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Gritty: The Anti-Fascist Hockey Hero – Changing On The Fly

More Hey Rebel Beat listeners! We interrupt our regular programming to bring you another episode of Changing On The Fly, Aaron’s other podcast, that we think you’re gonna love. Check it! How did Gritty, the new mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, become the new mascot for the American anti-fascist movement? Gritty is a […]


The Rebel Beat 090: The Union Thugs, Music, and Direct Action

Oi! Oi! Vey! Welcome to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat! Straight outta the ranks of Montreal’s Wobblies, we’ve got an interview with The Union Thugs. The Union Thugs are a folk-punk band who take a page from the little red song book, and give a nod to the great working class music […]


Changing On The Fly Episode 1: This Game We Love, On Stolen Land

Hey Rebel Beat listeners! We interrupt our regular programming to bring you something special – the very first episode of Changing On The Fly, Aaron’s new podcast on hockey and radical politics! If you want to follow along with all future episodes, subscribe to Changing On The Fly now wherever you get your podcasts (Apple, […]


The Rebel Beat 089: Alanis Obomsawin – Legendary Abenaki Musician and Filmmaker

On this month’s show, we bring you into the studio and into the mind of the legendary Abenaki Indigenous musician and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. Alanis is 85 years young, and has a prolific career with over 50 documentaries under her belt. But while many know her as an inspiring documentarian, fewer knew her as […]


The Rebel Beat 088: Kimmortal on Pipelines, Power, and Vancouver’s Finest FemmeC’s

On Episode 88 of The Rebel Beat, we have the pleasure of meeting Kimmortal. Kimmortal is a queer non-binary pilipinx artist based on unceded, unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories also known as Vancouver, BC (Canada). Her music is an inspiring mix of hip-hop, RnB, and guitar-driven pop, all with a radical, empowering message. Check Kimmortal […]


The Rebel Beat 087: Sounding off with the anarchist music journalists

This month’s episode of The Rebel Beat podcast features an interview with two people who are huge inspirations for the work we do on this show – Ron Sakolsky and Sheila Knopper. They’re anarchists. They’re grassroots music journalists. They’re radio pirates. And among them, they’ve got a well of music knowledge deeper than the […]


The Rebel Beat 086: Saltwater Hank’s Stories From the North West

Welcome back to the latest edition of The Rebel Beat! Our special guest on the podcast this month is Jeremy Pahl, aka. Saltwater Hank. Jeremy is an Indigenous Gitga’at bluegrass artist from northern so-called BC in Canada. His music comes out of an unexpected place, coming from a heavy-metal background himself. But we talked […]


The Rebel Beat 085: Dio Ganhdih

Welcome back to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat podcast! Our special guest on the show this month is Dio Ganhdih! Dio Ganhdih is a queer Indigenous MC, with roots in Awkwesasne Mohawk territory, and now based in NYC. She’s part of the epic Revolutions Per Minute family, and spits absolute fire on […]


The Rebel Beat 084: May Day Special!

May 1st is May Day. It is your day. It is our day. It is a day to take back time from the bosses, landlords, and rulers of this Earth, and a day to celebrate resistance. Let this be your soundtrack. The Rebel Beat is back with our annual May Day special podcast episode, […]


CBC Radio Doc on Migrant Solidarity

Hey Rebel Beat people! So as you can tell, this is not part of the Rebel Beat’s regular programming. Unfortunately I won’t be putting out an episode of the podcast in April. I’m traveling through western Canada, and don’t have much time to do any interviews or editing. But I’m pretty excited to share […]


The Rebel Beat 083: LAL – From the Underground to the Frontlines

What does it sound like if you take two dedicated activists with incredible rhythmic and vocal sensibilities, throw them into a loft studio, and keep them staunchly in the underground music scene for over 20 years? Well that is what LAL is all about. This electronic music duo of Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray, […]


The Rebel Beat 082: Burn Down Babylon with Maddie Ruthless and The Far East

We’re back with another monthly edition of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast, and your purveyors of class war on the dance floor, each and every moon cycle. Our special guest on the podcast this time around is Maddie Ruthless, the front woman of the band The Far East. The Far East hail […]


The Rebel Beat 081: A People’s History Through Song

Welcome back to The Rebel Beat’s monthly podcast for January, 2018. And happy new year! We have an amazing show to get to today, we’re gonna bring you a people’s history of music à la Howard Zinn with Dror. Dror is a grassroots music journalist, a blogger, and a community organizer with the BDS […]


The Rebel Beat 080: Lido Pimienta on motherhood, music & fending off the trolls

Welcome to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast! This is our year end episode, and it is a HUGE one. Every year, the Polaris Music Prize is awarded for the best album in Canada, as selected by a jury of music journalists. The winner of that award in 2017 […]


The Rebel Beat 079: Hitting the Ice With Propagandhi

Welcome to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat! Class war on the dancefloor, delivered to you once a month, in a podcast. Our special guest on the show this month is Jord Samolesky, drummer and founding member of Propagandhi! We spoke with Jord while he was in Montreal touring the band’s new album “Victory […]


The Rebel Beat 078: Gentrification Kills Music (and everything else you love)

Welcome back to another episode of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast! This is your monthly installment of class war on the dance floor. We have a stacked show lined up for you, as usual. The name of the game this month is capitalism, gentrification, and its impacts on underground music scenes. We […]


The Rebel Beat 077: Nazim & Rap Battles for Social Justice

Photo credit: Manikmati Photography Welcome to the Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast! This is your monthly dose of Class War on the Dance floor, hosted by Aaron Maiden. It’s September, class is back in session, and to help us fuse the old school with the new school, educate, agitate, and organize, we’re gonna […]


Special May Day Offer! And a Look Ahead!

Here at the Rebel Beat HQ, we’re celebrating Mayday for the whole month of May! We have a super special offer for all of our listeners who show us a little bit of love in the form of a small monthly donation. For everyone who signs up on our Patreon page during the month […]


The Rebel Beat Se2 Ep11 – Mayday!

This is our MayDay special for The Rebel Beat! We recorded this live on May 1st at CKUT radio in Montreal as part of the show “World Skip The Beat”. ** If you enjoy this podcast, please support it! Sign up to become a monthly sustainer on Patreon for as little as $1/month, and […]


The Rebel Beat Se2 Ep8: Sundus Abdul Hadi – We Are The Medium

Welcome to our monthly edition of The Rebel Beat podcast for February 2017! We are your monthly dose of revolution radio, anthems, hymns, and beats to put up a wall of sound against racism, Islamophobia, borders, and the orange menace. We have a first on The Rebel Beat this month! I interviewed a visual […]