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Forging a new left agenda in the midst of our neoliberal hellscape -- Join us weekly for the best news and analysis from a left perspective.

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Forging a new left agenda in the midst of our neoliberal hellscape -- Join us weekly for the best news and analysis from a left perspective.

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Sophisticated and principled

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Truly great guests and the conversations are intellectual without being intimidating or inaccessible. Highly recommended.

One of the most intellectually and politically challenging podcasts

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One of the most intellectually and politically challenging podcasts I have listed to.

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202 Ratings
Average Ratings
157
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5
3
24

Sophisticated and principled

By dprux - Jan 30 2020
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Truly great guests and the conversations are intellectual without being intimidating or inaccessible. Highly recommended.

One of the most intellectually and politically challenging podcasts

By Sclurdnjaj - Nov 02 2018
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One of the most intellectually and politically challenging podcasts I have listed to.
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Forging a new left agenda in the midst of our neoliberal hellscape -- Join us weekly for the best news and analysis from a left perspective.

Rank #1: Ep. 40: Naglemania & The Dirtbag Left w/ Angela Nagle and Amber A'Lee Frost

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Joining me this week are Angela Nagle and Amber A'Lee Frost. We discuss the dirtbag left, the culture wars and the kind of socialism for normies that is so badly needed. Tune in for Naglemania and stay for the Frostival. ... yeesh... just listen, ok?

Dateline ABC segment on the Kill All Normies Documentary: http://abcnews.go.com/US/documentary-alt-sheds-light-movements-alleged-roots/story?id=52420449

Readings mentioned on the show:
-Mark Fisher, "Exiting the Vampire Castle," http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=11299
-Mark Fisher, "Why Mental Health is a Political Issue," https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jul/16/mental-health-political-issue
-Nina Power, "In Memoriam," https://ninapower.net/2018/01/13/in-memoriam-mark-fisher-january-13th/
-G.M. Tamás, "Telling the Truth About Class," http://www.grundrisse.net/grundrisse22/tellingTheTruthAboutClass.htm

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Jan 19 2018

1hr 49mins

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Rank #2: What Happened to the Anti-War Left? w/ Brad Simpson

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Where has the anti-war movement gone? Joining us to answer that question is Brad Simpson, a longtime antiwar activist, and scholar of imperialist misadventure. We delve into the latest aggression by the Trump administration in Iraq and develop a genealogy of the antiwar movement from the 1980s to the present.

Is the antiwar movement dead? Not entirely -- and the news is certainly not all bad. Tune in to find out why.

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Jan 08 2020

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Rank #3: What Is Neoliberalism, Anyway? w/ Luke Savage

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Newsflash: The neoliberals don't believe in neoliberalism. Luke Savage, staff writer at Jacobin and contributor at Current Affairs, argues that this unwillingness to recognize neoliberalism as the dominant ideology of wishy-washy liberalism indicates its success as an ideology. But WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Tune in to find out.

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Nov 15 2019

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Rank #4: [Classic DPS] Ep. 9: Exiting the Culture Warrior Clusterf*ck w/ Angela Nagle

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I've come down with the Bubonic Plague this week, and I'm unable to speak. I'll be posting four of my greatest hits in between fits of fever and chills, starting with this classic interview with Angela Nagle.

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In this week's episode, I talk with Angela Nagle about the alt-right and how to exit the dead end of culture warrior politics. Angela's book, Kill All Normies: The Online Culture Wars from Tumblr and 4chan to the Alt-right and Trump, will be out from Zero Books in May.

We talk about the alt-right, alt-light, and the white nationalist elements of the movement. We discuss their tactics of baiting the left into street fights, and we finish with the desperate need for the left to develop better arguments for our complex times.

This interview is an abbreviated version. To hear the full version, subscribe to the Dead Pundits Society Patreon: www.patreon.com/deadpundits

See Angela's recent writings:
-"The New Man of 4-Chan," thebaffler.com/salvos/new-man-4chan-nagle
-"Paleocons for Porn," www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/paleocons-for-porn

Sep 14 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #5: The Bernie Effect, 2016-Present w/ Matt Karp

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Matt Karp joins us for this week's A-Side to talk about the prospects, barriers, and pitfalls of a Bernie Sanders candidacy and what impact he's had on American politics since the 2016 Democratic Party primary race. Matt is an associate professor of history at Princeton and the author of many articles assessing the Bernie wave. Catch his recent thoughts in the latest Jacobin Magazine and in a forthcoming essay in The Nation.

