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Nate is a co-host on the “Arsenal For Democracy” show. He was previously the co-founder of an earlier political blog with Bill in 2008.

Nov 1, 2020 – Gaspar Yanga – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 331

Description: In the late 1500s, a slave in Mexico led a guerrilla slave rebellion into the mountains of Veracruz that proved so durable that Spanish authorities had to recognize a peace treaty by the 1610s. Bill and Nate discuss.

Notes and links for Ep. 331 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/AFD-Ep-331-Links-and-Notes-Gaspar-Yanga.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Oct 4, 2020 – Boston Revolt and Leisler’s Rebellion – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 327

Description: Bill and Nate discuss the Boston Revolt of 1689 and Leisler’s Rebellion of 1689-91 in New York and their significance to later American history.

Links and notes for Ep. 327 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/AFD-Ep-327-Links-and-Notes-Boston-Revolt-and-Leislers-Rebellion.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Aug 30, 2020 – School Buses – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 322

Description: Kelley, Nate, and Bill discuss the outsourcing of school buses, the history of school buses, and the historic debate on integration busing.

Ep. 322 links and notes (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/AFD-Ep-322-Links-and-Notes-School-Buses.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Aug 21, 2020 – Reflections on ‘Don’t Blame Us’ with Author Lily Geismer – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 321

In this extended interview, Dr. Lily Geismer joins Newton MA City Councilor Bill Humphrey and co-host Nate, both 128 Corridor natives, to talk about her 2015 history book “Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party” and reflect on what happened since.

Book link: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691157238/dont-blame-us

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 21, 2020 – Political Genocides in Indonesia and Cambodia – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 313

Description: Nate reviews two books on political genocides of Southeast Asia during the Cold War: “The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anti-Communist Crusade and the Mass Murder that Shaped our World” by Vincent Bevins (2020) and “First They Killed My Father” by Loung Ung (2000, adapted as a movie in 2017).

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Feb 9, 2020 – A Farewell to Caucuses – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 295

Description: Despite the recent fiasco of the Iowa 2020 Democratic Caucuses, there aren’t many caucuses left due to post-2016 changes in the nomination process that also included reducing the power of super-delegates. Rachel, Bill, Nate.

Links and notes for ep. 295 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFD-295-Links-and-Notes-After-Iowa.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Feb 2, 2020 – French Strikes – AFD 294

Description: Back on the air at WVUD, we discuss recent French strikes over reactionary pension reforms and what lessons it holds for the rising American left. Bill, Rachel, Nate.

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Links and notes (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ep.-294-Notes-and-Links-French-Strikes.pdf