Episode

3/21 What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia w/ Elizabeth Catte

March 21, 2018

Journalist and historian Elizabeth Catte joins us to discuss her new book, “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.”

On today’s show: Austin bombing suspect blows himself up, Trump tweets his approval.

Elizabeth Catte joins us to discuss her book, “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.” The media paints Appalachia as a place with a monolithic culture, but it’s actually quite diverse. How the message of  JD Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” goes along with conservative theories about race and poverty. How liberals and conservatives both believe there are market solutions to poverty. Why people are talking about Appalachia now. The need for broader, more nuanced coverage of the region. Trump, Appalachia, and right-wing populism. How the left should reach out to those alienated by the political establishment.

On the fun half: What the leftists of today can learn from Red Vienna, militant workers’ movements, and the USSR’s treatment of anarchists. Sam accidentally says “black Africans” on MSNBC, recovers like a champ. Trump’s terrible toilet tweets. Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims we don’t “get to dictate how other countries operate.” Ben Carson still blaming his wife for home improvements. Should Chicago schools be rehabilitating Colin Powell’s image? Nine Democrats vote against joint resolution that would have ended US support for Saudi war in Yemen.

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