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Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Join Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Join Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.
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Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Join Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

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Episode 75 - Quarterly Review w/ Krang T Nelson

6/13/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we're joined by Shorty Awards® nominee Krang T. Nelson to discuss our mutual involuntary, unpaid employment at Twitter dot com, Samantha Bee's apology, and our favorite conservative grifters. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nekqvg/the-conservative-war-on-comedy-is-full-of-shit Tune: Tokyo Police Club - Cheer It On

Duration:00:46:30

Episode 74 - "I Love You, Palestine with Sarah Silverman" w/ Abby Martin

6/9/2018
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You can support us and our content at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this episode of Struggle Session we're joined by journalist Abby Martin (Media Roots, The Empire Files). We talk about the horrific assault on Gaza and propaganda campaign that followed, her appearances on the Joe Rogan show, Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation series, and the US government's numerous attacks on her work. Support Abby's work and listen to Media Roots at https://www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio Tune:...

Duration:01:03:34

Episode 73 Preview - The President is Missing

6/5/2018
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Hear the full amazing episode at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession The President is Missing: A Novel by Bill Clinton and James Patton Narrated by Jack Allison The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all the streets and avenues of America, the Greatest country in the world. Uncertainty and fear grip the never-the-less brave and confident nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and...

Duration:00:07:24

Preview: Episode 72 - Deus Ex w/ Sheldon Pacotti

6/2/2018
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Hear the full episode on http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's special bonus Struggle Session, JDB sits down with Sheldon Pacotti lead writer of the original Deus Ex. They dive deep into the politics and paranoia that built the prophetic world of the turn of the millennium cyberpunk classic.

Duration:00:03:59

Episode 72 - America's #1 Show w/ Lee Camp

5/30/2018
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On today's Struggle Session we're joined by the very funny Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight to talk about his stand-up tour, the hypocrisy of Memorial Day, Obama's Netflix deal, and the time Roseanne gave Lee a standing ovation. Get tickets to Lee's tour at http://leecamp.com Listen to Common Censored at http://commoncensored.libsyn.com/ Tune: Fit and the Conniptions - Mermaid Song (http://music.conniptions.org/)

Duration:00:51:52

Unlocked: Episode 45 - Dark Souls w/ Brandon Sutton

5/29/2018
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Unlocked in honor of the release of Dark Souls: Remastered! Get more bonus episodes like this on http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this patron exclusive episode we're joined by Brandon Sutton (@expandthediscourse) to talk about From Software's epic fantasy RPG series Dark Souls. Tunes: Alex Roe - Epitaph for Boletaria String Player Gamer - Gwyn, Lord of Cinder

Duration:01:18:17

Episode 70 Preview - Best Lex

5/27/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession You demanded it! In the most requested Struggle Session to date Jack and Leslie finally lay out the case for why Batman v Superman is undeniably the best superhero film of the modern era.

Duration:00:04:41

Episode 69 - Tomax and Xamot w/ Gabe Pacheco

5/22/2018
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On today's Struggle Session, JDB is joined by Gabe Pacheco (The Katie Halper Show)for a special one-on-one discussion. The Marvel boys talk cartoons, corporations, comics, comedy, and more. Enjoy! Tune: Colin Caulfield - People Talk About Me Listen to The Lady Doth Podcast Too Much at https://soundcloud.com/lady-doth

Duration:01:22:19

Episode 68 Preview - Diversity And Comics

5/18/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's special bonus Struggle Session Elana Levin joins us to discuss two of the greatest X-Men stories of all time: Days of Future Past Claremont and Byrne and God Loves Man Kills by Claremont and Anderson. Our brave mutant heroes take on some of their most iconic villains: as bigotry, US congress, underprivileged teenagers, and televangelists. We talk about the politics, drama, and angst of it all. Hear more of Elana at...

Duration:00:02:15

Unlocked: Episode 50 - Black Panther w/ Briahna Grey and T.

