Left Anchor

Philosophy, politics, and the left.

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3 days ago

In this excerpt Marianne talks about the bad and good sides of the Biden administration. Subscribe here to listen to the whole thing!

Sunday Jan 15, 2023

This time we're doing a movie review episode talking about two classics: Casablanca and Inside Llewyn Davis, discussing both their politics and their merits as films. Enjoy! (And pardon Ryan for repeatedly pronouncing it "Llewelyn".) 

Monday Jan 09, 2023

This time we've got Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on to discuss his book Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else). We talk about how this cooption process has happened, how to counter it without falling victim to irritable knee-jerk anti-"wokeness," what identity politics originally meant, and more. Enjoy!

Saturday Dec 31, 2022

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Saturday Dec 24, 2022

We're off this week for vacation, so we're reposting one of our favorite episodes about one of our favorite movies. Happy holidays everyone!
The essay by Clare Coffey about Mary Bailey that we mention can be found here. 

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

In this preview of our latest bonus episode, David Dayen talks about the Sam-Bankman Fried prosecution. Subscribe now to hear the whole thing!

Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

Today we've got Marshall Steinbaum, professor of economics at the University of Utah, and The Nation's Jeet Heer on to talk about crypto shills--who they are, how they got like that, why there are so many of them among cultural and political elites, and more. Enjoy!

Tuesday Nov 29, 2022

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Saturday Nov 19, 2022

Today we've got historian Chad Pearson on to talk about his book Capital's Terrorists: Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century. We discuss how racism is heavily rooted in the need to control Black labor in the South before and after the Civil War, how the KKK was a kind of employer's association, how the civil liberties of workers were systematically violated by corporations and the government in the Gilded Age, and more. Enjoy!

Saturday Nov 12, 2022

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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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