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The Epoch of Incredulity

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Coming to you from the Boston Commune, a podcast that discusses, analyzes, and deconstructs the tumultuous churn we call Modernity. Are we heading towards destruction or salvation? One thing is for sure, we have entered The Epoch of Incredulity.
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Episode 95 - Cool Down The Boys in Brown
Some how this week's episode is shorter than last week's minisode, we love to see it. This week we discuss a wide range of issues, from the possibility of a federal Prop 22 bill, The IRA (not the cool one), Taiwan, The CDC, UPS, the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago, and, our favorite, Elon Musk. Jesse also gives the rundown on up-coming Marxist Menageries for your listening pleasure. Don't forget to look at this weird graph: https://imgur.com/a/AXRPLgM. Thank you for listening and please share your Epoch. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ---timestamp--- 00:00 - Intro 02:00 - News and technical difficulties 02:40 - Federal Prop 22 07:43 - The IRA, not that IRA 09:33 - Taiwan 16:30 - More on the IRA from Jesse 18:00 - Climate change and more technical difficulties 21:05 - Democracy 23:45 - The CDC keeps failing 26:50 - Weird infograph 29:00 - UPS 31:42 - FBI raids Mar-a-Lago 35:05 - We talk about Elon, again 36:30 - Rhodesia 37:09 - Menageries 38:50 - Social medias 39:50 - SLAM Recommendation 43:45 - Extras ===| MUSIC CREDITS |=== -- Background music during intro --  "Count Me In" prod. DeBoxBeats  https://youtu.be/-CYLOr1YVHc -- Theme music --  Written & performed by Contingence  https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston -- Background music during IRA bill stuff --  "Local Forecast" and "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod  https://filmmusic.io/song/3989-local-forecast | https://filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time  License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license -- Slam recommendation --  Title: Symptoms of Grievous Defacement  Artist: Necromorphic Irruption  Album: Slaughter on the Earth  Released: December 2nd, 2013  Hometown: Moscow, Russia  Bandcamp: https://necromorphicirruption.bandcamp.com/album/slaughter-on-the-earth-2013
44:30
August 12, 2022
MM | Blackshirts & Reds | Ch. 1, pt. 1 ~ Michael Parenti
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse begins to read Michael Parenti's 1997 text, Blackshirts & Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism. The reading covers the Preface and the first half of Chapter 1: Rational Fascism. Source material -- Reading begins on page xiii (PDF page 12): https://studycommune.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism-1.pdf Background music: "Theoclymenus" prod NK Music - https://youtu.be/LbbsaMRkFgI Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode is being released early (to everyone, as a treat) on August 6th, 2022. For many more early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
25:40
August 06, 2022
MM | Imperialism | Ch. 3, pt. 2 ~ Vladimir Lenin
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse continues to read from Vladimir Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. The reading covers the second half of Chapter Three, "Finance Capital and the Financial Oligarchy". SOURCE MATERIAL [begins on page 39]: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/imperialism.pdf Background music: "Echidna" prod NK Music - https://youtu.be/-sH0e2zJ0fU Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on April 5th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
15:53
August 04, 2022
Episode 94 - Hey Hyundai, Leave Those Kids Alone!
As your hosts have been busy with socialist organizing and other activities, this week's Epoch is gonna be a minisode -- still forty-five minutes long, but hey, it's worth it. We open the episode with a long discussion of the disastrous state of the MBTA; a recurring theme on this show that is likely it rear its ugly, malfunctioning head again, perhaps very soon. After that we deliver some good news internationally and cover the recent French elections that brought many leftwing victories, and unseated Macron's majority. We take a humorous look at Andrew Yang's new attempt at forming a Forward Party. Finally, we get dark, as we examine child labor violations at Hyundai factories in Alabama, the Fed raising interest rates, the real cause of supply chain shortages, the evil big banks do, and the Metaverse. As always, thank you for listening and please share your Epoch. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ===Timestamps=== 00:00 - intro 01:00 - Joe's preshow routine 01:32 - Minisode begins 01:55 - The MBTA 08:00 - French elections (the only good news) 16:36 - Andrew Yang and The Forward Party 21:52 - Complaining about Privatization, Construction, and Work. 23:31 - Child labor is back 28:54 - Calling Hyundai and Lake Natron 30:38 - The Fed raises interest rates 31:41 - What is really causing all the supply chain issues 36:50 - What big banks invest in, and the Metaverse 39:12 - Local Anti-fascist action 40:10 - outro and social media 45:10 - Extra farts === AUDIO CREDITS === -- Cutaway background music --  Song title: Lobby Time  Artist: Kevin MacLeod  Audio URL: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time  License URL: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license -- Nazi cuck arrest clip --  Video title: "Neo-Nazis attack women in Boston"  Channel: Rob Webber's Dumpster Fire Emporium  Video URL: https://youtu.be/qqY-noOaM4I -- Slam recommendation --  Song title: An Edifice of Archbestial Impurity  Artist: Disentomb  Album: Misery  Released: October 13th, 2014  Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia  Album URL: https://newstandardelite.bandcamp.com/album/disentomb-misery -- Theme music -- Written & performed by Contingence -- https://soundcloud.com/contingenceBoston
