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Nicaraguan Revolution: The Sandinistas, The Contras, & The CIA
Jun 13 • 121 min
Alex Aviña is a professor of Latin American history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His book, “Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican…
Debating Scientific Socialism (Ft. Srsly Wrong & Alyson Escalante)
May 25 • 116 min
Shawn and Aaron from Srsly Wrong join Breht and Alyson Escalante for a comradely debate and dialogue concerning Scientific Socialism. Check out Srsly Wrong here: @SrslyWrong https://srslywrong.com https://www.patreon.com/srslywrong More From…
Means TV: Anti-Capitalist and Worker-Owned
May 13 • 24 min
Naomi and Nick from Means TV join Breht to discuss their incredible project, which is attempting to create an anti-capitalist and worker-owned media streaming site made by and for the revolutionary left! Find Means TV on twitter…
In Dialogue With Anarchism: Anarchopac
May 13 • 68 min
Zoe (AKA Anarchopac) join’s Breht for the second installment of our sub-series “In Dialogue With Anarchism”. Topics include: Anarchist social theory, organizationally-minded tendencies within anarchism, the Marxist and Anarchist conceptions of the…
Regeneration: The Real Movement - Against The Solidarity Economy
May 9 • 35 min
In this article from Regeneration Magazine, the official outlet for the Marxist Center, Alyson Escalante responds to an article defending the solidarity economy over Marxist revolutionary strategy. In it she clarifies the Marxist conception of…
Red Menace: “What Is To Be Done?” - Lenin
Apr 25 • 91 min
On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht discuss What Is To Be Done? by V.I. Lenin Full text here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/ The video episode can be found on youtube…
In Dialogue with Anarchism: Working Class History
Apr 25 • 83 min
Jon from Working Class History joins Breht for our first installment of our ongoing sub series “In Dialogue With Anarchism”. Find and Support WCH here: https://workingclasshistory.com Outro Music: Guerra by Bambu Find and Support his music…
Regeneration: Goodbye Revolution?
Apr 16 • 30 min
In this article in Regeneration magazine, the official outlet for the Marxist Center, Tim Horras analyzes and critiques, in a comradely and principled fashion, the reformism and some core premises of the Democratic Socialists of America. He argues for…
Western Tools of Imperial Plunder: The IMF & the World Bank
Apr 9 • 62 min
Greg from “In The Roots” podcast joins Breht to do a introductory examination of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. In The Roots podcast can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/intheroots and…
The MOVE Bombing and Mumia Abu-Jamal
Apr 9 • 175 min
Jared from Millennials Are Killing Capitalism joins Breht to discuss the MOVE organization, the bombing of MOVE in Philly in 1985, Mumia Abu Jamal, the history of racism and police violence in Philadelphia, and much, much more. Ramona…
Red Hot Take: “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming”
Apr 2 • 41 min
This is the debut episode of a new Rev Left Radio sub-series called Red Hot Takes, where Breht breaks down and analyzes current events, new works, or breaking news in a monologue format. In this episode, Breht analyzes the popular new book on Climate…
Nikolai Bukharin: Bolshevism, The Right Opposition, & the NEP
Mar 31 • 99 min
Donald Parkinson from Cosmonaut Magazine joins Breht to discuss the life, theory, and legacy of Bolshevik Revolutionary, Nikolai Bukharin. Find and support Cosmonaut Magazine here: https://cosmonaut.blog Follow Donald on Twitter: @donaldp1917…
Rebellious Mourning: Grief, Death, and Communal Resistance
Mar 17 • 101 min
Cindy Milstein, Jewish anarchist, author, and organizer, joins Breht to discuss the collection of essays she compiled and edited titled “Rebellious Mourning”. Find Cindy’s books from PM Press…
Women Behind the Iron Curtain: Socialism, Feminism, & Soviet Power
Mar 8 • 75 min
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN’S DAY! Kristen R. Ghodsee, American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Breht once again to discuss her latest book, Why Women Have Better Sex…
The Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton
Feb 24 • 100 min
