The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
Episode 51: Money Tree. When Axton Betz-Hamilton was 11 years old, her parents' identities were stolen. At that time, in the early 90s, consumer protection services for identity theft victims were basically non-existent. So the family dealt with the consequences as best they could. But then when Axton got to college, she realized that her identity had been stolen as well. Her credit score was in the lowest 2%. As she was working to restore her credit, she inadvertently discovered who had stolen the family's identity. It would change everything forever. View the photograph Axton describes here. If you live in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Durham, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Toronto. . . come see us tell all new stories live! Learn more at http://thisiscriminal.com/live/. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3). [Part 3 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown. Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-3
Rank #1: Puerto Rico, in the middle of something big.. Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on the rollercoaster that might become a revolution in Puerto Rico.
Rank #2: In Defense of Public Lands.. Political scientist Steven Davis explains what people lose when public land is privatized. Steven is author of the book "In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer" from Temple University Press.
Rank #1: The Dig: Matt Christman Rants, Raves, and Ruminates.. Chapo went on The Dig. Dan talks to @cushbomb about optimism, pessimism, Manitowoc, reptilians, why the internet might be mostly bad, and Dan’s personal connection to the PizzaGate coverup. Toss us some cash love at Patreon.com/thedig and check out The End of Policing by Alex Vitale, from our sponsors at Verso Books.
Rank #2: The Dig: Mistaking Identity Politics. Checking your privilege. Invisible knapsacks. Intersectionality. In his new book from Verso, Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump, Asad Haider questions the terms and concepts that underpin much liberal and left conversation about race and racism, exploring critiques advanced by the black radical tradition to mount a thoroughgoing demolition of what we now refer to as "identity politics" — something that had a quite different meaning when it was first coined by the black, radical lesbian feminists of the Combahee River Collective. This is not a book that dismisses racism and sexism. Quite to the contrary. Haider shows that we can only confront and defeat oppressions like racism and sexism if we recognize their relationship to the capitalist exploitation of the working class as a whole. The corollary is also true: capitalism can never be defeated without recognizing and fighting the various oppressions that help sustain it. Thanks to Verso Books. Check out We Built the Wall: How the US Keeps Out Asylum Seekers from Mexico, Central America and Beyond by Eileen Truax (versobooks.com/books/2606-we-built-the-wall) and Old Gods, New Enigmas: Marx’s Lost Theory by Mike Davis (versobooks.com/books/2779-old-gods-new-enigmas). And support this podcast with $ and access our weekly newsletter at patreon.com/TheDig
Rank #1: Belabored Podcast #181: Hong Kong Pushed to the Edge. Subscribe to the Belabored RSS feed here. Subscribe and rate on iTunes here or on Stitcher here. Check out the full Belabored archive here. Tweet at @dissentmag with #belabored to share your thoughts, or join the conversation on Facebook. Belabored is produced by Natasha Lewis. The city-state of Hong Kong, a former British colonial outpost turned reclaimed territory of mainland China, used to be known as one of the best places to do business in Asia. Now it’s the best place to wage a mass social uprising. The past few weeks have seen a protest movement against a controversial extradition bill, which would have permitted China to remove fugitives from Hong Kong to the mainland, spiral into an increasingly militant revolt against Beijing’s dominion. This past week was punctuated by intensifying street clashes between protesters and police, as well as the first general strike in several decades. We spoke with activists on the ground to gauge what these recent events signify about Hong Kong’s restive political insurgencies, the role of the left and labor, and why the latest wave of protests has mobilized people across the social spectrum, even against a backdrop of growing economic frustration and rising inequality. In other news, we look at young guestworkers in the United States, the economic benefits of abortion access, the collapse of a storied British shipyard, and the social devastation wrought by Homeland Security’s latest anti-immigrant raids. And in other news, YouTubers boost a new unionization campaign, and Kentucky mine workers demand justice from King Coal. This week’s show was supported by our monthly sustaining members. If you think our work is worth supporting, please consider becoming a member today. If you’re interested in advertising on the show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. And as always, if you have any questions, comments, or tips, email us at email@example.com. News: ICE arrested hundreds of people in raids. Now ‘devastated’ children are without their parents. (Washington Post) Protecting your constitutional rights during a workplace raid (UFCW) The Economic Effects of Abortion Access: A Review of the Evidence (IWPR) Save Harland and Wolff (Tribune) Foreign students hired for summer jobs in US subjected to abuses, says study (Guardian) Shining a Light on Summer Work: A First Look at Employers Using the J-1 Summer Work Travel Visa (ILRWG) Conversation: L.H. Au, Workercom Jeffrey Ngo, chief researcher, Demosistō Wong Yu-loy, Organising Coordinator, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Michelle: One Country, Two Systems, Millions in the Streets (Dissent) Hong Kong’s Fight for Life (Dissent) The Rebellion in Hong Kong Is Intensifying (Jacobin) Other Voices from the Anti-Extradition Movement (闯 Chuǎng) Argh: Sarah: Alexandra Bradbury, Kentucky Miners Are Camped Out on Railroad Tracks, Blocking a Coal Train, Demanding Their Stolen Wages (Labor Notes) Michelle: Edward Ongweso Jr, The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around (Vice) The post Belabored Podcast #181: Hong Kong Pushed to the Edge appeared first on Dissent Magazine.
