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A podcast that focuses on history from a communist perspective in a round-table discussion over booze.

A podcast that focuses on history from a communist perspective in a round-table discussion over booze.
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United States

Description:

A podcast that focuses on history from a communist perspective in a round-table discussion over booze.

Twitter:

@prolespod

Language:

English


Episodes

SPECIAL RELEASE Episode 28: Grover Furr

5/16/2019
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In this episode, we sat down with the man, the myth, the legend: Grover Furr himself. We chatted about his newest book, Stalin: Waiting for...the Truth, which is a clap-back at Stephen Kotkin's dishonest biography "Stalin: Waiting for Hitler". We also talked about Anti-communism in general, as well as the importance of Stalin's legacy and why he isn't, as many people accuse him of, a "Stalin apologist." It's spicy as hell, so buckle up. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or...

Duration:01:26:57

Episode 27: Read a F*cking Book, Liberal w/ Deathnography

5/15/2019
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In this episode, we sat down with Henry from Deathnography to discuss social media, leftbook, and...a bunch of random topics because we couldn't stay on task. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, guest appearances, etc.! All kinds of great stuff. Please subscribe on your favorite podcast apps and rate or review to help extend our reach. Like...

Duration:01:19:15

Episode 26: Xiangyu in the DPRK

5/1/2019
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We sat down with rapper and activist, Xiangyu after his second trip to the DPRK to talk about his experiences there, as well as a handful of other interesting topics. f you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, guest appearances, etc.! All kinds of great stuff. Please subscribe on your favorite podcast apps and rate or review to help extend our...

Duration:01:19:51

Episode 25: Bolívarian Revolutions

4/15/2019
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We sit down with Ethan (but not our Ethan) and Taylor (our Taylor) to talk about Simón Bolívar, Hugo Chávez, Nicolás Maduro, the coup attempts, the gains of the revolutions, and the US fuckery in Venezuela. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, guest appearances, etc.! All kinds of great stuff. Please subscribe on your favorite podcast apps and...

Duration:02:33:02

Episode 24: Guatemala and the Silent Holocaust

4/1/2019
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In this one we sit down with Phil after a trip to Guatemala where he reconnected with his family, revolutionary past, and their incredible story, one as old as time, of the US propping up fascists and killing communists. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, guest appearances, etc.! All kinds of great stuff. Please subscribe on your favorite...

Duration:01:32:52

Episode 23: Western Media is a F***

3/15/2019
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In this one we sit down with China Daily reporter, Ian Goodrum, and talk about how western media has portrayed China through its history, and communist countries broadly, as well as a bunch of great anecdotes, and discussions about how we might interpret media. And of course a brief history of The Peoples' Liquor. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get access to our spicy discord, exclusive...

Duration:02:12:24

Episode 22: Indigeneity

3/1/2019
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(*Disclaimer: One of our microphones cut out about 1/3 of the way through recording, and so we were forced to cut most of the banter after that point. We apologize, but are grateful that Andrea had a ton of incredibly interesting information to tell, and so we feel the content didn't suffer) The Proles sit down with Andrea (@andrea_lakota on Twitter) to discuss how Indigenous folks, decolonization, and a lot of misunderstood terms intersect. It is chocked full of amazing knowledge. If you...

Duration:01:53:36

Episode 21: The Rise of, Life In, and Fall of the German Democratic Republic

2/15/2019
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We talk about the splitting up of Germany after World War 2, the creation of both the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany, discuss what rights GDR citizens had, how many damn Nazis were in the West after the war, and what happened in 1989. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get sweet pins, access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, guest appearances, etc.! All...

Duration:02:29:40

Episode 21: The Rise of, Life In, and Fall of the German Democratic Republic

2/15/2019
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We talk about the splitting up of Germany after World War 2, the creation of both the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany, discuss what rights GDR citizens had, how many damn Nazis were in the West after the war, and what happened in 1989. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get sweet pins, access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, guest appearances, etc.! All...

Duration:02:29:40

Episode 20: Paul Robeson

2/1/2019
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We go through the life of actor, singer, civil rights activist, and communist Paul Robeson and talk about how he laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement in the US, how the capitalist powers tried to destroy him, and why it's important for us to remember him. Update: we did more research and found the colleges that wouldn't play Rutgers b/c Robeson was on the football team! William & Mary, Georgia Tech, and Washington & Lee! If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you...

