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People’s Power is your source for talk, news, and analysis from the forefront of the struggle for revolutionary socialism. This podcast is brought to you by the Marx Engels Lenin Institute, a center for outreach, education, and research regarding the theory and practice of Marxism Leninism.
 
Parklife is a podcast about the people that make the parks we visit what they are. The first series visits a busy suburban park in Hanoi, Vietnam. It has been used as a dump, outlived a name change to honour Vladimir Lenin and survived a major redevelopment scam. We follow the characters that tread its leafy paths. Dancers and young lovers, gamblers and prostitutes reveal their lives in an evolving one-party state.
 
Kristen R. Ghodsee reads and discusses 47 selections from the works of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a socialist women's activist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women's emancipation. Born into aristocratic privilege, the Russian Kollontai was initially a member of the Mensheviks before she joined Lenin and the Bolsheviks and became an important revolutionary figure during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Kollontai was a socialist theorist of women’s emancipatio ...
 
China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds, Good Bye Lenin!) discuss their new film at the Apple Store Regent Street in London . The epic action-drama captures the merciless rivalry between charismatic Englishman James Hunt (Hemsworth) and disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda (Brühl) whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomised the contrast between these two extraordin ...
 
Cosmopod is the official podcast of Cosmonaut Magazine, a project dedicated to expanding the project of scientific socialism in the 21st Century. In our feed we have a combination of podcast episodes and audio articles from our website.
 
Welcome to 'Books and Beyond with Bound'! On this podcast, bookworms Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa speak to India's best contemporary writers like Manu Pillai, Lisa Ray, Avni Doshi and more. Readers will get insights into their favourite authors' lives. If you've always wanted to know about your favourite writers' routines, where they get their ideas from, how they deal with rejection and more, then this podcast is for you. Listen to some of India's most talented minds reveal their cr ...
 
A podcast that reveals the truth about video games that those other video game podcasts don't want you to know. Co-hosts: Alton, Kay and Reese Intro music: Video Games by Envyneslies Envyneslies – Video-games Thank you to Angelvila for the logo! Patreon: https://patreon.com/vgatwtoe Main Account: https://twitter.com/vgatwtoe Reese: https://twitter.com/yourverygoodbud ALTON: https://twitter.com/8ALTON8 Kay: https://twitter.com/kayandskittles Find out more on the Video Games Are The Worst Thin ...
 
Editor of The Chiswick Calendar Bridget Osborne spent many years as a journalist at the BBC before setting up The Chiswick Calendar website - ChiswickCalendar.co.uk - in 2014. Having produced many interviews, from actors and entertainers on BBC Radio 4's Midweek programme to politicians and heads of state on BBC World News TV's HARDtalk, she's completely at home talking to interesting people about everything from their childhood recollections to their impact on the world stage.
 
A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac is a podcast exploring all things relevant to Socialism today, from the latest scholarship regarding the socialist tradition to socialist reflections on our current moment and where to go from here. Below is a partial prospectus with a subject by subject bibliography. Written by Lelyn R. Masters with a Memphis Music Soundtrack by Harry Koniditsiotis Marx’s Epicurianism Fusaro, Diego. Marx, Epicurus, and the Origins of Historical Materialism. Permanent Press, ...
 
WE TALK MOVIES! A few friends who get together to discuss their passion for the cinema. Alcohol in the form of wine gets consumed, and some very inarticulate opinions get expressed. Enjoy listening to how eloquent the cast begins- to how slurred it concludes! With movie quote quizzes and shameless fictional business plugs.....These non-industry gents will leave you in stitches with their dry banter on movies, music, mayhem, madness, & more! A must listen for any car ride home.
 
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Few figures stand as prominently in Marxist theory and history as V.I. Lenin. The revolutionary who played a pivotal role in one of the most important events in world history has received reverence, damnation, and everything in between, but much of that response depends on deep misunderstandings of both what he thought and what he did. This misunde…
 
The People's School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents a class over the text "The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky," written in after the Great October Socialist Revolution in 1918. This work of Lenin's meticulously dissects the historical and ideological bankruptcy of social democracy and right-opportunism. We hope you learn some…
 
The People's School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents a 1947 interview with former CPUSA member Benjamin J. Davis. Comrade Davis was the defense attorney in the Angelo Herndon case in 1932 and was drawn to the Party via the Party's participation in this key historical event. This interview specifically highlights the plight of black people in A…
 
Computational models of urbanism—smart cities that use data-driven planning and algorithmic administration—promise to deliver new urban efficiencies and conveniences. Yet these models limit our understanding of what we can know about a city. A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences (Princeton UP, 2021) reveals how cities encompass myriad…
 
In his painstakingly researched and splendid new book Sculpting the Self: Islam, Selfhood, and Human Flourishing (U Michigan Press, 2021), Muhammad Faruque charts and examines the multiplicity of ways in which the self and its moral flourishing have been discussed, debated, and examined in the Muslim intellectual tradition. The remarkable aspect of…
 
