Aug 1, 2021 – Industrialization of Glassware – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 391

Description: It took a while to figure out how to mass-produce glassware, given the complexity of it, but that had profound implications on the lives of American consumers and workers. Bill, Kelley, and Rachel discuss. (This is the Mason Jars episode, among other things.)

Links and notes for Ep. 391 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/AFD-Ep-391-Links-and-Notes-Industrialization-of-Glassware.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 25, 2021 – The US Intervention in the Russian Civil War – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 390

Description: In 1918, against better judgment and with few achievable goals, the US intervened militarily in the Russian Civil War in Siberia and Archangel. Almost immediately, everyone knew it was a disaster. Bill, Kelley, and Rachel examine it.

Links and notes for Ep. 390 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AFD-Ep-390-Links-and-Notes-US-Intervention-in-the-Russian-Civil-War.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 18, 2021 – Pneumatic Tubes – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 389

Description: For a brief moment in time, during the transition from the first to the second industrial revolution, it looked like pneumatic tubes might be the next wave of the future. Bill, Kelley, and Rachel discuss.

Notes and links for Ep. 389 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AFD-Ep-389-Links-and-Notes-Pneumatic-Tubes.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 2021 – Sacco and Vanzetti Conviction Centennial – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 388

Description: One hundred years ago this week, Sacco and Vanzetti were unjustly convicted on first-degree murder charges in Massachusetts. We discuss the centennial and re-air part of a 2019 episode exploring the misunderstood context of Italian-American anarchism in 1921.

Links and notes (Ep. 388): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AFD-Ep-388-Links-and-Notes-Sacco-Vanzetti-2nd-Conviction-Centennial.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

[Unlocked] July 6, 2021 – Steam Donkey – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 387

Bill and Rachel ask: What is a steam donkey?

Links and notes for Ep. 387 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Bonus-AFD-Ep-387-Links-and-Notes-Steam-Donkey.pdf

Past Patreon episodes will soon be unlocked and bonus episodes are ending for now. You can still support the show for $3/month on Patreon.

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 4, 2021 – Albuquerque Rebellion of June 1971 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 386

Description: Bill and Rachel discuss the 50th anniversary of the Albuquerque Rebellion of June 1971, what led up to it, and what has not changed since then with local policing.

Links and notes for Ep. 386 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AFD-Ep-386-Links-and-Notes-June-1971-50th-Anniversary-of-the-Albuquerque-Rebellion.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

[Preview] June 22, 2021 – Deregulation of the Texas Power Sector – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 385

Full episode on Patreon: The isolated and deregulated Texas power grid keeps failing its customers. Bill and Rachel look back at the history.