Category Archives: Black Sheep Podcast

017: The Poetry of Ben Balthaser; “Dedications”

This is the actual, for real episode 17. When Tessa and I first started talking about doing a podcast about a year ago, we talked about getting Ben Balthasser on to do a poetry reading as an example of the … Continue reading

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Episode 016: Hillbilly Nationalists with James Tracy

Alright, well only after recording the interview saying #17 did I check and realize that its actually the 16th episode. Woops. Anyway, this episode is an interview with James Tracy, co-author of the book Hillbilly Nationalists: Urban Race Rebels and … Continue reading

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015: Doug Lain on his book Billy Moon

We interviewed Douglas Lain, author and host of the podcast Diet Soap (and Pop the Left). Doug recently published a new book, Billy Moon, about the fictional meeting of Christopher Robin Milne and students in the Paris General Strike in … Continue reading

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014: Quebec Student Strike interview

Back in July, I got hooked up with Lazlo Bonin and Frank Lévesque-Nicol when they came through Madison to do a talk for the Democracy Conference. Lazlo and Frank have been touring the Americas talking about the student strike last … Continue reading

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013: California Hunger Strikers, Jesse Strauss

While on their bike tour across the West Coast, Tessa did an interview with Jesse Strauss, an activist with Critical Resistance, about the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes, which just reached the 50th day at the time of the interview. This … Continue reading

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Episode 012: Low-Wage Workers & Commentary

This week’s episode is my reporting and commentary from the low-wage worker walk-outs in Wisconsin. Below I’ll also post the transcript of my commentary, which I’ll try to keep updated… This episode is my reporting and commentary on the Low-Wage … Continue reading

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Episode 011: Frank Emspak, Labor and American Communism

Episode 11 is an interview with Frank Emspak, who I know from a number of things around Madison. I originally wanted to title the post “Biography of An American Communist”, following the book by Peggy Dennis, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Episode 10: Pacific Coal Train, Zoltan Grossman

While out on their bike trip, Tessa did an interview with a former teacher and activist friend, Zoltan Grossman. Zoltan’s been a longtime indigenous solidarity activist, so we put together some questions about the coal elevator moving through Washington State … Continue reading

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Episode 09: Disability Rights and Ravi Malhotra

Just finished Episode 9: Disability Rights with Ravi Malhotra. For the episode, we spoke with Ravi Malhotra, a disability advocate and legal scholar at the University of Ottawa. Ravi’s the co-author of an upcoming book, Exploring Disability Identity and Disability … Continue reading

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Episode 8: The Precariat, Interview with Charlie Post

In this episode of Black Sheep Radio, we talk to Charlie Post, author, sociologist and supporter of the group Solidarity, about the idea of the “precariat” and worker organizing in general. The idea of the precariat has gained some popularity … Continue reading

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