Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff

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 Aug 16, 2023

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 May 25, 2022
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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 Six: Kronstadt and the People Who Tried to Save the Russian Revolution
Apr 24, 2024
Part Five: Kronstadt and the People Who Tried to Save the Russian Revolution
Apr 22, 2024
Part Four: Kronstadt and the People Who Tried to Save the Russian Revolution
Apr 17, 2024
Part Three: Kronstadt and the People Who Tried to Save the Russian Revolution
Apr 15, 2024
CZM Book Club: "The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke
Apr 14, 2024
Part Two: Kronstadt and the People Who Tried to Save the Russian Revolution
Apr 10, 2024
Part One: Kronstadt and the People Who Tried to Save the Russian Revolution
Apr 08, 2024
CZM Book Club: "Transmutation" by Katherine Sparrow
Apr 07, 2024
Part Two: Ada Lovelace and Lord Byron: The First Computer Programmer, Child of the First Vampire
Apr 03, 2024
Part One: Ada Lovelace and Lord Byron: The First Computer Programmer, Child of the First Vampire
Apr 01, 2024
CZM Book Club: "The Last Beat of My Heart" by Edward Morris
Mar 31, 2024
Part Two: The Expropriators: Fifteen Years of Political Bank Robbers in Argentina and Uruguay
Mar 27, 2024
Part One: The Expropriators: Fifteen Years of Political Bank Robbers in Argentina and Uruguay
Mar 25, 2024
CZM Book Club: Part Two of "The Vampyre" by John Polidori
Mar 24, 2024
Part Two: All Hail King Ludd: How the Luddites Almost Saved Us
Mar 20, 2024
Part One: All Hail King Ludd: How the Luddites Almost Saved Us
Mar 18, 2024
CZM Book Club: Part One of "The Vampyre" by John Polidori
Mar 17, 2024
Part Two: Oscar Wilde: A Story That Was Way More Important Than I Realized
Mar 13, 2024
Part One: Oscar Wilde: A Story That Was Way More Important Than I Realized
Mar 11, 2024
CZM Book Club: "Tongue Mining" by Jack Morton
Mar 10, 2024
Part Two: The City of Gnomes: the Provos and Kabouters in late 60s Amsterdam who rebuilt the city
Mar 06, 2024
Part One: The City of Gnomes: the Provos and Kabouters in late 60s Amsterdam who rebuilt the city
Mar 04, 2024
CZM Book Club: An excerpt from "An RVer's Guide to the American West" by Carrot Quinn
Mar 03, 2024
Part Two: The Earth Liberation Front: The Burning Rage of a Dying Planet
Feb 28, 2024
Part One: The Earth Liberation Front: The Burning Rage of a Dying Planet
Feb 26, 2024
CZM Book Club: "Confession to a Dead Man" by Margaret Killjoy
Feb 25, 2024
Part Two: The Common Ground Collective: The DIY Collective That Built Modern Mutual Aid
Feb 21, 2024
Part One: The Common Ground Collective: The DIY Collective That Built Modern Mutual Aid
Feb 19, 2024
CZM Book Club: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Part Two
Feb 18, 2024
Part Four: The Easter Rising: How a Bunch of Irish Poets and Union Organizers Took On the British Empire, Died, and Then Won
Feb 14, 2024
Part Three: The Easter Rising: How a Bunch of Irish Poets and Union Organizers Took On the British Empire, Died, and Then Won
Feb 12, 2024
CZM Book Club: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Part One
Feb 11, 2024
Part Two: The Easter Rising: How a Bunch of Irish Poets and Union Organizers Took On the British Empire, Died, and Then Won
Feb 07, 2024
Part One: The Easter Rising: How a Bunch of Irish Poets and Union Organizers Took On the British Empire, Died, and Then Won
Feb 05, 2024
CZM Book Club: "The House of Surrender" by Laurie Penny
Feb 04, 2024
Part Two: Abortion and its Defenders: From Weimar to the Bay
