DS #109: Snow, Students, Stories, Socialism, Solidarity, and Stuff

January 23, 2019

Join Eric S. Piotrowski as he rants and reflects on the MAGA/BHI/Indigenous Drumming incident; marginal tax rates; Donald Trump; what we didn't learn after the 2008 crash; the inactivity of Betsy DeVos; the influence of hip-hop; the political campaign of The Duchess; and a dozen other topics.

Send feedback and links to @DukeSkath. Thanks for listening!

DS #107: Shae Crowell

July 19, 2018

This episode features a superb conversation with my good friend Shae Crowell. She's a teacher, a singer + choral leader, a union thug, and many other things. She's got great things to say about how education works, why class size matters, what history is, and why music is important. 


Topic Index:

  • 2:00 - Life as a student
  • 8:30 - Student teaching + early jobs
  • 27:00 - Teaching philosophy
  • 52:00 - African-American History
  • 64:30 - Economics
  • 70:00 - Unions
  • 80:30 - Parenting + education
  • 85:30 - Nashville in Harmony

DS #107: No No SEO

June 2, 2018

On this episode I explain why I don't give two farts about Search Engine Optimization or Income Stream Maximization Programs. I also complain about Donald Trump, explain about why drinking on Memorial Day is not an insult to The Troops, and introduce you to the second-best song called "Warm It Up" ever made.

Send questions! Give feedback! Holler at 'cha boy!

Twitter: @DukeSkath

email: esp@fbesp.org

Ds #106: Not A Sh@#head

March 28, 2018

In this irregular episode, Eric P ruminates on guns, resistance, and cultural elements that keep us going. It's scattershot and sophisticated -- so enjoy!

Holler at 'cha boy: @DukeSkath

DS #105: MindWipe

October 7, 2017

This show is a little different. By popular demand, I have recorded an audiobook version of my introduction to mindfulness, MindWipe. So I'm sending it out through the stream. I hope it's useful.

If you'd like a free PDF of the book, a cheap Kindle version, or a slightly-more-expensive print copy, visit my website http://www.just-text.org

As always, please get in touch via email or Twitter: esp@fbesp.org or @DukeSkath

DS #104b: Richard Webster

June 24, 2017

It's the conversation too dangerous for live television. (Also I'm not allowed on television.) I sit down with my friend Richard Webster to dissect the concepts of white privilege, intersectionality, class warfare, and why capitalism is immoral. Join us with an open mind and let us know what you think.

Twitter: @DukeSkath (Eric) and @RealRichWebster (Rich)

DS #104: Robots Love Trump

June 12, 2017

Terrorism, infrastructure, Russia, Jehovah's Witnesses, charter schools, Oxford commas, and robots who love Donald Trump. Enjoy!

Full show notes at http://www.fbesp.org/synapse/

DS #103b: Ben Terrall

May 14, 2017

In which I interview my buddy and comrade from the struggle to free East Timor, Ben Terrall. We discuss his 'zine, Namaste Motherf#%$er, what gentrification means, and how to stay sane in the age of Trump. 


DS #103a: Mala Ghoshal

March 18, 2017

In which I interview my good friend and activist comrade Mala Ghoshal. We discuss politics, New College, the state of the world, and her life as a communist at Twin Oaks.

Tweet me: @DukeSkath

DS #103: Epidemic Levels of Elite White Collar Fraud

March 11, 2017

Earth is being overrun with fascists and scumbags, but the resistance lives! Join Eric P for another long-awaited missive on Trump, political discourse, economics, education, killer robots, and hip-hop. No show notes this time -- just listen and enjoy!

Feedback please -- @DukeSkath