45:54
July 31, 2022
MM | Imperialism | Ch. 3, pt. 1 ~ Vladimir Lenin
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse continues to read from Vladimir Lenin's pamphlet: Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. The reading covers the first half of Chapter Three, "Finance Capital and the Financial Oligarchy". SOURCE MATERIAL [begins on page 33]: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/imperialism.pdf Background music: "Preswa" prod. NK Music - https://youtu.be/dbL4u5YGhVU Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on April 2nd, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
20:49
July 21, 2022
Episode 93 - Money Nightmares (Imperialism in the Modern Era)
This week on The Epoch, we open with some updates to the on-going crisis of daily American life, we deliver our long awaited analysis of modern imperialism. Please share, and thank you for listening. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. 00:00:00 - intro 00:01:30 - News didn't start the fire! 00:07:00 - We don't like Grimes, her music is fine 00:09:30 - How the rich have children 00:10:40 - Hunter Biden live your life 00:12:00 - Presidential dogs 00:14:50 - Ireland, Eleventh Night 00:17:20 - IMPERIALISM 00:47:00 - FINANCE CAPITAL (what the banks do) 01:00:00 - What we learned 01:03:40 - outro and social media 01:05:08 - SLAM Recommendation 01:09:06 - extras === Audio credits === --- Theme music --- Written & performed by Contingence https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston --- Intro clip --- Taken from an old propaganda film called "Communism" (Kinolibrary Archive Film Collections, clip ref CI19700) Source link: https://youtu.be/JNk9ZFqTt-Q --- Transition music --- Song title: Pieces Artist: After the Fall Source link: https://youtu.be/5RqryYapSAQ --- Background music for cutaways --- Song title: Lobby Time Artist: Kevin MacLeod Source link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license --- Slam recommendation --- Song title: Intoxication Artist: Chordotomy Album: Subjugated Into Obedience Bandcamp: https://chordotomy.bandcamp.com/album/subjugated-into-obedience Released: May 18th, 2018 Hometown: Augsburg, Germany
01:10:04
July 15, 2022
MM | Imperialism | Ch. 2, pt. 2 ~ Vladimir Lenin
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse continues to read from Vladimir Lenin's pamphlet, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. The reading covers the second half of Chapter Two, "Banks and their New Role". Background music: "Thrasos" prod. NK Music - https://youtu.be/_oUj-IzFfoM Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on March 29th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
18:56
July 07, 2022
Episode 92 - (RECOVERED!)
Jesse somehow figure out a way to recover the audio for episode 92, or, coincidentally, our season three premiere! Don't get too excited, it's mostly a typical episode for the Epoch, as we wade through bullshit. NATO bullshit, SCOTUS bullshit, Religious bullshit, Media bullshit, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats' bullshit, the sentencing of Ghislaine Maxwell, and not to be undone, the bullshit of the MBTA. Also featured is the return of Rabid Radlibs, and a whole lot of discussion about how much rich politicians suck. Please, enjoy, and share. Thank you for listening! Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ---timestamp--- 00:00:00 - intro 00:01:50 - NATO bullshit 00:05:50 - SCOTUS bullshit 00:11:33 - We talk about Religion 00:23:50 - How the media is covering SCOTUS 00:28:20 - Nancy Pelosi and the democrats bullshit 00:31:50 - Ghislaine Maxwell 00:33:30 - The MBTA is falling apart 00:41:41 - The Return of Rabid Radlibs w/ Comrade Jesse 00:55:38 - On the next episode 01:01:30 - Abortion resources. 01:03:27 - Outro and Social media 01:05:11 - SLAM Recommendation 01:09:30 - Extras  --- Audio Credits --- Intro background music:     "Armed" prod. DeBox Beats     Song URL: https://youtu.be/Zb_ysraVLC8 Homo erectus background music:     "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod     Song URL: https://filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time     License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Slam recommendation:     Song: "Enucleation Euphoria"     Artist: Chainsaw Castration     Album: Involuntary Cranial Excision (Split)     Released: March 25th, 2015     Hometown: Manchester, UK     Bandcamp: https://chainsawcastration.bandcamp.com/album/involuntary-cranial-excision-split Theme music:     Written & performed by Contingence     SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston
01:10:34
July 04, 2022
Fight for your epoch.
