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2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. We’re looking ahead to how we’ll build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven will give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on ...
 
The Enragés, a production of the Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS.org), features questions and casual conversations with authors about recent pieces they’ve published on the C4SS site. Hosted by Joel Williamson, this podcast will focus exclusively on the works of C4SS authors and will give listeners a chance to get to know these thinkers better. We'll regularly be taking listener questions too on Patreon! (Patreon.com/C4SSdotorg) The name of the podcast comes from the loosely affiliated ...
 
Each episode Dan speaks with an interesting person in some interesting discipline, getting them to say interesting things. Then the funny happens. Or the depth. Did he or his guest get it wrong? Go on the podcast and correct his crazy ways and understand your point of view. He’s up for the chat! Dan is a centrist by nature, occasionally taking sides on either side of the political spectrum. Old-school definitions call this “critical thinking”, or perhaps “willing to compromise”. Modern spin ...
 
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Today we talk about Bannon, Buttigieg, the supply chain, Ahmed Aubry, and how you can help Democrats win in Virginia. Then Jessie Daniels joins us for our interview. She’s an expert on Internet manifestations of racism and the author of the new book, “Nice White Ladies - The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle…
 
For the tenth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Darian Worden to discuss their article titled Go Forward to Freedom (https://c4ss.org/content/54838) that was published as the Center for a Stateless Society on May 24th, 2021. Darian Worden is a News Analyst, libertarian mutualist, writer and historian whose website can be fou…
 
Helping us break down the week and share our reasons for hope is comedian, regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, and host of the Who’s Paying Attention? podcast, Alonzo Bodden! And because we are still just weeks away from the Virginia election, we’ve got Virginia Delegate Wendy Gooditis joining us to share her inspiring story and …
 
Today we are watching as Congress is on the verge of passing historic investments in our country all while trying to avoid a government shutdown. Joining us for our interview is progressive advocate and Color of Change Chair of the Board, Heather McGhee. We talk about her amazing book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prospe…
 
For the ninth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Rad Geek to discuss his left-libertarian classic article titled Libertarian Anticapitalism (https://c4ss.org/content/16602). Rad Geek (Charles Johnson) is an individualist anarchist technologist and "sometimes writer", living in the Deep South. He researches topics in the histo…
 
On today’s show, Democrats begin work on legislation to curb Presidential power abuses, the first lawsuit emerges over the Texas abortion ban, and the FDA is on track to approve vaccinations for ages 5 and up by October. Then, joining us for our interview is Crooked Media Founder and Pod Save America host Jon Favreau! We talk about the state of alt…
 
A busy month on the Hill kicks off and today, we break down the senate’s new Freedom to Vote Act. We also keep our eyes peeled on the “pro-insurrectionist” rally at the Capitol on Saturday, and get you into action in Virginia. Joining us for our interview is the man who is leading the Organizing charge, Swing Left’s Head of Community David Berrios.…
 
It’s our 100th episode! Mariah and Steve talk about what they've learned from 100 interviews and 100 reasons for hope. We also talk Statehouses, with Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan. She talks about what it was like (trying to) legislate under republican control, what it’s been like since we gained the Democratic trifecta, and why it is s…
 
Today our show is graced by the lovely and talented actor Keiko Agena! You probably know her work on Gilmore Girls, Prodigal Son (and lots more) but you may not know that she is a super-volunteer and activist who can’t stop, won’t stop using her voice to help us protect our democracy! And we are also graced by the equally lovely Scott Forman, the f…
 
For the eighth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Gary Chartier to discuss Gary’s left-libertarian classic, Libertarians for Redistribution (https://c4ss.org/content/12961). Gary Chartier is Distinguished Professor of Law and Business Ethics at La Sierra University, a senior fellow of the Center for a Stateless Society, and i…
 
Joining us today is the force behind the “Mueller She Wrote” and the “Daily Beans” podcasts, Dr. Allison Gill. AG is a veteran and a former employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs. We talk about what it was like launching her pod under the shadow of the Trump administration, get her thoughts on Afghanistan, and talk about staying engaged to …
 
Today’s guest is an expert in misinformation who knows how to manipulate people to believe and act on suggestions that he places in their minds. He’s not a republican operative, but he is a world renown mentalist, magician, pickpocket, and mind reader… so he acts like a republican operative, but strictly for entertainment purposes. It’s mentalist a…
 
As we are all grappling with another spike in COVID cases due to a very contagious Delta variant and a very large number of unvaccinated Americans, we have a conversation with public health advocate, Dr. Rhea Boyd. We talk about her work to bring credible information about COVID vaccines to Black, and Latinx communities, and what we should expect a…
 
