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By Sam Yang
Mixed Marxist Arts and interviews. It's two shows on one channel. Southpaw features interviews and thoughts from a liberation martial artist, and then there are the Fight Studies where we talk about combat sports.
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FS 83 – UFC Fantasy Lightweight Grand Prix
With Khabib Nurmagomdeov retired, what would a potential UFC lightweight grand prix look like? A visual transcript of this episode is available on Patreon.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
19:21
November 29, 2020
Liberation Martial Arts and Meme Deconstruction (Bonus)
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02:13
November 27, 2020
84 – Settler Colonialism, Frantz Fanon, and Decolonization, Part 2 w/ Mylan Tootoosis
This is part two and the final part of our conversation with Mylan Tootoosis. Since we defined a lot of concepts and terms in episode one, part two explores those ideas and their applications. We dive into racism and white supremacy, how colonization erases and rewrites Native culture, double consciousness as a way to understand code-switching and white gaze, land-based education (education outside of the classroom), oral tradition, pressures of being nonwhite, and living with the Zapatistas.  When we think of the Left, we think of the Marxist to Anarchist binary. Some might generously even include liberals. However, with these two episodes, we'd like to illuminate how anti-imperialism/colonialism is a primary radical tradition with overlaps to the European radical traditions, rather than a subset. Capitalism is a problem, but the oppression of racism, imperialism, and colonialism are timeless.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Find Radicle Narrative at: https://radiclenarrative.com  Find Mylan at: https://www.mylanmurdo.com  Find Idle No More at: https://idlenomore.ca  Books to Read The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon: https://amzn.to/2GL0sBA and free audio version: https://youtu.be/vDjRF17Ea3c  Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon: https://amzn.to/36jZsgM  1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann: https://amzn.to/2GTDUP8  The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois: https://amzn.to/3kWCt0f  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:54:05
November 24, 2020
Fight Study 82 – UFC 255
Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Alex Perez and Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jennifer Maia.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
13:52
November 23, 2020
Preview: Evolution of Team Oyama
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01:41
November 19, 2020
Alt Commentary: Nurmagomedov vs. Shalorus (Bonus)
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01:10
November 18, 2020
Fight Study 81 – RDA vs. Felder
The last minute fight that was Rafael dos Anjos vs. Paul Felder.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
13:46
November 16, 2020
Preview: RDA vs. Felder
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01:26
November 12, 2020
83 – Settler Colonialism, Frantz Fanon, and Decolonization, Part 1 w/ Mylan Tootoosis
We brought Indigenous scholar Mylan Tootoosis on the show to give us a crash course on colonialism, Fanonian Marxism and psychoanalysis, and decolonization (both internal and external). More than a lecture, this is a conversation where we not only define terms and ideas but stretch these ideas into different contexts, even martial arts. Some fight for a post-racial society, or a post-capitalist society, or a society without authority, and all these things overlap with but are not the same as the struggle for a post-colonial and post-imperial society. This episode is unique even among leftwing podcast, and probably one of the most important episodes you will hear. It will challenge you and make you uncomfortable, which is essential for healing.  You can listen to part 2 now on Patreon or you can process this episode and wait for part 2 to be released in the coming weeks. Consider listening to this episode more than once, setting up discussions around it, and sharing it with others to open dialog.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Find Radicle Narrative at: https://radiclenarrative.com  Find Mylan at: https://www.mylanmurdo.com  Find Idle No More at: https://idlenomore.ca  Books to Read  The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon: https://amzn.to/2GL0sBA and free audio version: https://youtu.be/vDjRF17Ea3c  Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon: https://amzn.to/36jZsgM  1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann: https://amzn.to/2GTDUP8  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
2:03:45
November 10, 2020
FS 80 – Butchering the GOAT: The People v. Jon Jones
The case against Jon Jones being the greatest of all time.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
16:57
November 3, 2020
Unlocked: Charlie Chaplin and the Road to Freedom
"More than machinery, we need humanity."  In 1940, Charlie Chaplin put aside the Tramp character to write, direct, and star in "The Great Dictator." Rather than his usual slapstick comedy, "The Great Dictator" was a thoughtful political comedy, that not only satirized but also denounced fascism.  Side note: For making movies that criticized factory life, the Gold Rush, and the Nazis, Chaplin was accused of being a communist sympathizer and exiled from both the US and the UK.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
19:25
October 28, 2020
Fight Study 79 – Khabib's Swan Song
We look at Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje, Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, pound-for-pound vs. greatest of all time, why no one thinks of wrestling when they think about stance and footwork, and how timing can dictate a fighter's legacy.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
20:04
October 26, 2020
Preview: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
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02:08
October 21, 2020
FS 78 – Zombie vs Ortega, Flyweight Andrade, and Lomachenko vs López
We look at The Korean Zombie vs Brian Ortega (and Zombie's future), Jessica Andrade's move up to flyweight, how to do instant replays in Nevada, and Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Teófimo López.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
14:56
October 19, 2020
Preview: Zombie vs. Ortega
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01:48
October 14, 2020
Unlocked: The Fascism and Cult Checklist
Many of us have questions about spotting red flags for fascists and cults of personalities. Fortunately for us, philosopher Theodor W. Adorno and other researchers at University of California, Berkeley have already done the work. Studying fascist personality traits during and after World War II, their findings were published in 1950. However, you might be surprised how consistent these personality traits have remained. In fact, this is even more insightful today than it was back then because World War II had people convinced fascism was an anomaly unique only to German Nazis; whereas now, we know there are fascists all around us. This piece was originally written in 2019 and unfortunately it appears this checklist will become perennial. Please continue to share it with those who have been looking for a checklist like this one. We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
35:40
