The Dig is creating a Jacobin magazine podcast on political economy, history, race,
1,235

patrons

$7,710
per month
Please support The Dig, a weekly, usually twice weekly, podcast from Jacobin magazine on the politics of American class warfare. We talk to left-wing scholars and activists about history, criminal justice, immigration and more. Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The Dig is doing the same in audio form.

The show is hosted by journalist Daniel Denvir, who writes about criminal justice, immigration and politics. He is a writer in residence at Harvard Law's Fair Punishment Project and is currently working on a book about immigration politics for Verso.

We have roughly 15,000 unique downloads each show and counting. If we keep adding patrons at the current rate, we'll hit 1,000 total supporters soon.  

We need your support so we can keep this thing alive. Past guests include Glenn Greenwald, Sarah Jaffe, Naomi Klein, Matt Bruenig, Barbara and Karen Fields, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Sarah Jones, Mark Blyth, Stephanie Coontz, Diane Ravitch and Khalil Gibran Muhammad. If you have an idea for a guest, email the host at danielDOTdenvirATgmailDOTcom.

Where does the money go? Good question! It will be split between Daniel Denvir, producer Alex Lewis, payments for music and overhead. We're also looking into investing in improving guest audio. Please note: patron rewards will typically be sent no sooner than three months after support is initiated. Sometimes, people drop their support early, which is totally cool, but in that case we lose money if we send the reward too soon.

Complete archives are here. Check out some highlights:
Building an American Empire with Paul Frymer
January 30, 2018
The Militant 70s Labor Movement You Never Heard of with Lane Windham
January 24, 2018
Killing the Black Body with Dorothy Roberts
January 9, 2018
Troop Veneration and US Empire with Catherine Lutz
January 3, 2018
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Recovering Identity Politics from Neoliberalism
December 19, 2017
Revisiting Racecraft with Barbara and Karen Fields
December 13, 2017
Universalizing American Liberty with Aziz Rana
October 21, 2017
Andrew Bacevich: This Is the War That Never Ends
August 22, 2017
Sarah Jones: Why Establishment Dems Punch "Alt-Left"
August 22, 2017
Christy Thornton: Confronting the Neoliberal Narco-State in Mexico
August 8, 2017

Alejandro Velasco: Explaining Venezuela's crisis
July 25, 2017
James Forman Jr.: Locking Up Our Own
June 20, 2017
Matt Bruenig on Why Welfare is Great and Why We Need More
Tiers
Fellow Traveller
$5 or more per month 722 patrons
Donate at least $5 a month on Patreon to become a Fellow Traveller and receive our newsletter, with tips on further reading from Dan and his guests.
Party Member
$10 or more per month 228 patrons
Become a Party Member for $10 a month and we will mail you a copy of The ABCs of Socialism, edited by Jacobin Editor Bhaskar Sunkara, or Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump by Asad Haider. You'll also receive our newsletter, with tips on further reading from Dan and his guests. Remember: there's no better time than now to join The Party. 


We will send out the book after a few months but this deal is premised on your commitment to donate at this level for at least one year.  


Supporters outside of the US receive a Verso e-book of their choice. 

Nomenklatura
$20 or more per month 42 of 45 patrons
Join the Nomenklatura for $20 a month and we will mail you a copy of The ABCs of Socialism or Mistaken Identity plus three other books by friends of the show. You also get the newsletter. For every year after the first year that you continue your support, I'll send you some other item of Dig swag (tote, mug, poster, etc—still figuring that out) and once you run through everything I'll send some other left-wing swag I dig up. 


Supporters outside of the US receive four Verso e-books of their choice. 

Central Committee
$25 or more per month 53 of 55 patrons
This is a very generous donation and it comes with a really great reward: we mail you five books by a Dig guest or friend of the show. That plus a copy of The ABCs of Socialism or Mistaken Identity. For every year after the first year that you continue your support, I'll send you some other item of Dig swag (mug, tote bag, etc—still figuring that out) and once you run through everything I'll send some other left-wing swag I dig up. You'll also receive our  newsletter, with tips on further reading from Dan and his guests.


Supporters outside of the US receive six Verso e-books of their choice. 