Today we are joined by the co-founder of the Democracy Policy Network and author of "Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in An Age of Infinite Browsing", Pete Davis. We talk about how committing to civic advocacy, year round and especially in State houses, will build our power and just might save our Democracy. But first, Mariah and Steve talk about…
 
For the seventh installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Nathan Goodman to discuss their article titled Abolition: An Economist’s Perspective (https://c4ss.org/content/54883). This article is a contribution to an upcoming C4SS anthology called Total Abolition: Police, Prisons, Borders, Empire. Tune in to learn how economics can con…
 
For weeks we’ve been talking about how democratic Texas state legislators are making good and necessary trouble to protect voting rights, and today we’re going to hear from one! State Representative Erin Zwiener joins us from Washington DC, where she and other Democrats are staying to prevent quorum in the Texas state house. She talks to us about w…
 
Let’s call him the Avenger of Virginia! Joining us today is Delegate Joshua Cole. After losing a race by just 73 votes in 2017, he organized and made a big comeback in 2019, helping turn Virginia Blue! As one of the youngest members of the Assembly, he’s making a heroic impact on his community, the Commonwealth of VA, and beyond. Learn more about y…
 
Today we are talking to the man who is on the front lines of election and voting rights litigation, fighting against the GOP’s efforts to suppress our votes, and fighting for our democracy. He is the founder of Democracy Docket, and is truly THE expert on election law. Of course, we are talking about Marc Elias. We talk about the work he’s doing on…
 
Joining us today is DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison! Many of us supported Jaime in his historic attempt to unseat Lindsay Graham and serve as US Senator from South Carolina. Now, he’s helming the DNC and working to build a new generation of Democratic electeds and activists. He shares his strategy to build our bench, win up and down the ballot, and del…
 
You’ve been asking about the plan... Today we’ll spill the beans on our strategy for the next 10 years! We’re joined by Swing Left Executive Director Tori Taylor and Founder Ethan Todras-Whitehill. They’re talking to us about our move from Resistance to Persistence, and most importantly, how you can jump in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
For the sixth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with the Jaimine to discuss two of his titled Social Statism called Caste (https://c4ss.org/content/54806). Without fearing the consequences, Jaimine writes boldly on a variety of topics including culture, hindutva, and economics. Jaimine made a political splash after spray painting…
 
Joining us today to help get us fired up about this fall's election is Virginia Delegate Nancy Guy. She’s got an incredible story about running for office in the town she grew up in and how she made it through a squeaker of a race. But first we are joined by actor, history buff, and Virginia native son, Diedrich Bader. With an incredible story of h…
 
Our voting rights are under attack. The For The People Act is in the Senate, but the filibuster stands in the way of it passing. How do we fight back against the biggest voter suppression campaign since the reconstruction? Mother Jones reporter and voting rights expert Ari Berman returns to our show to give us some historical context and help us fi…
 
We have a very exciting announcement about a new show joining the C4SS podcast network! This Monday, we’ll be releasing the first episode of Hadal Quadrants with Leslee Peterson. If this teaser isn't enough for you, check out our most recent episode of the Outgroup, our Patron-only roundtable show. And tune in for the first episode of Hadal Quadran…
 
"How We Win" is back! Joining us to kick off our new season is Congressman, veteran, impeachment manager, and everyone’s favorite Twitter truth teller, Ted Lieu! We talk about the GOP’s attack on voting rights, the GOP’s attack on the January 6th commission, and what it’s really like to go to work with these radicalized republicans. And as always, …
 
For the fifth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with the Spooky to discuss two of their articles that are a part of an ongoing series. The first is titled Vulgar Anarcho- Communism: Pacifyint Anti- Statism (https://c4ss.org/content/53016) and the second, Vulgar Anarcho- Communism: What Left Unity Conceals (https://c4ss.org/conten…
 
Season one of Swing Left’s How We Win chronicled the amazing and tumultuous journey to defeat Trump and win the majority in the U.S. Senate. Season two picks up where we left off to go even deeper with experts, civic leaders, and everyday organizers. We’ll give you the information and inspiration you need to stay fired up in the fight to strengthen…
 
For the fourth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with the Tech Learning Collective to talk about their article titled, Imagining an Optimistic Cyber-Future, which is a creative exploration of radical strategies for a liberatory techno future. They also explore the impetus behind Tech Learning Collective and even offer some practi…
 
For the fourth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with the Tech Learning Collective to talk about their article titled, Imagining an Optimistic Cyber-Future, which is a creative exploration of radical strategies for a liberatory techno future. They also explore the impetus behind the Tech Learning Collective and even offer some pr…
 
For the third installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson interviews Railing, an Anarchist Without Adjectives interested in economics and markets. This episode explores their article, “Scarcity and Abundance Under Anarchism'' which was originally published at the Center for a Stateless Society on May 24th, 2020. The piece is an exploration of …
 
