This Week with David Rovics

Weekly column and podcast on current events and particularly relevant bits of history.  You can subscribe to the podcast by searching for This Week with David Rovics wherever you get your podcasts, by downloading the free David Rovics mobile app for iOs or Android.  I also put out a more micro, semi-daily podcast of songs related to this date in history — Song For Today.

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I also post This Week with David Rovics on Soundcloud.

For radio broadcasters, This Week with David Rovics is available via the Pacifica Audioport — every episode is completely FCC-friendly.  Other platforms you can find the podcast on each week include Spotify, YouTube, iTunes and Stitcher.  It will also be included along with other excellent programming on the internet radio station, Folk Music Notebook, which launches on May 3rd.

This Week with David Rovics BLOG

In written form, my weekly column can be found on the This Week with David Rovics Blog as well as on Dissident Voice.

  • Winning Hearts and Minds in August August 11, 2019
    It is in these bleak times that people need community and music more than ever -- they just don't tend to realize it.  The choir actually needs to be preached to on a regular basis, or it starts singing out of tune.I heard some professional musicians on a BBC program talking about how their feelings of self-worth and general contentment in life are dire […]
  • Truth, Lies, and Will Van Spronsen July 19, 2019
    I have lost track of the number of times in the past few days that I have been told by openly fascist YouTube viewers that I deserve a bullet in my head for writing my most recent song.It's been a pretty busy week. It's always a busy week when you have a small child, much more so if you have two of them. And then along with my wife and teenage daug […]
  • Embargoes and Other Acts of War July 12, 2019
    The war between the United States and Japan began with a US-enforced oil embargo against the Japanese Empire.Right now, in the United States, huge detention camps are being constructed for the increasingly criminalized refugee and migrant population, a campaign of government-sponsored domestic terror run by a supposedly temporary, "acting" head of […]

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Supporting the Podcast

This podcast, like everything else I do, as supported by members of my Community-Supported Art program.  But one-time donations are also most appreciated, and there are now various exclusive rewards available for those making such donations (with steep discounts for CSA members).

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Sharing the Podcast

“It’s not folk music unless the folk are singing it.”

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