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Mike Davis

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Mike Davis Discusses How Dangerous Biden's Documents Are - Jan 12 Hr 1 Pt 1

The Joe Pags Show

Mike Davis joins Pags to discuss just how dangerous Biden’s documents are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Jan 2023

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Jacobin Radio: Remembering Mike Davis (Part 2)

Jacobin Radio

Today Suzi brings part two of our tribute to Mike Davis, who died on October 25. Mike was a prolific writer, historian, political activist, urban theorist, and author of dozens of books, many featured here on this podcast.We begin with an interview from July 1986 just after Mike completed his first book, Prisoners of the American Dream, published on the centenary of May Day 1886. Mike discusses the political economy of Reaganism, or Reaganomics, which began with a frontal attack on organized labor. He also explains what makes the American working class different. The second interview, from February 1988, coincided with the Justice for Janitors campaign. David Diaz joins Mike in the discussion on Los Angeles politics, looking at what redevelopment in the city had wrought. LA, like the rest of the country, was switching from a manufacturing to a service economy, though manufacturing continued using very low-wage immigrant labor. Non-union workers could not afford the cost of housing, and the lack of affordable rents fed the growing homeless crisis. We get a preview of Mike’s lifelong concerns about LA and workers fighting for a life with dignity and livable wages. We follow with a newer interview with Mike Davis and co-author Jon Wiener discussing their compelling 2020 history of LA in the 1960s, a hotbed of political, social and cultural upheaval and rebellion, Set the Night on Fire.Jacobin Radio with Suzi Weissman features conversations with leading thinkers and activists, with a focus on labor, the economy, protest movements. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 24mins

9 Jan 2023

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The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs

Davis says McCarthy is an obstacle to reining in Big Tech because Amazon, Apple and others have connections to his top staff.  The D.C. lobbyists already bought McCarthy and have their hooks in him.  They don’t want to buy a new one so they want McCarthy at all costs.  The 21 Republican Reformers who are blocking McCarthy want to restore regular order and rules so all members have a say and a vote and legislation is not controlled by only leadership and lobbyists.  Davis loves the 21 Reformers because they’re bold, courageous and they face retribution for putting the country ahead of their own interests.     GUEST:  MIKE DAVIS, THE ARTICLE III PROJECT


6 Jan 2023

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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 366: Never Give Up the Streets w/ Mike Davis (rewind)


The passing of Mike David on October 25 2022 was a profound loss to many familiar with his work. His life was spent exposing injustice and his work covered a remarkably broad field, from the cost of European imperialism in the Global South to the urban crisis in the United States (especially his native California). In honor of Mike David, TIR is rerunning this episode broadcast as an audio-only podcast on January 17, 2021 (yes, there used to be an audio-only podcast). This was before many of you started following, so we hope you enjoy this. Here's to Mike! Rest in Power! From the book "City of Quartz": "Like the Tramp scares of the 19th century or the Red Scare in the 20th, the contemporary gang scare has become an imaginary class relationship, a terrain of pseudo-knowledge and fantasy projection. But as long as the actual violence was more or less confined to the ghetto, the gang wars were also a voyeuristic titillation to white suburbanites devouring lurid imagery in their newspapers or on the television. Then in December 1987 frisson became fear as Southside gang hitmen mistakenly gunned down a young woman outside a theater in the posh Westwood Village entertainment district near UCLA. Westwood's influential merchants, who had recently induced the LAPD to enforce curfew ordinances to repel non-white youth from the Village, clamored for extra police protection, while local Council Member Zev Yaroslavsky, then essaying a Koch-like challenge to Mayor Bradley, posted a huge reward for apprehension of the "urban terrorists". You can read Mike's latest piece in New Left Review here: newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/ri…2FdJfrM4-udUdl_Y You can watch Mike earlier in the year on Democracy Now! here: www.democracynow.org/2020/5/22/mike…face_dangerous You Can Buy Mike's latest book, "Set the Night on Fire" here: www.versobooks.com/books/3164-set-…e-night-on-fire About TIR Thank you for supporting the show! Remember to like and subscribe on YouTube. Also, consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents Check out our official merch store at https://www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com/ Also follow us on... https://podcasts.apple.com/.../this-is.../id1524576360 www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland Follow the TIR Crüe on Twitter: @TIRShowOakland @djenebajalan @DrKuba2 @probert06 @StefanBertramL @MadamToussaint @MarcusHereMeow

