This May, The Dig launched book clubs across the world, for listeners to read and discuss left-wing books that are featured on the podcast.
Each month, we select one book that Dan is reading for a show interview. We distribute questions and book discount codes to reading groups, who organize their own meetings to discuss the book.
After groups have had time to read and discuss the book, Dan and the author host a Zoom call for all participants to join and ask questions or bring comments about the book selection and corresponding podcast episode.
Dig book clubs are currently reading Thea Riofrancos’s Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador.
If you would like to join an existing Dig book club, or start your own reading group, please email email@example.com with your name and your location. Note that book clubs are currently meeting virtually, but will hopefully happen in person in the future!
This is a great way to meet other Dig listeners, discuss Dig books, and engage with the show.
NOTE: If you are part of an existing organization or reading group that would like to partake, we are happy to help your group access books and provide you with questions.
Book clubs have previously read and discussed Kim Phillips-Fein’s Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, Mike Davis’s Prisoners of the American Dream, Johanna Fernández’s The Young Lords: A Radical History, Matthew Countryman’s Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia, Paul Renfro’s Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State, and Wendy Brown’s In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West.