Clash of Empires w/ Ho-fung Hung

The second of our two-part interview with sociologist Ho-fung Hung on Chinese political and economic history. This episode covers the 2008 financial crisis, how China’s response deepened global and domestic …

China Boom w/ Ho-fung Hung

Part one of a two-part interview with sociologist Ho-fung Hung on Chinese political economic history from the 18th century to 2008: why capitalism took off in England and then elsewhere …

War w/ Sophie Pinkham and Nick Mulder

Sophie Pinkham and Nick Mulder on the war, its origins, how it’s being experienced by Ukrainians, Russians, Europeans, and Americans—and also its geopolitical and global economic ramifications, particularly sanctions. Support …

Russia Invades w/ Tony Wood

Tony Wood returns to The Dig to discuss Russia’s invasion, what it reflects about Russian politics and geopolitics today and historically, and how the Left should be thinking about it …

Ukraine w/ Volodymyr Ishchenko

An in-depth interview on the historical and political-economic context of the Ukraine crisis with Ukrainian sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko. Read Volodymyr’s work: truthout.org/articles/ukrainians-are-far-from-unified-on-nato-let-them-decide-for-themselves/ ponarseurasia.org/how-maidan-revolutions-reproduce-and-intensify-the-post-soviet-crisis-of-political-representation/ lefteast.org/ukraine-in-the-vicious-circle-of-the-post-soviet-crisis-of-hegemony/ lefteast.org/contradictions-post-soviet-ukraine-failure-ukraine-new-left/ Tony Wood on Russia: thedigradio.com/podcast/russia-beyond-putin-with-tony-wood/ …

Afghanistan with Tariq Ali

Legendary socialist scholar Tariq Ali on the long history of Afghanistan: the 19th and early 20th-century wars against the British Empire; the communist coup, Soviet invasion, and US-backed mujahideen war; …