Dec 20, 2018
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means Francis has disappeared on vacation and left Nate at the helm of the show. This week, he speaks with investigative journalist and fan of the podcast Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) about the recent happenings at the US-Mexico border: a child dying in US custody, overt white nationalist talking points spread through DHS social media, and a culture of demonization. Despite all this, Ken says there’s reason to be optimistic.
Ken also discusses his own connection to Central America, and how America’s involvement in El Salvador’s civil war forced his own mother to move north.
For our Patreon subscribers, this week’s bonus episode features Nate and Francis reviewing ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ as part of our Is It Fascist? movie review series. You can access that episode by subscribing here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/is-it-fascist-of-23369757
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