Working People

June 22, 2019 49:29
What to Do if ICE Raids Your Workplace (w/ Diana Marin & Bill Lopez)
In this urgent special episode, we talk with Diana Marin, Supervising Attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, and Professor... more
June 12, 2019 43:16
Mini-cast: Mad about Class (w/ Lyta Gold)
We chat with Current Affairs Amusements and Managing Editor, Lyta Gold, about her latest viral tweet and about why upper-middle-class... more
June 7, 2019 01:21:31
Erin Fristad
We wrap up Season Two by chatting with Erin Fristad. Erin is currently an adjunct professor at a community college... more
June 3, 2019 57:01
Mini-cast: A People's History (w/ David Parsons)
Our friend David Parsons from The Nostalgia Trap podcast comes back on the show to talk about their exciting new... more
May 31, 2019 01:12:25
ORGANIZE! - Democratic Socialists of America, Part I - Jen
To kick off our ORGANIZE! series, we’re talking to folks who have found a home and a cause worth fighting... more
May 27, 2019 26:44
Mini-cast: This Is Not a Rescue (w/ Kaytlin Bailey)
Friend of the show Kaytlin Bailey is back to tell us about the work she's doing at Decriminalize Sex Work... more
May 25, 2019 32:01
Care for One Another & Fight Like Hell (w/ Arielle Cohen)
Activist Arielle Cohen shares her abortion story and some words of wisdom to guide us through these dark times. (All... more
May 19, 2019 01:00:45
Walter Vicente
We chat with Walter Vicente, a Guatemalan immigrant and textile worker in North Carolina. But Walter isn’t just a worker... more
May 14, 2019 01:06:15
Workers' Book Club: Reconsidering Southern Labor History (w/ Keri Leigh Merritt)
We are kicking off our new series: Workers' Book Club! To get things started, our host, Maximillian Alvarez, sat down... more
May 13, 2019 36:38
Mini-cast: Known Assailants (w/ John Tormey)
We chat with John Tormey, writer and track laborer for the commuter rail in Massachusetts, about his essay for The... more
May 7, 2019 20:33
#StrikeUberLyft, Part II (w/ Alexandra Carbone)
We chat with Alexandra Carbone, gig worker and organizer with Rideshare Drivers United, about the #StrikeUberLyft strike tomorrow and how... more
May 7, 2019 34:15
#StrikeUberLyft, Part I (w/ Stefanie Mezigian)
We talk to disability and health activist Stefanie Mezigian about ride-sharing company Lyft's violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act... more
May 6, 2019 34:14
Mini-cast: Whitewashing the Working Class (w/ Luke Savage)
We chat with writer and podcaster Luke Savage about his recent Jacobin piece on how the media and politicians alike... more
May 3, 2019 01:12:59
Drew Edmonds
We talk to Drew Edmonds, a Burgerville worker in Portland, Oregon, and an organizer with the Burgerville Workers Union. We... more
May 1, 2019 34:42
Mini-cast: May Day, Our Day (w/ Raechel Anne Jolie)
We chat with writer, organizer, witch, and educator Raechel Anne Jolie about the spirit of May Day--a day of international... more
April 25, 2019 01:12:58
Jennifer Gates
We chat with Jennifer Gates, a Grocery Steward at Ralphs in Southern California and a member of UFCW 770. We... more
April 24, 2019 01:31:57
Reese Piper
We talk with Reese Piper, a professional stripper, writer, and journalist. We talk about Reese’s life, about being different, going... more
April 22, 2019 33:03
Mini-cast: Mexican Labor Reawakens (w/ Martha Pskowski)
We chat with Mexico-City-based journalist Martha Pskowski about her reporting on the maquila worker strikes just south of the U.S.-Mexico... more
April 17, 2019 40:31
Mini-cast: Who Cares for Care Workers? (w/ Dave G.)
We chat with Dave G, cohost of the Mandatory OT podcast, member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)... more
April 13, 2019 19:48
Don't Shop, Don't Stop!
At 1:00pm on Thursday, April 11, over 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job. The... more
April 12, 2019 01:15:17
(Unlocked) BONUS EPISODE #9 - Laura Bucci
We chat with Dr. Laura Bucci, labor scholar, writer, and Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Joseph's University. We... more
April 10, 2019 34:03
Mini-cast: In the Dish Pit (w/ Christina Clark & Jon Deitcher)
We chat with Christina Clark and John Deitcher from Endorphin Films about their viral short documentary, Dish Pigs, which tracks... more
April 8, 2019 28:34
Mini-cast: Smooth Operator (w/ Miriam Posner)
We chat with Professor Miriam Posner about her recent articles in The New Yorker and LOGIC magazine on the global... more
April 5, 2019 01:23:23
Lucy Lloyd
We talk with Lucy Lloyd, a self-taught Apple product repair and support technician living in Sedan, Minnesota, a town with... more
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Maximillian Alvarez is editor-in-chief at the Real News Network and host of the podcast Working People, available at InThe​se​Times​.com. He is also the author of The Work of Living: Working People Talk About Their Lives and the Year the World Broke.

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