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Coffee with Comrades

Apr 20, 2021

Episode 128 of Coffee with Comrades features a conversation with independent journalist Abby Lee Hood. We discuss the storied history of the term “redneck," critiquing liberal elitism and self-righteousness, exploring the labor history of rednecks, and analyzing how these consequential struggles for working class...


Apr 13, 2021

This week, Michael Pons joins me for a discussion of the hit indie video game, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut. Pons and I explore the game's politics of insincerity, the philosophical existentialism of the game and its universe, the masculinist power fantasies in RPGs, and why endings are so critical to get right...


Mar 29, 2021

This week, I hung out with my pal Frank from the Left Page podcast and talked about Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel, The Left Hand of Darkness. In the ensuing dialogue, Frank and I discussed the book’s ambisexuality, queer critiques of the text and Le Guin’s response, the nature of being and the impermanence of...


Mar 23, 2021

Today, I’m sharing an interview I did with my homie, Steven, who’s running for city council in Minneapolis. Steven and I chat about the George Floyd uprising, the abolitionist struggle in the city, Steven’s platform and politics, and I also ask him some tough questions from the left about political struggle and...


Mar 16, 2021

This week marks the one year anniversary of the so-called U.S. being placed under lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One year ago, I was in New York city visiting childhood friends and the comrades in Dumb & Awful. I was literally in the middle of making plans to chill with Amy and Liz from Rebel Steps when...