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WEB DuBois - Not Just Ferda Bois!

W.E.B. Du Bois has been called the greatest intellectual of the 20th by Dr. Cornel West. Learn about this giant in the study of sociology and race in this podcast!

Duration: 00:29:54

Simone de Beauvoir - Dangerous Woman!

French writer Simone de Beauvoir was a philosopher, intellectual, activist, feminist and all around awesome person. Learn about her seminal work "The Second Sex" and what she meant when she said "One is not born, but rather becomes a woman." A detailed analysis of women's oppression, with a sprinkling of existentialism on top, it is key to understanding second wave feminism.

Duration: 00:21:48

Antonio Gramsci - The Enemy's Hegemony & the Architectural Intellectual

Why did Mussolini's chief prosecutor say that whatever they do "they must stop this brain from functioning for twenty years"? Why was he imprisoned by Il Duce? Most importantly, what can Antonio Gramsci teach us about society today?

Duration: 01:05:29

Louis Riel - Keeping it Riel Since 1885!

Louis Riel - Keeping it Riel since 1885! A little bit of Canadian Content! Learn about Louis Riel, the Metis leader, and his struggle as the voice of his people. Now considered a 'Father of Confederation', he was executed for high treason by the Canadian government.

Duration: 00:29:36

Ernesto Guevara - Che It Ain't So!

Is he Marx, Mother Theresa or Mussolini? Who is the guy behind the iconic poster from dorm rooms around the continent? In this episode we briefly examine the life and accomplishments of Ernesto Guevara. Is it possible to decide whether he is Santo Ernesto, or a savage psychopath?

Duration: 00:22:09

Frantz Fanon - Something Like a Fanomena!

Explore the ideas of writer, soldier, activist Dr. Frantz Fanon, and how a white guy from Canada tried to understand them a little bit. As Fanon once said, "Everything can be explained to people, on the single condition that you want them to understand."

Duration: 00:22:36

Emma Goldman - Dance, Dance Revolutionary

Join us to learn about the ideas of the public speaker, once called "The Most Dangerous Woman in America", Emma Goldman. She kicks butt and doesn't care if you don't like it.

Duration: 00:20:31

Karl Marx - Studied from all the Engels!

Join us to learn the basic ideas of Karl Marx, and why they are still important to politics and social justice in the modern world. Email us at and follow us on Twitter, Itunes, Soundcloud and whatever podcast app you choose to use on Android. Personally, I like Pocket Casts, but you do what you like. Twitter:

Duration: 00:11:56

Introduction to "You Say You Want a Revolutionary"

The intro podcast of "You Say You Want a Revolutionary", a new podcast about progressive revolutionary thinkers and activists, from Adorno, to Marx, to Zapata. Join us to learn about leftist thinkers from around the world.

Duration: 00:01:14