Solidarity Policy Podcast
By Solidarity Policy Center
Solidarity Policy PodcastJan 06, 2022
SPC UNCUT, UNEDITED, and EXXXXXXTREEEEEME: 2021 in Review, or, What is An Insurrection? / 2022 Predictions, or, Life Will Get Weirder and Weirder, Forever
2022 - the year of anti-perfectionism! No theme music, probably a random 5 minute coffee break silence, who knows what else. Preemptively canceling ourselves for anything problematic we say, we will do better and try to focus on listening more.
Solidarity forever! Insurrections are in fact BAD and democracy is DECENTLY BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE ON OFFER!
Episode 16: It's Chestertons All The Way Down, Or, "The Great Localism Throwdown of 2021"
We debate localism! What's the deal with "small is beautiful"? Which way Western person, the Chestertonian pipe-smoker or the DSA industrialist? A debate in which everyone wins
There are some swears here, and the outro music is an explicit Rage Against the Machine Song (heads up for those of you who email to yell at me for swearing on the SPC podcast when your kids are in the car! and also sorry Mom).
Episode 15: Panel Reacts to Afghanistan
A couple of swear words in this one.
Episode 14: Demography! Get your Demography here! w/ Lyman Stone
Audio from an interview recorded in March 2021, and aired at the American Solidarity Party National Convention in July 2021. Some of the events discussed about the early Biden administration may have been rendered moot since then.
Thanks to co-moderator Patrick Harris, Chairman of the ASP, for sponsoring.
Follow Lyman at @lymanstoneky on Twitter.
Obligatory disclaimer: the Solidarity Policy Center is a nonpartisan research institute and does not endorse political candidates or campaigns
Bonus! Ep: Riffing on Ross
We gathered this week with the best of intentions, ready to continue our close read of the DSA platform. Except, we ended up talking about this Ross Douthat piece the whole time. So, we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a romp through the world of Catholic politics.
Apologies for a few swears.
Ross's Piece: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2021/08/catholic-ideas-and-catholic-realities
The Tradinista! Manifesto: https://tradistae.com/2020/04/30/tradinista-manifesto/
Integralism in 3 Sentences: http://thejosias.com/2016/10/17/integralism-in-three-sentences/
Posts and Misdemeanors: Do the Reading pt 2
Tim, Chase, and Amar continue their close read of the DSA 2021 Platform Draft. We spend a lot of time on prison abolition!
Realism, Just War, and the Blob with John Allen Gay
The John Quincy Adams Society: https://jqas.org/
John Mearsheimer: https://www.mearsheimer.com/publications/
Fratelli Tutti: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html
Doing the Reading: The DSA 2021 Platform Draft w/ Amar Patel and Chase Padusniak (Part One)
Friends of the pod and previous guests Amar Patel and Chase Padusniak join us for the first in a multipart series - a close read of the DSA platform manifesto ahead of the 2021 July Convention. What's the deal with democratic socialism?
Health Policy and Human Flourishing with Grant Martsolf
Grant Martsolf, Professor Health Policy at the University of Pittsburgh, joins us to talk about the health crisis in rural America, what traditional health outcome measures miss about the human person, and his new class at Pitt which talks about liberalism and healthcare.
The Credit Union Challenge with Amar Patel
Former Vice Presidential Candidate Amar Patel on politics, modern life, and why you should Unionize! your credit.
Open Source Vaccines and the Next Pandemic w/ Alex Hoekstra of RaDVaC
White paper: https://radvac.org/white-paper/
Lessons from the Moral Majority with Chase Padusniak
Learn more about Chase here:
A New and Doubtless Very Different FDR with Prof. Harvey Kaye
Harvey's latest book: FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The SPC website is https://solidaritypolicy.org/
Wargaming Series: Fight Club
We interview part of the council of an elusive group of British officers wargaming different scenarios. The first in a series that explores the theory and practice of simulacra, simulations, and games.
Bruenig/Cass Debate Child Benefit Reform
Debating the Bruenig, Biden, Cass, and Romney plans. With a segment on the cosmic definition of the child - disabled worker, appendage of a parent, or something else entirely?
You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Cringe ft. Matt Christman
We talk to one of the founding members of le poopoo Left about the Big Bang, consciousness, public school, and why everyone who voted for Bernie needs to find that old time spirituan-but-not-religion before the world descends into a flaming inferno.
0:00 - 5:56: Stream of consciousness introduction the SPC podcast from Tim. A long quote from David Fleming's Lean Logic.
5:57 - 1:14: Matt Christman interview fun times.