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Podcast: Let’s Talk About Youth Autonomy w/ carla joy bergman

This is a conversation with carla joy bergman, the editor of the excellent book “Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy” and co-author of the equally excellent book “Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times”, both published by AK Press. She’s also the co-host of the Grounded Futures podcast alongside her…

Podcast: Commoning in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps w/ Yafa El Masri

This is a conversation with Yafa El Masri, a Palestinian refugee researcher who grew up in Burj El Barajneh in Beirut, Lebanon. She’s currently finishing her PhD at the University of Padova in Italy.  We primarily spoke about her paper “72 Years of Homemaking in Waiting Zones: Lebanon’s “Permanently Temporary” Palestinian Refugee Camps” which she…

Podcast: The Meaning of Time in Prison w/ Morgan Godvin and Molly Hagan

This is a conversation with Morgan Govin and Molly Hagan.  This is how Morgan introduces herself on her website: “I spent five years addicted to heroin and four years incarcerated as a direct result of my addiction. I lost my mom and four close friends to  overdose. I found a system of injustice within the…

Podcast: The Islamic Regime of Iran Will Fall w/ Kiana and Vicky

This is a conversation with two Iranian activists, both of whom will remain anonymous for obvious reasons. ‘Vicky’ joined us from Tehran, and Kiana from Manchester. We talked about the recent Iranian uprising following the murder of Jina ‘Mahsa’ Amini and why ‘reforming’ the regime cannot work. We spoke about the strikes, the clear gendered…

Podcast: Against Multipolar Imperialism: An Internationalist Response w/ Kavita Krishnan, Promise Li and Romeo Kokriatski

I’m excited to share with you my convo with Kavita Krishnan, Promise Li and Romeo Kokriatski on why the idea of multipolarity needs to be understood & critiqued, and why the left cannot abandon anti-authoritarianism and internationalism. You can find the episode wherever you listen to podcasts. Kavita Krishnan is an Indian Marxist and Feminist…

Premium Episode 1: Watching Seinfeld as Arab Millennials w/ Ayman Makarem

This is the first ever premium episode on The Fire These Times, part of the drive to get more supporters to make this project more long-term. In which I talk about Seinfeld with fellow Arab millennial and writer (and previous guest of the podcast) Ayman Makarem. It’s that simple! What made that sitcom so special…

Podcast: The Memory We Could Be: Fear and Our Ecological Future w/ Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik

Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik is the Argentinian author of The Memory We Could Be: Overcoming Fear to Create Our Ecological Future and amongst the most fascinating thinkers I know. He’s also a good friend. We spoke about reckoning with past ecological violence of, bio-cultural memory and our collective ecological heritage. Basically, why we need to mix…

Podcast: Understanding (Anti-)Fascism w/ Shane Burley

This is an episode with writer and filmmaker Shane Burley, editor of the must-read book published by AK Press: “No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis.” It is an anthology of antifascist writing that takes up the fight against white supremacy and the far-right from multiple angles. From the history of antifascism to today’s…

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