In Ep. 58: "An Exceptional Lack of Innocence," Danny Haiphong joined us to discuss American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.
Honestly, this is one of my favorite books of all-time. Top 3, for sure. The Left Page joined us for Ep. 47 and 48 of Coffee with Comrades to discuss Le Guin's magnum opus at length. Seriously, if you haven't read The Dispossessed, stop what you're doing and go read it right now.
In Ep. 120 of Coffee with Comrades, Pearson sits down with George Schmitz, drummer for the hardcore band Stick to Your Guns, to discuss Gabriel Kuhn's book, Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics. We also chat about STYG's EP, The Meaning Remains.
We're excited to bring you a conversation with Harsha Walia, author of Border & Rule, in the near future! Grab a copy and prepare the coffee for what should doubtlessly prove to be a lovely conversation. Ever since I first read Harsha's first book, Undoing Border Imperialism, her scholarship has spoken to me. At Coffee with Comrades, we recognize that every border is a scar cut into the face of the Earth. We must all strive to unbuild walls.
On Episode 8 of Coffee with Comrades, we sit down for a conversation with Mark Bray and Rob Haworth to discuss their upcoming book, Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader.
In Ep. 9: "Remember, Remember the 5th of November," we discuss the motion picture adaptation of Alan Moore's powerful graphic novel, V For Vendetta. We grapple with the story's political themes, the film's lackluster portrayal of its female and LGBTQ+ characters, the problematic antics of its titular "hero," the process of radicalization, and so much more.
Pearson sits down with Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It, in Ep. 26 of Coffee with Comrades. Shane is a film-maker and journalist based out of Portland, OR. His work has appeared in numerous outlets including Jacobin, Alternet, TruthOut, Salon, ThinkProgress, Waging Nonviolence, and many more.
Ep. 61 of Coffee with Comrades, "Anarchy or Annihilation," features a discussion of Post-Scarcity Anarchism by Murray Bookchin.
In Ep. 63 of Coffee with Comrades, "Exiles from the Future," we sit down for a conversation with Nick Estes, assistant professor at the University of New Mexico and author of Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. We spend the hour discussing indigeneity, decolonization, revolution, the Red Deal, the Red Power Movement, anti-imperialism, internationalism, and so much more.
In this seventy-fifth episode of Coffee with Comrades, we are joined by the historian and professor Danny Evans, author of the brand new book Revolution and the State: Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, out now from AK Press!
In Ep. 82: "Messy Beautiful," Cindy Milstein sits down for a conversation with Pearson about her new edited anthology, Deciding For Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy. In this episode, we chat about joy, grief, organizing in an era of COVID-19, direct democrac(ies), and the beautiful messiness of participatory praxis and collaborative decision-making.
In Ep. 86: "Tilting at Windmills," Pearson got to sit down for a whirlwind conversation with scott crow, anarchist, author, purveyor of fine records, and long-time community-organizer. We chat about scott’s radicalization, compassionate self-critique, the shortcomings of mass movement-centric forms of organizing, media and perception, and so much more.