October 13, 2020
Fight Study 77 – A Tale of Two Kickers
We look at Moraes vs. Sandhagen and Barboza vs. Amirkhani.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
13:54
October 12, 2020
Preview: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
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01:23
October 7, 2020
82 – If the World Hated Nazis, Why Did We Do Their Olympics? w/ Gabriel Kuhn
Gabriel Kuhn is a historian, writer, philosopher, activist, and former professional athlete. He joins us to talk about the rise of fascism and antisemitism, sports history and the Left, the idealism of sports and socialism, David Graeber and third wave anarchism, post-modernism and its role in deconstructing reactionary biases, counterculture/DIY culture and antifascism, and the West's rewriting of history. This is one of those must-listen episodes that might completely change your understanding of history, the US, as well as the rest of the world.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Books by Gabriel  Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics: https://amzn.to/34l4qsE  Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Forging a Militant Working-Class Culture: https://amzn.to/3itL7lC  Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics: https://amzn.to/34poCcy  Playing as if the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports: https://amzn.to/3l8Oxfx  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:38:02
October 4, 2020
Alt Commentary: Adesanya vs. Silva (Bonus)
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01:42
October 2, 2020
Unlocked: Bully
It's easier to recognize how you've been bullied than to recognize how you've bullied others. This is how childhood trauma shapes our present.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
10:46
September 30, 2020
Fight Study 76 – UFC 253
We look at Adesanya vs. Costa and Reyes vs. Błachowicz.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
18:07
September 28, 2020
Preview: Adesanya vs. Costa and Reyes vs. Błachowicz
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01:41
September 24, 2020
81 – Rebooting the Future w/ Simi
We talk with journalist and activist Simi (bylines: Skanda Kadirgamar) about the side effects of capitalist realism, where we mistake capitalism for a law of physics. We also talk about Kashmir, Sri Lanka, xenophobia and racism after 9/11, the potentiality of Trans and Queer people, occupying space as a marginalized person and the interest in martial arts, and capitalist realism's effects on journalism.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Find Simi on Twitter @Skaitama, on Instagram @simikassandra0228, and bylines at Truthout, The Nation, and Waging Nonviolence  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:42:24
September 20, 2020
Preview: Woodley vs. Covington
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01:17
September 16, 2020
Fight Study 76 – Hill vs. MMA Culture
We talk about Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill as well as the historical and political context of this fight, along with being a vocal Black woman in MMA.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Check episode 21 – Project Spearhead, Employment Status, MMA Unions, Gig Economy, and Andrew Yang w/ Leslie Smith  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
19:35
September 13, 2020
Vet to Champ: Dustin Poirier (Bonus)
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01:31
September 13, 2020
Preview: Hill vs. Waterson
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01:35
September 10, 2020
80 – Leftist Veterans, Martial Arts Cults, and Antifascism w/ Joe Kassabian
We talk with Joe Kassabian about the US military, imperialism, Leftist veterans, Armenian genocide, and martial arts as the intersection for fascists, police, and the military.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Find The Hooligans of Kandahar: https://amzn.to/2QXcsS9  Find Citizen of Earth (Galaxy on Fire Book 1): https://amzn.to/2DxZfMy  Find The Great Traitor (Galaxy on Fire Book 2): https://amzn.to/2QSF9zp  Find Joe on Twitter: @jkass99  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
2:05:15
September 6, 2020
Alt Commentary: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 1 (Bonus)
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02:20
September 1, 2020
Unlocked: The Stonecutter and the Tao of Rock-Paper-Scissors
Having its origins in ancient China, rock-paper-scissors is a prime example of the cyclical thinking in Eastern philosophy.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
34:27
August 26, 2020
Fight Study 75 – Munhoz vs. Edgar
We analyze Frankie Edgar's first fight at bantamweight against Pedro Munhoz.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and our swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
13:33
August 23, 2020
Vet to Champ: Fabricio Werdum (Bonus)
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03:11
August 19, 2020
Fight Study 74 – UFC 252: Eye Pokes III
We look at all the action of UFC: Miocic vs. Cormier 3.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and our swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
40:31
August 17, 2020
Preview: Miocic vs. Cormier III
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03:05
August 12, 2020
Fight Study 73 – Bendo and the Beast
We look at Bellator and UFC, Chandler vs. Henderson 2 and Lewis vs. Oleinik.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and our swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
17:47
August 9, 2020
FS 72 – MMA Through the Lens of Marxism and Gastronomy
MMA categories can only be understood via structures and food analogies.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and our swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
20:10
August 7, 2020
Unlocked: Being like Water Means Having an Open Mind
How we miss the foundational message of Bruce Lee's philosophy.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Books mentioned:  Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon: The Original 1958-1973 Correspondence – http://amzn.to/2iSc6NX  Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu: Commentaries on the Chinese Martial Arts – http://amzn.to/2iSiu80  The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee – http://amzn.to/2jQhcdp  Bruce Lee: Artist of Life – https://amzn.to/2DcFvgY  Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living – http://amzn.to/2jO6hjX  Simulacra and Simulation – https://amzn.to/2x5NTrZ  Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – https://amzn.to/3g7pozV  Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition - http://amzn.to/1RVQDbW  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
28:38
August 4, 2020
FS 71 – Brunson v. Shahbazyan (How a Fight Serves as a Metaphor)
Whether you watched this event or not—whether you're interested in MMA or not, if you're involved in activism—if you're a marginalized person, listen to this.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and our swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
13:27
August 2, 2020
Fight Study 70 – Whittaker vs. Till
We cover the feint fest which was Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
14:27
July 27, 2020
Preview: Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
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01:45
July 22, 2020
Unlocked: Loneliness and The Little Prince
