Working People

February 27, 2019 01:19:41
Rick Sturgill
We chat with Rick Sturgill, a retired coal miner and electrician from Letcher County, Kentucky. Rick has a lot of... more
February 25, 2019 33:20
Mini-cast: Alienated Labor (w/ Katy Slininger)
We talk with Katy Slininger about her latest piece for Popula magazine, "Alienated Labor," in which she explains--in heartbreaking detail--why... more
February 20, 2019 37:17
Mini-cast: Graduate Workers & Open Bargaining (w/ Jared Sacks & Buka Okoye)
We talk with Jared Sacks and Buka Okoye, two members of the Columbia grad union (GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers... more
February 19, 2019 01:27:52
Evan Montgomery
We talk with Evan Montgomery, a third-generation grain farmer and classical musician in the North Dakota side of the Red... more
February 13, 2019 26:53
Mini-cast: Every Little Bit Counts (w/ Carl Slone)
Carl Slone is a coal miner who lives in Whitesburg, Kentucky, a town of about 1,200 people. He's never protested... more
February 12, 2019 24:58
Mini-cast: The "Skills Gap" Is Bullshit (w/ Meagan Day)
We talk with DSA member and Jacobin staff writer Meagan Day about her recent article "The 'Skills Gap' Was a... more
February 7, 2019 41:53
Wright State Strike
Faculty have been on strike at Wright State University for over two weeks now, and things are coming to a... more
February 5, 2019 25:46
Mini-cast: Amazon, Trump, & the NY Prison Boom (w/ Ross Barkan)
We talk to journalist Ross Barkan about his recent article in Gothamist, "Amazon's NYC Campus, Donald Trump's Rise, & NY's... more
January 31, 2019 01:23:00
OC Sheraton/Hilton Workers
Represented by UNITE HERE Local 11, hotel workers in Southern California have been taking bold and necessary actions to secure... more
January 22, 2019 02:32:45
#RedForEd - UTLA Strike
Working People is back for Season Two! In this #RedForEd special, we talk to Trevor, Jesenia, and Danielle, three teachers... more
December 15, 2018 02:59:00
GM Layoffs - Solidarity
In the fourth and final part of our series on the GM layoffs, we speak with activists, workers, scholars, and... more
December 12, 2018 01:48:41
GM Layoffs - Oshawa
In Part III of our series on the GM layoffs, we talk to Cory Weir and Rebecca Keetch, two workers... more
December 6, 2018 02:32:32
GM Layoffs - Hamtramck/Pontiac
In Part II of our series on the GM layoffs, we talk to Lilly and Sean, Tier 2 and Tier... more
December 4, 2018 02:10:02
GM Layoffs - Lordstown
2018: On the Monday after Thanksgiving, General Motors workers in the U.S. and Canada learned of the company's announcement that... more
November 21, 2018 02:01:44
Em
In this episode, we talk to Em, an Alaskan Native who is now living and working in Jackson, Wyoming. We... more
November 13, 2018 01:53:34
Kai
In this episode, we round off our special series on sex work by talking to Kai, a sex worker and... more
November 9, 2018 01:37:00
BONUS EPISODE #3B - Alex Andrews
In Part II of our bonus episode in this special Working People series on sex work, we chat to Alex... more
November 4, 2018 01:37:22
BONUS EPISODE #3A - Kaytlin Bailey
In Part I of our two-part bonus episode on sex work, we chat to Kaytlin Bailey, comedian, writer, activist, sex... more
October 30, 2018 01:49:14
Ceyenne Doroshow
In this episode, we begin our special 2-week series on sex work by talking to Ceyenne Doroshow, performer, activist, author... more
October 18, 2018 01:55:49
BONUS EPISODE #2A - Trevor Griffey
In Part I of our two-part BONUS EPISODE on labor, class, and higher education, we chat to Trevor Griffey, writer... more
October 18, 2018 02:11:04
John Buckley
In this episode, we talk to John Buckley, an English lecturer at the University of Michigan. John is a member... more
October 9, 2018 02:36:14
Vickie Shannon Allen
In this episode, which is a little longer than our typical episodes, we talk to Vickie Shannon Allen, a native... more
September 21, 2018 01:59:14
BONUS EPISODE - Rob Larson
In our first BONUS EPISODE of the season, we chat to Rob Larson, writer and professor of economics at Tacoma... more
September 10, 2018 01:55:05
Sara
In this episode, we chat with Sara, a DACA recipient and telemarketer in Las Vegas. Sara is not the kind... 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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