Goals
$7,710 of $8,000 per month
We depend on your support. Right now, we're raising funds to transcribe EVERY episode of the podcast. Your monthly contribution sustains The Dig for the long haul.
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Please support The Dig, a weekly, usually twice weekly, podcast from Jacobin magazine on the politics of American class warfare. We talk to left-wing scholars and activists about history, criminal justice, immigration and more. Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The Dig is doing the same in audio form.

The show is hosted by journalist Daniel Denvir, who writes about criminal justice, immigration and politics. He is a writer in residence at Harvard Law's Fair Punishment Project and is currently working on a book about immigration politics for Verso.

We have roughly 15,000 unique downloads each show and counting. If we keep adding patrons at the current rate, we'll hit 1,000 total supporters soon.  

We need your support so we can keep this thing alive. Past guests include Glenn Greenwald, Sarah Jaffe, Naomi Klein, Matt Bruenig, Barbara and Karen Fields, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Sarah Jones, Mark Blyth, Stephanie Coontz, Diane Ravitch and Khalil Gibran Muhammad. If you have an idea for a guest, email the host at danielDOTdenvirATgmailDOTcom.

Where does the money go? Good question! It will be split between Daniel Denvir, producer Alex Lewis, payments for music and overhead. We're also looking into investing in improving guest audio. Please note: patron rewards will typically be sent no sooner than three months after support is initiated. Sometimes, people drop their support early, which is totally cool, but in that case we lose money if we send the reward too soon.

Complete archives are here. Check out some highlights:
Building an American Empire with Paul Frymer
January 30, 2018
The Militant 70s Labor Movement You Never Heard of with Lane Windham
January 24, 2018
Killing the Black Body with Dorothy Roberts
January 9, 2018
Troop Veneration and US Empire with Catherine Lutz
January 3, 2018
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Recovering Identity Politics from Neoliberalism
December 19, 2017
Revisiting Racecraft with Barbara and Karen Fields
December 13, 2017
Universalizing American Liberty with Aziz Rana
October 21, 2017
Andrew Bacevich: This Is the War That Never Ends
August 22, 2017
Sarah Jones: Why Establishment Dems Punch "Alt-Left"
August 22, 2017
Christy Thornton: Confronting the Neoliberal Narco-State in Mexico
August 8, 2017

Alejandro Velasco: Explaining Venezuela's crisis
July 25, 2017
James Forman Jr.: Locking Up Our Own
June 20, 2017
Matt Bruenig on Why Welfare is Great and Why We Need More

Recent posts by The Dig

Tiers
Fellow Traveller
$5 or more per month 722 patrons
Donate at least $5 a month on Patreon to become a Fellow Traveller and receive our newsletter, with tips on further reading from Dan and his guests.
Party Member
$10 or more per month 228 patrons
Become a Party Member for $10 a month and we will mail you a copy of The ABCs of Socialism, edited by Jacobin Editor Bhaskar Sunkara, or Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump by Asad Haider. You'll also receive our newsletter, with tips on further reading from Dan and his guests. Remember: there's no better time than now to join The Party. 


We will send out the book after a few months but this deal is premised on your commitment to donate at this level for at least one year.  


Supporters outside of the US receive a Verso e-book of their choice. 

Nomenklatura
$20 or more per month 42 of 45 patrons
Join the Nomenklatura for $20 a month and we will mail you a copy of The ABCs of Socialism or Mistaken Identity plus three other books by friends of the show. You also get the newsletter. For every year after the first year that you continue your support, I'll send you some other item of Dig swag (tote, mug, poster, etc—still figuring that out) and once you run through everything I'll send some other left-wing swag I dig up. 


Supporters outside of the US receive four Verso e-books of their choice. 

Central Committee
$25 or more per month 53 of 55 patrons
This is a very generous donation and it comes with a really great reward: we mail you five books by a Dig guest or friend of the show. That plus a copy of The ABCs of Socialism or Mistaken Identity. For every year after the first year that you continue your support, I'll send you some other item of Dig swag (mug, tote bag, etc—still figuring that out) and once you run through everything I'll send some other left-wing swag I dig up. You'll also receive our  newsletter, with tips on further reading from Dan and his guests.


Supporters outside of the US receive six Verso e-books of their choice.