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Crooked Media, Antidote to Mainstream Media Hell

Enter the podcast company to rival all others.

Born from flames of the 2016 election, Crooked Media rose from the ashes like a magnificent phoenix and jettisoned straight into podcast fame.

Built by former Obama staffers, veteran journalists, and grassroots activists, this primarily pod-based media company offers up levity, accessibility, and unlikely conversations. “We couldn’t find a place to talk about politics the way actual human beings talk. So we decided to create one,” the founders state on their site.

Here are three of our favorites that will seriously make your laundry folding really, really fun:

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Pod Save America is political commentary “for people not yet ready to give up or go insane.” Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor serve up a slice of levity while they unpack the unsettling weekly news.

 

 

 

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Pod Save the World is a show on activism and social justice hosted by DeRay Mckesson. ICYMI, Mckesson got Twitter famous for his spot-on political commentary, and has spent the last few years doing anti-police violence advocacy work in the south. Find him on this pod talking with whistleblower Edward Snowden or pop queen Katy Perry.

 

 

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With Friends Like These – hosted by Ana-Marie Cox – is a weekly pod that discusses what does and doesn’t create division. Go here if you wanna hear Black people talk about the ‘good kind’ of white pride, or a former climate change denier talk about finding his way out of the dark – this is the pod for you. Really interesting, totally relevant.

“We promise a no-bullshit conversation about politics where you can laugh, cry, scream, ridicule us daily, share your ideas, and hopefully decide that you want to help fix this mess too.”

Now hurry up and listen. There’s work to be done.

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First Sustainable ‘Agrihood’ Gives Free Produce to 2,000 Detroit Residents

An urban renewal option that fosters communities instead of tearing them down and replacing them with gentrification.

One of Earth’s greatest challenges today is finding ways to give everyone access to nutritious and sustainable food. We know – small countryside farms. But how can we work with what we have today to generate sustainable grub?

Let’s talk *agrihood*, a new concept that promotes a localized relationship between living, eating, and working. It’s not new age mumbo jumbo, it’s actually cutting edge innovation that even big corporations are curious about because it’s working.

Non-profit The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), along with funding from corporate friends with local interests (inc General Motors Technical Center and Sustainable Brands), formed the first sustainable agrihood in America. They’re based in Detroit, and they give free produce to 2,000 nearby residents. They’re also turning a nearby abandoned building into a community resource center that will soon be home to a cafe, non-profit incubator, and workshop space.

 

 

“More and more companies are realizing that if they embed purpose into the mission they can really help the communities that they’re in,” Jonathan Reese, Director of Business Development at Sustainable Brands.

Agrihoods aren’t a one size fits all type of deal but that’s what’s cool about them. They ask the community what they need and build accordingly.

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