Working People

This is a podcast by, for, and about the working class today (in partnership with In These Times magazine). Working People is a podcast about working-class lives in 21st-century America. In every episode you'll hear interviews with workers from around the country, from all walks of life. We'll talk about their life stories, their jobs, politics, and families, their joys and hopes and frustrations. Working People aims to share and celebrate the diverse stories of working-class people, to remind ourselves that our stories matter, and to build a sense of shared struggle and solidarity between workers around the country.

January 14, 2021 45:27
Mini-cast: #SafeReturnOrNoReturn (w/ Paula Ladin & Mariana Ruiz)
In this urgent mini-cast, we talk to Paula Ladin and Mariana Ruiz, two Chicago Public Schools special-ed educators, about the... more
January 12, 2021 01:19:31
2020: A Year to Remember & Forget
From the COVID-19 pandemic and the presidential election to mass protests against police violence and worker actions around the country... more
January 1, 2021 55:22
It's Time for Workers to Take Back Power
In this special episode, we talk with three representatives of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades—Jim Williams (General... more
December 22, 2020 01:24:02
Zack Pattin & Brian Skiffington, Part II
This is Part II of our special two-part episode with Zack Pattin and Brian "Skiff" Skiffington, two longshore workers in... more
December 16, 2020 01:22:33
Zack Pattin & Brian Skiffington, Part I
We've got a Working People first! In Part I of this special two-part episode, we chat with Zack Pattin and... more
December 8, 2020 01:31:26
Erek Slater
We chat with Erek Slater, a bus operator for the Chicago Transit Authority, where he's been working for the past... more
December 2, 2020 01:24:13
Michele Manco
We chat with Michele Manco, a clinical social worker in the Bronx working in psychiatric emergency and crisis settings. We... more
November 22, 2020 01:13:17
Amir Atabeygi, M.D.
We're back for Season Four! In this urgent episode, we talk with Dr. Amir Atabeygi, a physician at MultiCare Indigo... more
November 20, 2020 01:03:39
LRPN Member Spotlight: Maximillian Alvarez (Empathy Media Lab podcast)
The next time you see us, it will be the premier of Season Four of Working People! Until then, we... more
November 3, 2020 01:19:20
"We Are More Than Just Nametags" w/ Max Alvarez (Our Calgary podcast)
CATCH MAX ON ELECTION NIGHT CO-HOSTING LIVE COVERAGE WITH CORNEL WEST, TRICIA ROSE, AND THE REAL NEWS NETWORK TEAM! Link... more
October 27, 2020 57:27
Soul Rot (w/ Hamilton Nolan)
We talk to Hamilton Nolan, labor reporter for In These Times, about reporting on the Trump re-election campaign during a... more
October 21, 2020 29:56
Working-Class Politics: Labor Slate
We're back with another installment of our ongoing series Working-Class Politics, where we talk to working-class folks and advocates who... more
October 9, 2020 35:51
This Could Change Everything (w/ Veena Dubal)
Everyone who is a worker or who cares about workers should pay attention to Prop 22 in California and understand... more
September 27, 2020 23:44
Mini-cast: #DropTheChargesCO (w/ Amanda Yee)
We talk with Amanda Yee for this urgent mini-cast on the government's deliberate and terrifying persecution of leftist organizers and... more
September 7, 2020 01:29:33
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (Remastered)
We've remastered our Labor Day special from Season One and are re-releasing it for all our new listeners. In this... more
August 29, 2020 01:10:58
Cops — Labor: Which Side Are You On? (w/ Kim Kelly, Halimat Alawode, & Julia Wallace)
We close out Season Three of Working People with a critical discussion about why cops have no place in the... more
August 26, 2020 01:25:58
No Evil Foods Got Our Last Episode Removed
UPDATE: We were notified by Libsyn (the service where we host our podcast) that No Evil Foods demanded to have... more
August 24, 2020 01:31:52
Mo' Evil Foods
We talk to Jon, Meagan, Josh, and Cortne, four former employees at No Evil Foods, a vegan plant-based meat producer... more
August 17, 2020 01:09:18
The People's Movement, the People's Media (w/ Mel Buer, Gabby, & Garrison Davis)
We talk to Mel Buer (Protean Magazine), Gabby (DefendPDX), and Garrison Davis, three independent journalists who have been on the... more
August 8, 2020 01:28:02
Maggie Levantovskaya
We talk to writer, organizer, and adjunct lecturer Maggie Levantovskaya about immigrating from the Soviet Union, navigating class differences in... more
July 30, 2020 31:26
Mini-cast: In the Lion's Den (w/ The Valley Labor Report)
We chat with David Story and Jacob Morrison, the hosts of The Valley Labor Report, a new radio show out... more
July 25, 2020 01:31:47
Jami Bellefleur
We're back from hiatus with a new full-length episode! We talk to Jami Bellefleur, a Maine native and shipbuilder, about... more
June 23, 2020 12:20
Teaser: Mailbag Episode #1
Oh shiiiit, it's mailbag time!! Max, Zak, and MacKenna (3/4 of the Alvarez siblings) sit down to answer listener questions... more
May 31, 2020 43:55
Labor Is Antifascist (w/ Kooper Caraway)
UNLOCKED BONUS EPISODE: We talk to Kooper Caraway, President of the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO and Labor Rep for AFSCME Council... more
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Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and editor based in Baltimore and the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.

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