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The Fire These Times

By: Joey Ayoub
  • Summary

  • How do we build the new in the shell of the old? How do we tackle global warming and its associated crises? How do we make it easier to imagine the end of capitalism than the end of the world? Every week, Joey Ayoub and guests explore how to answer these questions and more. We get into everything from anti-fascism to Star Trek, degrowth to Solarpunk, genocide to mutual aid. From Syria to Taiwan, Ukraine to Bosnia, Ethiopia to Argentina. This is a one-nerd project. To Support: https://www.patreon.com/firethesetimes
    Joey Ayoub
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Episodes
  • 154/ Anti-Imperialism After the Syrian Revolution w/ Sahar Amarir
    Mar 1 2024
    For episode 154, French-Moroccan-Amazigh analyst Sahar Amarir joins Elia J. Ayoub and Leila Al-Shami to talk about her piece "Imperialist is Multiple, so Should be Our Solidarities: on the Need for Post-Post-Colonialism" published in The Funambulist. The best way to support The Fire These Times is: Through ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon.com/firethesetimes⁠⁠. With a monthly or yearly donation, you get perks including early access, exclusive videos, monthly hangouts, access to the video and book clubs, merch and more. Leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. This allows us to show up on these platforms in the first place. Tell your friends and enemies about it. Episode Credits: Hosts: Elia J. Ayoub and Leila Al-Shami Producer: Elia J. Ayoub Guest: Margaret Killjoy Music: ⁠⁠Rap and Revenge⁠⁠ Sound editor: Artin Salimi Episode designer: Elia J. Ayoub Team profile pics: Molly Crabapple Original TFTT design: Wenyi Geng
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    1 hr and 23 mins
  • 153/ Living Like the World is Dying w/ Margaret Killjoy
    Feb 23 2024

    For episode 153, anarchist writer, musician and podcaster Margaret Killjoy joins Elia J. Ayoub and Aydın Yıldız to talk about the very easy topic of apocalypse. What does that even mean? And how do we deal with that without falling into complete despair? Many of y'all know that one of the taglines of this pod is building the new in the shell of the old, right? Well, this is about that. Sort of. It's mainly about staying sane and healthy and as hopeful as possible long enough to even want to build the new in the shell of the old.

    Margaret Killjoy, in our view, is one of the best minds on this difficult subject, and we think you'll agree.


    Transcript:

    This episode's transcript is available on the website. If you'd like to help make The Fire These Times more accessible you can help out with transcriptions by reaching out to Antidote Zine, the collective with whom we are working on transcripts.


    Show notes:

    • Penumbra City, the new ttrpg by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness
    • Margaret's two pods: Live Like the World is Dying and Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff
    • Margaret's essay for Slingshot Collective that's behind this episode's title as well as one of her podcasts
    • Margaret's essay Don't Let Nazis Have Nice Things republished by Antidote Zine


    The best way to support The Fire These Times is:

    1. Through ⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon.com/firethesetimes⁠. With a monthly or yearly donation, you get perks including early access, exclusive videos, monthly hangouts, access to the video and book clubs, merch and more.
    2. Leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. This allows us to show up on these platforms in the first place.
    3. Tell your friends and enemies about it.

    Episode Credits:

    • Hosts: Elia J. Ayoub and Aydın Yıldız
    • Producer: Elia J. Ayoub
    • Guest: Margaret Killjoy
    • Music: ⁠Rap and Revenge⁠
    • Sound editor: Elia J. Ayoub
    • Episode designer: Elia J. Ayoub
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    1 hr and 26 mins
  • 152/ Israel and American Jewish Dissent w/ Geoffrey Levin
    Feb 16 2024

    For episode 152, Dana El Kurd hosts Geoffrey Levin to talk about his book "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978". Levin is assistant professor of Middle Eastern and Jewish Studies at Emory University and the Director of Undergraduate Engagement at Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

    Our Palestine Question is a new history of the American Jewish relationship with Israel focused on its most urgent and sensitive issue: the question of Palestinian rights. Given the ongoing genocide launched by the Israeli state on the Palestinians of Gaza, this book couldn't be more timely.


    Show notes:

    • Fida Jiryis - Stranger in My Own Land: Palestine, Israel and One Family's Story of Home
    • Ezra Klein - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/26/opinion/netanyahu-biden-israel-gaza.html
    • David Klion - https://www.nybooks.com/online/2024/01/28/the-exile-of-the-american-jewish-left/
    • The threshold of dissent - https://nyupress.org/9781479829316/the-threshold-of-dissent
    • Necessity of Exile (Shaul Magid’s book) - https://mitpressbookstore.mit.edu/book/9798986780313


    The best way to support The Fire These Times is:


    1. Through ⁠⁠⁠Patreon.com/firethesetimes. With a monthly or yearly donation, you get perks including early access, exclusive videos, monthly hangouts, access to the video and book clubs, merch and more.
    2. Leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. This allows us to show up on these platforms in the first place.
    3. Tell your friends and enemies about it.


    Episode Credits:

    Host: Dana El Kurd
    Producer: Elia J. Ayoub
    Guest: Geoffrey Levin
    Music: ⁠Rap and Revenge⁠
    Sound editor: Elia J. Ayoub
    Episode designer: Elia J. Ayoub

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    50 mins

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