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Socialism and Simpsons soundclips. Posadism and pro-wrestling. A somewhat tri-weekly leftist podcast based in Portland, OR, talking with people about their cultural obsessions and offering plenty of our own recommendations. We try to make socialism more fun with pop culture refs, you could say. Contact: @givingthemic on Twitter // Givingthemic@gmail.com // www.facebook.com/givingthemic/
 
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Part 2 of our discussion with educators about what's been learnt in the past year plus about teaching kids(and ESL students) both online and in-person. In this part, we get into how much more stressful the return to in-person teaching has been. We're joined by Derick Varn, Melisa Crosby, and my sister Beth Salmon.-Check out Derick Varn at VarnVlog:…
 
Part 1 of this talk, the whole ep is available now on Patreon at Http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic. -We revisit our episode from early pandemic, talking to grade school and community college educators about what we've learned(if anything) about teaching kids and ESL since then. Derick Varn, Melisa Crosby, and my sister Beth Salmon have a stimulat…
 
Part 2 of our review of Mark Levin's American Marxism. It doesn't get better than Part 1.-Check out Andrew Hartman's book, _A War For The Soul Of America: A History Of The Culture Wars_-Help us make the show!www.patreon.com/givingthemic-Find us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/givingthemic-Questions/comments/suggestions for great local Korean food: givi…
 
Part 1 of 2-parter, the whole conversation is already available for patrons at http://Patreon.com/givingthemic. Part 1! Mark Levin's American Marxism book! It's a best-seller! Burning up the charts! It's really dumb and has no real idea what it's talking about, but that ain't going to let it stop from being yet another salvo in the Culture War! We …
 
[FIXED AUDIO - this is corrected from the original upload]. A panel of leftist veterans and DSA members(ft. Mitch, Spencer, Marcos, and James) joins us to talk about serving in American imperial war, the Afghanistan withdrawal, the "hero worship" that American culture has pushed for 20 years, and what all this actually does to a person. Good words …
 
[FIXED AUDIO]. A panel of leftist veterans and DSA members(ft. Mitch, Spencer, Marcos, and James) joins us to talk about serving in American imperial war, the Afghanistan withdrawal, the "hero worship" that American culture has pushed for 20 years, and what all this actually does to a person. Good words here for veterans, active duty servicepeople,…
 
Ben Burgis returns to the show to talk about his new book _Canceling Comedians While the World Burns_ with Jacob & I. We get into the pathologies of powerlessness, better ways to handle online disagreement, and more. Check out Ben's show "Give Them An Argument" here: https://www.youtube.com/user/benburgis1-Help us make the show! http://www.patreon.…
 
Regular guest C. Derick Varn was gracious enough to invite me on his youtube show/podcast VarnVlog, back in early July. We cover everything from how people's rhetoric gets a lot more heated as the stake argued over decline, the limits on our current horizon for political change, a bunch of Q&A, and a lot more. Subscribe to the VarnVlog here: https:…
 
Relief checks! Stimulus Funds! Biden Bucks! How to get them to the most at-risk communities like local houseless folks. We talk with Steve from the 1040Bloc, a project out of Portland DSA, which works on filing basic tax forms so folks can get some relief funds. We also go thru the step-by-step process if you want to start your own project. For mor…
 
Arun Gupta returns to the show and This is Revolution's Jason Myles joins me to start talking about "cultural nationalism" and Portland cultural food trends, but expands to talk about the food and culture of the hinterlands, as both Jason and Arun have been chefs. What's the difference between cooking on an oil rig on the Gulf Coast vs cooking for …
 
Since the 1960s, a constant feature in American life have been the culture wars. We talk with Professor Andrew Hartman about his work documenting the history of the culture wars, how they crossover with moral panics, and his upcoming book on Marx in America. -Hartman's book is War for the Soul of America A History of the Culture Wars, available her…
 