Chuka Ejeckam joins Breht to discuss and pay homage to the Black Panther Party leader and Marxist Revolutionary, Fred Hampton. Find and support Chuka and his work here: http://www.chukaejeckam.com/ Follow him on twitter @ChukaEjeckam Outro music…
A Coup in Venezuela: Imperialism, Fascism, and Class War
Feb 12 • 68 min
Mike Prysner, from the Empire Files and the Eyes Left podcast, joins Breht to discuss the current coup attempt in Venezuela. Find and support the Empire Files here: http://theempirefiles.tv/ Find and support Eyes Left podcast…
RED MENACE DEBUT - Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels
Feb 11 • 121 min
On the debut episode of Red Menace, the brand new Rev Left Radio sister show, Alyson and Breht discuss Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels. The video episode can be found on youtube…
Drugs & Addiction Pt. 2: Organizing Toward Harm Reduction
Feb 10 • 45 min
Nate from the Person-First Harm Reduction Coalition (PSHRC) joins Breht to discuss their organizing strategies and goals in addressing the issues that surround drug abuse, addiction, and overdoses. They discuss the drug war, the panic around…
This Ruthless Criticism of All That Exists: Marxism as Science
Feb 3 • 79 min
J. Moufawad-Paul is a Marxist philosopher, the author of “Continuity and Rupture”, “The Communist Necessity”, and “Austerity Apparatus”, and co-author with Benjanun Sriduangkaew of “Methods Devour Themselves”. He joins Breht to discuss his most…
Drugs, Addiction, and Social Conditions
Jan 19 • 88 min
Mel joins Breht in-studio to discuss drugs, addiction, trauma, and mental illness and their connections to the social conditions which capitalism manifests and imposes upon us. Topics discussed include childhood trauma, pharmaceutical companies…
Motherhood and Radical Parenting Under Late Capitalism
Jan 1 • 103 min
Anastasiya and Speranza, a Russian immigrant mother and a Montanan mother respectively, join Breht to discuss the trials and tribulations of being mothers and parents in a capitalist society. Topics include how to be a radical parent, paternity leave…
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Dec 23, 2018 • 78 min
Jon “TheLitCritGuy” joins Breht (for the third time!), this time to talk about Fredric Jameson’s seminal work “Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism”. Jon has a brand new Gothic Marxist podcast called the Horror Vanguard. You can…
Thomas Sankara: “The Che of Africa” and Marxist Martyr
Dec 15, 2018 • 102 min
Comrade Slasher from Nigeria joins Breht to talk about the life, politics, and legacy of Marxist revolutionary and Pan-African leader of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara. Find our guest here: https://twitter.com/slasher_oag?lang=en Outro…
Methods Devour Themselves: Science Fiction & Political Philosphy
Dec 7, 2018 • 117 min
Do you like political philosophy? Do you like science fiction and fantasy? Do you like breaking down the artificial cultural and intellectual barriers between the two? Then we have a treat for you! This episode is a totally novel…
Historical Materialism: A Marxist Theory of History
Dec 7, 2018 • 88 min
This episode is a unique collaboration between Rev Left Radio and Proles of the Roundtable. Both of us are publishing this episode through our own separate hosting sites at the same time, so you can listen to the episode on either feed! Breht sits…
Redneck Revolt and the John Brown Gun Club
Dec 5, 2018 • 40 min
Redneck Revolt was founded in 2016 as an anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense formation. Mathias and Pooja from Redneck Revolt / John Brown Gun Club join Breht and Dr. Bones (from The Conjure House, Gods and Radicals, and The…
Settler Colonialism and Decolonization: An Anarchist Perspective
Nov 21, 2018 • 67 min
Members of the Indigenous Anarchist Federation (Federación Anarquista Indígena) join Breht to discuss Settler Colonialism and Decolonization. Follow and support the IAF on twitter @IAF__FAI Music in the show, in order of appearance: La…
Settler Colonialism and Decolonization: A Communist Perspective
Nov 21, 2018 • 72 min
Andrea is Lakota, wíŋkte, a Marxist, and studies Hispanic Studies. Andrea joins Brett to discuss Settler Colonialism and Decolonization. Find Andrea on Twitter @Andrea_Lakota Find Andrea’s writings here: https://hinskehanska.wordpress.com…
Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism, and… Metamodernism?
