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Unf*cking The Republic® (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer. Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we know, history is written by the victors and can be perilously manufactured to favor destructive world views. These views become intractably ingrained in the public consciousness and pervert public policy, oftentimes with horrific results. As of this podcast’s founding, we find ourselves living in a true kakistocracy. The disconnect between what we believe and what is actually happening below the surface or in plain sight is where this podcast lives. Together we’ll upend conventional wisdom, blow up narratives on the left, right and center and use magical devices like facts, logic and reason to explain how exactly we arrived in bizarro America, the funhouse mirror version of what was originally intended. #UNFTR

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Unf*cking The Republic® (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer. Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we know, history is written by the victors and can be perilously manufactured to favor destructive world views. These views become intractably ingrained in the public consciousness and pervert public policy, oftentimes with horrific results. As of this podcast’s founding, we find ourselves living in a true kakistocracy. The disconnect between what we believe and what is actually happening below the surface or in plain sight is where this podcast lives. Together we’ll upend conventional wisdom, blow up narratives on the left, right and center and use magical devices like facts, logic and reason to explain how exactly we arrived in bizarro America, the funhouse mirror version of what was originally intended. #UNFTR

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English


Episodes

The Banality of Violence: Our troubling indifference to suffering.

2/17/2024
Watching Sean Hannity casually ask Curtis Sliwa to turn the cameras toward Sliwa’s Guardian Angels crew “taking down” a person they perceived to be an undocumented migrant in the streets of New York stuck with me. This particular moment falls so far down on the list of horrifying takes from Hannity and Fox News but for some reason it hit a nerve. The detached indifference of the brief affair prompted me to revisit the writings of Hannah Arendt, one of the great 20th Century philosophers who tackled totalitarianism and morality. This sent me on a journey to examine the way in which the tragedy in Gaza is covered, how we speak about undocumented migrants in this country and our relationship with violence in general. Chapters Intro: 00:01:42 Post Show Musings: 00:21:19 Outro: 00:35:53 This Episode Online Essay Resources Resources Al Jazeera: Israel-Gaza war in maps and charts: Live tracker Democracy Now!: Israel Shoots Dead 17-Year-old Palestinian American in Occupied West Bank The New York Times: The Decline of Deaths in Gaza CNN: At least 16 cemeteries in Gaza have been desecrated by Israeli forces, satellite imagery and videos reveal ABC News: Netanyahu ahead of Rafah ground invasion: 'Victory is within reach' The Intercept: Coverage of Gaza War in the New York Times and Other Major Newspapers Heavily Favored Israel, Analysis Shows The Guardian: Hannah Arendt's challenge to Adolf Eichmann The Intercept: Erik Prince Calls for U.S. to Colonize Africa and Latin America U.S. Department of State: U.S. Relations With El Salvador NPR: Why the 'world's coolest dictator' is on course for a landslide win in El Salvador Vox: Ecuador’s political instability, explained BBC: Has Honduras become a 'narco-state'? The New York Times: On Live TV, Guardian Angels Tackle Man Sliwa Misidentified as Migrant Book Love Chris Hedges: War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:24

Phone A Friend: Ben Burgis, author, journalist and podcaster.

2/10/2024
Today we get to all live tuition free inside the head of one of the most prominent intellectuals on the left, Ben Burgis. Ben is a Jacobin columnist, an adjunct philosophy professor at Rutgers University, and the host of the YouTube show and podcast Give Them An Argument. He’s also the author of several books including Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left, Canceling Comedians While the World Burns, and Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why it Matters. Ben joins Max in a wide ranging discussion from the presidential election and the fracture among liberals and leftists to socialist tendencies and worker cooperatives. Resources Give Them An Argument w/Ben Burgis Jacobin: Ben Burgis Ben Burgis on Twitter Ben Burgis Online Ben Burgis on Substack Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:14:07

Show Notes [Don’t sweat the election. We already lost.]

2/8/2024
In today's episode of Show Notes, Max & 99 talk 'Don't Sweat The Election' + 'Mental Health Care in America' feedback, and spend plenty of time lightening the mood with pop culture tangents. Enjoy! Resources To access the Premium Newsletter, become a member today! The Ringer: Dewey Cox Ain’t Dead: An Oral History of ‘Walk Hard’ -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:41:23

Don’t sweat the election. We already lost: A progressive meditation on the 2024 election.

