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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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A PhD course in state theory and contemporary left strategy

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This show is not a podcast. It’s a miracle. It’s a veritable PhD course in state theory and contemporary left strategy.

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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A PhD course in state theory and contemporary left strategy

By NervousFishdown II - Aug 08 2019
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This show is not a podcast. It’s a miracle. It’s a veritable PhD course in state theory and contemporary left strategy.

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: 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 #3: [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 #4: The Racial and Political Legacy of the New Deal w/ Richard Walker

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Joining us this week is Richard Walker, professor emeritus at UC-Berkeley and director of the Living New Deal. We discuss the legacy of the New Deal and address whether or not it can be said to have caused segregation. Did African Americans benefit from these policies? Does the allegedly racist nature of the New Deal and the way it is said to have excluded black workers mean that Bernie Sanders's invocation of it as a model for democratic socialism is flawed?

Tune in and find out.

Articles mentioned:
-Richard Walker, "The New Deal Didn't Create Segregation," https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/the-color-of-law-richard-rothstein-review
-Richard Rothstein, "How the Federal Government Deepened Segregation," https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/rothstein-segregation-color-of-law-new-deal
-Larry DeWitt, "The Decision to Exclude Agricultural and Domestic Workers from the 1935 Social Security Act," https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v70n4/v70n4p49.html

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Jul 10 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 60: Socialism, Leninism, and Dual Power w/ Ed Rooksby

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Back on the Dead Pundits Society is Ed Rooksby, who teaches politics at Ruskin College. This behemoth of an episode tackles some of the most pressing questions facing socialists today: what do we mean by a socialist transition and what are some of the historical examples? We tackle the myth and reality of "dual power" and compare it with the prospects of a democratic road to socialism.

This episode is dense, but the pay-off is enormous. Listen up and take notes -- this is Rooksbyism for the 21st Century.

Ed's blog can be found here: https://edrooksby.wordpress.com

The B-Side to this episode will be dropping early next week. To get access, subscribe today at www.patreon.com/deadpundits

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Aug 03 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #6: 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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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: The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism w/ Rune Møller Stahl

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Joining us this week to talk about the morbid symptoms of the post-neoliberal interregnum is Rune Møller Stahl, post-doc at the University of Copenhagen. We discuss his new paper wherein he argues that we are in the midst of a Gramscian "interregnum," or a highly volatile transitional period between global orders. This interpretation has tremendous consequences for the socialist left.

Become a supporter of DPS Media by becoming a patron today: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits

Find Rune's paper here:
-"Ruling the Interregnum: Politics and ideology in nonhegemonic times," https://polsci.ku.dk/ansatte/PHD/?pure=da%2Fpublications%2Fruling-the-interregnum(4bfcc727-e0e5-47f1-82b7-f1841817d427).html

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Aug 21 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: The Long, Strange History of Public Ownership in the U.S. (and Beyond) w/ Thomas Hanna

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Thomas Hanna joins us to discuss the past, present, and promise of public ownership in the United States. Thomas is co-director of the Democracy Collaborative in Washington, DC where he thinks and writes about expanding forms of democratic ownership. These topics are of interest to socialists across the globe, so tune in and don't miss out!

Learn more about Our Common Wealth here: https://democracycollaborative.org/content/our-common-wealth-return-public-ownership-united-states

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Aug 27 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #10: Building Socialism with and Beyond Bernie w/ Meagan Day

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Meagan Day, staff writer at Jacobin Magazine, joins us to talk about the immense challenges, dilemmas, and opportunities presented to us by the Bernie wave. We address some recent controversy kicked up by her some of her articles that are critical of Elizabeth Warren, and assess the chances of Joe Biden in the long haul of the Democratic Party primary.

Bernie needs us, and we need him to further this wave into a meaning socialist agenda. Tune in to hear more.