Nov 16, 2018 • 113 min
Austin Hayden Smidt (Political philosopher, filmmaker, actor, writer, podcast host, and all around wonderful guy) joins Breht to discuss the philosophy and political relevance of post-structuralism, postmodernism, and post-postmodernism aka…
Battleground Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro, the Military Dictatorship, & Fascism
Nov 12, 2018 • 84 min
Diogo and Luiza, two professors from Brazil and members of “Professores Contra o Escola Sem Partido” (PCESP) join Breht to talk about the current state of Brazilian politics, the election of Bolsonaro, Fascism, Brazilian memory, the parallels…
The Vietnam War
Nov 5, 2018 • 127 min
Historian David Parsons joins Breht to talk about the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh, American Imperial War Crimes, Historical Memory, and much more! David Parsons is an author, historian, and leftist podcast host of The Nostalgia Trap. Find The Nostalgia…
Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, & Existentialism (w/ Existential Comics)
Oct 26, 2018 • 81 min
Existential Comics (aka Corey Mohler) joins Brett to discuss the philosophy, politics, and historical context of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Together they investigate the contradictions between Marxism and Existentialism and discuss the public…
Stalin: A Marxist-Leninist Perspective
Oct 18, 2018 • 171 min
Justin and Jeremy from Proles of the Round Table join Breht to elucidate the Marxist-Leninist perspective on Joseph Stalin. Listen to Proles of the Round Table here: http://prolespod.libsyn.com/ Support Proles of the Round Table…
State and Revolution: Marx, Lenin, & the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Oct 11, 2018 • 102 min
Alyson Escalante joins Breht to discuss Lenin’s major work of political theory, State and Revolution. Here is a previous show we here at Rev Left did specifically on the Paris Commune entitled “The Paris Commune: A Brief Blossoming of…
The Film Vanguard: Easy Rider (1969)
Oct 7, 2018 • 80 min
The Film Vanguard comes together once again to discuss the 1969 film directed by Dennis Hopper “Easy Rider”. Topics include: differing definitions of freedom, hippies, communes, reactionary violence, Boomers, why a death wish is required to ride…
Socialist Rifle Association: Firearms Education, Mutual Aid, & Disaster Relief
Sep 30, 2018 • 46 min
Breht O’Shea and Dr. Bones (Breht’s co-host on The Guillotine) interview Faye and Alex from the Socialist Rifle Association (SRA). Learn more about, support, *and JOIN*, the Socialist Rifle Association here: https://www.socialistra.org/ Learn…
Big Announcement! - Plus: A Response to Joe Rogan Regarding Socialism
Sep 26, 2018 • 46 min
Support the show (at whatever tier you prefer) at: Patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Make a one time donation to our PayPal at: PayPal.me/RevLeft ———— Follow and Support Black Banner Magic here: https://www.patreon.com/blackbannermagic Contact Black…
The Marxist Center: Base-Building Toward Dual Power
Sep 25, 2018 • 78 min
Sophia Burns (from God’s and Radicals and Seattle Communists) and Tim Horras (from Philly Socialists) join Breht to discuss The Marxist Center Network, Base-Building, strategic unity over ideological unity, Party Building, the four tendencies on the…
Polynesian Politics: Māori Indigenous History & Marxist Prison Abolition
Sep 8, 2018 • 54 min
Emmy Rakete, a Māori communist and organizer from New Zealand, joins Breht to discuss Māori indigenous history in Polynesia, Marxism-Leninism, Prison Abolition, Colonialism, Climate Change, culture, and much more! Learn about and support…
The History of Fascism (feat. Yale Historian Dr. John Merriman)
Sep 2, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode, esteemed Yale historian and scholar of European history, Dr. John Merriman, joins Brett to discuss the history of Fascism in the 20th century, and its insurgent RE-rise in the US and Europe today. If you want to hear Dr. Merriman’s…
Demand Utopia & PopMob: Art, Imagination, & Coalition Building on the Left Coast
Aug 31, 2018 • 76 min
In part one, Breht sits down with two organizers from Demand Utopia to talk about social ecology, imagination and creativity in organizing, the importance of Art, Rojava, Green Anarchism, and more. In part two, Effie from Popular Mobilization…
Marxist Film Analysis: RoboCop (1987)
Aug 20, 2018 • 92 min
The Film Vanguard adds new member Abby to the squad and reunites to analyze the 1987 Sci-Fi film, RoboCop Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get…
Disability Justice and Liberation w/ Lateef McLeod
Aug 11, 2018 • 21 min
