episodes

From beginning to end, all of our podcasts can be found below. Thanks for listening.

 

2018

 

LET007  |  October 31, 2018

Amos and Ex talk Halloween, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, the hyperreal / simulated nature of the Trump presidency, and why the Left needs to take a cue from the American President and start being “more like him” (without all the incompetence, lying, sexism, and human rights violations) if it wants to win. That is: be more ruthless, brazen, and seemingly “irrational” in its demands and tactics and break political rules.

 

 

LET006  |  October 24, 2018

Your co-hosts spend the entire hour discussing the recent United Nations climate report and how to proceed with organizing and advocacy.

 

 

LET005  |  October 17, 2018

Amos and Ex talk Medicare for All and discuss how the only way to solve the climate crisis is by starting with health care. Giving people medical care first frees up everyone to do more of everything sooner. Also discussed are organizing strategy generally, former North Dakota congressional representative Rick Berg, and how fixing these dire social and policy problems requires that the Left does a better job of partnering with religious organizations.

 

 

LET004  |  October 11, 2018
As it snows on North Dakota Amos and Ex talk valve-turning and the dire UN Climate report, which doesn’t give us much time to turn things around, and eventually wander off into discussions on “hyperreality,” Medicare for All, and Trump’s politics of clownishness.

 

 

LET003  |  September 26, 2018
Amos and Ex try not to vomit all over the microphones as they talk Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Other topics include, Kanye West, the #MeToo movement, feminism-as-class struggle in the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings, and revolutionary subjectivity in the 21st Century (hint: it just might be the whistleblower).

 

 

LET002  |  September 19, 2018
Today’s topics: music, the “death” of the political Left, Steve Bannon, the Nonpartisan League in North Dakota, and reasons to hold on to a sliver of hope for a resurgent Left in the Trump era.

 

 

LET001  |  September 12, 2018
Welcome to Living in the End Times! In this first “official” episode, Amos and Ex talk film, income inequality, nonprofit liberalism, and the ways in which the Left has failed the working class.