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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 ...
 
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…
 
Sam and Emma host Olufemi O. Taiwo, professor of philosophy at Georgetown University, to discuss his recent book Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else). First, Sam touches on the successful passage of “Build Back– a bit” in the House, effective abortion bans in Idaho and Louisiana, Arizona’s attempts to fi…
 
Marx interviews Tanya Floaker about Lo! Thy Dread Empire, a narrative wargame about undead workers fighting capitalist death cults in the ashes of a dying world. 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Sam and Emma host Kathryn Judge, Professor at Columbia Law School, to discuss her recent book Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source. Emma and Sam first tackle Trader Joe’s union-busting, GOP-backed AIPAC money dumps, Russia’s bombing of Odessa, and discuss Ted Cruz’s and Matt Gaetz’s Turning Point appearance…
 
On this episode of the Anti-Dystopians, Alina Utrata talks to Steph Diepeveen, a senior research associate at Cambridge University, research fellow in digitalization at ODI and the author of the book “Searching for a New Kenya: Politics and Social Media on the Streets of Mombasa.” They discuss the way social media use operates in Kenya, the differe…
 
Support The Maple by subscribing to our daily newsletter for as little as $7 per month. This week, we spoke to Matt Hatfield, the campaigns director at OpenMedia, about the Rogers outage, the telecom giant's plan to takeover Shaw, and the failures of Canada's telecom oligopoly. Learn more about OpenMedia: https://openmedia.org/about Music credit: "…
 
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Jamelle Bouie, opinion columnist at the New York Times and co-host of the Unclear and Present Danger podcast, to discuss his recent piece "Joe Manchin Is a Symptom, but It’s the Senate That’s Sick". Sam and Emma begin by diving into the advancing legislation to codify contraceptive rights alongside same-sex mar…
 
Paris Marx is joined by Dwayne Monroe to discuss what it’s like to work in a data center, how the cloud came to hold a dominant position, and the consequences of its control by companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Dwayne Monroe is a cloud technologist and aspiring Marxist theorist of technology, with twenty years of experience architecting…
 
FULL SHOW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdfV77dQtKA&ab_channel=TheMajorityReportw%2FSamSeder The MR Crew join together to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of dear friend and colleague Michael Brooks's passing. They'll be joined to reminisce and remember Michael and his legacy by his sister Lisha, Joshua Kahn Russell, Wosny Lambre, Bhaskar Su…
 
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day, from the excess heat on the climate to the lack of heat on Manchin, first diving into Biden’s internal decision on whether or not to declare a climate emergency as Manchin revokes his OWN proposal in the wake of monied interests’ behind-the-scenes discussion, and Chad Meredith, anti-choice j…
 
Encore! Look for pod favourite episodes being re-released outside of the regularly scheduled show. In this episode, Kristen and Kyla talk to Sarah King, Head of the Oceans and Plastics Campaign at Greenpeace Canada, about the plastic pollution crisis. Visit the Greenpeace action page: https://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/act/ Visit the Greenpeace p…
 
Ben Tarnoff discusses his new book "Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Ben Tarnoff" [0:04:22] - "Mark's comments" [0:40:31] Katie Alice Greer - "FITS/My Love Can't Be" [thx to efd! dropbox] [0:52:59]https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/117816…
 
Emma hosts Oliver Bullough, author of the Coda Story newsletter, to discuss his recent book Butler to the World: How Britain Became The Servant of Tycoons, Tax Dodgers, Kleptocrats, and Criminals. Emma dives into the official tally of 400 police officers present at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary for the shooting, Rand Paul putting a stop to Biden’s anti-…
 
Traffic fatalities in the U.S. are at a 16-year high. One reason? Driver distraction. Today's automobiles are loaded with an almost cinematic level of screens, featuring apps and infotainment systems that blur the distinction between car and smartphone... and that overload the brain's cognitive abilities to a level not even trained military pilots …
 
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