When I found myself talking to friends, ones that do and do not identify as leftists, it would bug me to hear their conceptions of a monolithic left.
Ridiculous things like, "well that's not for me, because I don't wear natural deodorant," or "but I didn't grow up super poor, so I'm not sure it's appropriate for me to be out on the front lines advocating for [M4A, living wage, social housing, etc.]."
This was so frustrating! And mind you, this was happening during the exhilaration of volunteering full-time for the Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Primary Campaign.
It was only when I was forced to sit down and reflect on that experience, thanks to the pandemic lockdown, that I realized I'd been cheek to jowl, for months!, with so many other volunteers and campaign staff that I barely knew (though I trusted each and every one of them with my life).
And thus began the life of this podcast.
Everybody has a story. Especially people on the left. Old and young, rich and poor, from big cities and little towns, were embarrassing libs until like yesterday, steeped in theory, or out on a picket line. We're an eclectic bunch from all over, but what we all have in common is when we look out on the world we know that this ain't it.
And so, what's left to do?