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History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

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United States

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History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

Language:

English


Episodes

E40: The Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 2

7/21/2020
Concluding part of our double episode giving a brief general overview of the Spanish civil war and revolution which broke out after the attempted military coup by right-wing general Francisco Franco 1936-1939. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory...

Duration:00:51:23

E39: Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 1

7/7/2020
Part 1 of a double podcast episode where we give a brief general overview of the Spanish civil war and revolution which broke out after the attempted military coup by right-wing general Francisco Franco 1936-1939. In these episodes, we speak with Catherine Howley and Nick Lloyd about the tensions in Spanish society which exploded in 1936, about the military coup attempt, the civil war and the social revolution by workers and peasants. These episodes give an introduction to the conflict and...

Duration:00:49:48

E38: Mutiny! With Srsly Wrong

5/27/2020
Special Working Class History episode produced by our friends at lefty comedy podcast Srsly Wrong, speaking with John from WCH about mutinies: rebellions in the armed forces. We thought we would do something a bit different this time, and release a collaboration episode. One of us spoke with Srsly Wrong about the history of mutinies and why they’re important, looking primarily at World War I and the Vietnam war. They produced the episode and we are releasing it on both of our feeds. See full...

Duration:02:12:58

E37: The 43 Group, part 3

3/24/2020
Final part of our podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II. We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group. You can support this podcast, and listen to 2 exclusive bonus episodes on patreon here: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory You can get...

Duration:00:48:14

E36: The 43 Group, part 2

3/11/2020
Second of a three-part podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II. We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group. You can support this podcast, listen to all 3 parts +2 exclusive bonus episodes on patreon here:...

Duration:00:44:28

E35: The 43 Group, part 1

3/2/2020
First part of a podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II. We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group. You can support this podcast and listen to all 3 parts plus 2 bonus episodes on patreon: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory The bonus...

Duration:01:06:26

Seasons' greetings and an appeal from WCH

12/19/2019
A happy holidays and New Year message from WCH, alongside an appeal for people to support our work on patreon so we can continue our work in 2020 and beyond. Find out more, support us and get access to exclusive content at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory You can also support our work by using our online store, where we still have 2020 wall calendars available at https://shop.workingclasshistory.com Thanks for listening in 2019, and catch you all in 2020!

Duration:00:03:03

E34: Asian youth movements in Bradford, part 2

11/20/2019
Concluding our double episode on the Asian Youth Movement and United Black Youth League in conversation with Tariq Mehmood. This episode Tariq tells the story of the sensational Bradford 12 trial, and explains how the organisations developed. Full show notes including sources, photographs and links to more information here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2019/09/18/e28-29-asian-youth-movements-in-bradford/ This episode was brought to you by our patreon supporters. You can...

Duration:00:56:54

E33: Asian youth movements in Bradford, part 1

10/28/2019
First part of our double episode about anti-racist Asian youth movements in Bradford, England in the 1970s and 80s. We speak to Tariq Mehmood about the Asian Youth Movement, the United Black Youth League, and the his seminal trial as one of the so-called Bradford 12. This podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. You can support us as well and get access to exclusive content, like part 2 and a bonus episode with Tariq now at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory These will be...

Duration:00:52:01

WCL E01: T-Bone Slim – the laureate of the logging camps

10/14/2019
Repost to WCH of the first episode of the Working Class Literature podcast, about the life and work of radical hobo author T-Bone Slim. A prolific columnist for the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union in the United States, he was also a poet and songwriter as well as a barge captain working on the New York waterfront. In this episode WCL speak to Dr Owen Clayton from the University of Lincoln and Slim’s great-grandnephew, John Westmoreland. More info, photos and full...

Duration:00:58:06

E32: The Pawtucket mill strike

9/23/2019
In this podcast episode, historian Joey DeFrancesco tells the story of the first factory strike in US history when in 1824, young women and girls working in the mills in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, organised themselves and walked out, winning better conditions. Joey also explains how the development of capitalist industry in the north was dependent on the labour of enslaved people in the south. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return...

