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KPFA - Against the Grain

By Against the Grain

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In-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.

Customer Reviews

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Against the Grain offers extremely rich analysis of generally political topics that you are hard-pressed to find anywhere else, not even on Democracy Now or Flashpoints. Against the Grain seems to put its faith in Academia as a source for contemporary critical models from which to view current issues. The result is a truly "smart" response to the punditry of more conventional poitical programming. My only criticism is that the podcast isn't updated as regularly as one would hope, just look at the dates in the window below to understand what I mean. Maybe they'll fix that.

One of the Best

Against the Grain provides in depth analysis on an amazingly wide array of issues. The hosts (usually C.S. Soong) are always well informed and ask thoughtful questions.

Ideas that matter

Tired of the shouting matches, or psuedo-celebrity smugness that pretends to be meaningful discussion about which way our society should move? Then listen to Against the Grain. Some of today's most important ideas are actually taken seriously here. The host and producer always do excellent preparation. Too bad it's only an hour, and only on three times a week.