Episode 69 – Bloomberg is an Oligarch with Struggle Session

Episode 69 – Bloomberg is an Oligarch with Struggle Session

 
 
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Posting and podcast legends Jack Allison and Leslie Lee III join us to discuss Bloomberg, Lis Smith, and how “independent Democrats” (aka Republicans, but also whatever both parties uphold the neoliberal hegemony) use unlimited funds to buy elections, stop progressive legislation, and promote fascist police tactics all over the world. Follow NY Communities for Change to support disruptions at Pete Buttigeig and Joe Biden Wall Street fundraising events. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

On Lis Smith and the IDC’s reign of horror over NYC: https://jacobinmag.com/2019/12/mayor-pete-buttigieg-mckinsey-democrats-rich-people-2020

Giuliani’s consultancy company and Brazil: https://theintercept.com/2018/10/05/rudy-giuliani-amazon-contract-brazil-election

“That is not democracy. Plutocracy!” Queen: https://twitter.com/adrielhampton/status/1227717735649439744

Queers Against Pete: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/pete-buttigieg-san-francisco-queer-activists-fundraiser

Horrible Bloomberg Parody songs thread: https://twitter.com/jackallisonLOL/status/1228819885456642048

Video: City Hall Reporters Glibly Joke About Stop & Frisk Using Gangnam Style: https://gothamist.com/news/video-city-hall-reporters-glibly-joke-about-stop-frisk-using-gangnam-style

Follow Benjamin Dixon, the podcaster who unearthed clips of Bloomberg’s unmitigated racism he tried to bury

Episode 68 – Identity and Electoral Politics

Episode 68 – Identity and Electoral Politics

 
 
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The Iowa Caucus broke everyone’s brains, us included! We discuss the fallout from the Democratic establishment’s botched attempt at rigging the results for everyone’s favorite small-town CIA asset Pete Buttigieg. Then we discuss the different ways identity and electoral politics are weaponized against the working classes. Spirit bombs up for Bernie! But check in with us this time next year maybe we’ll be Maoists. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 67 – Bernie Must Win

Episode 67 – Bernie Must Win

 
 
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OK is fresh off #FTP3, and Lucia is getting over a brutal flu so we decided to examine the conversation around self care, community care, and Medicare for All. We’re critical of a clickbaity Mashable article advocating for community care, but are ultimately relieved by its conclusion (“plenty of people don’t have the means and the time.”) We are wary of liberals trying to co-opt grassroots community building and market collectivism as a way to cut standards of living instead of utilizing it to demand universal healthcare. Basically, we really need Bernie to win, we need to ease the suffering, and we need to lessen the boot to sustain our communities and build effective protest movements. The times are pretty dire folks! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 66 – Qanon Memes with Zach Phillips

Episode 66 – Qanon Memes with Zach Phillips

 
 
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We dive into the strange world right-wing memes with our friend Zach Phillips (@floydphill), who we met thanks to Street Fight Radio! The Qanon people correctly identify that they are being fucked over by a ruling global elite, but instead of attributing that to a class politic their framework becomes muddled with a white supremacist and transphobic identity politic. We discuss the growing leftist case for “Epstein didn’t kill himself” sentiment. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Zach’s Collection
Parsons grad goes full Qanon
David Dees has been on the right ring conspiracy art market for a while, apparently he was a former Sesame Street illustrator!!

Episode 65 – Internet Platforms with Darcie Wilder

Episode 65 – Internet Platforms with Darcie Wilder

 
 
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Internet royalty Darcie Wilder joins us to discuss Contrapoints, cancel culture, social capital, data collection, disinformation campaigns, and the futility of media work in the gig economy. She really played all the hits, and it was an absolute delight! For more please check out her column in The Outline. Support us on Patreon to hear the first part of our conversation where we get into juicy gossip, personal stories, and some truly killer food opinions. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Also someone pay us $$$ to start a video game stream. Dead serious about that. We would kill it.

Check out the “DSA” Podcast Here: https://www.humorandtheabject.com/pod

Episode 64 – Holiday Musical Spectacular!

Episode 64 – Holiday Musical Spectacular!

 
 
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Happy New Year from A&L x ok.glass!! This is a postmodern free-flowing discussion with nice piano songs in the background. We’re in a weird form fresh off of CATS, 2019 and some stressful holiday stuff. To hear the episode we recorded directly before this (and enter in a chance to win $20) please support us on Patreon. We discuss strategy, electoral politics, local politics, international politics, the politics of mental health, and who should probably be murdered, parody parody parody. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 63 – Plátanito Protest

Episode 63 – Plátanito Protest

 
 
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We originally recorded this episode as a Snackcast, our bonus feed, but liked it too much. Apologies for any munching and crunching, and for the even more causal tone than normal. We discuss working in Chelsea and art fairs as young people, insidious bootstrap mentalities, and the importance of centering marginalized workers. Don’t fall into spectacle mindset, if you must make a banana response please consider the janitorial/service workers that are often forgotten in this discourse (read about their protest in Miami here). If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Link to the UAWMF action in solidarity with striking garbage workers video and our episode about them: https://twitter.com/ArtandLaborPod/status/1030106437698166784

Episode 62 – Amazon x Hudson Yards OTP

Episode 62 – Amazon x Hudson Yards OTP

 
 
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Warning that this episode is gets into some heavy allegories, we’re very raw in our feelings. That said, we discuss the latest on Amazon NYC, which despite the AOC spin, is NOT A WIN. We also touch on the latest Art Miami Basel controversy spectacle, and the state of gentrification and unionization. Plus we make a bunch of references to Rick and Morty, The Irishman, and Promare. It’s a postmodern nightmare. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 61 – Truck Life

Episode 61 – Truck Life

 
 
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OK and Lucia discuss burnout, survival gigs, the realities of gender presentation, and universal emotions. How does art influence the ruling class? And how do we examine our proximity to wealth, even if we aren’t collecting a living wage from that proximity. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 60 – Marathon Man with Leslie Lee III

Episode 60 – Marathon Man with Leslie Lee III

 
 
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We’re joined by podcast legend Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii) to discuss the 1976 classic film Marathon Man. Dustin Hoffman plays a young graduate student roped into a high-stakes plot involving US intelligence agents, sadistic Nazis, and millions of dollars in gems. We explore the story’s underlying pro-communist elements and artistic motifs. It’s Struggle Session x Art and Labor!! Get some!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com