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Episode 74: "Eating the Other" ft. Alisha Gaines

Coffee with Comrades

Release Date: 05/29/2022

Episode 173: Episode 173: "Anarchists Care About Books" ft. Firestorm Books

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Today, we’re sharing an interview with an Ashville-based collective called Firestorm Books. For those not already acquainted with our Appalachian comrades’ work, Firestorm Books is a queer, feminist, anarchist collective operating a co-op bookstore and social movement space. Esmé, Ash, and Libertie sat down with me this past week to talk about starting up their cooperative business, the tensions and dynamics of running a horizontal, collaborative workplace, how they thwart hierarchy interpersonally, and–perhaps most importantly–their ongoing fundraiser to purchase a new storefront...

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Episode 172: Episode 172: "What Are the Rules in Hell?" ft. Overcritical

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In this week's special, collaborative episode of Coffee with Comrades, Parker from Overcritical joins me to discuss the "most watched" television phenomenon of all time: Squid Game (2021).  Follow Overcritical on and . While you're at it, follow , too! Support Coffee with Comrades on , follow us on and and , and visit our . Pick up a Coffee with Comrades shirt or coffee mug at . Coffee with Comrades is a proud member of the . Coffee with Comrades is an affiliate of the . Check out our ! Our logo was designed by .

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Episode 171: Episode 171: "This Card is an Abortion" ft. Dr. Mixæl Laufer

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In this edition of Coffee with Comrades, we talk with Dr. Mixæl Laufer about Four Thieves Vinegar Collective's most recent DIY, autonomous medicine shenanigans. Mixæl walks us through abortion pills that've been transposed to business cards. We talk about 4TVC's revamp of the Microlab Suite, which now features an intuitive system for researching medicines and helping you diagnose your own symptoms. Together, we discuss abortion access and why DIY medicine shouldn't be necessary in the first place. The episode is jam-packed and I sincerely hope you'll enjoy our dialogue as much as we...

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Episode 170: Episode 170: "Preparing the Soil" ft. Adrien of L.O.R.E.

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Today, we’re sharing an interview with Tallahassee-based poet, essayist, and social ecology community organizer, Adrien. You might know Adrien better by their pen-name, Cybele. Recently, Adrien put out a new essay called . I’d recommend checking it out, if you got a sec. The essay is pretty short and a brisk, lovely read. I’ve appreciated Adrien’s writing ever since we were roommates swapping poetry. I know you’ll dig their work, too. I hope you enjoy this dialogue as much as we did! Read Adrien's essay, .  Follow Live Oak Radical Ecology on and .  Check out with Adrien,...

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Episode 169: Episode 169: "We Will Overcome" ft. Tom Wetzel

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Today, I'm joined by labor organizer Tom Wetzel, author of the new book Overcoming Capitalism: Strategy for the Working Class in the Twenty-First Century.  Pick up a copy of Tom's book, .  Support Coffee with Comrades on , follow us on  and , and visit our . Pick up a Coffee with Comrades shirt or coffee mug at . Coffee with Comrades is a proud member of the . Coffee with Comrades is an affiliate of the . Check out our ! Our logo was designed by .

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Episode 168: Episode 168: "Turf Wars" ft. Kristian Williams

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In this edition of Coffee with Comrades, we sit down with Kristian Williams, author of the new book . Kristian and I explore the long history of counterinsurgency, the emergence of gang-style political formations in the imperial core, the efficacy of community armed self-defense, and so much more.  Pick up a copy of Kristian’s latest book, . Visit Kristian’s . Support Coffee with Comrades on , follow us on and , and visit our . Pick up a Coffee with Comrades shirt or coffee mug at . Coffee with Comrades is a proud member of the . Coffee with Comrades is an affiliate of the . Check...

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Episode 167: Episode 167: "Care without Fear" ft. Bruce E. Levine

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I recently sat down with Bruce E. Levine to talk about his new book . In my conversation with Bruce, we touched on a whole host of things: freethinking, care work, peer-to-peer mutual aid groups of psychiatric survivors, horizontal versus hierarchical modes of care, and Spinoza. Lots of Spinoza. Pick up a copy of and check out Bruce's . Support Coffee with Comrades on , follow us on and , and visit our . Pick up a Coffee with Comrades shirt or coffee mug at . Coffee with Comrades is a proud member of the . Coffee with Comrades is an affiliate of the . Check out our ! Our logo...

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Episode 74: Episode 74: "Eating the Other" ft. Alisha Gaines

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This week, we sat down with Dr. Alisha Gaines to talk about racialized empathy, the failures of white liberalism, collaborative pedagogy, and authentic solidarity. Support Coffee with Comrades on , follow us on and , and visit our . Pick up a Coffee with Comrades shirt or coffee mug at . Coffee with Comrades is a proud member of the . Coffee with Comrades is an affiliate of the . Check out our ! Our logo was designed by .

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Episode 164: Episode 164: "Thriving in the Ruins" ft. Peter Gelderloos

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Today, I’m very excited to share a conversation with you that I had with Peter Gelderloos, author of the new book The Solutions Are Already Here, available now through Pluto Press. Peter and I talk about why “climate change” doesn’t quite capture the urgency of ecological catastrophe, why a fixation on “fossil fuels” is a strategic error, the kinship relations that inform our intricate and intimate connections to all living critters and the planet itself, indigenous wisdom and situated knowledges, and a whole helluva lot more. Pick up a copy of !  Follow Peter Gelderloos on...

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Episode 166: Episode 166: "Like Mushrooms Thriving Amidst Ruins" ft. Gareth Damian Martin

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In this week’s edition of Coffee with Comrades, I’m joined by writer, artist, and game designer Gareth Damian Martin, developer of the new indie RPG Citizen Sleeper. Gareth and I talk about Citizen Sleeper’s systems, structures, and mechanics, its vast cast of NPCs, themes of precarity and symbiosis, and the importance of mushrooms. Like Gareth’s game, neither of us came up with many answers for how to survive–and thrive–in the ruins of capitalism, but the conversation was immensely edifying and I hope you’ll enjoy it, too. You can download right now with a GamePass subscription...

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This week, we sat down with Dr. Alisha Gaines to talk about racialized empathy, the failures of white liberalism, collaborative pedagogy, and authentic solidarity.