Thriving in Dystopia

Ep: 58 Season Finale! Creating Another World in Apocalypse

September 19, 2021

Dave discusses plans for Hispanic Heritage month, which reminds Bob to ask Dave about his journey to major in Spanish in college and then how that has played into Dave becoming a teacher.  Within that story Dave brings up the interesting question of whether to wear an embroidered shirt (tune it as writing makes it seem mundane!).


Dave asks Bob about the 60 Songs That Explain the 90s podcast. With 19 songs left, Bob and Dave chat about some possibilities for them. 


The main topic of the episode is concluding the season on its last episode. After naming the episodes and the brother’s lists, the Crew synthesizes 3 themes from the season: 

  1. Unplug from the dominant culture
  2. Connect with the deeper consciousness in nature, art, radical education, or direction action
  3. Give and receive from the community (think mutual aid and solidarity).

They go on to discuss how to do the work of building another world in really rough times, (e.g. in a pandemic, with capitalism killing the earth, with a rising authoritarianism.  And why do this work? It gives us life, change can come quickly, and another world is for everyone. 

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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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