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Aram Goudsouzian

This time Eric marks the passing of legendary actor and civil rights icon Sidney Poitier with a conversation with Aram Goudsouzian, Professor of History at the University of Memphis and author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon. The discussion touches on everything from Poitier’s early life and training as an actor to his tenuous relationship with Black radical politics in the 1960s. The second half of the conversation explores Poitier’s lasting impact and relevance to today.

Jacqueline Keeler

This time on CounterPunch Radio, author and journalist Jacqueline Keeler joins Eric to discuss a range of critical issues affecting Native people in the US and Canada, including the ongoing struggle against pipelines and extractive industries, the impact of COVID on Native communities, the fight against native mascotry, and more. Jacqueline also helps reframe how we think of US history, the American Revolution and Founding Fathers, and the nature of the settler-colonial presence on this continent. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss.

Break Music: “Stadium Pow Wow” by The Halluci Nation ft. Black Bear

Intro/Outro: “The Corridors of Power” by Dean Wareham

Helen Yaffe

This time Eric welcomes to the show author and researcher Helen Yaffe to discuss the post-revolutionary history of Cuba, the recent protests, the effects of US imperialism and the blockade, and Cuba’s response to COVID.

Andrew Cockburn

Author and Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine Andrew Cockburn joins CounterPunch to discuss his new book “The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine.”

Dave Zirin

This time Eric welcomes back to the show Dave Zirin to discuss his latest book “The Kaepernick Effect” which explores how Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel sparked a movement for social justice and became a universal symbol of resistance and rebellion against white supremacy and injustice. Eric and Dave also discuss several sports issues, including the future of baseball in an age of extreme inequality and profit-driven baseball executives who care little for the game. Don’t miss this great conversation with the one and only Dave Zirin on CounterPunch Radio.

Michael Roberts

US Imperialism After Afghanistan

Marxist economist and author Michael Roberts returns to CounterPunch to discuss the state of US imperialism following the end of the Afghanistan War and how it relates to the profitability of capital in the 21st Century. He also explains the capitalist nonsense called the Austrian School of Economics, and provides his predictions for the global economy in the coming decade.

Robert Hunziker

The Climate Apocalypse

Environmental and climate journalist Robert Hunziker joins CounterPunch+ and CounterPunch Radio to discuss his latest writing about the climate apocalypse unfolding around us. Eric and Robert discuss the Arctic emergency, methane nightmares, the toxic planet, the anthropogenic rocketship, the death of our coral reefs and wetlands, and so much more. Don’t worry, there’s a little inspiration at the end!

Eileen Jones

Leftist Films and the Death of Indie Cinema

On the latest CounterPunch Radio: Film critic and host of the Filmsuck podcast, Eileen Jones, stops by to chat with Eric about American movies, the birth and death of indie cinema, why so many movies are so bad these days, and, of course, her Top 5 films all leftists must see.

Paul Street

This week Eric welcomes back to the show CounterPunch regular Paul Street to discuss Bidenism, Trumpism, and other contagious diseases. Paul doesn’t hide his contempt for all the right people, so listen today and subscribe to CounterPunch+ where you can read all of Paul’s writings.

Scott Parkin

Scott Parkin, a climate organizer and Counterpuncher, joins Eric to discuss climate activism and the indigenous-led resistance movement against pipelines in North America.