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The purpose of this show is to educate people on revolutionary strategy, theory, tactics, and analysis using popular culture. While there are many other podcasts and shows discussing politics and popular culture, there doesn't seem to be many that actually talk about and break down the mechanisms of how social change, let alone revolution, is carried out. I believe that my 10 years of experience as a political organizer and educator, along with my lifelong nerdom, will allow me to create useful content that can hopefully inspire and support those engaged in changing the world.

The purpose of this show is to educate people on revolutionary strategy, theory, tactics, and analysis using popular culture. While there are many other podcasts and shows discussing politics and popular culture, there doesn't seem to be many that actually talk about and break down the mechanisms of how social change, let alone revolution, is carried out. I believe that my 10 years of experience as a political organizer and educator, along with my lifelong nerdom, will allow me to create useful content that can hopefully inspire and support those engaged in changing the world.

Location:

United States

Description:

The purpose of this show is to educate people on revolutionary strategy, theory, tactics, and analysis using popular culture. While there are many other podcasts and shows discussing politics and popular culture, there doesn't seem to be many that actually talk about and break down the mechanisms of how social change, let alone revolution, is carried out. I believe that my 10 years of experience as a political organizer and educator, along with my lifelong nerdom, will allow me to create useful content that can hopefully inspire and support those engaged in changing the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mean Girls and How to Overthrow Dictators

10/30/2020
We use the framework of Gene Sharp's "pillars of support" and what may very well be the greatest high school movie of all time, Mean Girls, to explain how movements can go about analyzing and overthrowing the regimes that rule over them. Support Anthony Smith and others arrested by the Philadelphia PD for protesting the murder of Walter Wallace Jr. by donating here to Philly REAL Justice. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thisistherevolution)

Duration:00:27:33

Legend of Korra and Political Assassinations

8/26/2020
We cover Legend of Korra, the sequel show to Avatar the Last Airbender, and how it relates to the concept of propaganda of the deed, specifically leftwing assassinations. We cover the base basics of anarchist philosophy and provide a pre-Russian Revolution example of how leftwing assassinations are meant to build a movement. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thisistherevolution)

Duration:00:27:28

Hey Arnold, Dilemma Actions, and Nonviolent Protest

8/12/2020
This episode we check out Hey Arnold and how our football shaped comrade uses the concept of the "Dilemma Action" to outmaneuver a more powerful adversary. Also check out the Dream Defenders (https://dreamdefenders.org/) and some criticisms of Gandhi (https://www.marxist.com/gandhi-the-myths-behind-the-mahatma.htm) that I didn't have a chance to talk about during the episode. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thisistherevolution)

Duration:00:24:02

Avatar The Last Airbender and Rioting

7/29/2020
Avatar: The Last Airbender covers a lot of topics, from genocide and imperialism, to love and restorative justice. This episode will discuss how it handles property destruction and looting. I know it is a little risky, but it is timely and I hope you can give me a chance, even if you don't agree with my analysis. I've also written an article on this topic that can be found here. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thisistherevolution)

Duration:00:26:02

Recess and How to Escalate Protests

7/15/2020
Learn some of the basic concepts behind protests with the 90s cartoon "Recess". TJ and Gang show us what it means to escalate and win as they occupy their favorite jungle gym in hopes of protecting it from destruction by a school principal more interested in shiny new objects than the feelings and concerns of the students he rules over. Thank you to Noname, Monte Booker, and ItsMochaJones for the sound and music. References: This is An Uprising Momentum Support the show...

Duration:00:18:00

Introduction

7/14/2020
An introduction explaining the purpose of our new show: educating the masses on revolutionary theory using familiar popular culture. Thank you Noname, Cam O’bi, Monte Booker, and theMind for making amazing music and providing us with the theme song for the show , "Sunny Duet". Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/thisistherevolution)

Duration:00:01:20