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Heterodox economist Nia Cola and Zero Books' C Derick Varn have a friendly "debate" (agreeing on more they than they disagree on as it turns out) about MMT vs. orthodox Marxist economics. We don't exactly settle the issue for all time but it is a good medium-deep dive into some important aspects of the controversy. To get the full episode and every…
 
Jason Quick of The Athletic joins the show to talk about Damian Lillard's workload without Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum, Nassir Little's growth, Rodney Hood's struggles and the comfort levels of Robert Covington and Derrick Jones Jr. -- Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us…
 
A Special Delivery Mailbag episode answering listener submitted questions about Nassir Little's improved shooting, Carmelo Anthony's post ups and a whole bunch of trade ideas. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blaze…
 
Emma Vigeland denies being a "Cuomosexual" and discusses the life and work of the late Rush Limbaugh. Pascal Robert does a deep dive on American and Haitian revolutionary history. Ben and Forrest discuss Ben's recent debate with right-wing megapastor Douglas Wilson. There's a lot going on in this one. Independent creators rely on your support to cr…
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about Gary Trent's future, whether Enes Kanter is under appreciated, and who is the Blazers second best player. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers lost for the first time in seven games and it exposed some of their obvious flaws. Can this team defend enough to win important games? Can Damian Lillard and the coaching staff ever solve a trapping defense? Do all dogs really go to heaven? Yep, all the familiar stuff. Also the numbers behind Dame’s post All-Star snub sur…
 
Portland's own Ian Karmel (@IanKarmel), the head writer of The Late Late Show on CBS and host of the podcast All Fantasy Everything, joins the show to talk about the joy of watching Damian Lillard, introducing his girlfriend to Blazers fandom, reaching celebrity fan status and All-Star votes. It's a good one. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Sla…
 
Jacobin Deputy Editor Micah Uetricht wrote an excellent essay for The Nation about socialist scholar and frequent anticipator-of-disasters Mike Davis. You should read it--and join the Patreon so you can listen to the whole interview! Mike Davis' Forecast for the Left: https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/mike-davis-old-gods-set-night/ Independ…
 
A Special Delivery Mailbag episode answering listener submitted questions about the Blazers as Hollywood gold, new lineup wrinkles and intriguing trends that might pay off in the postseason. If you want to get your question answered on a future mailbag show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music…
 
Ho hum, another brilliant late game performance from Damian Lillard. Plus a look at the Blazers young players development, an update on CJ McCollum's ankle and so preemptive thoughts on the Blazers signing Blake Griffin. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting O…
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about Gary Trent's future, whether Enes Kanter is under appreciated, and who is the Blazers second best player. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for…
 
Shaun Richman talks about his excellent book "Tell The Bosses We're Coming" (https://redemmas.org/titles/34879-tel...​). Nathan J. Robinson talks about being fired from The Guardian for making a mild joke about U.S. military support for Israel. David Griscom talks country. Independent creators rely on your support to create the content you want! Su…
 
The Blazers have won four in a row. Let's talk about what we know about this team plus an update on the Dame-less minutes and West Playoff Tiers. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! cbdMd Visit cbdMD.com to receive 20% OFF your next order when you use the promo code NBA at checkout. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy b…
 
A bonus, spillover mailbag episode answering listener submitted questions about the Blazers win over the Sixers, the team's best case scenario and championship window and how to build an elite defense. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com.…
 
Writer and cohost of Dissent Magazine’s Know Your Enemy podcast Sam Adler Bell joins Ben Burgis for this week’s Patron-only episode. Sam and Ben discuss a piece that Sam wrote for The Drift, “Doctor Do-Little​ | The Case Against Anthony Fauci“ (https://www.thedriftmag.com/the-case-...​). Sam explains the arguments for and against severe criticism o…
 
The latest from Atlanta where they are getting ready to host an NBA All-Star game that players don't want and fans are confused over. LeBron James sends the Lakers into overtime against the Thunder. The Suns ended the Milwaukee Bucks win streak. Karl-Anthony Towns returned for the first time since contracting COVID-19. A 5-team trade in the WNBA. A…
 
