Category Archives: Black Sheep Podcast

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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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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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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Episode 025: Animal Questions with Lauren Corman

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/blacksheeppod/025__Animal_Questions_Interview_with_Lauren_Corman.mp3] Episode 25 takes us to a place that’s a little more uncharted, at least as far as discussions on the left go. We wanted to talk about animal issues, how wanting to address animal exploitation fits into a liberatory … Continue reading

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024: Alan Sears “The Next New Left”—Live at WORT.FM!

For episode 24, we were invited to host “A Public Affair” on WORT-FM community radio here in Madison, Wisconsin. Our friend and comrade Allen Ruff hosts the Thursday program and asked us to substitute, so we gave it a shot. … Continue reading

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Episode 023.5: Monsters of the Market with David McNally

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/blacksheeppod/023.5__Monsters_of_the_Market_with_David_McNally.mp3] This is the second half of the interview with socialist scholar-activist David McNally. In this second part, we move from talking about the effects of the global slump on working people and the future of capitalism to talking about … Continue reading

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023, pt 1: “Global Slump & The New Normal” Interview with David McNally

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/blacksheeppod/023__Global_Slump_Interview_with_David_McNally.mp3] For episode #23, we interviewed David McNally—a Canadian socialist, scholar-activist, author and teacher. We had been trying to get David on the program for some time and finally managed to get all of our schedules aligned to make this … Continue reading

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