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Not Everyone’s an A$$Hole: Rutger Bregman on Humankind

Life gives us plenty of reasons for cynicism but best-selling author Rutger Bregman (Utopia for Realists) summons a wealth of evidence that humankind can do better. Bregman’s the guy who took down...

Indigenous Peoples’ Power

About “Standing Rock was our Ferguson,” indigenous activist and author Edgar Villanueva tells Laura Flanders in this week’s timely episode. 2020 was a watershed year for indigenous peoples’ movements....

Housing is a Human Right

About Before 2020, America was already in a housing crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic, high unemployment, and a recession have only made things worse. A record level of evictions have...

James Baldwin: Lessons for the US

About James Baldwin was one of the 20th century’s most incisive thinkers and writers. In our own era, as political rhetoric, state violence, and popular uprising bring racism into...

Building Public Trust for Public Health

About Vaccines against Covid-19 were developed at record speed. But getting the public to take them may be an uphill battle. In this episode, Laura interviews three public health...

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American Decline: A Case for Optimism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4p7DYMzBJs This week, Soul Fire Farm’s Leah Penniman talks with Chris Hedges, author of "America: The Farewell Tour," about environmental threats, societal breakdown, and how we might come back together as humans. Then, a glimpse...

Commoning Our Cities: Mary Miss, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCmJcPkpI98 Reinventing our cities and re-enchanting the world. Who gets a say in designing where they live? What if more of us did? This week, we visit Mary Miss, a Guggenheim fellow and celebrated artist,...

Seeking Reason During Chaos: David Harvey and Pau Faus

This week, distinguished professor David Harvey joins us in the studio to talk about the spirals of capitalism and his new book Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason. Then we meet with...

Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation: Desire in A World Transformed

Regulation, degradation, shaming, blaming - enough! Is it time for sexual liberation yet? We talk a lot about sex but not often enough about pleasure, On today's show we try to make up for...

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Standing Rock Frontline: Nov 20 Tear Gas, Water Cannons, 18F Temperatures

From the frontline, an interview and footage of law enforcement officials targeting peaceful NODAPL water protectors. They are using water cannons in freezing North Dakota temperatures, as well as tear gas and flares. They...

Excerpt: In Bolivia, State Power Must Connect to People Power: Pablo Solón & Andreas...

Wherever you are in the world, being in government is hard. Still, all sorts of progressives and radicals pursue high office. This century started with new people in groups winning state power in countries...

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