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It Could Happen Here

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News, Society & Culture, Politics

4.3 • 6K Ratings

Overview

It Could Happen Here started as an exploration of the possibility of a new civil war. Now a daily show, it's evolved into a chronicle of collapse as it happens, and an exploration of how we might build a better future. Every day Robert Evans, Garrison Davis, Mia Wong, James Stout and Shereen Lani Younes take you on a jaunty walk through the burning ruins of the old world and towards a better one that lays just on the horizon.

890 Episodes

It Could Happen Here Weekly 136

All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. You can now listen to all Cool Zone Media shows, 100% ad-free through the Cooler Zone Media subscription, available exclusively on Apple Podcasts. So, open your Apple Podcasts app, search for “Cooler Zone Media” and subscribe today! http://apple.co/coolerzone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2024

War Crimes with Robert and James

Robert and James discuss war crimes that have happened in their proximity, but which they (and this is important for legal reasons) did not partake in.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2024

Tiki Torch Mistrial

Molly and Robert discuss the hung jury in the first of the nazi torch march cases to go to trial.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2024

How To Grow Your Little Garden

James, Sophie, and Molly talk about their gardens and give listeners tips on starting their own garden this summer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 June 2024

Samuel Alito's Wife Is a Nazi & Other Supreme Court News

Mia and James go through a flurry of Supreme Court news ranging from history's worst legal arguments in the Mifepristone case to a reversal of the bump stock ban.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2024

CZM Book Club: "Party Discipline" by Cory Doctorow, Part Two

Margaret continues to read Robert Evans a novella about the near future of tech, surveillance, and teenage rebellion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 June 2024

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All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. You can now listen to all Cool Zone Media shows, 100% ad-free through the Cooler Zone Media subscription, available exclusively on Apple Podcasts. So, open your Apple Podcasts app, search for “Cooler Zone Media” and subscribe today! http://apple.co/coolerzone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 June 2024

The Latest Peace Deal, Part 2

Continuing the conversation from Part 1, Shereen discusses the history of Hamas and summarizes the previous peace deal attempts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2024

The Latest Peace Deal, Part 1

Shereen explains the most recent US proposed peace deal for Hamas and Israel and the events leading up to its announcement.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

Fake Transgender Terrorists

Gare and Mia discuss the newest anti-trans conspiracy theory: the false rise in transgender mass shooters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

The Dutch Government’s Neglect of Asylum Seekers at Ter Apel

James is joined again by Mick and Roos to discuss the terrible conditions endured by asylum seekers at Ter Apel and how the community has organized to help.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2024

Remembering 1968: The Holy Week Uprising and the Riots a Nation Forgot

Mia talks with James and Gare about the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and their part in the Great Uprising that stretched from 1963-1972.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

CZM Book Club: "Party Discipline" by Cory Doctorow, Part One

Margaret reads Robert Evans a novella about the near future of tech, surveillance, and teenage rebellion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 June 2024

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Transcribed - Published: 8 June 2024

Trump Rule 34

Gare takes Robert and Sophie inside the wild world of Donald Trump pornography.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Did the Houthis Sink the USS Eisenhower?

Robert explains to Garrison how a chunk of the online left have convinced themselves the Houthis sunk an aircraft carrier, and what that means about the nature of reality in 2020s.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

EU Border Enforcement, Part 2

James talks with Mick and Roos about the EU’s external border, how it contributes to slavery, the abuse and death of migrants, and the role that we can play in advocating for the right to move.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

EU Border Enforcement, Part 1

James talks with Mick and Roos about the EU’s deadly border enforcement against vulnerable migrants.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

Pride Month Special: How Biden Abandoned the Trans Community

Mia talks with trans policy expert Corinne Green about Biden's regulatory rollback of Obama era protections for trans healthcare and how institutional capture of queer orgs has led to disaster in the South. @gaynarcan https://www.latransadvocates.org/ https://www.transincomeproject.org/ https://blog.openpolicy.forum/ https://www.transjusticefundingproject.org/grantees/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

CZM Book Club: "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde

Margaret reads you a children's story written by one of the greatest queer icons of history.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 June 2024

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All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. You can now listen to all Cool Zone Media shows, 100% ad-free through the Cooler Zone Media subscription, available exclusively on Apple Podcasts. So, open your Apple Podcasts app, search for “Cooler Zone Media” and subscribe today! http://apple.co/coolerzone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2024

