Working People

February 21, 2020 02:53:06
The Billionaires' Caucus
Our second election-themed crossover panel of the season: We team up with Mel from Protean Magazine and Dwight and Shane... more
February 12, 2020 38:19
Everybody In, Nobody Out (w/ Sara Nelson)
We talk to the one and only Sara Nelson, flight attendant, union activist, and President of the Association of Flight... more
February 8, 2020 01:21:00
Deidra Demens
We talk to professional yoga teacher Deidra Demens about the path that led her to yoga and about working in... more
February 3, 2020 02:20:13
The 2020 Election & Building Working-Class Power
By popular demand, we teamed up with Protean Magazine and brought a panel of amazing people together—Ash (Horror Vanguard), Mel... more
January 26, 2020 25:03
Working-Class Politics: Nabilah Islam
We're excited to launch our new, ongoing series, Working-Class Politics. In this series, we'll talk with working-class candidates who are... more
January 24, 2020 39:01
Mini-cast: Break the Chains, Pt III (w/ Shirley Lung)
Part III of our mini-cast series on undocumented workers and the fight to repeal the employers’ sanctions provision of the... more
January 19, 2020 01:18:43
Left Anchor/Working People: The Problem with Economics
We needed to take a break this week after all the work we did to put together our special episode... more
January 12, 2020 02:00:09
The French General Strike (2019-2020)
In this very special episode, we talk with eight workers from France about the ongoing general strike that began on... more
January 1, 2020 25:16
Mini-cast: #HealthDignityJustice
We talk with former nail salon worker and organizer Glenda Sefla about the NY Nail Salon Workers Association and their... more
December 27, 2019 01:18:31
Bridget Huff
In this first installment of our new series on unpaid labor, we chat with Bridget Huff, a stay-at-home mom and... more
December 20, 2019 39:50
Mini-cast: UCSC Strike
In this week's mini-cast, we talk with Veronica, Marcelo, and Justin, three grad student workers involved in the ongoing wildcat... more
December 13, 2019 02:06:16
The Winnipeg General Strike (w/ Srsly Wrong)
We've got a super special crossover with the Wrong Boys themselves, Aaron and Shawn from the Srsly Wrong podcast! We... more
December 13, 2019 01:25:19
Clarke
Working People is back and we are excited to announce our official partnership with In These Times magazine! In this... more
November 11, 2019 27:52
Mini-cast: Break the Chains, Pt II (w/ David Tieu)
Part II of our mini-cast series on undocumented workers and the fight to repeal the employers’ sanctions provision of the... more
November 4, 2019 01:20:59
Vanessa Bain
Instacart shoppers walked off the job this Sunday in protest of the company's rampant wage/tip theft and dishonest, exploitative practices... more
November 3, 2019 01:03:49
Dana Gardner
In Part II of our two-part episode on workers in the Maine logging industry, we chat with Dana Garner, a... more
October 27, 2019 50:40
SpoOoOoky Special (w/ The Horror Vanguard)
Our Working People Halloween special! We talk with Jon and Ash from The Horror Vanguard podcast about horror, the working... more
October 24, 2019 36:06
Mini-cast: Break the Chains, Pt I (w/ Josephine Lee & Tosh Anderson)
Part I of our mini-cast series on undocumented workers and the fight to repeal the employers’ sanctions provision of the... more
October 22, 2019 01:26:58
Mark Hardison
In Part I of our two-part episode on workers in the Maine logging industry, we chat with Mark Hardison, a... more
October 17, 2019 27:43
Mini-cast: Update from the UAW Picket Line (w/ John Jayne)
We talk with John Jayne, a GM worker in Philadelphia and member of UAW Local 2177, about the month-long UAW... more
October 13, 2019 01:07:30
Darrow Omar
We talk with Darrow, office coordinator for Portland State University’s Women, Sexuality, & Gender Studies Department and member organizer for... more
September 27, 2019 32:07
Homecoming (w/ Sarah Smarsh)
SPECIAL EPISODE: We chat with the one and only Sarah Smarsh, author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard &... more
September 22, 2019 01:39:22
Going to the Mat
In Part II of our season-opening special on indie professional wrestlers, we talk with Noah (The Sorceress), Chris Hutton (Rob... more
September 7, 2019 01:23:58
Angel Blue
We kick off Season 3 with news from Andy O'Brien (AFL-CIO) about a unionization push in the Maine logging industry... 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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