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[UNLOCKED] Episode 24 - Sorry To Podcast You with Boots Riley (Part 2)

Bad Faith

In honor of the Bad Faith YouTube channel hitting 40,000 subscribers, we've unlocked Part 2 of our two-part interview with Boots Riley, conducted November of last year. Listen to Part 1 here. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to join the Bad Faith Discord and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

44mins

5 Jul 2021

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Sorry To Bother You - Boots Riley

Frank Film Club with Maisie Williams

In this episode, we talk about Sorry To Bother You which was chosen by Lowri. Sorry To Bother You is a film about a telemarketer who uses a white voice to help him flourish at his job, throwing him into a universe of greed. But just as his career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organise a protest against corporate oppression. The film was directed by Boots Riley and released in 2018 Get watching and brace yourself for this one!Sorry To Bother You (2018) is available on NetflixNext Episode's Film: For Sama (2019) available on All4See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

15 Jun 2021

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Boots Riley - The Coup

Conversations With Dwyer

Due to the holiday I'm posting an episode from the metaphoric vault. It was recorded in February of 2013 before Boots had yet to switch gears into directing feature films. We talk about how he got into activism, workers rights, communism and who the cops really work for. It's a great episode and I'm glad to bring it back to refresh everyone's memory on some of the great guests I had on the podcast way back when. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

31 May 2021

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Six Degrees Revisited, Boots Riley, & Ithaca's New Director of Sustainability | Ithaca Now — April 18, 2021

WICB News Presents: Ithaca Now

News Director Jay Bradley reflects on the award-winning Ithaca Now series Six Degrees with former correspondent Sarah Horbacewicz, George Christopher gives a quick election update and look forward, Alyssa Spady reports on a recent Cornell ILR School & Park Center for Independent Media event featuring activist and artist Boots Riley, & News Managing Director Selin Tüter interviews the new City of Ithaca Director of Sustainability. Hosted by Phoebe Harms Community Beat by Bridget Bright & Selin Tüter Originally aired on April 18, 2021 Ithaca Now is WICB's news program covering news, issues, and culture in the Ithaca area. For more local news, visit wicb.org/news.

53mins

18 Apr 2021

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This is an Uprising! with Boots Riley and Noname (6-15-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Join us for a conversation on art, politics and revolution with Boots Riley and Noname.—————————————————The global uprising against racism and police violence has brought millions of people around the world into the streets to make Black Lives Matter, and has catapulted radical demands for police and prison abolition into the center of public consciousness. It’s also brought new urgency to discussions of reform and revolution, challenging the power of capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism in the 21st century, and the role of artists can as participants in political struggles. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation on art, politics, and revolution with Noname and Boots Riley, hosted by Khury Petersen-Smith.Noname is a rapper from Chicago. She’s the founder of Noname’s Book Club.Boots Riley is a rapper and filmmaker from Oakland.Join Noname's Book Club here: https://www.nonamebooks.com/Get a copy of Boots Riley's Book here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/489-boots-rileyWatch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/_i12zRBXObIBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 41mins

1 Mar 2021

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Kickin’ That Science with Boots Riley

Lady Don't Take No

Alicia Garza welcomes musician (The Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club), filmmaker (Sorry To Bother You) and activist, Boots Riley. Garza asks Boots about the origin of his name, why Oakland is so political, and what inspired him to endorse Bernie Sanders in 2020. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & FacebookAlicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil SurkisTheme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by LatyrxAlicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. 

41mins

19 Feb 2021

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Ep. 1 (Part 1): Boots Riley

Coffee Dojo

For this season’s final episode, we kick it with musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley. His feature-film directorial debut, “Sorry to Bother You” premiered at Sundance and was released in July 2018. The film, which he describes as an “absurdist dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction, inspired by the world of telemarketing,” took Hollywood by storm (grossed 18.3M from $3.2M) and disrupted common notions about the power of satire to drop smart bombs. In this extended 4-part episode, Keba and Boots chop it up about how they met at SF State, how Boots got his nickname, political activism and class struggle, his iconic band, The Coup, the role of artists-as-entrepreneurs, his upcoming new tv series, and much, much more. Stay tuned after the show for “Mo’Dojo,” a new aftershow segment to share off-mic stories and guests’ outtakes. Follow @redbaycoffee or @gamechangersfilms for updates about next season.

2 Feb 2021

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A Conversation w/ Charisse Burden-Stelly & Boots Riley - Part I

New Dawn

In this special two-part series, the Race & Capitalism's Post-Graduate Fellow, Charisse Burden-Stelly, is in conversation with writer, rapper, director, and filmmaker, Boots Riley. Part I was produced and sponsored by the Claudia Jones School for Political Education. 

1hr 35mins

27 Jan 2021

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A Conversation w/ Charisse Burden-Stelly & Boots Riley - Part II

New Dawn

In this special two-part series, the Race & Capitalism's Post-Graduate Fellow, Charisse Burden-Stelly, is in conversation with writer, rapper, director, and filmmaker, Boots Riley. Part II focuses on the new Biden administration, Riley's new show, "I'm a Virgo," being released by Amazon, and the future of labor organizing in the U.S. and around the world. 

1hr 12mins

27 Jan 2021

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Ep. 1 (Part 4): Boots Riley

Coffee Dojo

For this season’s final episode, we kick it with musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley. His feature-film directorial debut, “Sorry to Bother You” premiered at Sundance and was released in July 2018. The film, which he describes as an “absurdist dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction, inspired by the world of telemarketing,” took Hollywood by storm (grossed 18.3M from $3.2M) and disrupted common notions about the power of satire to drop smart bombs. In this extended 4-part episode, Keba and Boots chop it up about how they met at SF State, how Boots got his nickname, political activism and class struggle, his iconic band, The Coup, the role of artists-as-entrepreneurs, his upcoming new tv series, and much, much more. Stay tuned after the show for “Mo’Dojo,” a new aftershow segment to share off-mic stories and guests’ outtakes. Follow @redbaycoffee or @gamechangersfilms for updates about next season.

40mins

15 Aug 2020

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