The Fire These Times

By The Fire These Times

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Episodes: 175

 Sep 20, 2023

 Aug 23, 2021
fascinating, informative, and insightful podcast!


A podcast project working to uplift internationalist dialogues on human rights, climate change, and visions of bold futures. Our unique editorial team, working across borders and divides, includes Lebanese, Jews, Palestinians, Syrians and Armenians deeply committed to learning and weaving together. To support, get early access and get exclusive perks:

Episode Date
Palestine and Global Solidarity - Remastered w/ Sumaya Awad and Shireen Akram-Boshar
Dec 02, 2023
146/ Jewish Safety Means Palestinian Liberation: Organizing In Israel-Palestine After Oct 7 w/ Sally Abed, Orly Noy and Amjad Iraqi
Nov 24, 2023
145/ Arab Jews For Palestinian Liberation w/ Hadar Cohen and Dahab Kashi
Nov 17, 2023
Understanding Hamas: Anti-Authoritarian Perspectives - Remastered
Nov 10, 2023
144/ Against the Imperialist Impulse w/ Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Nov 03, 2023
Special Episode: Roundtable on Israel-Palestine w/ Dana El Kurd, Orly Noy, and Yair Wallach
Oct 28, 2023
143/ Sudan in Revolution and War w/ Dalia Abdelmoniem and Raga Makawi
Oct 24, 2023
142/ How the World Failed Nagorno-Karabakh w/ Karena Avedissian & Anna
Oct 10, 2023
141/ How the EU Criminalizes Solidarity with Migrants w/ Border Violence Monitoring Network
Sep 26, 2023
140/ The Moral Urgency of Degrowth w/ Timothée Parrique & Yusra Bitar
Sep 19, 2023
139/ Anti-Imperialism From the Periphery w/ Leila Al Shami, Romeo Kokriatski & Dana El Kurd
Sep 12, 2023
138/ We Need To Talk About Twitter w/ Musa Okwonga and Justin Salhani
Aug 24, 2023
Queer Mutual Aid Lebanon Special Fundraising!
Jun 06, 2023
137/ Re-membering the Nakba, Imagining the Future w/ Dana El Kurd
May 16, 2023
136/ When War Gets Normalized, Or What's At Stake in Ukraine w/ Mariam Naiem and Romeo Kokriatski
Apr 28, 2023
135/ Radical Legacies of the Mexican Revolution w/ Christina Heatherton and Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik
Apr 21, 2023
Unlocked. When You're Not The Target Audience: Two Arab Millennials Talk About Seinfeld w/ Ayman Makarem (Premium 1)
Apr 14, 2023
134/ Why White Nationalists Love Assad w/ Leila Al-Shami and Shon Meckfessel
Apr 07, 2023
133/ Overcoming the Trauma of Caste w/ Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Rhythima Shinde and Vivek Ramachandran
Mar 31, 2023
132/ Let's Talk About Youth Autonomy w/ carla joy bergman
Mar 24, 2023
131/ Commoning in Lebanon's Palestinian Refugee Camps w/ Yafa El Masri
Mar 17, 2023
130/ Armenian-ness and Solidarity in a Changing World w/ Karena Avedissian and Anna
Mar 10, 2023
129/ The Meaning of Time in Prison w/ Morgan Godvin and Molly Hagan
Mar 03, 2023
128/ The Islamic Regime of Iran Will Fall w/ Vicky and Kiana
Feb 24, 2023
127/ Against Multipolar Imperialism: An Internationalist Response w/ Kavita Krishnan, Promise Li and Romeo Kokriatski
Feb 17, 2023
Premium Episode 1: Watching Seinfeld as Arab Millennials w/ Ayman Makarem (Sample)
Feb 16, 2023
126/ The Memory We Could Be: Fear and Our Ecological Future w/ Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik
Feb 10, 2023
125/ Understanding (Anti-)Fascism in a World in Crisis w/ Shane Burley
Feb 03, 2023
124/ Jessie Gender on how Star Trek deals with neurodiversity, race, and queerness
Jan 27, 2023
123/ Hauntings, Futurisms and the Present Movement w/ Luka Dowell aka Solarpunk Now!
