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Books are Good, Actually

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A monthly-ish book club podcast! Get a beverage and listen to us ramble about a book!

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Midnight in Chernobyl

May 28, 2024 20:18 - 1 hour - 58.9 MB

For May, we read Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham! We discussed the little town around the little nuclear plant, the big explosion, who's at fault, and if we would even visit. June: ⁠Slow Down by Kohei Saito⁠ July:⁠ Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Socialist States and the Environment Lessons for Eco-Socialist Futures

April 29, 2024 22:27 - 1 hour - 54.7 MB

For April, we read Socialist States and the Environment Lessons for Eco-Socialist Futures by Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro! We discussed things we have learned from the examples of socialist states, what was missing from the book, comparison to Half-Earth Socialism, and degrowth policies. https://monthlyreview.org/2022/09/01/a-new-environmental-history-of-socialist-states/ May: Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham June: Slow Dow...

King Richard

April 01, 2024 21:00 - 1 hour - 54.5 MB

For March, we read King Richard by Michael Dobbs! We discussed our knowledge about Watergate, interesting tidbits gleamed from the book, what critical mistakes were made and the structure of the book. Upcoming: April - ⁠⁠Socialist States and the Environment Lessons for Eco-Socialist Futures by Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro

Neuromancer

February 26, 2024 22:00 - 1 hour - 58.2 MB

For February, we read Neuromancer by William Gibson! We discussed our favorite characters and scenes, vocabulary/language, comparing Neuromancer with its contemporaries, Gibson's vision of the future and would we live in that world! Angela wrongly misidentified the comic Transmetropolitian as Cosmopolitian. Sorry for that mix up. Upcoming Books: March - ⁠King Richard by Michael Dobbs⁠ April - ⁠Socialist States and the Environment Lessons for Eco-Socialist Futures by Salvatore Engel-Di M...

How to Read Lacan

January 29, 2024 20:12 - 1 hour - 59.4 MB

New year, new book! For January, we read How to Read Lacan and we sort of understand it now. We discuss the regrettable choice of reading Less than Nothing first, looking at horror movies through Lacian lens, how dating can also be looked at in a Lacian lens and even Kingdom Hearts! Upcoming books: February - Neuromancer by William Gibson March - King Richard by Michael Dobbs April - Socialist States and the Environment Lessons for Eco-Socialist Futures by Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro

Half-Earth Socialism

January 01, 2024 19:19 - 1 hour - 55 MB

Our last book of the year, we read Half-Earth Socialism! We discussed that this is actually our third eco-socialist book, interrogated the solutions provided, veganism (again...Angela's fault), and the critique's! https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2022/05/30/book-review-half-earth-socialism-a-plan-to-save-the-future-from-extinction-climate-change-and-pandemics-by-drew-pendergrass-and-troy-vettese/ https://cosmonautmag.com/2022/10/who-holds-up-half-the-earth-a-review-of-half-earth-s...

Ten Myths about Israel

November 27, 2023 22:00 - 1 hour - 48.9 MB

For November, we discuss Ten Myths about Israel by Ilan Pappe! We discuss our own misconceptions and myths we have about Israel and Palestine, socialism and Zionism, an interesting discussion about Hamas, one state solution and how we can support the Pro-Palestinian side. December -⁠⁠ Half-Earth Socialism by Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese ⁠⁠ January -⁠⁠ How to Read Lacan by Zizkek

Men, Women and Chainsaws

November 06, 2023 20:12 - 1 hour - 64.8 MB

Another late one but we managed, for our October book we read Men,Women and Chainsaws! We discussed the surprising analysis of possession films, could we apply the same analysis to contagion movies, grouping of horror movies, horror movies and race, and a side chat about Resident Evil movies and The Human Centipede! Due to the Gaza Genocide we moved books down by one month: November -⁠Ten Myths about Israel by Ilan Pappe December -⁠ Half-Earth Socialism by Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vett...

Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

October 09, 2023 19:28 - 1 hour - 64.1 MB

For September, we read Hegemony and Socialist Strategy by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe! Although we were late we did finish the book, we discussed the definitions, post-marxism, direct democracy, and starting compounds in minecraft. Youtube summary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnjZZzcJ4Y October - Men, Women, and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover November - Half-Earth Socialism by Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese December - How to Read Lacan by Zizkek

Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

August 28, 2023 16:19 - 1 hour - 54.6 MB

For August, we read Weird Scenes inside the Canyon and it was a doozy. We discussed the author's thesis, the evidence presented, debunked a misconception about Jim Morrison, the CIA, and most importantly Charles Manson! September - ⁠⁠Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

How to Blowup a Pipeline - Movie

July 31, 2023 18:24 - 1 hour - 85.4 MB

For July, instead of reading a book we watched a movie - How to Blowup a Pipeline! We discussed our favorite characters, how those character's motivations worked for us, opsec corner, FBI's portrayal, the trolley problem and much more. Next month, we are back to reading! Upcoming: August - ⁠Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon⁠ September - ⁠Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Blood in my Eye

July 03, 2023 17:22 - 1 hour - 66.7 MB

For June, we read Blood in my Eye by George Jackson! We discussed Jackson's historical view and definition of fascism, Frankenstein's monster as capitalism, dogmatism in revolutionary theory and tactics, our favorite passages, and revolutionary violence. Question sources: https://www.liberationschool.org/blood-in-my-eye-study-guide/ https://www.liberationschool.org/george-jackson-blood-in-my-eye/ Upcoming: July - How to Blow up a Pipeline the movie 50th episode bonanza August - Weird ...

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

May 29, 2023 22:07 - 1 hour - 77.6 MB

For May, we read Jesus and John Wayne by Kristen Kobes du Mez! We discuss muscular christianity, the tenets of evangelicalism, the myth of the cowboy and John Wayne, evangelicals obsession with sex and being very angry! Questions from: https://kristindumez.com/jesus-and-john-wayne-book-club-guide/ June - Blood in My Eye by George Jackson

Rules for Radicals

May 08, 2023 18:31 - 56 minutes - 47 MB

For April, we read Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky! We discussed some of our misgivings with the tactics Alinksy described, the two people who recommended this book (surprising but at the same time...unsurprising), the categorization of haves and have-nots, means to an end, big tent organizations, and being on a CIA list. May - Jesus and John Wayne by Kristen Kobes Du Mez June - Blood in my Eye by George Jackson

State and Revolution

April 02, 2023 22:01 - 1 hour - 44.3 MB

For March, we read State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin! We discussed our history with him, Kautsky, opportunists and what their goals are, how we can/cannot wither away the state, the problem with the dictatorship step and Sonic the hedgehog! Liberation School Questions - https://www.liberationschool.org/study-guide-the-state-and-revolution/ April - Rules for Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky May - Jesus and John Wayne by Kristen Kobes Du Mez June - Blood in my Eye by George Jackson

The Dawn of Everything Part 2

February 27, 2023 19:45 - 56 minutes - 47.7 MB

For the month of February, we finished up (well in the case for Jimmy...) The Dawn of Everything! In this episode we discussed why Angela didn't finish and the elusive chapter 11.5, how we felt the book defined states and other aspects of political power, bird chirping, cheesecake making, and discussion of critiques that were levied at the book. We also got sidetracked by communist sonic fan art.  https://mronline.org/2021/12/20/the-dawn-of-everything-gets-human-history-wrong/ March - Stat...