In Domestic Contradictions: Race and Gendered Citizenship from Reconstruction to Welfare Reform (Duke UP, 2021), Priya Kandaswamy analyzes how race, class, gender, and sexuality shaped welfare practices in the United States alongside the conflicting demands that this system imposed upon Black women. She turns to an often-neglected moment in welfare…
 
Written by Bolshevik philosopher, economist, and statesmen Nikolai Bukharin in 1921, Historical Materialism: A System of Sociology was the standard primer on sociology and the historical materialist method in the early Soviet Union. Christian Cail introduces the text in the latest offer from Cosmonaut Press, which Cliff Connolly reads aloud. The bo…
 
In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette is joined by Jack Zhang, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Trade War Lab at the University of Kansas. They discuss a co-authored paper with Samantha Vortherms, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine, Political Risk and Firm Exit:…
 
This is a narration of the introduction to Mike Macnair's groundbreaking book Revolutionary Strategy. Narration and editing by Lydia Apolinar. The free market triumphalism of the 1990s is over. Early 21st century capitalism looks like Karl Marx’s description: growing extremes of wealth and poverty, and irrepressible boom-bust cycles. But for the mo…
 
The Koli community in Mumbai-which has been practicing fishing for centuries-has experienced rapid changes over the last few decades, in the forms of increased mechanization, export of fish to global markets, and the pressure of urbanization on their living and workspaces. The capitalist transformation in fishing has altered what was once a caste-b…
 
Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail But Some Succeed (Columbia UP, 2021) offers a new perspective on our most pressing environmental and social challenges, revealing the gaps between abstract concepts like sustainability, resilience, and innovation and the real-world experiences of people living at risk. Gonzalo …
 
There's a lot of hype about robots; some of it is scary and some of it utopian. In this accessible book, two robotics experts reveal the truth about what robots can and can't do, how they work, and what we can reasonably expect their future capabilities to be. It will not only make you think differently about the capabilities of robots; it will mak…
 
Donald and Rudy join Daniel Tutt for a discussion on the history and present of psychoanalysis and its relationship to Marxism. We discuss whether psychoanalysis can be considered a science and how psychoanalysts produce knowledge before explaining the libidinal economy and possible psychoanalytic interventions in the sphere of exchange. We also di…
 
Focusing on the world of Norwegian Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) in the aftermath of significant reforms, Aleksandra Bartoszko's book Treating Heroin Addiction in Norway: The Pharmaceutical Other (Routledge, 2021) casts a critical light on the intersections between medicine and law, and the ideologies infusing the notions of "individual choic…
 
As governments and corporations mine our “entrenched culture of sharing” to invade privacy (down to Target creating an algorithm to figure out which shoppers are in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy) what happens to democracy? Can democracy survive with no (or very little privacy)? What if the citizenry cares little about privacy and or is unwilling t…
 
Please enjoy the third part of a four-part series on the basic tenets of a Leninist Party (i.e. a Party of a New Type). This episode discusses an article by Gaspar Jorge Garcia Gallo of the Communist Party of Cuba, which discusses the themes of revisionism and opportunism. We hope you learn something new!Interested in attending a class? Email info@…
 
Few figures stand as prominently in Marxist theory and history as V.I. Lenin. The revolutionary who played a pivotal role in one of the most important events in world history has received reverence, damnation, and everything in between, but much of that response depends on deep misunderstandings of both what he thought and what he did. This misunde…
 
Oklahoma's Black towns aren't just places of the past - they maintain an enduring allure, and look toward the future, argues Karla Slocum in her new book, Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West (UNC Press, 2019). Dr. Slocum, the Thomas Willis Lambeth Chair of Public Policy and a professor of Anthropolo…
 
Minna Salami's book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2021) is a collection of thought provoking essays that explore questions central to how we see ourselves, our history, and our world. -What does it mean to be oppressed? -What does it mean to be liberated? -Why do women choose to follow authority …
 
Why are white evangelicals the most skeptical major religious group in America regarding climate change? Previous scholarship has pointed to cognitive factors such as conservative politics, anti-science attitudes, aversion to big government, and theology. Drawing on qualitative fieldwork, Robin Veldman's book The Gospel of Climate Skepticism: Why E…
 
This is a narration of the introduction to Mike Macnair's groundbreaking book Revolutionary Strategy. Narration and editing by Lydia Apolinar. The free market triumphalism of the 1990s is over. Early 21st century capitalism looks like Karl Marx’s description: growing extremes of wealth and poverty, and irrepressible boom-bust cycles. But for the mo…
 
All regions and places are unique in their own way, but the Ozarks have an enduring place in American culture. Studying the Ozarks offers the ability to explore American life through the lens of one of the last remaining cultural frontiers in American society. Perhaps because the Ozarks were relatively isolated from mainstream American society, or …
 
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island and neither are we. So we are reaching across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project, to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Wish we’d bring on an expert about something? DM us on Twitter: The Academic Life @Academi…
 
How can ideas from sociology help us understand history and economics? In Trade and Nation: How Companies and Politics Reshaped Economic Thought (Columbia UP, 2021), Emily Erikson, Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale and Academic Director of the Fox International Fellowship, explores the major shift, which occurred during the seventeenth centu…
 
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