2/3/2024
Some of you are upset that I’ve targeted Biden so much lately given the threat of another Trump term. We’ve hashed and rehashed this on Show Notes but I did a little soul searching on my own to address this situation. We’re off to a strong start this year in terms of our editorial calendar but I’ve been finding it difficult to dig further into several topics knowing that there’s a growing sense of frustration with my intransigence. So I thought this was as good a time as any to work through this subject and have it out. Chapters Intro: 00:01:07 Post Show Musings: 00:32:17 Outro: 00:44:30 This Episode Online Essay All Resources Resources The Hill: Democratic concerns grow amid RFK Jr. ballot push in battleground states Vice: Extremists Call for ‘Civil War’ and ‘Secession’ Over Texas Border Ruling Letterboxd: Civil War MSNBC: Convicted Trump aide Bannon takes ‘deep state’ crusade to Supreme Court TIME: Donald Trump Picks Andrew Jackson Portrait for Oval Office The Jersualem Post: Pro-Palestine protesters chant 'Genocide Joe' at every Biden campaign event - report ABC News: Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden KFF: Key Facts about the Uninsured Population U.S. Department of Labor: Final Rule: Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors (Executive Order 14026) Truthout: Biden Can Still Cancel Student Debt — Not Just Up to $20,000, But All of It Global Project Against Hate and Extremism: Robert F. Kennedy Tweet Mobilizes Neo-Nazis CBS News: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. condemned over false claims that COVID-19 was "ethnically targeted" Secular Talk: SPICY DEBATE w/ Briahna Joy Gray On Cornel West, Biden & Trump! Give Them An Argument W/ Ben Burgis: Biden is a Monster. Should Leftists Vote for Him Anyway? NBC News: At least 33 transgender and gender-nonconforming people were killed in the past year, report finds Trans Legislation Tracker -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:13

Show Notes [Mental Health Care in America.]

1/30/2024
Max and 99 take some time to read feedback from the mental health episode. Unf*ckers were very gracious with their submissions and openness. Thank you all! Chapters Intro: 00:00:20 Emails: 00:10:21 Social Shout Outs: 01:07:46 Memberships + Donations: 01:13:21 Reviews: 01:15:18 Outro: 01:16:33 This Episode Online Show Notes Essay Resources Video Resources Snopes: Is PETA Stealing and Killing Pets? Green Eco Friend: Why Do So Many People Hate PETA? Un*cker Recommendations SecularTherapy.org HoosLeft -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:17:20

Revenge of the “Strongman.” Lessons from around the globe.

1/27/2024
Back-to-back wins in Iowa and New Hampshire have the nation bracing for a rematch between Trump and Biden. This episode explores how other nations are dealing with the ‘strongman’ wannabe dictator phenomenon. Maybe there are lessons to glean from the experiences of other countries. So in that spirit we’re going to do some globetrotting to look at three countries in two states of authoritarianism at present and one in recovery like the U.S. Chapters Sketch: 00:00:00 Intro: 00:04:33 Subject One: Brazil: 00:07:37 Subject Two: China: 00:16:37 Subject Three: India: 00:22:35 This Episode Online Essay Resources Video Resources Agência Brasil: Brazil jumps two places, becomes world’s ninth largest economy in 2023 International Valor: Brazil’s GDP growth to halve in 2024 without economic stimulus Diálogo Chino: Lula’s first year sees mixed results on climate and environment World Socialist Web Site: International financial markets hail first year of Brazil’s Lula government Reuters: Lula's approval ratings inch up ahead of Brazil's local elections -poll Reuters: Brazil's Lula to leave with record-high popularity Independent: Watch Antony Blinken's reaction as Joe Biden calls Xi Jinping 'dictator' Business Insider: China's economy is trapped in a downward spiral that authoritarian regimes are doomed to repeat The Guardian: Xi Jinping handed unprecedented third term as China’s president Jeffrey D. Sachs: The US economic war on China Financial Times: Antony Blinken blasts China in first phone call Reuters: Blinken expresses U.S. concern about China's growing nuclear arsenal Buildr: China's Ghost Cities: The Truth Behind The Empty Megacities The New York Times: China Is Lending Billions to Countries in Financial Trouble CNBC: China's big property market problem will take at least 4 to 6 years to resolve USA Today: He's into yoga, Hindu nationalism: India's leader Modi, once banned by US, now Biden's guest Times of India: With approval rating of 76%, PM Modi most popular global leader: Morning Consult Forbes India :The top 10 largest economies in the world in 2024 NPR: India's population passes 1.4 billion — and that's not a bad thing Oxfam International: India: extreme inequality in numbers Al Jazeera: ‘Might get worse’: As Modi unveils Ram temple, Indian Muslims fear future Council on Foreign Relations: India’s Muslims: An Increasingly Marginalized Population TIME: How India Became Pro-Israel -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:33

Mental Health Care in America: Capitalism’s Invisible Blight on the American Mind.

1/20/2024
This week’s episode examines the connection between capitalism and declining mental health in the United States. From the pressure the system places on workers to its ruthless manner of discarding those who suffer from mental illness, capitalism has become a central figure in the mental health narrative in frightening ways. This Episode Online Essay Resources Video Resources National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Mental Illness National Library of Medicine: António Egas Moniz (1874–1955): Lobotomy pioneer and Nobel laureate TIME: America Has No Way to Take Care of Mentally Ill People Salon: Ronald Reagan's shameful legacy: Violence, the homeless, mental illness Psychiatry.org: About DSM-5-TR WHO: COVID-19 pandemic triggers 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide New York Times: New York City to Involuntarily Remove Mentally Ill People From Streets Medical News Today: 'Weathering': The health effects of stress and discrimination Mad in America Book Love Kay Redfield Jamison: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness Micha Frazer-Carroll: Mad World: The Politics of Mental Health Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD: Bedlam: An Intimate Journey into America’s Mental Health Crisis -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:16:03

Show Notes [2024: Welcome to Another Year in Bizarro America.]

1/19/2024
In today's Show Notes Max and 99 catch up and discuss the most recent two episodes. Enjoy! Resources UNFTR Memberships UNFTR Resource Directory NPR: The pope wants surrogacy banned. Here's why one advocate says that's misguided Unf*cker Recommendations David Fleming: Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:53:47

Phone A Friend: Reverend Roger C. Williams.

1/13/2024
In response to a number of listeners suggesting that Max be less dismissive of religion and pay attention to the UNFTR creed of meeting people where they are, Max invited his friend Reverend Roger Williams on the show. The wide ranging discussion covers fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible, the struggle Black Americans have aligning with political parties, and how the next generation of voters will shape the country moving forward. This Episode Online Transcript (Coming Soon) Show Notes Resources First Baptist Church GC Facebook First Baptist Church GC YouTube UNFTR Episode Resources The Black & Jewish Divide in America. -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:36:05

2024: Welcome to Another Year in Bizarro America. Max Unfiltered.

1/6/2024
Max shakes off the cobwebs to take stock of where the country is as we head into 2024. In this “Max Unfiltered” take to start the year he examines the tension between the past and present. Has the arc of history bent toward progress? Sure. But it's maddening to know that there is still so much unnecessary suffering in the world when the U.S. has the capacity to solve so much of it both at home and abroad. Chapters Intro: 00:01:27 Post Show Musings: 00:24:08 Outro: 00:37:15 This Episode Online Essay Show Notes Video Resources New York Times: Claudine Gay: What Just Happened at Harvard Is Bigger Than Me CBS News: After exit of Claudine Gay, Bill Ackman paints bull's-eye on diversity programs The New Yorker: How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory Lee Fang: The Secret Dossier Behind Claudine Gay’s Downfall Marc Lamont Hill YouTube USA Today: The number of homeless people in America grew in 2023 as high cost of living took a toll CBS News: Stocks close out 2023 with a 24% gain, buoyed by a resilient economy CBS News: 2023 is officially the hottest year ever recorded, and scientists say "the temperature will keep rising" Washington Post: Visualizing the size of Gaza City compared with U.S. cities Times of Israel: Israel in talks with Congo and other countries on Gaza ‘voluntary migration’ plan Human Rights Watch: Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations Urge United Nations to Mobilize to Address Crisis in Sudan Human Rights Watch: Democratic Republic of Congo AP: How Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea are affecting global trade AP: Iran says at least 84 were killed in blasts at a ceremony honoring slain general Haaretz: No, an Israeli Real Estate Company Is Not Selling Beachfront Homes in Gaza Bad Faith: DEBATE: Vote For Joe Biden vs Cornel West? FiveThirtyEight: Latest Polls New York Times: The World’s Population May Peak in Your Lifetime. What Happens Next? Slate: The Squad Is About to Fight for Its Political Life NBC News: 'I'm not a progressive': Fetterman breaks with the left, showing a maverick side UNFTR: Progressive Resource Directory -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com) and Hold Fast (holdfastband.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:16

Show Notes [The Carter Years One–Three.]

12/23/2023
In this episode, the team winds down 2023 with a very special edition of Show Notes. Max and 99 experience peak silliness as they discuss the new UNFTR website, headlines, and hear from a special guest. Happy holidays Unf*ckers! Chapters Intro: 00:00:20 Hold Fast Theme: 00:11:39 Headlines: 00:26:41 Emails: 00:37:03 Social Shout Outs: 01:23:01 YouTube Shout Outs: 01:28:41 Buy Me A Coffee Memberships + Donations: 01:30:20 Special Guest: 01:31:48 Headlines The Guardian: US child poverty doubled in 2022, thanks to Joe Manchin. We must reverse course AP: Donald Trump banned from Colorado ballot in a historic ruling by the state’s Supreme Court The New Yorker: What Would It Mean To Treat Animals Fairly? WSWS: Record high for debt repayments by low-income nations Resources Hold Fast Online: Hold Fast Instagram Hold Fast YouTube Hold Fast Spotify Hold Fast Facebook SNL: Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney SNL: New Cast Member or Arcade Fire? Behind the Bastards: Part One Kissinger News Beat: Racist AI: Facial Recognition & Wrongful Arrests Will Watkins Art Unf*cker Recommendations Johnny Harris: Why the Swiss Love Their Guns (more than Americans) -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:48:25

The Carter Years: Part One, Two, Three + Epilogue.

12/16/2023
Our series on The Carter Years looks back at the brief but remarkable tenure of President Jimmy Carter. In Part One we cover Carter's rise to the Presidency. Part Two peers into the first half of the White House years to understand the challenges that faced the new administration. In Part Three, trouble brews from within the Democratic ranks, and the global economy plus several bad actors abroad coalesce seemingly overnight to challenge the president. And lastly, the final installment of the series examines the events of 1980 and offers some final reflections on Jimmy Carter the man, and his legacy. Chapters Intro: 00:02:04 Chapter One: 00:08:18 Chapter Two: 00:14:29 Chapter Three: 00:23:07 Chapter Four: 00:31:59 Chapter Five: 00:46:56 Chapter Six: 00:56:31 Chapter Seven: 01:10:44 Chapter Eight: 01:18:52 Chapter Nine: 01:36:52 Resources Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute: The Panama Canal and the Torrijos-Carter Treaties The New York Times: Jimmy Carter’s Unheralded Legacy The Atlantic: The Passionless Presidency Vox: The Republican myth of Ronald Reagan and the Iran hostages, debunked Politico: The Humiliating Handshake and the Near-Fistfight that Broke the Democratic Party Brookings: Today’s global economy is eerily similar to the 1970s, but governments can still escape a stagflation episode HISTORY: Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-II nuclear treaty Book Love Kai Bird: The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter David Rockefeller: Memoirs -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:55:50

The Montreal Protocol: When we listened to science.

12/9/2023
There was a time when we listened to scientists. Believe it or not, it actually happened in the 1980s. Under Ronald Reagan. (Don’t get me wrong, he’s still a quasi-villain in this story.) When set against the backdrop of Cop28 being run by an oil and gas executive, that time we banned a whole bunch of products and chemicals in the 80s will make you wistful. When scientists discovered a hole in the ozone layer, the world came together to pass the Montreal Protocol and then something even more miraculous occurred: it worked. In 2017 scientists noticed that the hole had started to repair itself and was shrinking. Here’s the story of how it all came together. Resources The Guardian: Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels European Central Bank: A new age of energy inflation: climateflation, fossilflation and greenflation National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Time: Reagan Administration Officials at First Dismissed the Ozone Hole. Here's What Changed UNIDO: HCFC Phase Out Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: Reagan made a massive environmental mistake. Trump is repeating it, only worse NOAA: 4 facts you might not know about ozone and the Montreal Protocol Goldman Sachs Publishing: Lithium: The short trade must go on -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:51

Show Notes [Quickie 15: The 3 Men Who Will Defeat Biden.]

12/8/2023
In today’s Show Notes Max and 99 review the schedule for the rest of December and trade some stories on the heels of the (thankfully) lighter Quickie episode. Enjoy! Listen to the corresponding episode. Chapters Intro: 00:00:20 Headlines: 00:03:41 Emails: 00:30:30 Facebook Shout Outs: 01:25:20 YouTube Shout Outs: 01:26:55 Buy Me A Coffee Memberships + Donations: 01:28:27 Outro: 01:28:43 Headlines The Guardian: White House warns it is ‘out of money and nearly out of time’ to aid Ukraine NPR: Senator hires an indicted and ousted representative to troll an indicted senator The Guardian: Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels Resources Outrage + Optimism Podcast Holiday Merch Unf*cker Recommendations Cathy O'Neil: Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:29:09

The 3 Men Who Will Defeat Biden: A UNFTR Quickie.

12/2/2023
Today’s Quickie predicts the three men who will combine to beat Joe Biden next November. Can you guess any one of them? Chapters Intro: 00:00:12 Subject One: 00:01:12 Subject Two: 00:06:35 Subject Three: 00:11:30 Outro: 00:17:51 Sketch: 00:19:54 Post Show Musings: 00:22:26 Resources The Guardian: ‘Steve Bannon is watching us closely’: Naomi Klein on populists, conspiracists and real-world activism Esquire: In the War Room with Steve Bannon The Conference Board: Economic Forecast for the US Economy PBS: U.S. may need slower economic growth to beat inflation, Fed chair says The Hill: Democrats nearly double Republicans in October fundraising Politico: The generational divide over Israel and Palestine is widening The Nation: Biden’s Quagmire: Israel, Gaza, and Those Really Scary Polls Book Love Jeanna Smialek: Limitless: The Federal Reserve Takes on a New Age of Crisis -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:07

Show Notes [Palestine: Part Three + Epilogue, and Phone A Friend: Rashid Khalidi.]

12/1/2023
This week's Show Notes has Max and 99 catching up on the last three episodes; they cover more Palestine series feedback from the Unf*ckers, and announced some exciting holiday merch! Resources Holiday Merch Shop Coffee UNFTR Bookshop.org Shop UNFTR Episode Resources Palestine: An Introduction. The Land Imperialism Left Behind. Palestine: Part One. The Jewish Question. Palestine: Part Two. The Palestinian Cause. Palestine: Part Three. Two states, one state, none. Phone A Friend: Rashid Khalidi, author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine. Palestine: Epilogue. “Never Forget.” -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:14:34

Palestine: Epilogue. “Never Forget.”