The CZM Guide to Touching Grass This Summer

James and Shereen discuss the benefits of touching grass, and how to get outside this summer. Picking your route - keep it short at first. If you’re having fun, you can always loop back. All Trails (www.alltrails.com )is a great app and has a wheelchair friendly filter. You can search for a local route that is the right length and pretty flat. Try to leave a review so that other trail users can get recent info on conditions. Avoid too much elevation gain – if you have a paper map this means avoiding crossing too many contours. If you can’t avoid elevation gain, opt for a shorter hike. Going down an be taxing as well, so make sure to keep some energy in reserve. Lots of modern smartphones have a built-in step counter. Use this to estimate your daily walking right now and shoot for a trail that isn’t more than that in length Try and set off early, it’s less hot and the animals are more active. If you’re in front country on groomed trails just bring some water and a snack and a well-charged phone. Any supportive comfy shoes are going to be great, don’t overthink it. All trails will help you navigate and there will probably be a big sign at the trailhead advising of any specifics. For example, some parks might suggest bear spray or warn you about snakes, which can be a risk even in urban areas. You can check online as well to prepare for any specific requirements of being in a given area. Meetup and REI (https://www.rei.com/events/a/camping-and-hiking-hiking?s_kwcid=PS_CAE_Google%7C416_&s_kwcid=PS_CAE_Google%7C21700000001699351_43700072373470246%7C58700007954053469%7CCAE_PB%7C71700000098564971&gad_source=1&gclsrc=ds) are great places to meet people to hike with. REI offers WTF hiking events as well. Equipment: Some hats I like - felted wool hat (I got mine for 15 bucks at one of those REI garage sales, don’t pay $60 for a hat https://tinyurl.com/ymfvc5e7) , legionnaire hat Shirt I look for wicking, pockets, and a loose fit. Here is my Backpacker story on shirts https://www.backpacker.com/gear/apparel/best-collared-shirts-hiking/ T-shirts I like include the Gore contest (https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/contest-20-tee-mens-101075?variant=9049) and this Patagonia Tropic Comfort hoodie (https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-tropic-comfort-natural-sun-upf-hoody/41930.html?dwvar_41930_color=BUGR&cgid=mens-tops-long-sleeve) Trousers – The main focus here is breathing well and having good flexibility to move as you move. One or two extra pockets is nice, as is a waist that doesn’t cut into you. I don’t prefer to wear a belt if I can avoid it when hiking. I have about five pairs of these Prana Stretch Zion trousers, which can often be found on sale. https://www.prana.com/p/stretch-zion-pant/2056941.html?dwvar_2056941_color=Mud For climbing, buy stretchy jeans at a second-hand shop and cut them between the knee and the ankle. Socks - Thin Merino socks are great, and you can wear them a long time before they get smelly. I tried the warranty, and both Feetures (https://feetures.com/ ) and darn tough(https://darntough.com/) will replace your socks for free. Wind layer for chilly alpine starts, or runs that go into the night, or just when it is windy, I have been really enjoying the OR men’s shadow wind hoodie - I like the peaked hood. I see these marked down below $100 all the time, so don’t pay MSRP (https://www.outdoorresearch.com/products/mens-shadow-wind-hoodie-300899) Other clothes Look at outdoor vitals for good value https://outdoorvitals.com/ . If it’s still chilly where you are you can’t beat their Vario hoodie (https://outdoorvitals.com/products/vario-jacket ). It was my only warm item for a few weeks in Colorado and Utah and it saved my ass. You might also want a light waterproof but if it’s warm I don’t mind being wet Boots vs shoes Most people will be more comfortable in shoes. If you don’t wear boots for work or casually, and you’re not carrying much weight, don’t go spending money on a hiking boot. Getting a stable shoe option gives you some of the benefits of the boot, without as much weight or rubbing. I lie to trail run, and so all the shoes I use are double-duty for hiking or trail running. I don’t like shoes with stiff, hard midsoles which rules a lot of “hiking” shoes out. My trail running shoe rotation right now is Salomon Genesis https://tinyurl.com/yz5krn36 -I love how light these are, and they have side walls which make them very stable. They have enough stack to protect my feet, but not so much that I eat shit because I can’t feel the trail. Saucony Xodus ultra 2, https://www.saucony.com/en/xodus-ultra-2 . These have really nice foam in the midsole that I love for running. They’re also very stable, and well cushioned. I run in these all the time, and they’ve been pretty durable and very comfy. They are a little tall, so if you are really worried about turning an ankle they may not be the best. merrel agility peak (https://www.merrell.com/US/en/agility-peak-5/58229M.html?dwvar_58229M_color=J068117#cgid=men-footwear-trail-running&start=1 ) and long sky (https://www.merrell.com/US/en/mtl-long-sky-2/ ) .The Agility Peak is a solid, well-cushioned and well-ventilated trail shoe that works really well with gaiters. It’s great value and comes in cool colours. The Longsky is what I go to when I want a more precise shoe, I like to mess about off trail and these are great on rocky trails and very well-ventilated. Shereen also says these are “cute” Under heavy load, I do like boots. Salomon quest 4 (https://www.salomon.com/en-us/shop/product/quest-4-gore-tex.html#color=77341 ) is my go to, and I have stockpiled spare pairs in case they change it, but I’ve enjoyed Vasque boots a lot in the past and they are often overlooked. It’s really important to try on any boots you want to buy. Chacos are the best sandals = https://www.chacos.com Backpack You’ll have to choose between frameless ultralight bags, internal frame bags (The majority of the market, and external frame bags) The lighter you get the less structure and organization you get. A nice option that is pretty light, but still very comfy, is the radix from Mystery Ranch https://www.mysteryranch.com/radix-47-pack You can often find MR gear on sale, and their equipment lasts forever. I have taken other MR bags literally all over the world filled with camera and audio gear and they’re still looking great. I like packs that have a running vesttype front. I’m going to mention some running specific stuff in another episode but the camelbak octane 25 is a nice bag for a day hike https://www.camelbak.com/shop/deals/octane-25-70-oz-hydration-pack/CB-2205.html . I carried someone’s dog in it once. I like HydraPak reservoirs https://hydrapak.com/ Poles make hiking easier on your knees. I have a pair of One Way poles that I have been using on and off trail recently and have yet to break, I normally massacre hiking poles so these get my seal of approval. Make sure they are sized appropriately for your height. https://www.onewaysport.com/us_en/trekking-poles-highlights We will cover what goes in your pack in another episode but I do want to say don’t ever hike in the backcountry without a means of communication (which is not your phone if there’s not signal where you’re going), navigation, water, clothing appropriate for the next 24 hours where you are (which might mean packing for overnight lows), any meds you need that day, a small first aid kit, and some snacksSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

