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Latest Episodes

Antibody, Ep 1: Existing Conditions
May 31, 2020

Antibody is a new narrative series about how Covid-19 has changed everything and nothing at all. - In this episode: - Zoom Canvass (featuring Nikil Saval) - Hardwood Flesh (produced by Ari Mejia) - Dial 3 to Admit Your Personal Failure (produced by...

Introducing Antibody, a Dig special series on COVID-19
May 29, 2020

From The Dig and Jacobin: a new narrative series about how COVID-19 has changed everything and nothing at all. The first of three episodes is coming soon.

Ebola in West Africa with Adia Benton
May 23, 2020

Dan interviews anthropologist Adia Benton on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and what its politics reveal about the Covid-19 pandemic today. - Please support this podcast with your money at

Science for the People with Nafis Hasan and Frank Rosenthal
May 17, 2020

Dan interviews Frank Rosenthal on the history of the radical science organization Science for the People and Nafis Hasan on everything about a left-wing politics of science. - Subscribe to Science for the People at

From the archives: Beyond Economism with Nancy Fraser
May 09, 2020

Dan is playing catch up. Here's a fav interview from the archives: critical theorist Nancy Fraser on how a total analysis of capitalism requires analyzing capitalism's totality, including socially reproductive work that makes possible the world that ca...

Don’t Blame Robots with Aaron Benanav
May 01, 2020

Dan interviews Aaron Benanav, who argues that the problem isn't that robots are stealing our jobs but rather that capitalist growth is finding its limits and making jobs worse. - Read "Automation and the Future of Work" in New Left Review.

Bigger Than Bernie with Meagan Day & Micah Uetricht
April 23, 2020

Dan interviews Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht, the authors of Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism, to assess the campaign and the way forward. - Please support this podcast at

Blowback with Brendan James and Noah Kulwin
April 17, 2020

Dan interviews the makers of Blowback, a new podcast series telling the history of the Iraq War. - Blowback is available only on Stitcher Premium—and for a month you can listen for free. Go to and sign up with the code BLOWBACK.

Fear City with Kim Phillips-Fein
April 14, 2020

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 city where coronavirus is killing its poor and working-class...

Organizing Now with Sarah Jaffe & Jasson Perez
April 08, 2020

Dan interviews veteran organizer Jasson Perez and journalist Sarah Jaffe on left organizing amid covid and where it might go. - Support this podcast at