Monthly Archives: February 2021

CS 352: Hungry Ghost pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Colin Broadmoor to talk about his new article The Hungry Ghost of Late Capitalism, fandom in general and how capital and empire have weaponized fandom to push the narrative of buying their brand as an act of identity. Colin is a contributing editor & cyber-culture analyst for Blood Knife Magazine . Blood Knife Magazine is a digital magazine about cyberpunk, sci-fi, horror, neon, knives, blood, and capitalism.
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CS 350: Samantha Pritchard pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Samantha Pritchard on the show to talk about capital, racial expropriation and a whole slew of topics revolving around class and cast. Plus, Samantha breaks down an amazing list of books to read further on the subjects discussed in the episode! You can find and follow her on twitter at Samantha Pritchard as well as keep up with her new Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/thucydiplease
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CS 349: Dr CBS



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This episode is hosted by Vida and Trevor. Today we have Charisse Burden-Stelly. Known as Dr CBS, Charisse is a critical Black Studies scholar of political theory, political economy, intellectual history, and historical sociology. She interrogates the transnational entanglements of U.S. racial capitalism, anticommunism, and antiblack structural racism and examines twentieth-century Black anticapitalist thought with a particular focus on W.E.B. Du Bois and scholar activists in his intellectual community. She is the co-author, with Dr. Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History, and is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Black Scare/Red Scare: Antiblackness, Anticommunism, and the Rise of Capitalism in the United States in which she examines the rise of the United States to global hegemony between World War I and the early Cold War at the intersection of racial capitalism, Wall Street imperialism, anticommunism, and antiblackness. You can learn more about Dr CBS and her work at https://www.charisseburdenstelly.com/

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CS 348: Blood Red Lines



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This episode is hosted by Trevor and Mario. Today we have Brendan O’Connor on the show to talk about is new book “Blood Red Lines: How Nativism Fuels The Right”. Blood Red Lines is an engaging and reflective look at how austerity and the billionaire class paved the way for Trump’s presidency, the rise of the “alt-right,” and the caging of migrants children and adults in detention centers across the country. You can purchase your copy of this fascinating read at https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1519-blood-red-lines and learn more about Brendan O’Connor at http://www.brendan-oconnor.com/ .

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CS 346: RJ Koscielniak pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have RJ Koscielniak, Assistant Professor of Geology and Geography at Eastern Michigan University, in to talk about the concepts at large, and the concerns for modern cities created within the writings of Richard Florida.  RJ Koscielniak is a scholar, educator, and activist specializing in the study of urban decline. His research critically examines the capitalist and racist determinants of contemporary urbanization. He focuses on the policies, pathways, and pipelines that undermine neighborhoods and the built environment. By concentrating on logistical and environmental processes, and how markets and institutions mobilize both to extract value, he has contributed to reinvigorated theoretical and empirical approaches to shrinking cities, depopulation, and disinvestment. He completed his dissertation – Ground Forces: Dirt, Demolition, and the Geography of Decline in Detroit, MI – at the University of Michigan. Employing mapping, qualitative, and quantitative methods, he investigated the Detroit Demolition Program and its relationship to regional environments, property regimes, and public policy.  His Richard Florida parody twitter account can be found at https://twitter.com/Dick_Florida.

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CS 345: FOIA



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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Beth Bourdon and Ken Klippenstein on the show to talk about all things FOIA.  Beth is a public defender as well as Kens FOIA lawyer. You can find more about her at https://www.patreon.com/bethbourdon.  Ken is a self described “Increasingly litigious FOIA nerd” as well as the official winner for “Most Frequent Champagne Sharks Guest”!  In this episode, Trevor, Beth and Ken discuss the pitfalls, hangups and traps set in place by government offices, making access to information from them more difficult and how to best work around them.  They also discuss what the future landscape of FOIA may look like under the new Biden administration. 

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CS 343: Digital Nomads pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Brett Nelson and Paris Marx on the show to talk about the life style and mindset of “Digital Nomads”. Trevor, Brett and Paris dive deep into the subject of what Digital Nomads report to be, weighed against what Digital Nomads really. You can read Brett’s writings at https://linktr.ee/thisguynelson and hear more from Paris on his podcast Tech Wont Save Us
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)