Episode 45 – a bunch of conversational nonsense

This is an interview with a friend in AZ who remains anon. Anyone who lives there will immediately know who this is and what our relationship is. This conversation had an audience which clearly impacted it at several points. tick tock 45 1:00 Shit talk about how bad @ podcasts are 7:00 Ideas about interesting […]

Episode 44 – How do we fight?

As a person who has been involved in the post-left anarchist space I’ve had a fight or two with other anarchists. How did we do that? What was off and on the table? Was there a winner/loser? Was it the right thing to do? This conversation is with Julio, our friend from the LA apocalypse, […]

Episode 42: Isaac V – 1970-1972

In this episode we sit and talk about their Bay Area Situationist supergroup that provided a real critique of the countercultural left. You can find this material on the Bureau of Public Secrets website. John Zerzan, Point Blank, Micheal Lucas (local Bookchinite), James Carr (George Jackson) and other local luminaries guest star. In this conversation […]

Episode 41: Atassa

This episode of the Brilliant is an active discussion between Bellamy, Aragorn!, and Wil about the new LBC journal project Atassa. It is worth checking out as an introduction to the journal and an exercise about how to think about revolutionary (or not) practice in a world where terrorism no longer has any meaning. Eco-extremism […]

Episode 40: Antifa I

This is not an hour of critique against antifa politics. It’s an attempt to discuss and frame the current time where one of the “teams” that is fighting for our attention happens to be the antifa team. This is more meta than not. There is a fight larger than this one. Where do we begin? […]

The Brilliant Podcast

I’ll build on this over time but the history of The Brilliant podcast is that it started with three people and now one is left (Aragorn!). More as it develops. (137)

Episode 39 (s02e10) – Isaac Cronin IV: 1969

Show trail of 68. Printshop and video. Boredom. MIT occupation. The council for the erruption of the marvelous. Named after Boston group named Council for Conscious Existance. Tony Verlaan. Lists & Whiteboards. Probe into the spectacle. King Collins. The founding members of CEM. The goal was to be gadflys on the left. NY Situationists. Shoplifting […]

Episode 38 (s02e09) – A new host

Time rolls on and things change. While I don’t think we have seen the last of Bellamy he did not want the pressure of this recurring podcast and is no longer going to co-host the show. This is our first episode with a new co-host, Julio, from Los Angeles. We have known each other for […]

Episode 37 (S02e08) – Isaac III

This episode is part two of our series of interviews with Isaac Cronin where we discuss his interesting life. This episode discusses the peak of Berkeley’s activist past and the struggles around the Vietnam war and whatnot. (396)