Left Anchor

Philosophy, politics, and the left.

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Thursday May 09, 2024

Today we are talking to Professor Brad Evans about his new book How Black Was My Valley: Poverty and Abandonment in a Post-Industrial Heartland. It's all about growing up poor in a Welsh coal mining city, what that was like, and what has subsequently happened to the region. Enjoy!

Sunday Apr 28, 2024

Today we are contrasting the brutal punishment meted out to college students and professors protesting Israel's actions in Gaza with the kid glove treatment handed out to Donald Trump by New York courts and the Supreme Court. Enjoy!

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

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Friday Apr 05, 2024

Today we have Jonathan Greenaway on to talk about his new book A Primer on Utopian Philosophy: An Introduction to the Work of Ernst Bloch. We discuss where Bloch came from, the uses of utopian thinking in politics, and more. Enjoy!

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

We've got Michael from the 5-4 podcast on to talk about how Garland whiffed the Trump prosecution. Subscribe now to hear the whole thing!

Saturday Mar 16, 2024

Today we have Matt Bruenig back on the podcast to talk about his new publication NLRB Edge, the problems with US labor law, and why the ACLU is filing a lawsuit attempting to blow a giant hole in union rights.

Friday Mar 08, 2024

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Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Today we are discussing Donald Trump's numerous legal fines, and then Judith Butler's concepts of precarity and grievability, specifically as they apply to the war in Gaza. 

Monday Feb 19, 2024

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Friday Feb 09, 2024

This time we've got David Dayen to talk about House Republicans' failed effort to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, pass an immigration bill, or get through military aid to Israel, as well as David's piece about the failings of American democracy. Enjoy!


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This podcast is by journalist Ryan Cooper and academic Alexi the Greek. We talk politics, philosophy, history, current events, and whatever else catches our fancy.

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