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Silicon Valley has a solution for everything, but who do its ideas really serve? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its thought leaders, and the worldview it spreads. They challenge the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. But if tech won't save us, what will? This podcast isn't simply about tearing tech down; it al ...
 
A podcast about technology and political economy /// Agitprop against innovation and capital /// Hosted by Jathan Sadowski and Edward Ongweso Jr., Produced by Jereme Brown /// Hello friends and enemies Listen anywhere that fine podcasts are distributed. Subscribe at patreon.com/thismachinekills to get premium episodes every week.
 
The War on Cars is a podcast about car culture, mobility and the future of cities. We bring you news, commentary and stories about the worldwide battle to undo a century's worth of damage wrought by the automobile. The War on Cars is waged by three leading voices of the livable streets movement, Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek. Liberate your city. Enlist today in The War on Cars.
 
North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://www.readthemaple.com/subscribe-options/
 
Haymarket Books Live is a regular online series of urgent political discussions, book launches, organizer roundtables, poetry jams, and more, hosted by Haymarket Books. The podcast features recordings of our livestreamed video event series. Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago.
 
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Pullback digs into the everyday ethics behind goods and services, consumer movements, eco-labels, and ethical lifestyles. Hosts Kristen and Kyla discuss the big and small changes each of us can make to contribute to a more just world. Together we peek through the window of opaque industries to discuss human rights, animal welfare, and the environment. We explore the underlying reasons for enduring problems and sift through corporate greenwash to understand what really makes a difference. Fea ...
 
Is social media really destroying democracy? Should Facebook be considered a public utility? How does cryptocurrency affect state sovereignty? And what exactly is surveillance capitalism? For all your political questions about tech, this is The Anti-Dystopians. The Anti-Dystopians is hosted and produced by Alina Utrata. All episodes are freely available, wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the show on Twitter @AntiDystopians. To support the show, visit: bit.ly/3AApPN4 To subscribe to the ...
 
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Support The Maple by subscribing to our daily newsletter for as little as $7 per month. This week, we spoke to Paris Marx about their new book, titled Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation. Paris' book argues that big tech companies are offering a future for transportation built on false promises that wi…
 
***This is a preview of a short bonus episode for our Patreon supporters. for ad-free access to this and all our exclusive content. And we’ll send you stickers!*** In a new book, Paris Marx argues that Silicon Valley’s vision of our transportation future – from autonomous vehicles to flying cars – is a threat to basic notions of community and convi…
 
Paris Marx, author, "Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation" Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" [0:00:19] - "Interview with Paris Marx" [0:04:46] - "Mark's comments" [0:45:09] The Simpsons - "Canyonero" [0:56:21]https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/117967…
 
Emma is joined by Paris Marx, host of the Tech Won't Save Us podcast, to discuss their recent book Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About the Future of Transportation. Check out Paris's book here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3995-road-to-nowhere Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscrib…
 
Paris Marx from Tech Won’t Save Us joins Riley and Alice to discuss the Uber Files - a trove of documents confirming Uber was doing what we were alleging it was doing the whole time. But first, we review a fight between a practitioner of the Reddit style and a master of the Page Six style. If you’re looking for a UK strike fund to donate to, here’s…
 
On The Breach Show this week, guest host Aditya Rao joins panelists Pam Palmater and El Jones. First up - according to Justin Trudeau, it’s “Electric Vehicle Week” in Canada. We’re joined by author and tech critic Paris Marx, to look at some of the potential environmental and social costs of positioning Canada as a leader in the EV industry. And wh…
 
It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect, to break down the week in news. Then, Sam is joined by Jordan Holmes and Dan Friesen, co-hosts of the Knowledge Fight podcast, to discuss the recent Alex Jones-Sandy Hook trial. First, Sam walks through Merrick Garland’s first impactful moment as Donald Trump put …
 
Support The Maple by subscribing to our daily newsletter for as little as $7 per month. This week, we spoke to Michael Bueckert, vice president of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East about Israel's recent attack on Gaza, and the Canadian government's non-response. We also talk about the roots of the current situation in Palestine, an…
 
Pure riffs. Nothing but riffs. No preparation, no reading, no knowledge. We've got Tom Walker in the studio to talk about Kingston-upon-Thames and the idea of reshooting Psycho as a Carry On film. We've got it all. You will enjoy this. Get the whole bonus on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/balthasar-upside-70338808 *MILO ALERT* Here are…
 
Emma hosts Dan Canon, civil rights lawyer and professor at the University of Louisville, to discuss his recent book Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class. Emma begins by running through the arrest of an Iranian citizen for planning an extrajudicial assassination attempt against John Bolton, extrajudicial assassination…
 
