Well Reds: A Left Book Podcast
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Well Reds is a books podcast hosted by Charles Demers and Derrick O'Keefe, two author-editors based in Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories), Canada. This new fortnightly podcast, also available at Ricochet.Media, will engage with fiction and non-fiction books of interest to the left. You can find us on Twitter @Well_Reds @CharlieDemers @DerrickOKeefe. Big thanks to André Goulet, Ricochet podcast coordinator, for editing work and training. Theme Music: "Let It Be" (Soviet Version), available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LrUTzijqz8
||CleanEpisode 9: Tariq Ali's 'Fear of Mirrors'||On this episode, host Charlie Demers is joined by Geoff Mann, author of 'In The Long Run We Are All Dead' and Director of the Center for Global Political Economy at Simon Fraser University, to discuss the story of an East German family whose lives...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: China Miéville's 'October: The Story of the Russian Revolution'||On this episode, host Charlie Demers is joined by guest Roxanne Panchasi, Associate Professor of History at Simon Fraser University, for a discussion on China Miéville's acclaimed 'October: The Story of the Russian Revolution'. Editings and...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation||Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Earlier this year, she was targeted by online threats and abuse after Fox News and other outlets waged a campaign in response to a...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Canada 150 + Ryan McMahon = Podcasting 101 for Charlie and Derrick||It’s our long-awaited July double episode! Comedian, writer, and podcast producer extraordinaire Ryan McMahon joins Derrick and Charlie to discuss Tom King’s “The Inconvenient Indian” and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ “Red: A Haida Manga.”||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - South of Eden||In this episode Charlie and Derrick tackle their first work of fiction, discussing the hilarious and haunting "Son of a Trickster" by Eden Robinson. Editing by André Goulet, who recently won the NCCRA Best in Podcasting award for his work as host...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Cleveland Rocks||In this episode, Derrick and Charlie discuss Harvey Pekar's 'Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me.' Editing and production: André Goulet. Extro Music: "Joe Hill," by Paul Robeson. Big thanks to our official bookseller: Galiano Island Books...||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Mad About You||Episode 3 of Well Reds features Charlie and Derrick discussing Pankaj Mishra’s Age of Anger -- a sprawling, ambitious, and challenging work of political analysis and intellectual history. Editing and production: André Goulet. Extro Music: "Joe...||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Every Rosa Has Its Thorns: Red Rosa, A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg||Rosa Luxemburg was one of the outstanding and heroic figures of the international socialist movement. In this episode, Charlie and Derrick discuss the depiction of her life in the magnificent graphic biography by Kate Evans. Editing and production:...||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Home on Deranged||Readers of the world, unite! The inaugural Well Reds left book podcast episode features a discussion of Amitav Ghosh's magisterial and challenging book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Canada joins the left podcast pack in a good way.
If Chapo Trap House is an all-night bender, and Delete Your Account is the brunch that follows, then this podcast is the grabbing a coffee later that day as the sun sets. Leftist podcasts are in good company with this one. As someone who is very *not* well read, I am thankful for the casual format of this show.
Who wants to be well red?
I do. Who wouldn't? Other than the obvious benefits, there's some friendly ball busting between the hosts (a couple of good Canadian kids), terrible puns PLUS you don't even have to read anything. I haven't yet, although I'm planning to read Harvey Pekar's Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me for an upcoming episode.
juuuust right. i mean just left! just left.
before this podcast, i was arming myself to the teeth, zoning my neighbourhood for gulag development and sorting the logistics of having bourgeoisie heads on pikes at every "welcome to vancouver" sign.
now i just want to read books. thanks fellas.