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Mar 14 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: [Anti-Essentialism Series] Ep 1 - What Is Class and Why Does it Matter? w/ Vivek Chibber

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We're currently in between Season 1 and Season 2, so we've decided to take the opportunity to reproduce the "Anti-Essentialism Series" from the summer of 2017 in a more linear and coherent fashion. Old and new listeners, alike, will benefit from this presentation that will unfold over the next week, which develops a critical analysis of the relationship between capitalism and the creation of marginalized identities (race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.)

Episode 1 will revisit my discussion with Vivek Chibber: "What is class and why does it matter?"

We discuss Vivek's article from Catalyst, Vol 1, Issue 1, called "Rescuing Class from the Cultural Turn," https://catalyst-journal.com/vol1/no1/cultural-turn-vivek-chibber

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Apr 24 2018

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Rank #7: Ep. 22: Race, Class and DSA w/ Adolph Reed, Jr

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Joining me to discuss race, class and the Democratic Socialists of America is Adolph Reed, Jr. He's a prolific commentator on black politics and has been on the socialist left for 50 years, so he's just the man to talk to about the upcoming DSA convention. In particular, we'll be addressing the proposal to establish an autonomous "Afro-socialist and Socialists of Color Caucus." The full resolution can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P0FbY9YTM-UlVwTzRSTGhQRG8/view

This is a shortened version of my interview with Adolph Reed, Jr. To get access to the full 2+ hours, subscribe to my patreon: www.patreon.com/deadpundits

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Jul 28 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #8: [Classic DPS] Ep. 15: The Panthers Can't Save Us Now w/ Cedric Johnson

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My final installment of "Classic DPS" this week comes from Cedric Johnson. This was a great interview and it's an even greater essay, which has since been made available for free on the Catalyst website: https://catalyst-journal.com/vol1/no1/panthers-cant-save-us-cedric-johnson
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In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the topic of "race and class" has been widely debated amongst socialists and progressives. Joining me this week to build on this discussion is Cedric Johnson, Associate Professor of African American Studies at University of Illinois-Chicago. He has an article in the first issue of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy called "The Panthers Can't Save us now: Anti-Policing Struggle & The Limits of Black Power." We discuss the current fad of romanticizing the Black Power moment, and highlight the limitations of this era in terms of forging a political strategy for today.

Cedric's book, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders can be found here: www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/b…to-race-leaders

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Sep 18 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: Neoliberalism: What is it? Where did it come from? w/ Ray Kiely [UNLOCKED]

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This is Part One of our series on neoliberalism. Joining us to break down the history, theory, and political economy of neoliberalism is Ray Kiely, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London. We discuss his latest book The Neoliberal Paradox, and Ray offers some insight about what neoliberalism means for the future of both left- and right-wing political movements.

The Neoliberal Paradox will be out in paperback in late summer 2019, but hardcover copies (quite pricey) can be purchased here: www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-neoliberal-paradox
-- or, better yet, support your local public or university library.

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Apr 05 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #10: Why Are Progressives Wrong About Warren? w/ Ben Burgis

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[This B-Side has been unlocked due to the suggestion and generosity of our Patreon supporters.]

Ben Burgis joins us for the B-Side to give progressives an argument about the crucial distinctions between Warren and Sanders. Why are liberals flocking to the Warren camp? Can Bernie pull it off? Tune in to find out.

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Oct 09 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: Progressivism vs. Democratic Socialism: Battle Royale 2020 w/ Steve Maher

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This is the audio version of this week's A-Side Video Episode. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFtfARawIgY

In this episode of Dead Pundits Society, we tackle the most important distinction between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- that is, Democratic Socialism vs. Progressivism. Why is it that Progressivism cannot achieve what it sets out, and why does democratic socialism offer the fix for progressivism's shortcomings? Tune in to find out.

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Nov 06 2019

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Rank #12: Ep. 56: The Meaning of Democratic Socialism w/ Benjamin Studebaker

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What is the meaning of Democratic Socialism? In the wake of both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory and Cynthia Nixon’s claim that she identifies as a democratic socialist, activists and political actors of all stripes are circling the wagons as they attempt to carve out the meaning on democratic socialism. Joining us this week to hash out these questions is Benjamin Studebaker, a PhD student in Politics at Cambridge University, whose blog pieces claiming that “the left is not a church” caused quite a stir a few months ago. Tune in for a discussion on how socialists should engage with this exciting moment.