Jan 20, 2023
122/ In Search of Afro-Solarpunk w/ Rob Cameron
Jan 13, 2023
121/ Solarpunk and Post-Capitalist Desires w/ HydroponicTrash
Jan 06, 2023
Special: How to Make Football Radical, a 2022 FIFA World Cup Retrospective w/ Musa Okwonga, Justin Salhani and Fabien Goa
Dec 22, 2022
120/ Russian Imperialism, Cynical Discourse and Life Amidst War w/ Mariam Naiem & Romeo Kokriatski
Aug 05, 2022
119/ Lessons on the Path to Radicalization w/ Andrew Sage & Emmi Bevensee
Jul 29, 2022
118/ Bosnia, False Histories and Fact-Free Politics w/ Edin Hajdarpašić
Jul 22, 2022
117/ The Impossible Cities: Hong Kong & Beirut w/ Karen Cheung
Jul 15, 2022
116/ Climate Futures and Post-Normal Fiction w/ Andrew Dana Hudson
Jul 08, 2022
115/ Seeking Refuge on the World's Deadliest Migration Route w/ Sally Hayden
Jul 01, 2022
114/ Why Nostalgia in the Periphery Feels Different w/ Efe Levent x Mangal Media
Jun 24, 2022
113/ Taiwan's Wen Liu & Brian Hioe on Ukraine, Hong Kong & Tiananmen
Jun 17, 2022
112/ From Yarmouk to the World: On Syria, Palestine and Lebanon w/ Nidal Betare
Jun 10, 2022
111/ What is Happening in Tigray? w/ Teklehaymanot Weldemichel
Jun 03, 2022
Special: On Having a Kid in the Climate Apocalypse w/ Michael J. DeLuca
May 27, 2022
110/ Climate Narratives that Go Beyond the Apocalypse w/ Alyssa Hull
May 20, 2022
109/ The Link Between Pro-Palestine Activism, Anti-Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Arab World w/ Dana El-Kurd
May 13, 2022
108/ What Asexuality Says About Society w/ Angela Chen
May 06, 2022
107/ Black Anarchism, Abolition and the Radical Tradition w/ William C. Anderson
Apr 29, 2022
🌻 Ukraine Special: 3. The threads that bind us from Syria to Ukraine
Apr 22, 2022
106/ Football is Political: #Qatar2022, Russia and What Comes Next w/ Musa Okwonga and Justin Salhani
Apr 15, 2022
105/ What 'Living With Covid' Actually Means w/ Martin Paul Eve
Apr 08, 2022
104/ The Urgency of the IPCC Report w/ Dr Rupa Mukerji and Dr Lisa Schipper
Apr 01, 2022
🌻 Ukraine Special: 2. From Ukraine, with Love (and Anger) w/ Romeo Kokriatski
Mar 25, 2022
103/ The Periphery and Aimé Césaire's Ghosts in the Syrian Revolution w/ Fadi Bardawil
Mar 18, 2022
ARCHIVE: the Legacy of Chemical Weapons from Halabja to Ghouta w/ Sabrîna Azad
Mar 16, 2022
102/ On the Need to Shape the Arab Exile Body w/ Amro Ali
Mar 11, 2022
🌻 Ukraine Special: 1. A View From Syria w/ Leila Al-Shami
Mar 07, 2022
101/ Mending the World: A Jewish-Arab Diaspora Conversation w/ Cindy Milstein
Mar 04, 2022
100/ The Story of Three Black Mothers: Louise Little, Berdis Baldwin and Albert King w/ Anna Malaika Tubbs
Feb 25, 2022
ARCHIVE: Disinformation, Russia and Syrian-Ukrainian Solidarity w/ Peter Pomerantsev
Feb 23, 2022
99/ Inconvenient Findings and Enduring Hierarchies w/ Marie Berry and Milli Lake
Feb 18, 2022
Crossover: The Strange Amnesia of Lebanon's Wars w/ New Lines
Feb 11, 2022
98/ Space, Nostalgia and Retro-Futurism in Palestine and Lebanon w/ Nat Muller
Feb 04, 2022
97/ Why I Stopped Writing About Syria w/ Asser Khattab
Jan 28, 2022
96/ The Arab Spring Diaspora Against Transnational Repression w/ Dana Moss
Jan 21, 2022
95/ Untellable Stories, Reproductive Justice & Complicating Acts of Advocacy w/ Shui-yin Sharon Yam
Jan 14, 2022
