Episode 87 – Ria del Montana

This interview was by request of an anarchist news thread. While Ria does call herself an anarchist their primary interests appear to be animals (in the vegan sense of the word) and native plants (in the rewilding sense). This conversation ends up being a mix. I think both of us tried to respond to the […]

Episode 86 – Comedy with Michael Cohen

I didn’t know how sophisticated and interesting comedy was until about five years ago. I really fell in love with this kind of comedy by listening to podcasts for hours at a time while driving. The WTF podcast in particular was really interesting to me as it was two comedians talking to each other about […]

Season 3 of The Brilliant

Welcome to the first episode of Season three of the Brilliant podcast. Audio version – http://thebrilliant.org/podcast/episode-65-what-is-anarchism-in-2018/ The Brilliant podcast is about anarchist ideas and their implications. I’ll try to give a quick and dirty definition here but broadly anarchist ideas and theory concerns themselves with what anarchism could be, what anarchist practice is, what anarchism, […]

Episode 85 – Seaweed

In early fall I went up to British Columbia and met with Seaweed. This is a partial record of that meeting. We discuss learning/reading, history (specifically Montreal and Vancouver in the 80s), John Zerzan and Green Anarchy magazine, and more. “It all has to go” – MW 1982 Politics as personal attack (ancom vs green), […]

Episode 83 – Nationalism and bolo’bolo part III

TL;DR This is an interview with Gregor of Tribes magazine. His story (and article in Tribes) is about the move from “left anarchism” to national anarchism. The discussion is about WTF is left anarchism, National anarchism, and a kindred. This third episode on the question of nationalism wraps up the conversation with a nice bow. […]

Episode 82 – Nationalism and bolo’bolo part II

I have been wanting to talk about the line between tribalism and nationalism for years but it is a challenge. All sides take the conversation very seriously ON THE INTERNET whereas my experience IRL isn’t quite the same. I’ve found people willing to joke and tease each other about the categories that do and don’t […]

Episode 81 – Nationalism and bolo’bolo part I

I have been wanting to talk about the line between tribalism and nationalism for years but it is a challenge. All sides take the conversation very seriously ON THE INTERNET whereas my experience IRL isn’t quite the same. I’ve found people willing to joke and tease each other about the categories that do and don’t […]

Episode 80 – An introduction to Aragorn! II

I spent a week at the Labadie Collection this summer. I highly recommend it for any anarchist who wants to have a different, fuller relationship to anarchist texts. The librarians are great and very understanding of the anarchy people. While I was there I ran into the anarchist-known-as-Nikita who was doing a variety of great […]

Episode 79 – An introduction to Aragorn! I

I spent a week at the Labadie Collection this summer. I highly recommend it for any anarchist who wants to have a different, fuller relationship to anarchist texts. The librarians are great and very understanding of the anarchy people. While I was there I ran into the anarchist-known-as-Nikita who was doing a variety of great […]

Episode 78 – How to Disagree II: Layla AbdelRahim

Layla is a pleasure to talk to and so the fact that she is in this series of podcasts is a bit of a misnomer. Which is not to say that we agree so much as to say that our disagreements aren’t the focus of our conversation here. I’m happy to, and ended up, set […]