The Dawn of Everything

January 30, 2023 20:03 - 52 minutes - 45.1 MB

For the month of January we started The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow! We discussed our history with pre-history and anthropology, failing of high school history, trying to define freedom, misconceptions of "tribal" life and a side bar about Guns,Germs and Steel.  February - Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow Chapters 7 - 12 March - State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin 

Revolutionary Suicide

January 09, 2023 21:29 - 1 hour - 69.5 MB

New year, late start but we read in December Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton! We discussed our very tepid background on the author, Black Panther Party, the concept of revolutionary suicide and reactionary suicide, solitary confinement, cults, and the legacy of Black Panther Party itself. It gets a little spicy at the end ;)  Articles referenced: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mood-swings/201008/revolutionary-suicide  https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=34268  January - ...

Reform or Revolution

November 28, 2022 21:07 - 1 hour - 78.1 MB

For November, we read Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg! We discussed Bernstein's and Luxemburg's position, just shitting on Bernstein, had a lot of side bars about vanguard parties and revolutions in history, pre-mature revolutions and changing our outro!  Resources: https://www.socialistrevolution.org/reform-or-revolution-a-reading-guide/ December - Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

October 31, 2022 17:53 - 1 hour - 80.4 MB

For spooky October, we read Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O'Neill. We discussed changing narratives, our previous knowledge of the time period of the book, what we think is the connection between the CIA and Manson, and remind everyone to not do speed! November - Reform or Revolution and Other Writings by Rosa Luxemburg  December - Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton

Braiding Sweetgrass

October 02, 2022 20:11 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

For September we read Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer. We discussed our initial thoughts and impressions, how the book approached science and spirituality, reciprocity and gift economy, vibing with verbs, and potentially smoking peyote.  Discussion questions from:  https://medium.com/fwslibrary/braiding-sweetgrass-discussion-questions-eb7d3e0dc9ff https://inspiredepicurean.com/braiding-sweetgrass-book-club-questions/ Upcoming Books: October - Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and th...

Abolish Silicon Valley

August 29, 2022 18:50 - 1 hour - 66 MB

For August, we read Abolish Silicon Valley by Wendy Liu! We discussed our parallels with the author's journey, the naivety of the Cathedral and the Bazaar, we review her steps and how we think they didn't go far enough, and if we would join a start up and more!  Wendy Liu on Trash Future - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-trashfuture-31139233/episode/abolish-silicon-valley-feat-wendy-liu-36102326/  Upcoming Books September - Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge a...

Settlers

August 01, 2022 18:58 - 1 hour - 67.8 MB

For July, we read and discuss Settlers by J. Sakai. We go over our impressions of the book, how this compares to People's History, failure of leftist organizations, J. Sakai's thesis, criticism and how to try to scam our way to a history master's program. We had a guest commentary from Angela's partner!  Sites mentioned: https://thecharnelhouse.org/2017/05/15/dont-bother-reading-settlers-by-j-sakai/ https://skeptomai.substack.com/p/j-sakai-mim-and-anarchism https://old.reddit.com/r/commu...

Goddess of Anarchy

June 27, 2022 20:55 - 1 hour - 55.3 MB

For June, we read Goddess of Anarchy by Jacqueline Jones, we discuss our previous knowledge of Chicago and Texas history and labor movements, some critical Amazon reviews, the Haymarket trial, Lucy's and Albert's tactics and their effectiveness, amongst other things including if Lucy would be a podcaster or a debate bro.  Support abortion funds! https://abortionfunds.org/ July - Settlers by J. Sakai August - Abolish Silicon Valley by Wendy Liu

All Systems Red

May 30, 2022 23:40 - 47 minutes - 45.5 MB

For May, we read All Systems Red by Martha Wells! We discussed our impressions, our favorite characters and moments, the gender of Murderbot, what we hope to see in the future books and we didn't talk about Elden Ring even once!  Jimmy sounds like he's in a fishbowl due to some unavoidable sound issues, I tried my best.  Tor Article: https://www.tor.com/2018/03/21/life-lessons-from-a-murderbot-reading-all-systems-red-as-a-trans-woman/ Additional Discussion Question: https://wpl-podcast.win...