This week's B-Side will air for patrons on Friday. To support DPS Media and receive access to our weekly bonus episodes, join up at http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits

--> Don't miss the latest installment of Democratic Socialism 101 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6rCna62VTYlFRSF-SrAOkCWg72ICji4z

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Jun 05 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #11: Science, the Labor Movement, and the Green New Deal w/ Leigh Phillips

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Joining us this week to talk about the importance of placing science and the labor movement at the center of the movement for a Green New Deal is Leigh Phillips, author of Austerity Ecology and the Collapse-Porn Addicts (Zero, 2015) and The People's Republic of Wal-Mart, co-authored with Michal Rozworski (Verso, 2019).

We discuss the scope and shape of a socialist Green New Deal, what kind of clean energy will be necessary, and critique the way that some progressives and socialists have gone about arguing for a green ecological movement.

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Leigh's latest writings on the topic can be found here:

-"Planning the Earth System: A Call for a Global Democracy," https://thebreakthrough.org/journal/no-11-summer-2019/planning-the-earth-system

-"The new, safer nuclear reactors that might help stop climate change," https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612940/the-new-safer-nuclear-reactors-that-might-help-stop-climate-change/

-"In Defense of Air Conditioning," https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/air-conditioning-climate-change-energy-pollution

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Jul 18 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #12: The Crisis in Venezuela, Real and Imagined w/ Timothy Gill

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Joining us this week to talk about the Venezuelan crisis (both real and imagined) is Timothy Gill, political sociologist at University of North Carolina - Wilmington. We break down the crisis, assess the phony border standoff, discuss the realities of foreign aid and US imperialism, and offer some suggestions for how we might escape these impasses.

Is Maduro a dictator?
Should he allow in USAID?
What should be the socialist demands with respect to Venezuela?

Tune in and find out.

Find Timothy Gill's recent writings here:
-"Why is the Venezuelan Government Rejecting U.S. Food Supplies?," https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/02/22/why-is-the-venezuelan-government-rejecting-u-s-food-supplies/

-"How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela" (with Rebecca Hanson), https://www.thenation.com/article/venezuela-washington-funded-counterrevolution/

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Feb 26 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: [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 #14: 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 #15: [Anti-Essentialism Series] Ep 2 - The Panthers Can't Save Us Now w/ Cedric Johnson

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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 2 will feature my interview with Cedric Johnson on the legacy of black power politics and its impact on our current struggles against racism.

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 the 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.

Find out more about Catalyst here: jacobinmag.com/2017/05/announcing-catalyst

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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Apr 25 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: [Anti-Essentialism Series] Ep 4 - Diversity vs. Inequality w/ Walter Benn Michaels

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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.)

Joining me this week to continue our Anti-Essentialism Series is Walter Benn Michaels. We talk about the transformation of race science to cultural essentialism, and why we love diversity and hate inequality. Walter is a distinguished literary and social critic, and one of the leading theorists of anti-essentialism, so you won't want to miss this interview.

Walter's most relevant book, The Trouble with Diversity, can be found here: www.amazon.com/Trouble-Diversity…ity/dp/0805083316

-"The Political Economy of Anti-Racism," http://nonsite.org/article/the-political-economy-of-anti-racism

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Apr 27 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 85: Un-making Global Capitalism w/ Sam Gindin

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Sam Gindin joins us today for a 2-hour juggernaut of a chat about the fight against capitalism and the requirements of a successful socialist project. Sam worked with the Canadian Auto Workers for many decades before co-authoring many articles and books with Leo Panitch, one of which, The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso, 2012), won the Deutscher Prize.

We discuss the nine pillars of a successful socialist movement outlined in his article from 2016 titled, “Un-making Global Capitalism.” Although it is a couple years old, its themes are evergreen.



