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38 - Dual Wielding Powers

38 - Dual Wielding Powers

March 24, 2020

We practice safe socializing and ask the tough questions like where is Joe Biden? Is he in cool-down after boofing nootropics for the town hall debate? We discuss the Democrats and the politics of defeat, and their current unwillingness to corner the political market of meaningful social assistance, instead pushing for means-tested garbage that’s gonna piss everyone off and slow things down. We discuss the possibilities of cybernetic socialism and scalability of mutual aid networks. Also, the DOJ wants to suspend civil rights during a national emergency.

We tease our bonus for the week - Kate Mullany and women's labor organizing in Troy in the 1860’s before our wildflower for the week - when we chill out, nature heals.

And to finish this episode, please enjoy Brit's rendition of Kropotkin’s Conquest of Bread: Chapter 9: On the need for Luxury!

Well, actually… Swan’s never left Venice: (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-fake-animal-viral-social-media-posts)

David’s Educational Twitch Stream: (https://twitch.tv/dabanks)

More Trees Arborist Cooperative in Troy, NY: (http://www.moretrees.coop/)

DOJ Coronavirus Emergency Powers: (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/21/doj-coronavirus-emergency-powers-140023)

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads: 

(https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51944780)

(https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/22/climate/coronavirus-usa-traffic.html)

37 - Curve-Stomping COVID19 ft. Karma

37 - Curve-Stomping COVID19 ft. Karma

March 18, 2020

We’re blessed with a special guest this week, Karma, a masters student at Albany Med and microbiologist who is writing her thesis on pneumonic plague epidemics. We get into what we know so far about COVID19, our response to it, and what we might expect going forward. We also discuss the upsides and downsides of the digishitification of education through free online distribution of video lectures and course materials. For our wildflower, we bring you two signs of good fortune: Canada’s working on a vaccine, and an emergency hospital just closed in Wuhan.

 

Price Gouging Hand Sanitizer: 

(https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.html

 

Canadian Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate:

(https://globalnews.ca/news/6671901/coronavirus-canadian-company-covid-19-vaccine-candidate/)

 

Wuhan Medical Workers Celebrate Closing Emergency Hospital: (https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-medical-workers-remove-masks-after-last-temporary-hospital-closes-2020-3)

36 - Coughing is Literal Violence

36 - Coughing is Literal Violence

March 9, 2020

Big Structural Self Discreditation may not be good sloganeering, but it seems an accurate depiction of the new turn in Liz’ political career. We set a time to discuss the electoral horse race for a maximum of 15 minutes, and then move on to discuss PILOT programs and how they are a factor in gentrification, with a case study of our beloved city of Troy. Then, we discuss how the Department of Defense has contracted illegally with local incineration facilities including the Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY to burn some seriously heinous chemicals. We talk COVID19 with the new declaration of a State of Emergency in New York, and for our wildflower we stan the Wuhan Gang of quarantined middle school kids who 1-star reviewed their homework app into oblivion. 

We leave you with a few early tracks from Chris’ band Zombie Giuliani’s first album, and Brit’s narration of Kropotkin’s Conquest of Bread, Chapter 7, Ways and Means.

Wuhan Gang Aint Nothin To Fuck With: (https://mashable.com/article/wuhan-kids-app-coronavirus.amp)

Zombie Giuliani First Show Poster: (https://66.media.tumblr.com/b0ae21f10bd587bdca13564243f9eadf/tumblr_inline_q5xjduAlGG1qc4i57_500.png)

Details: Mar 19, 9:30 PM, Desperate Annies, 12 Caroline St. Saratoga, NY

Zombie Giuliani Album: (https://zombiegiuliani.bandcamp.com/releases)

35 - God is a Gamer

35 - God is a Gamer

March 2, 2020

We are #blessed to talk with Jeremy Antley (@jsantley on twitter) to discuss gossip and rumor among imperial-era Russian peasants, and how rumor functions as power and as play. We also celebrate some monkey business down under.

Books referenced by Jeremy: Society Must Be Defended by Michel Foucault, The Play of the World by James S. Hans, and Gossip by Patricia Meyer Spacks.