Less than Nothing Part 4

May 02, 2022 21:44 - 56 minutes - 49.9 MB

We finally finish up our fourt parter of Less than Nothing! We discuss the last part and the conclusion, our feelings about it, we try to answer the question of does Zizek accomplish what he was after, do we still need Zizek, Chomsky vs Zizek, then we go on various tangents and a bird appears!  Articles mentioned:  https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/04/noam-chomsky-on-how-to-prevent-world-war-iii  May - Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red by Martha Wells June - Goddess of Anarchy by Jacq...

Less than Nothing Part 3 - Lack of Lack

April 03, 2022 18:07 - 1 hour - 55.3 MB

We continue reading Less than Nothing for March and part 3 was a very difficult section to get through, we talked about Terminator and the letter, how Zizek presents Lacan and our lack of knowing Lacan, Elden Ring, being able to skip Hofstadter, and Zizek's articles on the Ukraine and Russian war.  Next month we will wrap up Less than Nothing and will provide a book list for the next few months! Related Articles: https://theoryreader.org/2022/02/25/was-russias-rape-of-ukraine-inevitable-b...

Less than Nothing Part 2

February 28, 2022 21:14 - 1 hour - 74 MB

In February, we are continuing to read to the end of Part 2 of Slavoj Zizek's Less than Nothing! We attempt to connect F.D. Signifier's video on Drake and the Death of Hip Hop with dialectics, we veer into Dark Souls and Elden Ring association with dialectics, we talk about our favorite passages, Zizek's problem with marriage, and we once again answer do we need Hegel in our current time.  F.D. Signifier - Drake and the Death of Hip Hop Less than Nothing March - Part 3 April - Part 4 (Su...

Less than Nothing - Part 1

January 31, 2022 22:48 - 1 hour - 70.4 MB

For January, we started reading Less than Nothing! We stumbled and bumbled our way through to Chapter 5, relating Hegel to Pokemon, would we get something from this book, our definition of dialectics, dialectics and pop culture, do we need Hegel in the modern world?  How to Read Zizek - https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/how-to-read-zizek/ Less than Nothing 4 Parter! February - Read the rest of Part 2 March - Part 3 April - Part 4 (Summing up and re-examiniation )

Hammer and Hoe

January 03, 2022 22:49 - 1 hour - 82.2 MB

For December, we read Hammer and Hoe by Robin D. G. Kelly! We discussed our general thoughts and feelings about the book, the differences of the application of the New Deal, black communists vs black folks in labor movements, naacp vs ild, white leftism in the 30s and now and how it relates to race and sex, and lessons learned from these organizations. Less than Nothing 4 Parter! January - Read to Chapter 5 February - Read the rest of Part 2 March - Part 3 April - Part 4 (Summing up and...

Blackshirts and Reds

November 29, 2021 22:35 - 1 hour - 70.3 MB

For November, we read Blackshirts and Reds by Michael Parenti! We discussed the author's background, thoughts and feelings about the book, siege vs pure socialism, general take aways. We had a few technical difficulties on Angela's end so apologies if some parts of the podcast are choppy! Noam Chomsky article - https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/06/03/the-mainstream-and-the-margins-noam-chomsky-vs-michael-parenti/ December - Hammer and Hoe by Robin D. G. Kelley January+ - Less than Nothi...

The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca

October 31, 2021 22:54 - 58 minutes - 47.5 MB

For the spooky month of October we read The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca by John Michael Greer. We discuss our history/interest of the occult, our not so great feelings on our monthly reading, why did entries of the book seemed to fall off around the 50s, the resurgence of astrology and a special tarot card reading! And of course a list of Jimmy's favorite podcast for spooky times. November -  Blackshirts and Reds by Michael Parenti December - Hammer and Hoe ...