Sam’s relevant writings can be found here: 


-“Un-making Global Capitalism,” https://jacobinmag.com/2014/06/unmaking-global-capitalism



-“Building a Mass Socialist Party,” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/12/socialist-party-bernie-sanders-labor-capitalism/

-"GM Oshawa: Making Hope Possible," https://socialistproject.ca/2018/12/gm-oshawa-making-hope-possible/

-Socialist Bullet: https://socialistproject.ca/

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Dec 20 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 35: Whiteness, Racial Bias & the Left w/ Jesse Singal

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Joining me this week to talk about whiteness, racism, and the left is Jesse Singal. Jesse is a contributing writer for New York Magazine and the Daily Intelligencer Blog. Continuing DPS’s longstanding theme of anti-essentialism, we discuss the way in which a homogeneous “whiteness” is used to poorly explain the outbreak of mass shootings. In the latter half of the interview, we discuss the themes in Jesse’s upcoming book, namely the intersection of social psychology, TED Talk culture, and social justice.

Find some of Jesse’s relevant writings here: 

-“Whiteness Doesn’t Cause Mass Shootings,” http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/whiteness-mass-shootings.html
-“Psychology’s Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn’t Up to the Job,” http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/psychologys-racism-measuring-tool-isnt-up-to-the-job.html

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Nov 17 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #20: Destroying Opponents with Logic and Reason w/ Ben Burgis

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Ben Burgis joins us this week to teach you how to destroy your opponents with logic and reason — j/k. Instead, we’ll attempt a perhaps even more laughable aim, which is to convince you that the left needs to reclaim actual logic for itself rather than ceding this territory to rightwing pundits who haven’t the slightest clue what they’re talking about. 



Adam was initially skeptical but was converted after reading the book — maybe you can be converted, too. Tune it for more!



-Learn more about the book: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/44903309-give-them-an-argument

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Jun 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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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

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PREVIEW: Contextualizing U.S. Aggression Against Iran w/ Kevan Harris

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This week's patron-exclusive episode provides a contextualization of recent events in Iran and offers up a challenge to some of the frameworks that proliferate among left spaces for understanding foreign policy. Our guest is Kevan Harris, a sociologist at UCLA who has spent many years studying all aspects of Iranian society and U.S. foreign policy in the region.

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Jan 17 2020

15mins

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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

51mins

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British Election Post Mortem w/ Callum Cant

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Labour activist, Callum Cant, joins us this week to deliver the British election post mortem. What's next for the democratic socialist movement in Britain and how do we explain this election failure? Crucially for socialists in the U.S., what do these election results mean for the Bernie Sanders campaign?

Tune in to find out.

Learn more about Callum's book, Riding for Deliveroo: https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/callum-cant-riding-deliveroo

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Dec 19 2019

1hr 2mins

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The Coming Class-Struggle Majority w/ Meagan Day

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Joining us for this week's B-Side is Meagan Day, staff writer at Jacobin. This episode was recorded last week, so pardon the late references to the British elections, etc., but everything we discussed is evergreen. Enjoy!

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Dec 11 2019

59mins

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British Election Showdown and the Fate of the Trans-Atlantic Left w/ James Meadway

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The outcome of this week's British elections has tremendous implications for the socialist movement worldwide. James Meadway, former economic advisor to John McDonnell, joins us to break down these stakes as well as what it means for the democratic socialist movement in the United States and beyond.

Articles mentioned:
-James Meadway, "Winning the General Election," https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/10/winning-the-general-election

-"The Future Is Unwritten: In These Final Few Days, Every Conversation Matters," https://novaramedia.com/2019/12/06/the-future-is-unwritten-in-these-final-few-days-every-conversation-matters/

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Dec 09 2019

50mins

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Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now w/ Jenny Brown

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Jenny Brown, author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now (Verso, 2019) joins us to break down the history, politics and strategy of the abortion rights movement. This interview is super fascinating, so be sure to tune in.

Find the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/610417/without-apology-by-jenny-brown/

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 15mins

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PREVIEW: Media Bias, Bolivia and the OAS, and Patron Q&A w/ Branko Marcetic

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Branko Marcetic joins us for this week's podcast to continue our discussion on media bias from the A-Side. Additionally, Branko introduces his latest article on the OAS's meddling in the Bolivian election and, lastly, we address some patron questions!

