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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 ...
 
You want to hear a secret? So does Teresa Lee. That’s why she invited comedians to spill the beans to her about something they want to get off their chest. Whether it’s a story about catfishing a crush, sabotaging a college roommate, or ghosting on an ex - you’ll hear the truth that’s never been heard before. Rants, apologies, and secrets - Teresa is here to listen to her guests let it all out. Don’t worry, you can tell her anything.
 
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Teresa releases her third annual solo confession, this time sharing how difficult it is to make choices, because she gets overwhelmed with wanting to make the right one. She talks about how this has stunted her emotional growth in relationships, and how she has worked to now understand how choosing is empowering, even when the choice is wrong. List…
 
This week on The Final Straw Radio, we spoke with Dylan and Enzo of Unity & Struggle. Unity & Struggle, or U&S, is an anti-state communist collective spread across the so-called US. Their members publish essays and engage in local organizing activities. Enzo recently authored a short essay entitled “How Do We Stop A Coup” which had editorial contri…
 
Teresa talks to long time comedy friend from NY Irene Hartmann about how she worked through trauma to find happiness in 2020. She discusses working in a fulfilling but stressful political job, how she managed her anxieties in a positive and productive way, and how she feels about the pandemic and future of the country.…
 
This week, you'll hear Ruchell Magee speak about his struggle over 57 years to be heard in the California court system and appeals to US Federal courts. Ruchell is the lone, surviving prisoner-participant of the August 7th, 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion, lead by Jonathan Jackson and including prisoner rebels William Christmas and James McC…
 
Teresa talks to filmmaker Russell Goldman about using his pain to make his films. They talk about how his social anxiety after a breakup inspired him to write his latest short "I Make Good Sounds At Parties". They discuss how he first explored and discovered he was bisexual and play a game where they make headlines bisexual. Watch Russell Goldman's…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re sharing an interview that I did with Hannah Dobbz, author of “Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States”, published by AK Press. This interview originally aired on March 31st, 2013. From the original post: “Hannah was also the creator of the documentary “Shelter: A Squatumentary”. We talk a…
 
Hannah Berner confesses that she farted on a guy while they were fooling around, and discusses how she got over the embarrassment. Teresa and Hannah discuss the constrictions of feminine expectations as well as healthy dating habits and trauma. Hannah Berner is a cast member on Bravo's Summer House, and the host of the new talk show Chat Room. You …
 
This week, we’re airing a presentation by Mark Cook from Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo, NY. This was recorded on February 18th, 2016. From the announcement on Kersplebedeb.com for the event: “Mark Cook is a former Black Panther, member of the George Jackson Brigade, and political prisoner. Twenty four years in prison could not break his spirit…
 
Dominique Gelin confesses that she wants more from Democrats and believes speaking the truth, even the ugly truth, will help us get closer to the ideals we are aiming for. We talk about how to trust yourself to ask for help when you need it, and how we shouldn't fake org*sms when it comes to political leaders. Dominique Gelin is the co-host of Ladi…
 
This week on The Final Straw, we present a conversation that I had with Lorax B. Horne, a non-binary writer and journalist from Canada, Ecuador and the United Kingdom who is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the data transparency collective, Distributed Denial of Secrets, or DDOSecrets. In June of this year, the collective released roughly 269 gigab…
 
This week we had the opportunity to connect with Delee Nikal, who is a Wet’su’weten community member, about updates from the Gidimt’en Camp that was created to block the TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline (or CGL) that Canada is trying to push through their un-ceded territory. In this interview Bursts and Delee speak about ways folks can get invo…
 
Teresa talks to comedian Irene Tu, who confesses that during quarantine, she looked up an ex-girlfriend she hasn't spoken to in years and discovered her baby blog. They discuss the impulse to check on ex's and discover they both learned to speak English when on their first day of school. Irene Tu has performed at Clusterfest, Outside Lands, opened …
 
This week we are pleased to present a guest interview with author Kristian Williams about his new book Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde which was released in June 2020 from AK Press. I found this interview extremely illuminating, perhaps like many other people who might not have strong ties to either acad…
 
Teresa talks to a machine learning expert Douglas Clarke who gets into the nitty gritty of how machine learning algorithms are trained and come out biased in instances like law enforcement facial recognition programs and more. We discuss the similarities between parenting and machine learning, and Teresa is shocked to learn tarot cards and the occu…
 
Prison By Any Other Name: Vikki Law on Toxic Reforms This week we speak with author and activist, Vikki Law about the book Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, just out from The New Press and co-authored by Maya Schenwar. We speak about how reform and so-called 'more humane' 'alternatives' to incarceration such as …
 
Troy Walker confesses that he is a democrat, in the sense that he not only votes democratic, but also finds value in the way the Democratic Party and its leaders have attempted to bridge the gap towards progress through their policies and actions. We deconstruct the criticisms of Joe Biden from the liberal left and why centrist has become a negativ…
 
This week we are airing a conversation that Bursts had a few weeks ago with Aric McBay, who is an organizer, farmer, and author about his most recent book called Full Spectrum Resistance published by Seven Stories Press in May 2019.. This book is divided into 2 volumes, and from the books website [fullspectrumresistance.org]: “Volume 1: Building mo…
 
This Good Confessions episode is PACKED with positive quarantine vibes, we go back to the first month of remote podcasts and recap only the positive intros from each episode, including an all new good confession from Teresa at the beginning, and a Confidant submitted confession at the very end. Enjoy! Guests include Ify Nwadiwe, Cody Heller, Camero…
 
Its not uncommon to hear pundits and regular folks making comparisons between the crises we are now facing and other historical moments, such as the 1920s in Germany or the global rebellions of the 1960s. But is this an effective approach for gauging the potential of now? For the hour, anarchist author and activist Peter Gelderloos shares some of h…
 
Jason Saenz confesses that he has a tough time having tough conversations in friendships, romantic relationships, and how he has worked through and made progress in his patterns with his now wife and partner. Jason Saenz is a standup comedian and actor, recently appeared on Comedy Central's Corporate, and co-created the show Ya Killin' Me with Nick…
 
We Need To Spread This Freely: JN On HK Under National Security Law This week, I speak with JN, an anarchist who works with the decolonial, leftist HongKonger platform, Lausan, talks about where the uprising against Chinese integration in Hong Kong stands, the National Security Law, tankie and rightwing narratives and international anti-authoritari…
 
In this episode Tareq and Hannah discuss the new edition of the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines. They review some favourable changes to the guidelines - including a chapter about weight bias and a new way that the authors are defining obesity. Then, it's time for a Q&A! You asked, and we answered your questions! Follow us on Ins…
 
Stevie talks about how she discovered her body, sexuality, and how wanting to have a dick during sex helped her discover she was lesbian. We talk about her experience growing up in a conservative community with gay parents, and more. Stevie Wain is a standup comedian and the host of That's So Gay. You can follow her at @stayfunny_wain.…
 
RVA In The Uprising with L and Buzz This week, we’re going to hear two specials in two separate episodes, basically exploding radio edition into it’s components. In this one you’ve clicked on, you’ll hear L, who works with the Richmond Community Bail Fund, and Buzz talk about their experiences in the streets and doing anti-repression work in Richmo…
 
Omaha In The Uprising with Mel This week, we’re going to hear two specials in two separate episodes, basically exploding radio edition into it’s components. In this one you’ve clicked on, you’ll hear Mel B from Omaha, Nebraska talk about the city, the protests there including the killing of James Scurlock on May 30th, the mass arrest of 120 people …
 
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