-We referenced Michael Kinnucan’s excellent piece, “Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won,” towards the end of the episode: https://jacobinmag.com/2018/06/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-election-crowley-democratic-socialists

-Find Studebaker’s most relevant pieces here: “The Left is not a Church,” https://benjaminstudebaker.com/2018/04/28/the-left-is-not-a-church/

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“The Church Left is Proving My Point,” https://benjaminstudebaker.com/2018/04/29/the-church-left-is-proving-my-point/

The B-Side to this episode will launch in a couple of days. To get access to that subscriber-only content and our entire back catalog, join the Society at www.patreon.com/deadpundits

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Jul 13 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #13: What Black Life Actually Looks Like w/ Cedric Johnson

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Joining us this week to talk about the complexity of black political life and how much of the dominant discourse on “race and class” misses this complexity is Cedric Johnson. In the A-side, we discuss his latest essay “What Black Life Actually Looks Like” and analyze a recent debate that played out in the pages of New Politics on race and class. 



-What is the notion of “black exceptionalism” and how does it get in the way of producing adequate theories of not only black liberation but the liberation of all?
-What is the “racial ‘we’” and how is it deployed to reproduce models of black exceptionalism?
-What kind of politics do we need to finish the struggles of the Reconstruction era to the present? 

In the B-Side that follows, available for patrons of DPS, we discuss the New Deal — was it racist and do universal policies serve to reproduce racial inequities? Lastly, what should socialists make of the ADOS and Reparations movements? 

Cedric Johnson is one of the best commentators on these topics, so tune in and get smart!

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Essays mentioned in this episode:


-Cedric Johnson, “What Black Life Actually Looks Like,” https://jacobinmag.com/2019/04/racism-black-lives-matter-inequality
-Cedric Johnson, “Reparations Isn’t a Political Demand,” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/03/cedric-johnson-brian-jones-ta-nehisi-coates-reparations
-Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “The Consequences of Forgetting,” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/05/reparations-slavery-racism-united-states-foundation

-Kim Moody, “Cedric Johnson and the Other Sixties’ Nostalgia, “https://newpol.org/cedric-johnson-and-the-other-sixties-nostalgia"
-Mia White, “In Defense of Black Sentiment,” https://newpol.org/issue_post/in-defense-of-black-sentiment/
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May 09 2019

59mins

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Rank #14: The Anti-LARPers Manifesto w/ Freddie deBoer

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On this week’s episode, Freddie deBoer and I analyze the hyper-woke, virtue-signaling sect of the left, which has claimed an insignificant segment of cyberspace as its sovereign territory in absence of any real power in society. We also share our thoughts about campus activism, the “No Platform” technique and left censorship. Resist the allure of LARP culture and learn how to win a real socialist platform. Tune in to find out how. 



Freddie’s article, “Why We Should Fear University Inc” can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/magazine/why-we-should-fear-university-inc.html?_r=0

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Apr 20 2017

55mins

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Rank #15: Should Billionaires Exist? ft. Luke Savage

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Find the video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxi-Lx2EaxE

Should billionaires exist? What do the different approaches to extreme wealth between Sanders and Warren say about each of their prospects as a serious candidate who can deliver big, structural change?

Luke Savage, staff writer at Jacobin and regular contributor at Current Affairs, joins us to break it all down.

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Nov 15 2019

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Rank #16: The Impeachment Debacle w/ Christian Parenti

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Christian Parenti joins us to talk about the Democrats and their moronic impeachment process.

Christian's latest, "Impeachment Without Class Politics: An Autopsy" can be found here: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/01/impeachment-class-politics-emolument-constitution

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Jan 21 2020

52mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 31 (Part 1): Make State Theory Great Again w/ Rafael Khachaturian

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Joining me this week to talk about Marxian and Neo-Marxian State Theory is Rafael Khachaturian, a scholar and research associate at the University of Pittsburgh. We argue for the centrality of the capitalist state in our approach to achieving Socialism for Regular-Ass People, and we break down the concept of the state from Marx to Gramsci. 



What is the State? Why does it matter? What did Marx, Lenin, and others have to say about it? Tune in to find out.

Check out Rafael’s article that I mention early in the show here: “On Thinking With and Against the State,” http://logosjournal.com/2016/khachaturian-2/

In a couple of days, I will be posting the B-Side of this interview to the Patreon page. Get access to that content and much more for $5/month: www.patreon.com/deadpundits

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Oct 11 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 86: The ABCs of Capitalism w/ Vivek Chibber

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Joining us for this week's A-Side is Vivek Chibber, editor of Catalyst journal and author of the ABCs of Capitalism series by Jacobin. We discuss the pamphlets, their purpose, and our role as socialists in the current political moment. Chibber is always full of critical insights -- don't miss them!

