capitalism sucks and set of democratic principles for the working class to fight for going forward. This episode was recorded on October 4, 2020.
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(Please note this episode was recorded on 9/12/20, before the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Also, please forgive the audio issues on this episode). With a clinical psychologist as today's guest host, we discuss the criminal punishment of mental illness and disability and our society's complete failure to meet the needs of the most vulnerable among us. Our leaders choose to arrest, imprison, and forget about mental illness a...
We break down democratic socialism with Nathan Robinson, editor of leftist magazine "Current Affairs" and author of the book "Why You Should be a Socialist." We talk about what it is, why we're down for it, and why - if you want to build a better world - we think you should be down for it too.
For more, pick up a copy of the book "Why You Should Be A Socialist" by Nathan Robinson (https://us.macmillan.c...
Our hosts interview with author and former columnist, editor, and correspondent Ellis Cose to discuss the myth of "free speech" in America, how the right is co-opting the term to justify untruthful and hateful political speech, and how - under the guise of "free speech" - corporations, the rich, and the powerful have managed to dominate our political discourse and the outcome of elections at the expense of the r...
We break down the hallmarks of fascist governments to look at whether the United States is going down that dark road. In a special bonus game-show segment, we ask several innocent citizens: "Who said it? Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, or Donald Trump?"
Featuring: Decatur Brent, Steve Daly, and our new producer, Dr. Peter Pantz.
Intro music: Tangled by Emmit Fenn.
The "war on drugs" is an intentionally racist government program that has disrupted Black, underrepresented communities throughout the nation for over 30 years. It is a huge reason for the over-policing of predominantly Black neighborhoods, the state of mass incarceration, and why experts discuss our criminal legal system as being structurally, systematically racist. Steve and Decatur discuss the history of this domestic ...
Rest in peace, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Please see the links below to get involved.
Black Lives Matter website.
Justice Democrats website.
Link to full Big Floyd song sampled in episode.
Link to Killer Mike's speech, played in episode.
Link to Kevin Hart's message, played in episode.
Music in this episode: Outro (White Smoke) by Endless Love
Our hosts discuss the so-called "intellectual" dark web, other internet personalities, and how YouTube's algorithm has contributed to the rise of far-right nationalism. Please see the links below for further recommended reading/listening from some enlightened thinkers online, for free. Trust us, the links are legit ;) just click them, you'll see. Episode cover photo by Ludovic Toinel on Unsplash.
What do Ronald Reagan, Harry Reid, and Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 have in common? UFOs. With special guest host The Quiet Giant, our hosts talk about the need for government transparency in a democracy and why people don't trust power. We talk about the recent "Plandemic" video, look at the Navy's recently released UFO videos, former Senator Harry Reid's $22 million UFO-investigation program, Tom DeLonge of Blink ...
Our hosts discuss how the coronavirus caused the Republicans to pass a very socialist, bipartisan bill that literally hands out money to every documented person living in America, how the coronavirus is highlighting our inadequate social safety net in the United States and the weaknesses in a deregulated, capitalism-first society, how Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees might have the cure to coronavirus, and why New York City’s...