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When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.
 
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"Without living theologically, there can be no theology." (Jürgen Moltmann) Miroslav Volf interviews German theologian Jürgen Moltmann, who reflects on the meaning of joy, and its connection to anxiety, fear, wrath, hope, and love; he tells his own story of discovering—of being discovered by—God as a 16-year-old drafted into World War II by the Ger…
 
Bolivia-based Journalists Ollie Vargas and Camila Escalante push back against the lies spread by Western media and The State Department. Then labor organizer and TwinkRev contributing editor Esperanza Fonseca talks about capitalism, feminism and imperialism. Camila Escalante is the co-founder of Kawsachun News (https://twitter.com/KawsachunNews) in…
 
The economic benefits of immigration seem clear, but what if immigrants could harm our institutions? CATO's Alex Nowrasteh joins the show to discuss his new book 'Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions'. We talk about the fears that immigrants could lead to more terrorism, less freedom, and more corruption. Is there …
 
"Once a person has done evil, they have destroyed a significant part of themselves. They have made that turn towards non-being, non-existence, chaos, disorder, and loss. And so when you execute a person who has already done that kind of moral damage to themselves, not to mention all the damage they've done to other people, but at that point, the on…
 
Chris Smalls, who was fired by Amazon for protesting their abusive practices, & labor reporter Alex Press talk about the historic vote to unionize the amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.Chris Small was fired by Amazon for organizing a walkout to protest the way they were subjecting their worker to COVID-19. He is the founder of The Congress Of E…
 
Enroll now for our 7-week Life Worth Living Course through Grace Farms: http://gracefarms.org/life-worth-living. The course runs from May 4 to June 15, and we expect it to fill up quickly, so don’t wait to sign up! One of the most prominent visions of the good life present in Disney films could be called "expressive individualism," perhaps best cap…
 
Transit expert Alon Levy joins the show to talk about why building public transportation is so difficult and expensive in so many parts of the world. Why does New York lead the world in how expensive their subways are? Why is it difficult for certain countries to learn best practices from other countries? Which countries get it right, and what prac…
 
Thinking of the Christian church as a field hospital is a wonderful thought, but what happens when the very place you go to for healing becomes the locus of trauma? What happens to faith and flourishing when the hospital becomes a battlefield? For all the media attention given to cases of spiritual abuse, there is very little by way of psychologica…
 
How did the New Democrats help pass the COVID relief bill, and how do they plan to maintain the Democratic House majority in 2022? Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), a leader of the New Democrat Coalition, joins the show to discuss the New Dems and more. We discuss whether bipartisanship is still possible in today's Congress, why the GOP is so foc…
 
Theologian Angela Gorrell discusses her book The Gravity of Joy, a theological memoir that lays bare the experience of finding the bright sorrow of joy alongside devastating grief, suffering, and pain. The book recounts her experience of joining the Yale Center for Faith & Culture in 2016 as an Associate Research Scholar for our Theology of Joy and…
 
Has the way that Americans think about rights caused our politics to become more polarized and destructive? Columbia Law Professor and Facebook Oversight Board co-chair Jamal Greene joins the podcast to discuss his new book, "How Rights Went Wrong". Should we consider rights to be absolutes? Which rights count as rights, and what happens when one r…
 
Celebrate International Women's Day with The Katie Halper Show and more importantly, Kristen R. Ghodsee, author "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence." (https://kristenghodsee.com/) Ghodsee is a professor of Russian and East European studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of …
 
Celebrate International Women's Day with The Katie Halper Show and more importantly, Kristen R. Ghodsee, author "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence." (https://kristenghodsee.com/) Ghodsee is a professor of Russian and East European studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of …
 
Matt went onto the Solidarity Policy Center's podcast to debate Oren Cass on the question of providing cash child benefits to all kids (including the very poor!). I'm cross-posting the whole thing here in case you are a big enough sicko to do 103 minutes of this.Please subscribe to patreon.com/thebruenigs to get all our episodes.…
 
“For me, the spiritual task is to befriend reality in all its mess and complexity—to do that with grace." Krista Tippett joins Miroslav Volf for a conversation on the importance of engaging otherness on the grounds of our common humanity; her personal faith journey from small town Baptists in Oklahoma, to a secular humanism in a divided Cold-War Be…
 
