Teach Me Communism

Teach Me Communism

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Episode 77: Listener Q&A 7
November 11, 2021

Another trip to the mailbag to answer some questions about: the spectrum between workers and bosses, another interpretation of the Borg, vaccine mandates, a closer look at the Hue Massacre, veganism,

Episode 76: What‘s a Co-Op?
November 04, 2021

Co-ops: What are they, how are they structured, how do they work? What's the difference between a consumer-owned or worker-owned co-op? Are they good for the cause? We answer these questions and more.

Episode 75: What Does Witchcraft Have to Do with Marxism?
October 28, 2021

The title sounds like a setup for a bad Halloween joke, but in this episode, we're taking a look at a Philosophy Tube video called Witchraft, Gender, and Marxism. If this sounds like the perfect combi

Episode 74: Who Was Leon Trotsky?
October 21, 2021

Another biography, and this time, it's that guy with the cool hair and glasses. We talk about Trotsky's many contributions (and machinations) in the Soviet Union, which include a ton of newspapers, pa

Episode 73: Is Star Trek Communist? Part 2
October 14, 2021

More space communism! This episode covers Deep Space 9 and Voyager, as well as many other topics because honestly this was a 4 hour recording session and it was a doozy. But a fun doozy.   Check us ou

Episode 72: Is Star Trek Communist? Part 1
October 07, 2021

It’s time for one of our favorite topics: Fully-Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism! But what does that have to do with Star Trek? Maybe more than you think. Plus, we’re joined by our first EVER gues

Episode 71: The Conquest of Bread, Part 2
September 30, 2021

We’re back for part 2 of the bread book! Topics include hobbit houses, bad art takes, lifeboats, zoos, and grapes. Oh and like, anarchism, obviously.   Check us out on social media: Merch: https://www

Episode 70: The Conquest of Bread, Part 1
September 23, 2021

We’re putting on our anarchy-communist hats this week as we look at Peter Kropotkin’s seminal work, The Conquest of Bread. This covers chapters 1-5. Join us next week for part 2!   Find the reading he

Episode 69: Socialist Republic of Vietnam Part 2
September 16, 2021

We’re back for part 2 of the history of the socialist republic of Vietnam! This time: war, atrocities, and scandals. Plus, what’s an economy to do when they’re recovering from a war and have no trade

Episode 68: What are the Origins of Labor Day?
September 09, 2021

Where does Labor Day come from? What's up with that other holiday in May? The answers to these questions and more include a case of mistaken identity, a parade, and unions! Plus, we answer a listener