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Alabama, Amazon, and Unions discussion with guest Richard Hollwedel

Alabama, Amazon, and Unions discussion with guest Richard Hollwedel

March 23, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome good friend Richard (a.k.a “Hoss”) Hollwedel.  We discuss Bessemer Alabama Amazon warehouse workers making a final push toward unionizing, Jeff Bezo’s business blueprint that is sorting our country into “winner-take-all” and “left-behind” places, some thoughts of unions, capitalism, and a little Karl Marx for good measure too.  Hoss brings to the conversation a few decades of competing with the Amazon model in book sales and distribution and a rich family history of working in union shops.

Link to Greg's blog: ZZ's Blog

“The Media” discussion with guest Jim Painter

“The Media” discussion with guest Jim Painter

March 17, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome retired newspaper editor and journalist Jim Painter to discuss "The Media," including broadcasting, publishing, and the internet. Jim made a career in newsrooms as a reporter, photographer, opinion column writer, and newspaper editor.  Jim is also the author of The Black March, a novel of World War II, based on his father's experience, as a crewman in the Eighth Air Force, flying B-17s.

Link to Jim's book, The Black March

Link to Jim's photography: Fine Art America

Link to of Jim's photography from his college and reporter days in Arizona: photography

Karl Marx discussion interviewing Greg Godels

Karl Marx discussion interviewing Greg Godels

March 11, 2021

Greg (co-host of the podcast)  is a prominent scholar of the communist-socialist labor union movements of the post-New Deal communist movement from a Marxist-Leninist perspective. His writings have appeared in numerous publications in the US and internationally.  In this episode, Pat (co-host) interviews Greg on Karl Marx, his influence on philosophy, economics, political change, and current relevance.

Link to Greg's blog: ZZ's Blog

Link to Marxism-Leninism Today  ML Today is an electronic journal containing articles and commentaries on the theory and practice of Marxism-Leninism contemporary dialectical and historical materialism.
https://mltoday.com/

Cancel Culture discussion with guest Dan Kovalik

Cancel Culture discussion with guest Dan Kovalik

February 26, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome author and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik to discuss “cancel culture”, a modern form of ostracism. The timing is right because, on April 27, 2021, Dan will be releasing his latest book, “Cancel This Book; The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture.”

Link to more on Dan’s book, Cancel This Book
 
Link to Greg’s blog: ZZ’s Blog

“The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism” book review

“The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism” book review

February 20, 2021

Greg and Pat discuss the 2020 book “The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism” by historian Thomas Frank.

 

Link to Greg’s blog: ZZ’s Blog

“How Democracies Die” book review

“How Democracies Die” book review

February 13, 2021

Greg and Pat discuss the 2018 book “How Democracies Die” by political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. 

Link to Greg’s blog: ZZ’s Blog
 

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