Podcasts

Chapo Trap HouseFelix Biederman, Matt Christman, Will Menaker, Brendan James, Amber A’Lee Frost and Virgil Texas

Hosted by a gang of political junkies and writers who met while making jokes on Twitter, Chapo has exploded in popularity for its brash, crude style of leftist comedy. While assaulting the low-hanging orange of the Trump regime, the Chapo gang (and their fans known as Grey Wolves) are just as quick to jump on neoliberals and their Hollywood clique. The show features detailed and informative interviews with writers and filmmakers while also sliding in an inside joke or two from Twitter.
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Street FightBrett Payne and Bryan Quinby
Comedic with an anarchic tilt, Brett and Bryan have a large and growing following that keeps any listener informed and laughing while showcasing an undeniable love for the everyman worker.

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Apocalypse CabaretAriel Cruz and Benjamin Wachs
An ongoing conversation between Benjamin Wachs, a San Francisco based author, journalist and born-too-late salonist, and Ariel Cruz, an upstate New York townie metal musician and autodidact (and DSA member!), as they stand athwart history yelling “what fresh hell is this”.  The topics tend toward bird’s-eye-view discussions of trends and events in modernity, filtered through philosophy, sociology and political theory with a light, not too self-serious touch.

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Who Makes Cents? A History of CapitalismBetsy Beasley and David Stein
Monthly program that gives detailed stories on how capitalism has evolved over time. This insight is given not just by the hosts’ doctoral expertise but by the historians and social critics they interview. Each episode is tailored to give a voice to those who shaped the capitalist system, either through making the rules, breaking them or resisting them.
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BelaboredSarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
Program from the makers of Dissent Magazine. Each episode focuses on a major story in the world of labor, including interviews with union leaders and activists who are opposing capitalists and their practices on the ground. Not content to focus just on America, episodes also shed a light on massive movements taking place in emerging economies such as India and throughout South America.
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Black Agenda RadioGlen Ford and Nellie Bailey
Covers contemporary American politics from a Black Leftist perspective. Glen and Nellie examine the vast inequalities in American life and the unraveling of the American political class and the capitalist structure. Features interviews with left politicians and activists on a wide range of issues and how people of color are affected by them.
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Delete Your AccountRoqayah Chamseddine and Kumars Salehi
Light-hearted political podcast that touches on leftist activism and pop-culture both online and offline. Like Chapo, the show survives off donations to Patreon and sheds a light on DSA and other growing movements. Roqayah and Kumars dont just want to educate and be accurate on the issues, they want to win on the issues.
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CounterPunch RadioEric Draitser
A complement to CounterPunch magazine, Eric Draitser provides his insight to American politics and foreign policy while boasting a wide array of guests from across the Left. Not content with just regurgitating points from guests, Draitser challenges them with his own thoughtful analysis, creating consistently enlightening dialogue.
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Economic UpdateDr. Richard Wolff
Program that serves as a weekly update on the current state of the national and global economy. Dr. Wolff gives details on wages, jobs, taxes, debt as well as prices and profits. These facts serve as a framework to elaborate on the listener’s place in this economy, why certain changes are happening and possible solutions to issues of the market and public policy.
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Democracy NowAmy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
Daily program hosted on NPR and community & college radio stations. Amy and Juan give access to voices rarely heard on in corporate media, including ordinary people who are directly affected by newsmaking events. Informative debates are a part of the shows format and feature activists, government officials, artists and academics.
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Young TurksCenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian
Two-hour stream that covers every conceivable news category from breaking news to foreign policy all the way to industry privatization and sexual morality. The hosts progressive views are aimed to the “98 percent not in power”.
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Empire FilesAbby Martin
A documentary and interview series hosted by foreign policy reporter Abby Martin, who does on-scene reporting from some of the most gruesome settings of American Empire. Also hosted from a studio in DC, the show has interviews with outsider and leftist politicians and activists while touching on the issues of mass incarceration, labor and environmental regulation.