Delete Your Account Podcast

Delete Your Account Podcast

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Delete Your Account is a new podcast hosted by journalist Roqayah Chamseddine and her plucky sidekick Kumars Salehi. Every week they will talk about important stories from the worlds of politics and pop culture, both on and off-line, in a way that will never bore you. They’re radical leftists, but not that kind. The other kind. The fun kind.


Episode 151 - Legacy of Apartheid
Oct 10 • 72 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Musa Gwebani, a South African activist who serves as head of advocacy and organizing for the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), a radical civil society organization based in Cape Town. After sharing her…
Episode 150 - Manufacturing Content
Oct 3 • 70 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined once again by media analyst Adam Johnson, host of The Appeal podcast and co-host of Citations Needed. After bringing us up to speed on felicitous goings-on in his personal life, Adam helps Roqayah and Kumars…
Episode 149 - Moments of Contingency
Sep 26 • 84 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined once again by the show’s resident organizer, Mariame Kaba, and first-time-guest Dean Spade, Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law. Mariame, known best as @prisonculture on Twitter, is an…
Episode 148 - Tenants Unite
Sep 12 • 71 min
Today Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Dean Preston, a democratic socialist candidate for San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and founder of the housing rights organization Tenant’s Together, the only statewide renters’ organization in…
Episode 147 - Community Defense
Aug 29 • 73 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by two members of the Socialist Rifle Association’s Central Committee for an in-depth discussion of gun rights, gun control, and community self-defense. Faye Ecklar is Vice President of the SRA, a main…
Episode 146 - The Red Deal
Aug 22 • 72 min
Today Roqayah and Kumars are joined by indigenous author Nick Estes, a member of the Oceti Sakowin Oyate nation. Nick is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Oak Lake Writers Society, a group…
Episode 145 - Return of The Nib
Aug 15 • 72 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined once again by the show’s resident artist Matt Lubchansky. Matt is a cartoonist and illustrator with a long running webcomic Please Listen To Me. You can find their work in VICE, Eater, The Intercept, Mad…
Episode 144 - Rolling with Resistance
Aug 7 • 64 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are rejoined by Megan Clapp, PhD candidate in clinical psychology at Suffolk University and one of the hosts of the Naughty By Nurture podcast. Longtime listeners will remember her previous interviews discussing shame,…
Episode 143 - Little Big Union
Jul 23 • 66 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Ashley Reyes and Cam Crowell, former workers of the Portland-based fast food chain Little Big Burger. Both Ashley and Cam were fired for their involvement in the recent campaign to unionize Little Big Burger,…
Episode 142 - Holistic Defense
Jul 17 • 69 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by immigration attorney Sophia Gurulé who works for the non-profit legal advocacy group, The Bronx Defenders. Sophia has also participated in the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas for…
Episode 141 - Edge of the Abyss
Jul 7 • 70 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Sina Toossi, a research associate at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) where he specializes in Iranian politics and US foreign policy in the Middle East, for another deep dive into the Trump…
Episode 140 - Election Hell
Jun 28 • 62 min
Welcome to election hell. This week we are joined by Sam Knight and Sam Sacks, founders of the artisanal news co-op The District Sentinel and hosts of the daily District Sentinel Radio podcast. The Sams join Roqayah for a discussion of the first…
Episode 139.5 - The Big Prawn (Teaser)
Jun 21 • 1 min
This is just a teaser for today’s episode, which is available for patreon subscribers only! As little as $5 a month keeps the lights on over here, we can’t do the show without your support! Today the gang is joined by comedian and Walkley nominated…
Episode 139 - Crisis of Representation
