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Episode 163: "Horizontal Mentorship" ft. carla bergman

Coffee with Comrades

Release Date: 04/05/2022

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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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 Mastadon....

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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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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, Just anarchy. 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.