This Week with David Rovics

Occasional 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 regular podcast of songs (with a little introductory context) related to this date in history — Song For Today.

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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.

  • A Week in the Northeast September 29, 2019
    A prison, a protest, an art exhibit, a family farm, an antiwar conference, rent control, World War 1 and Hunter Biden"Are you going to write something about this?  If you do, I'll share it."This wasn't exactly a writing assignment, from one of the co-founders of the venerable anarchist newspaper from Detroit, Fifth Estate, but close enoug […]
  • The Making of an Album August 31, 2019
    As my regular readers and listeners are aware, I tend to go jaggedly back and forth in these missives between discussions of geopolitics and world history, and explorations of the minutiae of the daily life of the working musician. This one belongs in the latter category.It's been years since I've had much time for watching movies -- there was a br […]
  • 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 […]

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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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Counterpoint — Interview with Scott Harris, mostly about This Week with David Rovics podcast