Democracy in Crisis Episode 4: Sohail Daulatzai on Fifty Years of the Battle of Algiers

In the latest episode of Democracy in Crisis, we hear a conversation between Sohail Daulatzai and Brandon Soderberg about Daulatzai's book, "Fifty Years of the 'Battle of Algiers:' Past As Prologue." They discuss the lasting legacy of the classic film, its different uses and interpretations through history, and what it can teach us today about resistance, neocolonialism, and counterinsurgency. Sohail Daulatzai is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and Associate Professor in the African American Studies School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Brandon Soderberg is chief advisor and editor at large for Democracy in Crisis and interim editor-in-chief at the Baltimore City Paper.

Recorded live at Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse.

Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, produced and engineered by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. Theme music by Ruby Fulton and the Rhymes with Orchestra.

Democracy in Crisis Episode 3: Immigration Crackdown Special--Aura Bogado & City of Immigrants

In the latest special edition of the Democracy in Crisis Podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with reporter Aura Bogado about a powerful profile she wrote in Teen Vogue about 14-year-old Jackie Rayos-Garcia whose mother Guadalupe García de Rayos was detained while talking to immigration officials and deported—perhaps the first deportation under the Trump administration. Now Jackie vows to bring her home.

In the second segment, we hear from the creator of “The Wire” David Simon, Marielena Hincapié from the National Immigration Law Center, historian Taylor Branch, activist DeRay McKesson, Sonia Kumar of the ACLU, and musician Steve Earle, all of whom spoke at “City of Immigrants” a fund-raising event sponsored by Simon’s production company, which matched any donations made through its site. All music in this segment is performed by Steve Earle.

Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, produced and engineered by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. Theme music by Ruby Fulton and the Rhymes with Orchestra

Democracy in Crisis Episode 2: Against Normalization in the Age of Trump

In the latest episode of the Democracy in Crisis Podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner speak with Ron Rosenbaum. He is the author of "Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil," which includes a chapter on the Munich Post, a German newspaper that was highly critical of Hitler during his rise to power. The newspaper was shut down by the Nazis in 1933, and its writers and editors were arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps. Last weekend, Rosenbaum wrote an article for the LA Review of Books called "Against Normalization: The Lesson of the Munich Post," where he reflects on the lessons journalists can learn from the Munich Post in the age of Trump. Another of Rosenbaum's older stories recently gained a disturbing relevance. When he did an interview with Donald Trump in 1987, all the future president wanted to talk about was nuclear proliferation and Russia.

Democracy in Crisis Episode 1: Airport Protests

In the first episode of the Democracy in Crisis podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner speak with Payam, one of the organizers of a protest at Baltimore's BWI airport, about the Trump administration's indefinite ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, and his own family's immigration experiences. Payam is a teacher and a grassroots organizer (he asked not to use his last name to protect his family).

Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, produced by Mark Gunnery and engineered by Imani Spence for The Center for Emerging Media. Music by Ruby Fulton and the Rhymes with Orchestra.