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Great Show!

By G%F - Sep 04 2018
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Excellent show hosted by the founders of Gods & Radicals. Ally and Rhyd provide a lot of great info and analysis.

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
1
1
0
1

Great Show!

By G%F - Sep 04 2018
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Excellent show hosted by the founders of Gods & Radicals. Ally and Rhyd provide a lot of great info and analysis.
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empires crumble

Latest release on Aug 01, 2020

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Podcast by Empires Crumble

Rank #1: Episode 17: Electoral Delusions

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Can a system really be changed from within? Is false hope a form of manipulation?
Alley and Rhyd discuss the American Situation, with an eye towards the larger problem facing climate activists around the world

Nov 21 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: Episode13: The New Dark Ages

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"The dark ages were really only dark for the rich..."

With more and more reports that "civilization" may end because of catastrophic climate change, we may be entering into a new "dark ages."

But is that really something to fear? Alley & Rhyd discuss the previous dark ages, as well as recent moments of civilizational collapse and ask, "why should we be afraid of the dark?"

Jun 06 2019

44mins

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Rank #3: Episode 14: Collective Delusions

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"We thought we had more time..."

With more and more news that the climate collapse is accelerating, it's time we seriously look at the pretty little lies we tell ourselves to keep ourselves going. Alley and Rhyd discuss some of these, including the latest leftist delusion, "Fully Automated Luxury Communism."

Jun 28 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: Episode 12: HERESY!

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Hannah Arendt, bell hooks, Slavoj Zizek...just a few names on an ever-growing list of philosophers that good leftists aren't "allowed" to read anymore because of something "problematic" they said.

In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss the "canceling" of artists, philosophers, and other creators and trace the roots of our obsession with "right belief" to the Christian wars against heresy and the Calvinist obsession with "faith" over "works."

Apr 13 2019

48mins

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Rank #5: EPISODE 15: CONSPIRACY!

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The official narratives of politicians, governments, and the media no longer hold the same power upon the people.
Conspiracy theories abound. But aren't governments technically conspiracies? And revolutions...those are too.
So how do we tell who's lying, who's in charge, and what's really a conspiracy and what's really just a theory? Or is that even possible?
And what if no one is actually behind these conspiracies at all?

Aug 18 2019

50mins

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Rank #6: Episode 11

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The revolution won't be tweeted...
From toxic "social justice" crusades to internal sabotage, "internet leftism" is destroying itself and fueling the far-right.
In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss the mechanisms of these problems and their roots in our alienation from ourselves and each other, and propose solutions to help the Left remember the real world that capitalist social media obscures.

Mar 15 2019

54mins

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Rank #7: EPISODE TEN: Anarchy & Art

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What's the relationship between anarchism and art? How do we create the kind of world we want to see? And how we learn to believe that we are "good enough?"
In this episode, Alley and Rhyd talk with guest Margaret Killjoy and share stories of how they became who they are.

Feb 17 2019

58mins

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Rank #8: Episode 16: [IM]MIGRANTS

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As climate catastrophe and capitalism's crises disrupt the ability of people to survive, migration will become the norm. Unfortunately, there are governments and people trying to stop them...
Alley and Rhyd look at the recent history of immigration and border laws, and explore the bind of immigrant workers exploited by capitalists twice over, as well as their own experiences with family and personal immigration.

Oct 10 2019

55mins

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Rank #9: Episode 09: Globalization & Globalism

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While many people have begun to use Globalization and Globalism inter-changeably, they are absolutely not the same thing. In this episode, Alley & Rhyd discuss the damage done by global Capital, the history of Globalization, the anti-semitic conspiracy theories of Globalism, and the solution: Internationalism.

Feb 05 2019

42mins

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Rank #10: Episode 18: General Strike!

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With the upsurge of interest in socialism and the complete failure of the judicial process to dethrone Trump, the idea of a General Strike seems to be on American's minds. But do they even know how one works?
Alley and Rhyd discuss the General Strike in France and why the US is much farther from such potential than most people understand.

Feb 20 2020

58mins

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Empires Crumble 23: It Can Happen Here

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Like a world championship chess player wearing a clown nose, Donald Trump has been able to convince liberals he's an idiot while setting them up for an impossible situation they cannot respond to...

Aug 01 2020

59mins

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Episode 22: Watch where you step

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Ecological, environmental, and governance crises are all related. Alley and Rhyd discuss the major aspects of each of these (climate problems, Black Lives Matter and the backlash against it, the rise of far right parties in Europe, and the massive job losses across the world) and their relationship to each other.

Jul 05 2020

57mins

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Episode 21: Uprising

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Events in the U.S have taken a turn for the revolutionary. But with Trump's threat to label Antifa as a terrorist organization and white Americans policing the way Black people protest, things could get really terrifying.
Alley and Rhyd discuss the myth of non-violence and the larger consequences of the new uprising in America. Spoiler alert--they think you should get your passport...

Jun 03 2020

58mins

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Episode 20: The Emergency Brake

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"Marx says that revolutions are the locomotives of world history. But the situation may be quite different. Perhaps revolutions are not the train ride, but the human race grabbing for the emergency brake"

What comes after COVID-19? What will our world look like? And how can we make a more beautiful world in the ruins of this crumbling empire?

Beware: Alley and Rhyd get a little...hopeful in this episode. :)

Apr 05 2020

1hr 3mins

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Conspiring to Keep People Alive

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[Audio Essay from Rhyd Wildermuth] While leftists craft ridiculous conspiracy theories about banking cabals or 5G, some people are literally conspiring to keep us alive.