This is an unlocked bonus episode for the loneliness of these times.  We can't continue to produce episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and our swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Books mentioned:  The Little Prince - http://amzn.to/2iUAD06  The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays - https://amzn.to/2CuVTJv  Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing - http://amzn.to/1V41Cb5  The Conquest of Illusion – http://amzn.to/2kbW9m5  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
13:43
July 20, 2020
Bonus Study: Kattar vs. Ige
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01:46
July 16, 2020
79 – Why You Should Have Hobbies w/ Eyepatch Wolf
Today on Southpaw we have YouTuber Super Eyepatch Wolf otherwise known as John Walsh. We cover the gamut from anime, pro wrestling, martial arts, racism, Vegeta, and the YouTube rabbit hole. Hobbies create communities, they're also a lot of fun. That's an important takeaway when the goal is solidarity.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and our swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com  Find Eyepatch Wolf on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGoikgbxP4F3rgI9PldI9g and on Twitter: @EyePatchWolf  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
56:59
July 15, 2020
Fight Study 69 – UFC 251
We cover Usman vs. Masvidal, Volkanovski vs. Holloway, Yan vs. Aldo, and Andrade vs. Namajunas.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
32:08
July 12, 2020
Preview: UFC 251
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03:24
July 8, 2020
FS 68 – Vet to Champ: Michael Bisping
When we started this series on fighters with late career surges, the first person we thought of was Michael Bisping; because he proved, a little improvement and one hell of a year can take you from gatekeeper to champion.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
23:13
July 5, 2020
78 – Baseball Negro League, Unions, and Dead Hall of Famers w/ Ralph Carhart
We speak with baseball historian and author of "The Hall Ball" Ralph Carhart about his project to find all the MLB Hall of Famers, unionizing baseball, and the history of Negro League Baseball.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Ralph at: http://thehallball.sportspalooza.com and The Hall Ball: One Fan's Journey to Unite Cooperstown Immortals with a Single Baseball at: https://amzn.to/2NLIGyf  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:55:45
July 2, 2020
Fight Study 67 – Poirier vs. Hooker
Poirier vs. Hooker is why we love MMA.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
17:24
June 28, 2020
Preview: Poirier vs. Hooker
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01:51
June 25, 2020
77 – The Lost History of Worker Sports and the American Left w/ Dr. James Robinson
We are joined by historian Dr. James Robinson to discuss the parallel histories of the worker sports movement and socialism. At one time, there were millions of socialists across Europe and the US. Worker/People Olympics were bigger than the actual Olympics. The generation before the Baby Boomers are portrayed as simple country folk rather than as they were, politically aware immigrants who helped start most of our unions. Rather than boycotting the 1936 Olympics in Berlin (or disallowing Nazi Germany from hosting), the IOC along with most countries including the US participated in what is now known as the Nazi Olympics. But the US participation is portrayed as a protest when there was an actual protest Olympics scheduled that was not only going to be bigger but more diverse (which included Jewish exiles from fascism). It was the socialists who fought the fascists before the war, whose warning to the US about Nazis fell on deaf ears, who were wiped out along with the Jewish people for being anti-fascist and/or also Jewish.  But revisionist history has led many Americans to believe World War II was fought against the socialists, not the fascists. The sports we enjoy now and their often socialistic nature traces back to actual socialists. Our worker rights trace back to socialists. A lot of anti-racist actions in the US involved socialists. Even with the current anti-racist protests, rather than disparaging the protests, who were the first to join the protests? It was NOT white liberal Democrats. The raised fist you see now was started by the Industrial Workers of the World. How much of our history that not only represents a whole period but also the lived experiences of millions of people is not being taught even in "liberal" circles? This is why you should listen to this episode and share it.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find James on Twitter: @jgeneric and Breaking History at: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/history/breaking-history-podcast/  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
2:44:46
June 24, 2020
FS 66 – Emmett vs. Burgos and the Hegemonic Masculine Culture of the UFC
Analyzing Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos as well as analyzing the hegemonic and incentivized masculine culture of the UFC.  Related to this topic:  56 – The Invisible Hand of MMA Face Punching  52 – The Hidden Ethics of Combat Sports  The Mitchell Paradox or For the Love and Hate of Fighting  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
22:43
June 21, 2020
76 – Why You Should Listen to the Interviews AND the Fight Studies
This is our Leftist/antiracist case for listening to both shows, especially if you have never trained in martial arts.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
04:36
June 19, 2020
75 – Rooftop Koreans
Sam recently received a message from Brittany Wong, a senior reporter at Huffpost asking him to give his thoughts on the “roof Korean” memes showing armed Koreans on rooftops. The message of the meme was to say every race has the right to arm themselves and use force against supposed “Black” invaders. Essentially becoming avatars for white supremacy. This is Sam's response in its entirety.  Here is the article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/roof-koreans-meme-know-real-story_n_5ee110a1c5b6d5bafa5604f3  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
12:36
June 17, 2020
74 – Invisible Blackness and Three-Fifths w/ John Vercher
We are joined by author and martial artist John Vercher to discuss his book Three-Fifths, what it means to pass in a racial context, the history of the One-Drop and Three-Fifths rules, the often overlooked spectrum of white supremacy, and then we talk about John's new book which is centered around the world of MMA.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find John at: https://www.johnvercherauthor.com  Find Three-Fifths at: https://amzn.to/2Az9FtJ  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:26:32
June 14, 2020
FS 66 – Queer Self-Defense and UFC 250 w/ Jacky
We talk with martial arts trainer Jacky about their queer self-defense project that offers free self-defense and MMA classes to the queer and trans community. We also discuss how Brazilian jiu-jitsu is similar to but also different from such activities as parkour and skateboarding. We also dive into the challenges and benefits of starting your own training collective as a novice. Lastly, we discuss the main card of UFC 250.  The queer perspective on MMA is one that is nonexistent in the discourse, which is why you need to listen to this episode. You might just find our discussion is better than most of the other ways MMA is presented.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Support Queer Self-Defense: https://www.patreon.com/queerselfdefense  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:19:34
