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.

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
May 28, 2020 01:14:07
Struggle Session (w/ Michael Brooks)
We talk to Michael Brooks about his new book, Against the Web, and we try to move the ball forward... more
May 21, 2020 11:06
The Break Room: Daniel Stone
In this installment of The Break Room, Daniel Stone, a now-former employee of Dollar General in Nashville, tells us about... more
May 18, 2020 01:10:28
On Meritocracy (w/ Zak Alvarez)
(We are making this Bonus Episode public to provide a follow-up to Max's latest In These Times article on whether... more
May 15, 2020 19:05
The Break Room: Aminah Sheikh (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario)
Welcome to The Break Room, our new, ongoing series where workers and organizers send in 15-20-minute clips to talk about... more
May 5, 2020 01:23:01
cOrE vAlUeS (w/ MacKenna Alvarez)
Happy #TeachersDay! To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, we are putting this special bonus episode on the main feed: Another... more
April 30, 2020 01:33:08
Adam Ryan (Target Workers Unite)
Our Season Three finale, featuring a conversation we recorded in December with Adam Ryan, a Target worker in Virginia and... more
April 24, 2020 18:21
Mini-cast: ICE Is the CIA Now, Apparently (w/ Ken Klippenstein)
This is a clip from our bonus episode with Ken Klippenstein, DC correspondent for The Nation, about the Covid crisis... more
April 20, 2020 02:55:04
"We Are Essential," Pt II (Voices from the Covid-19 Crisis)
Part II: The Covid-19 crisis and the current economic crash have broken our world apart. These are the voices of... more
April 11, 2020 02:22:52
"We Are Essential," Pt I (Voices from the Covid-19 Crisis)
The Covid-19 crisis and the current economic crash have broken our world apart. These are the voices of the people... more
April 6, 2020 02:05:24
Workers' Book Club: A Serf's Journal (w/ Terry Tapp and John Tormey))
The second installment of the Workers' Book Club is finally here, and it's a doozy! Our friend John Tormey, a... more
March 29, 2020 22:34
Mini-cast: #InstacartStrike (w/ Vanessa Bain)
This Monday (March 30) Instacart shoppers around the country will walk off the job to demand hazard pay and basic... more
March 27, 2020 01:36:35
Make Love, Not Stonks (w/ Tom Sexton)
We're briefly coming back from hiatus to check in with an old friend and offer some thoughts on our breaking... more
March 20, 2020 01:20:52
(Unlocked) BONUS EPISODE - Candace Wolf
We talk to activist and oral historian Candace Wolf about her self-published book of interviews with workers all over the... more
March 13, 2020 25:16
Working-Class Politics: Phara Souffrant Forrest
In the newest installment in our ongoing series Working-Class Politics, we talk with Phara Souffrant Forrest, a union nurse, tenant... 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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