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Delete Your Account Podcast

Delete Your Account is a new podcast hosted by journalist Roqayah Chamseddine and her plucky sidekick Kumars Salehi. Every week they will talk about important stories from the worlds of politics and pop culture, both on and off-line, in a way that will never bore you.
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Dec 9, 2023

In tribute to Palestinian poet, activist, academic, and co-founder of We Are Not Numbers, Refaat Alareer, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by his colleague at the Electronic Intifada, Nora Barrows-Friedman, to discuss Israel's deliberate assassination of Refaat, and his legacy. 

Nora discusses the impact of Refaat's targeted execution by Israel, and the impressions he left upon thousands of students who he helped mentor during his life. The crew also weighs the significance of the written word, its role in resisting occupation in Palestine, and Israel's historic fear of the Palestinian pen.

Follow Nora on Twitter @norabf and find all of her reporting at electronicintifada.net

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Nov 25, 2023

This week, Roqayah and Kumars welcome back returning guests Rawan Masri and Fathi Nemer, cofounders of the outstanding resource hub and archive decolonizepalestine.com. Rawan is a writer and translator working at the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, and Fathi is currently Palestine Policy Fellow at Al Shabaka, the only independent, transnational Palestinian thinktank. 

After sharing their thoughts on some of the ways Palestine advocates in the US have relied on their website as an important resource in this moment, Rawan and Fathi discuss Israel’s ongoing massacre in Gaza as well as the intensifying situation for themselves and their families across the West Bank, including the growing resistance to escalating soldier and settler violence. The gang also break down what has changed since October 7th, from perceptions of the IDF’s military capacity to the broader regional war already underway.

Follow Rawan on @RiverToSea48, and Fathi @AManInTheSun. You can find Rawan’s article on Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and decolonization on Mondoweiss, and for your go-to resource on all things Palestine, make sure to visit decolonizepalestine.com.

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on Apple Podcasts. We can't do this show without your support!!!

Nov 3, 2023

This week, in a preview of our upcoming series of interviews with Palestinian activists and journalists, Roqayah and Kumars discuss the ongoing situation in Palestine, including the events of October 7th, current conditions in Gaza, the impact of BDS, and what’s different this time.

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

 

Sep 28, 2023

This is just a teaser for today's episode, which is available for Patreon subscribers only!   We can't do the show without your support, so help us keep the lights on over here and access tons of bonus content by subscribing on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. While you’re at it, we also love it when you subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts

This week, Roqayah and Kumars follow up their After Hours episode on the best and worst cop shows with a rundown of the most celebrated cop movies of all time, tracing the evolution of the genre from Orson Welles’s film noir “Touch of Evil” and the tragically influential “Dirty Harry” to “Heat” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” touching on ‘80s classics like “Die Hard” and “RoboCop” along the way.

Aug 30, 2023

This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by returning guest Nick Estes and former guest host Shanti Singh for a deep dive into the past, present and future of extraterrestrial visitation. 

Nick is a member of the Oceti Sakowin Oyate nation, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, a cofounder of The Red Nation, and cohost of TRN’s flagship podcast. He is also lead editor at Red Media, the author of Our History is the Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance, and coauthor of Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation.

Shanti is an organizer with the San Francisco chapter of Democratic Socialists of America and previously served as deputy data director for the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign in California. She is currently the Legislative and Communications Director for Tenants Together, the first and only statewide tenant advocacy organization in California.

After catching listeners up on some of their recent adventures, Nick and Shanti share their takes on Posadism, going to Mars, Blink-182, Stonehenge, Alien vs. Predator, Scully vs. Mulder, as well as the gold standard of problematic UFO lore, History Channel’s Ancient Aliens. 

The gang also discuss well-known UFO reports pre- and post-Roswell, the US national security state’s history of manipulating alien conspiracy theories to cover up its own black operations, and whether this explains the revelations since 2017 of the military’s close encounters.

