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.

Feb 23, 2020 – It’s Bernie, Baby – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 297

Description: Bernie Sanders put together a campaign team focused on deep and wide outreach to Latinos across the country and now he has won a massive victory in Nevada and is headed for the nomination. Nate, Bill, Rachel.

Links and notes for Ep 297 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFD-297-Links-and-Notes-It’s-Bernie-Baby.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Feb 16, 2020 – 20+ Things I Hate About Mike Bloomberg – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 296

Description: Mike Bloomberg is a racist sex pest Republican billionaire running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Here are 21 different problems Bill and Rachel have with him (citations in our notes PDF http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFD-296-Links-and-Notes-20-Things-I-Hate-About-Mike-Bloomberg.pdf).

Original 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.

Lend Lease 14 – The Communists Help Hawaii’s Democrats – Dec 1, 2019

Description: Hawaii Communists, Hawaii Democrats, and how to build a multi-racial workers’ coalition in the 1940s and 1950s. Bill, Rachel, Nate.

Links and notes for episode 14 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Lend-Lease-Episode-14-Notes-and-Links-Hawaii-Communists-and-the-Hawaii-Democratic-Party.pdf

Music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 7 – Democratic Party Power Struggle – July 21, 2019

The Democratic Party leadership has come completely unmoored from the party base and any coalition necessary to win national elections. But with the party’s legally enshrined institutional power and mass membership in play and time running out on the climate, we are locked in a brutal power struggle. (On the show this week: Bill, Rachel, Nate)

Links and Notes for Episode 7: http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lend-Lease-Ep-7-Links-and-Notes-Democratic-Leadership-Attacks-on-the-Left.pdf

May 17, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 180

Posted by Bill on behalf of the team.

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Topics: Senate Democrats’ “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure” and Congresswoman DeLauro’s bill to create a National Infrastructure Development Bank. People: Bill, Rachel and Greg Produced: May 15th, 2017.

Episode 180 (52 min):
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