Based on Amazon’s recent acquisitions of One Medical and iRobot—just the latest in a shopping spree of vertical integration—we analyze how these seemingly disparate things all plug into Amazon’s broader strategy for “ambient computing.” In which data from a vast variety of sources and streams are combined and integrated into a range of different se…
 
Paris Marx is joined by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to discuss the science behind the new space telescope, the problems with the billionaire space race, and why we need to challenge the capitalist and colonial forces driving the the effort to commercialize space. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is the author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matt…
 
Sam and Emma host Rachel Cohen, senior policy reporter at Vox, to discuss her recent piece "How state governments are reimagining American public housing". Then, they are joined by Jessica Preheim, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Public Affairs at the Houston Coalition for the Homeless to discuss housing policy in the city. First, Emma run…
 
Sam and Emma host Dr. Leah Stokes, professor of climate and energy policy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to discuss the climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. Emma and Sam walk through updates on the House’s schedule and Alex Jones’ texts arriving in the hands of the 1/6 Committee, before diving deep into Donald J. Trum…
 
Kristen and Kyla are joined by Erin Hynes and Kattie Laur to discuss how we can travel more responsibly. Topics: choosing a destination; carbon offsets and flying; how to find vendors, tour guides, and places to stay; choosing souvenirs; general intentionality. Leave us a voicemail! https://podinbox.com/pullback Website: https://www.pullback.org/ep…
 
James Bridle, author, "Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence" Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with James Bridle" [0:02:56] - "Mark's comments" [0:40:35] Moondog - "Enough About Human Rights" [0:53:48]https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/118497…
 
There may be disruptions in the free-money-forever ecosystem of the tech industry, but that hasn’t stopped new ideas springing forth. For example: what if we made an AI chatbot but it had feelings? And we made it do spreadsheet-factory jobs? This is one of the propositions from a new startup we’ve uncovered called–and this is not a joke–Digital Sou…
 
Sam and Emma host Jake Grumbach, professor at the University of Washington, to discuss his recent book Laboratories Against Democracy: How National Parties Transformed State Politics. First, Emma and Sam tackle the successful passing of Biden’s Build-Back-a-Bit, filled to the brim with goodies for the fossil fuel industry as a ransom tradeoff for e…
 
Ed is joined by reporter Noah Lanard to talk about his recent profile of Peter Thiel’s apostle: Blake Masters. We track the origins and development of his ideology: from his childhood flirtation with liberalism(?) to his college libertarianism and deeper integration into Thiel’s network of fascists eager to seize control of the GOP and Silicon Vall…
 
Marx interviews Ben Wallis, a.k.a. ThatGamerPriest, about Broken, a duet story game telling the story of the breakdown of a relationship. This week’s sponsor is Grumpy Bear Stuff whose game Daily Dread is Kickstarting in August 2022 in as part of Zinequest 4. Yes Indie'd Pod on Twitter Yes Indie’d Pod website Yes Indie’d Pod Patreon Donate via Ko-F…
 
It's Casual Friday! Emma hosts Ryan Cooper, managing editor at The American Prospect, to round up the week in news. Emma first discusses Sinema’s role at the front and center of Biden’s agenda, finally agreeing to the Manchin-Schumer “Inflation Reduction Act” provided they eliminate their carried interest tweaks, before also covering the booming em…
 
Support The Maple by subscribing to our daily newsletter for as little as $7 per month. In this week's episode, we spoke to journalist Mitchell Thompson about his recent articles exploring the complex history of Canadian peacekeeping and examples of bloody interventions that are far out of step with rhetoric that pitches peacekeeping as a benign al…
 
We dig into a convoluted and confused scheme for people selling shares in their future to venture capitalists, which pushes logics of hyper-financialization in even more perverse directions—all proposed by two brothers who are the epitome of a dumb guy’s idea of smart guys.Article we discuss: ••• Is Selling Shares in Yourself the Way of the Future?…
 
We revisit some old friends, such as Wirecard's Jan Marsalek and THG's Matt Moulding, and then continue to look at the implications of the increasingly large and powerful strike wave reverberating up and down Britain. We end with a another kooky startup that has some very funny numbers attached. Get the full episode on Patreon here: https://www.pat…
 
Emma hosts Jillian York, Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to discuss her recent book Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism. First, Emma dives into Pelosi’s return from Taiwan as tensions between the US and China heighten, alongside Krysten Sinema’s emergence onc…
 