June 8, 2020
73 – Zillenial MMA Analysis w/ Ed Gallo
We talk to MMA analyst Ed Gallo from Bloody Elbow and The Fight Site to discuss breaking into MMA media, learning to analyze fights, MMA as a path to Left politics, and international wresting.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Ed: @EdwardGalloMMA and at: www.thefight-site.com/  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
2:06:00
June 4, 2020
Preview: UFC 250 Bantamweight Grand Prix
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01:11
June 2, 2020
72 – AmeriKKKan Rebellion
Some impromptu thoughts on the rebellion.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
17:32
June 1, 2020
FS 65 – Woodley vs. Burns
This was Tyron Woodley's first fight back since his lopsided title loss to Kamaru Usman. A surging Gilbert Burns showed the defeat to Usman wasn't a fluke but more about a winning formula against Woodley.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
13:57
May 31, 2020
Preview: Woodley vs. Burns
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01:38
May 27, 2020
71 – Internet Storytelling w/ Sapphire Sandalo
As a nice break from the pandemic, storyteller and creator Sapphire Sandalo is on the show to tell us some of her favorite spooky stories, about how collecting scary stories from the Philippines made her more aware of colonization and its lasting effects on the psyche, being a YouTuber and creator, and what she's doing differently for her new show "Stories With Sapphire." We also explore the feedback loop creators can fall into, and how not to be #basic.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Sapphire:  Website – https://storieswithsapphire.com  Cliver Barker story – https://storieswithsapphire.com/episode-5  Facebook – @sapphiresandalo.official  Instagram and Twitter – @awkwardsapphire  Twitch and Youtube – @sapphiresandalo  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:08:51
May 24, 2020
70 – The Politics of Empathy, Knowledge, and Responsibility w/ Jeff Monson
In this dense episode, we speak with MMA pioneer, grappling legend, and political radical Jeff 'The Snowman' Monson. Unlike what you might expect, Jeff's politics didn't come from reading theory but rather as a direct result from his accomplishments in wrestling and combat sports, as well as his years in social work. He was like many Americans, in a bubble. Through his work and especially through his travels as a competitor, he saw the suffering of marginalized people that he was previously unaware of. This broke him down emotionally and spiritually. But knowing what you know now, do you pretend nothing has changed or do you accept what you saw and the responsibility that comes with it? A lot of that depends on how much empathy you have. Radical politics is just empathy, knowledge, and responsibility.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Jeff on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.monson.946 and on Instagram: @jeff_monson_official  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
2:36:55
May 20, 2020
FS 64 – Instant Classic: Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill
Strawweight is a division that has no counterpart in men's MMA. This is why this has become the most competitive and iconic division in all of women's MMA. Today we discuss the instant classic that was Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill and how this fight helped both of their careers.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
14:51
May 17, 2020
Preview: The Attempted Murder of Anthony Smith
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00:58
May 14, 2020
Fight Study 63 – UFC Florona
We discuss the weirdness that was UFC 249 and how the UFC is a microcosm of the weirdness that is America. America is MMA, which makes this podcast now more poignant than ever.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
45:12
May 11, 2020
69 – Inclusion: From the Gym and Into the World w/ Tylar Zinn
How can we as teachers, participants, and allies help to build a more inclusive gym and ultimately a more inclusive world? We talk to self-defense and behavioral health trainer Tylar Zinn about training trainers in inclusion and trauma care. This episode is meant to serve as a guide, so please refer back to it and share it with your communities. The outline for this training is available for free up on our Patreon.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Tylar and the Rainbow Connection Self Defense on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412911626234290/  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:23:07
May 7, 2020
FS 62 – Vet to Champ: Rafael Dos Anjos
How did Rafael dos Anjos go from gatekeeper to champion so late in his career? He had to improve. A LOT.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
24:28
May 4, 2020
68 – Red Gyms 2: Punching Up w/ Punch Up
In our second spotlight of Red Gyms, we speak to Punch Up and discuss how a near violent confrontation with a far-right group became the catalyst for Punch Up. We also explore the concept of punching up and how the martial arts concept of "knowing your enemy" applies to politics and solidarity building, how sports and martial arts can reconnect vulnerable people back with their bodies, as well as the strong need for community actions based around athletics and sports.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Punch Up Birmingham at: https://brumsports.org.uk  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:11:21
April 30, 2020
FS 61 – Vet to Champ: Anderson Silva
How did Anderson Silva go from the shadows of Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio & Murilo Rua, and José Landi-Jons to record-setting UFC champion? Before coming to the UFC, Silva was constantly taken down, and had lost already to less notable fighters like Luiz Azeredo, Daiju Takase, Ryo Chonan, and Yushin Okami. We analyze how an already developed veteran like Silva became possibly the greatest of all time.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
24:11
April 26, 2020
67 – Red Gyms w/ Reading Red Corner
Red Gyms are combat sports gyms created by Leftists that are strictly anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and that puts minorities and marginalized folx at the forefront. We explore what that looks like, how they came to form again in the UK, and their history. We also discuss differences in US vs. UK politics.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Reading Red Corner on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadingRedCorner/  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
1:12:57
April 24, 2020
66 – Differences Between Liberal and Left: A Primer
We explore the political and also the personality differences between liberals and the Left.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
51:24
April 20, 2020
65 – History of Eugenics & Fascism in Health, Wellness, and Music w/ Antonio Valladares