I made an oopsie, so this is what you get.  Recorded in one take. ~Comrade Jesse Background music: "Ambition" prod. DeBox Beats https://youtu.be/SDfTEv0zahM A few resources: Yellow Hammer Fund: https://www.yellowhammerfund.org National Network of Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org Brigid Alliance (transportation & funds): https://brigidalliance.org Indigenous Women Rising: https://www.iwrising.org
04:19
June 30, 2022
MM | Imperialism | Ch. 2, pt. 1 ~ Vladimir Lenin
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse continues to read from Lenin's pamphlet - Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. The reading covers the first half of chapter two, entitled "Banks and their New Role". SOURCE MATERIAL (Starts on page 20): https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/imperialism.pdf Background music: "Eidothea" prod. NK Music - https://youtu.be/Qb77wyIa73o Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on March 28th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
21:38
June 23, 2022
Episode 91 - Nixon's Dick Pics [SEASON 2 FINALE]
For a fresh change of pace, we celebrate some positive developments in this short-ish season two finale.  We also cover some bad stuff.  Just listen to the intro spiel, alright?  (Usually Scott does the episode description and the timestamps...) We do not advertise, and we do not monetize our content, so please become a patron at patreon.com/epicincredulity if you want to support us financially.  Sharing the show helps a lot, too. You can also visit comrade-rosie.org for resources in the greater Boston area. Thank you for listening to our bullshit for the past two years. Enjoy your epoch. ☭ ~Comrade Jesse ---Timestamps--- 00:00 Intro 02:47 Maura Healy fucked up on the Prop 22 clone 08:14 Jesse was wrong about longitude & Minnesota 09:31 LaMDA leak, what constitutes life 14:28 California backlash, Black Reconstruction, billionaire brain 22:58 Interest rates, eating ass, McKinsey 27:33 Local news (good & bad) 30:16 Scott hit his desk too hard and broke the podcast 32:08 Spice mélange, plugs 37:03 Slam recommendation 39:15 Jerk off for the revolution 42:02 Nixon sent a bunch of dick pics ---Audio Credits--- Theme music:     Written & performed by Contingence     https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Intro clip:     "The Wu Watch - The Veto" | Bostopia News with Evan George     https://anchor.fm/evan-george2/episodes/The-Wu-Watch---The-Veto-e1jv6ta Cutaway #1 background music:     "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod     https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time     License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Cutaway #2 background music:     "Switch" prod. DeBox Beats     https://youtu.be/JRO6gKMX8aE Transition music:     Song title: The Creative     Artist: Harvard (now called "Hrvrd")     Album: The Inevitable and I     Released: Dec 1st, 2009     Link: https://harvard.bandcamp.com/track/the-creative Slam recommendation:     Song title: Genesis of Putrescence     Artist: Colonize the Rotting     Album: Composting the Masticated     Released: May 28th, 2010     Hometown: San Jose, California     Album link: https://sevared.bandcamp.com/album/composting-the-masticated
43:13
June 18, 2022
MM | Imperialism | Ch. 1, pt. 2 ~ Vladimir Lenin
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse continues to read from Vladimir Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. The reading covers the second half of Chapter One, "Concentration of Production and Monopolies." Background music: "Mamlindao" prod. NK Music - https://youtu.be/mg_hkngmQqw Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on March 22nd, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
19:40
June 09, 2022
Episode 90 - I Stand With Peeing Man
We go long on this Epoch. First we open with the tragedy of the Uvalde shooting, which then bleeds into a longer discussion on the failure of law enforcement in America. Joe brings us an examination of "zombie corporations" and the impending market collapse. Jesse highlights the on-going denial of many Afghans from entering America, Section 35, and Michelle Wu's poor response to Mass and Cass. We also talk about Charlie Baker's veto of the immigrant license access bill, NA, astrology, and TikTok. Thank you for listening, and please share! Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ---Timestamp--- 00:00:00 - intro   00:02:05 - Uvalde shooting *CONTENT WARNING*   00:08:05 - The Police are fuck bois   00:26:43 - Zombie Corporations   00:37:30 - Afghans denied entry   00:42:20 - Europeans on American culture/The Hunger Games 00:54:05 - Prison labor 00:58:14 - Charlie Baker vetoes immigrant license access bill 01:03:35 - Joe's toast 01:05:44 - Section 35 01:13:40 - NA 01:23:33 - We're not doing astrology 01:24:22 - Wu and Mass and Cass 01:29:40 - Maggie's Tiktok comment 01:33:18 - Outro and social media 01:36:30 - Slam recommendation 01:39:38 - extra ---Audio credits--- Theme music:     Written & performed by Contingence     https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Intro clip:     "Current Events: Uvalde and Columbia" by Marx Madness (podcast episode)     https://marxmadness.pinecast.co/episode/58c18100/current-events-uvalde-and-columbia Background music during Uvalde sidebar:     "Missile" prod. DeBox Beats     https://youtu.be/53Y80nToVpU Background music during other cutaways:     "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod     (License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license)     https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time Transition music:     "Man Overboard" by blink-182     (℗ A Geffen Records Release; ℗ 2000 UMG Recordings, Inc.)     https://youtu.be/-6WmSZyDysA Slam recommendation:     "Serrated Impurities" by Guttural Secrete     Album: Nourishing the Spoil     Released: February 19th, 2013     Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada     Bandcamp: https://gutturalsecrete.bandcamp.com
01:40:39
June 03, 2022
MM | Imperialism | Ch. 1, pt. 1 ~ Vladimir Lenin
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse begins to read from Vladimir Lenin's infamous pamphlet Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism. The reading covers the preface and some of Chapter One, "Concentration  of Production and Monopolies", followed by a message from Jesse. Background music: "Empusa" by NK Music - https://youtu.be/mGEzYu-VILQ Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on March 19th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
20:08
May 26, 2022
Episode 89 - Fetus Swirl
Since our interview with Emerican Johnson last episode, which you can find here: (https://anchor.fm/epoch-of-incredulity/episodes/Episode-88---On-the-Socialist-Path-feat--NonCompete-e1htf3h) the entire world opened up and went insane and this episode is our best attempt at playing catch up. Thank you for listening, and please share your Epoch. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ---Timestamp--- 00:00 - intro 02:10 - it started with the Met Gala 02:33 - Roe v Wade overturned 04:05 - normalize abortion 08:00 - "replenishing the labor stock" 10:20 - the road map 14:30 - it's about control 22:40 - consequences of child birth 25:23 - the Bible 28:30 - it about money 33:30 - crypto crash 34:20 - MBTA NFT 35:50 - formula shortage 42:20 - buffalo shooting 45:50 - horse shoe theory 50:15 - climate 50:25 - Finland and Sweden want to join NATO 53:15 - Somalia 54:10 - student debt 60:50- The Fed and interest rates 1:03:01 - positive news 1:09:20 - Outro and social media 1:10:40 - SLAM recommendation 1:16:16 - Extras: Scott's soundboard fails.  ---Audio Credits--- Theme music by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Intro clip (from Minneapolis rally)   Video title: Pro-Choice Advocates Respond Nationwide to SCOTUS Draft   Uploaded by: Unicorn Riot   Video URL: https://youtu.be/NTWNcJnsePg Background music during monologues   Song title: Lobby Time   Artist: Kevin MacLeod   Song URL: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time   License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Slam recommendation   Song title: Torn Apart   Artist: Stillbirth   Album: Annihilation of Mankind   Released: August 31, 2018   Bandcamp (album): https://uniqueleaderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/annihilation-of-mankind   Bandcamp (artist): https://stillbirthofficial.bandcamp.com   Hometown: Hagen, Germany ========================= Mexie's YouTube video   Title: Conserving Half the Earth Won't Save Us -- Neoliberal Nature & the Half Earth Movement   URL: https://youtu.be/4v2ZHllKvNs
01:18:10
May 20, 2022
MM | On The People's Democratic Dictatorship [3/3] ~ Mao Tse-Tung
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse finishes reading Mao Tse-Tung's 1949 text, On The People's Democratic Dictatorship. Part three concludes with a statement from Jesse on dialectical and historical materialism. Background music:     "Kakia" by NK Music - https://youtu.be/RnabqYuFV98 Theme music:     Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on March 2nd, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
11:39
May 12, 2022
Episode 88 - On the Socialist Path feat. NonCompete
This is a very special episode of the Epoch, as we are joined by Breadtuber, and international comrade, Emerican Johnson of NonCompete. Our discussion mostly compares and contrasts the differences between the transitional socialist state  of Vietnam with the hyper-capitalism of the USA. We investigate the difference in the response to COVID, and expose the discrimination, fearmongering, and censorship prevalent online against the people of Vietnam. We learn about the rigorous political education and development of Vietnam and the transition away from Capitalism through Socialism and into Communism. We look into the intersection of mental health and class struggle, discuss disability activism, Revolutionary Optimism, and the disgusting and unfortunate ableism that still exists within sections the Left. As always, we touch on foreign policy and NATO. It would be really great if you shared this episode, thank you. Enjoy your Epoch. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ---Timestamp--- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:29 - Anarchism and Marxism 00:07:01 - Online discrimination 00:09:30 - Comparing Vietnam and USA 00:14:00 - Vietnam's COVID response 00:21:10 - Learned governmental mistrust in America 00:31:30 - Retirement plan 00:34:30 - Political education and development in Vietnam 00:43:00 - Mental Health and Class Struggle/Disability Activism 00:49:46 - Revolutionary Optimism 00:55:40 - Ableism on the Left 01:00:00 - All Humans have value 01:04:16 - The US from the outside 01:12:00 - NATO 01:15:50 - EJ's new podcast 01:17:45 - Plugs/Social Media/Outro 01:21:30 - Extras ---Audio Credits--- Theme music: by Contingence | https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Intro clip: Talking About My Hidden Disabilities | https://youtu.be/Mj1cO_pKcoU Transition music: "Blossom" prod. After the Fall | https://youtu.be/4DY2t1NhLJU Background music during cutaways: "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod | https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time ---NonCompete Cooperative on YouTube--- https://www.youtube.com/NonCompete  https://www.youtube.com/lunaoi https://www.youtube.com/Breadville
01:22:03
May 05, 2022
MM | On The People's Democratic Dictatorship [2/3] ~ Mao Tse-Tung
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse continues to read from Mao Tse-Tung's On The People's Democratic Dictatorship. Part two is prefaced with an explanation of some recurring terminology particular to the Chinese context. Background music:    "Harpocrates" by NK Music - https://youtu.be/oT7NqNbW1_g Theme music:    Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on February 28th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
17:12
April 28, 2022
Episode 87 - Less Boob on a LEGO
This week on the Epoch we were supposed to be joined by a very special guest, but there was a bit of a schedule mix up, but stay on the lookout for a Very Specials Epoch, coming soon. For now, enjoy your regular Epoch. We talk about the foolish end to the Mask Mandate, retailers still paying terrible wages, the increasing number of homeless among Boomers, the continued drilling on public land, Starbucks union, The MBTA's killing spree, and Michelle Wu's budget. Plus, Chris gives us a rundow on how to be a better International Comrade, and Chava celebrates dog farts. Thank you for listening, enjoy and share your Epoch. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ---timestamp--- 00:00 - intro 01:32 - Hot off the presses 02:17 - End of Mask Mandate (bad) 09:08 - Largest retailers still offer shit wages 17:01 - More Boomer becoming Homeless 21:35 - Drilling on public land again 25:00 - Starbucks Unions in Boston 25:45 - MBTA is killing people 28:50 - 747s are ugly 31:01 - Michelle Wu's bad budget  33:05 - Jesse and Chris shoot the shit 35:00 - Chris on Internationalism 40:31 - SEGMENT - You Can't Make This Shit Up w/ Comrade Chava 43:50 - Tucker Carlson's testicle tanning 44:25 - Less attractive M&Ms and Legos 47:15 - Outro and social media 53:35 - Extras ---Audio Credits--- WBUR News: "Boston lures workers back downtown with DJs, food trucks and - free Dunks" | https://radiopublic.com/wbur-news-WwNq0Z/s1!448d6 "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod | https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time "Poppers and Prosecco" by Kevin MacLeod | https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4231-poppers-and-prosecco All theme music by Contingence | https://soundcloud.com/contingenceBoston SLAM RECOMMENDATION "Extraterrestrial Racism" by Facelift Deformation Album: Dominating the Extermination (Inherited Suffering Records 2018) Released: May 7th, 2018 Bandcamp: https://inheritedsufferingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/facelift-deformation-dominating-the-extermination
55:14
April 21, 2022
MM | On The People's Democratic Dictatorship [1/3] ~ Mao Tse-Tung
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse begins to read from Mao Tse-Tung's 1949 text, On The People's Democratic Dictatorship. Background music:     "Matton" by NK Music - https://youtu.be/DxTYVtynDSI Theme music:     Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on February 21st, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
13:30
April 14, 2022
Episode 86 - Ethical Trolling feat. Antifa (Part 2)
Strap in for our full length interview with Rod Webber (@RodWebber) and Lauren Pespisa (@SplendidSpoon), in which we discuss NSC-131, and recent activities of local Nazis and other hate groups. Thank you for listening, and please share your Epoch. You can find part one of the episode here: anchor.fm/epoch-of-incredulity/episodes/Episode-86---Ethical-Trolling-feat--Antifa-part-1-e1grhnt And don't forget to check out 2020: The Dumpster Fire here: tubitv.com/movies/656784/2020-the-dumpster-fire Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area.
