The New Democrats w/ Lily Geismer

05 Jun 2022
Dan’s second episode with historian Lily Geismer, who he interviewed in 2019 about Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party. This interview is on Left Behind: The Democrats’ Failed Attempt...

Feminist International w/ Verónica Gago

19 Feb 2022
Feminist political theorist and organizer Verónica Gago on Argentina’s massive feminist movement and strike, the ties that bind domestic labor and financial exploitation, neoliberalism from below, and more.

Transcript: Private Money with Stefan Eich

22 Dec 2021
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Private Money with Stefan Eich

22 Dec 2021
Episode two of our two-part series on cryptocurrency: political theorist Stefan Eich on how crypto fits into Hayek’s old neoliberal dream of private money and why that vision emerged in a new form in the...

Counterculture to Cyberculture with Fred Turner

26 Mar 2021
How the 60s counterculture went on to make the techno-utopian ideology that suffuses our techno-dystopian reality. Dan interviews Fred Turner on his classic From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the...

How Left Parties Neoliberalized with Stephanie Mudge

11 Dec 2020
What happened to social democratic politics? Dan interviews sociologist Stephanie Mudge on her book Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism.

Ruins of Neoliberalism with Wendy Brown

24 Oct 2020
Political theorist Wendy Brown on how neoliberalism attacked society and democracy and in doing so laid the foundation for right-wing authoritarianism and nihilism.

Higher Ed in Crisis

12 Sep 2020
Dan interviews Tithi Bhattacharya, Daniel Bessner, Simon Torracinta on the manifold crises engulfing higher ed as covid exposes and exacerbates decades of austerity and neoliberal iniquity.

Fear City with Kim Phillips-Fein

13 Apr 2020
Dan interviews historian Kim Phillips-Fein about her book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics and about how the destruction of social democracy made today’s city where coronavirus is killing...

Black Socialism, Nationalism, Neoliberalism with Michael Dawson

06 Sep 2019
Dan discusses the history of black politics in the US—left, nationalist, liberal, and neoliberal—with Michael Dawson.

Race and Class in the Liberal Suburbs with Lily Geismer

02 Aug 2019
Dan interviews Lily Geismer, the author of Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party. While Boston whites fought school busing in the streets, suburban liberals along Route 128 maintained and...