Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff

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ben
 May 25, 2022
interesting stories, fun guests! graciously hosted and sharply produced.


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As long as there’s been oppression, there’ve been people fighting it. This weekly podcast dives into history to drag up the wildest rebels, the most beautiful revolts, and all the people who long to be—and fight to be—free. It explores complex stories of resistance that offer lessons and inspiration for us today, focusing on the ensemble casts that make up each act of history. That is to say, this podcast focuses on Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff.


Episode Date
Part Two: Aqua Tofana: How to Kill Your Husband
3585

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Shereen about how, in the era before divorce, a group of women sold poison to aspiring widows.

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Sep 28, 2022
Part One: Aqua Tofana: How to Kill Your Husband
3609

Margaret talks with Shereen about how, in the era before divorce, a group of women sold poison to aspiring widows.

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Sep 26, 2022
Part Two: The IWW and the Hobos Who Saved Free Speech
3198

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Robert Evans about the Spokane Free Speech Fight and the itinerant workers who invented new forms of civil disobedience.

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Sep 21, 2022
Part One: The IWW and the Hobos Who Saved Free Speech
4451

Margaret talks with Robert Evans about the Spokane Free Speech Fight and the itinerant workers who invented new forms of civil disobedience.

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Sep 19, 2022
Part Two: Dutch Squatters Accidentally Save The Country From Ruin
3813

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Alex Beels, host of Onderstroom, about how a group of people who just wanted somewhere to sleep stopped real estate speculation from gutting the Netherlands.

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Sep 14, 2022
Part One: Dutch Squatters Accidentally Save The Country From Ruin
3549

Margaret talks with Alex Beels, host of Onderstroom, about how a group of people who just wanted somewhere to sleep stopped real estate speculation from gutting the Netherlands.

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Sep 12, 2022
Part Two: Chumbawamba: How to Sell Out, But in a Good Way
2855

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Max Collins of Eve 6 about the squatting, organizing, and robin hood antics of Chumbawamba, the one hit wonders with a thirty year career.

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Sep 07, 2022
Part One: Chumbawamba: How to Sell Out, But in a Good Way
3265

Margaret talks with Max Collins of Eve 6 about the squatting, organizing, and robin hood antics of Chumbawamba, the one hit wonders with a thirty year career.

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Sep 05, 2022
Part Two: Roger Casement: The Gay Irish Anti-Colonial Knight
4284

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with author Wren Awry about Roger Casement, whose reporting helped end the brutal reign of Leopold II of Belgium.

Preorder Wren's book Nourishing Resistance: Stories of Food, Protest & Mutual Aid, out Spring 2023: https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1321

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Aug 31, 2022
Part One: Roger Casement: The Gay Irish Anti-Colonial Knight
3891

Margaret talks with author Wren Awry about Roger Casement, whose reporting helped end the brutal reign of Leopold II of Belgium.

Preorder Wren's book Nourishing Resistance: Stories of Food, Protest & Mutual Aid, out Spring 2023: https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1321

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Aug 29, 2022
Part Two: The Diggers, the Levelers, the Ranters, and John Darnielle
4323

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Mountain Goats singer John Darnielle about the wild-eyed radicals of the English Civil War.

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Aug 24, 2022
Part One: The Diggers, the Levelers, the Ranters, and John Darnielle
5339

Margaret talks with Mountain Goats singer John Darnielle about the wild-eyed radicals of the English Civil War.

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Aug 22, 2022
Part Two: Food Not Bombs, The Criminal Mutual Aid Conspiracy
4140

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with podcast host Andrew Ti about the long fight for our right to feed one another in public places.

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Aug 17, 2022
Part One: Food Not Bombs, The Criminal Mutual Aid Conspiracy
3738

Margaret talks with podcast host Andrew Ti about the long fight for our right to feed one another in public places.

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Aug 15, 2022
Part Two: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising & Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust
4741

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Miriam about the desperate last stand of the Jews of Poland and the fight to preserve Jewish culture from extermination.

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Aug 10, 2022
Part One: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising & Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust
4210

Margaret talks with Miriam about the desperate last stand of the Jews of Poland and the fight to preserve Jewish culture from extermination.

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Aug 08, 2022
Part Two: The Japanese Anarchist Women Who Kept Trying to Kill Emperors
3678

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with comedian and podcast host Brodie Reed about Kaneko Fumiko and Kanno Suga, two Japanese anarchist women who did their best to end the lives of emperors and almost changed history.

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Jul 27, 2022
Part One: The Japanese Anarchist Women Who Kept Trying to Kill Emperors
2803

Margaret talks with comedian and podcast host Brodie Reed about Kaneko Fumiko and Kanno Suga, two Japanese anarchist women who did their best to end the lives of emperors and almost changed history.

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Jul 25, 2022
Part Two: Birth Control Pioneers & the Jerk Who Tried to Stop Them
4204

Some people have to fight for the right to use birth control, some people have to fight for the right to bear children. In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Katy Stoll about Emma Goldman, Angela Heywood, Fannie Lou Hamer, and the complex fight for reproductive freedom in the US.

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Jul 20, 2022
Part One: Birth Control Pioneers & the Jerk Who Tried to Stop Them
3206

Some people have to fight for the right to use birth control, some people have to fight for the right to bear children. Margaret talks with Katy Stoll about Emma Goldman, Angela Heywood, Fannie Lou Hamer, and the complex fight for reproductive freedom in the US.

