Introducing On This Day in Working Class History: A new daily podcast from WCH
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3w ago
Introducing a brand-new daily podcast from the team at WCH. On This Day in Working Class History will be a brief reminder each morning of our collective struggles for a better world which have taken place on this date in history. Launching on 1 February on a trial basis, each episode will be just a couple of minutes long, highlighting one anniversary from our archive each day. It’s designed to fit into your morning schedule, alongside news headlines, and to be shared on social media with your friends, colleagues and families. Subscribe Listen and subscribe to this podcast wherever you listen t ..read more
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WCL E4: Michael Rosen's socialist fairy tales, part 2
Working Class History
by Working Class History
3w ago
Part 2 of our double-episode in which we talk to acclaimed author, poet and Professor of Children’s Literature, Michael Rosen, about his anthology, Workers’ Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain, which gathers together short stories from the labour and socialist press between 1880 and 1920. In this episode, Michael shows how popular children’s stories (like Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland) are shot through with the political content of their adult authors. He also reads a story from his anthology by William Morris and explains how all culture, inc ..read more
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E38: Mutiny! With Srsly Wrong
Working Class History
by Working Class History
3w ago
Special Working Class History episode produced by our friends at lefty comedy podcast Srsly Wrong, speaking with John from WCH about mutinies: rebellions in the armed forces. We thought we would do something a bit different this time, and release a collaboration episode. One of us spoke with Srsly Wrong about the history of mutinies and why they’re important, looking primarily at World War I and the Vietnam war. They produced the episode and we are releasing it on both of our feeds. See full info about this episode, including sources, acknowledgements, links to further reading and more on our ..read more
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E35: The 43 Group, part 1
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3w ago
First part of a podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II. We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group. You can support this podcast and listen to all 3 parts plus 2 bonus episodes on patreon: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory The bonus episode attached to part 1 is available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/e35b-jules-early-34109934 You ..read more
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E33: Asian youth movements in Bradford, part 1
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3w ago
First part of our double episode about anti-racist Asian youth movements in Bradford, England in the 1970s and 80s. We speak to Tariq Mehmood about the Asian Youth Movement, the United Black Youth League, and the his seminal trial as one of the so-called Bradford 12. This podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. You can support us as well and get access to exclusive content, like part 2 and a bonus episode with Tariq now at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory These will be the first in an occasional series of episodes looking at different aspects of Asian youth movements in Bri ..read more
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E70: Howard Zinn 100, part 2
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by Working Class History
1M ago
Second in a double podcast episode about the life and work of Howard Zinn, historian, World War II veteran and activist, in his own words, 100 years since his birth. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at patreon.com/workingclasshistory You can listen to our podcast on the below links, or on any major podcast app. Links to a few below. Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United S ..read more
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E68: The Grunwick strike, part 2
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1M ago
Concluding part of our double podcast episode about the iconic strike of mostly East African Asian women workers at the Grunwick photo processing plant in London in 1976-8. Featuring Amrit Wilson, Jayaben Desai and Colum Maloney, who took part in the dispute, and Sujata, chair of the Grunwick 40 group. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at patreon.com/workingclasshistory You can listen to ou ..read more
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E66: Building workers’ strike w/ Ricky Tomlinson, part 2
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1M ago
Part 2 of our double-podcast episode to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1972 building workers' strike. In this episode, we speak to two participants in the strike - Tony O'Brien and the actor, Ricky Tomlinson - about how the strike ended, the framing of the Shrewsbury 24, Ricky’s experiences in prison, blacklisting, and the legacies of the 1972 strike. Full acknowledgements, photos, sources, more information and eventually a transcript on the homepage for this double episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e65-66-building-workers-strike-w-ricky-tomlinson ..read more
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E64: Mildred Fish-Harnack, part 2
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1M ago
Concluding part of our double podcast episode about Mildred Fish-Harnack, the US-born woman at the centre of the underground resistance to Nazism in Berlin during World War II. In conversation with Rebecca Donner, Mildred’s great great niece and author of All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at patreon.com/workingclasshistory In this part we cover a terri ..read more
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WCL E3: Michael Rosen's socialist fairy tales, part 1
Working Class History
by Working Class History
1M ago
A Working Class Literature podcast double-episode in which we talk to acclaimed author, poet and Professor of Children's Literature, Michael Rosen, about his anthology, Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain, which gathers together short stories from the labour and socialist press between 1880 and 1920. You can buy a copy of Michael's anthology here: https://bookshop.org/books/workers-tales-socialist-fairy-tales-fables-and-allegories-from-great-britain/9780691175348 More info on the webpage for this episode: https://workingclasshistory.com/blog/wcl-e ..read more
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