Follow Nick on that one website @nickwestes and Shanti @uhshanti

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

Aug 1, 2023

This is just a teaser for today's episode, which is available for Patreon subscribers only! We can't do the show without your support, so help us keep the lights on over here and access tons of bonus content by subscribing on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. While you’re at it, we also love it when you subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts

This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined from the top of the hour by longtime friend of the show Bryan Quinby.
 
Bryan, Roqayah and Kumars discuss no-contact delivery, the politics of serial killing, working at restaurants, bourbon guys, Yelp guys, types of country guys, working class music, why Morgan Wallen is even famous, Candace Owens’s theory of “countryface”, Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town,” Luke Combs’s Tracy Chapman cover, Toby Keith’s beef with the Dixie Chicks, and more. Finally, Bryan tries his hand at a special Ohio edition of our new quiz game.
 
Follow Bryan on Twitter @murderxbryan and listen to Guys, Bryan’s new show about types of guys with cohost Chris James, wherever pods are cast.
Jul 25, 2023

Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the hour by returning guest and editor of Workday Magazine Sarah Lazare to discuss her latest reporting for Workday and In These Times. 

After introducing listeners to Workday Magazine and its long history in Minnesota and beyond, Sarah shares the story of Amazon warehouse worker Roger Kieca, whose tragic death due to brutal working conditions was dismissed as “not work-related” by both Amazon and OSHA before the revelation of new, incontrovertible evidence obtained by Workday and In These Times.

Follow Sarah on Twitter or X or whatever @SarahLazare, and keep up with her reporting at In These Times and Workday Magazine (you can also still order Testimony from Strong Arm Press!).

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

Jul 7, 2023

Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the show by independent journalist Bryce Covert to discuss her latest for In These Times about the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization one year after the Supreme Court’s decision overturned the limited constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. Bryce is a reporter in residence at the Omidyar Network and a contributing writer at The Nation. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, Wired, the New Republic, Slate and many other outlets. 

After briefly sharing her own political origin story, Bryce relates the ongoing struggles of Lationna Halbert and her family after Mississippi’s trigger abortion ban forced her to carry her pregnancy to term. Bryce and Kumars discuss the legal and economic barriers Lationna and people in her position face when seeking abortions in the even more repressive landscape of reproductive care post-Dobbs, as well as the failure of states like Mississippi to address the increased financial and infrastructure needs of parents and families robbed of their reproductive autonomy.

Make sure to read Bryce’s full report at In These Times. You can also follow Bryce on Twitter @brycecovert and find more of her work at her website, brycecovert.com.

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

May 28, 2023

This is just a teaser for today's episode, which is available for Patreon subscribers only!   We can't do the show without your support, so help us keep the lights on over here and access tons of bonus content by subscribing on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. While you’re at it, we also love it when you subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts

This week, Roqayah returns to try her hand at the new sensation sweeping the nation and play our game “Overrated or Overhated”. 

Over the course of one hour she must share her hottest takes on dinosaurs, Mark Ruffalo, country music, New York City, pickleball, “Heat” (Michael Mann, 1995) and eating Doritos with cream cheese. What happens next may shock you!

Apr 12, 2023

Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the show by the DSA International Committee’s Marvin Gonzalez, Mirah and Jorge Rocha.

Marvin Gonzalez is president of the Campaign Workers Guild, founder of Repatriotas and a member of the National Political Committee of DSA, as well as the NPC’s liaison to the IC. Mirah is co-chair of the IC’s Middle East & Africa Subcommittee. Jorge sits on the Steering Committee for DSA’s International Committee and is currently on NYC-DSA’s Citywide Leadership Committee. He is also the cohost, along with friends of the show Jamie Peck and Aaron Thorpe, of the podcast Everybody Loves Communism.

After welcoming Marvin and Mirah to the Delete Your Account family, the gang discusses the IC’s organizing and role within DSA. Marvin, Mirah and Jorge clarify their positions on some of the most complex and divisive questions facing the left today, including the war in Ukraine, China’s global influence, “anti -war” conservatives, and what socialist internationalism means today.  