Jun 12 • 73 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are rejoined by Julia Damphouse and Loren Balhorn, who were last on the show together in 2017 and are back to give us a rundown of the recent European Parliament elections and a German politics update. Julia is a…
Episode 138 - Escalation
Jun 5 • 68 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Bahman Kalbasi, who serves as the New York and United Nations Correspondent for BBC Persian. Bahman, who has also covered international affairs for the CBC, discusses the wide-ranging implications of US…
Episode 137 - Hands Off Venezuela
May 22 • 57 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Ariel Gold and Lily Tajjadini. Ariel serves as the national co-director of the anti-war group CODEPINK, and is an organizer with the Ithaca Committee for Justice in Palestine. Ariel has been published in The…
Episode 136 - Water Protectors
May 15 • 68 min
Today we’re joined by Outreach Organizer Leoyla Cowboy and Executive Director Carl Williams of the Water Protector Legal Collective. The Water Protector Legal Collective was formed in 2016 in response to the need to provide legal support for…
Episode 135 - Stop the Shop
May 8 • 61 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Donald Borenstein, a writer, journalist, and filmmaker who’s been covering the Stop & Shop supermarket strike for the worker-owned streaming platform Means TV. Donald, who made the 500 mile journey…
Episode 134 - Political Animals
May 1 • 67 min
This week Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Joshua Badge, writer and lecturer in philosophy at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Joshua joins us for an in-depth discussion of the philosophy and practices of animal rights and veganism. Joshua…
Episode 133 - Unionize to Organize
Apr 24 • 68 min
This week Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Olivia Katbi Smith and Sahar Muranovic, two former staffers at the Portland-based nonprofit Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), where management has decided against neutrality in a fierce…
Episode 132 - Forced Birth
Apr 18 • 66 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Christine O’Donovan-Zavada, a reproductive rights organizer in central Pennsylvania. After Christine shares how she cut her teeth as an organizer, she discusses the implications of restrictive …
Episode 131 - Making Space
Apr 10 • 54 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Kooper Caraway, the current president of the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO central labor council in South Dakota and a Labor Rep for AFSCME Council 65, representing workers in Minnesota as well as North and South…
Episode 130 - Hindsight
Apr 3 • 65 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by John Halcomb, a computer technology preparatory teacher at Prescott Elementary in Oakland, California. John is a rank-and-file member of the Oakland Education Association (OEA) and participated in last…
Episode 129 - Do No Harm
Mar 27 • 61 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Dr. Adam Gaffney, instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a pulmonary and critical care doctor at the Cambridge Health Alliance as well as the President of the single-payer health care advocacy…
Episode 128 - Identify Evropa
Mar 20 • 74 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by first-time guest Chris Schiano, an investigative journalist for Unicorn Riot. His work focuses on exposing white supremacists, discovering neo-Nazi cells, and the police repression of protest movements. We…
Episode 127 - Grotesque
Mar 14 • 72 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Eli Valley. Eli is a writer and artist his work has been published in The New Republic, The Daily Beast, The Nation, among other outlets. We discuss Eli’s latest book “Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in…
Episode 126 - Unity
Mar 7 • 32 min
Unfortunately, our interview for this week fell through at the last minute, but we didn’t want to leave you all without content! We dug deep into the Delete Your Account vault and pulled a clip from one of our favorite interviews, with one of our…
Episode 125 - Union-Made
Feb 25 • 60 min
This week Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Garrett Kelly, a worker at the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco and a member of the new Anchor Brewing Organizing Committee, and Evan McLaughlin, the new organizing coordinator of the DSA SF Labor Organizing…
Episode 124 - Bad Faith