Duration:02:23:40

Episode 20: Paul Robeson

2/1/2019
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We go through the life of actor, singer, civil rights activist, and communist Paul Robeson and talk about how he laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement in the US, how the capitalist powers tried to destroy him, and why it's important for us to remember him. Update: we did more research and found the colleges that wouldn't play Rutgers b/c Robeson was on the football team! William & Mary, Georgia Tech, and Washington & Lee! If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you...

Duration:02:23:40

Live Anniversary Episode

1/21/2019
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It's been a whole freaking year since we first recorded and posted our animated first episode on the German Revolution! We are amazed and humbled by all that has happened since then, and in celebration we took live calls for two hours to meet and chat with some fantastic people and answer a few questions. Join us as we let our hair down, drink too much, and talk to ya'll. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and...

Duration:02:04:25

Live Anniversary Episode

1/21/2019
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It's been a whole freaking year since we first recorded and posted our animated first episode on the German Revolution! We are amazed and humbled by all that has happened since then, and in celebration we took live calls for two hours to meet and chat with some fantastic people and answer a few questions. Join us as we let our hair down, drink too much, and talk to ya'll. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and...

Duration:02:04:25

Episode 19: China In The Era of Xi

1/12/2019
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In yet another spicy episode that is sure to anger some folks, we talk with Ty (@spirit_of_17 on twitter), who got back not too long ago from a year living in China, and wanted to give us his take on what he experienced and saw, and what we think of where China is in the era of Xi. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get sweet pins, access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, pick your...

Duration:01:56:16

Episode 19: China In The Era of Xi

1/12/2019
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In yet another spicy episode that is sure to anger some folks, we talk with Ty (@spirit_of_17 on twitter), who got back not too long ago from a year living in China, and wanted to give us his take on what he experienced and saw, and what we think of where China is in the era of Xi. If you haven't already, go to www.prolespod.com or you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get sweet pins, access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, pick your...

Duration:01:56:16

PRT Episode 18: Marxist Feminism

1/1/2019
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What better way to ring in the New Year than this spicy episode on feminism, where we take shots at feminist movements of the past, men (of course) and some of the left. Special guest @socializm_ brings the fire. Ya'll are guaranteed to either love it, or hate it. If you haven't already, you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get sweet pins, access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, pick your own, guest appearances! All kinds of great...

Duration:02:11:23

PRT Episode 18: Marxist Feminism

1/1/2019
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What better way to ring in the New Year than this spicy episode on feminism, where we take shots at feminist movements of the past, men (of course) and some of the left. Special guest @socializm_ brings the fire. Ya'll are guaranteed to either love it, or hate it. If you haven't already, you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get sweet pins, access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, pick your own, guest appearances! All kinds of great...

Duration:02:11:23

PRT Episode 17: Nuclear Weapons

12/15/2018
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In this episode, we go from the discovery of nuclear fission up to the most recent state getting a nuclear weapon, and in between we talk about the Manhattan Project, Soviet spies, Hiroshima, US nuclear testing, and the DPRK having a nuke. This episode has some of the darkest moments we've had on the podcast and also some incredible silliness. Enjoy! Suggested Reading/Viewing - American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird & Martin Sherwin Stalin's Great...

Duration:02:29:43

PRT Episode 17: Nuclear Weapons

12/15/2018
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In this episode, we go from the discovery of nuclear fission up to the most recent state getting a nuclear weapon, and in between we talk about the Manhattan Project, Soviet spies, Hiroshima, US nuclear testing, and the DPRK having a nuke. This episode has some of the darkest moments we've had on the podcast and also some incredible silliness. Enjoy! Suggested Reading/Viewing - American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird & Martin Sherwin Stalin's Great...

Duration:02:29:43

PRT Episode 16: The End of History

12/7/2018
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Join The Proles and Breht from Revolutionary Left Radio in this collabo to end all collabos where we discuss history. Yep. But HOW do we interpret history? How do we tell history. What is truth? This is the peak, y'all. It's all downhill from here. If you haven't already, you can help the show improve over at www.patreon.com/prolespod and in return can get sweet pins, access to our spicy discord, exclusive episodes, pick your own, guest appearances! All kinds of great stuff. Please...

Duration:01:29:53