In this episode, Kristyna Comer welcomes Wendi Muse — creator and host of the Left POCket Project Podcast — back to this podcast. This episodes begins with Wendi talking about the need to listen, making reference to Paulo Freire’s "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" and listening in the context of collective empowerment, anticolonial resistance movements past and present, and for creative work in general. This episode is dedicated to what listening can mean with a special focus on the Left POCket Project Podcast. In addition to talking more about her podcast and the critical histories of leftist people of color the podcast makes available, we talk about how Wendi activates anticolonial practices in the very design and expanded forms of her podcast.
Wendi Muse is a PhD candidate in History at NYU, and is currently finishing her dissertation regarding the activities of leftist networks formed between Brazilians and Lusophone African activists during their concurrent struggles against dictatorial rule and colonialism, respectively. She also has an MA in Latin American Studies and has lived and worked in Brazil, where, in addition to her current work, she has also conducted research on the black press, black women's activism in the early 1900s, and political subversion among samba performers during the dictatorship.
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