Jan 31, 2024
Part One: Abortion and its Defenders: From Weimar to the Bay
Jan 29, 2024
Cool ReRun: The Young Lords: How Some Puerto Rican Socialists Changed Everything Part 3+4
Jan 22, 2024
Cool ReRun: The Young Lords: How Some Puerto Rican Socialists Changed Everything Part 1+2
Jan 17, 2024
Part Two: Freedom House: The World’s First Paramedics Were Black Men from Pittsburgh
Jan 10, 2024
Part One: Freedom House: The World’s First Paramedics Were Black Men from Pittsburgh
Jan 08, 2024
CZM Book Club: "The Untimely Death of Northgate Mall" by Evan J Peterson
Jan 07, 2024
Here's To You, Dear Listeners: 2024 Q&A
Jan 03, 2024
Part Two: The Battle of Negro Fort: Florida's Maroon Community
Dec 20, 2023
Part One: The Battle of Negro Fort: Florida's Maroon Community
Dec 18, 2023
CZM Book Club: The Flair by Nick Mamatas
Dec 17, 2023
Part Two: Israeli & International Solidarity with Palestinian Struggle
Dec 13, 2023
Part One: Israeli & International Solidarity with Palestinian Struggle
Dec 11, 2023
CZM Book Club: Printed Guns & Sold Schematics by SJ Klapecki
Dec 10, 2023
Part Four: Lakota Resistance to the American Empire
Dec 06, 2023
Part Three: Lakota Resistance to the American Empire
Dec 04, 2023
CZM Book Club: The Plastic People by Tobias Buckell
Dec 03, 2023
Part Two: Lakota Resistance to the American Empire
Nov 29, 2023
Part One: Lakota Resistance to the American Empire
Nov 27, 2023
CZM Rewind: Part Two - Food Not Bombs, The Criminal Mutual Aid Conspiracy
Nov 22, 2023
CZM Rewind: Part One - Food Not Bombs, The Criminal Mutual Aid Conspiracy
Nov 20, 2023
CZM Book Club: Handala. The Olive, the Storm, and the Sea by Sonia Suliaman
Nov 19, 2023
Part Two: Witches & Vampires in Folklore
Nov 15, 2023
Part One: Witches & Vampires in Folklore
Nov 13, 2023
CZM Book Club: The Lost Roads by Sim Kern
Nov 12, 2023
Part Two: Countercuisine: The Counterculture of the Diggers & Food Co-ops
Nov 08, 2023
Part One: Countercuisine: The Counterculture of the Diggers & Food Co-ops
Nov 06, 2023
CZM Book Club: Babang Luksa
Nov 05, 2023
Part Two: The Surprisingly Complicated History of Halloween
Nov 01, 2023
Part One: The Surprisingly Complicated History of Halloween
Oct 30, 2023
CZM Book Club: The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion: Part Four
Oct 29, 2023
Part Four: Rebellion in Patagonia: When the Rural Argentinian Labor Movement Took Over Half the Country
Oct 25, 2023
Part Three: Rebellion in Patagonia: When the Rural Argentinian Labor Movement Took Over Half the Country
Oct 23, 2023
CZM Book Club: The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion: Part Three
Oct 22, 2023
Part Two: Rebellion in Patagonia: When the Rural Argentinian Labor Movement Took Over Half the Country
Oct 18, 2023
Part One: Rebellion in Patagonia: When the Rural Argentinian Labor Movement Took Over Half the Country
Oct 16, 2023
CZM Book Club: The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion: Part Two
Oct 15, 2023
Part Two: Hobohemia & the Dil Pickle Club: Chicago is Weird & Cool
Oct 11, 2023
Part One: Hobohemia & the Dil Pickle Club: Chicago is Weird & Cool
Oct 09, 2023
CZM Book Club: The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion: Part One
Oct 08, 2023
Part Four: The Surrealists Were Even Cooler Than You Thought
Oct 04, 2023
Part Three: The Surrealists Were Even Cooler Than You Thought
Oct 02, 2023
CZM Rewind: The Civil War Within the Civil War: How the South Won the War for the Union
Sep 25, 2023
Part Two: The Surrealists Were Even Cooler Than You Thought
Sep 20, 2023
Part One: The Surrealists Were Even Cooler Than You Thought
Sep 18, 2023
