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The Revolution and Ideology Podcast

A sociologist and historian explore revolutionary theory and history.

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About Revolution and Ideology

“Revolution and Ideology” was started by Nick Lee and Jared Benson, university instructors of sociology and history respectively. Nick and Jared currently co-teach three humanities courses titled “Resistance and Revolution,” “Ideology and Isms,” and “Stateless Societies.” In the first, They explore the theories and historical examples of revolution and social change. In the second, they examine various historical and modern ideologies and the ways in which they motivate how people think and behave today. In the third, they analyze various theories and histories of stateless societies. In this podcast, they explore the ideas from their courses. 

Recent Episodes

The Glass to See to the Other Side – Zapatista Short Story

We read and analyze the short story written by Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos titled "The Glass to See to the Other Side" in which the revolutionary beetle Don Durito says goodbye to Mexico City. It's a great commentary on the isolation, individualism, and other ills of neoliberal capitalism. The story can be found in a book of Marcos' work "Our Word is Our Weapon."

Historical Context of the Zapatista Movement

Jared provides a detailed historical context of the Zapatista movement. Special thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! If you'd like to support us, find us on Pateron here: https://www.patreon.com/revolutionandideology

Presidents are Temporary – Wu-Tang is Forever!

We discuss which Wu-Tang members would fill which cabinet seats in a Presidential administration. RZA is President, Ol' Dirty Bastard is Press Secretary, and Jared calls Redman a "sidepiece" 😬 :cringe:

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Nick Lee

Nick Lee

Jared Benson

Jared Benson

“Revolution and Ideology” was started by Nick Lee and Jared Benson, university instructors of sociology and history respectively. Nick and Jared currently co-teach three humanities courses titled “Resistance and Revolution,” “Ideology and Isms,” and “Stateless Societies.”

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