Katie Heindl (@wtevs), a writer Dime and host Uhh Basketball and Dishes & Dimes joins the show to talk about better alternatives to the national anthem, Anfernee Simons' growth and how the Blazers are mirroring the Raptors timeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Ben and Forrest watch a clip of Michael Brooks and talk about future plans for the show. There's a preview of Thursday's patron bonus episode featuring Sam Adler-Bell talking about his piece on Dr. Fauci in The Drift (https://www.thedriftmag.com/the-case-against-fauci/). Ben debates libertarian Adam Kokesh (https://adamvstheman.com/) on the Civil W…
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about Terry Stotts' coaching job, Carmelo Anthony's playing time and Robert Covington's defense impact. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked …
 
The Blazers went 3-3 on a six-game road swing? Taking stock of what we learned from the trip, the good and the bad from 12 days on the road and a look ahead at the Blazers mini-homestand. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! cbdMd Visit cbdMD.co…
 
The Blazers played without six players due to injury, including Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. So of course handily they beat the No. 1 team in the East on the road. We all saw this coming. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! cbd…
 
Zero Books editor Doug Lain joins Ben to talk about tech censorship, free speech, the media's stance during the Trump years, and more. For the full episode and every other Thursday episode for patrons, support Give Them An Argument on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis​. Patrons also get access to the Discord and regularly scheduled "Discor…
 
Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) of NBC Sports Northwest joins the program to give an update on post-ankle surgery Zach Collins and discuss the rest of the Blazers banged up roster. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! cbdMd Visit cbdMD.com to re…
 
Ben plays a sadly evergreen Michael Brooks clip about U.S. aggression toward Iran. Krystal Ball comes on to get into Biden's uninspiring firs two weeks in office. Ben and Forrest do a deep dive on Biden's terrible record. David Griscom talks George Jones. There's a preview of Ben's conversation with Doug Lain about free speech and tech censorship. …
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about Nassir Little's career-night, Carmelo Anthony's recent struggles and a whole bunch of trade ideas. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked…
 
Let's take a moment to appreciate Damian Lillard. He gave the basketball world (outside of Chicagoland) a moment of pure joy on Saturday evening so let's take a moment to appreciate his magic. Then let's talk about Western Conference playoff tiers and where the Blazers stack up in the early postseason chase. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slap…
 
Why wait until the 20-game milepost when you already know the truth. Seventeen games into the season we know everything there is to know about this team. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! cbdMd Visit cbdMD.com to receive 20% OFF your next ord…
 
Amber A'Lee Frost from Chapo Trap House and Jacobin Contributing Editor Daniel Bessner chat with Ben about their co-written Jacobin article "How the QAnon Cult Stormed the Capitol." (https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/q-anon-cult-capitol-hill-riot-trump) This is a free public preview. To get the full episode, support Give Them An Argument on Patreon: h…
 
Erik Garcia Gundersen (@Erik_Gundersen) of The Associated Press and LebronWire.com joins the program to talk about the recent play of Anfernee Simons, new wrinkles from the Blazers coaching staff and why Harry Gilles needs an expanded role in the Blazers offense. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo…
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about Anfernee Simons, zone defense and shooting slumps. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's w…
 
Ben and Forrest break down Biden's inaugural address and his first week in office. Katie Halper, Daniel Bessner, and Rania Khalek come on for an all-star panel on Biden's foreign policy. Forrest plays a teaser of the patron-exclusive episode dropping Thursday with Ben's conversation with Bessner and Amber A'lee Frost about their excellent Jacobin p…
 
There is one statistic that will define the Blazers next six weeks and maybe their entire season. Plus, the team clearly benefitted from a couple real practices during a week away from games that showed up in big and small ways in an ugly win over the Knicks Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/t…
 
