Dorothy's Place

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Sinopse

A conversation about rebuilding community and creating a moral economy. Catholic-flavored but ecumenical, kinda radical, lots of books mentioned. Intro/outro: Nobody's Fault but Mine (RocknRolla Soundsystem edit)

Episódios

  • Episode #24: Daphna Levit on Wrestling with Zionism

    Episode #24: Daphna Levit on Wrestling with Zionism

    08/02/2021 Duração: 52min

    Pete and I talk to Israeli-born Canadian author and activist Daphna Levit about her new book of essays recovering the wide spectrum of dissenting Jewish ideas about Zionism. Beginning with founding figures like Theodor Herzl and Ahad Ha'am, she highlights voices and views of Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, Noam Chomsky, and Hannah Arendt, among several contemporary writers.

  • Episode #22: Nate Tinner-Williams on Black Catholicism

    Episode #22: Nate Tinner-Williams on Black Catholicism

    26/10/2020 Duração: 49min

    This country's 3 million Black Catholics in the U.S. recently got the news that Archbishop Wilton Gregory (Washington DC) has become the first African American cardinal. Why then have the U.S. bishops not publicly acknowledged the Black Lives Matters movement? We talk to Black Catholic seminarian and musician Nate Tinner-Williams about this question and his move from evangelical Christianity to Roman Catholicism and how it led him to a discovery of the roots of Black Catholicism in the U.S.

  • Episode #21: Fred Dewey on Recovering Public Life

    Episode #21: Fred Dewey on Recovering Public Life

    03/08/2020 Duração: 01h16s

    Pete's back and he joins Elias in interviewing Fred Dewey, author of The School of Public Life and a political/cultural activist. In the aftermath of the Rodney King riots, Fred helped lead a decade-long effort to establish neighborhood councils, now about one hundred, for the City of Los Angeles. Until 2010, he was director of Beyond Baroque, a poetry and cultural center in Venice CA, where projects included bringing segregated neighborhoods into dialogue through poetry. Over the last decade, Dewey has conducted free, public working groups in California and across Europe, at community centers, squats, schools, art spaces, and other sites, using the writings of Hannah Arendt. His Portable Polis, in 2017, met at ten sites across Berlin with Arendt texts on the purposes of each. He is based in LA and Brussels.

  • Episode #19: Dan Walden on the Joys of Classical Greek

    Episode #19: Dan Walden on the Joys of Classical Greek

    04/06/2020 Duração: 57min

    Why has the literature of ancient Greece always cast such a spell over modern readers? I dust off my own rusty skills in Greek with Dan Walden, a member of the classics department at the University of Michigan, as we discuss the Iliad, Sappho's poetry, and Plato’s Symposium—and why we share an enthusiasm for them in the original Greek. Along the way, we somehow manage to talk about St. Gregory of Nyssa, Tom Stoppard’s play, The Invention of Love, Bernard of Clairvaux, and the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”.

  • Episode #19: Novelist Cadwell Turnbull on his widely-acclaimed The Lesson

    Episode #19: Novelist Cadwell Turnbull on his widely-acclaimed The Lesson

    18/03/2020 Duração: 43min

    A conversation about Cadwell's debut novel, The Lesson, a post-colonial vision of an alien invasion of the U.S. Virgin Islands (in a blue-white seashell-shaped craft) with a series of wonderfully bizarre twists. We also talk about growing up in the islands, the importance of creating a culture of cooperatives and cooperation, and a future fiction project.

  • Episode #18: Scott Beauchamp on his Iraq memoir, Did You Kill Anyone?

    Episode #18: Scott Beauchamp on his Iraq memoir, Did You Kill Anyone?

    17/02/2020 Duração: 57min

    The subtitle of the latest book from the wonderfully literate Scott Beauchamp is "Reunderstanding My Military Experience as a Critique of Modern Culture." In this conversation, Scott and I talk about boredom, ritual, community, honor, and the symbolism of cigarettes. Other topics are the war poetry of David Jones, the philosophy of Byung-Chul Han, and his new book about dead malls and the sublime.

  • Episode #17: Andres Bernal on Working with AOC and the Green New Deal

    Episode #17: Andres Bernal on Working with AOC and the Green New Deal

    09/12/2019 Duração: 52min

    A conversation about Andres' friendship with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, his experiences as part of her winning 2018 campaign, the Green New Deal initiative, and (with Pete's help) how to deconstruct "The Lion King."

  • Episode #15: Mike Strode on the Solidarity Economy in Chicago

    Episode #15: Mike Strode on the Solidarity Economy in Chicago

    11/11/2019 Duração: 54min

    Chicago not only has a new mayor but new politics, including grassroots initiatives such as the Kola Nut Collaborative, a hybrid of timebanking and community organizing. Pete and I get a read on all these things from Mike Strode, the founder of the KNC, about his path to the cooperative movement and four of his creative inspirations: Steve Biko, Ralph Ellison, Hoyt Fuller, and Hubert Harrison.