01:28:09
April 10, 2022
Episode 86 - Ethical Trolling feat. Antifa (part 1)
On this special episode of the Epoch, we are joined by Rod Webber (@RodWebber) and Lauren Pespisa (@SplendidSpoon), the anti-fascist filmmakers behind the documentary film, 2020: The Dumpster Fire (http://tubitv.com/video/656784). In part 1 we cover a wide range of topics and personalities, including Noam Chomsky, River Dave, Vermin Supreme, Tim Pool, Ben Shapiro, Alex Jones, Borat, Jordan Peterson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Dave Rubin, Steven Crowder, and Michelle Wu. Part 2, in which we discuss NSC 131, will be released soon. Thank you for listening, and enjoy your Epoch. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. --- Timestamp --- 00:00 - intro 01:30 - Rod, Lauren, and the Epoch riff session 14:28 - News! Student loan panic! 19:00 - Amazon Union, baby. Joe finds a way to be upset about it! 21:50 - The most dangerous jobs 26:21 - Climate doom 32:00 - Wu's anti-protest ordinance passes 34:50 - Elon buys Twitter (kinda) 35:42 - Tim Pool 39:00 - Brief preview of our interview 44:20 - SEGMENT - You Can't Make this Shit Up w/ Comrade Chava 46:33 - Outro and social media 55:44 - extras Watch Rod's "2020: The Dumpster Fire" on Tubi: https://tubitv.com/movies/656784/2020-the-dumpster-fire --- Audio sources --- Theme music: ContingenceBoston - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Intro clip: Episode title: Aleksandr Dugin: Traditionalism, Eurasianism, and Russian Nationalism Podcast: Revolutionary Left Radio Released: March 25th, 2022 Episode URL: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dugin Awkward silence music: Title: Lobby Time Artist: Kevin MacLeod Song URL: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Space force clip: https://twitter.com/littlewhitty/status/1510333810365378565 Transition music: Title: Pieces Artist: After the Fall Song URL: https://youtu.be/5RqryYapSAQ Slam recommendation: Song title: Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught Artist: Stabbing Album: Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught Released: December 10th, 2021 Hometown: Austin/Houston, Texas Bandcamp URL: https://comatosemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ravenous-psychotic-onslaught
57:57
April 07, 2022
MM | How the IMF Exploits African Nations ~ Fred M'membe
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse reads "How the IMF Exploits African Nations" by Fred M'membe. Background music:     "Cosmic" prod. DeBox Beats - https://youtu.be/f7OM0kiiK1k Theme music:     Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on February 19th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
08:08
March 31, 2022
Episode 85 - Communism: Rate the Fart.
This installment of the Epoch is back to business, the first mostly normal episode since the war began. We open with a discuss of NATO subtweets, masterclass pro-war propaganda, Why liberals love Zelensky and his use of emergency powers, refugees for labor, the US's attempts to privately influence China -- in the open, and the moral scope of war. In more domestic news, Joe examines labor issues in Major League Baseball, Jesse looks into rampant Russophobia overtaking American business and culture. We also talk a little about Michelle Wu, and local Nazi sightings in the Boston area. As always, thank you for listening, and please enjoy, and share your Epoch! Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. ---Timestamp--- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:45 - NATO Tweets 00:04:01 - Pro-War Propaganda 00:05:39 - Zelensky's emergency powers and Martial Law in Ukraine 00:07:50 - Why liberals love Zelensky 00:10:49 - Moral scope 00:14:30 - Refugees for labor 00:15:40 - Privately influencing China in the open 00:21:01 - Plugging the Patreon, plugging Lenin 00:22:30 - Loan collectors upset about student loan moratorium 00:24:05 - Baseball 00:33:35 - Hillary Clinton has COVID 00:34:40 - Citgo sign blocked by development 00:36:20 - NYT pro-nuclear war 00:39:09 - Russophobia 00:47:39 - Michelle Wu 00:50:43 - Local Nazis 00:53:42 - SEGEMENT - You Can't Make This Shit Up w/ Comrade Chava 00:59:00 - Outro and social media 01:04:35 - Slam Recommendation of the week 01:11:14 - Extras ---Audio credits--- Theme music by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceBoston Intro clip:   Episode Title:  612 - Half Baked (3/21/22)   Podcast:  Chapo Trap House   Episode link (SoundCloud):  https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/612-half-baked-32122 Background music during cutaways:   Song Title:  Lobby Time   Artist:  Kevin MacLeod   Song link:  https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time   License:  https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Scott's tweet intermission:   Song Title:  Local Forecast   Artist:  Kevin MacLeod   Song link:  https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3989-local-forecast   License:  https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Slam recommendation:   Song Title:  Throat Fisting Abortion   Artist:  Abominable Putridity   Album:  In the End of Human Existence   Released:  December 20th, 2007   Album link (Bandcamp):  https://abominableputridity.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-end-of-human-existence   Hometown:  Moscow, Russia
01:12:18
March 24, 2022
MM | The Colonial Afterlife of Encroachment ~ Victoria Okoye
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse reads The Colonial Afterlife of Encroachment by Victoria Ogoegbunam Okoye -- Chapter 8 of L'Internationale's e-book, Architectural Dissonances. Background music: "Palici" by NK Music - https://youtu.be/-pI-RTY5W8s Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on February 15th, 2022. *** For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity ***
