brontë velez on The Necessity of Beauty ⌠PART 2⌡ /140

brontë and Ayana’s ripe conversation explores topics including appropriating propaganda and memetics, reorienting ourselves away from the spectacle of terror, tending to erotic energy and sensual spaces, and the nuances around beauty and aesthetics in dominant culture.

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brontë velez on The Pleasurable Surrender of White Supremacy ⌠PART 1⌡ /139

Ayana and brontë delve into topics surrounding authentic expression, the distortion of feminine and masculine powers, beauty and aesthetics, queerness, dominatrix energy, and power as agency.

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THE BUREAU of LINGUISTICAL REALITY on Seeding New Language /138

Heidi, Alicia, and Ayana break through the limits imposed by dominant languages, and invite radical freedom of expression to enrich our unique identities, experiences, our relationships with each other and with the earth.

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RAJ PATEL on Cheapness in the Age of Capitalism /137

Raj and Ayana discuss cheapness in relation to the prison industrial complex, the invisibility of domestic labor and care work, the fallacies of fair trade, and the enclosure of the commons.

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COREY LESK on Warming Winters and Southern Pine Beetle Migration /136

Ayana and Corey discuss the implications of southern pine beetle expansion, how forest structures will shift, the threat to native biodiversity, the importance of cold winters, and how forestry measures are not the solution.

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PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA on Finding Uncommon Ground /135

Ayana and Pádraig explore the language of uncommon belonging; how we must learn from our shame and the danger of forgetting history, the life cycle of violence, the nature of colonial power, and how to confront the inheritance of privilege.

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RICHIE RESEDA on Dismantling Patriarchy /134

Richie and Ayana examine how harmful patriarchy is to us all, why we must let go of our limited understanding of crime, the geography of prisons, and meaningful and revolutionary organizing in prisons.

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TARA HOUSKA & RUTH BREECH on Divesting from Toxic Capitalism /133

Join us as Tara, Ruth, and Ayana navigate the worlds of man camps and resistance movements, track money trails, meet face to face with European banking leaders, and enter the boardrooms of America’s wealthiest shareholder meetings.

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RACHEL HEATON & ROXANNE WHITE on Funding, Fossil Fuels and Femicide /132

This week’s episode seeks to shed light on the ongoing, urgent crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls or MMIWG that remains largely invisible in public life and mainstream media.

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DONNA HARAWAY on Staying with the Trouble /131

Ayana and Donna’s fascinating conversation this week winds through topics like the reclamation of truth and “situated knowledges,” the importance of mourning with others, the etymology of “Anthropocene,” the place of forgiveness in movement building, and the urgency of making non-natal kin.

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PUA CASE on The Heart of a Mountain ⌠ENCORE⌡ /130

This week we rebroadcast Pua Case’s interview in honor of the heart of a mountain and the rising of a Nation.

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LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE 2019⌠ON LOCATION⌡ /128

This conversation explores the nature of festival culture, village living, and our inherent desire for community.

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ROB GREENFIELD on Confronting Convenience /123

Take a moment to drop in this week and meditate on your own practices as you listen to Rob and Ayana’s insightful reflections on growing food and foraging, reimagining wealth and de-monetizing your life, how to hold and move through hypocrisy, and the importance of addressing intersectionality and structural oppression in this work.

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