Duration:01:13:15

Introduction to Working Class Literature

9/2/2019
A very brief introduction to our new sister podcast, Working Class Literature, taking a radical look at fiction and culture. You can follow them here: https://soundcloud.com/workingclassliterature Or find episodes when they come out on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com First episode coming very soon, and it should also soon be available major podcast apps. You can support Working Class Literature and get access to benefits on their patreon:...

Duration:00:04:06

E31: The Hong Kong riots 1967, part 2

8/20/2019
Concluding part of our double episode on the Hong Kong general strike, protests and bombings of 1967. More information, photos and full show notes here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2019/07/15/e26-27-the-hong-kong-riots-1967/ This podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. You can support us and in return get exclusive content and benefits at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory

Duration:00:41:42

E30: The Hong Kong riots 1967, part 1

8/5/2019
As protests have swept Hong Kong in the last few weeks, we begin an occasional series on the British Empire with a double episode on a previous wave of demonstrations, riots, strikes and bombings in the city, then a British colony. We speak with three people who were there about what happened, and learn new revelations about one of Hong Kong’s most notorious unsolved murders – of radio commentator Lam Bun. We interview to Zhou Yi (Chau Yick/周奕), Leung Po Lung (梁寶龍) and Chui Yat Keung (徐日強)...

Duration:00:43:47

E29: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, part 3

7/9/2019
Last of our three-part podcast miniseries this Pride month about Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners. This podcast is funded entirely by our listeners and readers on patreon. You can support us, get exclusive early access to episodes, as well as bonus episodes at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory Part 3 has a bonus episode, where our interviewees talk about the film, Pride, what they thought about it and its actors, and tell us about their involvement in the production of the film....

Duration:00:37:43

E28: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, part 2

6/30/2019
Second in our three-part podcast miniseries this Pride month about Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners. This podcast is funded entirely by our listeners and readers on patreon. You can listen to all 3 parts of this miniseries now, as well as 2 bonus episodes, as well as exclusive early access to all episodes and other benefits at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory Read the full show notes with more information, photos and videos here on our website:...

Duration:00:19:09

E27: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, part 1

6/17/2019
First in a three-part podcast miniseries this Pride month about Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners, a small group of LGBTQ people in London who began to raise money for striking workers in the Welsh valleys during the great miners’ strike of 1984-5. Unknown to them at the time, they would end up transforming both communities, and Britain as a whole. LGSM have recently achieved a level of fame due to the excellent 2014 film by Steven Beresford, Pride. In these episodes, participants in the...

Duration:00:23:43

E26: The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50, part 2

6/1/2019
Concluding part of our podcast episodes on the Stonewall rebellion , when LGBTQ youth fought the police in NYC for 6 nights, and went on to organise and form the gay liberation movement. We have a bonus episode about this for our patreon supporters. You can support us and listen here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/e22-1-stonewall-26826531 We have produced a range of Stonewall 50th anniversary merchandise to help support our work, as well as the activism of former Stonewall riot participants....

Duration:02:39:33

E25: The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50, part 1

5/27/2019
Summer 2019 marks 50 years since the iconic rebellion against the police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The LGBTQ patrons and locals, many of them people of colour, and most of them working class, fought back against the police in 6 days of rioting. Then they organised, revolutionising the LGBTQ rights movement, and sparking Pride. In honour of Pride month, WCH are releasing a series of episodes about LGBTQ history. We begin with a double episode telling the story of the...

Duration:00:59:49

E24: WCH Crime - The Columbia Eagle mutiny, pt 4

5/6/2019
Concluding part of our miniseries on the Columbia Eagle mutiny during the Vietnam war in 1970, when two anti-war American sailors hijacked their ship full of napalm and sailed it to Cambodia. Bonus episode 4.1 is available for our $5 and above patreon supporters here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/wch-crime-4-1-ep-25989867 You can support this podcast, listen to 2 bonus episodes as part of this series, and get exclusive early access to future episodes and other benefits at...

Duration:00:20:27