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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

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

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@prolespod

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English


Episodes

Ep 37: Communist Democracy

9/15/2019
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In this one, we sat down with Colette to discuss the history of democratic centralism, and how it has been developed over the years, as well as other forms of democracy from ostensibly socialist origins. 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:01:53:27

Ep 36: Canadian Communists

9/1/2019
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In this one, we sat down with Clara Sorrenti of the Canadian Communist Party to talk about a few important historical figures in the Canadian Communist movement, as well as answer some AMA questions. **Correction: Canada entered WW2 when Britain did, but the Communist Party didn't support the war until after the Soviet Union was invaded** 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...

Duration:00:59:45

SPEACIAL RELEASE: Ad Vincere Mundi Ep 1: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Histomat

8/19/2019
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In the first episode of Ad Vincere Mundi and the first episode in the How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Histomat arc, which deals with the history of Classics as a discipline, Colette breaks down what dialectical and historical materialism are, and then confronts one of the most egregious and poisonous myths about the field: that of classical history as ‘white history’. Intro Music: Pines of Rome: Pines of the Villa Borghese, by Ottorino Respighi. Riccardo Muti conducting the...

Duration:00:50:48

SPECIAL RELEASE: Bands of Turtle Island Ep 1: Fort Laramie Treaty

8/16/2019
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Thank you for downloading the episode please share and review the podcast, and email them at bandsofturtleisland@gmail.com or on twitter @BandsIsland. You can see transcripts, sources, and other miscellaneous things on their website here. Keep an eye on their twitter for update on episodes, new projects, and other important information. Suggested Reading: Fort Laramie Treaty: https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=42&page=transcript AIM Quotations, sources,...

Duration:01:36:05

Ep 35: Indie Music in the Modern Age

8/15/2019
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In this deviation from our normal formula, we sat down with the lead singer/songwriter for Craig's Brother to have a brief, informal conversation about their past, present, future, as well as ideas about what happened and what indie music looks like now in the U.S. 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...

Duration:00:55:59

Ep 34: Eugenics and Reproductive Rights (Or Lack Thereof)

8/1/2019
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In this one, we sat down with Pres to discuss the long and depressing history of Reproductive Rights, Patriarchy, Eugenics and how they all tie together. SPOILER ALERT: deathtoamerica CORRECTION: The Proles were lied to; Dep (Depo Prevera) is an injection that is re-administered every three months, whereas the arm implant referred to in the episode is Nexplanon (formerly Implanon) which lasts three years. IUDs can last three to ten years depending on the type. @marxymarx2 to contact...

Duration:01:53:37

Episode 33: Argentina Part 1: Colonialism Takes Hold

7/15/2019
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In this one we sat down with Joel from Anti-Imperialist Parentiposting to discuss the colonial period of Argentinian history, how freedom of slaved was raffled off by the British government, the codification of racism, and how the indigenous groups were targeted and assimilated. 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...

Duration:01:52:46

Episode 32: Soviet Spies

7/1/2019
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In this one, the Proles talk about 5 of the most interesting communist spies and the lies, philandering, and political maneuvers that shaped the 20th century! 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:02:08:14

SPECIAL RELEASE The Tolerant Left Ep 1: Burn Your Ballots

6/28/2019
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The Proles introduce the debut episode of The Tolerant Left, an ML podcast that tackles controversial topics in *discourse*. In their first episode, Talia and Jess talk about electoral politics, why it's never going to give us the change we need, and what to do instead. You can follow them on Anchor and Spotify, with all the others to come shortly!

Duration:01:16:54

SPECIAL RELEASE Proles of the Minyan Ep 1: Symbolism Under Zionist Hegemony: DC Dyke March, the Magen David, & Hamsa Flag

6/21/2019
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In the debut episode of Proles of the Minyan, The Proles declare their support for DC Dyke March’s banning of the Israeli pride flag, present a historical analysis of Jewish symbolism, argue for an abandonment of the Magen David, and advance other symbols, like the Hamsa, that can serve to build Jewish solidarity with Palestinians for our collective liberation. Follow them on http://anchor.fm/proles-of-the-minyan twitter @prolesminyan, email prolesminyan@gmail.com. Suggested...

Duration:01:59:25

Episode 31: Stalin Was a Mensch - A Look at the "Antisemitism" of the USSR

6/15/2019
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In this special and spicy episode, we sat with Talia to discuss antisemitism in the USSR, especially Stalin-era. What of the doctor's plot? Or the night of the murdered poets? Tr*stky? 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...

Duration:01:21:48

Episode 30: The History of Art, part 1

6/1/2019
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In this long, information-packed episode, Ethan and our guest Mitch Malloy of Wild Blue Studiosgo through most of the history of art from millions of years ago back before Homo sapiens was a thing up into the very early 20th century. We very briefly cover the Soviet Union and the birth of socialist realism as well as talk about the CIA spreading certain art forms! The document with the images and artwork referenced is on the episode page on prolespod.com/episodes. Also the audio is...

Duration:03:56:05

Episode 29: Live From ProlesCon 2019

5/31/2019
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In this episode, we recorded a live episode at ProlesCon 2019 in Englewood, Colorado with Breht from RevLeftRadio and a bunch of wonderful comrades who hung out with us all weekend. We discussed left media in general, took a handful of audience questions, and then wrapped it up with a "We Could Do a Whole Episode On That" about the true story of "The Hunt for Red October." Please subscribe on your favorite podcast app. All episodes and a bunch of resources are available on...

Duration:01:46:40

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