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Best Zaid Jilani podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
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Updated August 2020
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For our regular listeners of Extremely Offline: It’s been a while! Since we effectively closed down XO, the world has gone to shit. We’re not necessarily saying the one caused the other, but just in case, we’re bringing the pod back, but under a new name. Zaid and I, along with our friend Shant Mesrobian, have launched a new show on YouTube called “The Backchannel,” and we’re going to stream it here as an audio podcast, as well. The format is a little different, and a little looser, than XO, ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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Trump’s experiment failed. His TV ads trying to gin up fear of protesters backfired. According to George Lakey, long time activist, retired Swarthmore professor, and author of many books, the center is now even more likely to defend against invasions The post Lessons from Portland: Notice What Our Power Is appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The right has spent years arguing that immigrants don't assimilate well into American culture, while the left has played up America's flaws, arguing that the country simply isn't as desirable as we're told. What if they're both wrong? On this episode, Zaid and Shant talk about a recent piece Zaid wrote for the online magazine Persuasion, in which h…
 
Why is the left starting to act more like the right? To answer that question, The Backchannel is joined by two of the country's most prominent left-of-center writers: Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald. The five of us discuss how puritanical attitudes have become so prominent on the progressive left. If you enjoy our sh…
 
The U.S. is experiencing an unprecedented surge in gun purchases by first-time gun buyers amid the pandemic and a period of civil unrest. We talk about why it's happening and what studies show the long-term consequences could be. Studies: Pandemics, Protests and Firearms: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3593956 Ecological and Cu…
 
Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy talk Kanye (and Kanye's mental health), Covid, Kelowna, glory holes, and Naked Athena. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on July 23, 2020. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, a…
 
Facing a well-funded challenger from within her own party, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) dispatched a mailer pointing out that he is backed by a number of out-of-state big donors who made their fortunes on Wall Street. An article in Vice News quickly pointed out that every donor listed is Jewish, leading to complaints by some that these mailers are antise…
 
Chaos and anarchy engulfing America. Won’t that be the result of “defunding the police?” A Trump ad (audio included herein) gins up that fear. But using war-fighting methods and equipment demonstrably feeds and exacerbates violence. Fighting crime after the fact The post Defund Police? How Dangerous is That?! appeared first on Keeping Democracy Ali…
 
This week, Laura and Meghan discuss Bari Weiss' resignation from the New York Times, CEOs getting bonuses for reaching "diversity goals," and Bumble reaching 100 million users. But most of all: FREE BRITNEY. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on July 16, 2020. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to…
 
Former Ohio Republican governor John Kasich will get a starring role at the Democratic Party's national convention this year. Meanwhile, a group of former Republican consultants are making big bucks with the Lincoln Project, a Super PAC blanketing the airwaves attacking Trump. The left, understandably, feels like it's lost control over the election…
 
Has the National Labor Relations Board gone woke? A ruling by an all-male, all-Republican three-member panel says that employees who use offensive language during a labor dispute can now be fired for that language. Zaid Jilani, Leighton Woodhouse and Shant Mesrobian discuss whether this move towards political correctness is actually cover to make i…
 
The current system clearly tends to worsen already bad situations. Forcing people to see who they are as “bad,” not just they they did bad things. Did you ever think about how we came up with the prison system in The post “Prison Reform” We Can Do Lots Better. Now. appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Faced with large scale protests and a dire economy, cities around America are defunding their police services. Everywhere from Baltimore to Seattle to Portland are considering large cuts or have passed large cuts in the recent weeks and months since the protests started after the death of George Floyd. Many would argue these cuts would improve poli…
 
By intentionally eroding the traditional wall of separation between church and state, the current Supreme Court is essentially overturning anti-discrimination laws. Under new rulings in the name of “religious liberty,” the right wing dominated court allows institutions receiving public money The post Supreme Court Brings Back Legal Discrimination a…
 
This week, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy discuss Mary Kay Letourneau, women who exploit men, the reaction to the Harper's free speech letter, Amy Cooper updates, cars vs video games, and more! This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on July 9, 2020. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to special conte…
 
It goes back to the 1300s actually and not just non-Christian people are affected; we all are. Often in subtle but meaningful ways. The understanding of the meaning of “patriotism” is involved. When one has this privilege, less exertion is The post Deeper Than You Thought: White Christian Privilege appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In 1980, candidate Ronald Reagan had the advisors and discipline to be subtle enough about racist messages. Southern white fundamentalists and the NAACP’s Ralph Abernathy all endorsed him for president. As our guest author Rick Perlstein says, Trump turned a The post Reagan’s Dog Whistles Worked; Trump Missed That Lesson appeared first on Keeping D…
 
Journalist Michael Tracey joins The Backchannel to talk about his trip interviewing people whose businesses were destroyed by rioting. Tracey's interviews highlight the human impact of the riots, demonstrating how many working class people and immigrants suffered from the consequences.By Zaid Jilani and Leighton Woodhouse
 
If the word conservative means anything, it means conserving and not wasting money. Especially public money. How long can politicians claim to be conservative when they studiously avoid looking at obvious waste? Billions, hundreds of billions, trillions. On the first The post Worshiping Waste As Long as It’s Military Waste appeared first on Keeping…
 
For our regular listeners of Extremely Offline: It’s been a while! Since we effectively closed down XO, the world has gone to shit. We’re not necessarily saying the one caused the other, but just in case, we’re bringing the pod back, but under a new name. Zaid and I, along with our friend Shant Mesrobian, have launched a new show on YouTube called …
 
Meghan Murphy speaks with Lisa Marchiano, a Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia and one of the hosts of the podcast This Jungian Life, about activism and movements as a new form of religion, as well as our codependent relationship with activists. Watch this episode on YouTube. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Pa…
 