Find out more about the ABCs of Capitalism here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/11/introducing-the-abcs-of-capitalism

Order the pamphlets here: https://jacobinmag.com/store/product/56

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Jan 02 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 20: R.I.P. Woke Neoliberal Feminism w/ Katie Halper

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Joining me this week to talk about woke, neoliberal feminism and gender essentialism is Katie Halper (@KTHalps), host of the Katie Halper Show. We go *in* on many un-dead pundits, from Sally Albright, Sady Doyle, Imani Gandy, Neera Tanden, and many more. Katie levels an interesting defense of caring about what happens on Twitter. Don't miss it.

Her article, "A Millennial Feminist Explains the New Feminism to a Boomer Feminist Philosopher," can be found here: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/a-feminist-millennial-explains-feminism-to-a-femin.html

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Jul 13 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #20: What is Neoliberalism in 2019? w/ Nick Kiersey

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Is everything neoliberal these days? Joining us to discuss the meaning and impact of neoliberalism in 2019 is Nick Kiersey, professor of political science at the University of Texas-Rio Grande. We discuss the controversial legacy and Foucault and what his insights might add to a discussion of the political-economic dimensions of neoliberalism and late capitalism.

Our recent series of public ownership begs an answer to the following question: if we seek to build a post-neoliberal society, what signposts might an analysis of contemporary neoliberalism provide in that effort? Tune in to find out!

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Aug 14 2019

1hr 30mins

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PREVIEW: WWMHD? What Would Michael Harrington Do? (And Should We Care?)

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This week, Adam and Ben are joined by Shawn Gude, editor-extraordinaire at Jacobin Magazine, to talk about the legacies of Michael Harrington and Eugene Debs and how some former DSA members are transforming them into the shape of Elizabeth Warren.

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Jo-Ann Mort's essay can be found here: https://democracyjournal.org/arguments/unlike-mike/

Aug 13 2020

15mins

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UNLOCKED: Facing the Post-Bernie Music w/ Dustin Guastella

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This subscriber-only episode has been unlocked due to the strong endorsement of our patrons. It's too important to stay behind a paywall, folks! Join the Dead Pundit Society to support this project and get access to exclusive weekly episodes like this one: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits

The squad is joined by Dustin Guastella, who is an organizer for the Teamsters, a member of Philly DSA, a frequent contributor to Jacobin Magazine, and owner of the best mustache on the socialist left. We discuss the post-Bernie moment and address the most pressing demands facing the socialist left in 2020 and beyond.

Aug 11 2020

1hr 27mins

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PREVIEW: Facing the Post-Bernie Music w/ Dustin Guastella

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The squad is joined by Dustin Guastella, who is an organizer for the Teamsters, a member of Philly DSA, a frequent contributor to Jacobin Magazine, and owner of the best mustache on the socialist left. We discuss the post-Bernie moment and address the most pressing demands facing the socialist left in 2020 and beyond.

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Aug 07 2020

15mins

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Three's a Crowd?

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Adam and Ben introduce a new co-host. The squad riffs on Bill Clinton's time on the "Lolita Express," assess the new "mask off" Democratic Party mainstream (unity, be damned), and top it off with a chat about teacher's strike action getting the goods.

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Aug 06 2020

47mins

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PREVIEW: Race Science Rides Again (and Again)

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Adam and Ben talk about the buffoonish attempt to resuscitate race science among the woke liberal elite and much more.

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Jul 31 2020

17mins

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The Intellectual and Political Legacy of Michael Brooks

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Adam and Ben move beyond eulogy and talk about the critical takeaways of Michael's approach to communicating socialist politics.

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We open with a clip from his Mill Series Lecture at Lafayette College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCWtjzKGQ90

The clip at the end is from an event will Dr. Cornell West for the Harvard School of Education Centennial Celebrations in early 2020.

Ben's eulogy can be found here: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/07/michael-brooks-tmbs

Jul 28 2020

1hr 29mins

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Michael Brooks, Presente!

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Adam says some words about what Michael Brooks means to the DPS family.

Love you all and be good to each other.

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Jul 22 2020

18mins

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What Does It Mean to Be a Socialist in 2020?

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Adam and Ben chew on some of the toughest questions facing the left in the summer of 2020 with style, class, and a whole lotta sass. Thanks for tuning into DPS, now airing exclusively on the WB in 1999.

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Jul 16 2020

1hr 15mins

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UNLOCKED: Canceling the Future w/ Matt Christman

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Adam is sick this week so we're unlocking last week's B-side for the masses. In the first half of this 2.5 hour behemoth of an episode, Adam and Ben discuss Matt Taibbi's cancellation. On the second half, they're joined by Matt Christman of the Chapo Trap Houses, who advises everyone to log off.

Log off, everyone.

