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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:02:05 +0000Writer Jessa Crispin explains why feminism has lost its radical promise – and how to recapture it. Jessa wrote the book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto from Melville House. PLUS: Question From Hell!
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:05:10 +0000Development researcher Rebecca Reeve explains how the garment industry packages exploitation as empowerment. Rebecca wrote the article “PR, profit and ‘empowering women’ in the garment industry” for openDemocracy. Journalist Michelle Chen examines the rise of hate groups in the Obama and Trump terms. Michelle wrote the article “Donald Trump’s Rise Has Coincided With an Explosion Read more
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:32:54 +0000Security analyst Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault traces the roots of America’s new torture norms to pre-9/11 conservatism. Elizabeth is author of “How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture” from Columbia University Press. PLUS: Chuck vs hate / Rotten History
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:15:09 +0000Kabul-based journalist Kate Clark examines the future of drone killings – in Afghanistan and beyond. Kate wrote the articles “Afghanistan, birthplace of the armed drone” and “Targeted Killings – a future model for Afghanistan?” for Afghanistan Analysts Network. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen spills his guts about meat eating.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:35:47 +0000Writer Lauren Elkin explores the liberatory power of simply wandering around the city, on foot, as a woman. Lauren is author of the book “Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London” from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:20:39 +0000Policy analyst Alyssa Aquino reports on the experience of undocumented Filipino immigrants in Trump’s America. Alyssa wrote the article “Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America” at Foreign Policy in Focus. / Writer Judith Levine discusses radicalism, liberalism and things worse than fear in the Trump era. Judith wrote the essay “Descent Read more
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:23:58 +0000Historian Marjorie Spruill traces the ongoing, 40+ year battle between feminism and Christian conservatism. Marjorie is author of “Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics” from Bloomsbury. PLUS: Chuck vs discrimination / Rotten History
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 02:05:52 +0000Journalist Victoria Law examines the legal labyrinth facing parents post-incarceration. Victoria wrote the recent article “Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids” for Truthout. In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen monitors our constant dystopia.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:29:51 +0000Sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom traces the for-profit college boom to our busted economy. Tressie is author of the book “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy” from The New Press. / PLUS: Question From Hell!
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:09:53 +0000Political scientist Susan Kang pokes holes in the flawed gospel of political polling. Susan wrote the article What Nate Missed in the latest issue of Jacobin. / Journalist Marcy Wheeler unpacks the scope of the Vault7-Wikileaks-CIA-hacking dump. PLUS: Listener Mail
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:49:15 +0000Journalist Kate Aronoff explains why the climate movement needs a new politics, beyond the Democratic establishment. Kate is author of the cover story The Climate Movement Goes to War with Trump at In These Times. PLUS: A Day Without Pedants / Rotten History
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 03:05:38 +0000Political theorist Jodi Dean explains why the Communist Manifesto is more relevant, and needed, than ever. Jodi wrote the introduction to a new edition of The Communist Manifesto from Pluto Press. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes public on privatization.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 03:35:06 +0000Economist Clair Brown lays out the framework for a new compassion within economics. Clair is author of the book “Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science” from Bloomsbury Press. PLUS: Question From Hell!
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 03:18:26 +0000Writer Nicole Aschoff looks from the start of Trump’s presidency to the end of neoliberalism. Nicole wrote the article “The Glory Days are Over” for Jacobin. / n+1 editor Dayna Tortorici makes the case for a Women’s Strike now. Well, March 8th. Dayna wrote the new piece “While the Iron Is Hot: The case for Read more
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:45:05 +0000Journalist Rachel Aspden explains how the Arab Spring came to Egypt, and why it failed. Rachel is author of Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East from Other Press. PLUS: Chuck’s feminist gimmick? / Rotten History
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 03:59:05 +0000Economist Dean Baker accounts for the economics of global trade in the Trump era. / Journalist Kevin Davis discusses the impact of neuroscience in the criminal justice system. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen awakens to reality, or something like it.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:00:50 +0000Historian Osamah Khalil examines the illusions America sees when it looks to the Middle East. Osamah is author of “America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State” from Harvard University Press. PLUS: Question From Hell!
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:14:43 +0000Art historian Harriet Senie explores America’s maintenance of national myths through war memorials. Harriet is author of “Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11″ from Oxford University Press. PLUS: Rotten History
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:31:11 +0000Artist Raoul Martinez looks beyond the limits of freedom to a future of equality and liberation. PLUS: Question From Hell!
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:31:57 +0000Live from Stockholm, Mikael Mikaelsson outlines the government-industry path to green energy. / Live from Bucharest, Florin Poenaru examines Romania’s massive, contradictory protest movement.