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Best Activism podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Activism podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Find out what happens when women break the rules - those unwritten but all too real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (formerly Stuff Mom Never Told You) tackle questions through their trademark obsessive research, stories from rule-breakin’ ladies and a solid dose of delightful feminist rage.
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Clint Smith III. DeRay also dives in deep with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders to better understand the issues. New episodes every Tuesday.
 
Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests for this comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each week they discuss topics "all 21 first century feminists agree on" while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an E ...
 
Team Human is a weekly podcast and set of resources enabling human intervention in the economic, technological, and social programs that determine how we live, work, and interact. This is media as cultural resistance and a path to social change.
 
Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.
 
UnF*ck Your Brain is the podcast for high-achieving feminist women who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. If you know you’ve accomplished a lot professionally but still secretly feel like you’re unqualified….if you want to feel confident but you worry about what everyone else thinks about you...if you want to succeed but fear failure...this podcast is for you. In each episode Master Certified Confidence Coach Kara Loewentheil, J.D., will teach you how to overcome socia ...
 
Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.
 
The drug war, covered by drug users as war correspondents. Crackdown is a monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode will tell the story of a community fighting for their lives. It’s also about solutions, justice for those we have lost, and saving lives.
 
How is global warming shaping our lives? And what can we do about it? We connect the dots, from fossil fuels to extreme weather, clean energy to public health, and more. Join Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University for a daily 90-second podcast about climate change, where we confront reality and share inspiring stories of hope.
 
Bitch Media is a feminist response to pop culture, home to whip-smart writers, artists, and activists who analyze popular media with an eye on gender, race, class, and sexuality. A new Bitch podcast comes out every Thursday: Popaganda is a 45-minute in-depth exploration of themes ranging from stand-up comedy to sex work and Backtalk is our quick, fun conversation about the week in pop culture.
 
Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.
 
Healing Justice Podcast is a virtual practice space, bridging conversations at the intersections of collective healing & social change. Hosted by organizer and healing practitioner Kate Werning, each week we share a conversation with a powerful social justice leader, and an accompanying audio practice to help resource you in your leadership and the wellbeing of you and your people.
 
In an internet era characterized by comment section wars, devastating clapbacks, and anonymous vitriol, Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuders step out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human on the other side of the screen. Join Dylan as he connects people who have clashed online – from old friends to complete strangers — to explore why we believe what we believe, how we relate to each other on the internet, and just what a phone call can accomplish. Don’t be fool ...
 
The Klepper podcast is a companion to the new docuseries "Klepper," available now on the Comedy Central app. Jordan Klepper isn't behind a desk in New York City. He's sinking in a boat with environmental protesters in a Louisiana bayou. He's packing moving boxes with one of the nation's first Native American Congresswomen in New Mexico, and he's posting bail at the Fulton County Jail. Go behind the scenes of the front lines of American activism as Klepper breaks down some of the most complic ...
 
Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great ...
 
"The best goddamn communist podcast, period."—Tom O'Brien, From Alpha to OmegaThis is Swampside Chats. The podcast where communists shoot the shit about current events, history, political economy, and theory."You are free not only to invite us, but to go yourselves wherever you will, even into the Swamp. In fact, we think that the Swamp is your proper place, and we are prepared to render you every assistance to get there. Only let go of our hands, don’t clutch at us and don’t besmirch the gr ...
 
The Appeal is a podcast, hosted by Adam Johnson, on criminal justice reform, abolition and everything in between. Each week we will feature fascinating interviews with those covering, working in, and most affected by the American criminal system; from lawyers to activists to reporters to the formerly incarcerated. The Appeal will unpack the latest efforts to shine a light on––and radically rethink––the largest prison state in the world.
 
The Weekly List is a podcast hosted by Amy Siskind, author of The List. It supplements the popular Weekly List on our website, www.theweeklylist.org, which tracks the ever changing new normals of American politics. The podcast gives greater context to the "not normal" news items from the previous week, and will highlight a few stories and changing norms from the Trump regime that you may have missed.
 
“By Any Means Necessary” on Radio Sputnik is hosted by Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman and aims to connect the political, social and economic movements shaping the world around us. With a sensibility informed by movements from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter with a dash of Occupy, the show elevates the people and narratives that (while often ignored) are driving some of the most important changes in the world.
 
