Best of rabble podcasting in 2012

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2012 has been a great year for podcasts on rabble! This roundup includes some great audio and interviews looking at topics from First Nations rights, activism against Enbridge, Naomi Wolf's Vagina, and more!

Here are some of our best from 2012.

1. This episode of [email protected] features a discussion with radical historian Luke Stewart about the Rally, Walk, and Community BBQ which took place back in April in Grand River Territory of the Six Nations and looks at respecting historical friendships and honouring treaties:

Respecting historic agreements with the Haudenosaunee and walking to Kanonhstaton for peace: A discussion with Luke Stewart

2. On Feminist Current, Meghan Murphy interviews neuroscience journalist Maia Szalavitz, about Naomi Wolf's book, Vagina and the 'brain-vagina connection':

Naomi Wolf's 'Vagina' and the science of female pleasure

3. On this episode of John Bonnar's Audio Blog, learn about the Indigenous and allied movement Against Enbridge's Tar Sands Pipelines and Tankers, via speeches and interviews. The Yinka Dene Alliance took a Freedom Train across Canada in the spring to enforce their legal ban on the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipelines and tankers project, and to stand up for their freedom to choose their own future:

Yinka Dene Alliance Freedom Train arrives in Toronto

4. On Living on Purpose, Daphne Schenk explores her relationship with her son, Taiga, who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and autism, and talks about the gifts he brings to her and to the world:

# 194 - Daphne Schenk - Other Side of Silence (Pt 2)

5. Migrant Matters radio features audio from a panel at the May Day potluck, which has been celebrated in Guelph, Ontario for the past four years, illuminating the experiences of working-class migrants and immigrants in relation to Canada's continually failing immigration and labour legislation:

Escalating migrant and refugee repression in Canada - Panel

6. This episode of Needs No Introduction features journalist Chris Hedges talking about the way in which America has allowed an unregulated, unfettered capitalism to create an empire of consumption and argues Americans should follow the lead of protests and uprisings happening across the world, including the student protests and Occupy:

Congress of the Humanities: Chris Hedges on America and the 'Empire of Consumption'

7. This episode of Rabble Radio focuses on activism against climate change, organizing against violence against women, and Idle No More, the slogan sweeping the nation, as Aboriginal groups across Canada rally for social justice and indigenous sovereignty:

#140 Shifting power in 2012

8. On Redeye, Lynda Gray talks about her book First Nations 101, which functions as a primer on issues affecting First Nations people:

Book: First Nations 101

9. The F Word speaks with Juliane Okot Bitek, a Ugandan woman now living in Canada about the "Stop Kony" movement and the problems with Invisible Children Inc.'s approach:

Grounding focus in the midst of the Kony 2012 social media storm

Meghan Murphy has a Masters degree in Women's Studies and is Producer of the rabble podcast network.

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