94/ The Political Economy of Solarpunk w/ Andrew Dana Hudson
Jan 07, 2022
It Could Happen Here: On The New Periphery
Dec 10, 2021
Mangal Media: Solarpunk, Climate Change and the New Thinkable
Dec 03, 2021
Voice Messages From The Balkan Route
Nov 26, 2021
93/ Syrian Prison Literature and the Poetics of Human Rights (with Shareah Taleghani)
Nov 12, 2021
92/ Big Tech, Gatopardismo and Data Colonialism (With Camila Nobrega and Joana Varon)
Oct 29, 2021
91/ Satisfying Human Needs at Low Energy Use (With Jefim Vogel & Julia Steinberger)
Oct 15, 2021
90/ The Ecological Paradox of Digital Economies (with Paz Peña)
Oct 01, 2021
89/ Tiananmen, Denialism and History (With Mia Wong)
Sep 24, 2021
88/ A History of Nothing (With Susan A. Crane)
Sep 17, 2021
87/ Counter-Cartographies: Mapping Back our World (With Boris Michel and Paul Schweizer)
Sep 10, 2021
86/ Environmentalism, ‘Post-Truth’ and Platform Capitalism (With Bram Büscher)
Sep 03, 2021
I read the names of the Beirut port explosion victims
Aug 05, 2021
August 4th 2020: "It Sounded Like The World Itself Was Breaking Open" (With Lina Mounzer)
Aug 04, 2021
85/ The Legacy of the Great Lebanon Famine (with Lina Mounzer and Timour Azhari)
Jul 31, 2021
84/ Space, Fiction and Growing Up in ‘Postwar’ Lebanon (with Naji Bakhti)
Jul 24, 2021
83/ Understanding Hamas: Anti-Authoritarian Perspectives (with Tareq Baconi)
Jul 17, 2021
82/ The Populist Hype, ‘the People’ and the Far Right (With Aurelien Mondon)
Jul 10, 2021
81/ Solarpunk and Storytelling the Present and Future (With Phoebe Wagner)
Jul 03, 2021
80/ Syria, State Ideology and Climate Politics (With Marwa Daoudy)
Jun 27, 2021
79/ Erasures, Borders and the Afterlife of the Armenian Genocide (with Sophia Armen)
Jun 20, 2021
78/ Pedagogies of Liberation, Gender and the Syrian Revolution (with Banah Ghadbian)
Jun 12, 2021
77/ From Hong Kong to Lebanon, Basebuilding Against Authoritarianism (with Promise Li)
Jun 06, 2021
76/ Confronting Antisemitism on the Left: Anti-Authoritarian Perspectives (with Daniel Randall)
May 30, 2021
75/ The Precariatized Mind and the Case for a Basic Income for All (with Guy Standing)
May 23, 2021
Special Episode: Palestine and Global Solidarity
May 21, 2021
Intervention: Majed Abusalama #GazaUnderAttack
May 19, 2021
[Repost]: Wretched of the Earth: Thoughts on Syria, Palestine and Discourse
May 18, 2021
Special Episode: A Conversation on Israel-Palestine, (Anti)Zionism and International Solidarity
May 16, 2021
74/ The Political Economy of Car Dependence: Understanding Systems of Provision (with Giulio Mattioli & Julia Steinberger)
May 09, 2021
73/ 1958: Re-imagining a Revolutionary Year in Revolutionary Times (with Jeffrey Karam)
May 02, 2021
72/ The Inherent Toxicity of France’s ‘Islamo-Leftism’ Obsession (with Rim-Sarah Alouane)
Apr 25, 2021
71/ Bearing Witness to What is Lost: Lebanon’s ‘Postwar’ Hauntings (with Ely Dagher)
Apr 18, 2021
70/ (Post)Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (With Nader Hashemi & Danny Postel)
Apr 14, 2021
69/ The Entrenched “Manliness” of Ethnic Power-sharing Peace Agreements (with Aida A. Hozić)
Apr 11, 2021
68/ Solarpunk, Youth Liberation and Why Revolution Needs Therapy (with Saint Andrew)
Apr 04, 2021
