On today’s episode, Allen sits down with cartoonist Nick Thorkelson and editor Paul Buhle to talk about their new volume on radical philosopher Herbert Marcuse, whose ideas inspired the New Left of the 1960s and, according to Angela Davis, can be just as valuable today. Nick Thorkelson is a cartoonist living in Boston. He is […]
Host Allen Ruff takes a look at the importance and resurgence of radical and socialist Eugene V. Debs, who led the Socialist Party to federal and state office across the United States by the 1920. He is joined by Paul Buhle and David Nance, co-authors of a graphic biography on the labor leader published by […]
For today’s pledge drive edition, guest host Norman Stockwell is joined in the studio by historian Paul Buhle to discuss the 50th anniversary edition of Radical America Komiks and reminisce about the history of media, the underground press, art, and radical politics in the 1960s and 70s. Paul Buhle is founder of the journal Radical America and the archive Oral […]
On today’s show, we dive into the life and work of German playwright Bertolt Brecht, including his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947. Fermat’s Last Theater Company in Madison is currently staging a production about Brecht’s HUAC testimony called Singing in the Dark Times. Allen is joined in the studio today by director David […]
Host Allen Ruff interviews historian Paul Buhle. He’s a former Senior Lecturer at Brown University, founder of the SDS Journal Radical America, and author of multiple titles for Verso Books. Following the recent re-issue of his biography, they discuss the life and radical contributions of the famed CLR James.
Host Allen Ruff chats with historian Paul Buhle, former senior lecturer at Brown University and author of dozens of books on radicalism, about the life and times of John Chapman — better known as Johnny Appleseed.