Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways of life.  The Mole goes where corporate media fear to tread, supporting grassroots challenges to top-down authority and giving voice to movements that shake the foundations of an unjust society.  The Moles' perspective is democratic, anti-capitalist, feminist, and anti-racist.  We count Karl Marx as a friend but are open to other voices from the left. The show includes analyses of global politics and economics, local grassroots activism, segments on the Left & the Law, and reviews of films, books, music, and theater. 

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe C,  and sometimes blended with other versions, like the one by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren on the album Special Gunpowder

Our graphic lettering is by Charlie Ertola. Host portraits by Clayton Morgareidge.
 

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour @ gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

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Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/19/19

Airs at: Mon, 08/19/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 12, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 08/12/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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There is no audio for the whole show this time due to various technical difficulties. However it contained the following segments, which you can hear by clicking on the links below: 1. Joe Clement talks with local fascism scholar and journalist, Shane Burley about right-wi... Read more

Fascism, AntiFascism, & Mass Shootings

Airs at: Mon, 08/12/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement talks with local fascism scholar and journalist, Shane Burley. They consider how right-wing mass shootings today are a form of "stochastic terrorism", a term that's trending as more people are naming the covert way "lone wolf shooters" are deliberately incited a... Read more

The Women's Movement in Iran

Airs at: Mon, 08/12/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Catherine Sameh, a former member of the Old Mole collective who now teaches sexuality, gender studies and history at the University of California, Irvine and writes about and supports the struggles of Iranian women. In this second part of a two part ... Read more

Shout Your Abortion

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Amelia Bonow, Founding Director of Shout Your Abortion, a movement dedicated to broadening the discourse surrounding abortion through art, media, and real life events all over the country. They’ll be talking about why #ShoutYourAbortion gathered such m... Read more

Book Review: "Spill Simmer Falter Wither"

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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 Larry Bowlden review a new novel by Sara Boame, Spill Simmer Falter Wither. He says it's an endearing and insightful novel about two beings cast out of society, one a self-taught man with few social skills, the other a dog, with even less social skills. Larry thinks that n... Read more

Capitalism as Organized Narcissism

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 9:00am - Mon, 08/12/2019 at 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge explains the narcissism of capital and how capitalism produces narcissists to be in charge.  You can read this piece by going here. Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 5, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Mole and we will hear these segment Bill Resnick interviews Catherine Sameh about political life in Iran today, and we learn how different it is from the media portrayal of a "terrorist" state. Jan Haaken talks with Ameli Bo... Read more

The Real Iran Today

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Catherine Sameh about what life and politics are like in Iran. Catherine teaches at the University of California at Irvine and writes on Iranian women in the struggle for a democratic Iran.     Read more

The Real Iran Today

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Catherine Sameh about what life and politics are like in Iran. Catherine teaches at the University of California at Irvine and writes on Iranian women in the struggle for a democratic Iran.     Read more