What podcasts do you listen to?

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Apr 22 2019 15:00

Yeah I remember listening to their interview with Burgerville organisers, my app wasn't finding the show though so I had to do that manually.

FYI if anyone else has that problem with a show, a way to add it is to copy its RSS feed into the search/add function.

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May 21 2019 20:16

Has anyone listened to Mandatory OT? I've not got around to listening to it yet, but I was intrigued to see it was listed as "the official podcast of the West Virginia IWW" because I'm always in favour of more syndicalist/workplace-focused type podcasts, and WV is certainly a state that's seen some interesting stuff happen recently, but on clicking around to try and find an episode to start with I see that they seem to have done a two-part series examining Stalin's writings on dialectical materialism, which sounds like... really not what I'm looking for. Does anyone know any more about it, have any opinions, etc?

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Jun 4 2019 11:41

I listen to the Yarniacs podcast which is a knitting podcast.

Also otherppl which is an amazing podcast about writing if youre not too busy with class warfare.

I honestly only listen to history and politics podcasts when my insomnia gets really bad. There was a good one I think it was recommended on here. I can't remember the name. About the industrial revolution maybe?

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Aug 7 2019 18:33

I've been listening to 1865, its a dramatization of the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination and the political struggles within the Union now he's gone. Its acting is very good, all the actors have distinct voices and quirks to help you keep track.

And for history buffs each episode comes with a behind the scenes episode where the creators talk about the production and the events. They give more details about the people and also explain what they changed or had to guess at for the show.

https://1865podcast.com/about/

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Aug 7 2019 18:55

More in the "wobbly podcasts I haven't got around to listening to yet" column: Richmond IWW have a new one, Workers' Power Hour, which will hopefully turn out to be less, uh, Stalin-y than their fellow workers to the west: https://soundcloud.com/user-799352249

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Nov 3 2019 11:36

Noel Ignatiev (How The Irish Became White, Race Traitor, Hard Crackers) interviewed for the not-always-great US anarchist podcast It's Going Down:

https://itsgoingdown.org/noel-ignatiev-on-race-traitor-white-supremacy-a...

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Nov 10 2019 09:14

Wow, it turns out that it was a very good thing they did that interview when they did, much like the long Final Straw interview with Donald Rooum. Have you listened to the newer interview they did on black anarchism? There were some moments in that I found a bit frustrating, and made an interesting contrast to the (great) WCH interview on the Asian Youth Movements.

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Nov 10 2019 15:22

Yes sad about Noel.

I’ll check that other one out...

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Dec 3 2019 21:18

Just to plug that #2 of the Bradford 12/Asian Youth Movement interview is out, and really worth listening to: https://workingclasshistory.com/2019/09/18/e28-29-asian-youth-movements-...

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Jan 5 2020 19:49

Angry Workers of the World have been plugging this new podcast from the New River Workers' Power people, I've only listened to a little bit so far but it seems very proper "workers' inquiry" stuff, kind of made me think of Studs Terkel if that's exciting and/or offputting to anyone?

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Jun 11 2020 12:28

One From The Vault - A trans history podcast
https://m.soundcloud.com/onefromthevaultspodcast

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Sep 5 2020 08:19

Just to plug my podcast Peelers and Sheep – which is, at the moment, basically an agrarian history from below/hidden history take on the Irish Revolution (1913 – 1923) – the first episode, called The Forgotten, came out last month and is on the 1919 Meath and Kildare farm labour strike — which is I suppose of contemporary interest mostly from the extent to which workers who were in small workplaces and not necessarily regularly employed managed to overcome those barriers — the next episode, called Prairie Fire, is out Monday 7/9/20, and is about the West of Ireland small farmer movement of the spring and early summer of 1920 (preview out at the moment).

Out next month is an episode on the Malabar rebellion of 1921 – in what is now part of the south-western state of India called Kerala – the most immediate Irish connection is that it was an Irish British Army regiment – the Leinster regiment – who were the first military unit tasked with repressing the rebellion – this was actually the last combat of any of the (southern) Irish regiments which were disbanded in 1922. Website (with links to various platforms) is here - [url= https://peelersandsheep.ie/]https://peelersandsheep.ie/[/url]

I took the project up because although this period is getting a lot of attention at the moment, on the other hand the Irish Revolution as an actual revolution — with class conflict and mass mobilisation — is almost completely elided in favour of a very narrow military/political/diplomatic history, excepting that is the Dublin Lock-Out of 1913 and the Limerick Soviet of 1919 – the memory of both which have been recovered/saved from oblivion – but these (and the Belfast engineering strike) were exceptional in that they took place in the cities – there was actually much much more going on in the countryside.