The Co-op Trying to Change the Music Industry

Mia talks with Simon and Alex, two co-founders and worker owners of the music co-op platform Mirlo, about how streaming changed the music industry and how to fix it. https://mirlo.space https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mirlo/mirloSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

On The Ground In Palestine, Part 2

Shereen continues her talk with nurse and street medic Eva about the reality on the ground in Palestine, as well as the process of traveling from the West Bank into Gaza.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

On The Ground In Palestine, Part 1

Shereen talks with nurse and street medic Eva about her experience on the ground in Palestine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

CZM Book Club: "The Stolen Bacillus" by HG Wells

Margaret reads a classic anti-anarchist story by HG Wells written before Wells learned what was up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 May 2024

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Transcribed - Published: 25 May 2024

The iHeart Podcast Union Episode

Mia talks with Tracey Wilson and Gnomes Griffin, two members of the iHeart Podcast Union's bargaining committee, about organizing media unions and getting through difficult contract negotiations.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

The Campaign Behind Chicago’s Only Union Bookstore

Mia talks with Caleb, Theo, and Finn, three members of the new Seminary Coop Booksellers Union about how they turned a campus bookstore into the only unionized bookstore in Chicago. Follow @semcoopbooksellersunion on Instagram Follow @semcoopunion on TwitterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

The Forgotten History of Cuban Anarchism, Part 2 ft. Andrew

Andrew and Gare finish their discussion of Cuban anarchism in the 20th century.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

The Forgotten History of Cuban Anarchism, Part 1 ft. Andrew

Andrew talk with Gare about the history of anarchist labor organizing in Cuba.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2024

