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About The Fire These Times

Welcome to The Fire These Times, a podcast dedicated to the easy task of tackling the 21st century from the periphery. I'm your host Joey Ayoub, and my goal is to use this platform to connect with activists, scholars, writers and other weird folks from around the world to link our stories and interests up.

Join me as we get into all sorts of futurisms from solarpunk to degrowth, as we explore meaningful ways of creating links between the peoples on the periphery, and as we explore various topics from tech, anti-authoritarian politics, feminism, abolitionism, decolonialism, anti-racism and all the other fun -isms in between.

My goal is to make this project financially sustainable so that I can work on producing valuable content on a regular basis such as this podcast, the newsletter, my essays, various online resources and hopefully eventually video essays as well.

If you like the content of this podcast you can also check out The Fire These Times newsletter. In that newsletter, which I release on a quasi-monthly basis, I reflect on some of the topics discussed on this podcast and try to take them a bit further. The newsletter is free and you can get it by simply subscribing directly on the website.

The podcast is entirely independent. I am its researcher, host, producer and editor.

In addition to the labor required to produce the podcast and online resources, donations go towards research material, technical stuff, paying translators and artists, and other you-need-to-pay-to-get-things-done stuff. Patreon also takes a cut.Art by Wenyi Geng. Music by Ibrahim Youssef. This project is named after the James Baldwin book "The Fire Next Time".
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If I reach this goal, I'll be able to do 8 podcast episodes a month (instead of 4) + start video essays on YouTube + the monthly newsletter + basically everything else.

Even if I don't reach this goal, thank you all for your support!!
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