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A Fresh Look at Everything

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A Fresh Look at Everything

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Much needed alternative

By Peripheral7 - May 02 2018
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Im in SoCal area and the Pacifica station here is mostly pseudo leftist- focused on identity politics almost exclusively- w not much strong reporting or discussions on political and economic factors which are more important regarding real living conditions for all working class folks. Hvnt noticed any 2018 casts. going to have more? Hope so..

Amazing!!!

By Akatora001 - Feb 01 2016
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A must listen to podcast on Marxism very insightful and a joy to listen to.

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24 Ratings
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4
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Much needed alternative

By Peripheral7 - May 02 2018
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Im in SoCal area and the Pacifica station here is mostly pseudo leftist- focused on identity politics almost exclusively- w not much strong reporting or discussions on political and economic factors which are more important regarding real living conditions for all working class folks. Hvnt noticed any 2018 casts. going to have more? Hope so..

Amazing!!!

By Akatora001 - Feb 01 2016
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A must listen to podcast on Marxism very insightful and a joy to listen to.
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Marxism Today

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A Fresh Look at Everything

Rank #1: Socialism and Communism

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Episode 3-11 Socialism and Communism Tony, Thad, and Red discuss the terms Socialism and Communism. Socialism and Communism (27 minutes, 25 MB) -Red

Dec 14 2014

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Rank #2: Episode 5-1: We’re all hipsters, and capitalism is using that to rip us off

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Hello Comrades, We’re back. It is a bit later than we were hoping, but nevertheless it’s here. For the the next while we may end up not meeting our usual every two weeks. But rest assured we’ll continue to put … Continue reading →

Feb 28 2016

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Rank #3: Is America Already Socialist?

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No, but are government programs like libraries and public utilities socialist programs?  Could they be a path to a new society?  How can you use them to talk to people about socialism? Is America Already Socialist? -Red

Nov 21 2016

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Rank #4: New Episode: Anarchy and Marxism

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You asked for an episode on Anarchy, and here it is.  Red and Tony discuss different types of Anarchy, it’s strengths and flaws, as well as some famous anarchists. Anarchy and Marxism 26Mbs, 28 Mins

Oct 25 2015

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Rank #5: Episode 4-3: The Black Panther Party

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Hey Everyone, This episode Red and I are discussing the Black Panther Party. We recorded this episode last week before the terrorist attack in Charleston, in case you’re wondering why we don’t mention it, since it is exactly the type … Continue reading →

Jun 21 2015

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Rank #6: Question 1: Isn’t socialism what they had in Russia, China, or Cuba?

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In this episode Red and I are joined by our good friend Thad, who asks us, “Isn’t socialism what they had in Russia, China, or Cuba?” Question 1 (38 minutes, 35 MBs) Links: http://www.worldsocialism.org/ http://www.socialism.com/ World Socialist Website Daily Audio … Continue reading →

Nov 17 2014

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Rank #7: Episode 4-8: Ideology

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Hello Everybody, This Episode Red and are I are discussing Ideology. This is an introduction to Ideology and the first in what will be a series of episodes dealing with the topic of Ideology. Episode 4-8: Ideology (55 mins, 51 … Continue reading →

Aug 30 2015

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Rank #8: Colby Does Marxism Today Part 1

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Red and Tony interview adult entertainment worker Colby Keller about his current project, the supreme court’s gay marriage decision, and the nature of marriage in our society. Colby Does Marxism Today Episode 4-6.  40 MB.  43 Minutes.

Aug 03 2015

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Rank #9: Capitalism and the Environment

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Red and Tony discuss the relationship between capitalism and the environment. Capitalism and the Environment 45 mins, 42 MBs

Sep 27 2015

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Rank #10: Episode 4-11: Manifesto Minute

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Hello Everyone, This episode Red and I read some messages you’ve sent us, and we discuss a passage from the Communist Manifesto. Episode 4-11: Manifesto Minute (42 mins 41 MBs) Links: A is for Atom Bomb by Steve Sheinkin -Tony

Oct 12 2015

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Rank #11: Ideology is Messy

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Ideology is not just sneaky, it’s also messy.  Thad, Tony, and Red continue their discussion on the Pervert’s Guide to Ideology and discuss how nobody has ideology under control and how it works in unforeseen ways. (32 MBs, 35 Mins) … Continue reading →