Do the activities that are supposed to make you feel better always make you feel like crap? We talk to Antonio Valladares about the not-so-subtle, not-so-hidden world of white supremacy, eugenics, and fascism in the world of health, wellness, music, art, and alternative & spiritual lifestyles that no one seems to care about. It's the elephant in the room that isn't addressed because it's embedded into a trillion-dollar industry, but that's exactly why we must address it. If you're at all interested in health, wellness, punk rock, or just curious why the New Right doesn't seem conservative, listen to this episode.  And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. It gets episodes like this one to more listeners. And also make sure to rate and review us; this helps us appear in more searches.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  Find Antonio at: https://urbanantonio.com and on Twitter: @UrbanAntonio  https://urbanantonio.com/alt-right-skinhead/  https://urbanantonio.com/anti-fascist-punk-rock/  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
2:24:58
April 13, 2020
FS 60 – Why Jens Pulver Needs to Be in the Hall of Fame
A career retrospective of MMA pioneer Jens Pulver, what made him so good, and why he should be in the UFC Hall of Fame.  And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. It gets episodes like this one to more listeners. And also make sure to rate and review us; this helps us appear in more searches.  We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
20:15
April 9, 2020
64 – Looking at America From a Japanese American Concentration Camp, Part 2
This is part two and the final part of Sam's conversation with Japanese American concentration camp survivor and unapologetic revolutionary Mo Nishida. This will cover the second act of Mo's life along with his work and views as a revolutionary, his thoughts on the future, and how much he was influenced by not only science or political philosophy but also from the traditional knowledge of indigenous people as well as from revolutionaries in Africa. This is the through line from everything that happened to Mo as a young person to him becoming a revolutionary and what that actually means. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. It gets episodes like this one to more listeners. And also make sure to rate and review us; this helps us appear in more searches. We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
2:44:41
April 7, 2020
63 – Looking at America From a Japanese American Concentration Camp, Part 1
Today's episode of Southpaw is a very important one. It also has a lot of historical significance. It's about Mo Nishida, a Japanese American concentration camp survivor, and an unapologetic revolutionary. Due to the length of our conversation and not wanting to cut anything out, this will be the first part of a two-part interview. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. It gets episodes like this one to more listeners. And also make sure to rate and review us; this helps us appear in more searches. We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without you and your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Join Team Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:27:30
April 1, 2020
Fight Study 59 – The Legacy of the Shamrocks
Paul takes us on a retrospective about what made Ken and Frank Shamrock so important to the sport of MMA, and how they were at the forefront of fighting against the UFC monopoly. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
24:31
March 28, 2020
62 – The Fighter-Oriented Politics of MMA Media w/ Stephie Haynes
Sam talks to Stephie Haynes from Bloody Elbow about her path to becoming an MMA reporter, the diversifying of MMA fandom, the need for unions and healthcare, the problem with fighter pay and win bonuses, our evolving thought surrounding PEDs and USADA, Bellator and the UFC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how MMA might not attract left-leaning people but learning more about fighter exploitation might turn you into one. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Find Stephie at: https://www.bloodyelbow.com and on Twitter: @CrooklynMMA Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
46:22
March 25, 2020
61 – A Woman in Revolution w/ Marilia Coutinho, Ph.D.
Content warning: sexual assault, suicide  Sam talks to strength coach, powerlifter, former fencer, and researcher Marilia Coutinho, Ph.D. about living under a Brazilian fascist dictatorship, her time and trauma with clandestine Brazilian organizations, her theory of body alienation, finding healing through powerlifting, the marriage of class and race prejudice, having a utopian moral compass, why there's no magic pill to justice and reason, discrimination against different body types, anti-theism and white settler Christianity, liberation theology and anti-oppression, why fighting can be natural, the nonsense of gendering physical activities, and much, much more. This is an episode that covers so many topics and ideas in-depth, that it may be worth listening to more than once.  And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us.  Find Marilia at: http://www.mariliacoutinho.com  Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod  You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod  As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw  You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 
2:09:30
March 22, 2020
60 – Taking the Big Bag w/ Becca Kirkpatrick
Sam talks to organizer and physical trainer Becca Kirkpatrick about punk rock counterculture as a path to activism, trying to union organize gym employees, running a worker Olympics, the Left's physical culture, the spiritual benefits of being a Swoletariat, and how the Taoist/martial arts philosophy of wu-wei can compliment Left politics. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Find Becca at: https://takethebigbag.com and on Instagram: @bk.thefly Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:38:51
March 18, 2020
Unlocked: Why We Must Triumph
This is an unlocked bonus episode for these trying times. If you can spare a few bucks, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod. Your money will go directly go to helping us cover our expenses as our day jobs have shut down. You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
12:37
March 16, 2020
Fight Study 58 – Lee vs. Oliveira vs. COVID-19
COVID-19, fighting without an audience, the fuckery of Dana White and the UFC, and Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
15:12
March 16, 2020
59 – Oppressive Spaces, Urban Design, and Parkour's Radical Potential w/ Kel Glaister
Kel Glaister from Melbourne in Motion joins Sam in an eye-opening discussion about parkour's radical potential, capitalism's influence on physical structures and street sports, oppressive constructs both physical and social, neo-Marxism and post-structuralism, urban design, public spaces, and existing in a male-dominated neoliberal society. Sometimes the best way to learn about capitalist structures is to ask a woman who runs around in it. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Find Melbourne in Motion at: https://www.melbinmotion.com Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
2:07:12
March 11, 2020
Fight Study 57 – Zhang vs. The Meme
Zhang Weili (c) was not only fighting a racist meme shared by former champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk, but by the end of the fight, Zhang had turned Jędrzejczyk into a meme—making the metaphor literal. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
16:37
March 9, 2020
58 – Martial Arts, Med4All, and Fighting for People We Don't Know
This is an improvised and unplanned episode by Sam after the death of his friend. He talks about his friend, he talks about cancer, he talks about Medicare for All, he talks about what human suffering looks like in politics, and he talks about fighting for people you don't know because that's what you want people to do for you. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