We talk to one of the founding members of le poopoo Left about the Big Bang, consciousness, public school, and why everyone who voted for Bernie needs to find that old time spirituan-but-not-religion before the world descends into a flaming inferno. 0:00 - 5:56: Stream of consciousness introduction the SPC podcast from Tim. A long quote from David …
 
A Patreon-exclusive episode, now unlocked! Why are so many Americans dying in the opioid crisis? RAND Corporation researcher Bryce Pardo joins the podcast to discuss the history of the opioid crisis and fentanyl. We discuss why fentanyl is so much more dangerous than previous opioids, how the transition from other drugs to fentanyl took place, and …
 
"I look at joy as an act of resistance against despair and its forces. ... Joy in that regard is a work, that can become a state, that can become a way of life." Willie Jennings joins Miroslav Volf to discuss the definition of joy as an act of resistance against despair, the counterintuitive nature of cultivating joy in the midst of suffering, the …
 
Today we welcome back to the program Matt Bruenig. Matt is an American lawyer, blogger, policy analyst, commentator, and founder of the left-wing think tank people's Policy Project. He was a blogger for the American think tank Demos covering politics and public policy — and has written on issues including income distribution, taxation, welfare, ele…
 
Matt Croasmun honors theologian Willie Jennings and his work in After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging. Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Show Notes Willie Jennings, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum “Be ware the hidden curriculum." White, sel…
 
This week's episode is a joint episode of the Neoliberal Podcast and the PPI Podcast! Guest host Colin Mortimer sits down with Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read to talk about the ways Oregon is using its treasury to help Oregonians. They discuss the ins and outs of what a State Treasurer does, how to use the state's investment power to help citize…
 
Ali Abunimah (https://twitter.com/AliAbunimah) explains why SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's now infamous joke delivered by Michael Che about Israel's vaccination program is actually funny: because it's basically true. Medical Apartheid is always a knee slapper. Ali Abunimah is the founder of Electronic Intifada (https://electronicintifada.net/) and the autho…
 
Ali Abunimah (https://twitter.com/AliAbunimah) explains why SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's now infamous joke delivered by Michael Che about Israel's vaccination program is actually funny: because it's basically true. Medical Apartheid is always a knee slapper. Ali Abunimah is the founder of Electronic Intifada (https://electronicintifada.net/) and the autho…
 
"There is no poverty worse than that which takes away work and the dignity of work. In a genuinely developed society, work is an essential dimension of social life, for it is not only a means of earning one’s daily bread, but also of personal growth, the building of healthy relationships, self-expression and the exchange of gifts. Work gives us a s…
 
Assemblyman Ron Kim talks (https://twitter.com/rontkim​) about being threatened by Governor Andrew Cuomo for telling the truth about his administration's coverup of nursing home deaths. (https://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Ron-Kim) David Sirota (https://twitter.com/davidsirota) talks about his own journalism on Cuomo.…
 
"A strange necessity has been laid upon me to devote my life to the central concern that transcends the walls that divide and would achieve in literal fact what is experienced as literal truth: Human life is one and all humans are members of one another" (Howard Thurman, The Luminous Darkness). Sameer Yadav honors Howard Thurman, minister, theologi…
 
How and why is China imprisoning millions of Uighurs in their western province of Xinjiang? BuzzFeed News journalists Megha Rajagopalan and Alison Killing join the podcast to talk about how their reporting uncovered a vast network of secret internment camps in Xinjiang. We discuss how they found the camps despite coverups from the CCP, what life is…
 
David Walker was an early 19th-century black abolitionist and activist, who wrote An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World. Ryan McAnnally-Linz celebrates his ideas in this influential pamphlet that gave dignity, hope, and courage to slaves and freed black people alike, urging them to continue fighting for their freedom while the United State…
 
The Guardian fired its own columnist Nathan Robinson (https://twitter.com/NathanJRobinson​) over his totally inoffensive tweets about the special relationship between the governments of Israel and the United States, which both governments acknowledge and praise. Nathan (http://nathanjrobinson.com​), Editor of @CurAffairs (https://www.currentaffairs…
 
Support For the Life of the World, give to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: faith.yale.edu/give Shortly after Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March 2013, he released an exhortation, very similar to an encyclical, but addressed to a Christian audience. "Evangelii Guadium” or the "Joy of the Gospel,” begins by articulating the most p…
 
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