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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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Episodes

Episode 37 - Moral Panic Attack

1/23/2018
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On this Struggle Session, the crew talks about that one time a new form of media came along and it made the kids excited and the adults scared. We discuss Hillary Clinton, Mortal Kombat, Jack Thompson, Night Trap, EGM, Hot Coffee and more on this '90s video game moral panic struggle session. Tunes: The Bellicose Minds - The Mask

Duration:01:11:39


Preview: Episode 36 - Bright Commentary

1/19/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special Struggle Session we watch Netflix's new $90 million fantasy epic Bright. A tale of hallways, anti-orc bigotry, Will Smith, algorithms, and more hallways.

Duration:00:04:58


Episode 35 - McMansion Heaven with Kate Wagner

1/16/2018
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On this episode of Struggle Session we're joined by Kate Wagner creator of McMansion Hell. We talk with Kate about her amazing blog which excoriates the terrible taste of the wealthy and we chat a bit about artistic geniuses like John Waters, Philip K. Dick, and Donald Trump. Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Tune: White Lung - Drown With the Monster Find Beast Coast at http://www.beastcoastpodcast.com/

Duration:01:06:57


Preview: Episode 34 - Genius

1/13/2018
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To hear the full episode, subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglession On this preview of our GAMES! episode we talk about geniuses like Yoko Taro, Hidetaka Miyazaki, and Kanye West.

Duration:00:11:19


Episode 33 - Ready for Oprah

1/10/2018
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On the first show of 2018: the crew has an intensive Struggle Session about Oprah's presidential run, Jack gives his book report on "Fire and Fury," and the boys watch an exciting travel video from America's Sweetheart Logan Paul. Subsribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Tune: Ringo Deathstarr - Two Girls

Duration:01:02:32


Episode 32 - 2017: The Year That Was

1/2/2018
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On today's special Struggle Session, we look back at the best and worst things from 2017! Folks, it was mostly bad. Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession

Duration:01:10:58


Episode 31 - DC vs Marvel: A Scholarly Debate

12/20/2017
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The Struggle Session crew along with Gabe Pacheco of The Katie Halper Show, was invited by the prestigious Oxford Union Hall for a classical debate on the merits of DC Comics versus Marvel Comics. Here is the BBC Radio 52 broadcast of the debate. Moderated by Piers Morgan, announced by Pippa Lee.

Duration:01:24:17


Preview: Episode 30 - Game of Thrones Fans Don't Know Pain

12/15/2017
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Get the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession In this preview guest Alex Ptak gives his thoughts on what a video game true to the spirit of Berserk would be, and we talk about why Berserk is much, much better than Game of Thrones.

Duration:00:06:42


Episode 29 - Real American Heroes with Aubrey Sitterson

12/11/2017
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On this episode of Struggle Session we're joined by writer Aubrey Sitterson (GI Joe, Scarlett's Strikeforce)! We talk about what its like to be a leftist writing a GI Joe, adapted the complex in-ring storytelling of pro wrestling to comics, and the right wing smear campaign that cost him his job. Check out Aubrey's many projects at http://aubreysitterson.com and https://www.patreon.com/straightshoot

Duration:01:27:49


Preview: Episode 28 - MIB Struggle Session

12/5/2017
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this preview we talk about famous funny man Michael Ian Black's ongoing war with...RT?! #resistance

Duration:00:13:28


Episode 27 - Star Wars (Is Dead)

11/30/2017
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Tonight! Check out the Struggle Session Live Telethon at http://www.twitch.tv/strugglession 8ET/5PT On this special episode, we finally dive deep into Star Wars. Why we loved the Lucas' version, why we hate Disney's, and why its downfall is really the fan's fault. Enjoy, and don't forget to subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Tune: King Woman - Deny

Duration:01:09:07


Preview: Episode 26 - Book Club: Priest's Black Panther

11/25/2017
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For the full episode subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession In this snippet we consider the origins of Disney's Marvel's Black Panther and The Black Panther movement while discussing Priest's seminal run on the character. Get the comic here: http://amzn.to/2A2S0ba

Duration:00:07:43


Episode 25 - The Joe Ricketts Local 35 with Dave Colon

11/17/2017
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On this Struggle Session with talk with Dave Colon, former associate editor for Gothamist who was fired with 100+ other workers for unionizing by billionaire Joe Ricketts. We talk about the fight for unionization in digital journalism (and pro wrestling), Mean Girls style union-busting tactics, the future of local news, and how terrible SNL is. Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Tune: lil peep x lil tracy - witchblades RIP Lil Peep. If you oranyone you know is struggling...

Duration:01:18:56


Preview: Episode 24 - History's Greatest Villain

11/12/2017
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On this preview we answer a question about our goals for the show and name history's greatest monster. You can hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession

Duration:00:07:24


Episode 23 - Auntie Donna with Rob Rousseau

11/7/2017
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On today's Struggle Session we chat with writer Rob Rousseau about the Donna Brazile DNC revelations, fandom and hero worship in liberal culture, and his piece on The Ultimate Warrior's alt-right legacy. Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Tune: The Novembers - Flower of Heaven

Duration:01:03:08


Episode 22 - What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse with Liz Ryerson

11/4/2017
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On this episode, we're joined by musician, writer, and gamer extraordinaire Liz Ryerson. We talk about the horrors of video game industry and the video game industry's best horror games! We cover Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Alien Isolation, Yume Nikki, >observer_, and more on this jump scare-filled Struggle Session. Tune: ella guro - planet 193 (unknown anomaly) https://ellaguro.bandcamp.com/

Duration:01:18:37


Preview: Episode 21 - Saga of the Swine with Blair Erickson

10/31/2017
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this Patron exclusive episode we're joined by special guest Blair Erickson, director of The Banshee Chapter. We discuss Lovecraftian horror, psychedelic drugs, Hollywood scumbags, and decentralized utopian-crypto-tech-socialism on this episode. Tune: True Widow - Backshredder

Duration:00:09:22


Preview: Episode 20 - Madame President

10/27/2017
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Hear the whole episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special patron-only episode we talk about Twitter lawsuits, our aging political class, micro-transactions, and how amazing life must be in the timeline where Madame President Hillary Clinton First of Her Name occupies the White House. Also, don't miss tonight's telethon! 10/27 6ET/3PT at http://twitch.tv/strugglesession

Duration:00:04:24


Episode 19 - 31 Days of Horror with Brandon Sutton

10/25/2017
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Subscribe a http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this Struggle Session, we're joined by special guest Brandon Sutton to talk about all things horror. From Halloween to The Thing to Scream to It Follows, and every terrifying flick in between. Follow Brandon at http://twitter.com/prettybadlefty and listen to The Discourse at https://soundcloud.com/expandthediscourse Tune: World Famous - Robby's Song (From Tomie)

Duration:01:21:32


Preview: Episode 18 - The Only Ethical Consumption

10/21/2017
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this bonus episode, we finally get into some pro wrestling. Wrestling wars, wrestling tragedies, wrestling capitalists, wrestling everything. Enjoy!

Duration:00:05:47

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