Episode from the podcastAri Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

#412: The Peoples Revolution (with John Dennehy)

Released Monday, 11th January 2021
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John Dennehy came over to talk to me about Ecuador. Specifically about the 2005 People's Revolution that toppled their government. John was there for all of it. He even helped set up road blocks during the protests. Really interesting stuff that seems kind of extra relevant this week, huh?
He also told me hella stuff about Ecuador. From the food, to the roads, to the customs, to the crazy obsession with 2 dollar bills. It was a crash course in a country that I desperately needed a crash course on. It's useful and interesting stuff about an amazing paisa. 
John wrote a book that I just finished reading called "Illegal." It's about being deported, about illegally crossing back over that border again and again, about love, about my balls, about standing up for what you believe in, and it's about following your heart. There's a ton of ideology hidden inside the plot that had me thinking about stuff all week after reading what he wrote. 
Pick up "Illegal" by John Dennehy at Good Reads or at Amazon. And if you read it, tell him you read it because of this podcast and he'll tell all his friends at the UN what a powerful interviewer I am. 

The Music
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - This Land Is Your Land
Simon and Garfunkle - The Only Living Boy in New York
Gil Scott Herron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
RoCola Bacalao - Guayaquil City
Outkast - Bombs over Baghdad 

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4h 37m 4s
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412
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