During lockdown, our entire world has rediscovered the joys of breadmaking. But what is the supernatural phenomenon, indeed the Christian miracle, behind your sourdough starter? Why is baking bread a life lesson in death and resurrection? And how does it celebrate bacteria, pathogens, and all those other disgusting microbes floating around us? Professor Eric Pallant, one of the world’s leading experts on the history and science of bread, joins us. Eric Pallant is Chairman of the Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny College. He is the author of the forthcoming book (2021), “The Culture of Sourdough: The History and Science of Sourdough.”
Lizz Winstead, creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio; Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock and countless comedy specials; Rolling Stone Magazine’s David Wild remembers Little Richard; Dr. Harriet Fraad host of “Capitalism Hits Home;” Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein; Founder of Yuk Yuk’s Mark Breslin; Congressional Candidate Mayor Mark Gamba; Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling; David takes your calls.
Karie Fugett from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project;
Vijay Das, senior fellow at Data Progress; Eva Putzova, Democratic candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District; The Irritable Immunologist and Henry Hakamaki answer your Covid-19 questions; Animal Behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin; Professor Ben Burgis, columnist for Jacobin and author of “Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson;” The Rev. Barry W. Lynn; Comic Laura House and David answer listener questions.
In the age of COVID-19, Capitalism is a comorbidity. The real disease is our system. And so: Rent Strike! This May Day the entire world will celebrate unions, workers and the right to strike– but not here in America. American labor is never celebrated, it’s only threatened. On today’s show we examine America, a nation created by slavery and now destroyed by a ruling class that misses it.
Dr. Harriet Fraad, Marxist mental health counselor and host of “Capitalism Hits Home;” David R. Wallis, managing editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a nonprofit funding stories about inequality and poverty in America; Tom Winter, current Montana legislator and candidate for U.S. House of Representatives; LGBTQ Activist Zack Ford; Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein; Professor Harvey J. Kaye, author of “FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt;” Peabody and Emmy Award Winning Jim Earl; Comedy Genius Joe DeVito; Founder and President of Yuk Yuk’s Mark Breslin.
Comics Bob Saget & Frank Conniff; Comedy Writers Colleen Werthmann & Laura House; Economic Hardship Reporting Project’s Alissa Quart; Congressional Candidate Shaniyat Chowdhury who’s running for New York’s 5th; Immigration Activist Stephen Robbins; Jacobin’s Professor Ben Burgis; The Rev. Barry W. Lynn.