Budtenders and weed distros, organize! Savina & Jess from the Cannabis Workers Coalition join us to talk about providing a critical resource to a new industry! Check out their #GardenLife event on Sunday(May 16th, 2021) from 11A - 4:20PM at Somewhere PDX Dispensary in the Pearl District. -Also, find out more about the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act and…
 
J. Posadas! Juan Peron! Leon Trotsky! We come back to the topic of Posadism, only this time we talk to the guy who wrote the book. A.M. Gittlitz (a.k.a. AP Andy from the Antifada) joins us to talk about his book _I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs, and Apocalypse Communism_ We discuss J. Posadas, Juan Peron and Lopez Rega, cults, and what does a rev…
 
Market worship in the form of deregulation of markets is killing people, most recently in Texas. We talk to heterodox economics professors and authors (and UMKC alumni) Rob Larson, Erik Dean, and Mitch Green about wtf happened with Gamestonks, why the Texas energy grid did what it did, and exactly why do Libertarians argue like that?!---Help us mak…
 
Worker-owned Cooperatives! Cooperative board games! Garrett and I talk to Brian Van Slyke, one of the co-founders and game designers from the TESA Collective. We cover how to do a leftist board game, publishing a game during Covid/Uprising/wildfires, life in a worker co-op, and far more! Has Professor Richard Wolff played this game yet? Check it ou…
 
We attempt to talk about the year 2020 (recorded at before Jan 1), and sorta fail, but we talk about Cyberpunk a lot. And Billy Idol. Lots of clips from the Billy Idol album, too.-Help us make the show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic-Find us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/givingthemic-Questions/comments/suggestions for great local Korean f…
 
Sean and Venu from the Portland Unemployed Workers Union join us to talk about the history of unemployed people organizing, starting a UWC in Portland, and give tips on how you can help start one, too. Plus we talk about Adbusters magazine for like 30 minutes for some reason. Not sure why on that one.----Help us make the show! http://www.patreon.co…
 
Organize your building! Remember all that Rent Strike talk early on during Quarantine? Curious about how you'd even begin to organize for something like that? Mario & Rebekah from the North Portland Tenants Collection and Cici from DontEvictPDX join us to talk about the history of tenant unions, how the NPTC got started, and even give Jacob some ti…
 
Part three of the interviews of Portland delegates to the 2019 DSA National Convention. This time we talk with Ben from the Libertarian Socialist Caucus. The 2021 National Convention is being planned now, happening all online. These interviews will hopefully help inform that process by giving a glimpse of what folks who survived that weekend in Aug…
 
This is the second of three episodes of conversations recorded at the end of the 2019 National Convention of the Democratic Socialists of America, held in Atlanta that August. The 2021 National Convention is being planned now, happening all online. These interviews will hopefully help inform that process by giving a glimpse of what folks who surviv…
 
This is the first of three episodes of conversations recorded at the end of the 2019 National Convention of the Democratic Socialists of America, held in Atlanta that August. The 2021 National Convention is being planned now, happening all online. These interviews will hopefully help inform that process by giving a glimpse of what folks who survive…
 
The second half of our talk with Pat & Ben from "I Learned Nothing", and we actually get round to talking Nietzsche this time! It's slightly less silly, but we do talk about ressentiment, the Last Man, could Marx and Nietzsche have tolerated each other, and much more.-Check out I Learned Nothing at https://www.bodytapeintl.com/i-learned-nothing-Sup…
 
Ben and Pat from "I Learned Nothing: A Philosophy Podcast for Dullards" join Garrett and I for a very silly episode where we sort of attempt to talk about Nietzsche and fail miserably. BUT! We talk about many related things along the way, like Alan Moore comics, Disneyworld trying to open during Covid, Hellblazer, podcast cats, etc. It's well worth…
 
Author/professor Tad Delay joins us to talk about his book/podcast _Against: What Does The White Evangelical Want?_, why a lot of Evangelicals seem to have trouble distinguishing Jesus from white supremacists, how hypocrisy is a hang-up for liberals but a pleasure for conservatives, and more.-Support the protestor bail funds in your city: https://b…
 
