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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


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EP 46 - The January 19th #MeToo Speak Out & March(with the Socialist-Feminist Caucus)

1/15/2019
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This Saturday, January 19th, there's going to be a #MeToo Speak Out at Terry Schrunk Plaza in Portland, Oregon, starting at 10am. - We're joined by members of the Socialist-Feminist Caucus: Rosemary from Socialist Alternative, Camille from the International Socialist Organization, and Shannon from Democratic Socialists of America to talk about why the Portland chapters of their groups are joining together to host this event. Also, we get into the original Portland Women's March, the demands...

Duration:01:06:40

Ep 44 - Economics: What Is To Be Done?

1/4/2019
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Garrett & I are joined by three heterodox economics professors to give a more Marxist view of economics from the usual neoclassical dross that gets proffered elsewhere. Youssef Khodaparast, Erik Dean, and Mitch Green are three PhD holders in Econ who help break down why we talk about economics as this mystical thing and hold economists and Alan Greenspan-types up as these High Priests of Modernity who can somehow divine reality for the rest of us. (The photo is of Marley the Good Dog, who is...

Duration:01:24:24

Ep 43 - Housing Justice and Tenants Unions

12/16/2018
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THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH, BUT YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. LISTEN TO FIND OUT HOW. - Kim & Tabby from the Wimby Tenants Union join Margot from Portland Tenants United to talk Garrett & I about how they started a tenants union at Wimbledon Square Apartments to fight back against the horrible "management" company and what wasn't getting fixed. They started small and expanded into bringing demands directly about the landlords. We also go into how the popular discourse around renting can't...

Duration:01:43:40

EP 42 - Peggle is Not Socialist (feat. David Cribb)

11/15/2018
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David Cribb(@colestia3) joins us from far Canberra to talk about making radical leftist video games, the Situationists, EVE Online, unionizing Twitch streamers, and more. Cian, local games artist, joins us too. Jacob keeps asking if Assassin's Creed, Ready Player One, Eve Online, etc is socialist. They are not. - Check out David's work at https://colestia.itch.io/ - We recommend Post/Capitalism: https://colestia.itch.io/postcapitalism - Here's a nice documentary on the Situationists from...

Duration:01:12:28

Reverse Psychology Works -- On Stephen King's Pet Sematary

10/17/2018
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For a change of pace, we cover one of the greatest worst of the Stephen King film adaptations, _Pet Sematary,_ a movie about how dire warnings from the dead and near-dead becoming the most compelling advice ever. The film is shot better and acted worse than you remember. Also, the main character is a complete jerk to cats for the entire movie and thus deserves what's coming to him. - Watch _Garth Marenghi's Darkplace_ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EkN8WtFTpE&list=PLC046BB28463E1459...

Duration:02:32:08

Socialist Feminism 101

9/3/2018
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Socialist Feminism in theory and practice! What makes it different from corporate feminism, or its even worse variant, carceral feminism? Shannon & Becca from the Feminist Caucus of Portland DSA along with Nykki from the Disability Art & Culture Project join Nat & Jeremy to lay out some basic theory, talk about projects that the SocFem Caucus has been working on like the NNAF Bowl-a-Thon to raise abortion access funds or exposing fake pregnancy resource centers, and we get into personal...

Duration:01:50:51

Ideology 101: Liberalism vs Socialism (with Jason Lawrence)(Part 2)

8/27/2018
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Socialism! We deep-dive into it in this one, having done a pretty thorough examination of liberalism in the last part. Topics covered: Karl Marx, John Rawls, Bill Burr, Heterodoxy, Iceland, Boots Riley, Ash Sarkar, Michael Hardt, Astra Taylor's _Examined Life_. If you missed Part 1, try here: https://soundcloud.com/givingthemic/ideology-101-liberalism-vs-socialism-with-jason-lawrencepart-1 - ***Support the Holgate Manor Rent Strike!*** https://www.gofundme.com/holgate-manor-strike-fund -...

Duration:01:41:42

Ideology 101: Liberalism vs Socialism (with Jason Lawrence)(Part 1)

8/21/2018
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What, you mean that "liberal" doesn't actually mean "socialist?!" Jason Lawrence from Portland DSA joins Garrett & I to detail what the actual differences between "liberalism" and "socialism" are, breaks down some basic Marxist principles like the labor theory of value, we mention John Rawls yet again, and even talk about Prof Richard Wolff's work. And Dave Chappelle. And the Jerky Boys. And John Dewey. And Boots Riley's _Sorry to Bother You_. Check out Part 2 here:...

Duration:01:39:35

Tim Faust's Health Justice

7/27/2018
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Audio from Tim Faust's talk in Portland on Friday, July 20, 2018. You also hear Riley from our Medicare-for-All episode, too. - - - - Find us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/givingthemic/ - - - - Help us make the show! http://www.patreon.com/givingthemic - - - - Main theme by The Mysterious Breakfast'r Cereal on SoundCloud @chiptheme - - All items trademarked and copyright their respective owners. Please don't sue. Please don't sue. Please don't sue.

Duration:01:12:00

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:02:38:52

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. - - - - Listen to Part 1 here: https://soundcloud.com/givingthemic/organizing-101-part-1 - - - - Go here to find out more info...

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 United, 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! - - - - Check out Part 2 here: https://soundcloud.com/givingthemic/organizing-101-part-2 - - - - Opening segment: Jane McAlevey at Harvard Law Forum, March 2018....

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

Revenge of the Varn (with C. Derick Varn)

3/25/2018
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Derick Varn(@skepoet) from our Baby Leftist Primer episode returns to talk to Jacob and I about teachers' union, workerism, DSA, Chapo Trap House, gun violence, what leftists keep getting wrong, and how to separate your personal moral purity from your political organizing. We cover a lot. - - - - Derick Varn's previous appearance: http://goo.gl/RHtnGy - - - - Varn's first collection of poetry _Apocalyptics_ will be out this summer from Unlikely Press. - - - - Find us on Fb:...

Duration:01:49:58

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

3/5/2018
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Douglas Lain from Zero Books returns! Comrade Communicator from the Intergalactic Workers League contacts us remotely about 1:14:00 in. -- 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 -- Check out our last episode with Doug Lain:...

Duration:07:52:52

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

2/10/2018
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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/

Duration:02:03:59

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

2/9/2018
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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 - - - This track has had some problems playing, so try this one as a...

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