Programming Note: Darts and Letters is off and retooling to relaunch in a new format early 2024.

Mini-Series: Activism and Academia

  • Thumbnail for EP68: Science Against the People (ft. Charles Schwartz & Sigrid Schmalzer)

    EP68: Science Against the People (ft. Charles Schwartz & Sigrid Schmalzer)

    The right attacks science, liberals uncritically defend it. But there are other ways to see scientific authority. Scientists have always served capitalism, patriarchy, and empire. So say Science for the People, a radical movement of scientists. So, they are fighting to change it. We tell the story of the groups Vietnam-era origins, and explore why it's having a resurgence today.
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  • Thumbnail for EP63: Who Researches the Researchers?

    EP63: Who Researches the Researchers?

    Researchers with the best of intentions still get things wrong. So what does it look like when the old paternalistic ways are dispensed of? We talk to Garth Mullins, who is both researcher and subject in Vancouver's downtown east side and also to Michelle Fine, a leading proponent of critical participatory action research.
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  • Thumbnail for EP59: January 6th and the Myth of the Mob (ft. James Jasper and Joy Rohde)

    EP59: January 6th and the Myth of the Mob (ft. James Jasper and Joy Rohde)

    Scholars used discredited crowd theory to explain the events of January 6ths. These are straight from the physician Gustave Le Bon, a bigot who hated the masses. Is it OK to apply reactionary ideas to reactionary movements, out of political expediency? We think no.
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