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Agora: The Podcast

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Agora #59: Food Panel
Our full panel discussion on the topic, "Food as a Weapon" discussing the intersection of food and liberation. Hosted by Sek McGora. Featuring Penguin, Rae from the Let's Make Some Shit podcast, Shane from The Vonu Podcast, Keith McHenry from Food Not Bombs, author nutrition advocate BJ Woods, Brian and Ellen Sovryn, and friend-of-the-pod Djoom.
02:19:09
September 22, 2022
Unlocked: Sek's Shorts -- Guerilla Gardening
Sek narrates a short explanation of guerilla gardening -- something anyone can try
14:20
September 21, 2022
Agora #58: Gary Chartier
The legendary anarchist writer and intellectual Gary Chartier joins us to talk about market anarchism, the preference for non-hierarchical organizations, social change and revolution, the viability of commons-based production, and the importance of the market form.
01:39:09
September 20, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part VIII
Part VIII of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae. This audio file includes the entirety of the fourth chapter.
01:21:37
September 15, 2022
Unlocked: Renzo Novatore's "Anarchist Individualism in the Social Revolution"
Sek McGora reads the short piece "Anarchist Individualism in the Social Revolution" by the Italian anarchist writer and poet, Renzo Novatore.
10:42
September 14, 2022
Agora #57: Gonzo
Gonzo, homesteader extraordinaire, joins us to talk about: homesteading strategies; modular homesteading; recycling, reusing, and improvising; building mobile fixtures; raising different types of birds, and a lot more. Another great episode in our series on practical homesteading and farmsteading.
01:26:56
September 12, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part VII
Part VII of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae.  This audio file includes the third chapter, Section F.
03:02:53
September 06, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part VI
Part VI of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae.  This audio file includes the third chapter, Section E.
58:57
September 02, 2022
Agora #56: Left, Right, and the Prospects for Sanity
We at the Agora Podcast have noticed some dangerous trends. Over the past decade or so, much of the ideas we discuss, and others that are potentially liberatory or promote healthier lifestyles, are becoming very “right-coded” in our culture. At the same time, questioning authority, entrenched power, and institutions is being ceded to far-right ideologues and being discouraged by social pressure and stigma. We discuss the origin of these trends, their implications, and our opinions on what can be done about them.
01:43:51
August 29, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part V
Part V of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae. This audio file includes the third chapter, Sections B, C, and D.
01:01:12
August 25, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part IV
Part IV of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae. This audio file includes the third chapter's introduction, and Section A.
01:14:42
August 23, 2022
Agora #55: Dagorist
Dagorist from the Agorist Nexus and Agorist Acres joins us to talk about seeds, guerilla gardening, community supported agriculture, farm shares, bulk buying, and a lot more.
01:46:46
August 14, 2022
Agora Podcast: Into the Void #3
Brian Sovryn joins us for another exciting Void episode where we discuss the Jewish people, the break-up of the Ottoman Empire, and other narratives of 20th Century history viewed through less common lenses, as well as a discussion of the nature of Truth. Plus more!
02:01:53
August 07, 2022
Audiobook -- "Vonu: A Strategy for Self-Liberation" by Shane Radliff (Part II)
"Learn how to make yourself invulnerable to the coercion of the State and the servile society with this updated guide on the liberating freedom   strategy of vonu." An audiobook by friend-of-the-show Shane of The Vonu Podcast. Learn more at https://vonupodcast.com/vonu-a-strategy-for-self-liberation-by-shane-radliff-freeaudiobook/, and read the foreward by Derrick Broze.
01:01:24
August 06, 2022
Audiobook -- "Vonu: A Strategy for Self-Liberation" by Shane Radliff (Part I)
"Learn how to make yourself invulnerable to the coercion of the State and the servile society with this updated guide on the liberating freedom  strategy of vonu." An audiobook by friend-of-the-show Shane of The Vonu Podcast. Learn more at https://vonupodcast.com/vonu-a-strategy-for-self-liberation-by-shane-radliff-freeaudiobook/, and read the foreward by Derrick Broze.
01:48:29
August 03, 2022
Agora #54: Steve Poikonen
Steve Poikonen from Slow News Day joins us to talk about the anti-war movement, left-right politics, Occupy, counter-intelligence activities against radical movements, and decentralized and unorganized resistance. This is one not to miss.