Dec 14 2015

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Rank #12: Episode 3-14: State and Revolution – the State and Transition

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We all read Lenin’s State and Revolution, and in this episode Red, Thad, and I discuss Lenin’s definition of the state, and the transition from capitalism to socialism. State and Revolution – the State and Transition (42 minutes, 38 MBs) … Continue reading →

Jan 25 2015

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Rank #13: Episode 3-17: Human Nature and the State

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Does Communism require an oppressive state to function?  Does Capitalism?  Does Human Nature make communism impossible?  What is the role of the State, and what do Marxists mean when they talk about it withering away?  Have Republicans been reading Engels? … Continue reading →

Mar 09 2015

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Rank #14: Episode 3-19: Non-compete agreements, model workers, and Decolonizing Time

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Hey Everyone, This episode Red and I discuss Amazon’s new non-compete agreements for their “workers”, a “model” working woman from Egypt, and the wonderful book Decolonizing Time by Nichole Shippen. Episode 3-19: Non-compete agreements, model workers, and Decolonizing Time ( 1 … Continue reading →

Apr 05 2015

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Rank #15: Is altruism necessary for socialism to work, and who will be the janitors in a socialist society

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In the episode Red Wagner, Tony Schmitt, and Thad discuss if altruism is necessary for the functioning of socialism, and who will be the janitors in a socialist society. Episode 3-12 (30 minutes, 28 MBs)

Dec 29 2014

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Rank #16: Red Education

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In this episode, we talk to Red Wagner about…Red Wagner and his views on education. Red Education  (49.1 MBs, 53 Minutes) Links: Watch the corporation on YouTube, free! (I did indeed go and watch it after we recorded this episode, and I … Continue reading →

Oct 19 2014

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Rank #17: Episode 4-16: Peaches

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Hey Everybody, This episode Red, Thad, and I did something a little different. We listened t0 the Presidents of the United States of America song Peaches (you can listen to here), and read a…post/article thing claiming it is a Marxist … Continue reading →

Dec 28 2015

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Rank #18: Episode 4-13: Dem Debate

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Hey Everybody, For something a little different Red and I watched last night’s (11-14-15) Democratic Party debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley. This episode is our comments and thoughts on the debate. Episode 4-13: Dem Debate (47 Mbs, … Continue reading →

Nov 16 2015

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Rank #19: Episode 3-16: The Falling Rate of Profit with guest Tom O’Brien

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Hey everybody, for this episode Red and I were joined by a very special guest, Tom O’Brien, who is the host of the wonderful From Alpha to Omega podcast. The three of us discuss Marx’s law of the tendency of … Continue reading →

Feb 22 2015

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Rank #20: Do Machines Create Value

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Episode 3-10 Do Machines Create Value? Tony, Thad, and I discuss the nature of value creation and machines & technology.  We also discuss functions of payment for post-scarcity commodities. Do Machines Create Value? (40 minutes, 37 MB) -Red

Dec 01 2014

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Pointless Jobs

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Hey Comrades, This episode Thad, Red, and I discuss pointless jobs. Again it will be 3 weeks until the next episode instead of the regular 2. Pointless Jobs Notes: David Graeber Article

Oct 17 2017

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Keys to Economic Prosperity

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Hello! So we had a bit of a gap in our releases. Sorry about that (we really do aim to have them regularly every two weeks, I promise), Red had gone on his honeymoon and the end of the summer … Continue reading →

Sep 25 2017

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Episode: The Third Industrial Revolution

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Hello all, In this episode Red, Thad, and I discuss the so called upcoming third industrial revolution and the possible futures that it could bring about. The Third Industrial Revolution -Tony

Aug 15 2017

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New Episode: Evergreen

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Hey there, New episode for you. This one we are discussing some issues that happened earlier in the year at Evergreen State College in Washington (state). We touch on lots of different topics from racism, to discourse, to tactics for … Continue reading →

Jul 31 2017

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Trump vs The World

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Howdy, This episode we’re discussing Trump’s foreign policy and more (where the conversation wanders around to). Apologies again for the electric noises, we recorded this immediately after the previous episode, so we were still unaware of the problem when we … Continue reading →

Jul 17 2017

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UK Elections

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Hello, So in an always timely manner we’re discussion the elections in the UK, that happened about a month ago. Nevertheless it’s a good discussion and one of us correctly predicts what did happen. Also apologies for the few … Continue reading →