(nypost.com/2020/02/25/baboon-on-way-to-vasectomy-escapes-with-two-female-companions-in-sydney/)

34 - ICE’s Political Jihad

34 - ICE’s Political Jihad

February 25, 2020

3 for 3 Baby! Our boy won Nevada in a landslide! We want to know why Liz only just started yelling at billionaires. Bloomberg's Twitter bots got banned for being inauthentic and Drumpf's ICE director showed up in our backyard, so Trojans let him know how much we hate him. For our wildflower, there's an engineered bacterium that can help fight bee colony collapse!

Brit brings to life pt II of Chapter 5: Food from Peter Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread.

Bloombergs Inauthentic Twits:  (https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-02-21/twitter-suspends-bloomberg-accounts)

Bee GMOs for Good: (https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/engineered-bacteria-protect-honey-bee-health)

ICE gets Boo'd: (https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/ICE-director-visits-Troy-SHELL-15070408.php)

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33 - Bakers Rise Up!

33 - Bakers Rise Up!

February 18, 2020

What a week! The election is a mess but Bernie is still going strong! The Trump administration wants all federal buildings to look like a Roman temple. Apparently there are lots of nurses who are not cool with circumcision, and workers at the Tartine bakery in the Bay Area are joining a union! Bakers, make like some yeasted dough and rise up! 

Neoclassical Nonsense: (https://www.artforum.com/news/proposed-executive-order-to-mandate-neoclassical-style-for-federal-buildings-82096

Nurses against circumcision: (https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/nurses-intactivist-circumcision)

Bakers Rise Up! (https://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22290/bay-area-tartine-bakery-workers-union-ilwu-dsa-labor)

32 - Antibiotic Resistance Fighters ft. Dr. Richard Mariita

32 - Antibiotic Resistance Fighters ft. Dr. Richard Mariita

February 11, 2020

We are joined in the podcasting compound by Dr. Richard Mariita to talk about government research and engineering of diseases, bio ethics, US imperialism and citizen science. We also get to hear a bit about Richard’s life in Kenya. Our wildflowers come all the way from Australia where Wombats are the chill dude that lets you crash when the earth is on fire.

Wombats are chill AF: (https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/australian-bushfires-wombat-heroes-have-gone-viral/11868808)

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31 - Garage Banned

31 - Garage Banned

February 4, 2020

It's wet February, and we finally talk about the peach mint, take a look at morning news explaining wealth inequality with pie, and discuss the dystopian ramifications from our totally democratic and effectual institution, The Supreme Court, ruling in favor of Trump’s Wealth Test for immigrants. For our wildflower, we bring some wonderful news though - the Capital District Transit Authority is using eminent domain to force the sale of a parking garage from a slumlord to be made into a bus station. Then, because we love you and all of humanity, we bring you Chapter 4 of Peter Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread: Expropriation.

Bus Links: (https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Funds-in-place-for-CDTA-s-new-bus-rapid-transit-15029404.php) & (https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2020/01/30/cdta-troy-transit-center-eminent-domain-won.html)

Let them eat Pie: (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/02/watch-cbs-journalist-use-pie-illustrate-inequality.html)

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30 - For the Love of Posting

30 - For the Love of Posting

January 27, 2020

The gang complains about The Discourse and its consequences. Cops get a literal battle mech and it has a giant metal penis attachment, Our wildflower is about some anarchists named wildflower. And enjoy Chapter 3 of Conquest of Bread: Anarchist Communism. 

Cop Battle Mech: (https://youtu.be/SiR-T6eKGRg)

Christian Anarchists Say "Burn It Down!": (https://sojo.net/magazine/february-2020/burn-it-down-Christian-anarchists)

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29 - You Wouldn’t Download a Gun ft. Shuja Haider

29 - You Wouldn’t Download a Gun ft. Shuja Haider

January 20, 2020

CNN did Zaydee Bernie dirty and we won't stand for it. In this week's sedition, David sits down for an interview with Shuja Haider (@shujaxhaider) on new Twitter functionality that protects the powerful and the curation of the Obama Brand. Then we turn our attention to the Virginia gun control protests and the wild world of DIY guns. Then we end up where we started talking about Sanders endorsements, especially Albany's own @Thebarbarasmith!

*BONUS CONTENT INSIDE!!!* Our very own Britney Gil reads you, dear listener, the second fire chapter of Peter Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread! (Starts 1:17:38)

Ep art features the FCG9, or Fuck Gun Control 9, image source: @freegunzone on twitter. More info: (https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/08/14/fgc-9-3d-printed-gun/)

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