01:29:10
August 01, 2022
Agora #53: Dr. Michael Laufer on Four Thieves' Latest Projects
Michael Laufer joins us to talk about the anarchist biohacking collective's (https://fourthievesvinegar.org/) latest projects and work. They will be They'll be presenting showing off their stuff at HOPE in NYC and DEF CON in Vegas.
01:24:04
July 24, 2022
Agora #52: Imperialism, Gardening, and Guns
A listener submitted a question on the Vietnam conflict, and of course the guys go on for most of the episode riffing on war, imperialism, and general history of the Cold War period. Also discussed, gardening and firearms for homesteading.
01:33:03
July 23, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part III
Part III of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae.   This audio file includes the second chapter, parts C/D/E/F/G.
01:51:42
July 19, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part II
Part II of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae.  This audio file includes the introduction to the second chapter, and sections A & B of that chapter.
01:35:18
July 17, 2022
Kevin Carson's "The Homebrew Industrial Revolution" Part I
Part I of Carson's important work, featuring friend-of-the-show Rae. This audio file includes the introduction, preface, and the entirety of Chapter 1.
01:17:53
July 11, 2022
Agora #51: "Hypothetically Speaking" with Normandie
Normandie joins us for a second time to discuss his anti-industrial ideals, praxis, his lifestyle and prepping, and the history of Luddism and other anti-technological ideas.
01:27:09
June 30, 2022
Agora #50: Fiftieth Episode Q&A
Join us and some of our friends as we mark fifty episodes with a chill discussion about farming and trading.
01:21:58
June 21, 2022
Agora #49: Keith McHenry
Keith McHenry, founder of the Food Not Bombs movement, comes on the podcast to talk about his past, the history and founding of the movement, the housing and homelessness crises, California progressives, and the shift of ideas and attitudes on the political left and the right. A must-listen for our fans.
01:28:18
June 12, 2022
Agora #48: The Girl Podcast
Resonance and Rae, friends of the show, join us to talk about their new podcast, "Let's Make Some Shit", a show that should appeal to serious crafters and especially beginners!
01:20:15
June 07, 2022
Agora #47: Pan-secessionism with Adrian Shephard
Adrian Shephard joins us to talk about the ideas of pan-secessionism and liberal nationalism, and makes the case as to why libertarians should support secessionist movements writ large.
01:52:34
May 17, 2022
Agora #46: Hess & Konkin
We recorded another episode on Hess & Konkin, where we start the conversation by comparing their works and theories and discussing how they may compliment each other by how little they have in common.
01:43:15
May 10, 2022
Agora #45: Professor CJ
Professor CJ, host of The Dangerous History Podcast, joins us for a great discussion about history, its framing, power, and a lot more. A conversation no to be missed.
01:25:22
April 24, 2022
Agora #44: Robbie Martin
The insightful Robbie Martin joins us to talk about media narratives, the "alternative" media, WMD (remember those?), and a lot more.
01:55:55
April 17, 2022
Agora #43: Paul Cripple from Reagan Youth
Paul Cripple from the legendary punk band Reagan Youth joins us to talk about his life and being an anarchist.
01:09:45
April 16, 2022
Agora #42: Sek & Penguin Talk Ukraine
Self-explanatory.
01:52:20
April 02, 2022
Agora Podcast: Into the Void #2
Brian Sovryn joins us for another great conversation where we touch on bitcoin & cryptocurrency, ideology, and praxis.
01:39:28
March 25, 2022
Agora #41: Scott Horton Talks Ukraine
After considerable delay due to circumstances outside of our control, the legendary Scott Horton joins us to talk about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe.
54:59
March 17, 2022
Agora #40: Magnus Talks Ukraine
Our good friend Magus joins us to talk about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe.
54:00
March 08, 2022
Agora #39: Aouei
Self-described Christian anarchist Aouei joins us to talk about religion & liberation, morality, the afterlife, and a lot more.
01:42:18
March 01, 2022
Agora #38: Prison Abolition with Ali
Ali (formerly on Twitter as @alijilltn) joins us to talk about prison abolition, criminal justice, transformative justice, and a lot more. 
01:37:50
February 23, 2022
Agora #37: Localist Agriculture
A twitter thread recently went viral discussing a radical decentralizing of food production. The hosts discuss the concepts and the feasibility of local food production versus economies of scale and mass distribution, and what makes sense and what doesn't, now and going forward.