What do you know--turns out getting millions of kids and other students to immediately switch to an all-online educational environment doesn't work so well. We're joined by Derick Varn, high school teacher in SLC, Melisa Crosby, community college teacher in Portland, and my sister Beth, middle school teacher in Raleigh, to share notes about what wo…
 
The 2nd part of our episode: Returning heterodox economists Erik and Mitch join us again to go over the anemic stimulus, how much private equity is a vampire squid, and what the hell Modern Monetary Theory actually is. We also touch on some historic bits too. -Part 1 is available here: https://soundcloud.com/givingthemic/67-stimulus-mmt-how-bad-pri…
 
Part 1 of our new episode: Returning heterodox economists Erik and Mitch join us again to go over the anemic stimulus, how much private equity is a vampire squid, and what the hell Modern Monetary Theory actually is. We also touch on some historic bits too. Part 2 is available here: https://soundcloud.com/givingthemic/67-objections-to-mmt-keynes-th…
 
Separate from all the grade school closures, how do you change all your classes online if you're teaching college students? Profs. Ami Sommariva from Portland State and Ben Burgis from Perimeter College at Georgia State join to talk about trying to adjust classes and curricula to fit the current moment. -Help us make the show! Get early access to e…
 
Jacob, Garrett, & I recorded a group chat from our respective bunkers last week to talk about the New Now. And we make more than a few references to the Mitchell & Webb "Quiz Broadcast" sketches, as shown here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jJ203Q-lykhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22mt0cVyW5cJoin up with a local mutual aid and community support …
 
Another classic track from 2017. This is the episode that got us mentioned in the New Yorker. New episode is coming very soon. Stay safe, stay sane.-Help us make this show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic/On this episode, Jacob(@jacobmercy) joins Natasha(@ashesforfoxes), Garrett(@comradegarrett), and I talk about information overload which merg…
 
Hi all you folks stuck inside! We're re-posting our first chat that we did with C Derick Varn, way back in late 2017. There's plenty of timeless advice here and we'll think you'll enjoy it.----Check out Derick's new podcast Pop the Left! from the Zero Squared pod feed: http://dietsoap.podomatic.com-Help us make the show! http://www.patreon.com/givi…
 
Albert Lee is the candidate for the Democratic Primary in Oregon's 3rd District, endorsed by the Portland DSA, Our Revolution, and many more local progressive(or better) groups. He joined us in late February to talk about why he decided to primary the incumbent Democrat, the politics of bikes lanes and trying to help houseless folks, and the import…
 
Don't stare into the rightwing youtube abyss. Other things covered in Part 2 of Derick Varn on topics like why did 1968 did or why did all those national revolutions not go socialist. That any much more.-Ending music: Scritti Politti-Check out Derick Varn's Pop the Left! wherever finer podcasts are sold or at http://dietsoap.podomatic.com-Help us m…
 
Derick Varn returns for his semi-annual visit to talk about dealing with complicated old beliefs and why he restarted his podcast Pop the Left! with past guest Douglas Lain from Zero Books.-This is part 1 of the full conversation. The whole episode is available for Patrons so you can subscribe at Patreon.com/givingthemic-Check out Pop the Left! whe…
 
Dante Douglas (Videodante) joined me to talk about the state of labor in games making today and the need for organizing, the potential of co-ops, Gameworkers Unite, etc.Check out Dante's games at https://videodante.itch.io/ and writing at http://dante.cool/Recorded Sept 2019 at the XOXO Fest in Portland.-Mentioned in the episode:-Emma Kinema's talk…
 
As a bit of fun, I interviewed both my and my partner's nephews about their fave thing in the world, a game called the Fortnite. These recordings are the result. The audio gets a little noisy at times because you have over-energetic younglings tapping on handheld mics, but hopefully you'll make it past that bit. Happy Holidays!--Help us make the sh…
 
