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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 103 - Fight Club w/ Aubrey Sitterson

9/21/2018
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On today's special Struggle Session we're joined by Aubrey Sitterson, author of the upcoming graphic novel The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling, to discuss 1999's anti-capitalist pro-anarchy romantic comedy, Fight Club. Pre-order Aubrey's new book at https://aubreysitterson.com/ Check out Sam's show Must Triumph at https://www.musttriumph.com/ Tune: Gabriel Mayers - Where is My Mind

Duration:00:58:47

Preview: Episode 102 - Sorry to Bother You w/ Briahna Joy Gray and Trevor Beaulieu

9/18/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's special Struggle Session Briahna Joy Gray (The Intercept) and Trevor Beaulieu (Champagne Sharks) return to discuss Boots Riley's trippy anti-capitalist parable Sorry to Bother You. We take a deep dive into the themes of the film and some of the hurdles black socialist art faces. Tune: The Coup - Guillotine

Duration:00:02:26

Episode 101 - Sonic Mania w/ Abby Denton and Van Robichaux

9/15/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special episode of Struggle Session, Jack and Jonathan are joined by Abby Denton and Van Robichaux for a deep dive into the high-speed world of Sonic The Hedgehog. They talk the games, the comics, the cartoons, the upcoming movie (which Van was a writer for), the fan culture, and all those weird friends Sonic has. Tune: The Jetzons - Hard Times

Duration:01:08:38

Preview: Episode 100 - Post-Comedy and Final Fantasy w/ Nick Wiger

9/9/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On our very special double-sized 100th episode we're joined by Nick Wiger (Doughboys) to discuss post-comedy, the anonymous White House columnist, and Nick's very weird ranking of the Star Wars films. After that take a deep dive into the Final Fantasy series. Moogles, summons, Kefka, we cover it all!

Duration:00:32:26

Episode 99 - Struggle Session Radio #1

9/6/2018
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Bones - Sanctuary The Smashing pumpkins - There It Goes Whirr - Lines stellastarr* - In the Walls Com Truise - Brokendate George Clanton - Keep a Secret Ganser - Pyrrhic Victory Wipers - Youth of America Chelsea Wolfe - 16 Psyche Envy - Left Hand Noodles - She, Her The Novembers - Flower of Life Ringo Deathstarr - Two Girls

Duration:01:15:05

Preview: Episode 98 - Comic Book Movies: Good or Bad?

9/3/2018
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Hear the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-98-comic-21172768 On today's very special bonus Struggle Session we settle once and for all: are comic book movies good or bad? Inspired by Ethan Hawke's recent comments, We talk about almost every notable superhero film and judge their artistic merit. The results may shock you. Tune: The Cure - Burn

Duration:00:09:00

Episode 97 - John McCain's Bomber Elite

8/31/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Place your hand over your heart and fly every flag at half-a-mast as we say goodbye to Captain Senator Maverick-in-Chief, Mr. John "Build the Dang Fence" McCain. We also talk about Cyberpunk 2077, God of War, and workshop a video game concept even McCain would have loved. Tune: IDLES - COLOSSUS

Duration:01:03:33

Preview: Episode 96 - Alien w/ Sean T. Collins

8/25/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's episode of Struggle Session we dive into all 8 films in the Alien franchise with special guest Sean T. Collins.

Duration:00:04:19

Episode 95 - Dr. Horrible 2

8/23/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session Andy Maxwell joins us to discuss the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and their upcoming contract vote. https://deadline.com/2018/07/iatse-contract-deal-averts-strike-amptp-1202434453/ Tune: United Nations - My Cold War

Duration:00:46:44

Unlocked: Episode 52 - Providence w/ Will Menaker

8/20/2018
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In honor of the release of Chapo Trap House's book release tomorrow (which you can order http://chapotraphouse.com/book/) we're unlocking our great episode with Will! Get this and other bonus episodes at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special Struggle Session book club episode, we're joined by Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House to discuss Alan Moore and Jacen Burrow's Lovecraft cycle. We dive deep into the dark corners and cosmic horrors of The Courtyard, Neonomicon, and...

Duration:01:00:46

Preview: Episode 94 - Contrarian

8/18/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special Struggle Session, Jack and Leslie talk about the worst thing you can call someone in the age of mandatory poptimism.

Duration:00:05:41

Episode 93 - Fighting Games w/ Robbie Martin

8/17/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session Robbie Martin (Media Roots Radio, A Very Heavy Agenda) joins us to talk fighting games! Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Samurai Showdown, and more! Support Robbie at https://www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio/ Tune: Friedrich Habetler - Ken's Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwM2nhiy2TM

Duration:01:12:09

Preview: Episode 92 - Podcasts

8/11/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Podcasts, you may have heard of them. On today's Struggle Session, your favorite internet radio hosts will tell you everything you need to know about podcasts. Improv comedy and ad reads, small town murder mysteries, celebrity vanity projects, we talk about all the most popular podcast genres!

Duration:00:02:23

Episode 91 - Nothing and Everything

8/8/2018
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Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we work through Alex Jones being sent to actual dark web, Patreon messing with everyone's money, Jack AM, JDB's new movie, and how the See Eye Aye is actually planning a purge. Tune: The Smashing Pumpkins - Nothing and Everything

Duration:01:00:29

Preview: Episode 90 - Pirates! Are! Workers!

8/4/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession It's the moment you've all been waiting for, the premier of Jack's Baby Anime Corner! On this exciting first episode of new offshoot brand, Jack is joined by special guest Leslie Lee III (Struggle Session) for a discussion of One Piece (Episode 396) and My Hero Academia (Episode 1 and 39)!

Duration:00:03:33

Episode 89 - Disney Animators' Strike w/ Matthew Jay

8/1/2018
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Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we're joined by Matthew Jay of Cartoons 101 to talk about the 1941 Disney animators' strike. Support Matthew's great work at https://www.patreon.com/cartoons101/posts Tune: Blind Mr Jones - Disney World Opening: Animator Bill Melendez on the Disney Strike of 1941 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb_aUb0VI2I

Duration:00:58:46

Preview: Episode 88 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

7/29/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's bonus Struggle Session, we're joined once again by the great Shannon Strucci! We discuss the funniest show on television It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Night Man, rum ham, The Waitress, the implication, we cover the gang and all their bizarre, disturbing, and hilarious exploits.

Duration:00:05:09

Episode 87 - San Diego Comic Con

7/27/2018
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Please support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session, our government mandated discussion of all the big announcements at Comic Con! There's movies coming out, TV shows you can stream, toys you can buy, and comics you'll never read. Come, feel the excitement. Tune: 101A - loveless - https://101a.org/

Duration:01:14:14

Episode 41b - Food For Solidarity LA Special

7/22/2018
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In episode 41, Falconia (https://soundcloud.com/struggle-session-618688589/episode-41-falconia) the Struggleboys spoke to Rolo Saavedra, founder of the Food 4 Solidarity LA pilot program, which is dedicated to spreading socialism through giving food to underserved communities in undocumented neighborhoods. Now, on Monday, July 23rd, the program is up for a vote to determine whether it is to be accepted into the DSA LA or rejected. JDB sat down with Rolo, Adriana, Kailene, Sergio, Tim, and...

Duration:00:14:42

Preview: Episode 86 - Twitter

7/20/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On the 1 year anniversary of Struggle Session we talk about the terrible website that brought us together, Twitter! We also discuss the radical politics Red Faction: Guerilla, and J.R.R. Tolkien's racism simulator Shadow of War.

Duration:00:06:34