Follow Marvin on Twitter @Sulliedsubjects, Mirah @snackvampire and Jorge @LineGoesDown (you can also follow the Everybody Loves Communism show account @ELCPod). Learn how you can support Marvin’s organizing around Puerto Rico here and follow his new organization Repatriotas @repatriotasPR. And most importantly, if you are a DSA member, get involved with the IC from wherever you are by visiting international.dsausa.org and find out more about the IC’s Cuba Solidarity campaign here. 

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

Mar 19, 2023

Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the show by fan favorite clinical psychologist Megan the Meme Witch and first-time guest Sam, also known as @Mardirooster on Twitter. 

After Sam introduces himself to the Delete Your Account family, the gang talks about some of their favorite movies of 2022, then spends more time than you ever expected dissecting their favorite episodes, characters, and character deaths from the NBC television adaptation of Hannibal, debating key questions such as whether Mads Mikkelsen is the definitive Hannibal Lecter and whether Hannibal Lecter could benefit from a class analysis. 

Follow Megan on Twitter @MemeVVitch and Sam @mardirooster.

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

Mar 9, 2023

Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the hour by Chicago-based journalist and author Kari Lydersen to discuss the cover story of the March edition of In These Times, her article on “The Case for Nationalizing the Railroads”

Kari and Kumars begin by touching on her earlier work, including her run-in with Rahm Emanuel after making him the subject of her first book. Kari then takes us through the case for nationalizing railroads in the United States with reference to the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment as well as last year’s “averted” rail strike, exploring also the lesser-known history of the US government nationalizing rail and other key industries in the early 20th century. 

You can follow Kari on Twitter @KariLydersen1 and find more of her work at www.karilydersen.net. And don’t forget to check out Kari’s article over at In These Times.

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

Feb 28, 2023

This is just a teaser for today's episode, which is available for Patreon subscribers only!   We can't do the show without your support, so help us keep the lights on over here and access tons of bonus content by subscribing on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. While you’re at it, we also love it when you subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts

Roqayah is off this week, but Kumars is joined for a very special After Hours interview with director, cinematographer, teacher and activist Steven De Castro, whose new film Revolution Selfie: The Red Battalion is now streaming on Means TV

Steven and Kumars touch on Steven’s early career including his debut feature Fred Ho’s Last Year, a documentary about his personal friend, the experimental jazz musician Fred Ho, before laying out the historical context of US colonial rule in the Philippines and Filipino resistance to empire both at home and in the United States. Steven and Kumars then discuss Revolution Selfie, an experimental documentary for which Steven embedded with the New People’s Army, the military wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. 

Follow Steven on Twitter @acquit97, visit his website credibilitymedia.com to find out more about his work, and stream Revolution Selfie: The Red Battalion with your Means TV subscription.

Feb 13, 2023

Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the hour by Audrey Brehm and Donovan Eyre, cohosts of the lefty relationship advice podcast Radio Free Tote Bag, for a very intimate Valentine’s Day special.

The gang trade embarrassing dating stories and discuss gender, mental health, neoliberalism, Nashville, polyamory, Digimon (Pokemon), Digimon (Digimon), Ron Paul, and what leftist relationship advice means to them. Finally, Audrey and Dono play our new and improved game, “Overrated or Overhated”.

Follow Audrey on Twitter @RFTBAudrey, Dono @RFTBDono, and the show account @RFTBPod. You can hear Radio Free Tote Bag wherever you listen to podcasts, and make sure to visit their question box at rftb.me to send in your questions!

If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

Jan 27, 2023

This is just a teaser for today's episode, which is available for Patreon subscribers only! We can't do the show without your support, so help us keep the lights on over here and access tons of bonus content by subscribing on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. While you’re at it, we also love it when you subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts

Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined for a very special AFTER HOURS episode by Famous Horse, host of The Horse Show on Twitch. Kumars and Horse talk communism and culture war on Twitch and beyond, including everything you ever wanted to know about Slavoj Žižek, Lyndon LaRouche, and MAGA Communism.

Follow, subscribe, and support your local horse on Twitch at twitch.tv/famoushorse, on YouTube at youtube.com/@famoushorse and on Twitter @WellKnownEquine.

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