Better Off Red
By Socialists Talking About Socialism
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Haven’t you heard? People are feeling socialism these days--almost as much as they’re feeling the crushing anxiety of mounting debt, climate catastrophe and the rising tide of bigotry and racism. But what exactly does socialism mean today? Jen Roesch and Danny Katch talk politics and protest with a range of guests to uncover the path to a better world from the wreckage of this dung heap. If the daily struggle with capitalism has you teetering on the edge of existential despair, then this is your indispensable dose of socialist wisdom and hope.
||Explicit15: The Trump nightmare; Fighting the right with Mukund Rathi||After Trump’s election, Berkeley became the epice…||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: Naomi Klein on the battle for Puerto Rico and life under Trump||The author of The Shock Doctrine, No is Not Enoug…||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: Trump’s Border Terror; Abortion Without Apology with Megan Dey Lessard and Michelle Farber||We talk to abortion rights activists Megan Dey Le…||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: Save Kevin Cooper; Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Syria with Anand Gopal and Yasser Munif||We talk to Anand Gopal and Yasser Munif about the…||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: Trump To Iran: "This Is America"||11: Trump to Iran: “This is America,” with Frieda…||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: Sarah Jaffe, #MeToo, Gender, and the Working Class||This week we talked to socialist journalist Sarah…||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09: Happy B'day, Karl Marx; The New Scramble for Africa with Lee Wengraf||*Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts (bit.ly/Bette…||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit08: Anti-imperialism, Internationalism, and Palestine with Sumaya Awad||08: Anti-imperialism, Internationalism, and Pales…||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07: Trump’s Lies and Dominique Morisseau’s Truths about Race and Class||07: Trump’s Lies and Dominique Morisseau’s Truths…||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06: Cops are bad for mental health, Paul Heideman on Class Struggle and the Color Line||06: Cops are bad for mental health, Paul Heideman…||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05: Teachers’ Rebellion-Strike Wave Edition||05: Teachers’ Rebellion-Strike Wave Edition ***P…||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04: Undocumented and Unafraid with Lupita Romero||04: Undocumented and Unafraid with Lupita Romero …||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03 Dave Zirin On Justice For Michael Bennett||03: Sportswriter Dave Zirin on justice for Michae…||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02: Brian Jones on the epic class(room) struggle / Bonus episode!||In this bonus episode, we talk to Brian Jones abo…||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Gun Violence, Black Lives Matter and Striking Teachers||Resources and links mentioned in this episode: W…||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit00: Welcome to Better off Red||Haven’t you heard? People are feeling socialism t…||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I've been waiting so long for a good socialist podcast, and based on the first episode this pod delivers! I've been following the hosts' writing on Socialist Worker and in other publications for years now, and they are both incredibly talented at laying down a deep and nuanced analysis in an accessible and engaging way. I can't wait to hear more!
Trump will hate this!
This is the socialist podcast for a generation that knows it has to change the world from top to bottom. For a rough idea of where the Better Off Red teams falls on the political spectrum, think Bernie and then, as the song says, it's just a jump to the left. I listened to the pre-launch intro and I have high hopes. They're starting lineup next week includes Kenanga-Yamahtta Taylor (author of From #Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation) and Brian Jones (socialist/educator/actor extraordinaire). If you are looking for no-nonsense Marxism, reports from the frontlines of struggle, and (hopefully) just the right amount of humor, subscribe to this podcast and share it with your friends. Here's to hearing Better of Red in the cafes at night and revolution in the air.
wow after listening to this I immediately invested my life into revolutionary socialism