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State of the Revolution

State of the Revolution is a weekly broadcast bringing you discussions of big ideas and current events, stories from grassroots activists, interviews with community leaders and elected officials, with a focus on local activism and movement politics from a left perspective.

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#51 – Born To Drop Out

Michigan police are trying to cope with marijuana legalization, more 2020 campaigns are ending/slowly dying, Democrats formalize the impeachment inquiry, and Hillary Clinton is questioned about Epstein. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 14mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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#50 – The Chinese & The King

Founders Brewery has a colorblindness problem, Bernie rallies in Detroit with Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Jack White, and Rep. Katie Hill announces her resignation. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

59mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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#58 – The Mouse is All-Powerful

Here’s our review of Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 11mins

22 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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#67 – Biden and Bust

We talk about our experiences canvassing for Bernie in Lansing and his strategy for winning Michigan. Follow State of the Revolution on Twitter: @sotrpod @_jangkoon @caseyjonesmusic @decoratedshed Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 3mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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#54 – Apology Not Accepted (w/Linda Sarsour)

We talk about the new trans-friendly ID rules announced by Jocelyn Benson, the campaign to recall Rep. Inman in Grand Traverse, and we talk to Linda Sarsour about the 2020 presidential race and the future of the movement. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

45mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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#53 – Defying the Dingell Dynasty (w/Solomon Rajput)

We talk to Solomon Rajput about the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, #TooFarLeft, impeachment, quack doctors, and his campaign to represent Michigan’s 12th congressional district. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

59mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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#64 – Raising Nevada

We discuss Bernie’s recent win in New Hampshire, the upcoming shitshow in Nevada, Chuck Todd’s “brown shirts” comment, and the Rage Against the Machine reunion tour. Sorry for the verbal mess, we had a bit too much to drink. Follow State of the Revolution on Twitter: @sotrpod @_jangkoon @caseyjonesmusic @decoratedshed Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 2mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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#52 – OK, Booma (w/Brandon Betz)

We discuss the elections in Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia & Washington, evaluate Bernie Sanders’ new immigration platform, and debate the merits of the phrase recently popularized in online discourse. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 8mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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#56 – “We Did Some War Crimes”

We discuss the new Amazon/VICE film “The Report,” a drama based on the true story of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. Mancow gets waterboarded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUkj9pjx3H0 Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 7mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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TEASER: Springtime for Hitler

Become a patron today and get access to all bonus content at patreon.com/MichiganProgressive! Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

2mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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#57 – Comrade Greta’s Climate Squad

The DSCC & DCCC are failures, Senator Sanders rescinds his endorsement of Cenk Uygur, Democrats help pass Trump’s insane military budget, and Labour gets crushed in the UK. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 7mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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#65 – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Bernie Sanders wins big at the Nevada caucuses, MSNBC pundits start losing their minds, and we push ahead to South Carolina. Follow State of the Revolution on Twitter: @sotrpod @_jangkoon @zjreinha1329 @caseyjonesmusic @ajsahouri Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

55mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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#62 – Daring to Hope (w/Carly Hammond)

We talk to organizer Carly Hammond about gentrification, police militarization, environmental protection, the presidential election, and her campaign to represent Michigan’s 95th State House district. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon Follow State of the Revolution on Twitter: @sotrpod @_jangkoon @zjreinha1329 @decoratedshed

1hr 14mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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UNLOCKED: Organizing Renters (w/Brandon Betz)

Brandon Betz joins us to talk about the newly formed Lansing Tenants Union and the ongoing strike actions being mobilized in workplaces throughout the country. Follow State of the Revolution on Twitter: @sotrpod @_jangkoon @caseyjonesmusic @decoratedshed Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr

3 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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#49 – Democratic Thunderdome Round Four

Democratic candidates for president debate for the fourth time, #BernieIsBack with Squad endorsements, and President Trump does diplomacy good and smart. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 9mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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#46 – The Anti-Squad Strikes Back

Impeachment chaos, Rashida Tlaib, Son of Scalia, and labor strikes across the US. Rashida Tlaib likely to face challenger in 2020 — but beating her won’t be easy https://www.freep.com/in-depth/news/politics/elections/2019/09/26/rashida-tlaib-2020-election/2421658001/https://www.freep.com/in-depth/news/politics/elections/2019/09/26/rashida-tlaib-2020-election/2421658001/ Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | iTunes | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 2mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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UNLOCKED: Dana Nessel Interview

Out from behind the paywall, here’s our full interview with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel from last month! Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

33mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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#68 – Humanity Is Canceled

We talk about COVID-19, the Democratic debate, and the future of Bernie’s campaign. UPDATE: since recording this episode, Ohio has officially postponed their primary election Follow State of the Revolution on Twitter: @sotrpod @_jangkoon @detroitread @caseyjonesmusic @ajsahouri Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

51mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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#59 – We’re Off To A Great Start

We ring in the new year by discussing escalated tensions with Iran and the state of the Democratic primary. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon Follow State of the Revolution on Twitter: @sotrpod @_jangkoon @zjreinha1329 @caseyjonesmusic @ajsahouri @decoratedshed

1hr 21mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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#60 – A Report from Des Moines

We went to Iowa to knock on doors for our boy, Bernie Sanders. Subscribe to our podcast: RSS | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | GooglePlay | Pocket Casts | Patreon

1hr 7mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #20