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A somewhat bi-weekly podcast based in Portland, OR, talking with people about their cultural obsessions and offering plenty of our own recommendations.

A somewhat bi-weekly podcast based in Portland, OR, talking with people about their cultural obsessions and offering plenty of our own recommendations.
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A somewhat bi-weekly podcast based in Portland, OR, talking with people about their cultural obsessions and offering plenty of our own recommendations.

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English


Episodes

Organizing for Medicare-For-All(with Riley Brann and Tim Faust)

7/19/2018
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We talk to Riley Brann from the Portland DSA about Medicare4All, how to campaign for it, and why. Natasha & Garrett join in to bring their healthcare industry knowledge. We also get into the moral theory _why_ healthcare should not be a profit center at all, and John Rawls' Veil of Ignorance. Later, Tim Faust calls in from his West Coast campaign speaking to crowds about Health Justice and how single-payer is just one way to get there. He updates from the road from the folks he's talked to,...

Duration:02:40:11

Organizing 101 - Part 2

7/15/2018
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Part 2 of our Organizing 101 episode! Shamus Cooke is back with Garrett & I. We talk about the #OccupyICEPDX camp, how to focus demands from an Occupy camp, when the Direct Action Alliance went to City Council, unions, DRUM & the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, and ol' George Meany. This one has me do a _lot_ of self-owns on mic and you all should enjoy that. - - - - Go here to find out more info about the Portland OccupyICE camp: https://www.facebook.com/groups/occupyicepdx/ - - - -...

Duration:01:04:54

Organizing 101 - Part 1

7/12/2018
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Organizing! It's the thing all those online leftists are talking about! Shamus Cooke from SEIU, Portland Tenants Union, and the Portland DSA joins Garrett & I to give us an overview of organizing, mobilizing, strategy, agitation, and more. What's it like to canvass for tenants' rights? Part 2 coming soon! - - - - Opening segment: Jane McAlevey at Harvard Law Forum, March 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoOZFEyxBBU - - - - Find us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/givingthemic/ - - - -...

Duration:01:43:04

Podcasts Good, Silicon Valley Bad (with Corey Pein)

6/7/2018
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Corey Pein returns home to Portland to talk about his new book, _Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey Into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley_, and also regales us with tales about that podcast booktour life, shitty tech ideology, Alex Jones, Elon Musk, FitBits, and the value of podcasts. Corey will be doing a reading at Powell's in Portland on Friday, June 8th, at 7:30pm. - - - - Find us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/givingthemic/ - - - - Help us make the show!...

Duration:02:04:28

The Hard Times of '80s Nostalgia (with Ian Williams)

5/13/2018
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Ian Williams(@Brock_toon)from Jacobin/Vice joins us to talk how geek culture has degenerated into just nostalgia for '80s nostalgia, Witcher III as the superior Dad Game, Dusty Rhodes as working-class icon, the joys of miniatures war-gaming and Warhammer, Jesse Ventura, how you can learn about Trump from Vince McMahon(and vice versa), and Garfield. - - - - Find us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/givingthemic/ - - - - Help us make the show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic - - - - Show...

Duration:02:10:08

Bacon, Urinating Anarchists, and Pre-Giuliani NYC (with Arun Gupta)

4/6/2018
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Arun Gupta joins us to regale everyone with tales of visiting factory farms, what New York City used to be like, and what happened when he went to cover the Bundy occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. - - - - Arun will be presenting at the Opening Space for the Radical Imagination event with a talk entitled "Policing, Property, and Protestantism" on Saturday, April 7th. More details here: https://www.oregonimagines.com/ - - - - https://arunkgupta.com/ - - - - More show...

Duration:01:46:25

Close Encounters of the Posadist Kind (with Douglas Lain and Comrade Communicator)

3/5/2018
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Help us make the show! https://www.patreon.com/givingthemic - - Find us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/givingthemic/ -- Show notes: http://goo.gl/5ZEtPe. -- Check out Barkles The Dog the Game: GOTY edition : : http://barkles.dog/game -- _Bash Bash Revolution_ from Douglas Lain : : http://goo.gl/Gdfj7i

Duration:02:58:42

Douglas Lain from Zero Books on "Kill All Normies," Zizek, and Posadists

2/9/2018
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[RE-UPLOAD] Jacob & I welcome Douglas Lain from Zero Books to talk about everything from the difference between Anarchism and Marxism, how copy-editing at Zero Books works, the reaction to Angela Nagle's Kill All Normies, interviewing both Posadists and Slavoj Zizek, Leftist YouTube, Chapo Trap House, and much, much more. - - - Show notes here: http://goo.gl/8hrgD8 - - - Help us make the show! https://www.patreon.com/givingthemic/posts

Duration:02:03:59

(RE-UPLOAD) From Fan to Fan Fiction, Hannibal to #Hannigram

1/9/2018
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Jemiah, Natasha, & new guest Ami school me on the history of fan fiction, and we get into lots of "Hannibal." First episode we've ever recorded where multiple co-hosts declare "FUCK YOU, ANNE RICE" on mic. - Help us make this show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic/ -- Show notes here: http://goo.gl/uUKP4h

Duration:01:30:44

Ep 29 - From Fan to Fan Fiction, Hannibal to #Hannigram

1/9/2018
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Jemiah, Natasha, & new guest Ami school me on the history of fan fiction, and we get into lots of "Hannibal." First episode we've ever recorded where multiple co-hosts declare "FUCK YOU, ANNE RICE" on mic. - Help us make this show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic/ -- Show notes here: http://goo.gl/uUKP4h

Duration:01:53:55

Paul Guinan's Meaning of Life, Comics, & Patreon - Part 2

12/10/2017
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Part 2 of our episode with Portland comics veteran Paul Guinan. Much more comic-making talk on this one! Check out Aztec Empire at https://www.patreon.com/guinan -- http://www.bigredhair.com/ Help us make this show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic/ -- Show notes here: goo.gl/49zdwM

Duration:01:36:04

Paul Guinan's Meaning of Life, Comics, & Patreon - Part 1

11/30/2017
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(Part 1) Portland comics veteran Paul Guinan(_Boilerplate_, _Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention_) joins us to talk about the meaning of life, as well as his career, his Patreon comic _Aztec Empire,_ the _24-Hour Comic_ documentary, the considerations of making education comics about dark historical events, gentrification in Portland and Chicago, and much more. Check out Aztec Empire at https://www.patreon.com/guinan or the site he & his wife Anina Bennett run at...

Duration:01:16:31

EP27 - Portland DSA

10/24/2017
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[Hang on, I need to finish these show notes] Natasha & I talk with Olivia & Jody from the Portland Democratic Socialists of America. - Show notes: https://goo.gl/aQBDgB

Duration:01:15:52

EP25 - The Obligatory Star Trek Episode

10/10/2017
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Help us make this show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic/ Natasha(@ashesforfoxes), Garrett(@comradegarrett), and I recorded a snap reaction cast to the two-part pilot/prologue of Star Trek: Discovery. Entire episode is a spoilercast, but anybody listening to this has already seen it or doesn't care. We get into our respective Trek fandoms(or lack thereofs), Natasha is way too into the godawful "Enterprise" theme, and Garrett plays the role of the innocent but curious observer in this...

Duration:01:10:20

EP 24 - Walter Benjamin, Information, & the OverWatchmen

9/25/2017
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Help us make this show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic/ Show notes here: http://goo.gl/QCSXJZ

Duration:01:24:38

Ep 20 - A Very Special Episode - TEEN DRAMA - Part 1

7/19/2017
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Part 1 of an episode about TEEN DRAMA! From Degrassi Jr High to 90210 and Buffy and Twin Peaks and My So-Called Life and Vampire Diaries and MORE! TeamMom Tara(@tcbbiggs) from the Blazer's Edge podcast returns to talk with Natasha(@ashesforfoxes) and I about TEEN DRAMAS we have known and loved, or at least their weird tropes. Also, for expected reasons, we get into what slashfic is. Ep recorded in late June. Part 2 should be up soon! · · · Tara can be heard on Blazer's Edge:...

Duration:01:07:50

Ep 19 - Sports, Fandom, and Phil Hartman w/ TeamMom Tara

6/6/2017
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TeamMom Tara(@tcbbiggs) from the Blazer's Edge podcast joins Natasha(@ashesforfoxes), Garrett(@comradegarrett), and myself to discuss: online fandom, getting into spots as a data-intensive obsession, being a woman in a male-dominated fan space, and Phil Hartman. Ep recorded in mid May. · · · Tara can be heard on Blazer's Edge: http://www.blazersedge.com/podcasts · · · Auralnauts' channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Auralnauts · · · Recs: · · · _Unguarded : My Forty Years...

Duration:01:49:54

Ep 18 - Rogue One and Grilled Cheese and College Radio

5/22/2017
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Natasha(@ashesforfoxes), Garrett(@comradegarrett), & I go over our histories in College Radio, Rogue One, Prog Metal bands we liked in high school, and a thousand other related subjects as usual. And political stuff. Ep was recorded in late April. / / / / / Show notes: · · Current Affairs: "The Racism v. Economics Debate Again" - https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/04/the-racism-v-economics-debate-again · · · · · · Recs: S-town -- Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan -- Cherry Glazerr -- · · ·...

Duration:01:29:19

Ep 17 - Redpillers, the Post-Apocalypse, and Jenkem, all in one show?!

4/23/2017
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Natasha(@ashesforfoxes), Garrett(@comradegarrett), & I started by talking about Gamergate/RedPill/MRA bollocks, and naturally wander off into creators who can't be edited, Zizek, why we can't envision a future that isn't post-apoc or SkyNet-controlled, and wind up mentioning fake drugs, from "Nuke" to one the media actually think are real, like Jenkem. Ep was recorded in early April. / / / / / Notes: - - - - - - The quote I'm mangling is from Fredric Jameson(I think), and Zizek says it a...

Duration:01:41:39

Ep 15 - The Johnlock Consipracy & Other Fan Weirdness with Natasha & Garrett

3/5/2017
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Talking weird online fan conspiracies along with the downside of 21st-C entitled nerd/geek fandom with new guest Natasha and returning guest Garrett. Recorded in mid-Jan 2017, right after the "Sherlock" series 4 finale. Other topics: Captain America as Hydra agent was some dumb shit, huh? Online supporters only getting really engaged when they can vent outrage. Other dumb jokes. ·· Show recs ·· Imaginary Worlds - http://www.imaginaryworldspodcast.org/ ·· Chapo Trap House -...

Duration:01:22:52