5/14/2018
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Get all the bonus episodes on http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Unlocked in honor of Black Panther's DVD release! On this very special, very black episode of Struggle Session Leslie is joined by Brie of Someone's Wrong On the Internet and T. of Champagne Sharks for a debate on the radical merits of Black Panther. http://killmongerwasright.com Tune: Massive Attack feat. Mos Def - I Against I

Duration:01:30:18

Episode 67 - Donald Glover/Childish Gambino

5/11/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we're joined by T. of Champagne Sharks for a discussion on the career of actor/writer/musician Donald Glover. We talk Community :| Atlanta :)Camp :/ "Awaken, My Love!" :D and more! https://www.patreon.com/champagnesharks Tunes: Childish Gambino - Redbone (kmlkmljkl remix), Childish Gambino - Different

Duration:01:25:47

Episode 66 Preview - Comedians are Liars w/ Jake Flores

5/7/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this Struggle Session JDB attempts to end the East Coast/West Coast comedy feud by sitting down with Jake Flores (Pod Damn America). They discuss why political comedians make bad comedy, why famous people have bad politics, why bad comedy is political, and more. https://www.patreon.com/poddamnamerica

Duration:00:02:29

Episode 65 Preview - Marvel's Batman v Superman

5/3/2018
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Get the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Marvel superfan JDB is still on vacation, so Jack and Leslie heroically take it upon themselves to review Disney's Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. In spite of being DC loyalists, Jack and Leslie are still very fair to this collection of cartoon cut scenes loosely based on the lesser comic book universe. In this preview, Jack explains why if you like Infinity War then you have owned yourself into liking Batman v Superman.

Duration:00:10:08

Episode 64 - No Chill w/ Nomiki Konst

4/30/2018
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Support Struggle Session and receive bonus episodes at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session, Jack and Leslie are joined by special guest Nomiki Konst of The Young Turks! We talk all the political meltdowns from last week including Joy Reid's non-hacking scandal, Neera Tanden sinking CAP, and Joan Walsh threatening Glenn Greenwald. Tune: Noodles - She, Her

Duration:00:51:31

Special Preview: Indoctrination - The Secret Family History of L. Ron Hubbard

4/29/2018
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This is a special preview of a new show produced by Jonathan. It's called Indoctrination and it's a weekly podcast covering cults, manipulators, and protecting yourself from systems of control. It's hosted by Rachel Bernstein, a therapist who specializes in working with victims of cults. Find out more about the show at https://www.patreon.com/indoctrination Episode 2 - The Secret Family History of L. Ron Hubbard w/Jamie DeWolf In today's episode, Rachel chats candidly with filmmaker,...

Duration:01:03:00

Episode 63 Preview - Dragon Energy w/ Luke Savage

4/28/2018
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Get the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special bonus episode we're joined by Luke Savage (Michael and Us) to discuss some of the greatest philosophers of our time: Kanye West, Charlie Sheen, David Frum, Joy Ann Reid, and the legendary William F. Buckley. Plus: Updates on everyone's favorite woke bae, Justin Trudeau. Check out Luke's show at https://soundcloud.com/michael-and-us and his article on David Frum's awful new book...

Duration:00:03:39

Episode 62 - City of Angels

4/25/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we're joined by actress and organizer Kendall Mayhew to talk about LA politics, LA cults (Scientology, UCB), the passing of America's First Lady, and her very important project howtonotrape.com. Tune: Christian Death - Spiritual Cramp

Duration:01:40:39

Episode 61 Preview - A Modest Proposal

4/20/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special patron exclusive episode, we're joined by genuine Hollywood Star and Doughboys host Mike Mitchell! We talk about the time Mike radicalized Jack, how The Force Awakens set a rot into the world, whether Mario 64 is more influential than Citizen Kane, and that scene from Ready Player One.

Duration:00:05:48

Episode 60 - Do Something About Syria w/ Rania Khalek

4/17/2018
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Struggle Session has joined the millions of other American experts on the Middle East in the decision to Do Something about Syria. Independent journalist Rania Khalek tries to talk us down. Tune: Ganser - Avoidance Hear Rania's show Unauthorized Disclosure at https://www.patreon.com/unauthorizeddisclosure Listen to Homo Vulgaris at https://www.patreon.com/hvulgaris

Duration:00:55:31

Episode 59 - The Gary Ridgway Bill

4/13/2018
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On today's Struggle Session, special guest Phoenix Calida of Wine Cellar Media explains the terrible FOSTA/SESTA bill. Yes, something supported by woke comedians Amy Schumer and Seth Myers is actually pretty bad. Support Phoenix at https://www.patreon.com/WineCellarMediaFund/ Tune: Wax Idols - Born Without a Mind Listen to Spall Talk at http://spalltalk.blogspot.com/

Duration:00:52:22