Become a supporter of DPS to hear the rest of this subscriber episode: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits (Direct episode link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31902621)

-"How the Leader of the OAS Became a Right-Wing Hawk—And Paved the Way for Bolivia’s Coup," http://inthesetimes.com/article/22181/oas-bolivia-coup-venezuela-maduro-trump-luis-almagro

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Nov 27 2019

19mins

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MSNBC Hates Bernie w/ Branko Marcetic

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Today we're joined by the author of a new study that definitively proves that MSNBC, the leading liberal taste-maker on cable news, both covers Bernie Sanders far less than other front runners and tends to focus on negative coverage (when they cover him at all).

Become a patron to hear an additional hour-long conversation, including a discussion on Bolivia and the OAS as well as further coverage of the 2020 primary: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits

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Nov 27 2019

28mins

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PREVIEW: Billionaires, Neoliberals & the Death of Capitalist Realism w/ Luke Savage

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The rhetoric building around the Democratic Party's primary race for 2020 offers the promise of destroying Capitalist Realism, which is hiding in the damnedest places so it turns out...

Luke Savage of Jacobin and Current Affairs joins us to break down the themes of the A-Sides and offer a way out of our neoliberal hellscape.

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Nov 15 2019

5mins

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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

26mins

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Should Billionaires Exist? ft. Luke Savage

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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

20mins

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Countering the Media's Lies About the Coup in Bolivia w/ Kevin Cashman

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The mainstream media is widely reporting that the coup in Bolivia (if they call it a coup, at all) was fomented by election fraud and other unsubstantiated "irregularities" in the vote count. Kevin Cashman from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) joins us to discuss a recent CEPR report refuting those claims.

Kevin's Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/AdamPr0ct0r/status/1193747470578311168

The CEPR Report: http://cepr.net/publications/reports/bolivia-elections-2019-11

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Nov 15 2019

28mins

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Why Wishy-Washy Progressivism *Will* Fail w/ Steve Maher [Teaser]

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Steve Maher joins us for the B-Side to discuss the dissolution of the New Deal order and why Progressives who seek to re-invigorate that era without tackling capitalism, head on, will necessarily fail.

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Nov 07 2019

5mins

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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

44mins

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Chile's Long Democratic Road to Socialism w/ René Rojas

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René Rojas joins us for the B-Side where we address the current Chilean political situation and discuss its leaders on the left, as well as break down the history of neoliberalism in Chile from the overthrow of Allende to present.

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Oct 31 2019

7mins

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Will Neoliberalism End in Chile? w/ René Rojas

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Joining us this week to break down the uprising in Chile is René Rojas, assistant professor at SUNY-Binghamton. We breakdown the political crisis in Chile and discuss the past, present, and future of neoliberalism in that country and beyond.

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Oct 31 2019

44mins

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The Socialist Straight Talk Express w/ M.V. Watson [B-Side]

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Joining us, once again, to discuss the latest Democratic Primary debate is guest co-host, M.V. Watson, who is a labor organizer and captain of the Socialist Straight Talk Express. We break down the latest debates, discuss the field as it's shaping up, and speculate about the future for the three front runners (including our sweet, sweet Grampa Bernie Sanders).

Thanks again to patrons of DPS for making this B-Side available for all. To support DPS Media and get access to weekly subscriber-only B-Sides, head over to http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits

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Oct 17 2019

1hr 12mins

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Patron Q&A - What If Warren Wins? Knocking the Hustle & More [B-Side]

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The patron Q&A is here! Thanks to all of you who asked questions and joined in on the YouTube live stream. I think we all had a lot of fun. Let me know if you'd like me to do this format more often.

Topics covered: Can Warren win? What do we do if she does? Should we run an independent socialist? What are my feelings on David Graeber? How has the prosperity and "hustle" gospel impacted young minds? What organizations are doing good work in the US? Is Warren a New Deal Democrat? And much, much more.

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Oct 11 2019

17mins

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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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A PhD course in state theory and contemporary left strategy

By NervousFishdown II - Aug 08 2019
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This show is not a podcast. It’s a miracle. It’s a veritable PhD course in state theory and contemporary left strategy.

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.