The Final Straw Radio is a weekly, anarchist show eminating from occupied Cherokee lands in so-called North Carolina and featuring the voices of folks engaged in struggles for liberation and the creation of rad culture since 2009. We're also syndicated on a few community radio stations around the U.S. We frequently also feature radio commentaries from anarchist prisoner Sean Swain and are a proud member of CZN (The Channel Zero Network) and ARN (The A-Radio Network). Check out our past archi ...
 
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In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Black Agenda Report editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberly to talk about her new book, "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents," why so little has changed in the treatment of Black people at the hands of the presidency, why the ruling class is so invested in whitewashing the racist reco…
 
In this segment, hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Francis Boyle, Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, to talk about the escalations between Turkey and Russia in the Idlib province of Syria, the role of the U.S. government in fomenting the violent conditions currently facing the Syrian people, the histori…
 
In this segment, hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Ian Goodrum, senior editor of China Daily, to talk about the U.S. State Department's designation of several Chinese media outlets in the US as "foreign missions" of the Chinese government, where the reclassification fits into the State Department's broader information war against…
 
The most consequential event this year in climate is the 2020 U.S. Election. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gets real with us on why some people should be held criminally liable for not acting on climate science, why he's optimistic about the future, and how climate as a voting issue can beat Donald Trump. Pre-order Tom and Christiana's …
 
This post Is the Knockout Game a Lie? People keep saying so, but it just keeps happening. by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. Follow Is the Knockout Game a Myth? A lie? Aww hell no. It wasn’t two years ago when I did this documentary. And it is not today when I turned the audio of my KO G…
 
This post Is the Knockout Game a Lie? People keep saying so, but it just keeps happening. by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. Is the Knockout Game a Myth? A lie? Aww hell no. It wasn’t two years ago when I did this documentary. And it is not today when I turned the audio of my KO Game doc…
 
California has been at the forefront of America’s climate fight since Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the country’s first major climate law in 2006. The state’s suite of policies for decarbonizing the economy survived industry-funded attacks in court and at the ballot box, and remained largely consistent under Democratic and Republican govern…
 
On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Brandon Sutton, host of the Discourse Podcast, to talk about why the Democratic debate in Nevada was so vitriolic, who the big winners of the contest were, whether Mike Bloomberg's campaign can survive the brutal verbal beatdown he suffered on stage las…
 
In this segment, Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Patrick Henningsen, co-founder and executive editor of 21st Century Wire, to talk about the allegations by Julian Assange's legal team that Dana Rohrbacher offered a pardon to Assange on behalf of Donald Trump on the condition that Assange could prove the source of John Podesta's leake…
 
This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss comments made by Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, insisting that women could avoid sexual assault by not placing themselves in risky situations. Plus we read some great listener notes that start conversations. READ “Ceremonials” by Katharine Coldiron is a twelve-part lyric novella inspired by Florence + th…
 
Do you always feel behind at work - at home - in life? Do you have a to-do list that just never seems to end? Are you overwhelmed and anxious about getting everything done? Whatever your organizational system (or lack thereof!), I can help you level it up so you can clear out your brain and focus on what matters. I’m hosting a free 30-minute traini…
 
In this episode of The Solecast I chat with Scott Olsen and Graham Clumpner of About Face (Formerly known as Iraq Veterans Against The War). Scott and Graham were both involved in Occupy Oakland, Scott is most famously known for almost getting killed when OPD hit him in the head with a bean bag round that was followed by the first general strike in…
 
It’s up to us to free Myon Burrell! 17 years ago, Myon was charged and convicted of a murder that he did not commit. He is completely innocent, and has been in prison since 2002. We can't just stand by. Today Shaun lays the framework for how we will free him. Listen for two action steps that should leave us looking within. Visit FreeMyonBurrell.com…
 
Abdul El-Sayed is a public health expert, former Health Commissioner of the City of Detroit, progressive activist, and former Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate. He joins David to talk about how his Egyptian-American heritage shaped his appreciation for democratic ideals and institutions, his career in medicine and what he learned as a pra…
 
In this episode, of The Green Flame, we speak with Sakej Ward. Sakej (James Ward) belongs to the wolf clan. He is Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq Nation) from the community of Es-gen-oo-petitj (Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick). Having taught, organized, advised and led various warrior societies from all over Turtle Island down into Guatemala and Borike (…
 