Lateef McLeod is building his career as a scholar and an author. He has earned a BA in English from UC Berkeley and a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. He is now a student in the Anthropology and Social Change Doctoral program…
The Spanish Civil War
Jul 28, 2018 • 116 min
John from Working Class History joins Brett to discuss the Spanish Civil War! This is a long-anticipated episode on a deeply important and relevant historical event. We spent a LOT of time editing and producing this episode, so we hope you find it…
Comedy in a Police State: ICE, SESTA-FOSTA, Stand-Up, & U.S. Culture
Jul 15, 2018 • 74 min
Jake Flores is a stand-up comedian and the host of Pod Damn America. Jake joins Brett to talk about his house visit from Department of Homeland Security agents because of a joke about ICE that he posted on twitter the day before. They also talk…
Gender Abolition, Michel Foucault, and Marxism-Leninism
Jul 8, 2018 • 57 min
Alyson Escalante joins Brett to discuss gender nihilism, Marxist feminism, Judith Butler, Leninism, trans liberation, Foucault, social media discourse, and much more! Follow Alyson on Twitter @Alysonesque Read her work…
Capitalism vs. Freedom: Confronting Right Libertarianism
Jul 2, 2018 • 81 min
Rob Larson is a professor of economics and a libertarian socialist. He joins Brett to discuss his new book: Capitalism Vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom. Buy the book here: http://www.zero-books.net/books/capitalism-freedom Outro Music:…
The U.S. Left & the Future of Capitalism w/ The Antifada
Jun 27, 2018 • 99 min
Jamie, Sean, and Andy from The Antifada podcast joint Brett to discuss the current state of the US left and the future of global capitalism! This is a really fun and unique collaboration with some genuinely hilarious and good human beings! …
Heavy Radicals: The FBI’s Secret War On America’s Maoists (1968-1980)
Jun 17, 2018 • 81 min
Writer and historian Aaron Leonard, the author of Heavy Radicals, joins Brett to discuss the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party of the 60’s and 70’s, of which Aaron was a member for 30 years. Topics include Marxism-Leninism-Mao…
Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution
Jun 3, 2018 • 63 min
Yueran Zhang is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Yueran joins Brett to discuss Mao and the Chinese Revolution. Yueran’s academic profile is here: https://sociology.fas.harvard.edu/people/yueran-zhang Here are the…
Chilean Coup of 1973: Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet, & the CIA
May 21, 2018 • 87 min
Professor of History at ASU, Alex Aviña, returns to RLR to discuss the Chilean coup of 1973. Find Alex here: https://shprs.clas.asu.edu/content/alexander-avina Intro Music: Isle of Man by Feudalism Outro Music: Monsters by Bambu Please…
Political Comedy, Online Discourse, Utopianism, and Jeff Bezos
May 18, 2018 • 94 min
Shawn and Aaron from the “Srsly Wrong” podcast join Brett to discuss left-wing comedy, online discourse, ideology and tendencies on the left, the concept of Utopianism in politics, the crimes of Jeff Bezos, and more! Find, listen to, and…
On Mass: Maoism, Hip Hop, & Black Panther
May 8, 2018 • 82 min
Breht welcomes on the host of On Mass podcast Mubarik. Also known for his music under the stage name Emay. Music Featured in this episode (in order of appearance): Lilac (feat. Kamilah and L-SPEX) | Ilah | Emay (first verse) Lilac (feat. Kamilah…
Marxist Film Analysis: Mad Max
May 3, 2018 • 127 min
The Film Vanguard reunites to analyze the Mad Max anthology Outro Song: Hostage Crisis w/ Chris Hannah of Propagandhi | Sole & DJ Pain1 Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio …
Communist Study and the DPRK w/ Derek Ford
Apr 30, 2018 • 64 min
Derek is an organizer, communist thinker, and educational theorist who teaches classes in philosophy and history of education. He received his PhD in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University. His research examines the educational…
On Syria: Civil War and U.S. Imperialism
Apr 25, 2018 • 60 min
Rania Khalek is an independent journalist, writer, and political commentator. Khalek has written for a variety of publications, including The Nation, The Intercept, Al Jazeera, Salon, Vice, Mondoweiss, and Truthout. Khalek previously served as an…
Deconstructing Liberal Intellectuals: Peterson, Harris, and Pinker
Apr 22, 2018 • 95 min
Aimee Terese (@AimeeTerese on twitter) joins Brett, all the way from Australia, to critically analyze the work of Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Steven Pinker and shine a light on the broader socio-political interests they serve. Resources…