Jul 10 2020

2hr 37mins

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Apocalypse Now-ish?

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On this week's A-side, Adam and Ben pray for a benevolent apocalypse and muse on the latest liberal moral panic and how socialists should respond to the endless stream of culture warrior nonsense.

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Jul 02 2020

1hr 25mins

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Advancing the Black Struggle Beyond Liberalism w/ Cedric Johnson

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Ben and Adam chop it up about the reaction of establishment Democrats to the latest rounds of racial unrest. In the second half, they're joined by Cedric Johnson who lays out a masterclass for thinking about how to conceptualize BLM, police violence, and transformative politics.

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-Check out Cedric's article written based on this episode's discussion: "The Triumph of Black Lives Matter and Neoliberal Redemption," https://nonsite.org/editorial/the-triumph-of-black-lives-matter-and-neoliberal-redemption

Jun 16 2020

2hr 19mins

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Economic Fuckeration and Faultlines w/ David Griscom

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David Griscom, producer and contributor from The Michael Brooks Show, joins us to talk about the economic aspects of the current crisis and outline where we might see the next upticks in struggle.

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Jun 03 2020

1hr 11mins

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PREVIEW: The Libs Are at It Again/Socialism and Free Speech Redux

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Adam and Ben discuss the pathetic state of the liberal political class and then move on to a lengthy discussion on antifa, free speech, and socialist strategy.

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May 29 2020

15mins

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Whither the DSA? w/ Briana Last

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Briana Last of Philly DSA and author of a recent piece assessing the state of DSA in the post-Bernie moment joins us to discuss these topics and more.

Find the article here: https://www.thebellows.org/the-dsa-after-bernie-at-a-crossroads/

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May 26 2020

1hr 32mins

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PREVIEW: Hoffa, Tankies, Radlibs and other Non-Controversial Topics

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On this week's B-Side, Adam and Ben discuss totally non-controversial topics.

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Find Briana Last's "Wither the DSA" here: https://www.thebellows.org/the-dsa-after-bernie-at-a-crossroads/

May 15 2020

10mins

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How to Save Workers from the COVID Slaughterhouse w/ Chris Brooks

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On this week's DPS, Adam and Ben discuss the libertarian hellscape crafted by the ruling class during the COVID crisis and then interview Chris Brooks from Labor Notes about the COVID slaughterhouse that state governments have planned for workers returning to the job and what we might do to prevent it.

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-"We Shouldn’t Need GoFundMe to Respond to Catastrophes. We Need a Strong Welfare State." https://jacobinmag.com/2020/05/gofundme-crowdfunding-coronavirus-covid-cancer-treatment/

-"The Hammer and the Dance: Why Reopening Now Will Kill," https://labornotes.org/2020/05/hammer-and-dance-why-reopening-now-will-kill

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May 13 2020

1hr 26mins

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PREVIEW: Cancel the Masses, Win a Majority(?)

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Adam and Ben take it to the B-Side and discuss the need for clear-eyed critique and optimism in equal measure, they discuss Ben's recent run-in with the liberal commentariat, and, finally, they end with some scotch-induced musings on the future of a socialist left worthy of its name.

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-The full Michael Albert clip can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2224&v=By4DOwLODXo&feature=emb_title

May 07 2020

7mins

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Season Four: Age of Aquarius

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Season Four of DPS is upon us. And this time -- it's for real.

Our new mystery co-host is introduced as we chat about cancel culture and building a left that can win in the post-Bernie era. THE AGE OF AQUARIUS IS UPON US!

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May 05 2020

1hr 27mins

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The Corona Virus and the Crisis This Time w/ Sam Gindin

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Sam Gindin joins us to talk about the post-Bernie and post-Sanders world in addition to an article on the COVID-19 crisis that recently appeared in The Bullet titled, "The Corona Virus and the Crisis This Time."

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Find the article here: https://socialistproject.ca/2020/04/coronavirus-and-the-crisis-this-time/

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Apr 29 2020

1hr 6mins

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[ICYMI] The Left After Bernie w/ Connor Kilpatrick and Philly DSA

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On this week's "In Case You Missed It," Connor Kilpatrick gives a post-mortem of the Bernie campaign for Philly DSA's virtual education series.

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Check out the original video on Philly DSA's YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEL0iFqjVxM

Apr 27 2020

31mins

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Sophisticated and principled

By dprux - Jan 30 2020
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Truly great guests and the conversations are intellectual without being intimidating or inaccessible. Highly recommended.

One of the most intellectually and politically challenging podcasts

By Sclurdnjaj - Nov 02 2018
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One of the most intellectually and politically challenging podcasts I have listed to.