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It Could Happen Here

A jaunty walk through the burning ruins of the old world, the one we all live in now, and a guide to avoiding the worst pitfalls along the road to a better world. It Could Happen Here season 1 ended with the possibility of a second civil war. It Could Happen Here Daily with Robert Evans, accepts collapse as a given, and tries to provide a roadmap to survival.

Tracks

Workers Protest in Modern China, Part 1
Chris talks with Cornell professor Eli Friedman about the last 30 years of workers protest in China leading up to the current protests.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24:42 12/08/2022
The Rail Strike is Dead, Long Live the Rail Strike
We discuss Biden and the Democrats forcing a terrible contract on rail workers, the horrific conditions of the railroads, and the consequences of both.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30:23 12/07/2022
The Uprising Returns to China
Christopher Wong introduces the new wave of mass street protests and worker uprisings in ChinaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:40 12/06/2022
New York Antifascists Confront the Far Right
Robert sits down with two New York City Antifascists to talk about the strategy behind different actions to counter far right organizing in the city.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:48 12/05/2022
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180:46 12/03/2022
Catching Up with Week Three of the UC Strike
James talks to Matt Ehrlich - a Spanish history PhD candidate at UCSD, about picketing, sustaining a strike, and the bargaining happening between striking workers and the UC.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34:54 12/02/2022
Resisting Turkish Imperialism in Rojava ft Debbie Bookchin
We talk with Debbie Bookchin and researcher Meghan Bodette about the revolution in northern Syria, the Kurdish freedom movement, and how to prevent Turkey from carrying out their plans to wipe it out.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52:19 12/01/2022
The Club Q Shooting
The entire crew stares into the heart of darkness and looks at the media and familial environment that produced the latest mass shooterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32:17 11/30/2022
Degrowth with Andrew, Part 2
Andrew talks with Chris and Robert about what kinds of infrastructure degrowth would require and the beneficial changes (no advertising, long lasting products among others) we'd get from it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:27 11/29/2022
Degrowth with Andrew, Part 1
Andrew talks with Robert and Chris about the history of Degrowth, and what it offers as an alternative to the cancerous logic of perpetual economic expansion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39:46 11/28/2022
Thanksgiving Fiction Special: The Thirty-Seven Marble Steps
In this extra-special Thanksgiving fiction special presentation, Margaret recounts the true origins of the Thanksgiving holiday and then reads a story from her new book, We Won't Be Here Tomorrow, to Sophie. Join Robert Evans, Margaret Killjoy and Sophie Lichterman for a special live episode of Behind the Bastards with Q&A. Upon purchasing your ticket, you’ll be redirected to the show screen where there will be a prompt for you to submit a question to the hosts. Questions are picked at random, but be sure to get yours in as it may be featured in the live episode.  The show will be available for replay for 7 days after the event. Tickets: https://www.moment.co/btb (1 Part)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35:56 11/23/2022
Updates Episode 2022
We give updates on some of the topics covered on the show during the past few months, including the UC Strike, anti-Queer rhetoric, and the midterms.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35:15 11/22/2022
Inside Twitter's Soul
Robert and the gang discuss the comments to a single Elon Musk tweet, which is more revealing and culturally important than you might guess.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38:21 11/21/2022
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248:00 11/19/2022
The Socialists Who Want 500,000 More Cops Part 2: Don't Talk About Race
We look at the broader intellectual project behind nominally leftist calls for more cops and the course of the so-called race-class debateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47:10 11/18/2022
The Socialists Who Want 500,000 More Cops Part 1: Lying With Statistics
We look at a recent call by two Harvard academics, one of whom is on the editorial board of Jacobin, for 500,000 more cops to end mass incarcerationSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40:34 11/17/2022
The UC Student Worker Strike
James and Chris talk to Alex and Tyler from UC San Diego about this week’s strike, what’s at stake, and how you can support 48,000 striking student workers.  https://www.fairucnow.org/support/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60:05 11/16/2022
The Red Wave That Wasn't
The crew talks with electoral analyst Jack Rasul about the recent midterm elections.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55:23 11/15/2022
The Effective Altruism Scam
We sit down to talk about the charity scam your least favorite billionaires love.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46:47 11/14/2022
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136:23 11/12/2022
How To Build A Revolution: Myanmar, Part 5
We conclude our series on Myanmar, and look at how the revolution is sustaining itself after more than a year and a half of fighting without international aid. Music for this series was provided by Rebel Riot, check out their Bandcamp here https://therebelriot.bandcamp.com/album/one-daySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:56 11/11/2022
How To Build A Revolution: Myanmar, Part 4
When governments around the world abandoned the spring revolution, Myanmar’s rebels found support from people all over the world instead. Music for this series was provided by Rebel Riot, check out their Bandcamp here https://therebelriot.bandcamp.com/album/one-daySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:52 11/10/2022
How To Build A Revolution: Myanmar, Part 3
The revolution moves from the streets of Yangon to Myanmar’s ‘shatter zones’  Music for this series was provided by Rebel Riot, check out their Bandcamp here https://therebelriot.bandcamp.com/album/one-daySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34:20 11/09/2022
How To Build A Revolution: Myanmar, Part 2
We pick up with our young revolutionaries as they begin to fight back. Music for this series was provided by Rebel Riot, check out their Bandcamp here https://therebelriot.bandcamp.com/album/one-daySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30:00 11/08/2022
How To Build A Revolution: Myanmar, Part 1
Part 1 of a 5 part series on Myanmar’s spring revolution. James and Robert document the first year of Myanmar’s revolution through the stories of its participants” Music for this series was provided by Rebel Riot, check out their Bandcamp here https://therebelriot.bandcamp.com/album/one-daySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30:13 11/07/2022
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237:46 11/05/2022
Oregon's Terrible No Good Very Bad Midterms
Robert sits down with journalist and author Sarah Jeong to discuss Oregon's war on the homeless and looming mid terms.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41:50 11/04/2022
The Brazilian Election Part 3: The Sowers Reap, The World Burns
In our final episode on the Brazilian elections we look at the US backed crusade against the PT and talk about the nature of corruption.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55:59 11/03/2022
The Brazilian Election Part 2: The Gravediggers of the Working Class
In part 2 of our series about the recent Brazilian election we look at how imperialism, the police, shifts in class composition, and PT collaboration with capitalists doomed the Brazilian working classSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57:09 11/02/2022
The Brazilian Election Part 1: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
In part 1 of our series on the recent Brazilian election we talk about the origins and career of one Luiz Inácio Lula da SilvaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56:29 11/01/2022