Best Social Justice podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Naming It
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Naming It features Bay Area Psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill, who explore the intersections of Social Justice, Psychology, & Blackness. They introduce aspects of counseling psychology that are not commonly thought of, and engage listeners in a conversation about pop-culture and current events in a way that delves deeper, and focuses on how it all impacts on our lives. The Mission of Naming It is to call out the elephant in the room, and to call in the voices of social jus ...
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.
 
Plato's Republic is a Socratic dialogue which deals mainly with the definition of justice, the characteristics of a just city state and the just man. Although it was written more than two thousand years ago, many of the ideas and thoughts expounded here are still very much relevant to modern society. This is Plato's best known work and is also considered his most influential especially when it comes to the fields of philosophy and political theory. The Republic is divided into ten books and ...
 
Healing Justice Podcast is a virtual practice space, bridging conversations at the intersections of collective healing & social change. Hosted by organizer and healing practitioner Kate Werning, each week we share a conversation with a powerful social justice leader, and an accompanying audio practice to help resource you in your leadership and the wellbeing of you and your people.
 
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Point of Inquiry
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Launched in 2005, Point of Inquiry is the premier podcast of the Center for Inquiry. Point of Inquiry critically examines topics in science, religion, philosophy, and politics. Each episode takes on a specific issue and features in-depth discussions with leading scientists, researchers, and writers.
 
A podcast about the human spirit. Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction and yoga. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as we hear about the journeys of passionate mental health therapists who dedicate their lives to helping those who've been impacted by trauma.
 
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Justice & Drew
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Justice & Drew with Producer Sam Sansevere is the Twin Cities #1 Morning News/Talk Show - featuring the latest news, information, and interviews every weekday morning on Twin Cities News Talk AM1130 and 103.5 FM!
 
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
 
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and ...
 
Welcome to the Mad in America podcast, a new weekly discussion that searches for the truth about psychiatric prescription drugs and mental health care worldwide. This podcast is part of Mad in America’s mission to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care. We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change. ...
 
This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between individualism/capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topical.
 
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Pass The Mic
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Pass The Mic is the premier podcast of The Witness – A Black Christian Collective. Tune in every week for engaging discussions and high profile interviews addressing the core concerns of African Americans biblically. Learn more at TheWitnessBCC.com
 
This programme is all about all things to do with social justice. Topics include such things as human rights, environmental issues, animals rights, and poverty.
 
Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the ...
 
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Generation Justice
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Generation Justice’s mission is to inspire youth to become media makers committed to social transformation.Generation Justice trains teens to approach journalism from a social justice and media justice framework. This is a multi-media project that gives voice to activism– locally, nationally and internationally. The end desire of Generation Justice is that youth will leave our program more educated about community strengths and problems and that they will have the, critical thinking, inter-p ...
 
winecellarmedia.comPhoenix Calida And William J Jackson are producing news and comment without corporate backing. We do news, comment and discussion. We also spread our ideas in social media so don't forget to check us out there.
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
 
Social Design Insights is a weekly podcast produced by the Curry Stone Foundation. Through conversation with leading designers, it provide insights into innovative projects and practices that use design to address pressing social justice issues. info@socialdesigninsights.com
 
New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Step inside a time machine for an immersive journey through history, where stories of people, places and events bring the past vividly into our present world.
 
Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
 
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Making Contact
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Media that helps build a movement
 
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Hi-Phi Nation
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Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story-form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. We look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experiences that raise thought-provoking questions about things like justice, knowledge, the self, morality, and existence. We then seek answers with the help of academics and philosophers. The show is produced and hosted by Barry Lam of Vassar College.
 
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Eating For Free
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Hosted by Bay Area native Joan Summers (@joaniesucks) and transplant Matthew Lawson (@_matthewlawson), Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that discusses emerging social movements and the celebrity figures around them. Each week we investigate the use of social justice in and around the pop culture sphere, whether it's strategic branding of “feminist” messages to sell merchandise or pandering to gay audiences for likes and comments, Eating For Free aims to ask our stars, have you really earn ...
 
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Love and Courage
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Inspirational and soulful interviews with people making a big difference in the world. Guests are typically people passionate about social justice, and who have demonstrated courage and conviction in their lives. Host Ruairí McKiernan is leading Irish social innovator, campaigner, writer and public speaker. He is the founder of the pioneering SpunOut.ie youth organization, and helped set-up the Uplift and the A Lust For Life non-profits. In 2012 the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins app ...
 
The Jim Wallis Show informs and inspires grass roots, influentials, and political leaders to examine our priorities in meeting the Biblical call for social justice and from that examination take action to promote racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.
 
In each episode, we hold powerful conversations about the intersecting themes of spirituality, social justice, creativity, business and leadership.
 
