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Struggle Session

Struggle Session is the world's finest politics and pop culture podcast. Leslie Lee III and Jack Allison wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern America. We talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

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179 - Midsommar

On today's episode Jack, Shannon, and Leslie discuss Ari Aster's latest relationship drama Midsommar. Did Christian really do anything wrong? We discuss that plus the Folk Horror genre.Tune: Current Joys - New FleshNote: Google had some of the character names wrong, so we mixed up Josh and Mark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 67 - Donald Glover/Childish Gambino w/ Trevor Beaulieu

Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesessionOn today's Struggle Session we're joined by T. of Champagne Sharks for a discussion on the career of actor/writer/musician Donald Glover. We talk Community :| Atlanta :)Camp :/ "Awaken, My Love!" :D and more!https://www.patreon.com/champagnesharksTunes: Childish Gambino - Redbone (kmlkmljkl remix), Childish Gambino - Different Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 22mins

11 May 2018

Rank #2

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189 - Truth Session w/ Brace Belden and Liz Franczak of TrueAnon

See Struggle Session with Street Fight Live Indy 8/26, Detroit 8/27, and Chicago 8/30: http://bit.ly/sfxssFinally the Epstein episode. Brace and Liz of TrueAnon join us as we get to the bottom of the case.https://soundcloud.com/trueanonpodTune: Haleiwa - Crossroads [https://haleiwa.bandcamp.com/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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163 - Avengers: Endgame

Struggle Session and The Katie Halper Show will be live in New York on May 10th with Matt Taibbi, Jamie Peck, and Jake Flores! Get tickets here: bit.ly/seshnyOn today's episode, we talk about the culmination of the first 10 years of the movie series that will keep going for the rest of our lives, Avengers: Endgame.Tune: Hooded Fang - Trasher https://hoodedfang.bandcamp.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 8mins

4 May 2019

Rank #4

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218 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Subscribe at http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.comJack and Leslie give their thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.Tune: Ratfucker - Fist of the North Star [https://ratfucker.bandcamp.com]★ Support this podcast ★ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 29mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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162 - Metal Gear Solid w/ Felix Biederman

Live tour: Milwaukee 10/3, Cleveland 10/4, Detroit 10/5. Tickets: http://shop.bazizio.comOn today's Struggle Session Felix Biederman (Chapo Trap House) joins us to discuss Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear! We go through all the games and break down why it's one of the best video game series of all time.Intro track: Yung Kartz - Intranet https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Yung_Kartz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 18mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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222 - Uncut Gems w/ Matt Christman

Support the show and get bonus episodes like this at http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.comOn today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by Matt Christman (Chapo Trap House) to discuss Uncut Gems, the latest edge-of-your-seat vibe thriller from the Safdie Brothers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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142 - Ilhan Omar Was Right w/ Rachel Millman

On today's Struggle Session we're joined by Rachel Millman of Wrestlesplania to celebrate the death of Amazon's New York did, tell you why fare jumping is cool, and defend heroes Ilhan Omar and Adam Friedland from the villainous Chelsea Clinton.Intro: Katie Halper destroys Laura Ingraham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BuX0Fhs5FgTune: Weeknight - "Outside the Pale" http://weeknightmusic.bandcamp.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

16 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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229 - hoarsewisperer.com

Support the show and get two bonus episodes a week at http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.comIn this episode Jack discusses the origins of his new political news and opinion website hoarsewisperer.com.Tune: Muskets - Colourview [https://muskets.bandcamp.com] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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233 - Russiagate Forever w/ Aaron Maté

Jack's sick so Aaron Maté (Push Back) joins us to discuss the latest developments in Russiagate and the first victim of the Disney/Marvel wars.Check out Aaron's show at https://www.patreon.com/aaronmate and https://thegrayzone.com/pushback/Tune: Leonardo's Robot - Nothing to Fear [https://leonardosrobot.bandcamp.com/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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52 - Providence w/ Will Menaker

