Samantha Geovjian Clarke is creating Dirty Pinko Commie: A Podcast on Politics, Poetry & Witchy Shit
7

patrons

$34
per month
~here to help you through the end of times~

Where you can listen:

iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunesdirtypinko
Spotify: http://bit.ly/spotifydirtypinko
Google: http://bit.ly/googledirtypinko
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/stitcherdirtypinko
Megaphone:
http://bit.ly/megaphonedirtypinko



First things first: how the hell is your podcast about politics, poetry, and witchy shit

Aha! That is part of the intrigue! You’ll just have to listen and find out!

Okay actually I can give you a little bit of an answer. For me, those things are all different aspects of my overall worldview. Witchy shit is how I interact with and give space to the parts of the world I don’t have an explanation for, including aspects of my humanity that I believe capitalism has essentially gaslit me into believing don’t exist. Poetry is the way I process my experience (my philosophy nerd friends tell me it’s basically that, just me doing philosophy, but if anything is actually more pretentious than poetry it’s philosophy so I can’t quite hack that explanation yet). And politics is how I fit both of those things into a more systematized and complete perspective, particularly a perspective on how to move in a given moment in history.

But yeah you’ll probably also just have to listen to find out exactly what I mean. Episode 2 goes into a little more detail about why I'm doing the show the way I'm doing it, I highly recommend that one!



Why the name Dirty Pinko Commie? Are you a goddamn tankie?

I chose the name Dirty Pinko Commie because that’s what my stepdad used to call anyone even vaguely left of center and/or Russian when I was a kid and it was both horrifying and, in retrospect, kind of hilarious. I am definitely a leftist, I definitely take a shit ton from Marx, and I have a certain particular kind of respect for Lenin, but no, I am not a tankie. Stalin was trash and the Soviet Union, while it doesn’t deserve the reputation capitalism gives it, was uh *looks around carefully, whispers*...not great.

Honestly I’m not even positive I’d 100% call myself a communist. When forced into a category, I say I’m something like a marxist feminist autonomist anti-authoritarian leftist with some left-communist leanings, which usually confuses people enough that they give up. Which is what I want, because frankly I think it’s pretty tiresome that we on the left are so desperately clinging to tendencies as identities. You don’t have to be exactly sure of what label you belong to. Maybe to really make progress we need to kind of forget about that kind of label for a bit. More rants on sectarianism to be found...you guessed it...on the podcast! (just listen to the podcast!!)



FINE I’ll listen to your fucking podcast. But why should I give you money?

Well, because of the sweet-ass rewards, obviously. Check out what I’ve got on offer, my friend. I’ve got shallow recognition in the form of semi-public acknowledgment. I’ve got low levels of interaction with me so you can pretend we’re friends. I’ve got “behind the scenes” information and “sneak peeks” that you don’t really care about but access to them will make you feel special. I’ve got it all.

Also, like, it costs money to do this. Not just to make the show, but to work less at one of my other two jobs to have time to make the show. So you’re like...helping the show exist. Which if you’d just LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ALREADY you’d know is unequivocally a great fucking thing.



Why have you gotten so much more aggressive over the course of this overview? What did I do to you?

NOTHING, OKAY. I’M JUST EXCITED FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO THE GODDAMN PODCAST. JUST LISTEN TO THE GODDAMN PODCAST!!

And uh...thanks for reading and stuff. Love youuuuuu





Tiers
Dirty
$3 or more per month

You get:


-access to private posts!

-behind the scenes

-sneak peeks

-early updates

-such like

Dirty Pinko
$5 or more per month

You get:


-your name mentioned on every episode!

-access to private posts and such

Dirty Pinko Commie
$10 or more per month

You get:


-invited to a monthly Discord chat with me and the other Dirty Pinko Commies

-your name mentioned on every episode!

-access to private posts and such

Dirtiest of Dirty Pinko Commies
$20 or more per month

You get:


-to submit a question to be answered on the podcast each month

-invited to a monthly Discord chat with me and the other Dirty Pinko Commies

-your name mentioned on every episode!