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Jul 18, 2022
Part Two: How To Break Out of Prison: In Minecraft and Elsewhere
3223

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with podcast host Christoper Wong about jailbreaks, by helicopter, tank, and tunnel.

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Jul 13, 2022
Part One: How To Break Out of Prison: In Minecraft and Elsewhere
3117

To celebrate Bastille Day, Margaret talks to podcast host Christoper Wong about jailbreaks, by helicopter, tank, and tunnel.

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Jul 11, 2022
Part Two: Blair Mountain: When Miners Went to Literal War Against Their Bosses
4396

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with the crew of the Old Gods of Appalachia podcast about the coal wars of West Virginia and the blood that bought miners their rights.

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Jul 06, 2022
Part One: Blair Mountain: When Miners Went to Literal War Against Their Bosses
3593

Margaret talks with the crew of the Old Gods of Appalachia podcast about the coal wars of West Virginia and the blood that bought miners their rights.

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Jul 04, 2022
Part Two: When Women Were Computers: A Tale of Space and Math
3773

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Bridget Todd about the space race, Russian cosmists, gay scientists, and the women who got humanity to the moon.

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Jun 29, 2022
Part One: When Women Were Computers: A Tale of Space and Math
3599

Margaret talks with Bridget Todd about the space race, Russian cosmists, gay scientists, and the women who got humanity to the moon.

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Jun 27, 2022
Part Two: The Public Universal Friend: A Non-binary Icon in Revolutionary-Era America
3066

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with podcast host and journalist Garrison Davis about an 18th-century genderless preacher and their gender-bending followers.

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Jun 22, 2022
Part One: The Public Universal Friend: A Non-binary Icon in Revolutionary-Era America
3537

Margaret talks with podcast host and journalist Garrison Davis about an 18th-century genderless preacher and their gender-bending followers.

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Jun 20, 2022
Part Two: The Anarchist Revolution in the Spanish Civil War
5600

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with comedian, writer and podcast host Jamie Loftus about the time that millions of anarchists and their allies collectivized in Spain while fighting off a fascist invasion.

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Jun 15, 2022
Part One: The Anarchist Revolution in the Spanish Civil War
4515

Margaret talks with comedian, writer and podcast host Jamie Loftus about the time that millions of anarchists and their allies collectivized in Spain while fighting off a fascist invasion.

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Jun 13, 2022
Part Two: Russian Nihilists: The Gender-bending Subculture that Blew Up the Tsar
4455

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Io about the science hippies of the 1860s who wore sunglasses at night and invented modern terrorism.

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Jun 08, 2022
Part One: Russian Nihilists: The Gender-bending Subculture that Blew Up the Tsar
4846

Margaret talks with Io about the science hippies of the 1860s who wore sunglasses at night and invented modern terrorism.

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Jun 06, 2022
Part Two: Gay Resistance to Nazis
3445

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Shereen Lani Younes about everything from queer youth gangs fighting the Hitler Youth in the street to artists who turned their talents to forgery and sabotage. 

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Jun 01, 2022
Part One: Gay Resistance to Nazis
4666

Margaret talks with Shereen Lani Younes about everything from queer youth gangs fighting the Hitler Youth in the street to artists who turned their talents to forgery and sabotage. 

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May 30, 2022
Part Two: The Paris Commune: How to Steal Back Your Own City
3535

In 1871, the people of Paris, tired of starving, took up arms and declared their city an autonomous commune. For almost two months, they ran their utopian experiment, and though they were eventually crushed, they inspired revolutionaries across the world for generations to come.

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May 25, 2022
Part One: The Paris Commune: How to Steal Back Your Own City
4174

In 1871, the people of Paris, tired of starving, took up arms and declared their city an autonomous commune. For almost two months, they ran their utopian experiment, and though they were eventually crushed, they inspired revolutionaries across the world for generations to come.

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May 23, 2022
Part Two: The Civil War Within the Civil War: How the South Won the War for the Union
3771

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Prop about how people escaping slavery turned the tide of the civil war and how the South was anything but united.

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May 18, 2022
Part One: The Civil War Within the Civil War: How the South Won the War for the Union
3600

Margaret talks with Prop about how people escaping slavery turned the tide of the civil war and how the South was anything but united.

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May 16, 2022
Part Two: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works
3551

In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago.

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May 11, 2022
Part One: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works
4553

Margaret talks with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago.

https://reprolegaldefensefund.org/
The Repro Legal Defense Fund covers bail and funds strong defenses for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for self-managed abortion.

https://www.ifwhenhow.org/
If/When/How are lawyers fighting for reproductive justice

https://www.aafront.org/

http://operationsaveabortion.com/

https://digitaldefensefund.org/ddf-guides/abortion-privacy

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 09, 2022
Part Two: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday
3899

In part two of this episode, Margaret continues her discussion with journalist and podcast host Robert Evans to talk about the anarchists who were hanged in Chicago in the 1860s for fighting for the rights of the working class.

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May 04, 2022
Part One: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday
4082

Margaret sits down with journalist and podcast host Robert Evans to talk about the anarchists who were hanged in Chicago in the 1860s for fighting for the rights of the working class.

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May 02, 2022
Introducing: Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff
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Lots of cool people in history have done really cool stuff. Let Margaret Killjoy tell you about them. In this trailer, learn about the cool anarchist bank robbers who performed a cool jailbreak in Uruguay in 1931.

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Apr 22, 2022