This Week in Podcasts feat. Alberta Advantage, Tech Won't Save Us and more

.....plus the media criticism of Big Shiny Takes takes Torstar to task
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How might we consider all the unwaged and unpaid work that goes on "behind the scenes" of waged labour? Why is it that the work that makes waged work possible in our society —like cooking, cleaning, and child-rearing— is rarely paid for by capital? How has the COVID-19 crisis made evident the importance of this labour, and how might we envision a society that accounts for this work in a fair and equitable manner? Join Team Advantage as they discuss social reproduction in the age of COVID-19.

What does society look like when community safety isn't handled by armed cops authorized to kill people? Host Duncan Kinney continues his conversation with Reakash Walters (the Appointed: A Canadian Senator Bringing Margins to Centre podcast) and Molly Swain (co-host, Métis in Space).

In this week’s episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, host Paris Marx is joined by Brian Merchant(VICE's Motherboard) to discuss how Amazon’s response to COVID-19 has put its workers in danger, how big tech companies are partnering with oil and gas companies and why the pandemic makes it clear that shopping at Amazon is unethical.

On a new episode of Big Shiny Takes the boys depart from Postmedia dunking to talk about TorStar, the nation's second-largest newspaper chain, it's recent purchase by Conservative party donors and what it all means for the future of Canada's last remaining progressive newspaper.

This weekend's Trump rally in Tulsa was a flop, and one of the surprising reasons was the reservation of tens of thousands of tickets by Tik Tok Teens and KPop stans to inflate potential attendance. On a new episode of his popular Youtube show Left Politics, History and Culture Kingston-based academic Christo Aivalis explains why even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is expressing pride in these unusual allies and new power players on the American political scene.

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