Feb 18 • 63 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Olivia Katbi Smith and Isi Breen. Olivia is co-chair of the Portland, Oregon chapter of the DSA, and Isi is the former press secretary for then-Congressman Keith Ellison, and current Communications Director…
Episode 123 - Alienated Labor
Feb 6 • 66 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are rejoined by Katy Slininger, a former postal worker and DSA organizer who recently chronicled her personal experience of pregnancy discrimination and unemployment in an article for Popula.com. Katy was a member of the…
Episode 122 - Earth Strike
Jan 30 • 60 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Ciro Wagner of the climate justice grassroots organization Earth Strike to discuss the impact of climate change and the global general strike their group is organizing in response. Ciro explains the…
Episode 121 - Shutdown
Jan 23 • 57 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein, whose explosive work has appeared in The Daily Beast, and The Young Turks, among others. Ken takes us through his reporting process, his use of FOIA requests and…
Episode 120 - Street Fight Live
Jan 10 • 87 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined live in the Delete Your Account Studios by friends of the show Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby, hosts of the anarcho-comedy podcast Street Fight Radio. Kicking off the California leg of their West Coast tour,…
Episode 119 - Activist Governance
Dec 18, 2018 • 58 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by returning guest Shaun Scott, organizer, filmmaker, and author of “Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982—Present”. Shaun joins us for the start of the show…
Episode 118 - Strike Down Sam
Dec 12, 2018 • 58 min
This week, Kumars is joined by Maya Little, an anti-racist organizer and PhD student-worker at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, for a conversation about the ongoing TA and faculty strike to prevent the reinstatement of a Confederate…
Episode 117 - Contrarian Views
Dec 5, 2018 • 87 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Adam Johnson. Adam is a media analyst with Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting or fair.org. He is also the co-host of the media criticism podcast Citations Needed alongside Nima Shirazi.Adam joins us for an…
Episode 116 - Tech Solidarity
Nov 28, 2018 • 68 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Ares and Kristen, volunteers with the Tech Workers Coalition (TWC) — a democratically-structured group of tech and tech-adjacent workers based in industry hubs across the country — to discuss organizing…
Episode 115 - Mask Oakland
Nov 21, 2018 • 79 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by J. Redwoods and Cassandra Williams, co-founders of Mask Oakland, a grassroots effort to deliver N95 respirator masks to marginalized people in Oakland and beyond who are dealing with hazardous smoke from the…
Episode 114 - Not Him
Nov 13, 2018 • 78 min
This week, Kumars is joined by Wendi Muse for a primer on Brazilian politics and the lessons from the recent election of fascist president Jair Bolsonaro. Wendi is the host of the Left POCket Project podcast and a PhD Candidate in History at New York…
Episode 113 - Rent Control Now
Oct 31, 2018 • 75 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by René Christian Moya. René is an organizer with the LA Tenants Union and has been working over the past year to pass California’s Proposition 10, which would restore the rights of cities to expand rent…
Episode 112 - Urgent Care
Oct 24, 2018 • 75 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by two members of the NYC Democratic Socialists of America Street Medics, pathology resident Tatyana Zinger and Jacob Clary, an EMT, pre-med student studying structural epidemiology, and program director of the…
Episode 111 - Acting Local
Oct 17, 2018 • 56 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars welcome back Jessica Raven. Jessica is a mother, community organizer, and Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a DC-based grassroots organization working to build safer public spaces using…
Episode 110 - Blacklisted
Oct 10, 2018 • 72 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars speak with Liz Jackson, a founding staff attorney for Palestine Legal and Cooperating Counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights. We talk to Liz about the surveillance and harassment of Palestine solidarity…
Episode 109 - Open Insulin Project
