A Different Lens

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White Supremacists and College Fascism with George Ciccariello-Maher


We talk with Drexel University associate professor George Ciccariello-Maher (GCM) about the current situation he find himself in in which he was effectively ran out of his workplace due to white supremacists. (More info can be found in the show notes.) In the interview we also discuss the problems colleges have confronting white supremacy as well as the society-wide problems the US is having with regards to fascism.

The show can be downloaded here.



George Ciccariello-Maher- Drexel University

GCM’s Tweets

Campaign to help GCM go back onto Drexel campus

Conservatives are the real campus thought police squashing academic freedom


Universal Basic Income with Ellen Brown


Ellen Brown chats with us and discusses the benefits of a universal basic income and how it can be achieved without inflation or taxes.

The show can be downloaded here.


Ellen Brown- About

How to Fund UBI Without Increasing Taxes or Inflation


Unions, Now and Then with Dan Welch and Gregory Lucero

We chat with indie political analyst Dan Welch and union worker Gregory Lucero to discuss the current state of unions today, unions historically, and if anything can be done in the present to aid the union fight.

The show can be downloaded here.


Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31

Supreme Court takes case posing a threat to unions

NATO’s War Famines with Mnar Muhawesh


We chat with Mint Press News founder Mnar Muhawesh to discuss her article “NATO’s ‘War on Terror’ Leaves Famine, Disease In Its Wake in Africa.” In the interview we focus on three main countries: Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, with all of the countries having had famines or disease outbreaks due to Western intervention.

The show can be downloaded here.



NATO’s ‘War On Terror’ Leave Famine, Disease In Its Wake In Africa by Mnar Muhawesh

Mint Press News

Mnar Muhawesh Twitter

Mint Press News Twitter

Poverty and Welfare with Chloe Ann King


We go to the other side of the world today to talk with New Zealand writer and activist Chloe Ann King. In the interview we talk about the poverty situation in New Zealand, its racist undertones, connecting it to systems in the United States, the political situation surrounding welfare, and end on a hopeful note.

The show can be downloaded here.



Chloe Anne King on Twitter

Millennial Posse Chloe Anne King’s blog


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The Language of Corporate America with Jesse Hamilton


We sit down with writer Jesse Hamilton to discuss his recent Hampton Insitute article entitled “Citizenry, Inc.: The Ambiguous, Euphemistic Language of Corporate America and its Impact on Democracy.” In this discussion, we talk about ambiguous, unclear language and how it is used not only in the corporate and political worlds, but also in the general culture.

The show can be downloaded here.


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Political Language of Torture with Devon Bowers


Questioning Tolerance with Bryant William Sculos


We chat with Hampton contributor and academic Bryant William Sculos about this recent article entitled “The Dialectic of Tolerance” on the Hampton website. We talk about the idea of free speech, how it applies to Neo-Nazis, the government, and the power of language.

The show can be downloaded here.


The Dialectic of Tolerance

Academic Betrayal with Lars Jørgensen


A discussion with sociologist Lars Jørgensen to discuss how the intellectuals and academics have betrayed the public with their refusal, either explict or tacit, to tell the truth about American foreign policy and the reasons the US goes to war.


The show can be downloaded here.



Jørgensen’s website Homosociologicus

UK Parliament Report on Libya

Norwegian pilots choose their own targets in Libya

Foreign Policy, Bannon, and Gorka


We chat with Navid Nasr and Jean-Marc about the recent departures of both Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the White House.

The show can be downloaded here.


On Charlottesville


Today we sit down with a number of people to discuss their views on what occurred in Charlottesville.

The show can be downloaded here.