01:22:57
February 16, 2022
Agora #36: Stateless Med
Stateless Med, a libertarian anarchist physician, joins us to talk about the multiple crises of healthcare and modern medicine, the history of health care, health care co-ops, allopathic versus osteopathic medicine, and much more.
02:06:29
February 01, 2022
Neighborhood Power -- Part 2
An audiobook recording of "Neighborhood Power" by David Morris and Karl  Hess. The authors lay out a vision of a new, libertarian political  economy marked by localism, ground-up cooperation, and the re-imagining  of work and production.
03:48:06
January 31, 2022
Neighborhood Power -- Part 1
An audiobook recording of "Neighborhood Power" by David Morris and Karl Hess. The authors lay out a vision of a new, libertarian political economy marked by localism, ground-up cooperation, and the re-imagining of work and production.
03:50:23
January 30, 2022
Agora #35: Frank Miroslav
Frank Miroslav (a.k.a. mutual_ayyde) joins us to talk about his projects, including two new articles that he's working on. One is concerning anarchists understanding and embracing public choice economics, which leads to a great discussion about public choice, the left ceding economics to the right, and marxist tendencies shaping leftist attitudes on the state generally. The second is on the development of technology over time to suit the need of corporations to maintain command and control structures as opposed to different routes which increase worker autonomy, and potentially the profitability of corporations as well. Both topics circle back into the kind of discourse we love on Agora and we hope you enjoy it, too!
01:53:26
January 25, 2022
Agora #34: Kevin Carson
The legendary Kevin Carson joins us to discuss his newest work, "Exodus", and his current work-in-progress on the state. We then discuss a variety of topics including Kevin's thoughts on a two-pronged praxis, municipalism, distributed production, transition to post-capitalism, and a lot more. If you're at all familiar with Kevin's works or are a fan of this podcast, since we owe a lot of ideas to his work, you'll definitely have to check out this conversation.
02:05:58
January 17, 2022
Agora #33: Glitterbombed, Part Deux
We welcome anarchist activist Logan Marie Glitterbomb back onto the podcast to discuss her recent activities and organizing with Coup de Gras and with the Center for a Stateless Society. We discuss gradualism and dual power in contrast with armed, popular revolt or direct action. Tune in for this exciting conversation.
02:07:10
January 16, 2022
Agora #32: CTRLPew
CTRLPew joins us to talk about -- exactly what you'd expect: 3D printing, DIY firearms, 3D-printed guns. An exciting and in-depth discussion with a legend in the DIY world.
01:29:36
January 12, 2022
Agora Podcast: Into the Void #1
Hey guys! We're introducing a new series where we continue to delve into the weeds and discuss some amazingly insightful topics with repeat-guest Brian Sovryn. To give you some idea of the breadth of topics we cover: widespread questioning of truth claims, epistemic anarchy, technocracy, transhumanism, rhizomes (Sek explains Deleuze and doesn't dumb it down into something vague), esoteric history, and the potential lost knowledge of ancient civilizations.
02:02:23
January 07, 2022
Agora #31: Purposeful Compliance, Self-Employment, Wage Labor, and Anti-Civ
The title really says it all. Sek and Penguin have a fruitful discussion on Sek's article on purposeful and principled compliance with government, and the other topics listed here, that often come up in liberty-oriented circles of all types.
01:45:31
January 05, 2022
Agora #30: Economic Statism and Choice
Sek and Penguin break down some arguments about the benefits and costs of the dominant economic paradigm and the constraints of choice imposed on consumers and working people. We take a libertarian view of the good, the bad, and the ugly of industrialization, capitalism, and consumerism, and give our honest assessments about what we'd take and what we'd leave.
02:09:46
December 20, 2021
Agora #29: Felix Sanchez
Felix Sanchez a.k.a. rockyMTchaos, joins us to talk libertarian politics, the futility of electoralism, preparedness, planning, organization, and mutual aid. We're building alternative modes of resistance and the fusion of liberty & community, and we want you to join the conversation.
01:55:09
December 13, 2021
Agora #28: Return of the Sovryn
Bryan Sovryn joins us for a third appearance, where we have a fun conversation about the nature of property, "self-ownership" versus "self-stewardship", philosophy, the possibility of the developement of artifical general intelligence, and a lot more.