Part Two: John Henry Was Real & Also Became Superman
Sep 13, 2023
Part One: John Henry Was Real & Also Became Superman
Sep 11, 2023
Part Four: A Tale of Two Snipers: Simo Häyhä, Lyudmila Pavlichenko & the Eastern Front
Sep 06, 2023
Part Three: A Tale of Two Snipers: Simo Häyhä, Lyudmila Pavlichenko & the Eastern Front
Sep 04, 2023
Part Two: A Tale of Two Snipers: Simo Häyhä, Lyudmila Pavlichenko & the Eastern Front
Aug 30, 2023
Part One: A Tale of Two Snipers: Simo Häyhä, Lyudmila Pavlichenko & the Eastern Front
Aug 28, 2023
Part Two: Sex Work in the American West & the Start of a Labor Movement
Aug 23, 2023
Part One: Sex Work in the American West & the Start of a Labor Movement
Aug 21, 2023
Part Two: The Black Panthers & Breakfast
Aug 15, 2023
Part One: The Black Panthers & Breakfast
Aug 14, 2023
Part Two: Escape from the Magdalene Laundries: Surviving & Fighting Theocracy in Ireland
Aug 09, 2023
Part One: Escape from the Magdalene Laundries: Surviving & Fighting Theocracy in Ireland
Aug 07, 2023
Part Two: Hunger Strikes: From Ireland to Palestine
Aug 02, 2023
Part One: Hunger Strikes: From Ireland to Palestine
Jul 31, 2023
Part Two: Before the Mexican Revolution: Ricardo Flores Magón & the Peasants Who Ended a Dictatorship
Jul 26, 2023
Part One: Before the Mexican Revolution: Ricardo Flores Magón & the Peasants Who Ended a Dictatorship
Jul 24, 2023
Part Two: The Molly Maguires: Untamable Irish Rebels Who Had a Really Direct Way of Dealing with Bosses & Landlords
Jul 19, 2023
Part One: The Molly Maguires: Untamable Irish Rebels Who Had a Really Direct Way of Dealing with Bosses & Landlords
Jul 17, 2023
Part Two: Gama: An Anti-colonial Icon Who Happened to Be History's Greatest Wrestler
Jul 12, 2023
Part One: Gama: An Anti-colonial Icon Who Happened to Be History's Greatest Wrestler
Jul 10, 2023
Part Three: STAR & the Gay Liberation Front: An Army of Lovers Cannot Lose
Jul 05, 2023
Part Two: STAR & the Gay Liberation Front: An Army of Lovers Cannot Lose
Jun 28, 2023
Part One: STAR & the Gay Liberation Front: An Army of Lovers Cannot Lose
Jun 26, 2023
Part Two: The Newsies on Strike: Soaking Scabs & Taking Names
Jun 21, 2023
Part One: The Newsies on Strike: Soaking Scabs & Taking Names
Jun 19, 2023
Part Two: The Battle of Cable Street: How Jews & Irish Catholics Destroyed Fascism in Britain
Jun 14, 2023
Part One: The Battle of Cable Street: How Jews & Irish Catholics Destroyed Fascism in Britain
Jun 12, 2023
Part Two: Resistance to Franco: The Anarchist Air Force, the Antifascist Space Program & More
Jun 07, 2023
Part One: Resistance to Franco: The Anarchist Air Force, the Antifascist Space Program & More
Jun 05, 2023
Part Two: Francisco Sabaté: Franco’s Public Enemy #1
May 31, 2023
Part One: Francisco Sabaté: Franco’s Public Enemy #1
May 29, 2023
Part Two: Riot Dogs Are Very Good Dogs
May 24, 2023
Part One: Riot Dogs Are Very Good Dogs
May 22, 2023
Part Two: Josephine Baker: The Actor and Spy Who Mighta Saved the World
May 10, 2023
Part One: Josephine Baker: The Actor and Spy Who Mighta Saved the World
May 08, 2023
Part Two: Muhammad Ali Risked It All to Stop a War
May 03, 2023
Part One: Muhammad Ali Risked It All to Stop a War
May 01, 2023
Part Two: Helen Keller Was a Socialist But Also Complicated
Apr 26, 2023
Part One: Helen Keller Was a Socialist But Also Complicated
Apr 24, 2023
Part Four: The Young Lords: How Some Puerto Rican Socialists Changed Everything
Apr 19, 2023
Part Three: The Young Lords: How Some Puerto Rican Socialists Changed Everything
Apr 17, 2023
Part Two: The Young Lords: How Some Puerto Rican Socialists Changed Everything
Apr 12, 2023
