How Corporate Greed Led to the California Wildfires
Ana Kasparian explores how the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s history of cost-cutting measures and failure to repair old equipment have led to devastating wildfires, both in the past and now.
The Worst Ex-President Ever? — Liza Featherstone
Jacobin columnist Liza Featherstone argues that Barack Obama may rank as one of the worst ex-presidents of all time, thanks to his ongoing and blatant disregard for the public interest after leaving office.
Lawmakers Keep Failing the Homeless
Nando Vila discusses the ongoing homelessness crisis in Venice Beach, California and why city policymakers seem to be more interested in directing public funding to building luxury hotels than much-needed housing for the homeless.
Liberal Feminists Helped Cover Up Cuomo’s Abuses — Liza Featherstone
Jacobin columnist Liza Featherstone discusses how several leaders of the feminist organization Time’s Up—which was formed to fight sexual harassment—worked with Andrew Cuomo behind the scenes to help bury his own sexual harassment scandal.
Democrats' Endless Game of Chicken With...Themselves
Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila discuss the ongoing tug-of-war between corporate and progressive Democrats in Congress over two major spending bills.
Why Employer Vaccine Mandates Are Dividing Unions
Paul Prescod discusses how employer vaccine mandates have put union leaders in an extremely tough position and why unions are so crucial for combating distrust and misinformation.
How Liberals Inflame the Vaccine Wars
Jen Pan discusses the economic barriers that prevent or dissuade low-income people from getting vaccinated why liberals are wrong to frame vaccination solely as a matter of personal responsibility.
Woke Vegan Union Busting: "Progressive" Startup Exposed — David Dayen
The American Prospect’s David Dayen details the insidious, union-busting tactics used by the self-styled progressive company No Evil Foods.
Why Doesn't Capitalism Collapse? — Vivek Chibber
Vivek Chibber explains why capitalism remains so durable and how it prevents workers from revolting.
Handwringing Over Whiteness Lets Capitalists Off the Hook — Adolph Reed & Walter Benn Michaels
Adolph Reed and Walter Benn Michaels address the longstanding contention that white workers are too committed to their white identity to fight for universal public goods.
What Nina Turner's Defeat Means for the Left
Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila discuss how Nina Turner won black working-class precincts—despite losing her primary election overall—and what the left can learn from her run for office.
Behind the News: How White Men Won the Culture Wars
Doug speaks with Joseph Darda, author of How White Men Won the Culture Wars, on the role of the Vietnam vet in establishing white identity. Plus: Joshua Adams, author of this article, on the critical race theory controversy.
Long Reads: Ramaa Vasudevan on Global Capitalism After COVID-19
The guest for this episode is Ramaa Vasudevan, who teaches economics at Colorado State University. She is the author of Things Fall Apart: From the Crash of 2008 to the Great Slum. We discuss Ramaa's piece "How Big Finance Is Making a Killing From the Pandemic".
Jacobin Show: The Promise of Radical Universalism w/ Nivedita Majumdar
Nivedita Majumdar, associate professor of English at John Jay College at CUNY, joins us to discuss the resurgence of cultural essentialism, the limitations of postcolonial theory, and what it would mean to forge a politics of radical universalism.
Primer: Organizers Across Borders
We’re going abroad. Part I of a two-episode look at Amazon in Europe.We speak to Gianpaolo Meloni, an Amazon warehouse worker and president of his local union in Piacenza, Italy, and Christy Hoffman, general secretary of UNI Global Union.
Dig: Ruling Class with Doug Henwood
Who governs? Upon closer inspection, the composition of the ruling class has undergone huge changes that are driving this political moment. Dan interviews Doug Henwood, the author of "Take Me to Your Leader," an extensive analysis of the changing composition of the ruling class.
Dig: The Ruling Class with Doug Henwood
Who governs? Upon closer inspection, the composition of the ruling class has undergone huge changes that are driving this political moment. Dan interviews Doug Henwood, the author of "Take Me to Your Leader," an extensive analysis of the changing composition of the ruling class published in Jacobin.
Weekends: Teamsters, Amazon, and Biden's Bad Infrastructure Deal w/ Branko Marcetic
Branko Marcetic joins us to explain why Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal is a massive disappointment for working people desperately in need of relief. We also discuss the speculation that the Teamsters are planning to unionize Amazon and cover the contentious Teamsters election.