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#1265 Moving beyond tragedy by surviving and adapting (Native Peoples)

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Air Date: 4–16-2019

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Today we take a look at just a few of the aspects of modern life for Native Peoples that we can see as stemming from the racism and colonialism that has been endemic in post-contact America. This episode is fourth in an ongoing series focusing on Native Peoples in North America. Previous episodes are, in order, #1216 on Christopher Columbus, #1230 on Thanksgiving and #1252 on Westward Expansion.

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#1264 Protesting neoliberalism the only way they could think to (Brexit)

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Air Date: 4–12-2019

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Today we take a look at everything there is to know about Brexit, Lexit, Remain and Reform, the Irish question, The Troubles, the neoliberalism of the EU and the senses of local and national identity in an age of globalism

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#1263 Worker protections help (almost) everyone (Labor Rights)

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Air Date: 4–9-2019

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Today we take a look at the overwhelming benefits to society of labor, health and safety regulations and how they only people who don't come out ahead are those who have to pay for them

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#1262 Waiting for the Roe to drop (Reproductive Justice)

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Air Date: 4–5-2019

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Today we take a look at the current state of abortion rights - Hint: They're already in tatters - and speculate about what's to come as Roe vs Wade faces relentless chipping away and the possibility of full repeal.

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#1261 Profitable Extremism (How Social Media Propagates Hate)

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Air Date: 4–2-2019

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Today we take a look at the so-called "Algorithms of Oppression." Not that they're made to be that way on purpose but that it is a natural outcome of a profit-based system that incentivizes people to post the most click-baity content while the system learns the viewer's weaknesses to ruthlessly feed them whatever will keep them engaged.

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