In the second episode of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson discusses with Eric Fleischmann their recent piece for C4SS “The End Is the Beginning: Abolition as Communicative Creation” (Renamed “The End is the Beginning: Anarchist Abolitionism as Communicative Creation). The conversation spans from the juxtaposition of violence and communication to t…
 
It's our season one finale and thanks to YOU we have the trifecta in our government! Joining us to help us celebrate the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, is the Co-Founder of Indivisible, Ezra Levin. We talk about how important it is that we all stay engaged and involved, and make sure we take advantage of this opportunity to make real …
 
In this first episode of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson sits down with Kevin Carson to discuss Kevin’s recent piece on the Center for a Stateless Society website “The Myth of the Private Sector, Part I: Why Big-Small and Vertical-Horizontal Trumps ‘Public-Private’”—a conversion that spans from the role of government interference in the scale and…
 
There is one week until the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The countdown to Jan. 20th includes Impeachment 2.0, securing the very safety of our Congress, and holding everyone involved in the seditious acts last week, fully accountable. Today we are joined by counterterrorism expert and the author of "Homegrown Violent Extremism", Dr. …
 
Despite the worst efforts of Trump and the GOP, there are 11 days until Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated, completing the trifecta with Democrats controlling the White House and both houses of Congress! The seditious events at the Capitol only serve to reinforce how important our work has been. Joining us today to talk about this Hist…
 
There are 20 days till Joe Biden is inaugurated, 6 days until the Georgia special election, and 2 days until we slam the door on 2020. Joining us to discuss all of that is the President and Co-Founder of “The New Agenda” and creator of “The Weekly List”, Amy Siskind. She’s been calling out the erosion of norms and the rise of authoritarianism since…
 
There are 27 days till Joe Biden is inaugurated and Trump is dragged kicking and screaming out of the White House! Today we catch up with Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff. We hear how he first got involved with politics, and most importantly how you can get involved to help us gain control of the Senate Majority!See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
Today’s guest is powerhouse activist who has been working for social justice and LGBTQ rights for the past 5 decades, Torie Osborn. She talks about how she’s organized her groups over the years and how we stay engaged as we transition from fighting trump to building our collective power.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn mor…
 
Joining us today is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Run For Something, Amanda Litman. If you haven’t heard yet, "We are the change we seek", and "Down ballot races are where it’s at!" We talk about how Run for Something is recruiting and training our next generations of leaders. Spoiler alert… that’s YOU!See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
You know today's guest from the big screen, the small screen, your favorite podcast platform, Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the stage of the Women’s March... She’s basically everywhere speaking up and speaking out. Alyssa Milano joins us to talk about her work as an activist and how everyone has a platform they can use for social change.See …
 
Joining us for our Thanksgiving episode is messaging expert, host of the "Words to Win By" Podcast, and our very first repeat guest, Anat Shenker-Osorio. We had an amazing conversation with her back in January and today's is even more impactful. We talk about what messages worked over the last year, and how we should talk about the results of the e…
 
Today we have a conversation with member-elect of the Georgia House of Representatives, Regina Lewis-Ward. She just flipped that seat from red to blue and we talk about how we can keep building democratic power in Georgia, to flip two vital Senate seats on Jan. 5th.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to the White House! We’ve won some battles but we still have more to do. If this election has shown us anything, it’s that the work of being a citizen doesn’t stop. Joining us to talk about why he’s confident in our election results, even as Trump pulls out all the tricks to try to hold on to power, is Californ…
 
We knew that we weren’t likely to get results on election night, and despite that, it’s really hard to be patient and to watch another election that is much closer than we would like. To help us process what we know about the results and what that means for our Country moving forward, we are joined by activist, comedian, writer of “How to be Black”…
 
This special Mini-Pod features a conversation with the 3rd in line for the Presidency, and everyone’s favorite thorn in Trump’s side, Speaker of The House, Nancy Pelosi. She doesn’t mince words when it comes to what it’s like to walk the halls of congress with these republicans, and offers encouragement and perspective as we head into the final day…
 
Today, in our last episode before the most important election of our lives, we are keeping it in the family with Neisha Blandin, Swing Left’s Head of Political Strategy. We talk about the state of the race, what we can (and should) still do to win, and how we can support efforts to protect the integrity of the election.See omnystudio.com/listener f…
 
Today's show features documentary filmmaker, and author, Michael Moore. We talk about how he got his start as an activist, and what is different about how people are engaging in this election. We are also joined by Tony award winning director and the creator of Broadway’s “American Idiot”, Michael Mayer. Both Michaels joined Swing Left earlier this…
 
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