-access to private posts and such

Goals
7 of 20 patrons
How many patrons I need to be able to sustain this at a base level
1 of 2
~here to help you through the end of times~

Where you can listen:

iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunesdirtypinko
Spotify: http://bit.ly/spotifydirtypinko
Google: http://bit.ly/googledirtypinko
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/stitcherdirtypinko
Megaphone:
http://bit.ly/megaphonedirtypinko



First things first: how the hell is your podcast about politics, poetry, and witchy shit

Aha! That is part of the intrigue! You’ll just have to listen and find out!

Okay actually I can give you a little bit of an answer. For me, those things are all different aspects of my overall worldview. Witchy shit is how I interact with and give space to the parts of the world I don’t have an explanation for, including aspects of my humanity that I believe capitalism has essentially gaslit me into believing don’t exist. Poetry is the way I process my experience (my philosophy nerd friends tell me it’s basically that, just me doing philosophy, but if anything is actually more pretentious than poetry it’s philosophy so I can’t quite hack that explanation yet). And politics is how I fit both of those things into a more systematized and complete perspective, particularly a perspective on how to move in a given moment in history.

But yeah you’ll probably also just have to listen to find out exactly what I mean. Episode 2 goes into a little more detail about why I'm doing the show the way I'm doing it, I highly recommend that one!



Why the name Dirty Pinko Commie? Are you a goddamn tankie?

I chose the name Dirty Pinko Commie because that’s what my stepdad used to call anyone even vaguely left of center and/or Russian when I was a kid and it was both horrifying and, in retrospect, kind of hilarious. I am definitely a leftist, I definitely take a shit ton from Marx, and I have a certain particular kind of respect for Lenin, but no, I am not a tankie. Stalin was trash and the Soviet Union, while it doesn’t deserve the reputation capitalism gives it, was uh *looks around carefully, whispers*...not great.

Honestly I’m not even positive I’d 100% call myself a communist. When forced into a category, I say I’m something like a marxist feminist autonomist anti-authoritarian leftist with some left-communist leanings, which usually confuses people enough that they give up. Which is what I want, because frankly I think it’s pretty tiresome that we on the left are so desperately clinging to tendencies as identities. You don’t have to be exactly sure of what label you belong to. Maybe to really make progress we need to kind of forget about that kind of label for a bit. More rants on sectarianism to be found...you guessed it...on the podcast! (just listen to the podcast!!)



FINE I’ll listen to your fucking podcast. But why should I give you money?

Well, because of the sweet-ass rewards, obviously. Check out what I’ve got on offer, my friend. I’ve got shallow recognition in the form of semi-public acknowledgment. I’ve got low levels of interaction with me so you can pretend we’re friends. I’ve got “behind the scenes” information and “sneak peeks” that you don’t really care about but access to them will make you feel special. I’ve got it all.

Also, like, it costs money to do this. Not just to make the show, but to work less at one of my other two jobs to have time to make the show. So you’re like...helping the show exist. Which if you’d just LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ALREADY you’d know is unequivocally a great fucking thing.



Why have you gotten so much more aggressive over the course of this overview? What did I do to you?

NOTHING, OKAY. I’M JUST EXCITED FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO THE GODDAMN PODCAST. JUST LISTEN TO THE GODDAMN PODCAST!!

And uh...thanks for reading and stuff. Love youuuuuu





Recent posts by Samantha Geovjian Clarke

Tiers
Dirty
$3 or more per month

You get:


-access to private posts!

-behind the scenes

-sneak peeks

-early updates

-such like

Dirty Pinko
$5 or more per month

You get:


-your name mentioned on every episode!

-access to private posts and such

Dirty Pinko Commie
$10 or more per month

You get:


-invited to a monthly Discord chat with me and the other Dirty Pinko Commies

-your name mentioned on every episode!

-access to private posts and such

Dirtiest of Dirty Pinko Commies
$20 or more per month

You get:


-to submit a question to be answered on the podcast each month

-invited to a monthly Discord chat with me and the other Dirty Pinko Commies

-your name mentioned on every episode!

-access to private posts and such