The German Question w/ Emily Dische-Becker

31 Jan 2024
Featuring Emily Dische-Becker on how Germany became attached to a wildly narcissistic anti-antisemitism and Israeli proxy nationalism that have made it one of the most anti-Palestinian governments on earth.

Transcript: The Impossible Escape From the European Union (with Anton Jäger and Dominik Leusder)

14 Dec 2022
Read the transcript of our interview with Anton Jäger and Dominik Leusder of Eurotrash podcast:

Conspiracy of Equals w/ Laura Mason

17 Oct 2022
Featuring Laura Mason on her book The Last Revolutionaries: The Conspiracy Trial of Gracchus Babeuf and the Equals. Mason discusses Babeuf’s call to abolish property, his radically egalitarian conspiracy against the Directory government, and the...

Europe w/ Anton Jäger & Dominik Leusder

10 Oct 2022
Featuring Anton Jäger and Dominik Leusder on Europe and the European Union from the crises of social democratic welfare states in the 1970s and 80s, the Maastricht Treaty of 1992, through the eurozone crisis, to...

Catholic Anticommunism with Giuliana Chamedes

21 Feb 2020
The Catholic Church was a powerful force throughout the first half of the 20th century. It was a force for right-wing reaction. That’s what Dan discusses today with Giuliana Chamedes, the author of the remarkable...

Socializing Ownership with Mathew Lawrence

08 Nov 2019
Mathew Lawrence, founder and director of the left-wing UK think tank Common Wealth, explains why ownership must be socialized, what that might look like, and how to make it happen.

The Italian Situation with David Broder, Lorenzo Zamponi, and Marta Fana

15 Jun 2019
There is perhaps no more depressing situation in Western Europe than that which prevails in Italy: a coalition government between the far-right Lega party and the now subordinate, bizarre, amorphously anti-corruption, internet-fetishist, pseudo-directly democratic Five...

The Spanish Situation with Carlos Delclós and Magda Bandera

13 Jun 2019
In Spanish politics, the center-left Socialist Party has demolished the conservative Popular Party and checked risk of a major far-right surge. But meanwhile, the once very plausible-feeling dream of an insurgent radical left Podemos gaining...

The French Situation with Sebastian Budgen and Danièle Obono

08 Jun 2019
The radical left has been unable to electorally capitalize on the Yellow Vest movement, a massive revolt against a vicious, unequal and alienating neoliberal order. Instead, French electoral politics has pit an insurgent far-right against...

Labour's Brexit Bind with Grace Blakeley, Maya Goodfellow, and Richard Seymour

07 Jun 2019
Brexit has so dominated UK politics that it has put the Labour Party in a profoundly difficult and perhaps untenable position of strategic ambiguity toward how to handle the never-ending matter of leaving the EU....

The European Situation with Chris Bickerton and Jerome Roos

05 Jun 2019
This week and next, we’re bringing you five episodes on European politics. Today, we’re starting things off with Chris Bickerton and Jerome Roos for an overview of the European situation and the debate on the...

Yellow Vests with Danièle Obono and Jerome Roos

15 Dec 2018
There has been no greater exemplar of zombie neoliberalism in power than French President Emanuel Macron’s imperial technocracy. Now, with the rise of the Yellow Vest movement, there no clearer evidence that zombie neoliberalism is...

Haddad and Varoufakis Fighting Right-Wing Populism

04 Dec 2018
On Saturday, Dan was in New York to interview Fernando Haddad and Yanis Varoufakis. Haddad is the former Workers Party mayor of São Paulo who recently lost Brazil’s presidential election to far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro....

Russia Beyond Caricature

22 Aug 2018
Russia: the more your average American thinks about it, the less they seem to know. National security-state enthused liberals blame Putin and for creating what is an obviously-if-incomprehensibly made-in-America monster. Trump, in turn, cannot seem...

The Italian Left’s Collapse with David Broder

03 Jul 2018
Today, we’re talking about Italy, where a so-called “populist” alliance of the Five Star Movement and right-wing League just took over the government with anti-migrant and Euro-skeptic agenda. Dan’s guest is David Broder, a historian...

Spain Part II: Rajoy Falls

09 Jun 2018
Last week, we posted an interview Dan recorded in Barcelona on Spanish politics—specifically the question of Catalan independence, and also the municipalist movement governing cities like Barcelona. What we didn’t really talk much about was...

Left Out of Spain’s National Question

30 May 2018
Spanish politics are complicated. Dan speaks to Carlos Delclós, Kate Shea Baird and Bécquer Seguín to help clarify the Catalan independence movement, the radical municipalist governments that now govern major Spanish cities including Barcelona, and...

Bhaskar on the Bolsheviks

27 Dec 2017
At the close of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara discusses his new article on the Bolsheviks and what we can learn from and blame on them—and also what might be...

Richard Seymour: Labour's Got Momentum

13 Jun 2017
Bernie would have won. And in the UK, he sort of did last week. The Labour Party, under left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn (full name: Jeremy Bernard Corbyn) came far from behind and stripped Prime Minister...

Neoliberal vs. Neofascist in France

27 Apr 2017
The Dig normally serves up ice cold, well-digested takes. Sometimes, however, something important happens and Dan finds someone who can help us understand it quickly. Last weekend’s election in France, which advanced the far-right National...

Mark Blyth: How Austerity Brought Us Donald Trump​

14 Feb 2017
Mark Blyth wasn’t surprised by the rise of Donald Trump, nor Brexit, nor the crises spreading across Europe. He actually predicted them all.