Thriving in Dystopia

Ep 57: Revisiting Occupy Wall Street, 10 Years Later

September 6, 2021

The brothers catch up and start with Dave’s first week of school.  Dave says he has been trying to integrate quietness, stillness, and reduce anxiety (a la Brene Brown).  He led a birthday line-up ice-breaker with 50 4th graders, which you had to see to believe.  Bob is still in summer mode but also thinking about returning to a UCSC campus that is not really prepared for the Delta variant.


The Crew wants to host their valiant editor to the show and take your questions for Nadir.  Please contact us with them or put them on this google doc!


The main topic of the show is learning from the Occupy movement 10 years later (Occupy Wall Street started September 17, 2011).  The brothers give the background on Occupy and then delve into some lessons learned in terms of another world being possible.  


Start of book club Having and Being Had by Eula Biss this week Sept. 6.  Join us!

Wearing a facemask is an act of love poster:

Aviva Romm: 


Quick Fix

How should Dave turn off the UV light for his class’ bearded dragon? Answer: see if there’s a custodial or other employee that can join in on the mutual aid! (And ask a vet exactly how much light they need.)


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Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song, Bach's Goldberg Variations is the new outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.

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