Paris Marx is joined by Fenwick McKelvey to discuss the massive outage at Rogers, why it’s challenging the narrative that more competition will fix Canada’s telecom sector, and the need for better regulation and even public ownership. Fenwick McKelvey is the author of Internet Daemons: Digital Communications Possessed. He’s also an associate profes…
 
Sam and Emma host Moustafa Bayoumi, columnist at the Guardian, to discuss his recent piece in The Nation, "Journey to Guantánamo: A Week in America's Notorious Penal Colony". Then, Sam and Emma are joined by writer Jacob Silverman to discuss his recent piece in the New Republic "The CEO Trying to Build a White, Christian, Secessionist Tech Industry…
 
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day as primaries begin – including a Roe referendum in Kansas – and Pelosi arrives in Taiwan. Sam and Emma first dive into DeSantis’ decision to disobey federal protections for LGBTQ students, increasing monkeypox numbers, and the assassination of Ayman Al-Zawahiri, before they dive deep into tod…
 
Kristen and Kyla discuss how to recognize prominent forms of climate denial, where climate denial started and where it is now, and what you can do to push back. Check out this great episode from How to Save a Planet for a guide to deep canvassing: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2gbCRFSDUNznZhNhlZKrYX And one more from this great pod on how to tal…
 
This week, we're talking the Metaverse, we're talking FB's valuation plummeting because iOS lets you improve your digital privacy by 1%, and we're talking the recent furore with drag queen story hours and how American fascists and British transphobes have been coalescing and continue to do so. If you’re looking for a UK strike fund to donate to, he…
 
Sam and Emma host David Gelles, climate reporter for the New York Times, to discuss his recent book The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America-and How to Undo His Legacy. First, Sam and Emma dive into the role of the Dobbs decision in getting out the vote for Democrats, Pelosi’s visit…
 
At long last, we dive into the last chapter of The Dawn of Everything by Graeber and Wengrow. We reflect on this odyssey of a book, pulling out its major themes, discussing the baseline freedoms that are essential for society, considering the nihilistic contradictions inherent to the Enlightenment view of humanity, looking back on how we got stuck …
 
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and proprietor of the AP newsletter on Substack, to round up the week in news. Then they are joined by Lucas Kunce, candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, to give us an update from the campaign trail. Afterwards, they're joined by comedian Andy Kindler, host…
 
This week, we've got friend of the show Tom Walker in from Australia to talk about Neom, our beautiful exemplar of a future city that will definitely get built. We also, however, have to talk about the Labour Party's current state. We hope you enjoy this. Get the whole episode on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69665300 If you’re lookin…
 
Emma hosts Nick Marx, associate professor of film and media studies at Colorado State University, to discuss his recent book That's Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them that he co-authored with Matt Sienkiewicz. Then, Emma is joined by Odessa Kelly, candidate for Congress in Tennessee's 7th District, to give us an update from the cam…
 
***This is a preview of a short bonus episode for our Patreon supporters. Become a Patreon supporter of The War on Cars for ad-free access to this and all our exclusive content. And we’ll send you stickers!*** In a new book, Paris Marx argues that Silicon Valley’s vision of our transportation future – from autonomous vehicles to flying cars – is a …
 
Paris Marx is joined by Malcolm Harris to discuss the legacy of Stewart Brand and why the myth we’re often told about him overstates the reality of his impact. Malcolm Harris is the author of Kids These Days, Shit is Fucked Up and Bullshit, and his forthcoming book Palo Alto. He also writes for New York Magazine. Follow Malcolm on Twitter at @BigMe…
 
We are joined by Jörg Tittel, creator of the new video game The Last Worker, which is part social satire, part interactive narrative, part adventure game. We discuss the ideas, story, design, and production behind the game where players take on the role of the last human worker in an otherwise fully automated fulfillment center the size of Manhatta…
 
Sam and Emma host Dannel Jurado of Kickstarter United to discuss their unionizing effort from the ground. Then, they are joined by Vincent Vertuccio, a student climate organizer with Now Or Never, who is planning to protest the Congressional Baseball Game this Thursday. Before that, Sam and Emma dive into Donald Trump getting back into the campaign…
 
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day, first previewing the behind-the-scenes discussion in the Biden Administration surrounding student debt relief, LGBTQ+ protections for government workers, and the tricklings of a potential freighters rail strike in the US, and Sam hints at some upcoming conversation on Glenn Greenwald dipping…
 
Kristen and Kyla discuss how to recognize prominent forms of climate denial, where climate denial started and where it is now, and what you can do to push back. Check out this great episode from How to Save a Planet for a guide to deep canvassing: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2gbCRFSDUNznZhNhlZKrYX And one more from this great pod on how to tal…
 
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