Oct 3, 2018 • 78 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars discuss one of the ways that people are fighting the rising costs of insulin. The cast is joined by Anthony DiFranco and Yann Huon de Kermadec, of the Open Insulin Project which is developing a cheap, easy, and…
Episode 108 - Cops and Klan
Sep 26, 2018 • 82 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars talk surveillance and repression with first-time guest Kade Crockford, director of the ACLU Massachusetts Technology for Liberty program, as well as returning guest Freddy Martinez, a hacker, activist, and director of the…
Episode 107 - Press Start
Sep 12, 2018 • 75 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by game developer and cofounder of Game Workers Unite Emma Kinema and journalist and game designer Ian Williams for an in-depth discussion of the context and challenges of unionizing workers in the video games…
Episode 106 - Beyond Prisons
Sep 5, 2018 • 65 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by prisoners’ rights advocate Jared Ware. Jared is an activist, writer, producer of the prison abolitionist podcast Beyond Prisons, and co-host and co-producer of the anti-capitalist podcast Millennials Are…
Episode 105 - Down Under
Aug 29, 2018 • 68 min
On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Australian comedian and writer Ben McLeay, known better by his Twitter handle @thomas_violence. Ben has written for Pedestrian and SBS Comedy’s The Back Burner and is a co-host on the Boonta Vista…
Episode 104 - Enemy of the People
Aug 17, 2018 • 80 min
This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by Aaron Cantú, a journalist with the Santa Fe Reporter and one of more than 200 people arrested at the #J20 protests on the day of Trump’s inauguration. As he describes in his article “Enemy of the…
Countering CVE
Aug 8, 2018 • 89 min
Episode 103
Unreasonable
Aug 1, 2018 • 75 min
Episode 102
Code Pink
Jul 25, 2018 • 81 min
Episode 101
Episode 100
Jul 17, 2018 • 99 min
On this episode, Kumars and Roqayah are joined by some of their favorite guests to celebrate 100 episodes of Delete Your Account! We hear from @prisonculture, @modernistwitch, @KrangTNelson, @AliAbunimah, and @BrettPain and @MurderBryan of…
Elephant in the Room
Jul 9, 2018 • 94 min
Episode 99
Bye Libby
Jun 27, 2018 • 62 min
Episode 98
Impunity
Jun 19, 2018 • 65 min
Episode 97
Evict Landlords
Jun 13, 2018 • 67 min
Episode 96
Anime of the State
May 30, 2018 • 86 min
Episode 95
Still Forgotten
May 22, 2018 • 74 min
Episode 94
Sex Work is Work
May 14, 2018 • 61 min
Episode 93
Survived and Punished
May 3, 2018 • 71 min
Episode 92
Red Scare
Apr 26, 2018 • 83 min
Episode 91
Strike Wave
Apr 19, 2018 • 95 min
Episode 90
Algorithms of Oppression
Apr 12, 2018 • 65 min
Episode 89
Marx at the Movies
Apr 5, 2018 • 82 min
Episode 88
Red State Rebellion
Mar 29, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 87
Geohell
Mar 15, 2018 • 86 min
Episode 86
Taking the Mask Off
Mar 7, 2018 • 80 min
Episode 85
Dirty Water
Feb 28, 2018 • 64 min
Episode 84
Collective Responsibility
Feb 21, 2018 • 78 min
Episode 83
#OperationPush
Feb 14, 2018 • 63 min
Episode 82
The Vampire Castle
Feb 7, 2018 • 95 min
Episode 81
Your Boss Sucks
Jan 26, 2018 • 89 min
Episode 80
Burning Out
Jan 17, 2018 • 68 min
Episode 79
The Chilling Effect
Jan 9, 2018 • 68 min
Episode 78
The DYA Christmas Special
Dec 20, 2017 • 63 min
Episode 77
Resilience
Dec 13, 2017 • 64 min
Episode 76
Gimme a Brake (Light)
Dec 6, 2017 • 71 min
Episode 75
Ending Money Bail
Nov 29, 2017 • 75 min
Episode 74
Nowhere to Go
Nov 15, 2017 • 65 min
Episode 73
Unicorn Riot
Nov 8, 2017 • 65 min
Episode 72
Immigration and Black Lives
Oct 31, 2017 • 55 min
Episode 71
Not Alone
Oct 19, 2017 • 80 min
Episode 70
Organize the South
Oct 4, 2017 • 81 min
Episode 68
A Socialist Alternative
Sep 26, 2017 • 66 min
Episode 67
Springtime for Merkel
Sep 20, 2017 • 75 min
Episode 66
Rohingya
Sep 13, 2017 • 79 min
Episode 65
Labor Day
Sep 5, 2017 • 60 min
Episode 64
Punching Nazis
Aug 29, 2017 • 70 min
Episode 63
Tear It Down
Aug 23, 2017 • 77 min
Episode 62
Unite the Left
Aug 15, 2017 • 92 min
Episode 61
How to Kill a City
Aug 7, 2017 • 77 min
Episode 60
Renovate the State
Aug 2, 2017 • 71 min
Episode 59
Hold Them Accountable
Jul 25, 2017 • 69 min
Episode 58
An American Colony
Jul 19, 2017 • 63 min
Episode 57
Alt-Globalization
Jul 12, 2017 • 75 min
Episode 56
Reframing Hate
Jul 5, 2017 • 83 min
Episode 55
Kids These Days
Jun 28, 2017 • 83 min
Episode 54
JEZZA DONE IT
Jun 14, 2017 • 86 min
Episode 52
Help from our Friends
Jun 8, 2017 • 50 min
Episode 51