Let's Rage Together Podcast
Two friends discussing the politics of total liberation and related topics.
Two friends discussing the politics of total liberation and related topics.
Episode 22 - Disaster Blues
Episode 22 is here (finally)! In this episode, we respond to a few listener questions, including feedback on our discussion about the vegan flag and identity formation (3:30), feedback from the Fois Gras action in Belgium (8:45), more discussion about the Save Movement (18:20) and our views on sex work (39:05). For “The Bad and The Rad” we talk about the “Corona Virus Confinement Challenge” (42:10), Gary Yourofsky coming out of retirement (54:50), the new documentary “On The Wild Side”...
Episode 21 - Crisis
In this episode we discuss how we react to crises and international tragedies as a movement, a society and as vegans, and how making everything about veganism may not be the best idea. We mention the fires in Australia, the new Corona Virus, the floods in Indonesia and in between we rant about our favourite problematic animal rights organisation. For feedback, questions or episode suggestions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Music, recording and editing by us. The coronavirus is not...
Episode 20 - The Nest: An Interview with Banesa Tseki
In this episode we interview Banesa Tseki, who is the co-owner of The Nest Space, a Black female run yoga studio, zero waste grocer and vegan café in Johannesburg, South Africa. We met her there, did a yoga class with her, and chatted to her about a range of topics, including some of her other projects and her views on veganism, yoga and spirituality, while we sipped on a delicious banana smoothie she made for us. We really enjoyed this interview and we hope you will too. All music, editing...
Episode 19 - The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People
In this episode we review two recent documentaries, The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People, as well as discussing some listener feedback about a range of topics; from Fiona Oakes not being included in The Game Changers documentary, to what we think of the vegan flag, to the fires in Australia, to activist communities, and a few other things. The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People reviews: 01:00 All music, editing and recording by us. letsragetogether.co.za email@example.com...
Episode 18 - The Million Dollar Question: What is Mainstream Veganism Doing?
In this episode we discuss and critique some recent forms of vegan activism, from offering Trump $1 million to not eat animals for a month, to vigils, to reenacting non-human animal exploitation, to The Game Changers documentary. We also respond to some interesting listener feedback. · The Lonely Vegans (Instagram Post) · Muslims Aren’t A Race, So I Can’t Be Racist, Right? Wrong. (Article) · Racism and Islamophobia (Article) · Yes, Islamophobia is a type of racism. Here’s why · The Instagram...
Episode 17 - Nuance & Naysayers
Recently Carnism Debunked (George Martin - also of Anonymous for the Voiceless) made a “debunking” video of our 11th episode. This is our response. We discuss a range of ideas such as “carnism”, “men’s rights”, centrism, intersectionality, consistent anti-oppression, fascism, feminism, Trump, circumcision, consent, privilege, the gender binary, conscription, patriarchy, domestic violence, Anarchism and veganism. Content warning: racism, homophobia, ableism, sexism, sexual assault, domestic...
Episode 16 - Rebellion and Revolution
In this episode we discuss Rojava, live animal export, whether bearing witness at slaughterhouses is a good thing or not, some more listener questions about veganism and revolution, and our views on Extinction and Animal Rebellion. For feedback and questions, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org All music and editing by us. libcom.org · Open Letter to XR · Why XR Can't Save the World · False Solutions · From XR to a Desirous Rebellion · Dismantle White Privilege in XR · Greta Thunberg...
Episode 15 - Resistance and Inconsistencey
In this episode we discuss a range of topics, mostly surrounding some listener questions. We talk about Rojava and Hong Kong, Femicide and rape culture in South Africa and some challenging vegan ethical grey areas. Let us know your thoughts! email@example.com Recording, editing and music by us. National Geographic: Indigenous Peoples Defend Earth's Biodiversity · Amnesty International: The Death Penalty · The Cranky Vegan: Intersectionality and Animal Rights · CrimethInc.; Hong...
Episode 14 - Idea Share - Cognitive Errors
Episode 14 - our first Idea Share Episode! We’ve decided to start a new series of episodes that focus specifically on sharing ideas that either one or both of us have learned, through studies, books, documentaries or personal interest. We want this to be a space where we can share bits of knowledge that we have in some way benefited from. In this episode we discuss some common cognitive errors and biases. Email us with feedback, questions, or any other ideas you’d like us to share:...
Episode 13 - Dissecting Language
In this episode we respond to some listener feedback and discuss what we expect from the new “Game Changers” documentary. Our main discussion delves into the language that we use when we talk about non-human animals and the ways that this can perpetuate oppressive and exploitative norms. We also go on a bit of a tangent discussing “dog moms”, “bunny dads” and “furkids”, and how we view and treat our companion animals. For questions, comments and feedback, e-mail us:...
