Black Politics

Hammer and Hoe with Robin D.G. Kelley

15 May 2021
Dan interviews historian Robin D.G. Kelley on his classic book Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression.

Black Left with Charisse Burden-Stelly

11 Apr 2021
Dan interviews Charisse Burden-Stelly on racial capitalism, the history of the US Black left, and the US government’s Red Scare attacks on Black radicals.

The NAACP's Anti-Lynching Struggle with Megan Ming Francis

22 Nov 2020
Dan interviews political scientist Megan Ming Francis about the NAACP’s struggle against racist violence in the teens and 20s and how it remade the criminal justice system and the civil rights movement alike.

What Now with Cornel West

06 Nov 2020
Dan interviews Cornel West on how to think about and act upon the world that this week presented to us.

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06 Nov 2020
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Philly Black Power with Matthew Countryman

03 Sep 2020
Dan interviews historian Matthew Countryman on his book Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia.

Young Lords with Johanna Fernández

16 Jul 2020
This is an incredible moment to learn about the Young Lords from historian Johanna Fernández, the author of The Young Lords: A Radical History.

Uprising with Cathy Cohen, Jasson Perez, Malaika Jabali

04 Jun 2020
Dan interviews Cathy Cohen, Jasson Perez, and Malaika Jabali on this uprising, the conditions that made it possible, and where it might be headed.

Worldmaking after Empire with Adom Getachew

27 Oct 2019
Adom Getachew explains how anticolonial leaders from across the black Atlantic tried to not only cast off European rule but also end empire by constructing an egalitarian global political and economic order in its place....

Bernie and Black Voters with Malaika Jabali and Wendi Muse

30 May 2019
Dan has in-depth discussion on Bernie’s approach to race and what he must do to win over Black voters with Malaika Jabali and Wendi Muse. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Sanders isn’t unpopular with Black voters....