15:55
March 17, 2022
Episode 84 - Dank Sock Bucket
We spend the majority of this episode discussing the situation in Ukraine, the broader historical context, what lead us to this moment, and where this could go, most places being bad. The rest of the episode we try to deliver the traditional Epoch magic you've come to love and expect. No Wars/No Sanctions. Thank you for listening.   Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. 00:00:00 - intro 00:01:43 - a war started 00:02:00 - how the media covers the war 00:05:30 - the broader historical context 00:10:30 - where's Kamala? 00:13:30 - reality 00:17:36 - props to Ireland and Finland 00:23:30 - imperial power 00:25:30 - no cheerleader war please 00:27:29 - potential financial blowback 00:28:26 - and price gouging, too 00:30:15 - manufactured consent and the true cost of sanctions 00:36:14 - Biden administration is terrible 00:39:10 - FLEX 00:42:32 - Elon Musk bullshit 00:50:00 - Jesse with more on the Biden administration being terrible and the wars we're still fighting 00:56:47 - SEGMENT - Something You Don't Know with Comrade Chava or Some Shit 01:01:15 - a word to the civilians 01:02:30 - outro and social medias 01:06:50 - slam recommendation of the week 01:12:33 - Extra ---Audio credits--- Theme music by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Biden intro clip:     Video title: Joe Biden predicted in 1997 that giving NATO membership to Baltic states would make Russia angry     Uploaded by: Krishnaraj Rao     Link: https://youtu.be/dNgCwoaT9u4 Background music during cutaways:     Song Title: Lobby Time     Artist: Kevin MacLeod     Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time     License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Slam recommendation:     Song Title: Omnipotent Hands     Artist: Maggot Colony (蠅蛆殖民地)     Album: Vile Reincarnation     Released: April 21st, 2017     Bandcamp [album link]: https://risingnemesisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vile-reincarnation *** PRESSURE YOUR LOCAL ORG TO SIGN ON: https://pnhp.org/system/assets/uploads/2022/03/REACHSignOnLetter.pdf ***
01:12:51
March 11, 2022
MM | Revolutionary Suicide [Excerpt 2/2] ~ Huey P. Newton
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse finishes reading an excerpt, included in part IV of the Black Panther Party Service to the People Programs, from Huey P. Newton's Revolutionary Suicide. Part two covers the section entitled "Freedom", plus a message from Jesse at the end. Theme music:     Written & performed by Contingence -- https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Background music:     "Flourish" by Danya Vodovoz -- https://youtu.be/IOf8Z7JjHvE This episode was released to our patrons on January 10th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, check out https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
15:26
March 03, 2022
Episode 83 - THE PET
We talk a lot Ukraine in the first half, and the rise of fascism and Neo-Nazis locally and internationally throughout most of the rest of the episode. Scott spends most of the second half complaining. No War/No Sanctions. Thank you for listening and please share. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord. Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. 00:00 - Opening statement/disclaimer 01:31 - Intro 03:01 - Things are happening re: Russia/Ukraine/US/NATO 06:00 - No war/no interventionist/no sanctions 07:05 - Biden/Putin 08:09 - Part of why this is happening 09:30 - Ukrainian Neo-Nazis 11:15 - The history of the rise of fascism in Ukraine 14:00 - How US influence factors into this 16:55 - If war between US and Russia went hot/to ground 18:45 - Climate Update = It's not good! 22:15 - Scott complains about things for a while 23:30 - 2022: The Year of Shut the Fuck Up 24:00 - Boston is still racist/Neo-Nazis in the city 29:00 - "Some Thoughts on What Can Be Done to withstand the Neo-Confederate/Neo-Fascist Conquest of Power" 33:35 - Conservatives got mad at the halftime show 35:00 - Disney's Storyliving/Companies are the new countries 40:01 - SEGMENT - You Can't Make This Shit Up w/ Comrade Janus 47:24 - Outro and social media 51:44 - Slam recommendation 56:42 - Extras --- Audio credits --- All theme music by Contingence https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Intro clip (between theme songs) source:   "Inclusive Patriotism": How Radicals Are Retconned into Liberal Champions of the American Project   by Citations Needed Podcast   ~ Posted: Feb 9th, 2022   ~ Episode link: https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/inclusive-patriotism-how-radicals-are-retconned-into-liberal-champions-of-the-american-project Background music during cutaway monologues:   Lobby Time   by Kevin MacLeod   ~ License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license   ~ Song link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time Background music before YCMTSU:   Opportunity Walks   by Kevin MacLeod   ~ License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license   ~ Song link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks Slam recommendation:   Resonances of the Cut and Chopped Heads   by Craniotomy   ~ Album: Ripped Out by Violence   ~ Released: Feb 4th, 2022   ~ Hometown: Hlohovec, Slovakia   ~ Album link: https://amputatedveinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ripped-out-by-violence
57:03
February 26, 2022
MM | Revolutionary Suicide [Excerpt 1/2] ~ Huey P. Newton