Welcome to the Mad in America podcast, a new weekly discussion that searches for the truth about psychiatric prescription drugs and mental health care worldwide. This podcast is part of Mad in America’s mission to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care. We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change. ...
 
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Justice & Drew
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Justice & Drew with Producer Sam Sansevere is the Twin Cities #1 Morning News/Talk Show - featuring the latest news, information, and interviews every weekday morning on Twin Cities News Talk AM1130 and 103.5 FM!
 
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Winning Slowly
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Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2024. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?
 
Welcome to Nick and Katies social justice warrior happy hour! Enjoy some political correctness gone ridiculous :) We discuss current events and political issues from a progressive perspective that is pro-animal liberation, anti-racist, pro-feminist, pro-queer, pro-environment and anti-capitalist. Our podcast gives a voice to Left, progressive and anarchist voices and ideas that are neglected in the mainstream media. The show includes discussion, interviews, soundbites from our favourite TV s ...
 
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News Beat
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A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.
 
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The Messenger
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Since March 2016, Aziz has been reporting from Manus in short 30 second bursts, via WhatsApp messages sent from a smuggled phone. On the day his correspondence kicks off with Michael, he’s already been in detention for 864 days. Aziz tells the inside story – the good and the bad – of a place that consistently features in the headlines. A place some consider a necessary product of a successful border control policy, for others, a stain on Australia’s reputation from which it will never recove ...
 
​Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting new podcast, celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice.​Each episode features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to the court room, the front lines to the board room – all over the world. Follow them on all social media @mothersinvent
 
A podcast for early career psychologists. If you're looking for inspiration and motivation in your psychology career, you're in the right place. Amy Felman interviews psychologists from diverse fields with all levels of experience as they share their journeys, challenges and career breakthroughs that have led them to where they are today. Tune in and discover how we all wear it differently.
 
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What It Takes
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Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
 
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Uncommontary
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Conversations. Clarity.
 
Human stories, historical context and dissenting voices you won’t hear elsewhere. Covering movements fighting for important social justice issues of our time. Producers Monica Lopez, Anita Johnston, and Salima Hamirani, join with our community storytelling fellows and freelancers from around the world bring you nuanced, sound-rich radio.Let’s look behind the headlines to hear intersectional analysis, and stories of hope-filled grassroots community building from our people of color, queer, wo ...
 
Super Serious Social Justice is a podcast about, as you may have guessed, social justice. But it's not your average discussion of social justice. It's easy to feel overwhelmed when talking about heavy topics, and we wanted to keep it light. That's why we aim for our podcast to have you laughing AND thinking hard.
 
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Like Micah
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Like Micah brings you stories about the intersection of Progressive Christianity, social justice, and lived experience. Our name comes from the call of the Hebrew prophet Micah to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly” as people of God. We are a podcast of Downtown Disciples, a progressive faith community in downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Our community invites those of you who have been hurt by the church, struggle with the church, still hold out hope for the church, or have no experience ...
 
Service Roads is a podcast focused on celebrating the practice of using the law for social change. Our guests include lawyers, judges, and advocates that have committed their careers to working for the people that need it most. As one of our guest's stated "there is a major difference between Law and Justice". We're trying to figure out what that difference is, and how lawyers can fix it.
 
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Earth Matters
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Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
 
Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
 
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The Dig
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The Dig is a podcast from Jacobin magazine that discusses politics, criminal justice, immigration and class conflict with smart people. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4839800
 
Justice Collective exists to inspire, inform and engage individuals and communities to opportunities in working social change. We see that social justice is at the heart of the gospel, in that Jesus rights wrongs in the earth.
 
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Sword and Scale
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The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. No crime is too brutal and no victim is too pure. The worst monsters are real.
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
 
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Hysteria
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Political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan is joined by a bicoastal squad of opinionated, mouthy women to discuss news, politics, and cultural stories that affect women's lives, from serious to absurd. Women: 51% of the population and 100% of this podcast.
 
Digging deep into stories of food, race, radical love and creative social justice. Broadcast on WNHH 103.5fm community radio - New Haven, CT. Hosted by chef, activist, artist Tagan Engel
 
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This week on MIA Radio, we present our second chat with Doctor Lee Coleman. In the first interview in this series, we discussed Lee’s career, his views as a critical psychiatrist and his 1984 book Reign of Error. For this second interview, we focus on psychiatry in the courtroom and why the psychiatric expert witness role may be failing both th ...…
 
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross joins Justice & Drew to chat about the impact of Twitter and other social media platforms on current events. Later, they tune in to William Barr's press conference on the Mueller report.
 