Mar 30 2020

14mins

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Episode 19: Magic & Fascism

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Finally back in the same place for a bit, Alley and Rhyd discuss Magic and its relationship to Fascism, especially in regards to the power of words.
Originally recorded 12 March (just before the COVID-19 curfew in France)

Mar 27 2020

48mins

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(Audio Essay) The Occulted Meaning of Covid-19--From Rhyd Wildermuth

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No one’s behind this. That’s the true occult knowledge behind COVID-19 and every other catastrophe which will continue to define our lives.
An audio essay from Rhyd Wildermuth

Mar 25 2020

20mins

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(AUDIO ESSAY): Pandemics and the State Of Exception-- from Rhyd Wildermuth

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In addition to our regular episodes, we'll now be adding audio essays from both Rhyd Wildermuth and Alley Valkyrie. Here's the first, from Rhyd, on the "State of Exception."

Governments around the world have begun curtailing civil liberties in order to fight the spread of COVID-19. Are they following China's example, or is this really a core feature of all modern nation-states?

Mar 18 2020

10mins

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Episode 18: General Strike!

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With the upsurge of interest in socialism and the complete failure of the judicial process to dethrone Trump, the idea of a General Strike seems to be on American's minds. But do they even know how one works?
Alley and Rhyd discuss the General Strike in France and why the US is much farther from such potential than most people understand.

Feb 20 2020

58mins

Play

Episode 17: Electoral Delusions

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Can a system really be changed from within? Is false hope a form of manipulation?
Alley and Rhyd discuss the American Situation, with an eye towards the larger problem facing climate activists around the world

Nov 21 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

Episode 16: [IM]MIGRANTS

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Read more
As climate catastrophe and capitalism's crises disrupt the ability of people to survive, migration will become the norm. Unfortunately, there are governments and people trying to stop them...
Alley and Rhyd look at the recent history of immigration and border laws, and explore the bind of immigrant workers exploited by capitalists twice over, as well as their own experiences with family and personal immigration.

Oct 10 2019

55mins

Play

EPISODE 15: CONSPIRACY!

Podcast cover
Read more
The official narratives of politicians, governments, and the media no longer hold the same power upon the people.
Conspiracy theories abound. But aren't governments technically conspiracies? And revolutions...those are too.
So how do we tell who's lying, who's in charge, and what's really a conspiracy and what's really just a theory? Or is that even possible?
And what if no one is actually behind these conspiracies at all?

Aug 18 2019

50mins

Play

Episode 14: Collective Delusions

Podcast cover
Read more
"We thought we had more time..."

With more and more news that the climate collapse is accelerating, it's time we seriously look at the pretty little lies we tell ourselves to keep ourselves going. Alley and Rhyd discuss some of these, including the latest leftist delusion, "Fully Automated Luxury Communism."

Jun 28 2019

1hr 4mins

Play

Episode13: The New Dark Ages

Podcast cover
Read more
"The dark ages were really only dark for the rich..."

With more and more reports that "civilization" may end because of catastrophic climate change, we may be entering into a new "dark ages."

But is that really something to fear? Alley & Rhyd discuss the previous dark ages, as well as recent moments of civilizational collapse and ask, "why should we be afraid of the dark?"

Jun 06 2019

44mins

Play

Episode 12: HERESY!

Podcast cover
Read more
Hannah Arendt, bell hooks, Slavoj Zizek...just a few names on an ever-growing list of philosophers that good leftists aren't "allowed" to read anymore because of something "problematic" they said.

In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss the "canceling" of artists, philosophers, and other creators and trace the roots of our obsession with "right belief" to the Christian wars against heresy and the Calvinist obsession with "faith" over "works."

Apr 13 2019

48mins

Play

Episode 11

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The revolution won't be tweeted...
From toxic "social justice" crusades to internal sabotage, "internet leftism" is destroying itself and fueling the far-right.
In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss the mechanisms of these problems and their roots in our alienation from ourselves and each other, and propose solutions to help the Left remember the real world that capitalist social media obscures.

Mar 15 2019

54mins

Play

EPISODE TEN: Anarchy & Art

Podcast cover
Read more
What's the relationship between anarchism and art? How do we create the kind of world we want to see? And how we learn to believe that we are "good enough?"
In this episode, Alley and Rhyd talk with guest Margaret Killjoy and share stories of how they became who they are.

Feb 17 2019

58mins

Play

Episode 09: Globalization & Globalism

Podcast cover
Read more
While many people have begun to use Globalization and Globalism inter-changeably, they are absolutely not the same thing. In this episode, Alley & Rhyd discuss the damage done by global Capital, the history of Globalization, the anti-semitic conspiracy theories of Globalism, and the solution: Internationalism.

Feb 05 2019

42mins

Play

Episode 8: Paganism™

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"I have met my own people, and I hate them all."
--Claudia, from Interview With The Vampire

In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss their own journeys into Paganism and witchcraft and how they differed radically from the "business" of Paganism and witchcraft in America.

Dec 22 2018

1hr 15mins

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Episode 7: Nationalism

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Alley and Rhyd discuss the problems of nationalism and explore the important differences between indigenous and colonized people's struggles for national independence and the far right and white nationalist struggles, and the role of global capitalism in the destruction of cultural differences.

Nov 24 2018

1hr 9mins

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iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
1
1
0
1

Great Show!

By G%F - Sep 04 2018
Read more
Excellent show hosted by the founders of Gods & Radicals. Ally and Rhyd provide a lot of great info and analysis.