Part One: The Young Lords: How Some Puerto Rican Socialists Changed Everything
Apr 10, 2023
Part Two: Burglars vs the FBI: How the Catholic Left & Their Friends Exposed COINTELPRO
Apr 05, 2023
Part One: Burglars vs the FBI: How the Catholic Left & Their Friends Exposed COINTELPRO
Apr 03, 2023
Part Two: Great Trancestors of History: Lucy Hicks, Wendy Carlos & Alan Hart
Mar 29, 2023
Part One: Great Trancestors of History: Lucy Hicks, Wendy Carlos & Alan Hart
Mar 27, 2023
Part Four: Stonewall: The Criminal Queers Who Birthed a Movement
Mar 22, 2023
Part Three: Stonewall: The Criminal Queers Who Birthed a Movement
Mar 20, 2023
Part Two: Stonewall: The Criminal Queers Who Birthed a Movement
Mar 15, 2023
Part One: Stonewall: The Criminal Queers Who Birthed a Movement
Mar 13, 2023
Part Two: Judi Bari Didn't Bomb Herself: Earth First! & the Timber Wars
Mar 08, 2023
Part One: Judi Bari Didn't Bomb Herself: Earth First! & the Timber Wars
Mar 06, 2023
Part Two: The Golden Age of Pirates & One Great Polycule of History
Mar 01, 2023
Part One: The Golden Age of Pirates & One Great Polycule of History
Feb 27, 2023
Part Two: Chico Mendes & the Rubber Tappers Who Fought for the Rainforest
Feb 22, 2023
Part One: Chico Mendes & the Rubber Tappers Who Fought for the Rainforest
Feb 20, 2023
Part Two: Ngo Van & Vietnamese Resistance Before the Vietnam War
Feb 15, 2023
Part One: Ngo Van & Vietnamese Resistance Before the Vietnam War
Feb 13, 2023
Part Two: The Popular Olympics: Antifascist Athletes Help Stop a Coup
Feb 08, 2023
Part One: The Popular Olympics: Antifascist Athletes Help Stop a Coup
Feb 06, 2023
Part Two: Isabelle Eberhardt: The Genderbending Vagabond
Feb 01, 2023
Part One: Isabelle Eberhardt: The Genderbending Vagabond
Jan 30, 2023
Part Two: Grace O'Malley: The Pirate Queen of Ireland
Jan 25, 2023
Part One: Grace O'Malley: The Pirate Queen of Ireland
Jan 23, 2023
Part Two: Up Against the Wall: New York City's Armed Love Movement
Jan 18, 2023
Part One: Up Against the Wall: New York City's Armed Love Movement
Jan 16, 2023
Here's To You, Dear Listeners: 2023 Q&A
Jan 04, 2023
Part Two: Keep the Yuletide Gay: Saturnalia & the Puritan War on Christmas
Dec 21, 2022
Part One: Keep the Yuletide Gay: Saturnalia & the Puritan War on Christmas
Dec 19, 2022
Part Two: The Tramp Printers: Union Vagabonds
Dec 14, 2022
Part One: The Tramp Printers: Union Vagabonds
Dec 12, 2022
Part Two: The Armed Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement
Dec 07, 2022
Part One: The Armed Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement
Dec 05, 2022
Part Two: Everyone Hates the Klan
Nov 30, 2022
Part One: Everyone Hates the Klan
Nov 28, 2022
Thanksgiving Fiction Special: The Thirty-Seven Marble Steps
Nov 23, 2022
Part Two: Anti-Racist Action: Because Nazi Punks Need To Be Dealt With
Nov 16, 2022
Part One: Anti-Racist Action: Because Nazi Punks Need To Be Dealt With
Nov 14, 2022
Part Two: Baba Yaga: Everyone's Favorite Witch From Folklore
Nov 09, 2022
Part One: Baba Yaga: Everyone's Favorite Witch From Folklore
Nov 07, 2022
Halloween Fiction Special: It Bleeds, It Burrows, It Breaks the Bone
Nov 02, 2022
Part Three: Sholem Schwarzbard: The Jewish Assassin Who Ruled
Oct 31, 2022
Part Two: Sholem Schwarzbard: The Jewish Assassin Who Ruled
Oct 26, 2022
Part One: Sholem Schwarzbard: The Jewish Assassin Who Ruled
Oct 24, 2022
Part Two: The Vampires are on Our Side: Antifascism in Film
Oct 19, 2022
Part One: The Vampires are on Our Side: Antifascism in Film
Oct 17, 2022
Part Two: Crime Pays: The Sophie Lyons Story
Oct 12, 2022
Part One: Crime Pays: The Sophie Lyons Story
Oct 10, 2022