67/ Cultural Dementia: How the West Lost Its History and Risks Losing Everything Else (with David Andress)
Mar 28, 2021
Intervention: Anti-Fascist Solidarity in Lyon (English/Français)
Mar 25, 2021
66/ Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine (with Dana El Kurd)
Mar 21, 2021
#StopAsianHate [Repost] Sex Workers' Rights, Basebuilding and Mutual Aid (with Kate Zen)
Mar 17, 2021
65/Shifting Towards Climate-Just Mobility (with Anne Kretzschmar)
Mar 14, 2021
64/In the End, It Was All About Love (with Musa Okwonga)
Mar 07, 2021
63/Queerness, Literature and Revolution (With Saleem Haddad)
Feb 28, 2021
62/ How to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C: A Societal Transformation Scenario (with Kai Kuhnhenn and Linda Schneider)
Feb 21, 2021
61/ A Class Analysis of the Arab Spring (with Anand Gopal)
Feb 14, 2021
60/(Anti-)Fascism and the Future of Complex Warfare, Part 2 (with Emmi Bevensee)
Feb 07, 2021
59/(Anti-)Fascism and the Future of Complex Warfare, Part 1 (with Emmi Bevensee)
Jan 31, 2021
58/ Democracy, Counterrevolution and the Rhetoric of Anti-Imperialism (with Rohini Hensman)
Jan 24, 2021
57/The Psychology of Silicon Valley (with Katy Cook)
Jan 17, 2021
56/A Region in Revolt: The Uprisings in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran (Book Launch)
Dec 14, 2020
55/Lessons from Workers' Resistance in China (with Zhongjin Li & Eli Friedman)
Dec 07, 2020
54/What Management Theory Can Learn From Anarchism (With Martin Parker & Thomas Swann)
Nov 30, 2020
53/Masculinity in Pop Culture: The Toxic and the Subversive (With Jonathan McIntosh)
Nov 23, 2020
52/The Palestinian Left and Its Decline (with Francesco Saverio Leopardi)
Nov 16, 2020
51/The Case for People-centered Recovery Processes in Beirut (with Mona Harb)
Nov 09, 2020
Reflections on the first 50 episodes and upcoming projects
Nov 02, 2020
50/Golden Dawn: The Anatomy of a Nazi Party in 21st Century Europe (with Loukas Stamellos)
Oct 18, 2020
49/The Moria Camp and Fortress Europe's Deadly Xenophobia (with Ghias Al Jundi)
Oct 11, 2020
48/Our Climate Emergency Present (with Peter Kalmus)
Oct 01, 2020
47/Evaporated Euphoria: the Current Crises in Lebanon (with Lara Bitar)
Sep 27, 2020
46/Hong Kong, Disappearances and the Emotional Cost of Disinformation (with Shui-yin Sharon Yam)
Sep 11, 2020
45/Ethiopian Migrants' Saudi Hell/Ethiopia's Anti-Government Protests (with Zecharias Zelalem)
Sep 07, 2020
44/That Cairo Concert, Mental Health and Growing Up Queer in Lebanon (with Hamed Sinno)
Sep 04, 2020
43/ The World's Most Technologically Sophisticated Genocide is Happening in Xinjiang (with Rayhan Asat and Yonah Diamond)
Sep 02, 2020
42/"It Sounded Like The World Itself Was Breaking Open": The Beirut Explosion (with Lina Mounzer)
Aug 07, 2020
41/Rendering Our Struggles Visible: Palestine, #BlackLivesMatter and Syria (with Mariam Barghouti)
Jul 28, 2020
40/We Exist: Queer Transnational Activism in the Middle East and Beyond (with "The Queer Arabs")
Jul 26, 2020
39/Basebuilding, Sex Workers’ Rights and Mutual Aid (with Kate Zen)
Jul 22, 2020
38/My Father and Syria's Forcibly Disappeared (with Wafa Mustafa)
Jul 17, 2020
37/The Racialisation of Migrant Labor Under the Kafala System in Lebanon (with Daryn Howland)
Jul 16, 2020