The Legacy of Ashes: History of the CIA

October 03, 2021 23:01 - 1 hour - 65.3 MB

For the month of September, we read The Legacy of Ashes: History of the CIA by Tim Weiner! We discuss the author, our impressions, the one critique we found, and a hypotheticals of CIA existence and the need for CIA if the US was a socialist country.  Critique - https://americandiplomacy.web.unc.edu/2007/10/legacy-of-ashes-the-history-of-the-cia/ October - The Occult Book by John Michael Greer November -  Blackshirts and Reds by Michael Parenti December - Hammer and Hoe by Robin D. G. Ke...

How to Blow Up a Pipeline

August 31, 2021 00:06 - 1 hour - 59.3 MB

For August, we read How to Blow Up a Pipeline by Andreas Malm! We discuss the author's background, our impressions of the book, addressing critiques and what we can do as a society and as individuals. Articles mentioned - https://www.lareviewofbooks.org/article/sabotage-can-be-done-softly-on-andreas-malms-how-to-blow-up-a-pipeline/ https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/how-to-blow-up-a-movement-malms-new-book-dreams-of-sabotage-but-ignores-consequences September - Legacy of Ashes b...

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

August 02, 2021 23:02 - 1 hour - 88.5 MB

For July, we read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark we use a reading guide questions to discuss our book, how Jonathan and Mr. Norrell are a representation of liberal and conservative thought. This is also our first time recording in the same room! Jimmy references more podcasts he listens to and we have the rest of the year's reading list.  https://www.bookbrowse.com/reading_guides/detail/index.cfm/book_number/1463/jonathan-strange-mr-norrell Reading List -  August - How ...

Masters of Doom

June 28, 2021 20:59 - 1 hour - 62.9 MB

For June, we read Masters of Doom by David Kushner, a brief overview of Masters of Doom, a lot of talk Daikatana, The Two Johns and their break up, Joe Lieberman and Columbine, surprising crossovers, the influence of Doom and Quake on video games and future esports, what the Two Johns are up to and our history with id games.  Bill Gates in Doom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVAhFYjp9c  July - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norwell by Susanna Clark

Against the Fascist Creep by Alexander Reid Ross

May 31, 2021 22:10 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

For the month of May, we discuss the book Against the Fascist Creep by Alexander Reid Ross! We discuss definitions of fascism, things we learned from our reading, do the definitions of fascism hold up in a modern age, and how can leftists create networks across the globe.  Additional Notes:  Response to a critique - https://towardfreedom.org/story/archives/americas/against-the-fascist-creep-mistaken-histories/ Definition of Fascism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definitions_of_fascism A...

The Assassination of Fred Hampton

April 26, 2021 23:19 - 1 hour - 80.1 MB

For April we read, The Assassination of Fred Hampton by Jeffrey Haas! We discuss the overarching book, what is Fred Hampton's legacy, was justice served, when to take up armed resistance, and the new documents obtained from the FBI about COINTELPRO. Also Jimmy says redact a lot!  Dollop Episode about Fred Hampton - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlgLMEdslAI Behind the Bastards about Fred Hampton - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-one-the-bastards-who-killed-the-black-panthers/id...

Black Skin, White Masks

March 29, 2021 22:54 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

For March, we read Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon. We discuss our impressions, do a brief overview with the help of the Standford Encyclopedia article, and some discussion questions.  Youtube video mentioned - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE5BTPb0X2g Summary - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/frantz-fanon/ Discussion questions - https://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/tag/black-skin-white-masks/ Upcoming books -  April - The Assassination of Fred Hampton by Jeffrey Haas May - Aga...

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

February 22, 2021 23:24 - 1 hour - 68.7 MB

For February we read Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich! This episode we go over the book, our knowledge of drugs and war, was meth part of the success and downfall of the Third Reich, perception changed about Third Reich (spoilers: they are big dumb dumbs),  Hitler farted a lot (potentially), and the criticism of the book. Also, meth is bad! Articles:  https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/16/blitzed-drugs-in-nazi-germany-by-norman-ohler-review https://www.ft.com/content/3989c0b2-913...