In honor of the release of Chapo Trap House's book release tomorrow (which you can order http://chapotraphouse.com/book/) we're unlocking our great episode with Will! Get this and other bonus episodes at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesessionOn this special Struggle Session book club episode, we're joined by Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House to discuss Alan Moore and Jacen Burrow's Lovecraft cycle. We dive deep into the dark corners and cosmic horrors of The Courtyard, Neonomicon, and Providence.Tunes: Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow - The Alien, Bauhaus - Dark Entries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

20 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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165 - Meltdown May

On today's Struggle Session we round out some of the best meltdowns of Meltdown May so far, including Nate Silver, Alyssa Milano, and Daenerys Targaryen.Read Leslie's article on Dany's slay queen moment here: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/game-of-thrones-an-american-parable/Tune: Narrow Head - Cool in Motion https://narrowheadtx.bandcamp.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

18 May 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 27 - Star Wars Is Dead

Tonight! Check out the Struggle Session Live Telethon at http://www.twitch.tv/strugglession 8ET/5PTOn this special episode, we finally dive deep into Star Wars. Why we loved the Lucas' version, why we hate Disney's, and why its downfall is really the fan's fault.Enjoy, and don't forget to subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesessionTune:King Woman - Deny Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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212 - You Don't Have To

Get two bonus episodes each week at http://patreon.com/struggle session and http://strugglesession.substack.comOn today's episode Jack and Leslie go down a list of things you've been told to do online that you really, really don't have to do.Tune: Way Out - Arc of Descent - Healer [https://wayoutband.bandcamp.com/] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

39mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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157 - Good Mode

Struggle Session will be live in New York on May 10th, get tickets here: http://bit.ly/seshnyOn today's Struggle Session, Jack and Leslie catch up, announce our next live show, talk about the Joker trailer and WrestleMania, and give our second impressions of Sekiro.Tune: The Daysleepers - Creationhttps://thedaysleepers.bandcamp.com/album/creation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

13 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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149 - Scarface/Cocaine Cowboys w/ Michael Brooks

Stoked for this episode! Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession to get more deep dives.Say hello to our little friend Michael Brooks as he joins us to discuss Brian De Palma's 1983 crime epic Scarface alongside Cocaine Cowboys, the 2006 documentary about the real life Miami drug trade that inspired the film.Get Michael's show at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS/Tune: Daniele Nonne - Tony's Theme cover Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

14 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Vampire Castle - Interview with the Vampire w/ Jamie Peck

Support the show at patreon.com/strugglesessionOn today's special Struggle Session, Jamie Peck of The Antifada joins us to discuss Neil Jordan's wonderful Anne Rice adaptation, Interview with the Vampire. Lestat or Louis? The choice is obvious.Listen to Jamie's show at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada/Tune: Jonathan Davis - Slept So Long Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 12mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #17

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208 - Snowpiercer/Parasite w/ Corey J. White

Get bonus episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession and http://strugglesession.substack.comOn today's Struggle Session we're joined by science fiction author Corey J. White to discuss two fantastic films by Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer and Parasite.Get Corey's newsletter at http://nothing.substack.com/Tune: Candy - 소유 [https://candyyyyyyyy.bandcamp.com/album/virgin-blues] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 2mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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161 - Ozymandias Move w/ Katie Halper

Struggle Session and The Katie Halper Show will be live in New York on May 10th with Matt Taibbi, Jamie Peck, and Jake Flores! Get tickets here: bit.ly/seshnyOn today's Struggle Session, Katie Halper joins us to preview the live show, talk about the fall of Beto/rise of Buttigieg, and predict the coming of the Biden Bros.Tune: Mass of the Fermenting Dregs - 青い、濃い、橙色の日 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

58mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 74 - "I Love You, Palestine with Sarah Silverman" w/ Abby Martin

You can support us and our content at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesessionOn this episode of Struggle Session we're joined by journalist Abby Martin (Media Roots, The Empire Files). We talk about the horrific assault on Gaza and propaganda campaign that followed, her appearances on the Joe Rogan show, Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation series, and the US government's numerous attacks on her work.Support Abby's work and listen to Media Roots at https://www.patreon.com/mediarootsradioTune: Ganser - Touch Insensitive (https://ganser.bandcamp.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

9 Jun 2018

Rank #20