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse begins reading from an excerpt published in the Black Panther Party Service to the People Programs: Revolutionary Suicide, by Huey P. Newton. Part one covers the foreword and the sections entitled "The Way of Liberation", "Spiritual Death", "Seriousness", and "Redefinition". Background music:     "Phlegethon" prod. NK Music - https://youtu.be/c91-8jOO9qY Theme music:     Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on January 8th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, become a Patron at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
14:37
February 21, 2022
Episode 82 - Medicare Privatization Part Two: "Personal Anus"
Here is part two of our exanimation into Medicare Privatization. Thank you for listening. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord.            Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. 00:00 - intro 00:39 - The continued privatization of Medicare, continued 01:00 - Barack Obama 09:40 - The funniest thing Jesse has ever said on the podcast 22:00 - PNHP petition 22:18 - "scratching each other's dicks." 23:55 - SEGMENT - You Can't Make This Shit Up w/ Comrade Janus 32:31 - Outro and social media 35:31 - Slam recommendation 38:55 - extras --- Audio credits --- Opener background music:     Daydream by KaizanBlu - https://youtu.be/wQ3tL-W2dEo Cutaway background music:     Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod     Song URL: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks     License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Slam recommendation:     Song: Stillborn     Artist: Ingested     Album: Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering [re-issue]     Released: 2019-10-18     Hometown: Manchester, UK     Bandcamp (album link): https://uniqueleaderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/surpassing-the-boundaries-of-human-suffering All theme music by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston *** SIGN & SHARE THIS PETITION: pnhp.org/StopDCEs ***
40:06
February 15, 2022
Episode 82 - Medicare Privatization Part One: "Seven-Layer-Dip-Flavored Dorito"
Hey folks, we're back! We return with the first part of a lengthy exanimation into the continued privatization of Medicare. Check out our |Patreon| for bonus content and access to our Discord.            Please visit |comrade-rosie.org| for resources in the greater Boston area. 00:00 - intro 02:12 - News 02:52 - No free Community College from Biden 04:32 - "Lumpent"-proletariat 06:13 - Americans are toxic 09:45 - Amnesty International labels Israel an apartheid state 13:00 - Seven-layer dip 13:36 - Ukraine 17:10 - History's worst serial killer 17:55 - First Michelle Wu mention 18:30 - Blue States repealing Mask Mandates 23:54 - The continued privatization of Medicare --- Audio credits --- Theme music by Contingence: https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston Intro clip, Kalama interview, NBC: https://youtu.be/ZIrnKeR-Sm0 Interview clip c. 15:00, James Woolsey on the Russians' efforts to disrupt elections, Fox: https://youtu.be/SpWai3kZ-gM Interview clip background music: Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks   License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license WHO explainer background music: Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time   License: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/standard-license Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! | Prices | Adult Swim UK: https://youtu.be/hJ9yBgTp9UQ Outro music: Pieces by After the Fall: https://youtu.be/5RqryYapSAQ SIGN THIS PETITION: https://pnhp.salsalabs.org/dcepetitionseptember2021/index.html
57:37
February 13, 2022
MM | Fascism, Fundamentalism, & Patriarchy [2/2] ~ Anuradha Ghandy
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse finishes out Anuradha Ghandy's 2001 article: Fascism, Fundamentalism, and Patriarchy. Part two covers the sections entitled "The State's Patriarchal Communal Outlook", "Women's Organisations of the Hindutva Forces", "Women's Wing of RSS", and "Women Arise, Fight Hindu Fascism". Background music:     "Phrike" prod NK Music - https://youtu.be/A6JYwP5BQdM Theme music:     Written and performed by Contingence - https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on January 4th, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
14:19
February 10, 2022
MM | Fascism, Fundamentalism, & Patriarchy [1/2] ~ Anuradha Ghandy
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse begins reading from Anuradha Ghandy's 2001 article Fascism, Fundamentalism, and Patriarchy. Part one covers the foreword and sections entitled "Growing Funadmentalism Worldwide - What it means for women" and "The Indian Context". Background music:     "Peitho" prod. NK Music x sweeps -- https://youtu.be/_cIwnY-3GZE Theme music:     Written and performed by Contingence -- https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on January 1st, 2022. For early releases and other goodies, subscribe to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
19:24
February 02, 2022
MM | Art for the People's Sake ~ Emory Douglas
In this installment of Marxist Menagerie, comrade Jesse reads an excerpt from Black Panther Party's Service to the People Programs: Emory Douglas' speech entitled Art for the People's Sake. Background music: "Ourea" prod. NK Music & Milkz -- https://youtu.be/wDfU6ZKBN-4 Theme music: Written and performed by Contingence -- https://soundcloud.com/contingenceboston This episode was released to our patrons on December 26th, 2021. For early releases and other goodies, become a Patron at https://patreon.com/epicincredulity
11:01
January 27, 2022
A very important bulletin
Not really
00:38
January 25, 2022