33:05
March 3, 2020
57 – Everything You Wanted to Know About Marxism but Were Too Afraid to Ask w/ Dr. Paul Raekstad
If you think we can't rely on the moral sense of our oppressors not to oppress us, you might already be a Marxist. Marxism is ultimately about systems rather than only about the individuals. When something bad happens, rather than only thinking "what's wrong with this individual" but also asking "what's wrong with this system? What's enabling these individuals? How do we change the system to prevent more of this from happening," you're working your way through the same questions Marxism asks. Then learning more about Marxism can help refine some of your thinking and fill in some gaps. Dr. Paul Raekstad received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Currently he's a lecturer in political theory at the University of Edinburgh. He focuses his work on human development, freedom and democracy, the future of economic institutions, and prefigurative politics. He has a book out called “Prefigurative Politics: Building Tomorrow Today.” He's also one of the creators of the Red Plateaus YouTube channel. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Find Red Plateaus on YouTube and Twitter: @RPlateaus, and Prefigurative Politics: Building Tomorrow Today: https://amzn.to/2HXO2DG Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:40:40
February 26, 2020
FS 56 – Wilder vs. Fury 2 and Felder vs. Hooker
We discuss what happened in the rematch between Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury, along with the wild world of judging in MMA with Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker. Both fights were exciting for different reasons, one was razor close, while the other should have been close but ended up lopsided. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
19:11
February 24, 2020
56 – The Invisible Hand of MMA Face Punching
We explain how the invisible hand of capitalism is the real driving force behind MMA strategy and tactics. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
37:27
February 16, 2020
Fight Study 55 – Jones vs. Reyes
We not only analyze the face punching of Jones vs. Reyes but also take an in depth look at the judging criteria. Through a Leftist lens, you can't analyze the fight without also analyzing the system. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
26:01
February 10, 2020
55 – Your Friendly Neighborhood Anti-Fascist Gym w/ Haymaker
Sam speaks with a Haymaker Gym representative about the gym politics of running an explicitly anti-racist, anti-sexist, pro-LGBTQx, community self-defense project. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting platforms know to tell other listeners about us. Find Haymaker on Facebook and Twitter: @haymakerchi and on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/HaymakerGym Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:12:46
February 3, 2020
54 – The Spiritual Face of Unfettered Capitalism w/ Ronald Purser
Sam speaks with professor Ronald Purser about the neoliberalism of mindfulness, the libertarianism of self-help, and the corporate piracy, cultural appropriation, exploitation, and racism of privatized mysticism and New Age. Ronald is a writer, a Professor of Management at San Francisco State University, as well as an ordained Buddhist teacher. He has written a new book called McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. If you've been skeptical at all about self-help, the mindfulness movement, New Age, productivity/ hustle porn, or different programs HR and management are always trying to incorporate into your lives, this is the episode you've been waiting for. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Find Ronald at: https://www.ronpurser.com, find his book here: https://amzn.to/3awtrTH Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:19:29
January 22, 2020
Fight Study 54 – UFC 246
Paul breaks down McGregor vs. Cerrone along with Barber vs. Modafferi. Sometimes experience means growth, and sometimes experience can mean you're degenerating as a fighter. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
17:50
January 20, 2020
53 – On a Common Humanity w/ Maximillian Alvarez
Sam speaks with Maximillian Alvarez. Maximillian is a teacher, writer, philosopher, agitator, a PhD candidate in both history and comparative literature, an unapologetic socialist, and also the host of “Working People.” In their conversation, Maximillian explains what he's learned from talking to working people, the common humanity we all share, and that maybe bad things happen not because of bad people but because of systems that pit people against one another. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Find Maximillian at the "Working People" podcast, on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WorkingPeople, on Twitter: @WorkingPod and @maximillian_alv Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:18:19
January 15, 2020
52 – The Hidden Ethics of Combat Sports
What consent-based ethics has to do with combat sports. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
16:55
January 12, 2020
51 – Secular Parenting & Reactionary Atheism w/ Dan Arel
Sam talks to journalist, activist, author, and parent, Dan Arel. They cover the FAQ of secular parenting in the US, atheism's old alliance with Left politics and anarchism, and atheism's new alliance with neoliberalism and the Far-Right. Find Parenting without God at: https://amzn.to/2FqZ16Y Find Dan at: https://www.danarel.com, on Twitter and Mastodon: @danarel, and on Facebook: @danarelblog Dan also recommends: Steve Shives, Eiynah Mohammed-Smith, Ryan Bell, Kim Kelly, Sarah Jaffe, and Teen Vogue And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
2:14:52
January 6, 2020
Fight Study 53 – Zombie vs. Edgar
A technical analysis of Chan Sung Jung vs. Frankie Edgar, as well as a discussion on language barrier as an impediment to MMA progress. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
19:58
December 22, 2019
Fight Study 52 – Breaking: Covington's Jaw Was Impeached
A technical analysis of combat sports, racism, and politics, all wrapped up into a single episode. UFC 245 Terence Crawford vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
52:05
December 16, 2019
50 – Womxn's Self-Defense & Horizontal Violence w/ Warrior Sisters
Sam had the opportunity to speak with two members of Warrior Sisters, a nonprofit for empowerment-based, womxn-centered self-defense education. They discussed martial arts vs. self-defense, removing hierarchy from martial techniques, stereotypes of what self-defense is vs. evidence-based reality, creating an inclusive space, and how self-defense isn't always physical but about space, power dynamics, and horizontal violence. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in self-defense (especially those interested in starting their own nonprofit program), martial arts, or those looking for practical concepts during these dangerous and trying times. Further Reading https://selfdefense.uoregon.edu/research-on-self-defense/ https://nwmaf.wildapricot.org/empowerment-model https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMsa1411131 And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Find Warrior Sisters at: http://warrior-sisters.org Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:05:42
December 11, 2019
Fight Study 51 – Ruiz vs. Joshua II & Some Other Famous Rematches
