My Pillow Prophecy w/ Sparky Abraham (5.13.19)

Today on the show we have Sparky Abraham from Current Affairs to talk about his latest article “The Case For Free College”. How has the market distorted the purpose of education? Is college the best way to improve the economy? Should that even matter? At the top of the show talking about the Uber/Lyft Strike…

Mayo Joe w/ Gabriel Winant (5.6.19)

Today on the show we have Gabriel Winant and talk about labor history, Joe Biden, and his Guardian Column Don’t Be Fooled: Joe Biden Is No Friend Of Unions. At the top of the show: Bernie Sanders interviews some 80s goths and why “electability” is dumb, sexist, and impractical. Also: Ben’s first retraction, this time…

Concierge Cultural Marxists w/ David Slavick (4.22.19)

Talking about think tanks, policy making, and DC culture with the great David Slavick. How does power warps policy maker’s perspectives? Do we need to get rid of these institutions? Why the hell do so many wonks in DC like punk? Also: Judging left of center politicians on charitable giving is the ultimate capitalist red…

Stoner Renters, Unite! w/ Emma Caterine (4/15/19)

Talkin’ law with lawyer and activist Emma Caterine. Why should we decriminalize sex work? How do create a socialist prosecutor? How to deal with the tension between abolitionist perspective and using the state in for our favor? Should stoner renters unite, because they have nothing to lose but their bong rips? Also: Why a Fox…

Sludgey Receipts w/ Alex Kotch (4.9.19)

Today’s guest is Alex Kotch, a money-in-politics reporter at Sludge. We go through his reporting on the DCCC’s new fundraising rules, the vile Sackler family’s foray into anti-Islam hate groups, and how he uncovered Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising shenanigans. Ben also goes into the current state of the Kickstarter Workers Union, now available for funding on…

Logician’s Lament w/ Ben Burgis (4.1.19)

Today’s guest is Ben Burgis, the author of Give Them An Argument: Logic For The Left. We talk about how to best engage with the right, when deplatforming works (and when it doesn’t), how to argue best without sounding like a wonky dork, and why so many people in my orbit are named Ben Also:…

Elite Degeneration w/ Liza Featherstone (3.25.19)

Today we have Liza Featherstone on to talk about her new book from OR Books, Divining Desire. We talk the history of the focus group, how socialism can make sex better, neoliberal feminism, and how education organizing is changing the tide against the status quo of “Education Reform”. Also: the Mueller Report is delivered and…

How The Irish Became Wypipo (3.21.19)

In this dispatch, talking about Irish-American history, Bernadette Devlin, the horrific Christchurch Mosque massacre, and why it’s good to yell at Chelsea Clinton. Twitter: @benudashen Follow us on Facebook Support us on Patreon Music from Yung Chomsky and Cole James Cash

Legal Nepotocracy w/ Heidi Matthews (3.18.19)

For this week’s interview, we have Heidi Matthews, Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. She talk with Ben about academic meritocracy, the pitfalls of liberal legal theory, why you should be a prison abolitionist, and the problem of liberal hegemony in feminism. Twitter: @benudashen, @heidi__matthews Follow us on Facebook! Support us…

Tough on Beto (3.15.19)

Here’s this week’s dispatch! Talking about Biden’s crime bill speech and Robert Francis O’Rourke kickflips into the mosh pit of 2020. Twitter: @benudashen Follow us on Facebook Support us on Patreon

Jewsticulation w/ Katie Halper (3.11.19)

We have another great guest (and podcast OG), Katie Halper! We talk about her latest article in Jacobin about radical Jewish politics and Bernie Sanders, as well as Ilhan Omar, Megan McCain, and Ben reveals his online nemesis, Dane Weeks. Also: How prioritizing feelings is good for relationships but bad for politics. Twitter: @benudashen, @kthalps…

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