Looking ahead to Blazers next week after five days off, plus part two of an interview with Jason Quick of The Athletic where we talk Gary Trent Jr.'s consistency and why Dame might be primed for scoring binge Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!…
 
Jason Quick of The Athletic joins the program to discuss the Blazers week of postponed games, injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic and how the team moves forward from here. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protei…
 
Every month Nando Vila, Wosney Lambre, and Mike Recine have been joining Ben to discuss an episode of the Sopranos. This time they're discussing Season 1, Episode 3 ("Denial, Anger, Acceptance"). This is a free public preview of a patron-exclusive episode. To get the full episode and every other Thursday patron episode, support Give Them An Argumen…
 
CJ McCollum is out at least four weeks with a fractured left foot. Here is how the team will replace his production. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and u…
 
Michael Albert talks about his model of "participatory economics." David Griscom talks about Kris Kristofferson and Vic Vaiana talks about Black Sabbath, Ben and Forrest talk about MLK's radical politics, the Great Trump/Fascism Debate, and how mafia movies give us a sense of what life might be like in an anarcho-capitalist "utopia."…
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about CJ's absence, offensive stagnation, trading for a big man and Derrick Jones Jr.'s dunks. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blazer…
 
Jusuf Nurkic fractured his wrist. It's a bummer. Injuries suck. But the Blazers have to play more basketball games. So where do they go now? Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. …
 
Dasha Nekrasova of the Red Scare podcast joins Ben Burgis to discuss Red Scare’s permanent ban from Twitter at the same time that Trump was banned. Later in the conversation they talk about Red Scare's politics and sense of humor, the prospects for a successful socialist project in the United States, and a lot more. This is a free public preview.…
 
James Harden getting traded to the Brooklyn Nets is good news for CJ McCollum in more ways than one. Plus, Mailbag Monday spillovers landing on a Thursday. What could be better? Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a prote…
 
Brandon Sprague (@BrandonSprague) of 1080 The Fan joins the show to talk about the Blazers first 10 games, CJ McCollum's start to the season and how much he loves Enes Kanter's rebounding ability, Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar B…
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about CJ's dominance, Stotts' coaching and Ben Folds Five. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's…
 
Thaddeus Russell argues with Ben about socialism. Ana Kasparian discusses the state of the left and the legacy of Michael Brooks. Bryan Atinsky shares a cautionary tale about free speech from his experience on the Israeli left. Ben previews his conversation with Dasha from Red Scare. Vic Viana has technical issues. Other than that last part, this o…
 
CJ McCollum moved into the Top 10 on the Blazers all-time scoring list on Saturday. So where does he rank among the franchise's all-time greats? Plus, a deeper look into NBA play-type data and where the Blazers go after two blowout wins. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support U…
 
Professor Djene Bajalan (https://twitter.com/djenebajalan) joins Ben this week for a Patron-only episode that seeks to give a basic lay-of-the-land regarding Kurdish nationalism and the resultant liberation struggle. This is a free public preview. For the full episode and every other patron-only episode go to patreon.com/benburgis.…
 
It's a good old fashion three segment hodgepodge looking at Jusuf Nurkic's improved play, the Blazers bad loss to the Bulls and easy win over the Timberwolves. Plus, Nassir Little returns to the court for the first time in 10 months. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By…
 
Dave DuFour of The Athletic (@DaveDuFourNBA) and like eleventy billion podcasts joins the program to talk patience early in a strange season, Jusuf Nurkic's struggles and the Blazers defense. It's a good time. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors…
 
In this first episode with the new live format, Marxist economist Richard Wolff talks worker coops. David Griscom talks John Prine. Forrest Miller debuts in his new role as on-air producer. There's a tribute to Ben's late mentor Quentin Smith and a preview of the first patron-exclusive bonus episode (Episode 21 - A Beginner's Guide to the Kurdish L…
 
The latest edition of the Monday Mailbag answering listener submitted questions about Nurk's struggles, the Blazers inconsistency and Stotts' coaching choices. If you want to get your question answered on next week's show just a send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz…
 
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