1hr 26mins

28 Nov 2022

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Episode 165 Interview with pioneering American political activist, urban theorist and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis, first aired in January 2022

The Sustainability Agenda

In this wide-ranging and hard-hitting interview, first aired in January 2022, pioneering American writer, activist, and Marxist environmentalist, Mike Davis speaks out about the dangers of this moment, politically, which he sees as similar to the late 1930s, and the relentless environmental destruction of the planet, and growing nuclear threats. Disappointed by the loss of momentum for street politics and protests in the US, following the inspiration of Black Lives Matter, Mike worries that protests have become predominantly a franchise of the far right, at a time of existential threats where young people need to take action and speak out. Mike is harshly critical of the way in which Western governments have dealt with Covid, drawing parallels with multilateral approaches to dealing with the climate crisis, particularly the prevailing ideology that finance capitalism is the only force that can save the world environmentally.  Mike Davis was a pioneering American writer, political activist, urban theorist, and historian, best known for his seminal analysis of power and social class in his native Southern California. Over many decades, Davis created a powerful body of work investigating a wide range of issues from urban development and globalisation to the impact of extreme weather systems, the growth of slums, pandemics, and the environment—all underpinned by a profound critique of capitalist social relations and a deep concern for the environment and all kinds of injustice. He was a 1996–1997 Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute and received a MacArthur Fellowship Award in 1998. He was the author of some two dozen works of fiction and non-fiction and won the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction in 2007.

1hr 5mins

28 Nov 2022

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Jon Wiener on the Life and Work of Mike Davis, plus Constance Debré's "Love me Tender"

LARB Radio Hour

In the first half of the show, Kate Wolf and Eric Newman are joined by LARB contributing editor Jon Wiener to remember the historian Mike Davis, who died last week at 76 years old. Jon and Mike were longtime friends and together they wrote Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, Davis's final book. Then Kate speaks with the writer Constance Debré about her novel, Love Me Tender, the first of her books to be translated in English. It follows a woman, who like Debré was once a lawyer, but has quit her job, and vacated the comforts of her former life to devote herself to her writing. She has a son from her marriage named Paul. After telling her husband, who she's separated from, that she has decided to be with women, the narrator’s ex starts to turn Paul against her and prevents her from seeing him. The novel takes place over the span of a glacial court case that will decide the narrator's fate with her son—all the while asking critical questions about the fearsome nature of unconditional love and attachment, the roles of gender and motherhood, and the unassailability of the truth.


4 Nov 2022

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Episode 116: Mike Davis (@GuyNAustin)

Life's Best Medicine Podcast

Thank you for tuning in for another episode of Life’s Best Medicine. Mike Davis (@GuyNAustin on Twitter) is a self-described “random guy in Austin who got tired of being sick and overweight at the age of 48 and decided to do something about it.” After achieving amazing results simply by kicking soda, he tried the keto diet. This adoption of the keto diet enabled him to normalize his blood pressure and shed roughly 25% of his bodyweight in 10 weeks with no exercise at all. In their conversation, Brian and Mike talk about personal accountability, the value of open-mindedness, the danger of censoring the free expression of ideas, the importance of integrity, the drastic effects that bad nutrition have on the brain and mood, and philosophy of knowledge and ethics. Life’s Best Medicine According to Mike: “My marriage is the thing that makes my life better than it could be on my own. Life’s best medicine for me is having a home where I would rather be than anywhere else in the world, and being there.” Thank you for listening. Have a blessed day and stay healthy! Links: Mike Davis: Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Low Carb MD Podcast Simply Snackin’