36/Lebanon’s Deep Crisis Explained (with Timour Azhari)
Jul 07, 2020
35/The European Union's Violence Against Asylum Seekers (with Jack Sapoch)
Jul 06, 2020
34/Remembering Through Storytelling in Times of Hardship in Lebanon (with Ronnie Chatah)
Jul 05, 2020
33/Mutual Aid is Sweeping the World (with Zoe Smith)
Jul 01, 2020
32/Wretched of the Earth: Thoughts on Syria, Palestine and Discourse (with Mohammed Sulaiman)
Jun 28, 2020
31/Disinformation, 'Post-truth' and What To Do About Them (with Peter Pomerantsev)
Jun 24, 2020
Intervention: Ghanaian woman on surviving slavery in Lebanon. #AbolishKafala
Jun 24, 2020
30/Poetry, Tripoli and Navigating the Moment (with Zeina Hashem Beck)
Jun 22, 2020
Intervention: Saleem Haddad on the death of Sarah Hegazy
Jun 22, 2020
29/Gender, Representation and the Role of Women Journalists in Syria (with Rula Asad)
Jun 19, 2020
28/Who Owns This World? Grief, Borders and Music [Correct Version] (with Yousef Kekhia)
Jun 14, 2020
27/The Risks of Psychologising Patriarchal Oppression (with Chuck Derry)
Jun 10, 2020
26/The Legacy of Samir Kassir 15 Years On (with Ziad Majed)
Jun 02, 2020
Intervention: Street Action #BlackLivesMatter
Jun 02, 2020
25/Resistance, Rescue and Waging Non-Violence (with Bryan Farell)
May 31, 2020
24/Bellingcat: Fact-Checking in a Post-Truth World (with Eliot Higgins)
May 25, 2020
23/Syria, Performativity, and Being Rooted in the Local (with Shiyam Galyon)
May 22, 2020
22/Building Mutual Aid in Lebanon (with Ayman Makarem)
May 19, 2020
21/Taiwan Since the 2014 Sunflower Movement (with Brian Hioe)
May 18, 2020
20/On Primo Levi, the Lebanese Revolution and Life in the Midst of History (with Lina Mounzer)
May 15, 2020
19/Our Women on the Ground (with Zahra Hankir)
May 13, 2020
18/Guapa, Marco and living Fernando Pessoa’s dreamlife in Lisbon (with Saleem Haddad)
May 08, 2020
17/What the Lebanese should know about Ethiopia (with Zecharias Zelalem)
May 02, 2020
16/The second wave of the Lebanon protests (with Nadim El Kak)
May 01, 2020
15/The legacy of Yiddish Bundism (with Molly Crabapple)
Apr 30, 2020
14/Revolution, disenchantment and the Lebanese New Left (with Fadi Bardawil)
Apr 29, 2020
13/Being the good immigrant in an ungrateful country (with Musa Okwonga)
Apr 26, 2020
12/Independent media versus the Lebanese oligarchy (with Julia Choucair Vizoso)
Apr 25, 2020
11/COVID-19, Travel and Building Solidarity (with Matt Dagher-Margosian)
Apr 21, 2020
10/Syria, Journalism and the Cost of Indifference (with Kareem Shaheen)
Apr 17, 2020
9/‘Whiteness’, Migration and Identity (with Matt Dagher-Margosian)
Apr 15, 2020
8/Lebanon’s October Uprising, Six Months Later (with Timour Azhari)
Apr 13, 2020
7/Denying Genocide, from Halabja to Ghouta (with Sabrîna Azad)
Apr 11, 2020
6/Lebanon's October 17 Revolution/ A Country in Fragments (with Andrew Arsan)
Apr 08, 2020
5/Lebanon’s Migrant Domestic Workers: Between the Coronavirus and Slavery (with Banchi Yimer)
Mar 27, 2020
4/Why the Paris Commune Burned the Guillotine—and We Should Too (with Crimethinc)
Mar 25, 2020
3/Venezuela and the Right to Narrate (with Laura Vidal)
Mar 22, 2020
2/Lebanon's Kafala System is 'Civilized' Slavery (with Sami and Ali)
Mar 19, 2020
1/Hong Kong's Existential Crisis (with JP, Lausan)
Mar 14, 2020