Hello, friends of the podcast! While Dr. Peterson unfortunately was unable to join us this week, we’re very excited to bring on Henry Williams and Henry McGowan, two of the masterminds behind the Gravel Institute. You might know them as the Gravel teens, the team behind Senator Mike Gravel’s principled and inspiring run for the presidency in 2020. After the end of the campaign, however, this team pivoted toward building a longer-lasting platform for leftist education and political analysis, and the Gravel Institute was born.
“We're a crowd-funded organization creating short videos to combat right-wing disinformation and bring progressive ideas to new audiences.”
On the Gravel Institute website, you’re invited to watch videos with grabbing titles: Can socialists win elections? How capitalism exploits you. Why America lags behind. In short, they’re all designed to answer the essential questions that American leftists run up against during conversations with friends, political debates, and during their personal political journeys. After the passing of Senator Gravel, an antiwar people’s champion, last year, the Institute carries on his legacy, advocating for direct democracy and against U.S. imperialism and militarism. They’ve logged hundreds of thousands of subscribers to their online content, breaking into the online demand for accessible political education that has often been swallowed up by right-wing PragerU.
We’re thrilled that the Gravel Institute team is joining us this week, and we hope you’ll listen in. Paid subscribers can access the video when it drops Friday night on Substack. Everyone else can access the audio as a podcast, released Saturday night, on major streaming platforms like Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, and more.
It’s a bummer that JBP won’t do the show. I respect his college material, but I don’t like his reactionary takes. He’d be a great interview, don’t give up!
Ngl I was really excited to see you guys talk to JP, but I guess the shookness was too real.