The Final Straw Radio

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The Final Straw Radio is a weekly, anarchist radio show based out of Asheville, NC. Its hosts, Bursts and William, work to bring listeners: timely info; insights from folks in struggle against injustice and for autonomy; thoughts and expressions from artists and authors working to enlighten and overcome sexism and racism; as well as stories from activists creating a world where our ecosystems are healed and where everyone shares power, across Turtle Island and beyond! We also produce an irregular tech security podcast that occasionally makes it into TFSR, called Error451.

You can find our episodes back to 2009 at our website,, alongside projects that we affiliate with through the Channel Zero Network (of English-language anarchist podcasts) and The A-Radio Network (which produces a monthly anarchist news podcast in English called B(A)DNews). We love feedback, so please find out how to follow us on various social media presences and ways to contact us there as well, or drop us a letter at: TFSR, P.O. Box 6004, Asheville, NC 28816.

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Fire Ant Journal: Anarchist Prisoner Voices

Airs at: Tue, 06/11/2019 at 4:45pm - 6:45pm
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Fire Ant Journal Download This Episode In this June 11th special, we’re releasing an interview with some anarchist prisoners in the so-called U.S. and some of the folks who support them. June 11th, for people who don’t know, is a day of solidarity with Marius Mason and ot... Read more

Anti-Repression in SC and Trans Resiliency in Appalachia

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 06/14/2019 at 5:00pm
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This week, we’ll be featuring two segments, one on state repression against anti-racist organizers in rural Upstate South Carolina [10min 21sec] and on an upcoming documentary series on access/non access to mental health infrastructure for transgender people living in Appal... Read more

“We of this bread will not eat any more”: Anarchist Prisoners in Italy on Hunger Strike

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 4:00pm - Tue, 06/04/2019 at 5:00pm
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In this minisode special, Bursts spoke with an anarchist comrade in Rome about the hunger strike initiated on May 29th by Anna and Silvia, two anarchists rounded up in police actions (Anna in Operazione Scripta Manent and Silvia in Operazione Scintilla) and still facing tri... Read more

Free Them All! : Matt Meyer on Kuwasi Balagoon

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 05/31/2019 at 5:00pm
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This week we had the chance to interview Matt Meyer, who, among many other pursuits, is a retired professor and an editor of A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist, out from PM Press, which highlights the life and writings of Kwasi Balagoon. Ba... Read more

9th Anniversary Episode!

Airs at: Thu, 05/23/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 05/24/2019 at 5:00pm
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So for this episode, we tried something new. This show is in its 9th year of production, and we realized that we as hosts very rarely have interacted on the show. While this is a project that is one we do for reasons other than boosting our own personalities, we talked abou... Read more

Autonomy Meaning More Than Just Guns: Community Self Defense Post-Charlottesville-2017

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 4:00pm - Wed, 05/22/2019 at 5:00pm
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This week we share an interview I conducted a few months back with two folks, Inman and Bleep, about community armed self defense. They talk about their experiences of handling firearms, lessons learned from their visibly armed presence at the Charlottesville Unite The Righ... Read more

Michael Kimble, Akbar + Mustafa: Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 05/17/2019 at 5:00am
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Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak This week, we hear the voices of three prisoners: anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble and jailhouse lawyer Arthur “Akbar” Griggs at Holman CI in Atmore, Alabama, and Mark “Mustafa” Hinkston at Toledo CI in Ohio. Download This Episode Mi... Read more

Jpay in NC Prisons + Antiracist Oi Documentary, “Negro Terror”

Airs at: Mon, 05/06/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 05/10/2019 at 5:00pm
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Sean Swain on Jpay and New Documentary About Band Negro Terror   This week, we feature an interview with Sean Swain about the JPay system being incorporated into the North Carolina prison system based on his experiences in Ohio, increased tension leading to a riot in mid... Read more

Humor, Shaming and Yelling At Racist Dogs w Tom Tanuki

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 04/26/2019 at 5:00pm
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Humor, Shaming and Yelling At Racist Dogs w Tom Tanuki On the show this week, Bursts spoke with Tom Tanuki, front man of the group Yelling At Racist Dogs (Y.A.R.D.), a performance anti-fascist group that directs insulting yells at far-right, xenophobic events and speakers. ... Read more

BAD News: April 2019 (#21)

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 04/26/2019 at 5:00pm
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This 21st edition of BAD News, Angry Voices From Around The World for April, 2019. Download This Episode   If you’d like to get involved in the network or want to hear more – send an email to   The a-radio-network website is currently down ... Read more