Astra Taylor

Organizing and Socialist Strategy

22 Sep 2023
Featuring Alex Han, Astra Taylor, and Rachel Gilmer on how we build powerful organizations that win both short-term fights and the long-term struggle for socialism. A live Dig recorded at the Socialism 2023 conference in...

Founding Finance with William Hogeland

02 Dec 2022
Astra Taylor interviews William Hogeland on his book Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation. Hogeland recovers a fascinating crop of mostly-forgotten rebels, the movements they led, and their...

Occupy at 10 with Astra Taylor

25 Sep 2021
It’s Occupy Wall Street’s tenth anniversary. Dan interviews Astra Taylor.

Demystifying Big Tech with Meredith Whittaker

25 Sep 2020
Guest host Astra Taylor interviews tech organizer and scholar Meredith Whittaker on the political economy of the tech leviathan that’s remaking capitalism, empire, and the carceral state.

Daniel Denvir interviewed by Astra Taylor

23 Jan 2020
Daniel Denvir shamelessly interviewed on his own podcast by Astra Taylor about All-American Nativism. Upcoming events: 1/24 All-American Nativism Brooklyn book launch with Aziz Rana 1/27 Race for Profit: A Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor...

Astra Taylor on Socialism, Democracy, Liberalism

05 Jul 2019
For much of the 20th century, Cold War politics defined socialism as the antithesis of democracy. Today, an insurgent democratic socialist movement is transforming US politics. It is socialism that is at the forefront of...

Astra Taylor on Democracy

16 Jan 2019
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The Right to Have Rights Part II

04 May 2018
This is part two of Dan’s interview on Hannah Arendt’s notion of “the right to have rights.” This episode covers a lot, including why we must fight not only to expand the democratic political community...

The Right to Have Rights Part I

01 May 2018
What are rights worth when government denies people the very right to have rights? Political theorist Hannah Arendt recognized this loss of “the right to have rights” as millions of refugees found themselves without a...