philanthropy

Emma hosts Drew Pendergrass, doctoral student in Environmental Engineering at Harvard University, and Troy Vettese, environmental historian at the European University Institute, to discuss their recent book Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future From Extinction, Climate Change, and Pandemics, on putting together a socialist model for a society that operates without economic markets and with respect for ecological […]
Sam and Emma host freelance journalist Alexander Zaitchik to discuss his recent book Owning The Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine From Aspirin To COVID-19 Vaccines, on the development of patent regimes from an attempt to democratize knowledge to a system of corporate and institutional control. Zaitchik begins by walking Sam and Emma back to the inception of […]
Sam interviews Jennifer Berkshire & Jack Schneider of the Have You Heard podcast about their book,  A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School.” Jack begins by giving a brief history on the origins of the anti-public education movement in Bary Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign, as a response, […]
Sam and Michael break down this week’s top headlines and then Sam rolls an interview he did with Diane Ravitch (@DianeRavitch) on her new book, Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools.  On today’s show: Trump deflects on VA hydroxychloroquine study and NIH assessment: “I don’t know…we’ll take a […]
Michael Brooks hosts Rob Larson  (@IronicProfessor), professor of economics and author of Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley, to discuss his piece in Jacobin, “Bill Gates’s Philanthropic Giving Is a Racket” and why billionaire-fueled philanthropic endeavors amount to flashy public relations stunts. On today’s show: Brian Kilmeade fears that Bernie holding onto delegates means socialism will live on. […]