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Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. In this series, we'll be talking with organizers, troublemakers, and thinkers who are working both to challenge the Trump administration and the circumstances that created it. It can be easy to despair, to feel like trends toward inequality are impossible to stop, to give in to fear over increased racist, sexist, and xenophobic violence. But around the country, people are doing the hard work of fighting back and coming together to plan for what comes nex ...
 
Whether you work for yourself, or by yourself, the Solo Collective is here to make things a little bit easier. Working alone can be hard, and comes with its own challenges. The Solo Collective is a podcast about dealing with those challenges: we want to make solo working better for everyone. Hosted by Rebecca Seal, the bestselling author of 'Solo - How to Work Alone and Not Lose Your Mind', the Solo Collective is a podcast series is designed to help solitary workers do so happily. Now on sea ...
 
join niki franco (venus roots), a community organizer, writer, and facilitator of spaces for collective study, as she leans into conversations of radical truth-telling with artists, theorists, and organizers living in a world of rigid binaries and multiple truths. she navigates the urgency of solidarity, ancestral preservation, and dismantling systems of oppression that inform and deform our lives. @venusroots www.venusroots.com
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
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Two labor journalists discuss what the Great Resignation, union organization and hybrid models mean for the future of work. Work is a huge part of American life. For most people, it takes up more than a third of their days, at least. And it provides the paychecks that meet their everyday needs. And in America it also provides health insurance. Then…
 
Blaire Erskine (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the business Blair wanted to take to Shark Tank, the probing inquiries on Blaire's wikifeet page, and everyone's local media aspirations. Thank you to our sponsors -- BetterHelp – Our listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/JJGo Lumi Labs – Ever tried M…
 
The iconic environmentalist discusses the history of climate change and climate denial, as well as the challenges and opportunities the future holds. It’s been more than 30 years since Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, an essential text in the fight against climate change. And in many ways the world has changed dramatically in that time. But w…
 
What IS happiness, really? And what’s the difference between biting into a bar of chocolate and a much more sustained contentment that often eludes us? Ph.D. psychologist Emma Seppälä has studied happiness for much of her career. She’s a best-selling author who also teaches business leaders at the Yale School of Management. Turns out, achieving car…
 
At a live Civic Cocktail event, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and an expert panel discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to end federal protection for abortion. Roe v. Wade established the right to a safe and legal abortion nationwide. Its reversal means that each state in this extraordinarily divided country of ours will need to decide fo…
 
The actor and the engineer discuss solutions to the water crisis. Access to clean water is a major issue across the globe. According to a 2020 report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 771 million people lack access to safe drinking water. This issue has also brought together two unlikely partners, engineer Gary White and actor Matt Dam…
 
Josh Gondelman (People Pleaser comedy special, Desus and Mero) joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about Josh's cocaine consumption, the perks of being a local celebrity, the subreddit for people named Jesse, and the edging quality of the Rick Springfield documentary. Watch Josh's new comedy special PEOPLE PLEASER please!!…
 
Danny Ainge has a storied career in the NBA as a star player, coach, advisor, and executive, currently with the Utah Jazz. To say that sports are Danny Ainge’s life is an understatement. The work, the preparation, the visualization, and competition create a meditative focus for him. Sometimes this was all-consuming, and as a husband, father, and no…
 
The author of So You Want to Talk About Race discusses how the conversation around race has evolved since the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in the spring of 2020 fueled a nationwide conversation about race. It drew hundreds of thousands of protesters into the streets, elicited commitments from…
 
Back in 2004, the marketing definition of a "gamer" was narrow. It was young, and mostly male, and the video game industry was starting to stagnate. But Nintendo was poised to disrupt the gaming landscape (as it had done previously in the 1980s), and re-open the video game community to everyone. In North America, they had help from an enthusiastic …
 
The Fred Hutch scientist was one of the first people to explain COVID-19 to the public. Thousands of Twitter followers and a MacArthur grant later, he reflects on what he learned. In many ways, the world is swimming in information about the pandemic. Two-plus years after the virus was first detected in the United States, the COVID-19 dashboard has …
 