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

February 01, 2021 21:52 - 53 minutes - 48 MB

For January, we read The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond. We discuss our experience with open source software, Microsoft going into open source, Eric's predictions, why we didn't like chapter 3, and Eric's, RMS, and Linus Tovald's bad behaviour. We also have a tangent about how great Windows XP is! February - Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler   March - Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon April - The Assassination of Fred Hampton by Jeffrey Haas

The Caliban and the Witch

December 28, 2020 23:12 - 1 hour - 54.7 MB

For December we read The Caliban and the Witch! We do a brief rundown of the book, discuss interesting facts we learned from witch-hunts,  we thought of why men didn't help, occultism in the contemporary times and occultism and capitalism. We also had a special guest of Jimmy's cat! January Book -  The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels

November 30, 2020 22:46 - 1 hour - 66.8 MB

For November, we read Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier. We talk about crunch, wooden voice acting, game making under socialism!  Things mentioned in the podcast:  Youtuber Matt McMuscles https://www.youtube.com/c/MattMcMuscles Valve Employee Handbook https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/publications Unity https://unity.com/ Godot https://godotengine.org/ December - Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici January - The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond

Lexicon of Terror

November 03, 2020 00:17 - 1 hour - 70.5 MB

For October, we read Lexicon of Terror by Marguerite Feitlowitz. We discussed the language that was used, the interviews, and how does a society move on past these horrors. And also Top Gun movie sequels.  Other podcasts/youtubers mentioned:  Bad Empanada Behind the Bastards Seriously Wrong Upcoming books -  November - Blood, Sweat and Pixels by Jason Schreier  December - Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici January - The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

September 28, 2020 22:34 - 1 hour - 57.6 MB

For September we read October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville. We discuss our feelings on the book, a brief timeline and other questions such as our favorite slogans! We had a minor tech hiccup towards the end of the podcast so excuse the weirdness.  In October, we will be reading A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture by Marguerite Feitlowitz - https://www.amazon.com/Lexicon-Terror-Argentina-Legacies-Epilogue-ebook-dp-B004O6LW9Y/dp/B004O6LW9Y/ref...

The Long Twentieth Century

August 31, 2020 21:30 - 52 minutes - 42.1 MB

For the month of August, we attempted to read The Long Twentieth Century! We briefly discuss and recap the beginning of the book and what would need to happen for the US to not be a global hegemonic economic power. Also countries making space colonies, it could happen!  For September we are reading October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville. https://www.versobooks.com/books/2731-october

Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga

June 29, 2020 21:23 - 1 hour - 58.3 MB

For June we read Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga by Hirohiko Araki! We discuss other tv shows, movies and video games that sort of fit Hirohiko's 'Golden Path'.  We will not have a podcast episode for the month of July but we will pick back up in August.  Book list: August - The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times by Giovanni Arrighi September - October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville October - A Lexicon of T...

Black Cowboys of the Old West

May 31, 2020 22:40 - 54 minutes - 53.6 MB

For May, we read Black Cowboys of the Old West - it had very interesting stories and figures!  June's book will be Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga by Hirohiko Araki.  If you are not able to protest please donate to:  * Your state or cities bail fund * Bail Project - https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project  Trillbilly Worker's Party episode about Bail - https://soundcloud.com/user-972848621-463073718/bonus-end-bail-now-w-special-guest-shameka-l-par...

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

April 27, 2020 22:03 - 47 minutes - 44 MB

For April, we are discussing Debt: The First 5000 years by David Graeber. Due to the pandemic we had to record on Discord so excuse some ping sounds in the background! Also, contribute to a mutual aid if possible! May's book will be Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, Sensational, And Little-Known Stories From History by Tricia Martineau Wagner. 

Book Order Update 03/19

March 19, 2020 12:21 - 26 seconds - 400 KB

Updates to the reading order! April - Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber May - Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, Sensational, And Little-Known Stories From History by Tricia Martineau Wagner June - Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga by Hirohiko Araki