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Podcast: Reasons to be Cheerful

I joined former UK Labour leader (and also my colleague as a former Nation intern) Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd on their “Reasons to be Cheerful” podcast to discuss protest, or as they put it: Hello! It’s 50 years since 1968, next year it will be 200 since the Peterloo massacre, so we are discussing […]

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Podcast: Better Off Red

I joined the good folks at Better Off Red to talk about #MeToo, or as they put it: This week we talked to socialist journalist Sarah Jaffe about the U.S. working class—real and perceived. Sarah is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt (bit.ly/Jaffebook) and the co-host of the Belabored Podcast (bit.ly/BelaboredPod). She’s a […]

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Podcast: Radio Dispatch with John and Molly Knefel

I joined Molly Knefel on Radio Dispatch to talk about Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to run for reelection as Chicago mayor, the roots of today’s teacher strike wave, Americans’ bad historical memory and why more people should read Marx.

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Podcast: The Dig

In West Virginia, a focal point of Trump-era liberal armchair ethnography, teachers have won a historic statewide strike just as the Supreme Court is poised to rule in Janus, a case that will mark the culmination of a long right-wing effort to gut public sector unions. It’s a scary time—but maybe, just maybe, also an […]

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Podcast: Radio Dispatch

I joined Molly and John to discuss the historical significance of the West Virginia teachers strike, Bari Weiss continues the New York Times tradition of attacking student activists, and Trump may have engaged in some light witness tampering.

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Radio: On the Media

I was a guest on NPR’s On the Media to talk about the West Virginia teachers’ strike and the media’s bad coverage of working people. The episode also featured some of my favorite people: Marcy Wheeler [@emptywheel], independent investigative reporter, on decontextualized Mueller scooplets and Elizabeth Catte [@elizabethcatte], historian and writer, on the news media’s narratives […]

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Podcast: Reconnaissance

Following Trump’s election, we wanted to think more deeply about what people mean when they talk about “working class America.” What is the future of the labor movement? In the spirit of imagining an alternative, we explore a different democratic process—that within the Teamsters Union. Reconnaissance, Episode 9: Winning America features interviews with Teamster union […]

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Danthropology Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Danthropology Podcast, I talk to author, journalist, and co-host of the Belabored Podcast, Sarah Jaffe. Sarah’s new book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, which I reviewed here, was published before the election but seems even more relevant today than it did just before.

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Radio: This Is Hell

Obama’s incoherent Middle East / Moral panic in the 1980s / How to build a stadium / Politicians, not friends / Neoliberalism’s edge / Vaporware by gaslight.