August 26, 2019
This episode, we are blessed with a guest, Sean Collins, lead organizer of SEIU 200 United and author and contributor at Strike Wave (www.thestrikewave.com @strikewave), a labor news publication. Unfortunately, we are also cursed with an absence, as Britney was unable to record this week. We talk about labor organizing, the modern space race, free taco promotions, tipped wages, democracy in the workplace, the republican primary, and for our wildflower: dancing on the grave of David Koch.
Spot Coffee Article at The Strike Wave: https://www.thestrikewave.com/original-content/2019/8/21/buffalo-spot-coffee-workers-break-new-ground-with-union-vote
Democracy @ Work: https://www.democracyatwork.info/
Organizing at Tesla in Upstate NY: https://www.thestrikewave.com/original-content/2019/1/2/green-union-jobs-organizing-at-buffalos-tesla-factory
Throw us a hammy! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ironweeds
August 20, 2019
We got another transmission from the alternate near-future! We Appreciate (clean, efficient) Power! This week we gather 'round the ole podcasting hearth and discuss our very normal news, the mysterious Hudson Valley Sightings, and our wildflowers are wild trees bearing heirloom fruits. Also:
August 12, 2019
The gang gets a welcome radio transmission from the future, and have our friend and comrade Caroline Nagy (@carolinenudge) on to discuss the recent DSA National Convention (https://capitaldistrictdsa.org/).
Afterwards we reel from the sudden death of billionaire-child-rape-ring-leader Jeffrey Epstein, and marvel at our near-constant feeling of unsurprising shock with that we dub "pikachu-face."
We check in with the Democratic primary, and discuss Columbia Development and disgraced developer / rat Joseph Niccola's most recent shenanigans in Troy (https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Nicolla-back-in-spotlight-with-220K-tax-break-ask-14284539.php)
Our wildflowers this week is all about healthy happy cats! Meow!
August 6, 2019
The gang is back with more hot shit. We discuss: our brassican identities, the democratic primary debates, Amerikkka's ongoing descent into violence, gun laws, mental illness, stochastic terrorism, dark magic, the technology replacing Esperanto, and to lighten the mood - the rise of catholic exorcisms and demonic possession in general.
Catholic Exorcisms on the Rise: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/catholic-exorcisms-on-the-rise/573943/
Episode art is the red nexus from League of Legends, a children's video game that Chris and the El Paso police are apparently way too into.
July 15, 2019
The gang reacts to news about Epstein (spoiler: it's not good folks), Chris makes excuses for his recent political defeat, David chronicles the attempts to make Troy a Sanctuary City, Brit tells us about Wal-Mart unionizing via Reddit, and the gang shares its hopes of discovery when our comrades successfully take Area 51.
James Bridle article on Weird Kids YouTube:
Link to Graeber essay:
Link to TU on Carmella and Green Party:
July 8, 2019
The gang discusses the ideologically reinforcing structures of suburbs and right-wing YouTube algorithms, deplatforming and internet censorship, and stans mega-evil mega-corporations Apple & Google. (Oh and a minor correction: when Brit says "trolls" she means "bots.")