Parenthood is arguably the ultimate S Curve of learning. We read the books, we get advice, and we plan the perfect Pinterest nursery. But we don't REALLY know what we're in for until we hear that first cry. Lindsey Shipley saw this gap in parental preparedness, specifically when it came to breastfeeding. After giving birth to her own kids, she obse…
 
The pandemic presented new challenges to U.S. health care. Two experts discuss where the system failed, as well as the advancements spurred by the virus. For more than two years now, talking about health care in the United States has really meant talking about COVID-19. And yet, health care is so much more than a single virus. And while much of the…
 
Enjoy this short excerpt of Crosscut's newest podcast title, which features host Brooklyn Jamerson-Flowers touring the places that have fostered Seattle’s Black artists. Every episode of the Black Arts Legacies podcast explores the history and ongoing impact of an art spaces in Seattle, the stories of each built around the voices of the artists who…
 
In this episode, Niki interviews Elea Chang, disability justice advocate, community organizer, and artist. The two discuss the capitalist notion of the "pandemic being over," and the ways in which disability justice offers a pathway of care, solidarity, and safety in these uncertain times. In this, they also discuss the limitations of representatio…
 
In 15th century Florence, the Medici family was well-known for patronizing great artists, scientists, engineers, and writers. This investment in cross-disciplinary thinking planted the seeds of the Renaissance, a time of extraordinary growth and enlightenment in Europe. Today, we have other words for this practice: Diversity & Inclusion. Author, sp…
 
A panel of experts discusses similarities and differences between anti-democratic developments in Russia and the U.S. There is a lot to be said about authoritarians right now. Most notably, president of Russia Vladimir Putin has been waging a war in Ukraine that is upending the global order while suppressing dissent at home. Even before his attempt…
 
Bill Oakley (Simpsons, Portlandia) joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about the smokey sweatsuit Arby's sent him, incredible prison-exclusive potato chips, and Jordan's favorite chonky blue cheese dressing. Plus Jordan and Jesse do a taste test of Bill's favorite grocery store snacks. Check out Bill's Audible Original with Natasha Lyonne Space 1969! An…
 
Getting your "big break" rarely comes down to luck. But it's also hard to engineer a breakthrough moment. Anne Chow believes it's a combination of science and serendipity: Planning ahead so you can seize a lucky moment when it appears. Her career embodies that philosophy. Anne is the CEO of AT&T Business, and a 2nd generation American. As the daugh…
 
After taking over for her progressive predecessor, Davison discusses how her office will navigate prosecution and public safety. When Ann Davison was elected Seattle city attorney last November, it flew in the face of the city’s progressive reputation. Electoral races in the city are nonpartisan, but Davison’s identity as a Republican was well-know…
 
Jenny Jaffe (Rugrats, Teen Titans Go!) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how it's possible that Tom Cruise has never seen a movie, Jenny's deal with herself that lead to an extravagant massage chair purchase, and Jesse's attempt to use The Secret to become a minor league baseball announcer. Plus, Jordan and the Bubble Team are nominated fo…
 
When we spend 50-60 of our waking weekly hours at the office, our "work family" sometimes eclipses our actual one. Companies capitalize on this. Our jobs become our identities. Our work becomes very personal. And this can lead to emotional disaster during career changes, layoffs, and other transactions. What if we valued work differently? What woul…
 
At a live Civic Cocktail event, panelists discussed how city law enforcement might navigate short-term solutions and systemic reforms. What does it mean to be safe in Seattle, to be shielded from danger or threat so you can live your life fully, without fear, no matter where or who you are? It's a big question, as Seattle wrestles with rising crime…
 
King County outreach leaders say an approach informed by lived experience can help solve the worsening crisis. In January, the King County Homeless Authority issued a report stating that more than 40,000 people had experienced homelessness in the county in the past year. It was a much larger number than any previously reported, in part a result of …
 
Any career contains thousands of S Curves, large and small, and Russ Wheeler's journey certainly embodies this. He's the CEO of BBQGuys, a retailer for all things grilling, smoking, and camping, but he's worked as an executive in the home improvement business for decades. That means many tough decisions about how to balance the needs of his employe…
 
