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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.

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22 Ratings
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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.
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empires crumble

Latest release on Nov 21, 2019

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Podcast by Empires Crumble

Rank #1: Episode 4: The Witch

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Why is being a "witch" suddenly popular? What does the rise of the witch identity mean for actual witches? Why our capitalists trying to sell us stuff? And what are the dangers of this trend? In Episode 4: The Witch, Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth look at the questions (and try to keep their focus while ravens call, a dog barks, and a door randomly opens while they're talking about the dead...)

Sep 13 2018

49mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: Empires Crumble 5 - -Violence

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Oct 02 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #8: Episode 6: Egregrores

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What’s an Egregore? What’s an egregore got to do with America? And what really happened to the dude who made KONY2012? In the sixth episode Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth discuss how the ingredients of the ritual that manifested American make it impossible to change, and discuss how an egregoric understanding can inform resistance and magic against the State.

Oct 12 2018

59mins

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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 3: Fascism...Really?

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In this third episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss fascism and its specifics and ask, is what we're seeing really fascism?

Aug 31 2018

54mins

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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

Play

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

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

Play

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

Play

Episode 6: Egregrores

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What’s an Egregore? What’s an egregore got to do with America? And what really happened to the dude who made KONY2012? In the sixth episode Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth discuss how the ingredients of the ritual that manifested American make it impossible to change, and discuss how an egregoric understanding can inform resistance and magic against the State.

Oct 12 2018

59mins

Play

Empires Crumble 5 - -Violence

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Empires Crumble 5 - -Violence by Empires Crumble

Oct 02 2018

1hr 3mins

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Episode 4: The Witch

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Why is being a "witch" suddenly popular? What does the rise of the witch identity mean for actual witches? Why our capitalists trying to sell us stuff? And what are the dangers of this trend? In Episode 4: The Witch, Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth look at the questions (and try to keep their focus while ravens call, a dog barks, and a door randomly opens while they're talking about the dead...)

Sep 13 2018

49mins

Play

Episode 3: Fascism...Really?

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In this third episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss fascism and its specifics and ask, is what we're seeing really fascism?

Aug 31 2018

54mins

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Episode 2--Capitalism's Crisis

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In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss this current crisis of Capitalism, how Trump and other opportunists exploit this crisis (and are much smarter than you think), and how all of this has created the material conditions for civil unrest, fascism, and its socialist opposition.

Aug 09 2018

1hr 2mins

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Episode 1: The Security State

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Jul 31 2018

1hr 9mins

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iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
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1
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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.