02:02:15
December 08, 2021
Agora #27 with Derrick Broze
Hey guys, we're back with an exciting conversation with Derrick Broze, who is fresh off of his latest tour. We talk about what he's been up to and the topics we do best: autonomy, decentralism, and localism.
01:09:17
December 04, 2021
Episode 26: "Greg Doud"
Greg Doud of the Meadows and Makers Podcast joins us to talk homesteading, agorism, technology, and societal change. We talk about his story and the societal changes he's seen locally, as we discuss the future of our praxis-heavy way of thinking, building, and cooperating.
01:57:08
November 22, 2021
Episode 25: "Dr. Michael Laufer"
The Agora Podcast features arguably its most dangerous guest yet. Dr. Michael Laufer has the goal of bringing the production of medicinal compounds and other forms of healthcare to the world of distributed production and the personal level. And as a member of the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, he's doing just that.
01:35:34
November 15, 2021
Episode 24: "Agorist Delivery"
Dharma and Silas Soule join the hosts to have a fruitful discussion on the progress, possibilities, and potential pitfalls of an agorist delivery community.
01:30:02
November 08, 2021
Episode 23: "Class Theory"
Sek and Penguin sit down and talk agorist class theory, conspiracy theories, elites, class consciousness, the meaning of politics, and a lot more!
02:17:14
October 23, 2021
Episode 22: "Sovryn Strikes Back"
Brian Sovryn joins the boys again for another talk about technology and creating alternative, agoric services.
02:07:30
October 18, 2021
Community Technology -- An Audiobook
Sek Mcgora has sat down and recorded an audio book version of Karl Hess' work, "Community Technology". The book was written in 1979 and details Hess' experiences with left-localist projects in an attempt to create a self-sufficient neighborhood community in the D.C. neighborhood of Adams Morgan, as well as his vision of future localist movements and how they could claim and reclaim political power and reshape the political economy. As a side note, it has aged decently well, especially if you have a little imagination.
04:43:22
October 15, 2021
Episode 21: "What is Property? ...Who Really Cares?"
The hosts finally get down and talk property. A lot. We go into the theory and the practical implications of property in a free "society".
02:10:50
October 10, 2021
Episode 20: "Against the Empire"
Okay, this one is epic... Sek and Penguin sit down to talk about the End the Damn Wars rally, the future of peace activism, countering state propaganda, the cold war with China, jingoism, distributed production, police, and a lot more.
01:45:50
October 04, 2021
Episode 19: "Resonance & K-sizzle Talk Chemistry"
Today we're joined by Resonance and K-sizzle, two legit chemists, who drop some chemistry knowledge for us lay people... very much in the agorist vein.
01:36:37
September 20, 2021
Episode 18: "Return of Rayo"
Rayo, a.k.a. Shane of the Vonu Podcast and P.A.Z.N.I.A. drops by again to talk with us about the upcoming Vonu Fest, foraging, fungi, different Vonu strategies for different locales, and a lot more. 
01:35:27
September 14, 2021
Episode 17: "Dharma"
Dharma from the Road to Autonomy magazine joins us to talk post-political (and post-anarchist) praxis, real-life solutions, homeschooling, grey-market transportation and supply chains, and a lot more!
02:19:08
September 06, 2021
Episode 16: "Silas Soule"
Silas Soule, formerly of the Seeds of Liberty podcast and Freedom Feens, and currently editor of the Road to Autonomy E-zine, joins us to talk about a whole variety of topics... seriously, this is a long one. Even if you've heard his sordid backstory, you'll still want to check out this rendition. Anyways, after a serious of bad encounters with state agents and others, Silas embraced a nomadic lifestyle. Eventually he has settled into some really interesting agorist activities, which has led him to stiking out on his own and also embracing van nomadism, which we talk about in detail.
02:04:13
August 30, 2021
Episode 15: "Magnus Panvidya"
Magnus Panvidya joins us to talk activism, the Boog, COINTELPRO, post-partisan opposition to the state, and the upcoming End the Damn Wars events in D.C. and nationwide on September 11.
01:30:45
August 25, 2021
Episode 14: "Scott Horton Talks Afghanistan"
Scott Horton joins us to join the recently unfolding events in Afghanistan.
