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Silver Threads Podcast

Apr 6, 2021

"Right now radicalism feels like a locked, very heavily loaded, hidden treasure chest."

After 15 years of a fully nomadic lifeway, Korean diasporic experimentalist Jimmy Betts is stationary. And while the parked isolation of now being an exhausted working class queero in so-called Iowa is heavy, Jimmy remains a part of...

Mar 23, 2021

"There is so much need for this storytelling. I want to be the bridge between these Kashmiri stories and the world."

Ifat Gazia was born and raised in the most militarized place on earth, Kashmir. She grew up listening to stories of oppression, occupation and resilience and eventually became a storyteller, bringing the...

Mar 9, 2021

"The Black Panther Party allowed me to have a more developed view on what freedom might look like."

Anarchist Panther Elder Ashanti Alston joins the show to talk about rifts and icons, of reading beyond the page and into life, of deep dives into fear, freedom, the internalizing of oppression, and of the ultimate exit...

Feb 23, 2021

"Mutual aid is actually the work of building the world that we want to live in."

Natacia is an organizer with a broad and varied base of experience that's taken her across the globe and across the spectrum of charity, solidarity, hope and despair. She joins Silver Threads to dig into the past, present and future, to...

Feb 9, 2021

Eriel is a Dënesųłiné mother from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN). Her work focuses on Indigenous rights and building intersectional dialogue between Indigenous rights, climate justice and other social justice movements.

It is from these places without edges that she sits down to speak with us about...