The Social Question with Gabriel Winant

Dan interviews historian and essayist Gabriel Winant on the social worlds that make US politics and how that sociality is rooted in the economy, carceral state, social media, religion, and …

Anti-Populism with Thomas Frank

Guest host Astra Taylor interviews Thomas Frank about his book The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism. From The Dig archives on populism: Universalizing American Liberty with Aziz Rana …

Arctic Energy Frontiers with Bathsheba Demuth

Bathsheba Demuth on her monumental book Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait. From the 19th century through today, governments and capitalists on the Russian, Soviet, and American …

Young Lords with Johanna Fernández

This is an incredible moment to learn about the Young Lords from historian Johanna Fernández, the author of The Young Lords: A Radical History. Please support this podcast with your …

Mike Davis on Prisoners of the American Dream

Mike Davis on his classic book about why the US has long lacked strong socialist and labor politics. One recurrent answer: racism. Read Dan’s essay on the moment: jacobinmag.com/2020/06/donald-trump-war-american-democracy-riots-coronavirus Not …

Fear City with Kim Phillips-Fein

Dan interviews historian Kim Phillips-Fein about her book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics and about how the destruction of social democracy made today’s …