11/24/2023
The epilogue to the Palestine series is an essay from Max that draws upon personal experience and reveals what he learned from putting together these episodes. The conclusions are far from uplifting. In fact, they’re dire. Resources Marxists.org: Leon Trotsky on Zionism Council on Foreign Relations: What to Know About the Arab Citizens of Israel PBS: Parallel Realities - Resolution 242 And The Aftermath Of 1967 | Shattered Dreams Of Peace Wikipedia: Six-Day War Opinio Juris: The Biden Administration and the Golan Heights Al Jazeera: Mapping Israeli occupation | Infographic News Jewish Virtual Library: Vital Statistics: Jewish Population of the World Christopher Hitchens on Antisemitism BBC News: Golan Heights profile The Baffler: Unmaking the Myth of Ben-Gurion My Jewish Learning: Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews JCPA: Ben-Gurion’s Concept of Mamlahtiut and the Forming Reality of the State of Israel Council on Foreign Relations: The Sunni-Shia Divide Council on Foreign Relations: What Is U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Council on Foreign Relations: How Evictions in Jerusalem Led to Israeli-Palestinian Violence NPR: This is how the Republican Party became so strongly pro-Israel The Jewish Agency: Modern Zionist Aliyot The Weiner Holocaust Library: How did the Holocaust happen? Holocaust Encyclopedia: The Evian Conference Palquest: Interactive Encyclopedia Of The Palestine Question: Issa al-Sifri UN: Faisal-Weizmann agreement/Non-UN document - Question of Palestine Palquest: Interactive Encyclopedia Of The Palestine Question: Musa Kazim Husseini Palquest: Interactive Encyclopedia Of The Palestine Question: Great Arab Revolt, 1936-1939 Fanack: Historic Palestine: The Arab Executive (1920 -1934) MERIP: Owen, Studies in the Economic and Social History of Palestine MERIP: Conspiracy of Praise Just Vision: Izz ad-Din al-Qassam The New York Times Archive: The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World since 1948 Jewish Virtual Library: Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky Encyclopedia: Altalena Palestine Nexus Palquest: Abd al-Aziz Rantisi MERIP: The War of Numbers The Washington Post: War Casualties Put at 48,000 in Lebanon Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute: The Reagan Administration and Lebanon, 1981–1984 Al Jazeera: Who is Israel’s far-right, pro-settler Security Minister Ben-Gvir? Blowback: How Israel Went From Helping Create Hamas To Bombing It HRW: Israel: Gaza Killings Unlawful, Calculated The Hill: Trump on Israel embassy move: ‘Evangelicals appreciate it more than the Jews’ HRW: A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution Pew Research Center: Israel’s Religiously Divided Society The Guardian: Red Cross and Vatican helped thousands of Nazis to escape Pew Research Center: The most (and least) culturally diverse countries in the world Mosaic Magazine: The Looming War Over Israel’s Law of Return The Daily: Israeli Citizenship for Non-Jews - Exploring the Naturalization Process The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel: Discriminatory Laws in Israel Council on Foreign Relations: What to Know About the Arab Citizens of Israel Human Rights Watch: A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution Reuters: How Hamas secretly built a 'mini-army' to fight Israel Human Rights Watch: Israel: Gaza Killings Unlawful, Calculated Wilson Center: The US Discovery of Israel's Secret Nuclear Project Associated Press: With the world’s eyes on Gaza, attacks are on the rise in the West Bank, which faces its own war Council on Foreign Relations: Conflict in Syria Reuters: Lebanon economic crisis worsened by vested interests, IMF says United Nations: Ethnic Cleansing NPR: Half of Gaza's population is under 18. Here's what that means for the conflict Mediaite: Former Mossad Chief Makes Shocking Claim on CNN: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Non-Combatant Population in the Gaza...

Duration:00:34:30

Phone A Friend: Rashid Khalidi, author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.

11/22/2023
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. Professor Khalidi received his BA from Yale in 1970, and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford in 1974. He's co-editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies and was president of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli Peace negotiations from October, 1991 until June of 1993. He's the author of eight books, including most recently, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine. His research inspired a significant amount of the work in our series on Palestine, and it's a privilege to welcome him today. Watch the video interview. Resources Journal of Palestine Studies Rashid Khalidi: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 Rashid Khalidi Online Rashid’s Recommendations Salim Tamari: The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948 Tareq Baconi: Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance Sara Roy: Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector Jean-Pierre Filiu: Gaza: A History -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:45

Palestine: Part Three. Two states, one state, none.