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
Apr 15, 2018 • 90 min
Jon (AKA The Lit Crit Guy) joins Brett to discuss the 2009 book by Mark Fisher entitled “Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative” published by Zero Books. Here is Jon’s website: https://thelitcritguy.com Find him on Facebook:…
May 1968: An Uprising in France
Apr 7, 2018 • 71 min
Mitchell Abidor is the principal French translator for the Marxists Internet Archive. He is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. His previous books are ‘The Great Anger: Ultra-Revolutionary Writing in France from the Atheist Priest to…
Irish Insurrection: The Easter Rising of 1916
Apr 2, 2018 • 79 min
Guest Brendan Leahy and host Breht O’Shea discuss the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland. Outro Music: “Come Out Ye Black and Tans” by The Wolfe Tones Reach us at: [email protected] Support the…
In Defense of China as a Socialist State: An Interview with Ajit Singh
Mar 29, 2018 • 75 min
Ajit Singh is a Marxist, anti-imperialist writer and political analyst. He received his Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. Ajit joins Brett to give a defense of China as a socialist state. Follow Ajit on Twitter…
Gloria La Riva: PSL, Anti-Imperialism, & the Future of the U.S. Left
Mar 26, 2018 • 62 min
Gloria La Riva joins Brett to discuss her experiences in Cuba and Venezuela, her personal relationship with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, the importance of Anti-Imperialism, engaging in electoral politics as a communist, and much more! Gloria’s…
Food Politics & Environmentalism: Climate Change, Hunger, & Veganism
Mar 20, 2018 • 58 min
Mexie joins Brett to discuss Veganism, Climate Change, artificial scarcity, hunger, and much much more! Mexie’s YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCepkun0sH16b-mqxBN22ogA/featured Mexie’s other platforms: …
Continuity & Rupture: Maoism and the Science of Revolutionary Communism
Mar 18, 2018 • 80 min
J. Moufawad-Paul lives in Toronto and works as casualized contract faculty at York University where he received his PhD in philosophy. He blogs regularly at MLM Mayhem and is the author of The Communist Necessity, Continuity and Rupture, and…
Rev Left Radio in Dialogue with Liberalism
Mar 13, 2018 • 151 min
Discussion, Debate, & Clarifying Distinctions
Cuba Today: The Question of Markets, Reform, and the Future of Cuba
Mar 4, 2018 • 86 min
Andres Pertierra graudated in History from the University of Havana and currently works as a Legal Assistant at an immigration law firm in Washington, D.C. He has written on topics related to Cuba in The Nation and Jacobin Magazine….
Community Organizing: Advice & Ideas w/ The Nebraska Left Coalition
Mar 4, 2018 • 69 min
Brett sits down with his fellow-organizer, friend, and comrade to discuss their experience organizing as the Nebraska Left Coalition. The point of this episode is to talk about our programs, our experiences, and some ideas about how to get started…
Black Rose Anarchist Federation: Revolutionary Organizing
Feb 26, 2018 • 71 min
Black Rose Anarchist Federation is an organization of active revolutionaries who share common visions of a new world – a world where people collectively control their own workplaces, communities and land and where all basic needs are met. We are…
Community Armed Self-Defense: Setting Sights on Liberation
Feb 19, 2018 • 67 min
Scott Crow is an American anarchist organizer, speaker and writer. A longtime activist, he is an advocate for the philosophies and politics of anarchism. In addition to a number of other groups, Crow is a co-founder of Common Ground Collective or…
Fascism in the USA: An Analysis & Strategies for Fighting Back
Feb 18, 2018 • 61 min
Shane Burley is a writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It(AK Press). His work as appeared in places such as Jacobin, AlterNet, In These Times, Political Research Associates,…
Communist Party Building and Combatting Bourgeois Individualism
Feb 14, 2018 • 53 min
Jodi Dean is an American political philosopher and professor in the Political Science department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York state. She has also held the position of Erasmus Professor of the Humanities in the Faculty of Philosophy…
The Politics of Friedrich Nietzsche: German Idealism, Nazism, and Freud
Feb 11, 2018 • 64 min
Wes Alwan is one fourth of The Partially Examined Life, a podcast and blog dedicated to studying and teaching philosophy. Wes is a writer and researcher living in Boston who studied ancient philosophy, Kant and Nietzsche in graduate school. Wes…
