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Episode 60 Promo - They're Doing Their Best

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  • 59 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 10:03

Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast This week we're joined by Bad Faith veteran Leslie Lee III, host of Struggle Session, and Kate Willett, comedian, writer, and co-host of Reply Guys for a freewheeling conversation about Matt Geatz, Biden Town Hall highlights, the infrastructure plan, the latest AOC kerfuffle, and all the other big news from the past week. Also, how Brie nearly got Podesta'd. Come for the news, stay for the laughs. It's a fun one. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube to access our full video library. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod)and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 59 - Both Sides Now (w/ Prof. David Harvey)

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 01:32:59

We ask Marxist economic geographer and CUNY professor David Harvey about how to discern incremental reformism from true revolutionary change, what Marx would do if he were a squad member, and what Harvey's post-capitalist fantasy looks like. But first, Virgil & Brie debate the similarities between Joe Biden & Steve Harvey, break down Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer's burden-shifting strategy to achieve student debt cancellation, and evaluate Schumer's recent claims that next time the all-powerful parliamentarian might generously let us have a living wage. Stick around until after to interview for some thoughtful ruminations about where the dialectic goes from here, and some healthy West Wing bashing. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock our full premium episode library, including this week's subscriber-only bonus episode: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Find Prof. Harvey's video series "Reading Marx's Capital" on YouTube. Purchase the official Bad Faith NFT on Rarible or OpenSea, using fake nerd money. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 58 Promo - AOC & Me

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 06:04

Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Virgil and Brie open with a close read of the recently released AOC interview in DSA's Democratic Left magazine, and the World Socialist Web Site article about said interview that incited the left. They separate the good faith critique from the bad, correct some mischaracterizations in the WSWS article, and offer their own original critique of the political strategy Representative Ocasio-Cortez articulated. Next, Brie and Virgil interview Jacobin's executive editor Seth Ackerman on his recent essay about one of the most celebrated aspects of the COVID relief bill: the child tax credit expansion. What is the likelihood the bill will be made permanent, how seriously should we take the claims that it halves child poverty, and should we be worried about the social engineering aspects of the tax benefit? Stick around until the end when Brie and Virgil talk fashion and whether dressing fancy is compatible with left politics. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube to access our full video library. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod)and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 57 - The Gang Makes An NFT

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 01:52:44

This week we're bringing you about three podcasts worth of content. Because we're working harder, not smarter. Virgil successfully explains what an NFT is to Brie, who only gets moderately mad at how stupid the concept is, leading to a philosophical conversation about the nature of value and the show's latest get-rich-quick scheme. Also at the top, Brie roasts Virgil's water bottle for a solid 7 minutes. Then the pair are joined by our panelists Kylie Brakeman -- the front-facing-camera comedian who won over the left with her parodies of blue-check liberals, and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa -- Chicago Alderman, Illinois Vice-Chair of Bernie's 2020 campaign, and first socialist elected in the Second City in nearly a century. They talk comedy, local politics, and a collection of absurd media clips from Jen Psaki's bromides to Chris Cuomo's prop work. Finally, Virgil reads Brie some of the unhinged defenses of Andrew Cuomo from his most ardent supporters, and Virgil and Brie tackle the question: Is Cuomo, in fact, a Black woman? Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Find Kylie and her videos on Twitter at @deadeyebrakeman and Instagram at @deadbrakeman. FInd Carlos on Twitter at @CDRosa and at his website https://www.carlosrosa.org/. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 56 Promo - The Bare Minimum

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 05:27

Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Virgil and Brie discuss Rep. Pramila Jayapal's recent Deconstructed interview in which she explained her strategic approach to the fight for fifteen. Why threaten to withhold one's vote for the COVID bill over unemployment checks but not a $15 minimum wage, and what does her rationale tell us about the real obstacles to securing structural reforms? Next, Brie interviews an RSDW organizer, an Amazon employee, and two members of The Socialist Alternative about the state of play in Bessemer, Alabama. With less than a week left before the vote on whether to unionize, local organizers explain what impact the union drive has had on the community's broader politics. Finally, Brie and Virgil discuss the Atlanta shootings and recent uptick of anti-Asian violence. Together, they consider the social pressure for members of aggressed identity groups to "weigh in" on high profile tragedies, and the social function doing so serves. Donate to the survivors and families of the victims of the Atlanta massacre here: https://twitter.com/RedCanarySong/status/1372990146170253318. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube to access our full video library. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod)and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 55 - America: The Farewell Tour (w/ Chris Hedges)

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  • 160 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 01:54:22

We're joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges to get his take on the state of the left: What are the structural factors and ethical rationalizations that keep congressional progressives from taking the adversarial approach required to push a united Democratic government left? How can we parse good faith excuses from the bad, and what does history tell us about the way forward? But first, we check in with Zoe Muellner who is working to organize Colectivo, a midwestern coffee chain. And at the top, Virgil and Brie briefly follow up on the controversy surrounding this week's premium episode: Has Black Twitter really canceled Virgil? Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Find Colectivo Collective on Instagram and at their website http://colectivounionyes.com/ Order Colectivo in person/via the app/via the website using "UnionYes[Name]" Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).