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Episode 158: "Creation & Destruction, Bloc by Bloc" ft. Out of Order Games

Coffee with Comrades

Release Date: 01/25/2022

Episode 165: Episode 165: "Toward an Anarchist Critique of Psychiatry"

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Chris, a psychotherapist with sixteen years in the field, joins me to critique the psych profession. We explore the history of psychology and psychiatric coercion, the violence and carceral logic implicit in locking away the "insane." We discuss the ways in which neurotypicality is constructed to serve the hegemony of the ruling class. Chris and I examine the ways that capital and the state regiment our minds, cajoling, commanding, and controling. We also touch on the emerging concept of "mad liberation." It's a pretty wide-ranging conversation. I hope you enjoy it. Follow Chris on . ...

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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 163: Episode 163: "Horizontal Mentorship" ft. carla bergman

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On this week's edition of Coffee with Comrades, I am joined by carla bergman to discuss the pamphlet she co-authored with scott crow, . carla and I explore intergenerational struggle, burnout, the general utility of peer-to-peer mentorship, anarchist conceptions of authority, trusting kids, cultivating kinship, and a whole lot more.  Follow carla on , visit her , check out and , and pick up a copy of . 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...

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Episode 162: Episode 162: "Room for Everyone..." ft. Jay Dragon & Mercedes Acosta

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Today, we’re sharing an interview with Jay Dragon and Mercedes Acosta, two of the developers, designers, and writers behind the brand new TRPG Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast which, as of today, is officially available to support on Indiegogo! We had a really lovely conversation about sanctuary, refuge, transgender characterization, seeing elements of yourself reflected back at you in your writing, twitter beef, drama in leftist milieus, and the joy of finding community together. I’d strongly encourage you to visit the campaign website and support their game. I’ve had a peak behind-the-scenes...

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Episode 161: Episode 161: "Trans Liberation, Now!" ft. Charli Ash

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This week, I am joined by my friend and comrade Charli Ash to talk about, well, a whole helluva lot. In this dialogue, Charli lays out trans* history, including how transgender folks have been pathologized, how trans* folks have accessed medical care for transition, the pathologization of transness, and a whole bunch more. Then, we transition to looking at the current moment and the anti-trans and homophobic legislation in places like Texas. We even touch on the struggles of folks in Ukraine and how Putin’s crackdown on the LGBTQ+ community prefigured the reactionary playbook being used...

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Episode 160: Episode 160: "Went to Bed in a Failed State, Woke Up in a Fugue State" ft. Sole & DJPain1

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I recently caught up with Tim Holland Pacal Bayley, better known as Sole and DJ Pain 1, to chat about their forthcoming record, Post-American Studies, out this week on the record label Emergency Hearts. Tim, Pacal, and I had a humorous, wide-ranging chat about the record, its themes, and the artists’ shared musical history. Pick up a copy of by Sole & DJPain1. Follow Sole on , listen to , and peep his . Follow DJPain1 on and check out his . 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...

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Episode 159: Episode 159: "Directions to Move Towards" ft. Margaret Killjoy

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On this week's edition of Coffee with Comrades, I sit down with Margaret Killjoy to discuss the new edition of A Country of Ghosts, an anarchist utopian fantasy novel.  Pick up a copy of !  Follow Margaret on and listen to .  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 158: Episode 158: "Creation & Destruction, Bloc by Bloc" ft. Out of Order Games

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In this episode of Coffee with Comrades, T.L and Greg, designers of the forthcoming third edition of Bloc by Bloc: Uprising join me to discuss the game’s revamped mechanics, new and emergent gameplay, mutual aid, insurrection, and so much more. In many ways, this conversation functions as a follow up to an earlier episode of Coffee with Comrades, If you haven’t listened to that episode, we definitely recommend you check it out, but it’s not essential. This episode definitely stands on its own merits. Check out  Follow and on Twitter. Follow Out of Order Games on and...

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Episode 157: Episode 157: "Bedtime Tyranny (& Other Myths)" Children's Liberation & Radical Parenting

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This week, I’m sharing a conversation I had with my family about children’s liberation and parenting as radicals. The dialogue is pretty wide-ranging. We talk about the “bedtime discourse” that sparked the idea for this episode, chat about unschooling, the limitations of “abolishing the family,” parenting as anarchists, how to be good models as adults in kids’ lives, the tension between individual autonomy and our communal responsibilities, parenting under capitalism, and a whole lot more. Follow Megan on .  Support Coffee with Comrades on , follow us on and , and visit...

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Episode 156: Episode 156: "Bread Santa - A People's History of Christmas" ft. Liz of Rebel Steps

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Did you know that “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” is secretly a song about stealing from the rich? Did you know the “Lord of Misrule” was the original holiday party animal? Did you know solidarity and justice are the real reason for the season? “Bread Santa” is a holiday special, a people’s history of Christmas. Liz, of Rebel Steps, joins us to discuss the pagan origins of Christmas in Yule and Winter Solstice, the Roman Empire’s hegemonic institution of Christianity, the Puritans’ reactionary conservatism, Fox News’ war on Christmas, and so much more. So, pour yourself...

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In this episode of Coffee with Comrades, T.L and Greg, designers of the forthcoming third edition of Bloc by Bloc: Uprising join me to discuss the game’s revamped mechanics, new and emergent gameplay, mutual aid, insurrection, and so much more.
In many ways, this conversation functions as a follow up to an earlier episode of Coffee with Comrades, Ep. 22: The Magic Circle-A. If you haven’t listened to that episode, we definitely recommend you check it out, but it’s not essential. This episode definitely stands on its own merits.