Black Liberation and Bolshevism: Communists in the Civil Rights Movement
Feb 8, 2018 • 52 min
In 1991, Clarence Taylor received his PhD in American history and began teaching at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He reworked his dissertation into a book, The Black Churches of Brooklyn from the 19th Century to the Civil Rights Era, and it…
The Philosophy of Murray Bookchin: An Interview with Debbie Bookchin
Feb 5, 2018 • 79 min
Debbie Bookchin is a widely-published journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and numerous other publications. She served as press secretary to Bernie Sanders when he served in…
Prison Abolitionism: Abolitionist Feminism and the Anarchist Black Cross
Jan 26, 2018 • 72 min
Victoria Law, who is familiarly known as Vikki, is an anarchist activist, writer, freelance editor, photographer and mother. Law is of Chinese descent and was born and raised in Queens NY where she had her first brush with the law as an…
The Black Panther Party
Jan 22, 2018 • 89 min
Authors of “When Theory Meets Practice: The Black Panther Party’s Brief but Unignorable Four Years in Boston”, Prasanna Rajaskearan and Joe Tache join Brett to discuss the history and philosophy of The Black Panther Party. Topics include:…
Rebel Music, Communal Dancing, and the Class Politics of Movement
Jan 9, 2018 • 84 min
Born in Beijing and based in Berlin, Leo Zhao (AKA Dj Zhao) is a writer, revolutionary, rhythm ambassador, and musicologist, bringing a poly-cultural understanding of sound to his deeply percussive cross-genre sets. Leo joins Brett to discuss music…
Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism w/ Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee
Jan 7, 2018 • 82 min
Kristen Ghodsee is an American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; known primarily for her ethnographic work on post-communist Bulgaria as well as being a contributor to the field of…
Trotskyism: The Red Army, Permanent Revolution, and the Left Opposition
Dec 27, 2017 • 71 min
Gabriel Palcic is an organizer, student, boxer, and Trotskyist. He helped co-found the Colorado Springs Socialists organization. Gabe sits down with Brett to discuss Leon Trotsky’s history and philosophy. Topics Include: the Bolshevik…
Caliban and the Witch: An Interview with Silvia Federici
Dec 20, 2017 • 54 min
Silvia Federici is one of the most important political theorists alive today. Her landmark book Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation demonstrated the inextricable link between anti-capitalism and radical feminist politics…
The Guillotine, Episode 2: GOP Tax Bill, Net Neutrality, Police Brutality, and the Informal Anarchist Federation
Dec 20, 2017 • 100 min
THIS IS THE LAST TIME AN EPISODE OF THE GUILLOTINE WILL BE AIRED ON REVOLUTIONARY LEFT RADIO. You can find The Guillotine podcast here: http://theguillotinepodcast.libsyn.com Subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher. Follow us on twitter:…
Gothic Marxism: The Horror Genre and the Monsters of Neoliberalism
Dec 10, 2017 • 64 min
TheLitCritGuy is a precariously employed, struggling academic and the internet’s foremost literary critic, bringing literary theory and criticism to the widest possible audience. He writes for a variety of online platforms about things as diverse as…
Marxism-Leninism: Anti-Imperialism, Scientific Socialism, and State Power
Dec 5, 2017 • 71 min
Amado Guzman and Matthew Carson join Brett to discuss the theory and praxis of Marxism-Leninism. Topics Include: Lenin’s contributions to Marxism, Dialectical Materialism, what makes Marxism a science, The Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie, Maoism, the…
From Diplomat to Anarchist: The State, War, and the Fight for a Better World
Dec 3, 2017 • 60 min
Carne Ross is a former British diplomat, and Middle East and WMD expert, who resigned in 2004 after giving then-secret evidence to a British inquiry into the Iraq war. After he quit, he founded the world’s first non-profit diplomatic advisory…
Black Feminism and Queer Theory w/ Zoe Samudzi
Nov 26, 2017 • 66 min
Zoe Samudzi is a black feminist writer whose work has appeared in a number of spaces including The New Inquiry, Warscapes, Truthout, ROAR Magazine, Teen Vogue,BGD, Bitch Media, and Verso, among others. She is also a member of the 2017/18…
BRAND NEW SPIN-OFF PODCAST: The Guillotine, episode 1
Nov 19, 2017 • 68 min
We are introducing the first episode of a brand new spin-off podcast called The Guillotine. Brett from Revolutionary Left Radio and Dr. Bones from The Conjure House host this brand new that show that covers current news from around the world from a…
