Old Mole Variety Hour for March 27, 2023

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Mon, 03/27/2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist, Anti-colonial and LGBTQ-positive Perspective

 

Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:

Dreaming An-Other World: We haven’t heard much about the EZLN of southern Mexico recently, but they’ve been active. In this episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond updates us and reminds us of their unique mode of struggle. Norm is joined by two distinguished actors to present dramatic readings from a remarkable new book, Zapatista Stories for Dreaming An-Other World.

Introducing Myself: In honor of International Women’s History Month, Norm Diamond presents a performance piece by Ursula K. Le Guin on the non-recognition of women in history. Ursula insists, therefore, that she must be a man, although not a very good one. As well as gender, the piece addresses issues of aging. Le Guin originally wrote “Introducing Myself” as a performance piece in the 1980s, later revising it for inclusion in her essay collection, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination. For our listenership in 2021 and now 2023, Norm slightly revises the published piece.

Pirates are Progressive: Histories and popular culture of the Golden Age of Piracy offer tales of resistance to capitalism through multiracial democracy and sexual and gender liberty. Frann Michel discusses the books The Many Headed Hydra:  Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic by  Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker (2000),  and Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia,  by David Graeber (2023) and and the streaming series Black Sails (2014-2017, Starz) and  Our Flag Means Death (2022- , HBO).

 

 

 

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    9:00
    Artist
    Nina Simone
    Song
    Pirate Jenny
    Album
    Four Women: The Complete Nina Simone On Philips
    Label
    Reprise
  • Time
    9:01
    Artist
    Billie Holiday
    Song
    Say It Isn't So
    Album
    Thrilling
    Label
    BELIEVE - lling
  • Time
    9:40
    Artist
    Hazel Scott
    Song
    Fantasy Pieces, Op. 3: II. Prelude in C Sharp Minor
    Album
    Swinging the Classics
    Label
    Shellac Revival
  • Time
    9:58
    Artist
    Hazel Scott
    Song
    Waltzes, Op. 64: I. Molto vivace in D Flat Major (Minute Waltz)
    Album
    Swinging the Classics
    Label
    Shellac Revival

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