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Ending Broadcasts

Friends and comrades, After roughly three years of Black Sheep Socialist Podcast, we will be retiring the broadcast. Black Sheep was an experiment in trying to create audio media as independent socialists, and to create a conversational type of engagement … Continue reading

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031: Allen Ruff on the Charles H. Kerr Company

This is the second part of the interview with scholar-activist Allen Ruff. The interview picks up exactly where the last one left off, moving from the history of the Socialist Party of America to the history of the Charles H. … Continue reading

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030: Allen Ruff pt 1, the Socialist Party of America

Episodes 30 and 31 are two parts of an interview with my friend and comrade, historian Allen Ruff. Allen is an independent scholar who has published numerous articles, most recently an extended series on the legacy of World War 1; … Continue reading

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The Democratic Dilemma: Interview with Lance Selfa

The Democratic Party plays a unique role in the life and death of social movements in the United States. For socialists, the question of how to relate to the Democrats has been central at least since the New Deal period … Continue reading

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029: Lance Selfa on The Democratic Party

The question of the nature of the Democratic Party and its role in American politics comes in an out of focus around every election cycle. Approaching the 2016 Presidential election, the same issues resurface, as well as new iterations of … Continue reading

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028: Angela Walker, Socialist for Sheriff

In 2014, Angela Walker ran for Sheriff of Milwaukee County as an independent socialist and took 20% of the vote against the incumbent Sheriff David Clarke. In this interview, Angela explains why she decided to run for Sheriff as part of … Continue reading

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027: Staughton Lynd, Solidarity Unionism

After a long hiatus, Black Sheep socialist podcast returns with episode 027. In this episode, w e interview Staughton Lynd about the second edition of his book, “Solidarity Unionism”, recently released by PM Press. We’ve interviewed a number of other … Continue reading

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Updates 3/26

Hey folks, We took a hiatus beginning in September that we’re trying to come back from now. Andrew was working on a union campaign and Tessa has been in school. We started cutting some episodes we’d recorded and unfortunately the … Continue reading

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We’re still around

Hi folks, We haven’t posted an episode in a few months, but we haven’t abandoned things here. Andrew’s in a workplace campaign and Tessa started school. Stick with us, things will be posted soon.

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026: 15 Now! Live at WORT-FM with Teddy Shibabaw

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/blacksheeppod/026__15_Now_Live_WORT_interview_with_Teddy_Shibabaw.mp3] Episode 26 is another live episode at WORT 89.9 FM here in Madison, Wisconsin. Tessa and I are occasional substitute hosts for a daily news and affairs program and we were asked to fill in on the 4th of … Continue reading

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