Episode 12 - Are We Too Negative?
In this episode we respond to two listener questions and consider whether we (Pete and Taryn) are too negative, and perhaps even divisive within the vegan community. We delve more into what we think about sharing vegan health facts and messaging that is food-, fat- and disease-shaming, and speak more about our views on abortion and Gary Yourofsky. We also discuss the importance of self-care and dealing with the guilt of escapism in the context of unavoidable participation in a capitalist...
Episode 11 - Are All Animal Rights Activists Worth Supporting?
In this episode we answer some listener questions, do our regular "The Bad and the Rad" segment and then break down how we feel about the idea of supporting any animal rights activists, even if they are problematic, just because it's "for the animals". Main discussion: 31:06 All recording, music and editing by us. Email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at http://letsragetogether.co.za. #truthofcube video · #truthofcube response video · Carol J. Adams Statement...
Episode 10 - Anarchy! An Interview with Aragorn Eloff
In this episode we interviewed Aragorn Eloff about Anarchism, his role in projects like the bolo’bolo Anarchist Collective, running the first vegan restaurant in South Africa, his travels around the world making a documentary on Anarchism, the music that he makes and his (and other Anarchists’) views on topics ranging from free speech to voting, violence and the problems within the vegan community. Outro song: Pig - Aragorn23. All other recording, music and editing by us. Email us on:...
Episode 9 - Creative Liberation
In this episode we have a bit more of a casual and rambling conversation than our usual episodes. We discuss creativity and how it’s relevant within the context of radical, liberatory politics. Main discussion: 13:45 Period. End of Sentence · The Dark Side of the Lens
Episode 8 - White Privilege!
In this episode we talk about white privilege, and why it’s so important to recognise, acknowledge, and dismantle it. In our ‘The Rad and the Bad’ segment, we talk about vegans supporting the Beauty Pass app, lonely elephants, running, and the new documentary Everything Must Fall. We end the episode with a song by local political hip hop act Soundz of the South. Main discussion: 24:55 Outro song: They Feed On It - Soundz of the South All other recording, music and editing by us The last...
Episode 7 - Defining Veganism (Part 2): Are You Even Vegan?
This episode is part two of “Defining Veganism”, where we discuss veganism and its definition, and whether or not we should narrow it to include things like The Liberation Pledge, not consuming palm oil, coffee and chocolate, not using plastic, anti capitalism, and whether or not you also need to be an activist to consider yourself vegan. Outro song: Making a Killing - Jedi Mind Tricks All other recording, songs and editing by us. Topics: Veganism Fascism Anarchism Intersectionality Animal...
Episode 6 - Defining Veganism (Part 1)
This episode is part one of two where we discuss veganism and its definition, and whether or not we should expand it to include things like including human animals, intersectionality, veganism as a political stance, reducetarianism, “health” veganism, killing insects, buying animals, trace ingredients and e-numbers, using your old non-vegan items, horse riding, honey, and some other things in between. We also do our regular ‘Bad and Rad’ segment before we dive into the main discussion. Outro...
Episode 5 - Smash the Patriarchy: An introduction to Feminism, Rape Culture and Toxic Masculinity
In this episode we discuss some listener feedback about the last episode and a question about guide dogs. We also chat about the Hambach Forest evictions, the proposed Cresta Shopping Mall aquarium and the World Day for Animals fast. Our main discussion centres around an introduction to feminist concepts, including toxic masculinity and rape culture. Trigger warning: Rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, gender discrimination, racism, domestic violence Topics: Patriarchy, Feminism,...
Episode 4 - Rage and Recreation Mashup
We’re back! In this episode we catch up after a bit of a break, discuss a listener question about living an ethical life, talk about what we’ve been up to, and discuss some issues surrounding the anti-plastic hype. Trigger warning: Brief conversation about suicide. Topics: Veganism Activism Consumerism Animal Rights Plastic Straws vs fishing nets Ableism Recycling Economic Injustice Song: Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead Support Us: http://patreon.com/letsragetogether...
Episode 3 - Burnout and Self-Care
In this episode we talk about burnout, self-care and working towards sustainable activism. We also discuss two listener comments about Akashinga and the ethics of feeding your companion animals vegan diets. Content warning: In this episode we make mention of a few mental health issues like anxiety, depression, PTSD and STSD, as well as domestic violence. TOPICS: Burnout, Self care, Sustainable activism, Akashinga, Veganism, Animal Rights, Domestic Violence, Companion animals, Speciesism,...