The Dig is creating a Jacobin magazine podcast on political economy, history, race
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patrons
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per month
Please support The Dig, a weekly, usually twice weekly, podcast from Jacobin magazine on the politics of class warfare everywhere. We talk to left-wing scholars and activists about politics, 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 and is currently working on a book about immigration politics for Verso.

We need your support so we can keep this thing alive. Past guests include Glenn Greenwald, Sarah Jaffe, Naomi Klein, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Matt Bruenig, Barbara and Karen Fields, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Sarah Jones, Nancy Fraser, Aziz Rana, 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 pays a full-time salary to Daniel Denvir, a part-time salary to producer Alex Lewis, a part-time salary to communications coordinator Julia Rock, as well as for payments for music and tons of random overhead. We also spend your money on improving guest audio by hiring producers to record our guests' end of most interviews. And now, we're spending a ton of money transcribing our entire archive. And we have more ideas coming soon. 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.

The complete archives, searchable by guest and by topic, are here.
Tiers
Fellow Traveller
$5 or more per month
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
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 only 21 left
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 only 7 left
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
1441 of 2000 patrons
Help keep The Dig strong for the long haul as we improve the show, do more live events, and build our new website—which will allow you to easily locate episodes by subject alongside a transcript (!) for each and every one.
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Please support The Dig, a weekly, usually twice weekly, podcast from Jacobin magazine on the politics of class warfare everywhere. We talk to left-wing scholars and activists about politics, 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 and is currently working on a book about immigration politics for Verso.

We need your support so we can keep this thing alive. Past guests include Glenn Greenwald, Sarah Jaffe, Naomi Klein, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Matt Bruenig, Barbara and Karen Fields, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Sarah Jones, Nancy Fraser, Aziz Rana, 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 pays a full-time salary to Daniel Denvir, a part-time salary to producer Alex Lewis, a part-time salary to communications coordinator Julia Rock, as well as for payments for music and tons of random overhead. We also spend your money on improving guest audio by hiring producers to record our guests' end of most interviews. And now, we're spending a ton of money transcribing our entire archive. And we have more ideas coming soon. 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.

The complete archives, searchable by guest and by topic, are here.

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Tiers
Fellow Traveller
$5 or more per month
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
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 only 21 left
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 only 7 left
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.