Rank #2: Belabored Podcast #80: Class Struggle? There’s An App for That. What if you could run a workplace organizing campaign through your smartphone? We speak with Mark Zuckerman, president of The Century Foundation, about how unions can use digital platforms to empower workers. Plus: the latest on Uber, Verizon, the TPP, and an ice-cream labor revolt. The post Belabored Podcast #80: Class Struggle? There’s An App for That appeared first on Dissent Magazine.
Rank #1: America After El Paso: Joan Walsh on Trump, plus Katha Pollitt on Protest and D.D. Guttenplan on the Green New Deal. After Trump’s tweets about the El Paso killings, Beto’s response was the one of the best: “He’s not tolerating violence, he’s inciting racism and violence in this country.” Joan Walsh, National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, examines the mainstream media’s failures in covering Trump.Also: Trump gets worse every week. Two years ago we had massive nationwide protest demonstrations--so why don’t more people take it to the streets these days? Nation columnist Katha Pollitt has been thinking about that.Plus: last month was the 50th anniversary of Americans walking on the moon. What would it take to get a similar mobilization today of money & effort—and vision–-to combat climate change? D.D. Guttenplan comments – he’s editor of The Nation.
Rank #2: Trump’s Escalating Racism: A Sign of Political Desperation? Harold Meyerson, plus Jeet Heer on Al Franken and Paul Krassner remembered. Are Trump’s recent racist tweets part of a political strategy, or an uncontrollable personal impulse? Harold Meyerson comments – and also proposes ways to end the potentially devastating divide among Democrats over a Green New Deal. Harold is editor-at-large of The American Prospect.Also: Was Al Franken railroaded, when he was forced to resign from the Senate in the face of #MeToo complaints about unwanted sexual touching and kissing? Jane Mayer wrote a long report on the case for The New Yorker and concluded “Yes, he was railroaded,” but our national political correspondent Jeet Heer disagrees.And we’re still thinking about Paul Krassner, the sixties anarchist activist and editor of “The Realist” – he died July 21st – we re-play an interview where he talks about how he got Norman Mailer to come out against masturbation.
Rank #1: W.B. Yeats - Marjorie Perloff. March 25, 2008--A conversation with Marjorie Perloff about the Irish poet W.B. Yeats
Rank #2: Albert Camus - A conversation with Jean-Marie Apostolidès. December 06, 2005. Listen to Stanford Professor Jean-Marie Apostolidès speak about the literary career of Albert Camus and his most famous novel, The Stranger.
Rank #1: Oliver Sacks on Mania, Memoir, and Music. Oliver Sacks speaks with Eve Bowen about Michael Greenberg's new memoir, the work of Kay Redfield Jamison, and music and madness in Musicophilia.
Rank #2: Helen Vendler on Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Poetry critic and frequent Review contributor Helen Vendler speaks with Sasha Weiss about the correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, and reads some of the poems that were inspired by the poets' lifelong friendship.
Rank #1: Chapo Trap House's Historic Physical Meetup & Rania Khalek on identity Politics. In this live show recording, we talk identity politics with independent journalist, Rania Khalek, and the trio behind podcast Chapo Trap House: Felix Biederman, Matt Christman, and Will Menaker.We take on ERRbody from Neera Tanden to liberals to Amy Goodman! Well, we kind of try to talk like her. Nothing but love for Amy & Democracy Now! Wanna get your hands on an exclusive unedited video of the live show ASAP? Donate to WBAI here & pick The Katie Halper Show as your favorite show! http://www.give2wbai.org/category_s/1830.htmChoose $25 or more. Select if you want to be thanked on air.YOU MUST SELECT Katie Halper Show under the show you want to donated under. And you will be sent a link to the top secret (for now) video.