What is Big Pharma doing with social media influencers? What exactly is #FreeBritney? Why is Charlize Theron doing A DailyMail exclusive about her trans daughter? Who is anti-gay congressman Aaron Shock and why did he abuse government funds to build a ‘Downton Abbey’ themed office? Will Nicki Minaj ever stop working with sexual abusers? Joan an ...…
 
Samsung delays the launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone and recalls all review samples amid reports of broken screens. Also today: Japan says its industries will manage without Iranian oil, and a tech unicorn specialising in plant-based "meat" prepares to go public.
 
IN THE PRESS - Tues. 23.04.19: We take a look at the tributes to the over 300 people who lost their lives in Sunday's terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. We also find out more about the latest political fiasco in Algeria. Finally, we ask whether caviar is really worth all the hype.
 
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss online diversity trainings, how low-income individuals spend more on health care, the history of slaveowners receiving reparations, and gratuitous dental procedures. In honor of Earth Day, DeRay is joined by marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Ayana Young, co-founder of For the Wild.…
 
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss online diversity trainings, how low-income individuals spend more on health care, the history of slaveowners receiving reparations, and gratuitous dental procedures. In honor of Earth Day, DeRay is joined by marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Ayana Young, co-founder of For the Wild.…
 
A conversation with Ryan Rohlf, a Downtown Disciples community member, brings you further into how the embodiment of Christ is lived through action and relationship. Taking the steps through the evolution of his faith, Ryan finds fellowship and peace in his personal relationship with faith. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisciplesDSM https://www.face ...…
 
Egyptians hit the polling booths for the final day of a vote on a referendum that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's current term and give him a shot at another mandate. Also, we hear from Alaa Salah, the woman in white who has come to represent the powerful participation of female voices in recent protests. And a small South African ...…
 
We take a look at the advantages and pitfalls of blocking social media with a view to preventing the propagation of misinformation, this in the aftermath of the deadly attacks in Sri Lanka. Also, two journalists are arrested for covering the Gilets Jaunes protests, leading to concerns about press freedom in France.…
 
What's the point of targeting Sri Lanka's Christian minority? There's sadly a long history of suicide attacks in the country's past, but the coordinated bloodbath on Easter Sunday is unprecedented. It's been ten years since the country has seen this scale of violence, since a brutal civil war ended with the crushing of Tamil separatists. How wi ...…
 
Jon, Drew, and Sam discuss their weekends, Jon's whooping cough, Star Wars, and more.
 
Jon, Drew, and Sam discuss their weekends, Jon's whooping cough, Star Wars, and more.
 
Justice & Drew are joined again by Jason Lewis and discuss a variety of topics including social media platforms, the left, Earth Day, and more.
 
Justice & Drew are joined again by Jason Lewis and discuss a variety of topics including social media platforms, the left, Earth Day, and more.
 
Justice & Drew discuss hands free device bills going through the legislature as well as social media influencers before being joined by Jason Lewis.
 
Justice & Drew discuss hands free device bills going through the legislature as well as social media influencers before being joined by Jason Lewis.
 
Andrew Langer kicks off the second hour of the show with Justice & Drew. Later, in honor of Earth Day, Justice & Drew discuss college and high school students experiencing anxiety and grief over climate change.
 
Andrew Langer kicks off the second hour of the show with Justice & Drew. Later, in honor of Earth Day, Justice & Drew discuss college and high school students experiencing anxiety and grief over climate change.
 
Justice & Drew celebrate Earth Day the way everybody should: by keeping warm with tire fires and asking for extra straws at restaurants. Plus, Sam shares the top 5 stories she thinks you should know for the day.
 
Justice & Drew celebrate Earth Day the way everybody should: by keeping warm with tire fires and asking for extra straws at restaurants. Plus, Sam shares the top 5 stories she thinks you should know for the day.
 
Some people never drink wine; for others, it’s an indispensable part of an enjoyable meal. Whatever your personal feelings might be, wine seems to exhibit a degree of complexity and nuance that can be intimidating to the non-expert. Where does that complexity come from, and how can we best approach wine? To answer these questions, we talk to Ma ...…
 
More than a year after the death of The Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, bandmates Noel and Mike Hogan speak to Eve Jackson about their final album "In the End," why it's time for the band to say goodbye to fans, and their legacy.
 
If you live in a democracy and think that nothing can really shake it or make it collapse, you're fooling yourself. That's the idea that our guest, Ece Temelkuran, a Turkish novelist, essayist and columnist, develops in her latest book, "How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship." Temelkuran dissects different right-wing ...…
 
A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.
 
