Podcast Episodes

  • ABC #144: A World Without Cops
    In which I envision a world without police (and with good things in place of them). — This show is only possible because of people like you. Visit A Brief Chat‘s Patreon ...
  • ABC #143: Cops Are Bad
    In which I talk about why cops are bad and cannot be reformed. (Contains part of ABC #15 plus new material.) — This show is only possible because of people like you. ...
  • ABC #142: Poetry Fridays with Lois P. Jones
    In which Lois P. Jones reads her poetry. Lois P. Jones was the shortlist prize winner for two poems in the 2018 Terrain Poetry Contest judged by Jane Hirschfield. ...
  • ABC #141: Media Narratives Of Protest (with David Rovics)
    In which I present an episode of the podcast This Week with David Rovics. David discusses corporate media myths about unrest in the streets. You can find more of David’s ...
  • ABC #140: Farwa Reads (June 2020)
    In which Farwa Zaidi joins me for our monthly book segment. This month, in light of the national protests over yet more police murders, Farwa talks about the memoirs of ...
  • ABC #139: How Dogs See Us
    In which I read “Who My Dog Thinks I Am,” a piece by Taylor Plimpton from the summer 2020 issue of Tricycle, a Buddhist magazine. — This show is only possible because ...
  • ABC #138: Picking My Battles
    In which I talk about getting in fewer fights than I used to. Also there’s a short song. — This show is only possible because of people like you. Visit A Brief ...
  • ABC #137: Poetry Fridays with Sparrow
    In which Sparrow reads his poetry. Sparrow lives in Phoenicia, New York, in the shadow of Roemer Mountain. He cooks every day. Small Happiness & Other Epiphanies will come out ...
  • ABC #136: Robbed!
    In which I talk about identity theft, chatting online with friends, and the Arrowverse. — This show is only possible because of people like you. Visit A Brief Chat‘s Patreon page and ...
  • ABC #135: Where Are We?
    In which I continue to grapple with where the heck we’re at in this whole pandemic thing, and talk about why I’m feeling more and more out of step with ...