Jul 03 2017

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Trump Land, Part 2

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Hello comrades, Here is part 2 of our discussion about Trump. First off I’d like to apologize about the eating sounds in the last, there are a few in this one that I wasn’t able to remove as well, so … Continue reading →

Jun 18 2017

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New Episode! Trump Land, Part 1

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Hey everyone, Been a while. You’ll notice that we say in this episode that we recorded this on the day of the French elections, which is a bit ago already. The reason for the lag is that we wanted to … Continue reading →

Jun 05 2017

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Episode 5-5: The Election

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Hi, This episode Red, Thad, and I discuss the election. Episode 5-5: The Election (39 Mbs, 51 mins) -Tony

Dec 05 2016

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Is America Already Socialist?

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No, but are government programs like libraries and public utilities socialist programs?  Could they be a path to a new society?  How can you use them to talk to people about socialism? Is America Already Socialist? -Red

Nov 21 2016

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Episode 5-3: Talking Hegemony with Elena Levy-Navarro

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Hello everyone, We’re back (and yes we will be resuming our regular every other week release schedule). This episode Red and I sat down with a former professor of mine, Elena Levy-Navarro, to discuss hegemony. Episode 5-3: Episode 5-3: Talking … Continue reading →

Nov 07 2016

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Episode 5-2: Douglas Lain

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Hello Comrades, This episode Red and I had the pleasure of speaking with Douglas Lain, author, the publisher of Zero Books, and host of the excellent Zero Squared (formerly Diet Soap) podcast. We discussed Zero Books, radical publishing, the dialectic, … Continue reading →

Apr 10 2016

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Episode 5-1: We’re all hipsters, and capitalism is using that to rip us off

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Hello Comrades, We’re back. It is a bit later than we were hoping, but nevertheless it’s here. For the the next while we may end up not meeting our usual every two weeks. But rest assured we’ll continue to put … Continue reading →

Feb 28 2016

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Episode 4-16: Peaches

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Hey Everybody, This episode Red, Thad, and I did something a little different. We listened t0 the Presidents of the United States of America song Peaches (you can listen to here), and read a…post/article thing claiming it is a Marxist … Continue reading →

Dec 28 2015

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Ideology is Messy

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Ideology is not just sneaky, it’s also messy.  Thad, Tony, and Red continue their discussion on the Pervert’s Guide to Ideology and discuss how nobody has ideology under control and how it works in unforeseen ways. (32 MBs, 35 Mins) … Continue reading →

Dec 14 2015

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Ideology is Sneaky

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In this episode Red, Tony and Thad talk about how ideology works in many different ways, often ways that are not apparent or secondary to it’s primary purpose.  We also discuss the Slavoj Zizek film, “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology”. … Continue reading →

Nov 30 2015

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Episode 4-13: Dem Debate

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Hey Everybody, For something a little different Red and I watched last night’s (11-14-15) Democratic Party debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley. This episode is our comments and thoughts on the debate. Episode 4-13: Dem Debate (47 Mbs, … Continue reading →

Nov 16 2015

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New Episode: Anarchy and Marxism

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You asked for an episode on Anarchy, and here it is.  Red and Tony discuss different types of Anarchy, it’s strengths and flaws, as well as some famous anarchists. Anarchy and Marxism 26Mbs, 28 Mins

Oct 25 2015

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Episode 4-11: Manifesto Minute

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Hello Everyone, This episode Red and I read some messages you’ve sent us, and we discuss a passage from the Communist Manifesto. Episode 4-11: Manifesto Minute (42 mins 41 MBs) Links: A is for Atom Bomb by Steve Sheinkin -Tony

Oct 12 2015

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Capitalism and the Environment

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Red and Tony discuss the relationship between capitalism and the environment. Capitalism and the Environment 45 mins, 42 MBs

Sep 27 2015

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iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
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4
2
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Much needed alternative

By Peripheral7 - May 02 2018
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Im in SoCal area and the Pacifica station here is mostly pseudo leftist- focused on identity politics almost exclusively- w not much strong reporting or discussions on political and economic factors which are more important regarding real living conditions for all working class folks. Hvnt noticed any 2018 casts. going to have more? Hope so..

Amazing!!!

By Akatora001 - Feb 01 2016
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A must listen to podcast on Marxism very insightful and a joy to listen to.