Join me this week to discover how practicing the skill of managing your mind can be the greatest gift you can give yourself. I’m now more kind and compassionate to myself in moments of intense suffering and negativity, and you too will get to see the transformations that are truly possible if you apply this work. Get full show notes and more inform…
 
Bryan and Erin come at you LIVE from 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn, NY for a special Throwing Shade! Get ready for everything from putting curses on Ryan Magers and Steve King to seeing the good in the nightmares of 2019 on this jam-packed episode. Plus, the fabulous Cole Escola joins to talk worst wigs in Broadway, Olivia de Havilland dresses at aucti…
 
This post NBC: White Racism causes tumors in black people. by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. Follow NBC recently made a startling medical discovery: White Racism causes tumors in black people. Especially microagressions that you need mind reading to detect. This follows by just a few we…
 
This post NBC: White Racism causes tumors in black people. by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. NBC recently made a startling medical discovery: White Racism causes tumors in black people. Especially microagressions that you need mind reading to detect. This follows by just a few weeks ano…
 
On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Dr. Bill Honigman, California State Coordinator and Co-Coordinator of the Healthcare as a Human Right Issue Organizing Team for Progressive Democrats of America, to talk about the upcoming debate in Nevada, why organized labor continues to go unmentione…
 
Playing for Team Human today, mental health counselor and author of "Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control" Steven Hassan. Hassan joins Team Human to discuss how today's political movements constitute cults, his experience being recruited by the Moonies while in college, and why mass civic education about…
 
To celebrate Black History Month, Erica interviewed Desmond Cole, a writer, activist and radio host based in the Toronto-area. They discuss his new book, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power which documents the anti-Black racism in 2017 and examines it through the lens of a Black Canadian. Read Desmond's 2015 story about police b…
 
Well, hi there, puddin’! Grab a breakfast sandwich and your Fun Guns, because in this week’s podcast Feminist Frequency Radio is taking on Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). We’ve been anticipating this movie for quite some time, at best with ambivalence and at worst with skepticism. Media headlines and frothing f…
 
Parenting is hard, no matter who you’re parenting. But parenting a child with special needs is a task that some people hold up as the most heroic act of them all. Not so, says today’s guest—and she explains why. Vania Deeney is a mom, engineer, and Catholic Latina whose daughter was diagnosed with a genetic condition in her third trimester. Vania a…
 
This post Fellas say: ‘Safe spaces for me, but not for thee.’ by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. All over the country, Fellas are crying out for safe spaces where they can be protected from white people. But they have nothing to say when confronted with the every day reality of black vio…
 
This post Fellas say: ‘Safe spaces for me, but not for thee.’ by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. Follow All over the country, Fellas are crying out for safe spaces where they can be protected from white people. But they have nothing to say when confronted with the every day reality of bl…
 
On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Joel Segal, National Director of Justice Action Mobilization Network, to talk about why Bernie Sanders' electoral successes are being overshadowed by Bloomberg purchasing his way into the Democratic nomination race, whether Bloomberg is capable of energ…
 
Mexie (@mexieYT) from Vegan Vanguard joins Breht to have a wide-ranging and deep discussion on Nature, Meditation, Psychedelics, Dialectics, and much, much more! Find Mexie's YT channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/Mexie Find the Vegan Vanguard podcast here: https://veganvanguardpodcast.com/ Outro music 'Crow' by Mount Eerie Find his music here:…
 
We'll be back with more Mad Men tales next week, we promise! While we're out chasing leads, listen to this great interview from Emily Atkin with The Guardian's interim CEO Anna Bateson about that publication's decision to stop taking ads from fossil fuel companies. Transcript and more info here: https://www.drillednews.com/ Subscribe to Heated: htt…
 
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Google's boundary redraws, college loans, the Party of Lincoln, and the Kentucky Derby. Then, DeRay sits down with community Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist to discuss criminal justice reform, tech feedback, and how there is a path forward for Flint. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-afr…
 
This post The GOP is now officially on board with the Greatest Lie of our Generation. by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. The GOP is now officially on board with the Greatest Lie of our Generation: The hoax of black victimization and white racism. And they did it in a tweet blaming white …
 
This post The GOP is now officially on board with the Greatest Lie of our Generation. by Colin Flaherty appeared first on White Girl Bleed a Lot, Knockout Game, black on white crime. Follow The GOP is now officially on board with the Greatest Lie of our Generation: The hoax of black victimization and white racism. And they did it in a tweet blaming…
 
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