In Defense of Che Guevara: Analyzing his Life and Answering his Critics
Nov 13, 2017 • 98 min
Dr. Thoreau Redcrow is an American academic with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis with a concentration in Global Conflict. Thoreau is a researcher who specializes in studying armed guerrilla movements, and who has over a decade of experience studying the…
The Paris Commune: A Brief Blossoming of Proletarian Power
Nov 5, 2017 • 69 min
Mitchell Abidor is a leftist writer and translator. He is the principal French translator for the Marxist Internet Archive; Abidor has translated hundreds of texts, in multiple different languages, and published numerous collections from a myriad of…
Marxist Film Analysis: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Oct 30, 2017 • 102 min
Halloween Special: The Revolutionary Left Radio’s Film Vanguard applies Marxist film analysis to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio and follow us on Twitter…
21st Century Marxism: Neo-Marxism and the Value of Engels
Oct 23, 2017 • 89 min
Brendan Leahy is a local organizer and revolutionary thinker. He was featured on our Ideology Episode a few months back. He sits down with Brett to discuss Marxism and Neo-Marxism. Topics include: Key neo-Marxist figures,…
The Soviet Union: The Russian Revolution and Joseph Stalin
Oct 15, 2017 • 64 min
Gregory Afinogenov received his PhD in History from Harvard University, and is now an assistant professor in Imperial Russian History at Georgetown University. Greg sits down with Brett to discuss the October Revolution and the Soviet…
Critical Race Theory and Black Liberation w/ Zoé Samudzi
Oct 12, 2017 • 68 min
Zoe Samudzi is a black feminist writer whose work has appeared in a number of spaces including The New Inquiry, Warscapes, Truthout, ROAR Magazine, Teen Vogue, BGD, Bitch Media, and Verso, among others. She is also a member of the 2017/18…
Omaha To Denver: RevLeft Radio in Dialogue w/ Solecast
Oct 9, 2017 • 68 min
Brett travels to Denver to meet Sole from the Solecast IRL and have a discussion in Sole’s home together. Topics include: their Podcasts and why they started, being a leftist parent, hip hop, the responsibilities of white rappers, the…
White Supremacy in the Confederacy: Monuments of Anti-Blackness
Oct 8, 2017 • 71 min
Tanesha Hudson is an activist in Charlottesville, Virginia. She joins Brett to talk about Charlottesville, Confederate statues, her personal experiences with racism, the symbolism of Thomas Jefferson, being a parent of black children, and much more….
Leftist Podcasts, New Atheism, and the October Revolution (w/ Dan Arel)
Oct 1, 2017 • 74 min
Dan Arel is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of The Secular Activist; and Parenting Without God. He has also written for The Hill, The New Arab, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, AlterNet, Time Magazine, Salon, and many others. He hosts…
Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI): Insurrectionary Political Violence
Sep 24, 2017 • 75 min
Content Warning: Descriptions of violence and sexual assault. Please be advised. NSA Disclaimer: Revolutionary Left Radio does not advocate the use of political terrorism, the initiation of violence, or the breaking of any laws. This is a scholarly,…
Christian Socialism: The Fusion of Faith and Revolution
Sep 22, 2017 • 68 min
Matt Bernico is the assistant professor of Media Studies at Greenville College, where his teaching and research concerns cultural studies, media theory, and the history of science and technology. Dean Dettloff is a Catholic PhD candidate at the…
The Mexican Revolution and The Zapatistas
Sep 17, 2017 • 68 min
Alexander Avina is an assistant professor of history at ASU. His research focuses on twentieth-century Mexico, primarily the post-1940 period. His first book, titled Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican…
American Individualism and the Cultural Maintenance of Capitalism
Sep 10, 2017 • 62 min
David Bosworth is a professor in, and the former director of, the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Program. His fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural essays have been published in numerous journals. His collection of short…
Revolutionary Anarchism and Autonomous Anti-Capitalism
Sep 3, 2017 • 67 min
It’s Going Down is a digital community center from anarchist, anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements. Our mission is to provide a resilient platform to publicize and promote revolutionary theory and action. Brett sits…