The Friday Freebie is where I share an online, open-access resource that I think readers might find interesting and useful. Each week, I will introduce a free resource that I think will be useful to teh angry Leftists – books, podcasts, web sites, etc. The aim is to compile a toolkit for understanding and advancing progressive ideals.
This week’s freebie comes courtesy of Toaf, and I’m very glad he let me know about it. Against the Grain is a radio and web show that discuses political, social, cultural and economic issues that are relevant to progressive ideals. It airs three times a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – American time). Some of the episodes I have listened to over the past couple of weeks have considered issues such as:
- the wave of social activism and change in 1968, which one guest on the show argued was the most significant social movement of the 20th century because of the enduring changes it has produced;
- the interplay of developments in communication networks and activist movements; and
- some proposed models for what a (Left-derived) new society might look like.
Back episodes, links to information about participants on the show, and subscription information for the podcast are all available on the Against the Grain web site.
Do you have a tip for future freebies? Contact me with any suggestions or requests.