Sandy Honig, Alyssa Stonoha, and Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of novelty t-shirts, how A Nightmare on Elm Street is a trap movie, a new dental dam alternative for safe sex, and of course season two of Three Busy Debras. Watch Three Busy Debras on HBO Max or Adult Swim -- it's hilarious!…
 
The state's top education official and a Seattle teacher’s union leader discuss lessons learned and the path forward. Concern over America’s students predates the pandemic. Education — and public education, especially — is always in some form of crisis for someone. Gaps in student opportunity and achievement, for instance, existed long before anyon…
 
Washington's attorney general discusses his post-Trump workload and the future of reproductive rights in the state. For many Americans opposed to the policies of then-President Donald Trump, the litigation brought by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson was an essential part of their resistance. By the time Trump left the White House, Fer…
 
For the first in a series of conversations with statewide leaders, the governor discusses how he has used his office to address mounting crises. For much of his three terms as governor, Jay Inslee has remained a relatively popular politician, a Democrat leading a blue state through an era of deep partisanship. More recently, though, his approval ra…
 
Nobody wants to be sad. We actively avoid it, and use all the technology in our power to distract ourselves from it. But Susan Cain says, maybe we should seek sadness out. She knows a thing or two about it. Her books about introversion and quiet reflection are New York Times bestsellers, and her TED talk has been viewed 40 million times. Her latest…
 
Joe Randazzo (The Dr. "Sex" Reese Show) joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about the massive haul of bananas Jesse saw a lady buying at Costco, the solo camping trips Joe has been taking, and Jordan tests everyone's literature knowledge with a multiple choice quiz. Plus, Jordan and Jesse try to guess which VHS tapes Jesse has at his cabin. Thank you so…
 
The New York Times journalist discusses how the 1619 Project has become a source text for America’s racial reckoning — and the subject of major backlash. That slavery is a part of the American story is no secret. But until a few years ago, the question of how central slavery has been to American life has rarely been considered beyond academic circl…
 
The former Obama strategist and the Lincoln Project co-founder discuss upcoming midterm elections and the 2024 presidential race. The revelation that the U.S. Supreme Court may very well overturn Roe v. Wade this summer turned up the heat on what was already a period of intense partisan division in the United States. With continued fallout from the…
 
The New York Times columnist and popular podcast host discusses what he pays attention to and why. Ezra Klein makes a living paying attention. As a columnist for the New York Times and the host of the Ezra Klein podcast, he must decide what to focus his attention on, how long to focus it and when to move on. And, given the unforgiving churn of the …
 
"The way we've always done it" is often not the best way. This is the very definition of disruption, but getting "stuck" on old habits can sneak up on us — in our personal lives, and our companies. That's what Roger Martin explores in his latest book, "A New Way to Think." Roger has built his career as an author and professor studying disruption, m…
 
In a conversation with the PBS NewsHour host, the president's chief medical adviser discusses recent data on the pandemic and the future of variants. At the beginning of the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many things that public health officials know about the virus that they didn’t know before: how it spreads, for one, and how effe…
 
The Amicus host and an expert panel discuss the “shocking, but not surprising” draft opinion leaked from the Supreme Court this week suggesting an end to Roe v. Wade. Since a conservative majority of justices assumed their seats on the U.S. Supreme Court, many have wondered about the future of Roe v. Wade, the controversial ruling that has protecte…
 
It's MaxFunDrive -- the best time of year to support the show! Go to MaximumFun.org/join to support JJGo and all of the other shows at MaxFun. It really means the world to us. To celebrate the MaxFunDrive, Ben Harrison and Adam Pranica from The Greatest Generation podcast join Jordan and Jesse to talk about the mixed feelings Jesse has about Daniel…
 
Achieving something that's important to you: That's probably a big reason you're listening to this podcast. But what is it about success that drives us? Do we achieve for its own sake, or is there something more? That's what Marshall Goldsmith is exploring. He's one of the most recognized thinkers and writers on the topic of leadership, but in his …
 
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