By Devyn Springer
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The #GroundingsPodcast is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, dialogic, and communal education continues to inspire today. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn. The podcast is hosted by Devyn Springer and produced by Christopher Hollis.
||CleanThe Linkages of Black, Jewish, and Palestinian Solidarity||Filmmaker Rebecca Pierce discusses her work documenting the resistance of those most oppressed by the Israel apartheid state, as well as some of the unique oppression she faces being both Black and Jewish.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe (un)Logic of Afro-Pessimism and Anti-Blackness||A critical discussion on Afro-Pessimism, 'Anti-Blackness' theory, and the future of our movements if these two things continue to gain traction.||11/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Anti-Indigenous, Imperialist, Racist Marketing of Coca-Cola||Native activist and writer Dani Miller breaks down the various ways the brand identity of Coca-Cola is built on a mountain of anti-Indigenous tropes, racism, and what she calls "conglomerate imperialism."||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Praxis of Abolition & Prison Strikes||Jared Ware joins Devyn Springer to discuss the material practice of prison abolition, prison strikes, and the context of the #August21 prison strike.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Critique of TLGBQ "Inclusion"||A conversation with writer, activist, and academic Yasmin Nair, on the limits and critique of liberal narratives of "diversity" and TLGBQ+ "inclusion" inside of violent and imperialist institutions like the US military.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Experiences of Detained Immigrants, In Their Own Words||A special interview with two Black Immigrants detained at the Atlanta City Detention Center. Mohammed, who is from Ghana, and Richard from Jamaica discuss the various struggles they've experienced while incarcerated, the ills of the US immigration syste||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Way Capitalism Underdevelops Hip-Hop||Rapper, poet, and multi-disciplinary visual artist Bocafloja discusses global politics and capitalism where they intersect with hip-hop. He also discusses anti-Blackness in Latin America, navigating the capitalist music industry, cultural hegemony, and||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe White Comrades and Anti-Racism||Anti-racist activist Tommy DiMassimo, known for rushing Trump's stage during the 2016 elections, discusses why he decided to charge at Trump and the repression against him which followed, the role of a white comrade in the anti-racism struggle, and movi||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Assassination of Walter Rodney||An Interview with Asha Rodney, scholar-activist, lawyer, and youngest child of Walter Rodney. Asha discusses the assassination of her father by the hands of an immensely repressive Guyanese government in 1980, describes what a "groundings" session is, a||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Democratic People's Republic of Korea Beyond Propaganda||Organizer and educator Derek Ford gives a historical context for the current imperialist aggression surrounding the DPRK, explains the 'Juche' ideology, and recounts some firsthand propaganda-shattering experiences from his travels inside the country.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Black Arts Movement||Revolutionary Pan-Africanist writer, artist, and organizer Sobukwe Shakur gives a first-hand account of the history, politics, and legacy of the Black Arts Movement which was prominent in the 1960s and early 1970s.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This pod has the juice!
Such an enriching experience and necessary.
Great resource for learning
Critical, nuanced, and often unearthed education. The emphasis on dialog and conversation makes the educational value feel natural. 10/10 recommend!!
An education you just don’t get in this system. The propaganda being exposed. Let’s you get a USA and global perspective historically and presently of power.