A Guide for New Activists

Margaret Killjoy talks with Gare about how to get and stay plugged into the movement.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2024

CZM Book Club: "Yermak, the Conqueror of Siberia" by Leo Tolstoy

Margaret reads a piece of folklore about the colonization of Siberia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 May 2024

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Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2024

Celebrating National Police Week

Molly, Mia, and Shereen celebrate National Police Week by deconstructing some of the myths about line of duty deaths and sharing the stories of several of the officers being honored this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Four Campus Protest Reportbacks

Gare, James, Mia, and Molly compare their experiences at campus occupations in four different cities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

Emergency Solar Power Solutions and You

Robert broke his waterbed. Also, the world might end. Let's talk about emergency solar power.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

How an Eclipse Walkout Beat Nestlé

Mia talks with Alex, Rocky, and Madelyn from Blue Bottle Independent Union about organizing an independent union and how they outmaneuvered Nestlé. https://linktr.ee/bluebottleunion @bbiunion on twitter and instagram @bbiu16 on TikTokSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

No, The Supreme Court Has Not Banned Protest

James talks to Mo about the supreme court’s decision not to hear the McKesson case, what it really means for protest, and wise legal strategy for protesters in a year of election and genocide. https://harvard.turtl.co/story/protect-your-people/page/1 https://ssd.eff.org Https://NLG.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

CZM Book Club: Three Ruthenian Folk Tales

Margaret reads three Slavic folk tales about magic women and mean children.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2024

Introducing: Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)

Hi It Could Happen Here Fans! Take a listen to the trailer of our newest show Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) About the show: Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) is a weekly show from Jamie Loftus that takes a closer look at the internet’s main characters – one part reported, one part interviews, and one part Jamie collapsing her permanently internet-damaged brain. Whether it’s an enduring meme or a dreaded Character of the Day distinction, it’s the kind of notoriety that often results in little money, unwarranted attention, and a confusing blurred line of consent. What do you do when you get more attention and judgement than any one person is built to handle? The Sixteenth Minute of Fame is the place where we figure that out, putting people in the context of the moment they've been frozen inside of. Listen here and subscribe to Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2024

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Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2024

Rojava Solidarity with the Emergency Committee for Rojava

James, Robert, and Mia are joined by Debbie Bookchin (@debbiebookchin) and Arthur Pye (@TheArthurPye) to talk about the situation in Rojava, how listeners can help, and the ECR’s upcoming speaking tour. For more information about the Emergency Committee for Rojava and their upcoming West Coast speaking tour (May 11-17) featuring Debbie Bookchin and Arthur Pye, go to defendrojava.org or follow @defendrojava on any social media platform. For a more in-depth reflection on the Rojava revolution, Arthur's recent writings can be found in Strange Matters magazine. https://strangematters.coop/arthur-pye-rojava-reporting-preface/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Andrew on Authoritarian Leaders

Andrew and James build on yesterday’s episode, dig deeper into Bob Altemeyer’s work, and discuss what the psychological characteristics of an authoritarian leader are. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

Andrew on the Authoritarian Follower

Andrew and James discuss authoritarian followers and what traits might make people more likely to follow an authoritarian leader.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

The Union Comes for Brunch

Mia talks with Janie and Sol from Fried Egg Works Union about unionizing Portland staple Fried Egg I'm In Love, why workers should unionize preemptively, and the challenges and advantages of unionizing small businesses https://gofund.me/11d9775d @friedeggwu on insta/x/tiktok $friedeggwu on cashapp.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

The Future of Queer Art

Gare talks with filmmaker Vera Drew and comedian Ella Yurman about the pitfalls of representation and moving beyond the online media bubble.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

CZM Book Club: "The Fortunate Death of Jonathan Sandelson" by Margaret Killjoy, Part Two

In part two, Margaret reads Danl a story about hackers using drones to disrupt for-profit incarceration.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 May 2024

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All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. You can now listen to all Cool Zone Media shows, 100% ad-free through the Cooler Zone Media subscription, available exclusively on Apple Podcasts. So, open your Apple Podcasts app, search for “Cooler Zone Media” and subscribe today! http://apple.co/coolerzoneSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2024

Making Independent Queer Art

Gare talks with comedian Ella Yurman and filmmaker Vera Drew about the politics of late night comedy and the process of creating alternative queer media.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

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