The similarities are uncanny and deeply disturbing: Kaiser Wilhelm II and Donald Trump share an amazing number of attributes. Such as fascination with and envy of more powerful people, the need to belittle other heads of state, believing themselves physically The post Kaiser Wilhelm and Donald Trump: Brothers from Another Mother appeared first on K…
 
Karlos Dillard, revealed to be a grifter, may have finally pushed the Karen meme too far, revealing the destructiveness and false premise of of the trend. This week on The Same Drugs, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy continue the tired conversation about Karen. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on June 25, 2020. Please support my work…
 
Why does feminism seem hellbent on self-destruction these days? Well, it's nothing new... Jo Freeman wrote about trashing in the feminist movement back in the 70s. Today, thanks to online culture, it's ever more visible and pernicious. Rather than bringing women in, too often they feel pushed out. Those who try to make a difference, who end up in l…
 
The public is way ahead of politicians on this. Frightened of looking “soft on defense,” elected members of both parties duck and cover when polls show wide support for giving a serious haircut to the wild and woolly lands of The post “How Ya Gonna Pay for Medicare for All?” Here’s How appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Myths of glory and young men achieving manliness through combat serve to obscure the inherent moral injury. Especially in this period of a perpetual state of war. Without clear good guys and greater good clearly accomplished, today’s soldiers, and the The post War Myths and Moral Injury appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
This week, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy discuss Brandy Jensen's Jezebel article about Vile Meghan, Gwen Benaway's bamboozling of CanLit, and CHAZ. This episode live streamed on June 18, 2020 on YouTube. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on T…
 
Militarized police against African Americans and Africans as well. There’s a sharp rise in consciousness from the murder of George Floyd witnessed by millions. The many resources in Africa have been a curse for that continent, according to our guest The post BLM Movement and Shut Down AFRICOM appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Jonathan Kay is a journalist; the Canadian editor and podcast host for Quillette; a National Post columnist; and an author, whose forthcoming Fall 2020 book will be about the history of American film exhibition. I spoke with him on Tuesday, June 16 about the current state of journalism, the New York Times meltdown over Tom Cotton's op-ed, the ousti…
 
Is this possibly a time of reckoning? As with all significant change, those in most pain today are once again leading. With Covid 19 further squeezing already low income people, many are in desperation just to survive. America has been The post Which America Will Be Ours After the Pandemic? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
This week, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about J.K. Rowling, Wendy Mesley, Kathleen Lowrey, the fact that "safetyism" and cancel culture actually makes everyone feel UNsafe, and Meghan's 2007 Halloween costume. This episode live streamed on June 11, 2020 on YouTube. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on Patreon. Patrons get access to …
 
How is it that so many Americans who consider themselves religious can be so deeply devoted to a president who consistently lies and displays immoral behavior? Because Reagan and the two Bush presidencies failed; Trump is the first president to The post Trump and the Puritans: Now We Understand appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
On Friday, June 5, I talked to journalist Zaid Jilani about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the impact of rioting, defunding the police, privilege theory, Amy Cooper, and more. Zaid has published work at The Intercept, Jacobin, The Guardian, and Quillette. Read his article, "White People Behaving Badly: The shaming of Amy Cooper and the prob…
 
This week, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy talk about how unbearable white people on the internet are right now; #BlackOutTuesday, virtue signalling and faux-politicking online, in response to the protests against police brutality; white feminism; and staying in one's "lane." This episode was live streamed on YouTube on June 4, 2020. Unfortunately …
 
Coleman Hughes is a writer living in New York City who has contributed to Quillette, The Spectator, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. In 2019, he testified before a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee at a hearing on reparations for slavery. Meghan Murphy speaks with him and race and racism in America, the Black Lives Matter move…
 
In this week's episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally wonder who is the real Karen of the Ramble park debacle: Amy Cooper or Christian Cooper? Also, it turns out all Karens are not manager-calling, dog leash-policing yuppies. The Karen people are a historically oppressed group of people, persecuted and under attack since Burma became independent …
 
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about wearing cloth masks — purposeful? Or virtue signalling? Also, "sex workers" are complaining that influencers are dipping into their revenue stream on OnlyFans — why is everyone turning to porn and are professional "porn stars" losing out? This episode was live streamed on YouTube on May 21…
 
Denial is the final stage for a successful genocide. Since Nuremberg, we’ve heard the phrase “Never Again.” But that requires facing real history, hearing the voice of the victims not just the winners. Though the Turkish genocide of a million The post Never Again? Denying The Crime Is Part of the Crime appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Though President Trump openly tests the legal system and seems to flaunt the law, he may still have to answer and be held accountable. Yes, even though he’s made so many judicial appointments. Law professor and former general counsel to The post Trump May Yet Have to Answer to the Law appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Laura and Meghan are back with another live stream episode of The Same Drugs. This week, we talk about cancel culture and the Chrissy Teigen/Marie Kondo/Alison Roman feud. This episode aired on YouTube on May 14, 2020. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs …
 
Memorial Day 2020. In 2009 at age 23 Erik Edstrom went to Afghanistan as an infantry officer, Army Ranger, and became a Bronze Star Medal recipient. In this Memorial Day of the Covid 19 era, he dug up his journal The post Celebrated To Death: Afghan Vet on Memorial Day appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Ever since slave traders insisted the kidnapped people were enthusiastic about coming to America, many big businesses have thrived on lies. Remember doctors saying cigarettes were OK? Industrial Strength Denial is the name of a new book by former environmental The post Industrial Strength Denial: Is the Truth Still Powerful? appeared first on Keepi…
 
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