11/18/2023
The final installment of our series on Israel/Palestine covers the Arab Revolts of the late 1930s through present day, highlighting the agreements, wars, uprisings and accords that explain how the chasm widened between Jews and Palestinians, and why every attempt at reconciling the two sides has failed. It’s a sweeping narrative that involves generational actors, imperial interests of neighboring countries and acts of violence, bravery and betrayal. Chapters Intro: 00:00:23 Chapter One: On the Precipice. 00:05:21 Chapter Two: No Turning Back. 00:15:31 Chapter Three: Six Days in June, Nineteen in October. 00:26:00 Chapter Four: The Politics of War. 00:30:00 Resources Marxists.org: Leon Trotsky on Zionism Council on Foreign Relations: What to Know About the Arab Citizens of Israel PBS: Parallel Realities - Resolution 242 And The Aftermath Of 1967 | Shattered Dreams Of Peace Wikipedia: Six-Day War Opinio Juris: The Biden Administration and the Golan Heights Al Jazeera: Mapping Israeli occupation | Infographic News Jewish Virtual Library: Vital Statistics: Jewish Population of the World Christopher Hitchens on Antisemitism BBC News: Golan Heights profile The Baffler: Unmaking the Myth of Ben-Gurion My Jewish Learning: Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews JCPA: Ben-Gurion’s Concept of Mamlahtiut and the Forming Reality of the State of Israel Council on Foreign Relations: The Sunni-Shia Divide Council on Foreign Relations: What Is U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Council on Foreign Relations: How Evictions in Jerusalem Led to Israeli-Palestinian Violence NPR: This is how the Republican Party became so strongly pro-Israel The Jewish Agency: Modern Zionist Aliyot The Weiner Holocaust Library: How did the Holocaust happen? Holocaust Encyclopedia: The Evian Conference Palquest: Interactive Encyclopedia Of The Palestine Question: Issa al-Sifri UN: Faisal-Weizmann agreement/Non-UN document - Question of Palestine Palquest: Interactive Encyclopedia Of The Palestine Question: Musa Kazim Husseini Palquest: Interactive Encyclopedia Of The Palestine Question: Great Arab Revolt, 1936-1939 Fanack: Historic Palestine: The Arab Executive (1920 -1934) MERIP: Owen, Studies in the Economic and Social History of Palestine MERIP: Conspiracy of Praise Just Vision: Izz ad-Din al-Qassam The New York Times Archive: The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World since 1948 Jewish Virtual Library: Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky Encyclopedia: Altalena Palestine Nexus Palquest: Abd al-Aziz Rantisi MERIP: The War of Numbers The Washington Post: War Casualties Put at 48,000 in Lebanon Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute: The Reagan Administration and Lebanon, 1981–1984 Al Jazeera: Who is Israel’s far-right, pro-settler Security Minister Ben-Gvir? Blowback: How Israel Went From Helping Create Hamas To Bombing It HRW: Israel: Gaza Killings Unlawful, Calculated The Hill: Trump on Israel embassy move: ‘Evangelicals appreciate it more than the Jews’ HRW: A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution Pew Research Center: Israel’s Religiously Divided Society Book Love Rashid Khalidi: The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 Moshé Machover: Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution Dennis Ross: Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace James L. Gelvin: The Israel-Palestine Conflict Jeremy Wilson: Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorised Biography of T. E. Lawrence Jim Newton: Eisenhower: The White House Years Augustus Richard Norton: Hezbollah: A Short History Updated and Expanded Third Edition -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and...

Duration:00:58:22

Show Notes [Palestine: Part Two.]

11/16/2023
Today's Show Notes features more Palestine Series feedback, some punch ins from Manny Faces, and a smattering of Max and 99 tangents. Enjoy! Chapters Intro: 00:00:20 Headlines: 00:17:00 Emails: 00:31:02 Instagram Shout Outs: 01:06:50 Buy Me A Coffee Memberships + Donations: 01:08:37 Outro: 01:09:56 Resources Fall Fund-Friend-Hell-Raiser: Leave us a review. It really helps people find the podcast! Subscribe to the YouTube channel and share the videos when they’re released. Consider taking out a membership to the show. If you drink coffee… Drink our coffee! Purchase books from our bookshop.org store. New York Times: No, Immigrants Aren’t ‘Poisoning the Blood of Our Country’ Unf*cker Recommendations michael__mezz on Instagram: 'ecological economics' UNFTR Episode Resources Palestine: An Introduction. The Land Imperialism Left Behind. Palestine: Part One. The Jewish Question. Palestine: Part Two. The Palestinian Cause. -- If you like the pod version of #UNFTR, make sure to check out the video version on YouTube where Max shows his beautiful face! www.youtube.com/@UNFTR Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com. Join the Unf*cker-run Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2051537518349565 Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee® at shop.unftr.com. Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic® at unftr.com/blog to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week. Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP. Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list, and find book recommendations from our Unf*ckers at bookshop.org/lists/unf-cker-book-recommendations. Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility. Unf*cking the Republic® is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Max and distributed by 99. Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic®." Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/unftr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:11:42