Coming From Left Field (Audio)
The Political Economy of Mental Health Systems with Joanna Moncrieff

The Political Economy of Mental Health Systems with Joanna Moncrieff

August 3, 2022

Our guest today, psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, has created quite a buzz with her recent journal article that capsized the brain chemistry imbalance hypothesis of depression. The article is scientifically sound and well respected by her peers; however, it is a threat to the big pharma industry and other narratives regarding the individual defect theory of mental health.

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“Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music” with Gerald Horne

“Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music” with Gerald Horne

July 8, 2022

One of our favorite guests, Dr. Gerald Horne, joins us today to discuss his book, “Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music.” A remarkable scholar discusses the history of jazz, “the story of a beautiful lotus, growing from the filth of the crassest form of human immiseration.”

 

Order the book: https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781583677858

Link to Greg's blog (ZZs Blog): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

Spotify Playlists Jazz Musicians by Location

New Orleans: https://spoti.fi/3Is9AXs

Kansas City: https://spoti.fi/3uA7jn4

St. Louis: https://spoti.fi/3yOAaqu

New Jersey: https://spoti.fi/3OS8xm0

Chicago: https://spoti.fi/3yqGcvX

Pittsburgh: https://spoti.fi/3OUHSoA

Cuba: https://spoti.fi/3ynYm1r

New York: https://spoti.fi/3NW6N9Q

Memphis: https://spoti.fi/3Rde87Q

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“The Killer’s Henchman: Capitalism and the Covid-19 Disaster” with Stephen Gowans

“The Killer’s Henchman: Capitalism and the Covid-19 Disaster” with Stephen Gowans

July 6, 2022

Today we talk with Stephen Gowans, a political analyst, and writer who shows how capitalism, its incentives, and its power dominate the political process and impeded the protection of public health.

 

Order the book, “The Killer's Henchman: Capitalism and the Covid-19 Disaster

Link to Stephen’s blog (What's Left): https://gowans.blog/

Link to Greg's blog (ZZs Blog): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

 

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#KillersHenchman

#The Killer'sHenchman

#COVID

#CovidDisaster

#WhatsLeft

#CapitalismCovid

#GregGodels

#ZZblog

#ZZsblog

#PatCummings

#ComingFromLeftField

#podcast

Starbucks Workers United with Angel Krempa

Starbucks Workers United with Angel Krempa

June 21, 2022

Today we talk with Angel Krempa, a former Starbucks shift supervisor in Buffalo, New York, who was fired in retaliation for organizing one of the first successful unionization efforts against the coffee giant.  In 2020, not a single one of the company's 9,000 stores had a union. In the past few months, more than 150 Starbucks voted to unionize, and the corporate overlords are not happy.

 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

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#Starbucks

#Worker Unitied

#HowardSchultz

#RossannWilliams

#Union

#GregGodels

#WorldFederationTradeUnion

#WFTU

#ZZblog

#ZZsblog

#PatCummings

#ComingFromLeftField

#podcast

”The Last Negroes at Harvard” with Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth

”The Last Negroes at Harvard” with Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth

June 14, 2022

Today, we welcomed Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth to discuss their book, " The Last Negroes at Harvard," a story of 18 remarkable Black men admitted to Harvard’s class of 1963. The book is equal parts memoir, group biography, and history of a turbulent civil rights era.

Book:  The Last Negroes at Harvard (2020)

https://thelastnegroesatharvard.com/

 

Podcast: available on Spotify and Apple Podcast

 

Link to Greg's blog :

ZZs Blog

 

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#JeanneEllsworth

#LastNegroesatHarvard

#Classof1963

#Harvard

#CivilRights

#Memoir

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#PatCummings

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#Podcast

”The Heart of Caring: Reflections from a life lived in medicine” with Mark Vonnegut

”The Heart of Caring: Reflections from a life lived in medicine” with Mark Vonnegut

May 31, 2022

Today, we welcomed Dr. Mark Vonnegut to discuss his book, "The Heart of Caring: Reflections from a life lived in medicine." Dr. Vonnegut, son of writer Kurt Vonnegut, has practiced pediatrics for the last forty years. We discuss the crisis in the health care system and how for-profit influences are harming the mission of helping patients.

Books: 

The Heart of Caring: Reflections from a life lived in medicine (2022)

Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir (2011)

The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity (1975)

 

Link to Greg's blog :

ZZs Blog

 

#MarkVonnegut

#TheHeartofCaring

#Pediatrics

#MentalIllness

#Memoir

#KurtVonnegut

#BiPolar

#Godels

#ZZblog

#ZZsblog

#Cummings

#ComingFromLeftField

#Podcast

”The Least of Us: True Tales of America & Hope in the Time of Fentanyl & Meth” with Sam Quinones

”The Least of Us: True Tales of America & Hope in the Time of Fentanyl & Meth” with Sam Quinones

May 18, 2022

Today, we welcomed Sam Quinones to discuss his book, "The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth." The book follows his 2015 release,  Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. Both books are critically acclaimed.

In January 2022, The Least of Us was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) award for Best Nonfiction Book of 2021.

Book: 

The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth (2021)

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate (2015)

 

Link to Greg's blog :

ZZs Blog

 

#SamQuinones

#TheLeastofUs

# Dreamland

#Podcast

#Meth

#Fentanyl

#Homeless

#Drugaddiction

#GregGodels

#ZZblog

#ZZsblog

#PatCummings

#ComingFromLeftField

”The Last Years of Karl Marx” book discussion with Carlos Garrido

”The Last Years of Karl Marx” book discussion with Carlos Garrido

April 21, 2022

Today, we welcomed Carlos L. Garrido to discuss Marcello Musto's book, "The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual History," and his research focus, including Marxism, Hegel, and early 19th Century American socialism.

Book: 

Marcello Musto's book, "The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual History"

 

The Midwestern Marxist YouTube channel:  (https://www.youtube.com/c/MidwesternMarx/) and website:  (https://www.midwesternmarx.com/ )

The article mentioned: A Critique of Western Marxism's Purity Fetish 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com 

#Carlos L Garrido

#MidwesternMarxist

# Marcelo Musto

#The Last Years of Marx

#GregGodels

#ZZblog

#ZZsblog

#PatCummings

#ComingFromLeftField

”American Trade Unionism” with Chris Townsend

”American Trade Unionism” with Chris Townsend

April 8, 2022

We welcomed today Chris Townsend to discuss his four decades as a union organizer and the relevance of William Z. Foster’s book, “American Trade Unionism” on today’s labor struggles. 

Book: 

American Trade Unionism by William Z. Foster
https://www.intpubnyc.com/product/american-trade-unionism/

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

#ChrisTownsend

# American Trade Unionism

#WilliamFoster

#UE

#ATU

#podcast

#Amazon

#ChrisSmalls

#GregGodels

#ZZblog

#PatCummings

#ComingFromLeftField

”Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream” with Jennifer Sherman

”Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream” with Jennifer Sherman

March 29, 2022

Greg and Pat welcome Dr. Jennifer Sherman to discuss her book "Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream.” Dr. Sherman is a Professor of Sociology at Washington State University and her work focuses on rural America, poverty, and inequality.

 

Book: Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream

https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9780520305144

 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

#JenniferSherman

#DividingParadise

#WSU

#Sociology

#podcast

#GregGodels

#ZZblog

#ZZsblog

#PatCummings

#ComingFromLeftField

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