Part two of our talk about UK politics and life in scotland with True Life Scotsman Sean(http://twitter.com/worstfriendband). We discuss transphobia in the UK, the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, why the Guardian is not a left-wing paper, what IRN BRU actually tastes like, the fun that is Buckfast, and openly insulting the Red Hot Chil…
 
Giving us a now hilariously dated overview of UK and Scottish politics, Sean of The Worst Friend(https://twitter.com/worstfriendband) joined us back in the late summer. He's an organizer who moved to Portland from Glasgow and takes great pleasure in attempting to explain just WTF is going on over there. Topics also covered include Brexit, Scottish …
 
BACK after a prolonged absence, we follow up on previous episodes by having back Dawn(@dorkvania) from our very first episode, Ben Burgis(@benburgis) from earlier this year, and Candy joining us once again to talk about their love(and critiques) of the X-files, Darin Morgan episodes, and memories of growing up in the 90s. Also, we get into how weir…
 
SEE TIM IN PORTLAND! Thursday(9/26) at 7:30 at Powells downtown.-Tim Faust(@crulge) returns to the show to do a properly roundtable discussion with local Portland healthcare activists and disability advocates to talk about his new book, Garrett & I are joined by Adam from the Portland DSA Medicare-for-All campaign, Betsy from Portland Jobs with Jus…
 
Just in time for their PacNW stand-up tour, stars of comedy and pod and Means TV, Jake Flores(@feraljokes) and Sara June(www.heysarajune.com) join us for a chat! Topics covered: MeansTV, leftist podcasting, comedy stuff, "Everything's getting rebooted, even Mic Dicta," making culture as a part of leftist organizing, and how as a society will we be …
 
Max Elbaum from Verso Books, author of _Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che_, was in Portland last month and sat for an interview with myself and Kevin from Regrettable Century. Stay tuned for his story about the Weather Underground and Bob Avakian!Here’s the website for Max’s book: https://revolutionintheair.orgMax's…
 
Candy & I spoke with author/organizer Eric Blanc in studio in mid-May 2019. Eric has published Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics with Verso and Jacobin. Find the book here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2955-red-state-revoltYou can find out more what Eric's up to at https://ericblanc.org/or follow him on the …
 
Paige Kreisman(https://twitter.com/PaigeKreisman) is a candidate running for Oregon House District 42. She's the first trans person to run for state-wide office in Oregon, the first candidate ever endorsed by Portland DSA, an Army veteran, and tenant organizer. Check out her campaign at http://www.paige2020.comCandy & I talked to her and Bryan from…
 
Part 2! Ben Burgis(Rutgers prof, Zero Books author, Ben Shapiro debunker/mocker) joins us(Candy, Jacob, and Jeremy) to talk about his new book from Zero Books, _Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left_. Why do you actually need an argument versus just wanting to snark and dunk on or morally shame somebody? Listen and find out! Recorded in mid-Apr…
 
Ben Burgis(Rutgers prof, Zero Books author, Ben Shapiro debunker/mocker) joins us(Candy, Jacob, and Jeremy) to talk about his new book from Zero Books, _Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left_. Why do you actually need an argument versus just wanting to snark and dunk on or morally shame somebody? Listen and find out! Check out Part 2 here: http…
 
Part 2! The 1st-ever NW Unity Conference for the Democratic Socialists of America was held in early April, 2019, in Portland, Oregon.-Check out Part 1 here: https://soundcloud.com/givingthemic/ep52-the-dsa-nw-unity-conference-part-1-Members from chapters around the NW(from Anchorage to Billings to Eugene and more) converged on a cold rainy weekend …
 
Check out part 2 here: https://soundcloud.com/givingthemic/ep52-part-2-the-dsa-nw-unity-conference--The 1st-ever NW Unity Conference for the Democratic Socialists of America was held in early April, 2019, in Portland, Oregon.Members from chapters around the NW(from Anchorage to Billings to Eugene and more) converged on a cold rainy weekend to chat …
 
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