Rank #2: Glenn Greenwald on Clinton supporters, the Edward Snowden playlist & the afterlife. On this really amazing episode of the Katie Halper show, we talk to Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and founder of The Intercept. We talk about why some Hillary Clinton's supporters are attacking the very voters they should be courting if they are being sincere when they call Trump a fascist; how we're relieved that there is no afterlife; if the Washington Post should give back its pulitzer; whether Kevin Drum actually has a crush on Bernie; Which song Hillary Clinton should play for Edward Snowden; and why Glenn is kind of like a certain character from The Wire.
Rank #1: Mark Blyth: How Austerity Brought Us Donald Trump. Mark Blyth wasn’t surprised by the rise of Donald Trump, nor Brexit, nor the crises spreading across Europe. He actually predicted them all. Blyth, the author of “Austerity: The History ... The post Mark Blyth: How Austerity Brought Us Donald Trump appeared first on The Dig.
Rank #2: On the Clock with Emily Guendelsberger. Jobs have in recent years gotten much worse for millions of service workers at Amazon, McDonalds and call centers. Dan interviews Emily Guendelsberger on her book On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane. Thanks to Verso. Check out their huge selection of left-wing titles at www.versobooks.com Please support this podcast with your money at patreon.com/TheDig The post On the Clock with Emily Guendelsberger appeared first on The Dig.
Rank #1: Is The Attorney General The President's Lawyer Or America's Lawyer?. Ron and Heather talk to Dana Milbank, from the Washington Post, about Jeff Sessions' contentious Senate hearing and the historical tension that attorneys general, from Mitchell Palmer to Alberto Gonzalez, have faced. Do they serve the president or the American people?
Rank #2: Charlottesville, President Trump And Confederate History. Ron and Heather respond to the violence in Charlottesville during a white nationalists rally and President Trump's statements. They speak with Randall Kennedy, law professor at Harvard University, and Tony Horwitz, author of "Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War".
Rank #1: 'Who Killed Garrett Phillips?' . Two-time Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winning director Liz Garbus joins us to discuss the HBO documentary, “Who Killed Garrett Phillips?” She is joined by Nick Hillary, who was accused of murdering Phillips, and Mani Tafari, Hillary's friend and lawyer. "Who Killed Garrett Phillips?" airs Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 on HBO. This segment is guest-hosted by Shumita Basu.
Rank #2: 'Moulin Rouge!' . Director Alex Timbers discusses his current production of "Moulin Rouge!" now in previews on Broadway opening at the Hirschfeld Theater on July 25th.
Rank #1: Behind the News, 8/22/19. Behind the News, 8/22/19 - guests: Brian Hioe, Kavita Krishnan - Doug Henwood
Rank #2: Behind the News, 8/15/19. Behind the News, 8/15/19 - guests: Andrew Sernatinger, Margaret Kimberley - Doug Henwood
Rank #1: Mike Gravel. Legendary former Senator, Mike Gravel, joins us to talk about his ideas for direct democracy, explains the concept of “Republican Socialism,” and tells us about his role in the Pentagon Papers.
Rank #2: War With China, Russia, Iran?. Military expert Professor Michael Klare talks military budget, the dangers inherent in our contentious relationship with Iran, and the shift in U.S. military planning away from stateless actors to China, Russia, and Iran.
Rank #1: Mary Beard: From Medusa to Merkel. Mary Beard delivers her lecture ‘Women in Power’ at the British Museum.Read Mary Beard in the LRB: https://lrb.me/beardpodSign up to the LRB newsletter: https://lrb.me/acast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Alan Bennett: What I Did in 2015. Alan Bennett works the line, in his LRB Diary for 2015.Read Alan Bennett in the LRB: https://lrb.me/bennettpodSign up to the LRB newsletter: https://lrb.me/acast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Nostalgia Trap - Episode 157: Above the Law w/ Justin Rogers-Cooper. Justin Rogers-Cooper returns to continue our discussion of this Summer of Strangeness, this time taking on the Jeffrey Epstein case: who’s connected, why it matters, and what it reveals about the dynamics of power, authority, and punishment within the wider nightmare of global capitalism.
Rank #2: Nostalgia Trap - Episode 67: Matt Karp. Matt Karp is a professor of U.S. history at Princeton University, and the author of the recent book This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. In this conversation, Matt tells me about the process of his politicization through various stages of academia, the roots of his interest in the Civil War era, and how the abolitionist project provides an important model for a popular revolutionary politics.