49:33
August 20, 2021
Episode 13: "Brian Sovryn"
Brian Sovryn joins us to talk tech, security, the downsides of being connected, cryptography, and a lot more. A great discussion.
01:57:59
August 08, 2021
Episode 12: "Sek on The Vonu Podcast"
Far-right? Far-left? Bitch, I'm FARming. Sek talks homesteading and gardening with Shane.
01:07:50
August 07, 2021
Episode 9: "Normandie"
Homesteader and prepper Normandie joins us to talk about techno-skepticism, prepping, a collapse of techno-industrial society, centralization, and more.
01:37:16
August 04, 2021
Episode 11 - Talking Agorism with Derrick Broze
In this episode, the esteemed Derrick Broze joins us to talk about agorism, environmentalism, messaging, personal autonomy, sustainable communities, and so much more!
01:25:15
July 25, 2021
Episode 10: "Enough Already: Scott Horton on the Economic Costs of the Warfare State and More"
Agora Podcasts re-launches with brand new, high-quality audio and to celebrate, we have as our guest the esteemed Scott Horton. Scott joins us to talk about the economic costs of the warfare state and the military-industrial-congressional complex, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the sordid narrative of the US Empire 1979 to present.
01:56:24
July 18, 2021
Episode 8 - Tettsui (tettsui77)
Tettsui, post-right anarchist and twitter shitposter extraordinaire, joins us in a very special episode to discuss his essay outlining post-right anarchism, conservatism in libertarian thought, objective truths, postmodernism, shitposting as praxis, an-caps, and so much more.
01:18:36
June 25, 2021
Episode 7: Vibin'
In our longest episode to date, Sek and Penguin discuss a wide variety of topics including the downsides of revolution as a strategy, post-anarchism, libertarian unity & disunity, the LP, and a long discussion of libertarian history, the paleo strategy, Ron Paul, and right-wing anti-war tendencies. This is probably the best discussion yet and the podcast broaches topics that are pertinent to the times we're living in.
02:20:51
May 30, 2021
Episode 6: "Dronestruck"
After a significant delay, we release our very special episode with Dronestruck the Alchemist joining us all the way from New Zealand / Aotearoa. Yes, he's a legit alchemist and we talk about his studies and practices in this ancient art & science, as well as a superbly interesting and meandering discussion of individual production, spirituality, rationality, and even Marxism. This episode is one to remember. Apologies for the first 7-8 minutes of dialogue; the quality improves after that.
01:32:38
May 09, 2021
Episode 5: Victor Koman
Sek and Penguin sit down with Victor Koman, an agorist, science fiction writer, and associate of the late Sam Konkin (SEK3). We talk about his experiences with Konkin, sci-fi (of course), and his efforts in digitizing preserving the valuable resources he's obtained in Konkin's old notes and papers. This is a costly task, somewhat in expense and very much in time, and Victor can use all the support that we're able to muster, so please donate to his gofundme.
01:44:59
April 30, 2021
Agora Podcast Episode Four: "Vonu"
Shane from The Vonu Podcast drops in to talk about the personal liberation-based philosophy of "Vonu", which stands for "Voluntary not Vulnerable". Vonu is a set of ideas and practices concerning life in the "Second Realm" and interacting with the "First Realm" of the statist, "servile" mainstream society.
01:35:38
April 04, 2021
Agora: The Podcast -- Episode III "Glitterbombed"
Noted anarchist writer, podcaster, and prison-abolition activist Logan Marie Glitterbomb joins us from an undisclosed location to talk about white- and green-market agorism, anarcho-syndicalist alliance, mutual aid, and a bunch of the activities she's been up to lately.
01:48:54
March 20, 2021
Agora: The Podcast -- Episode Deux "The Agora, Pt. II"
Listen to our most recent episode, where we go into various topics including the counter-economy, green market agorism, vertical and horizontal agorism, insurrectionary market activity, and other great topics.
01:09:35
March 20, 2021
Agora: The Podcast -- Episode 1 "The Agora, Pt. I"
Sek Mcgora and Penguin launch our first podcast episode introducing and talking about the basics of agorism, and while we only get but so far talking about Konkin's ideas, we have a great time discussing small-time entrepeneurs and the way that free enterprise is stifled in a corporate, capitalist world. Stay tuned for much more, and follow us on twitter @agora_pod. Please donate if you appreciate our content.
01:04:30
March 18, 2021