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Working People

Mar 28, 2019

In this special compilation episode, we talk to eight working-class scholars about loving, leaving, and being left behind by academia.

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  • Working People, Season 1, Bonus Episode #2, Trevor Griffey 
  • Working People, Season 1, Episode 10, John Buckley 
  • Maximillian Alvarez, The Baffler, "

Mar 24, 2019

A special Alvarez family sequel to the very first episode of Working People


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Mar 19, 2019

While all eyes have been on a high-profile #CollegeAdmissionScam involving super-rich people buying and bribing their kids' way into elite universities, hardly anyone noticed that an entire network of private and for-profit universities was shut down this month. Faculty and staff have been abruptly fired and tens of...

Mar 18, 2019

We brought friend of the show Lauren Schandevel back on to vent about and break down last week's college admissions scandal. Lauren (whom we interviewed back in Season 1) is a brilliant, working-class student at the University of Michigan and she has some thoughts about rich people buying and bribing their kids' way...

Mar 15, 2019

We chat with  Katelyn O’Brien, a pipefitter working for a shipbuilding company in Virginia. Katelyn is a trans woman with a degree in History and an adorable cat named Merlyn—she’s also, by her own admission, a comic book nerd.  We talk all about how she came to work as a pipefitter out of college and what...