1hr 5mins

12 Oct 2022

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S7:E15 | Mike Davis

Cedarville Stories

From Radio to TV Production Mike Davis grew up Sau Paulo, Brazil. While attending an American school, he heard about Cedarville University through a high school friend. As an athlete, Mike had the opportunity to interact with recruiters from Cedarville at a local college fair.After he moved to the United States, Mike experienced culture shock, which he was not prepared for. He grew up speaking English and learning in an American school, but he didn’t understand the culture he entered as a freshman in college.Mike joined the men’s soccer team his first year on campus, and it was his soccer coach that made a profound impact on his Cedarville experience.Mike graduated as a broadcasting and digital media major in 1990. He started his career in broadcasting and radio, but he has since found a passion for telling stories through film. In his professional career, Mike has produced 18 feature films, spent countless hours on television, and has poured into several documentaries.Through a series of miraculous events, Mike recently found himself as the lead producer of Paul’s Promise, a faith-based film that tells the redemptive story of Paul Holderfield, a racist-turned-Christ-follower at the height of the civil rights movement.  


12 Oct 2022

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Media Irrelevance, Fauci's Retirement, and the Trump Raid, with Jared Kushner, Bryan Dean Wright, and Mike Davis | Ep. 378

The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Jared Kushner, author of "Breaking History," to talk about the media obsession and hatred of his father-in-law President Trump, out-of-touch elites, media irrelevance, how COVID was used to hurt Trump's 2020 campaign, Dr. Fauci's retirement and politicalization of science, whether Trump runs in 2024, the hypocrisy in DC, fighting with Bannon, responding to the latest media nonsense on the Mar-a-Lago raid and his book, the process of writing a book about his time in the White House, and more. Then, Bryan Dean Wright, host of the "President's Daily Brief" podcast, joins to talk about the real story behind the "classified" documents taken in the Trump raid, what may happen with the affidavit ruling coming up, Merrick Garland politicizing the DOJ, whether the FBI needs to be disbanded, and more. And then Mike Davis, founder of the Article III Project, joins to discuss the legal path ahead for President Trump after the FBI raid, the misreporting about the legality of "classified" documents, the behavior of the national archivist, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

1hr 35mins

23 Aug 2022

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250 Mike Davis: On Purpose

Humans of Purpose

Mike DavisMike is Head of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at Infoxchange and also Chief Podcaster at Humans of Purpose. Infoxchange is a not-for-profit social enterprise that has been delivering technology for social justice for over 30 years. We are currently hiring for a Strategic Communications and Engagement Manager in my team, if you are a strategic communicator, inspiring storyteller and partnership builder please check out the job ad and get in touch!Our SponsorsWe are proudly sponsored by Neon Treehouse, the best digital agency on the planet earth. Delicious and healthy soda Kreol is the official drink of Humans of Purpose. Promotional PackagesOur promotional packages enable us to amplify purpose-driven and socially impactful organisations and enables you to reach our global listener audience comprising over 10,000 episode listens per month and our growing social media community. This is your chance to connect with our wonderful socially conscious audience of whom 76% are 25-44 years old and 74% are senior professionals in their field. We offer up to 10 opportunities per year for values aligned organisations to do so, with just a few opportunities left for 2022. Join the great folks at Creative Natives, Strategic Grants, SAMSN and more to book your 2022 Humans of Purpose promotional package. Click here to learn more about collaborating on a custom campaign package that will get you the results you seek and pop us a note at mike@humansofpurpose.com.HoP MembershipWelcome to our 30% off winter sale! Until the end of August you can sign up as a monthly or annual Humans of Purpose member like our rock star supporters Andrew 1, Andrew 2, Chris, Nikki, Margaret, Ben, Misha and Sarah at a significant discount. You'll get the following awesome perks in return each and every week:Advertising-free all episodesFull transcripts of all episodes5 Key Insights from all episodesAudio notes on all episodesBrokered intros to all podcast guestsHelp us ensure the sustainability of Humans of Purpose. Sign up here via our new member platform, Supercast.Hot Ko-fi?We've just joined up to Ko-fi, a great little site that enables you to shout us a coffee (about $5) if you particularly enjoyed this podcast episode or have been enjoying Humans of Purpose more generally. You can do so as a one-off or on a monthly basis! Just click here to share your gratitude. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


25 Jul 2022