Historian Eric Foner on slavery, freedom, and contemporary US politics.
The Nostalgia Trap is hosted by David Parsons. It features interviews with academics, artists, writers, and other fascinating folks, connecting personal histories with real politics.
Journalist Liza Featherstone on women, Walmart, and the future of American labor.
Doug Henwood on the question of the state, how to stop Hillary Clinton, and why today’s left should embrace its counterculture roots.
Sarah Jaffe explores how the new tools, tactics, and styles of young radicals are changing the Left.
How do figures like Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins contribute to Islamophobia in American culture?
Economist Josh Mason on the future of working-class politics in the United States.
Jayashree Kamble on how she combined her interest in romance novels with her growing political consciousness.
Neil Meyer on growing up in Detroit and whether the Right’s losing ground in the “culture war.”
Historian Steve Brier on the study and practice of working-class politics.
Sarah Leonard on the Democratic Party and her formative political experiences.
David Zeiger on the antiwar GI movement.
James Oakes on why the Left should study the movements that abolished slavery.
Frances Fox Piven on her political development and life’s work with popular movements.
Joshua Freeman on the United States’ post-war evolution and what lies ahead for labor.
Lavelle Porter on race, sexuality, and the “politics of respectability.”
An interview with Clarence Taylor on communism, civil rights, and the New York City Teachers Union.
An interview with poet and critic Ammiel Alcalay.
An interview with Barbara Garson on her activism and the social experience of income inequity.
An interview with Corey Robin on the American Right.
An interview with 15 Now activists on Kshama Sawant and the struggle for a living wage.