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Socialist projects of the 20th century were the target of murderous campaigns originating in the global north. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed... but they aren't the ones getting a monument in Ottawa. A discussion with Harbinger Society Presents and Habibti Please Podcast
 
What is possible, politically? When are we being too idealistic? What is “realistic,” when we talk about social change? Is non-violent revolution possible? In this episode, I speak with journalist Vincent Bevins, author of The Jakarta Method, about the mass killings of suspected communists and ethnic Chinese in Indonesia during the 1960s and other …
 
Here is a recent conversation I had with two young researchers, Agha Saadaf and Amber Ye, who are both about to finish their undergraduate degrees in anthropology at the University of Toronto - my alma mater. They reached out to interview me for the Anthropology Undergraduate Journal, for which they are both editors. We talked about my time at u of…
 
We're thrilled that this episode is guest-hosted by Rinaldo Walcott, a professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto (and a member of The Leap’s board). Rinaldo speaks with Nairobi-based scholar Keguro Macharia, author of the new book Frottage: Frictions of Intimacy across the Black Diaspora (2019), about diaspora, gender, Blac…
 
Let's talk about China and COVID-19! Let's take a look at western imperialism at the root of the current media war on China! Let's visit a wet market with our grandmas! In this episode of the Deathnography Podcast, I speak with three guests about these topics. Amanda (@catcontentonly) breaks down the American ideological state apparatuses known as …
 
For our first podcast episode of the pandemic, we take a step back and examine the big picture — and who better to guide us than The Leap’s co-founder Naomi Klein. In a wide-ranging conversation, we explore the perils and possibilities of this political moment, from the unprecedented ways that Silicon Valley is benefiting from the pandemic, to the …
 
What could be more fundamental than the right of every person to a safe and healthy home — whether the place where we sleep each night, or our collective home, our planet? In conversation with the brilliant Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Daniel Aldana Cohen, we explore how a Green New Deal for Housing could protect us from climate chaos — and guarante…
 
In this episode of the Deathnography Podcast, I talk to two leftist scholars about Marxism, subtle anti-communism in the academy, and art history. Taylor Genovese explains the neoliberal co-option of radical politics in the corporate university. McKenna Gray tells us about their time in a conservative art college, and the colonial roots of museums.…
 
We ask federal leader Elizabeth May about the Green Party’s plan to mobilize Canadian society to fight climate change. And we follow up with Alex Tyrrell, the head of Quebec’s provincial (and openly eco-socialist) GP, one of May’s highest-profile internal critics. The Green Party of Canada has seen a sudden surge in popularity — but can they really…
 
This episode of Deathnography Podcast delves into fitness, combat, sport, and our competitive drives. I speak to Professor Katie Rose Hejtmanek about her research on (and participation in) Crossfit and weightlifting. Liona Gibbs-Bravo tells us how an anthropologist ends up in a boxing gym. We talk about gender, gyms, and the stories we craft about …
 
"Race is a social construct" ok but what does that mean exactly? What is race? Why was it invented? How? And what the hell are we supposed to do with this information? Dr. Michael Rivera, a biological anthropologist who authored a forthcoming textbook chapter about race, explains why race is not biologically valid. Joshua Jiang, Helen Yang, and Lar…
 
In this episode I get into a discussion with Economic and Political Anthropologist Tania Murray Li about modes of production, market (as compulsion and as opportunity). We discuss her book Land's End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier (2014), which I highly highly recommend for anyone who wants a case study of how a capitalist mode of …
 
Welcome to the Deathnography Podcast! In this first episode I discuss my time in Montreal, Quebec, working as a spice factory guy, a vegetable guy, and a telemarketer. I share some fieldnotes with you, and discuss work, capitalism, and anthropology with two guests: Lana Larkin, linguistic anthropologist turned manager of Higher Brothers, and Carste…
 
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