Mutual Exchange Radio: John Cavanaugh on Data Privacy & The Digital Divide
This episode of MER features Alex McHugh interviewing John Cavanaugh of the digital-privacy organization, The Plunk Foundation. The Plunk Foundation promotes digital data privacy through education, advocacy, and policy recommendations, and by developing privacy tools and tech. Our conversation ranges from the deeper discussion on consent and privacy as related to self-ownership, to the more…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Mikayla Novak & Akiva Malamet on Gender as a Discovery Process
MER is back for 2024! If you’re wondering what the show format will look like this year, please take a look at the 2023 (and early 2024) Director’s Report, which details how we’ll be handling various shows this year. We won’t be publishing every month, but I hope to put out more MER content than…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Jason Lee Byas on Public Choice Theory, Reparations (for slavery and other injustices), and War
Cory Massimino chats with Jason Lee Byas about public choice theory, reparations (for slavery and other injustices), and war. Jason Lee Byas is a fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society and a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Michigan. His academic work focuses on punishment (and its alternatives), rights theory, and…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Dennis Danvers on Writing, Sci-Fi, and the Weirdness of Time
Alex McHugh interviews sci-fi author Dennis Danvers on anarchist ideas in fiction, his books The Watch and Leaving the Dead, and the life of a writer. Mr. Danvers has written a variety of well-received sci-fi novels, including Circuit of Heaven, Time and Time Again, and End of Days, as well as the Locus and Bram Stoker…
Mutual Exchange Radio: scott crow on Music, Media, and Community Defense
Our second episode of 2023 features a wide-ranging interview with acclaimed anarchist activist and musician, scott crow (https://www.scottcrow.org/). Alex McHugh hosts, with the first half focusing on scott’s music and media project, eMERGENCY heARTS, and the latter on his previous work on theories of liberatory community armed self-defense. * Content note: scott and I talk about the…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Tux Pacific on Cryptocurrency and Anarchism
MER is back!! In this episode, with Cory Massimino, Tux Pacific discusses their unique take on cryptocurrency, the connection between markets and anarchism, and being anti-capitalist in a capitalist world. Tux Pacific (they/she) is a cryptographer, anarchist, and the founder of Entropy, a decentralized custodian for crypto. Their crypto-inclusive perspective has been shaped by their…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Ash P. Morgans on Egoism, Anarchism, & Religion
In our final episode for the season, Ash P. Morgans talks to host Alex McHugh about egoism, anarchism, and religion. This conversation was an excellent cap-off to our Mutual Exchange symposium on egoism and anarchism and continues some of the discussions that came up throughout the symposium. Particularly, we explore the intersections of ethics, morality, anarchism, and religion from…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Elizabeth Nolan Brown on Feminism and Libertarianism
In this episode of Mutual Exchange Radio, Elizabeth Nolan Brown discusses abortion, sex work, moral panics, conspiracies, feminism, libertarianism, and more.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a senior editor at Reason magazine, a co-founder of Feminists for Liberty, and a journalism lecturer at the University of Cincinnati. You can follow her on Twitter at @ENBrown.
Mutual Exchange Radio: Eric Fleischmann on Laurance Labadie & Historical Materialism
This month on Mutual Exchange Radio, we are joined by Eric Fleischmann, leading an informative and inspiring conversation about their comprehensive Laurance Labadie archival project, Labadie’s special relevance for the market anarchist tradition, their study on Historical Materialism and more. Eric Fleischmann (he/they) is an undergrad student working in the solidarity economy and pursuing a…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Logan Marie Glitterbomb on Agorism, Manifold Coloured Markets, Mardi Gras, and Gun Control
This month we are joined by Logan Marie Glitterbomb, leading an awesome conversation about the fundamentals of Agorism, as well as its lesser-known forms and environmentalist potential. We’re also talking about Mardi Gras, Logan’s legal incident, gun control and more. A Catholic anarchist-without-adjectives, Logan Marie discovered anarchism through the punk scene in high school and…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Abigail Devereaux on Complexity Economics
Abigail Devereaux joins host Cory Massimino on Mutual Exchange Radio to discuss the connections between complexity economics, systems theory, emergent order, science fiction, and more. Dr. Abigail Devereaux is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth and Assistant Professor of Economics at Wichita State University. She’s also affiliated with the…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Special Cast – Inside Operation Solidarity
Host Alex McHugh interviews Salem, one of the founders of the radical humanitarian project Operation Solidarity, which is helping to organize anarchist resistance to the invasion as well as humanitarian support networks. If you’re able to support this vital project with funding or material aid, please click through the linktree below. Support Operation Solidarity (DONATE…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Special Cast – Inside the Russian Resistance
MER host Alex McHugh interviews C4SS Russian translator Citizen Ilya on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, anarchist resistance to war, and what things look like on the ground in Russia.  We intend this to be a two-part series. An interview with some of the folks behind the anarchist humanitarian project for Ukraine, Operation Solidarity, is…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Sarah Skwire on What We Can Learn from Literature
In this month’s episode, Alex McHugh interviews Sarah Skwire, Senior Fellow and Director of Communications at Liberty Fund about the importance of studying literature and language, and why social scientists should pay attention to works of fiction and literary history. We got into quite a few interesting topics, including Shakespeare, early modern debates on economics,…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Nathan Goodman on Border Militarization and Foreign Policy
In our final episode for the year, Alex McHugh interviews a return guest to the show Nathan Goodman. We focus on Nathan’s recent paper, published with Chris Coyne, “U.S. Border Militarization and Foreign Policy: A Symbiotic Relationship.” Nathan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at New York University, affiliated with the Program…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Gary Chartier & Charles Johnson on “Markets Not Capitalism” 10 Years On
For the 10-year anniversary of what many would consider our foundational book, C4SS Mutual Exchange Coordinator Cory Massimino interviewed Markets Not Capitalism editors Charles Johnson and Gary Chartier. They discuss the legacy and impact of MNC ten years on! If you’ve not read it, you can find the free .pdf and audiobook at: c4ss.org/content/12802 Plus,…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Gus diZerega on Democracy as a Spontaneous Order
In this episode of MER, Alex McHugh interview Gus diZerega on his work around democracy as a spontaneous order. Gus is a retired professor with a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is now an independent scholar and has been involved in an ongoing back and forth on libertarianism with…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Evan Pierce on Universal Ecological Infrastructure
We’re back! A little late, but hopefully worth it, here’s our “August” episode of Mutual Exchange Radio. In this episode Alex McHugh stands in for host Zachary Woodman to interview C4SS editing coordinator Evan Pierce. Evan is a gardener, builder, and anarchist working on generating and regenerating universal ecological infrastructure. They’re into the cross-pollination of…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Jesse Spafford on the Libertarian Case Against Property Rights
In this episode of Mutual Exchange Radio, host Zachary Woodman interviews Jesse Spafford. Jesse is a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin working on the project REAL – Rights and Egalitarianism. His research is focused on social and political philosophy with particular attention paid to debates between libertarians, socialists, and anarchists over the moral status…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Dispatches from Russia (C4SS Around the World)
In this special edition of Mutual Exchange Radio, Alex McHugh interviews Ilya, a Russian social anarchist and anti-fascist. Ilya has written for C4SS a couple of times as well as translating some English articles into Russian. In this interview, part of our “Around the World” mini-series with C4SS contributors across the world, we dig into the…
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