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Podcast by Empires Crumble


18: General Strike!
Feb 20 • 58 min
With the upsurge of interest in socialism and the complete failure of the judicial process to dethrone Trump, the idea of a General Strike seems to be on American’s minds. But do they even know how one works? Alley and Rhyd discuss the General Strike in…
17: Electoral Delusions
Nov 21, 2019 • 67 min
Can a system really be changed from within? Is false hope a form of manipulation? Alley and Rhyd discuss the American Situation, with an eye towards the larger problem facing climate activists around the world
16: [IM]MIGRANTS
Oct 10, 2019 • 55 min
As climate catastrophe and capitalism’s crises disrupt the ability of people to survive, migration will become the norm. Unfortunately, there are governments and people trying to stop them… Alley and Rhyd look at the recent history of immigration and…
15: CONSPIRACY!
Aug 18, 2019 • 50 min
The official narratives of politicians, governments, and the media no longer hold the same power upon the people. Conspiracy theories abound. But aren’t governments technically conspiracies? And revolutions…those are too. So how do we tell who’s lying,…
14: Collective Delusions
Jun 28, 2019 • 64 min
“We thought we had more time…” With more and more news that the climate collapse is accelerating, it’s time we seriously look at the pretty little lies we tell ourselves to keep ourselves going. Alley and Rhyd discuss some of these, including the latest…
Episode13: The New Dark Ages
Jun 6, 2019 • 44 min
“The dark ages were really only dark for the rich…” With more and more reports that “civilization” may end because of catastrophic climate change, we may be entering into a new “dark ages.” But is that really something to fear? Alley & Rhyd discuss the…
12: HERESY!
Apr 13, 2019 • 48 min
Hannah Arendt, bell hooks, Slavoj Zizek…just a few names on an ever-growing list of philosophers that good leftists aren’t “allowed” to read anymore because of something “problematic” they said. In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss the “canceling” of…
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Mar 15, 2019 • 54 min
The revolution won’t be tweeted… From toxic “social justice” crusades to internal sabotage, “internet leftism” is destroying itself and fueling the far-right. In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss the mechanisms of these problems and…
TEN: Anarchy & Art
Feb 17, 2019 • 58 min
What’s the relationship between anarchism and art? How do we create the kind of world we want to see? And how we learn to believe that we are “good enough?” In this episode, Alley and Rhyd talk with guest Margaret Killjoy and share stories of how they…
09: Globalization & Globalism
Feb 5, 2019 • 42 min
While many people have begun to use Globalization and Globalism inter-changeably, they are absolutely not the same thing. In this episode, Alley & Rhyd discuss the damage done by global Capital, the history of Globalization, the anti-semitic conspiracy…
8: Paganism™
Dec 22, 2018 • 75 min
“I have met my own people, and I hate them all.” —Claudia, from Interview With The Vampire In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss their own journeys into Paganism and witchcraft and how they differed radically from the “business” of Paganism and…
7: Nationalism
Nov 24, 2018 • 69 min
Alley and Rhyd discuss the problems of nationalism and explore the important differences between indigenous and colonized people’s struggles for national independence and the far right and white nationalist struggles, and the role of global capitalism in…
6: Egregrores
Oct 12, 2018 • 59 min
What’s an Egregore? What’s an egregore got to do with America? And what really happened to the dude who made KONY2012? In the sixth episode Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth discuss how the ingredients of the ritual that manifested American make it…
Empires Crumble 5 - -Violence
Oct 2, 2018 • 63 min
Empires Crumble 5 - -Violence by Empires Crumble
4: The Witch
Sep 13, 2018 • 49 min
Why is being a “witch” suddenly popular? What does the rise of the witch identity mean for actual witches? Why our capitalists trying to sell us stuff? And what are the dangers of this trend? In Episode 4: The Witch, Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth…
3: Fascism…Really?
Aug 31, 2018 • 54 min
In this third episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss fascism and its specifics and ask, is what we’re seeing really fascism?
2—Capitalism’s Crisis
Aug 9, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss this current crisis of Capitalism, how Trump and other opportunists exploit this crisis (and are much smarter than you think), and how all of this has created the material conditions for civil…
1: The Security State
Jul 31, 2018 • 69 min
Episode 1: The Security State by Empires Crumble