  • Episode #15: Eric Miller on Christopher Lasch and Wendell Berry

    Episode #15: Eric Miller on Christopher Lasch and Wendell Berry

    14/10/2019 Duração: 50min

    Pete and I talk to Eric Miller of Geneva College about why Christopher Lasch still matters and what we saw at the recent Front Porch Republic conference featuring Wendell Berry.

  • Episode #14: Samantha Hill on Hannah Arendts Relevance at this moment

    Episode #14: Samantha Hill on Hannah Arendt's Relevance at this moment

    19/09/2019 Duração: 48min

    The election of Donald Trump in 2016 brought new readers to Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism (published in 1951). Pete and I talk to Samantha Hill, assistant director of Bard College's Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities, about the insights Arendt's thought offers us today.

  • Episode #13: Adam K. Webb on Deep Cosmopolitanism

    Episode #13: Adam K. Webb on Deep Cosmopolitanism

    09/09/2019 Duração: 57min

    Amidst a global culture war between the forces of neoliberal atomization and incorrigible fundamentalists, Adam Webb is proposing the creation of a deep cosmopolis, a global alliance of tradition-minded defenders of the poor. His own international background (UK, Spain, Peru, China)gives Webb fascinating insights into how the local and the global might combine forces.

  • Episode #12: Brianna Rennix of Current Affairs magazine

    Episode #12: Brianna Rennix of Current Affairs magazine

    27/08/2019 Duração: 43min

    A senior editor with Current Affairs, Brianna Rennix's day job is as an asylum attorney stationed just north of Laredo/Nuevo Laredo. We talk about her recent columns ("This Week in Terrible Immigration News") on topics such as what it's like to interview women with children fleeing violence and hoping the Trump administration will not succeed in separating them from their children.

  • Episode #11: Jim Walker of Big Car Collaborative

    Episode #11: Jim Walker of Big Car Collaborative

    25/07/2019 Duração: 54min

    Back on the air, Pete and Elias talk to the founder of Big Car (Indianapolis), Jim Walker, about his group's amazing track record using social practice art in Rust Belt placemaking and (even better) in "placekeeping." Also discussed: ideas of mercy in Fr. James Keenan and Isaac Bashevis Singer. (Sorry about the occasional noise!)

  • Episode #8 (Elias and Pete talk about law and insurgent cities)

    Episode #8 (Elias and Pete talk about law and insurgent cities)

    21/11/2017 Duração: 56min

    Pete talks about his newly-published critique of the state of the legal profession (Bicentennial Crisis), aimed partly at his own Harvard Law School's practices. We also take up public service anthropology, explain what a stroad is, and ponder the Right to the City.

  • Episode #7 (Karol Soltan interview)

    Episode #7 (Karol Soltan interview)

    16/10/2017 Duração: 59min

    What if ordinary citizens stopped thinking of themselves as mere consumers and began acting as co-creators of their communities? Pete and I interview Karol Soltan, one of the founders of the Civic Studies movement, along with some talk about the Boston-based anti-eviction group called Urban Life/Vida Urbana and Jeremy Beer's book on how localized charity became placeless Big Philanthropy.

  • Episode #6 (Matt Bruenig interview)

    Episode #6 (Matt Bruenig interview)

    18/09/2017 Duração: 51min

    Pete and I interview Matt Bruenig, founder of the People's Policy Project, a think tank which hopes to avoid corporate capture by using crowd-funding for support. We gab about stuff like universal basic income, social wealth funds, and why libertarianism seems cool when you're in high school. Pete and I also talk about James Keenan's Moral Wisdom and the L.A. Kitchen project.

  • Episode #5 (Rosalie Riegle interview on the Catholic Worker movement)

    Episode #5 (Rosalie Riegle interview on the Catholic Worker movement)

    31/08/2017 Duração: 55min

    An oral historian in the tradition of Studs Terkel, Rosalie Riegle has written books on the history of the Catholic Worker movement, the non-violence movement and women's history. We also talk about the organizational lessons of the AA movement and Douglas Rushkoff's terrific book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.

  • Episode #4 (Nathan Schneider interview)

    Episode #4 (Nathan Schneider interview)

    26/07/2017 Duração: 01h03min

    We talk about a wonderful essay collection by localist Bill Kaufmann called Look Homeward, America and the neighborhood microfunding project called Detroit Soup before talking to Nathan Schneider about his days caught up in the middle of the Occupy encampment in NYC, platform cooperativism, and what radical Catholicism has to do with all this.

  • Episode #3: Whatever Happened to Polish Solidarity?

    Episode #3: Whatever Happened to Polish Solidarity?

    13/07/2017 Duração: 12min

    A quick chat about the most successful world-changing non-violent movement in modern history. Talk about your solidarity.

  • Episode #2 (Elizabeth Bruenig interview)

    Episode #2 (Elizabeth Bruenig interview)

    19/06/2017 Duração: 49min

    We chat with Liz Bruenig about the religious left, the "dirtbag" left, St. Augustine, the "nones", the trouble with meritocracy, Gar Alperovitz's Next System, and a great new book called Ours to Hack and to Own.

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