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Politics is one of the only practical disciplines where none of the main concepts have clear, coherent definitions. We define ourselves with terms like "left” and "right" and we believe in things like "democracy," “markets,” "capitalism" and "socialism" even though we don’t really know what any of these words actually mean. This series aims to make sense out of the political muddle that we've inherited from media, academia, and from decades of cold war propaganda, so that we can figure what ...
 
Southern black leftist and his friend, an infamous "white outside agitator," casually shooting the shit. We both work in the hip hop industry, and initially wanted to get together to do a music podcast, but after our experiences during the George Floyd uprisings, we instead decided to be an anonymous presence, allowing us to openly express the justified agitation we all feel under the boot of capitalism. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
In this podcast, Matthew Rothwell, author of Transpacific Revolutionaries: The Chinese Revolution in Latin America, explores the global history of ideas related to rebellion and revolution. The main focus of this podcast for the near future will be on the history of the Chinese Revolution, going all the way back to its roots in the initial Chinese reactions to British imperialism during the Opium War of 1839-1842, and then following the development of the revolution and many of the ideas tha ...
 
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In a more serious episode, we talk to author and journalist Nick Bryant about his 2009 book “The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal.” We’ve mentioned the Franklin Credit Union scandal in passing on the show before, but it begins with the collapse of the Franklin Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska in 1988 due to rampant c…
 
Vito Jr: Goth Icon A lot to chew on in season 6b episode 4 of The Sopranos. Including, but not limited to, Tony’s compulsive gambling, AJ’s disastrous engagement, Hesh’s deadly farts, and the two giant ice cream sundaes purchased for Vito Jr. that will need to be fully chewed up before you even think about getting in Phil Leotardo’s car. Returning …
 
It’s A-me, A-DHL-a As we close in on the end of the only podcast about the GOATest show of all time, we welcome an old friend back to the pod to help us say goodbye to another one of Jersey’s finest pork store associates. Writer, frequent Frot guest, and Executive Producer for Abbot Elementary and Harley Quinn, Justin Halpern rejoins Matt and Vince…
 
Depression is “Break Stuff” Pointed Inward The world’s only socialist wife-guy Sopranos podcast welcomes the return of podcaster, comedian, journalist, and #1 Matt Lieb tolerater Francesca Fiorentini to talk to Matt & Vince about season 6b episode 7, “The Second Coming.” AJ’s back in school, but as Fran points out, he doesn’t need a political scien…
 
Author, anti-crypto advocate (and yes, film & TV star) Ben McKenzie stops by to talk Cryptocurrency. We discuss the lies & fraud at the center of Crypto, the use of celebs to boost the scheme, and his experiences traveling to the Miami Bitcoin conference and a Bitcoin mining server farm to research his forthcoming book. Keep an eye out for Ben and …
 
Your early access to PYAG is here on Patreon! This week, Matt welcomed his future wife and baby momma Francesca Fiorentini to talk “The Second Coming” episode of the Sopranos where AJ’s depression gets the better of him and he tries to Abu Ghraib himself in the duck pool. It’s a great episode with a banger bada b story. Enjoy this teaser and then S…
 
We Get it Get a stereo system with some balls to listen to the latest PYAG. Comedian, podcaster, and paisano Mike Falzone joins Matt and Vince for a conversation about The Sopranos season 6b episode 7, “Kennedy and Heidi.” Fair warning for all you spoiler sticklers, If you have not watched the episode, don’t listen to this podcast, because there is…
 
As we celebrate May Day, we’re asking: Why do things keep getting worse for so many workers around the world? For one answer to that question, we look at the neoliberalisation of formerly “left-wing” parties such as the SPD. To walk us through this history, Ted spoke with Stephanie Mudge, a professor of sociology at the University of California at …
 
A talk that I recently delivered at the University of Hamburg, focused on the development of a new socialist political economy late in the Cultural Revolution and how this influenced the Communist Party of Peru. Further reading: Alessandro Russo, Cultural Revolution and Revolutionary Culture Fabio Lanza, The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, …
 
Hey all, First of all MAILBAG EPISODE NEXT WEEK! So please send us your emails and voicemails now! Also, here is a sneak peak of next week’s pod! Mike Falzone is back and talking about the amazing “Kennedy and Heidi” episode in which we wrap up Chrissy’s storyline. Early access for anyone who subs to the Patreon! And you should sub because I need t…
 
A short preview of our latest premium episode, in which Ted and Isaac discuss the Danish-German border. This is part 3 of our ongoing series "Spaßbremse Grenzen" about the histories and legacies of Germany's borders. To listen to the full episode and all other premium episodes — including parts 1 and 2 of our Grenzen series, in which we discuss the…
 
Al(ison) Rosen About Love Writer, TV personality, and host of the Upworthy Weekly, Childish, and Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcasts, Alison Rosen returns to talk to Matt and Vince to talk about The Sopranos season 6a episode 5, “Walk Like A Man.” The alternate title for this episode is bell hooks, because it’s all about love, baby. AJ, p…
 
In this episode we cover the rest of chapter 3 of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s book The Dawn of Everything. In this chapter, the authors claim that the seasonal social structures of the traditional Nambikwara, Lakota and Kwakiutl were the result of conscious choice, grand theatre, play and expedience. In doing so, they repeatedly invent variou…
 
We just noticed it happens to be a midterms year, so your favorite presidential podcasting duo of Chris and Matt have teamed back up to relaunch our beltway insider series. We’re joined by campaign reporter extraordinaire Dave Weigel to break down the key races to watch, track the trends to follow, and generally put drills to our temples as we atte…
 
Remember when Lin Manuel Miranda was on The Sopranos?Remember when writer and LA Times Style columnist Dave Schilling was on the pod during season two to talk about “Knights In White Satin Armor?” Remember how great that was? This week on the pod, Matt and Vince welcome Dave back for a conversation about The Sopranos season 6a, episode 3, “Remember…
 
They're the largest ethnic group in the United States but remain relatively invisible, despite contributions that include beer, kindergartens, and Kissinger (oops). That's right, we're talking German Americans on this episode, joined by special guest Matt Christman of Chapo Trap House. How, when, and where did Germans immigrate in such huge numbers…
 
The boys discuss outgoing press secretary Jen Psaki and her history with Amazon’s anti-union consulting company, some former Obama guys and their good opinions, and Jenifer Rubin’s advice for helping Dems in the midterms. Then, we take a look at a piece taking Morbius to task for failing to live up to Vampires’ potential as maligned outsiders.Find …
 
Ride the Painted Pod, Let the Spinning Wheel CastMuch like a child, a podcast has many parents. That is to say, many individuals who act like parents, or that by a version, the podcast is their baby. This week’s guest is one of those individuals. Certainly one of PYAG’s parents is The Frotcast, and Joining Matt and Vince to break down The Sopranos …
 
Live from Houston, we’re joined by Jake and Thomas from the Pendejo Time podcast for another movie pitch. This time we’re attempting to break into the evangelical Christian film market (think God’s Not Dead and The Reliant) with a moral fable about a boy discovering the true magic of Uncles.Listen to Pendejo Time here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb…
 
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