Paul talks Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2, along with some other famous rematches. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
10:33
December 8, 2019
49 – Conspiracy Theories, Pseudosciences, God, Empire, & Privilege w/ Christian Perez
This week, Sam chats with Christian Perez. Christian is an adjunct professor of political science at Brookdale Community College and often lectures on the dangers of conspiracy theories. He's also the host of the Modernity and Absurdity podcast. Things Discussed - The dangers of even seemingly benign conspiracy theories and the harm of pseudoscience & alternative health (as gateways and toxic environments). - How conspiratorial thinking always comes with contradictory beliefs, such as conspiracists believing Princess Diana was killed by the royal family while simultaneously believing she's still alive. - How Christians are one of the oldest conspiracists—because why isn't everyone Christian when the son of God came down to Earth and "His Word" now exists in the world? In particular, why haven't the Jewish people converted to Christianity when they've known about Jesus the longest? How come Christians have traveled the world and have been able to convert everyone else except the Jewish people? And what about Muslims, why won't they convert? Thus conspiracies and contradictory thinking. - How racism and contradictory thinking allows conspiracists to see the atrocities that have happened to minority groups—from being locked in cages, tortured, experimented on, enslaved, and even genocide, then fear it'll happen to them but then simultaneously deny it ever happening to the minority groups. Additional Reading from Christian: https://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-politics/ http://whatstheharm.net https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Icke https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126152134.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel https://www.houstonpress.com/arts/no-it-s-not-your-opinion-you-re-just-wrong-updated-7611752 https://eastcoastrenegades.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/the-illuminati-and-why-it-spoke-to-me/ https://whorulesamerica.ucsc.edu/theory/conspiracy.html https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/06/who-goes-nazi-office-edition And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Find Christian at the Modernity and Absurdity podcast and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Modernity-and-Absurdity-849727425064079/ Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:29:55
December 2, 2019
FS 50 – Wilder vs. Ortiz II: Fighting for Healthcare
Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz met for the second time, and what was on the line was more than just belts. .And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
16:01
November 25, 2019
48 – Mixed Marxist Arts & Existentialism w/ Austin Hayden
Sam and philosopher Austin Hayden (Wisecrack, Owls at Dawn, Inventing the Future) discuss everything, but all through the lens of Marx, existentialism, and MMA. It's a new look at the world, but one worth exploring. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling others about us. Find Austin at Owls at Dawn, on Twitter: @austin_hayden, and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/austinhayden Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
2:04:22
November 20, 2019
Fight Study 49 – Depression, Division Change, and Fighting for Identity
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and Renan Barao are fighting to survive because fighting is all they know how to do. Whether brain health, mental health, struggling to make weight, or struggling with depression, fighting isn't just something they do, it defines who they are. And that's a problem that doesn't end with the bell. If you want to start fighting, there are unlimited resources out there and people who want to help you get started. But when it's time to get out, that's when everyone disappears and no one wants to help you. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
17:26
November 18, 2019
47 – Cartooning & Politics w/ Barry Deutsch
Sam sits down with writer/artist Barry Deutsch (The Nib, Hereville, SuperButch, Lefty Cartoons, Ampersand) to talk about life as a cartoonist, the death of newspaper comics and the rise of the internet, drawing inspiration from boredom and frustration, on what makes good representation, and the mental gymnastics of centrists and the Intellectual Dark Web. Barry has been nominated for many awards, including an Eisner, and has won Charles M. Schulz Award, the Sydney Taylor Book Prize, the Oregon Book Award, the Sybil, among others. Find Hereville at: https://amzn.to/2NYyKkv Find Barry at: https://www.patreon.com/barry, on Twitter: @barrydeutsch, and on Facebook: @barrybarry And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:30:05
November 11, 2019
46 – Understanding Ethics w/ Aaron Rabinowitz
Sam sits down with philosopher & ethicist Aaron Rabinowitz to discuss ethics, martial arts, politics, I Heart Huckabees, The Good Place, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and Dungeons & Dragons. It's an FAQ on ethics with lots of nerdy analogies. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Find Aaron on Embrace the Void and Philosophers in Space, on Twitter @ETVPod, and on the Philosophers in Space Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985828008244018/ Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:38:08
November 7, 2019
FS 48 – Baddest MF'er: Jorge, Nate, or Canelo
UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz and Canelo vs. Kovalev—one night of fights, one BS BMF belt, and two different combat events. Every fight is a chapter in a story, every technique is a plot point, but what is the through line? This is a different kind of episode on combat sports, but it's the one you all need to hear. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
55:07
November 5, 2019
Preview: The Fascist Personality Test
How to spot a fascist. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon to get access to bonus content, transcripts, and more: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
07:35
October 31, 2019
Fight Study 47 – Maia vs. Askren
We look at the mud fight that was Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
17:07
October 27, 2019
45 – The Pro Wrestling Episode for the Lapsed Fan w/ Captain Jack
Sam sits down with Captain Jack AKA Jack Sullivan of Captain Jack's Armbar Emporium to discuss how independent and Japanese pro wrestling made wrestling cool again and how now there are two new rivals to the WWE: AEW and New Japan. It's everything the lapsed fan needs to catch up on pro wrestling. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Find Jack at: http://thesteelcage.com/podcast/captain-jacks-armbar-emporium/, on Twitter: @JackHeartless, and on Instagram: @CaptainJackHeartless Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:28:50
October 23, 2019
Fight Study 46 – Reyes vs. Weidman
We look at Dominick Reyes (who we've been mentioning for the past year as a future challenger to Jon Jones), fighting Chris Weidman (who we talked about in detail in Fight Study 12: Is the UFC Killing Fighters like Chris Weidman?), then it's the much anticipated rematch of Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens, then it's a prospect eliminator in Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
22:17
October 20, 2019
Fight Study 45 – ExpertBoxing w/ Johnny Nguyen
