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Oats for Breakfast

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Oats for Breakfast has gone without publishing an episode for an unusually long period of time. Landlord trouble is the cause. I explain some of the details in this audio clip. And I highlight how listeners who could end up facing landlord issu
In collaboration with Jamhoor, Oats for Breakfast hosts a discussion on the ongoing public health catastrophe in India. Those interested in supporting relief efforts in India can find a list of organizations and people looking for donations he
Oats chats with post-doctoral fellow Adam King about the failed attempt to organize an Amazon fulfillment centre in Bessemer, Alabama. You can read the piece that our discussion is based on here: https://readpassage.com/p/what-the-failed-amazo
We chat with Professor Navyug Gill about the ongoing farmers' protest in India. The discussion touches on: the intent of the Indian government to further neoliberalize and corporatize the farming sector the scale of the protest and the farmers
Oats chats with Julian von Bargen about a book he recently co-edited, 'Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left: Recasting Leftist Imagination.' We dig into the book's treatment of the environmental crisis, political parties and movements, a
Oats chats about housing injustice in Toronto with Brendan Jowett, a tenant lawyer who has fought to prevent the clearance of homeless encampments in city parks during the pandemic. We discuss Toronto's deepening housing crisis, the rent strik
We chat with author and activist Charlie Demers about Primary Obsessions, a novel about a psychologist who helps people overcome mental health problems by day and tries to solve a murder mystery by night. You can grab a copy of Primary Obsessi
Oats chats with Kyle Bailey about the limits of stakeholder capitalism, corporate citizenship, and corporate social responsibility. The discussion is based on a journal article Kyle wrote, which can be accessed here: https://www.ppesydney.net/
We follow up our broad discussion about agriculture by zooming in on the local urban agriculture movement -- we chat about its positive aspects as well as its limits. Learn more about the Black Creek Community Farm here: https://www.blackcreek
Episode Notes Oats chats about the problems within the modern-day food system, whether technological achievements like GMOs are a good thing, and about the limits of traditional agricultural societies. Support Oats for Breakfast by becoming a
Episode Notes This episode of Oats for Breakfast features a discussion with Adolph Reed Jr. that was organized and live-streamed by Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression. You can access the full video version of the discussion on the
Oats for Breakfast will be on hiatus for the month of November. We'll be back again in December. The Patreon billing has been paused so patrons won't be charged this month.
Oats for Breakfast chats with podcaster Andre Goulet about the recently-launched Harbinger Media Network, an initiative that's bringing together left-wing content creators from around the country. Find out more about Harbinger here: https://har
Oats interviews sociologist Lisa Kowalchuk about 'We Resist: Defending the Common Good in Hostile Times', a volume she co-edited. We also chat about the working conditions of nurses in Central America and about St. James Town Storeys, a Toronto
Oats for Breakfast sits down to chat about Kirsten Ghodsee's 2018 book 'Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence.' The discussion explores the nature of gender and sexual relations in the Eastern
Oats for Breakfast chats with Joseph Anderson about his recent book, 'Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, Pork, and Power in America.' The book surveys the role that swine played in the making of American capitalism, from the colonial period to the present.
On this bonus episode of the podcast Oats sits down with Henry, a left-wing content creator known as Deathnography. We chat about memes, podcasting, music, and anthropology.
Oats for Breakfast interviews Meryam Haddad, a socialist candidate in the Green Party of Canada's leadership race. We chat about Meryam's platform, why she calls herself a socialist, how she intends to win over voters to the Green Party, and mo
Oats for Breakfast chats with Rio de Janeiro-based human rights lawyer Rhaysa Ruas about social and political circumstances in Brazil. The wide-ranging discussion touches on the COVID-19 crisis, the rise and fall of the Workers' Party, as well
Oats interviews Freddie deBoer about his book, "The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice." In the book Freddie argues that, to the extent that educational outcomes are the result of inherent differences be
Oats for Breakfast chats with Yana Ludwig, a socialist running for office in one of the most conservative states in the US. Yana is a candidate in Wyoming's Democratic Party Senate primary, set to take place on August 18th. We chat about her pl
Oats chats with Dimitri Lascaris about his candidacy in the Green Party's leadership race. Dimitri tells us about how he became a socialist, the need to abolish billionaires, the impact that COVID-19 has had in long-term care facilities in Queb
Oats for Breakfast chats about the recent wave of protests that were sparked by George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis. We get into a critical discussion about the potential impacts of the protests on the upcoming US election, the merits of defun
Oats first hosted a discussion about COVID-19 on episode 40 (which was published on February 10, 2020), well before the pandemic attained global proportions. In this episode we go back to review what we thought about the disease back then and o
We return from our month long hiatus to chat about our experience of travelling back to Canada and (after developing some symptoms) our efforts to try to get tested for COVID-19. Everything worked out OK for us in the end, but our experience s
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