The Lit Review Podcast

By The Lit Review Podcast

The Lit Review is a longform podcast series hosted by Monica Trinidad and Page May, two Chicago-based organizers. Each episode, Monica and Page lead semi-informal conversations with organizers and community members about their most influential book that has helped them develop their political analysis and theory of change. In some cases, we talk to the authors themselves, breaking down the importance of their own book journey. The Lit Review podcast recognizes that political study is not always accessible for a variety of reasons: financial limitations, academic jargon, low literacy rates, time barriers, and more. Each episode will focus on collectively reflecting on a book to the best of our abilities, talking through key concepts and vocabulary, and nerding out on main ideas and questions raised in the books. Our goal is to be a resource to our communities, bringing key information out of these books and into the masses during moments of urgency and rapid-response activism and organizing.

  1. 1.
    Episode 57: The In-between Episode!
    32:49
  2. 2.
    Episode 56: From the Ground Up with Juliana Pino
    1:24:58
  3. 3.
    Episode 55: Groundwork with Christian Snow
    1:09:49
  4. 4.
    Episode 54: Freedom Farmers with Vivi Moreno
    53:28
  5. 5.
    Episode 53: Borderlands with Trina Reynolds-Tyler
    47:35
  6. 6.
    Episode 52: Discourse on Colonialism with Asha Ransby-Sporn
    43:42
  7. 7.
    Episode 51: Rules for Radicals with Maira Khwaja
    48:42
  8. 8.
    Episode 50: Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter with Stephanie Skora
    43:27
  1. 9.
    Episode 49: Hammer & Hoe with Bettina Johnson
    53:11
  2. 10.
    Episode 48: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded with Joy Messinger
    50:42
  3. 11.
    Episode 47: Green is the New Red with Brad Thomson
    51:00
  4. 12.
    Episode 46: Fascism Today with Kelly Hayes
    50:47
  5. 13.
    Episode 45: Making the Second Ghetto with Lynda Lopez
    45:37
  6. 14.
    Episode 44: The Battle of Lincoln Park with Daniel Kay Hertz
    44:52
  7. 15.
    Episode 43: The New Jim Crow with Patrice Daniels
    45:49
  8. 16.
    Episode 42: Black Reconstruction In America Part 2 with Frank Chapman
    1:08:44
  9. 17.
    Episode 41: Occupied Territory LIVE with Simon Balto and Toussaint Losier
    1:02:04
  10. 18.
    Episode 40: Rethinking the American Prison Movement with Toussaint Losier & Dan Berger
    51:21
  11. 19.
    Episode 39: Kuwasi Balagoon - A Soldier's Story with Jason Lydon
    57:34
  12. 20.
    Episode 38: Season 1 Finale
    57:33
  13. 21.
    Episode 37: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed with Mia Henry
    1:02:39
  14. 22.
    Episode 36: Octavia's Brood with Tanuja Jagernauth
    43:42
  15. 23.
    Episode 35: Resistance Behind Bars with Victoria Law
    55:09
  16. 24.
    Episode 34: Pedagogy of the Oppressed with Hilda Franco
    53:43
  17. 25.
    Episode 33: Transgender History (2nd Edition) with Susan Stryker
    44:18
  18. 26.
    Episode 32: the Earthseed Series LIVE with adrienne maree brown
    1:22:31
  19. 27.
    Episode 31: Assata with Imani Council & Pat Frazier
    57:13
  20. 28.
    Episode 30: The Sympathizer (A Novel) with Van Huynh
    41:09
  21. 29.
    Episode 29: From Deportation to Prison with Arianna Salgado
    44:01
  22. 30.
    Episode 28: Demand the Impossible with Bill Ayers
    48:45
  23. 31.
    Episode 27: The Warmth of Other Suns with Walter May
    38:43
  24. 32.
    Episode 26: Exile & Pride with Alison Kopit
    44:38
  25. 33.
    Episode 25: Steel Barrio with Corina Pedraza
    48:34
  26. 34.
    Episode 24: Medical Apartheid with Martine Caverl
    58:50
  27. 35.
    Episode 23: The Life & Struggles of Stokely Carmichael with Kofi Ademola
    54:26
  28. 36.
    Episode 22: Black-on-Black Violence with Jasmine Adams
    50:27
  29. 37.
    Episode 21: Invisible No More with Andrea Ritchie
    1:07:53
  30. 38.
    Episode 20 - Part 5 - Connecting the Dots From Civil Rights To Ecofeminsim
    35:41
  31. 39.
    Episode 20 - Part 4 - Fannie Answers: What is Organizing?
    32:23
  32. 40.
    Episode 20 - Part 3 - Fannie Rushing On Fannie Lou Hamer
    28:56
  33. 41.
    Episode 20 - Part 2 - Fannie talks Capitalism, Racism, Colonialism, and Haiti
    36:24
  34. 42.
    Episode 20 - Part 1 - Fannie discusses her friend and mentor, Ella Baker
    30:13
  35. 43.
    Episode 19 - The Boundaries of Blackness with Cathy Cohen
    46:17
  36. 44.
    Episode 18: Emergent Strategy with Hannah Baptiste
    51:29
  37. 45.
    Episode 17: The Next American Revolution with Sarah Lu
    38:39
  38. 46.
    Episode 16: Queer (In)Justice with Joey Mogul
    52:54
  39. 47.
    Episode 15: The Terror Factory with Muhammad Sankari
    56:25
  40. 48.
    Episode 14: Black is a Country with Charles Preston
    43:58
  41. 49.
    Episode 13: The Underground Railroad (A Novel) with Eve Ewing
    39:28
  42. 50.
    Episode 12: At the Dark End of the Street with Mariame Kaba
    55:58

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