Vigilante groups in the UK are tracking down paedophiles and handing them over to the police. Their brand of vigilante justice has led to many successful convictions but their methods, which include publicly shaming the suspects, have raised concerns. Our colleagues at France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.…
 
Today on the podcast I'm very excited to have Erica Hornthal! Erica is a licensed professional clinical counselor, board-certified dance/movement therapist and the founder and president of Chicago Dance Therapy, Inc., a psychotherapy practice founded in 2011. A huge thank-you to my sponsors: This episode is sponsored by: PESI. Clinicians have a ...…
 
HELP OUT WITH A 5 STAR REVIEW ON ITUNES DIRECT PAYPAL CONTRIBUTION WINE CELLAR PATREON MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION WINE CELLAR STUDIO AMAZON WISH LIST North Carolina sheriff's deputy is accused of planting drugs in someone’s vehicle as part of a revenge plot. Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid said he's grateful his detectives were able to uncover the ...…
 
Pulling from jazz, soul, rock and romanticism to create an alternative, sometimes experimental, often poetic and always original sound, Liv Monaghan is a singer-songwriter and costume designer from the Emerald Isle. Living and working in France since 2012, her latest album "Slow Exhale" was released at the end of last year. She joined us for Pe ...…
 
It’s a remarkable American story: a poor peanut farmer from the Deep South becomes a nuclear naval officer, then governor of Georgia, and finally President of the United States.And what Jimmy Carter has done for peace and human rights in the 40 years since leaving office is just as remarkable. The 39th president talks here about his early life ...…
 
“The real problem with the Black community is fatherlessness”. If you’ve ever heard that, this podcast is for you. Jemar and Tyler are back to confront the myth of absent Black fathers. This episode covers the history of the myth, how communities of color raise their kids, and a word of appreciation for their own fathers being present in their ...…
 
Happy Earth Day! Today marks the countdown to Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020. Mary invites Susan Bass of the Earth Day Network onto the show, who takes us back to the very first Earth Day in 1970, and how it bears a stark resemblance to where we are at today. Mary & Susan look at the circumstances that led to a huge, nationwide effort by ...…
 
Hello! Ed’s been going on about it for years, but we’ve finally agreed to do an episode on his favourite topic: predistribution. It’s all about reducing inequality in the first place, rather than relying on tax and benefits later down the line. We talk to inventor of the term Professor Jacob Hacker to work out what it means. Brazilian academic ...…
 
Serious psychological issues can develop, fester, and become toxic in the cover of darkness when not addressed and treated properly. None of us are immune to the dangers or pitfalls of mental illness or where dark thoughts could lead us. On March 10th, 2017, Anjum Coffland learned this lesson the hard way when she went to her husband Randall’s ...…
 
According to Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, modern secular politics is theological from the ground up – which may come as a nasty surprise to the many people who believe, often for very good reasons, that religion and politics should be kept as far from each other as possible.
 
On the 26th of January 2019 at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in a a yurt, I interviewed three women from Wilora ... a small town just off the Stuart Hwy 300 ks North of Alice Springs .This is the area of the last state sanctioned massacre in Australia in 1928. The women are from the Kaytetye aboriginal group in Central Australia and a ...…
 
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This week on MIA Radio, we present our second chat with Doctor Lee Coleman. In the first interview in this series, we discussed Lee’s career, his views as a critical psychiatrist and his 1984 book Reign of Error. For this second interview, we focus on psychiatry in the courtroom and why the psychiatric expert witness role may be failing both th ...…
 
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Our panel of journalists discuss the week's hottest topics, starting with the blaze of Notre Dame on Monday. Many questions remain about the causes but also around the reconstruction; how long will it take, who should pay for it, and how should it be rebuilt? Also this week, Greta Thunberg brings her youth climate fight to the Vatican, meeting ...…
 
Holy Week for Christians represents a dramatic movement from pain to hope. We deeply feel and lament the pain Jesus Christ endured for us, but we also feel our personal pain and the world’s pain. Then we rejoice as that pain gives way to the eternal hope that is always available to us through the resurrection — a hope that is not just for ourse ...…
 
In 2012, a group of folks from the African American neighborhood of Sharswood, Philadelphia, got tired of walking by trash filled vacant lots and used their creativity, hard work and passions to turn one of them into the North Philly Peace Park. This fence free park built for neighbors by neighbors was founded with giant garden in the shape of ...…
 
In this edition, how rape has become a weapon of war in parts of Cameroon as separatists fight government troops in the Central African country. Also, Brexit may have been delayed for now but what will it mean for women's rights? We talk to Remain campaigner and feminist, Jenna Norman. Plus, the Iranian who became the first from her country to ...…
 
The Friday Roundtable reacts to the Mueller report being released before they play the news quiz.
 
The Friday Roundtable reacts to the Mueller report being released before they play the news quiz.
 
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