Part Two: The Modern School & Francisco Ferrer: School Shouldn't Be Terrible
Oct 05, 2022
Part One: The Modern School & Francisco Ferrer: School Shouldn't Be Terrible
Oct 03, 2022
Part Two: Aqua Tofana: How to Kill Your Husband
Sep 28, 2022
Part One: Aqua Tofana: How to Kill Your Husband
Sep 26, 2022
Part Two: The IWW and the Hobos Who Saved Free Speech
Sep 21, 2022
Part One: The IWW and the Hobos Who Saved Free Speech
Sep 19, 2022
Part Two: Dutch Squatters Accidentally Save The Country From Ruin
Sep 14, 2022
Part One: Dutch Squatters Accidentally Save The Country From Ruin
Sep 12, 2022
Part Two: Chumbawamba: How to Sell Out, But in a Good Way
Sep 07, 2022
Part One: Chumbawamba: How to Sell Out, But in a Good Way
Sep 05, 2022
Part Two: Roger Casement: The Gay Irish Anti-Colonial Knight
Aug 31, 2022
Part One: Roger Casement: The Gay Irish Anti-Colonial Knight
Aug 29, 2022
Part Two: The Diggers, the Levelers, the Ranters, and John Darnielle
Aug 24, 2022
Part One: The Diggers, the Levelers, the Ranters, and John Darnielle
Aug 22, 2022
Part Two: Food Not Bombs, The Criminal Mutual Aid Conspiracy
Aug 17, 2022
Part One: Food Not Bombs, The Criminal Mutual Aid Conspiracy
Aug 15, 2022
Part Two: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising & Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust
Aug 10, 2022
Part One: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising & Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust
Aug 08, 2022
Part Two: The Japanese Anarchist Women Who Kept Trying to Kill Emperors
Jul 27, 2022
Part One: The Japanese Anarchist Women Who Kept Trying to Kill Emperors
Jul 25, 2022
Part Two: Birth Control Pioneers & the Jerk Who Tried to Stop Them
Jul 20, 2022
Part One: Birth Control Pioneers & the Jerk Who Tried to Stop Them
Jul 18, 2022
Part Two: How To Break Out of Prison: In Minecraft and Elsewhere
Jul 13, 2022
Part One: How To Break Out of Prison: In Minecraft and Elsewhere
Jul 11, 2022
Part Two: Blair Mountain: When Miners Went to Literal War Against Their Bosses
Jul 06, 2022
Part One: Blair Mountain: When Miners Went to Literal War Against Their Bosses
Jul 04, 2022
Part Two: When Women Were Computers: A Tale of Space and Math
Jun 29, 2022
Part One: When Women Were Computers: A Tale of Space and Math
Jun 27, 2022
Part Two: The Public Universal Friend: A Non-binary Icon in Revolutionary-Era America
Jun 22, 2022
Part One: The Public Universal Friend: A Non-binary Icon in Revolutionary-Era America
Jun 20, 2022
Part Two: The Anarchist Revolution in the Spanish Civil War
Jun 15, 2022
Part One: The Anarchist Revolution in the Spanish Civil War
Jun 13, 2022
Part Two: Russian Nihilists: The Gender-bending Subculture that Blew Up the Tsar
Jun 08, 2022
Part One: Russian Nihilists: The Gender-bending Subculture that Blew Up the Tsar
Jun 06, 2022
Part Two: Gay Resistance to Nazis
Jun 01, 2022
Part One: Gay Resistance to Nazis
May 30, 2022
Part Two: The Paris Commune: How to Steal Back Your Own City
May 25, 2022
Part One: The Paris Commune: How to Steal Back Your Own City
May 23, 2022
Part Two: The Civil War Within the Civil War: How the South Won the War for the Union
May 18, 2022
Part One: The Civil War Within the Civil War: How the South Won the War for the Union
May 16, 2022
Part Two: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works
May 11, 2022
Part One: The Jane Collective: Direct Action Abortion Access Works
May 09, 2022
Part Two: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday
May 04, 2022
Part One: The Haymarket Affair: The Bomb & the Eight-Hour Workday
May 02, 2022
Introducing: Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff
Apr 22, 2022