Sam sits down with Johnny Nguyen of ExpertBoxing, one of the oldest online boxing resource for videos and instructionals. We dig into his past as well pick his brain about all things boxing. This is the boxing FAQ for novice boxers as well as people who are involved in MMA and other arts who want to improve their striking. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Find Johnny at: https://www.expertboxing.com, on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/expertboxing, and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExpertBoxing Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:31:05
October 17, 2019
FS 44 – Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson or The End of History and the Last Gracie
In this episode, we seamlessly blend MMA, historical, and political analyses as we cover Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson, Dern vs. Ribas, the bad cornering and refereeing of Davis vs. Gifford, and Swanson vs. Gracie AKA the end of history and the last Gracie. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
26:15
October 14, 2019
44 – Pro Wrestling & Comic Books, Video Games, and Movie Writing w/ Ed and Matt (SBP)
Sam chats with Ed Kuehnel and Matt Entin (Suspicious Behavior Productions) to discuss their comic book "Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia," their love of pro wrestling, how they got into comic books, how they got into video games, and how they got into movie writing. They have lived the fantasy of all nerds and are here on Southpaw to explain how they did it and what all "doing it" entails. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Find IFPW at: https://www.comixology.com/Invasion-from-Planet-Wrestletopia/comics-series/131916 Find Matt and Ed at: https://www.suspiciousbehaviorproductions.com Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
59:54
October 9, 2019
Fight Study 43 – Whittaker vs. Adesanya
Paul brings you his analysis of Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
14:27
October 7, 2019
43 – One Year of Southpaw or the Southpaw Way w/ Jonathan Cooke
For the one-year anniversary special, Sam and Paul are being interviewed by their very first guest, Jonathan Cooke. Learn the Southpaw way of thinking about everything. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Find Jonathan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfz4-XcuDjqsHUK42ekeDww and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bonathansketch/ Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
53:09
October 1, 2019
FS 42 – Hermansson vs. Cannonier and Why You Should Never Go Full Lumpinee
Paul covers Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier and also dives into the Thai-boxing journey of Khalil Rountree and whether a style can overcome gameplans. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
15:06
September 30, 2019
42 – Be Mindful, Not a Douche or Meditations on Earthquakes and Nazis w/ Alex Ferguson
Sam talks to meditation teacher and philosopher Alex Ferguson about how living through the New Zealand earthquakes brought him to mindfulness and how the mosque shootings brought up new questions from his students—like what do we do about Nazis. And throughout the episode we explore how mindfulness doesn't always make you a better person, sometimes it can make you a bigger jerk, a mindful douche, a self-help grifter. Your practice is still very much informed by what you bring to your practice. It's not a magic pill because there is no such thing as magic. You can't just wake up one day and be enlightened. Or can you?... And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:57:55
September 22, 2019
41 – Asian American Pressures, Mental Illness, and Living Well w/ Michelle Yang
Sam sits down with writer and mental health advocate Michelle Yang to discuss her upbringing, the pressures of growing up Asian American in a white suburb, the pain and stigma of an undiagnosed mental health condition, her transition into writing, systemic issues associated with mental illness, misconceptions and negative stereotypes, the romanticizing of trauma, and ultimately, that if you let go of the stigma—it can get better, and you can live well, happily. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Find more about Michelle at: http://www.livingwellhappily.com And also on Facebook and Instagram: @michelleyangwriter, and on Twitter: @michellehyang Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
2:01:53
September 18, 2019
Fight Study 41 – Cerrone vs. Gaethje
We study Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje and how pressure busts pipes. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
10:56
September 15, 2019
40 – Everything You Didn't Know You Needed to Know About AI w/ David Yang
Sam Yang and physicist David Yang talk about everything you didn't know you needed to know about artificial intelligence or Sam Yang and David Yang discuss Andrew Yang or the Three-Yang Problem. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:47:29
September 11, 2019
Fight Study 40 – Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier
We study Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier and Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
30:01
September 8, 2019
39 – A Martial Arts Manifesto
Since we're a podcast run by politically left martial artists (hence our name), thought we'd share some social justice oriented reasons for training martial arts (besides self-defense paranoia and competition) that should be acknowledged and encouraged. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
05:17
September 6, 2019
38 – How to Think Critically and Precisely or the Mixed Martial Arts of Critical Thinking w/ Cherie Hamilton
We sit down with comparatist, martial artist, and mixed mental artist Cherie Hamilton (AKA the antidote to Jordan Peterson). And in this episode we break down all that goes into thinking about things critically. Not the lazy version of critical thinking, but the rigorous academic version of it, where you think about things through multiple disciplines, contexts, languages, and lenses. This is your how-to guide on critical thinking on steroids and the antidote to online grifters. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
1:30:00
September 3, 2019
Fight Study 39 – Andrade vs. Zhang
How did Weili Zhang defeat the juggernaut known as Jessica Andrade? Well, if you listened to our previous episode on Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade, you heard us talk about the things Andrade needs to start fixing if she wants to remain champions. Yet the flaws remained and Zhang and her team seemed to have noticed them as well. And if you love the show, tell your friends. Spread the word. Tell them they're missing out. Also, rate and review us. Be detailed, and tell us about yourself and how you heard of us. This lets Apple and other podcasting apps know that they should be telling their other users about us. Support Southpaw on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/southpawpod You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod As well as on the Southpaw Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southpaw You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam
10:16
September 1, 2019
37 – It's All Process: Lasting Success in Competitive Martial Arts & Screenwriting w/ Brian Herskowitz
Sam sits down with veteran screenwriter and lifelong competitive martial artist Brian Herskowitz on how he applies his concepts from competitive martial arts to lasting success as a sto