This Week with David Rovics

The podcast is a combination of audio essays, musical events, and interviews, many of which can be viewed live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.  You can subscribe by looking up This Week with David Rovics most places podcasts are found.

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This Week with David Rovics BLOG

In written form, my audio essays can be found on the This Week with David Rovics Blog and often as well on Counterpunch.  I also blog on Songwriter’s Notebook.

  • A Tale of Two Narratives January 7, 2023
    Was it a peaceful gathering, a riot, or an insurrection?  That depends on who we're talking about, and who's talking about them.Even when it's not a time of global pandemic, economic crises and major wars, the transition from one party to the other one, in the US's two-party duopoly, can be confusing.  The values espoused by the party whe […]
  • From "We" to "I" (and Back Again?) January 1, 2023
    What can we learn from which pronoun people use in comments and messages on social media?  A lot.I spend a lot of time trying to read the tea leaves, to interpret the changes I observe in society and in my life within it, and what it all means.  What makes this effort feel like more of an art than a science is the multiplicity of factors involved with all th […]
  • Before You Comment December 29, 2022
    Some thoughts on nuanced thinking and effective communication, especially on what they call social media.Pete Seeger was well-known in certain circles for replying to every letter he received in the mail.  He didn't have an email account as far as I know, and although he was still alive and kicking by the time Facebook was ubiquitous, he never got on it […]


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Supporting the Podcast

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

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And the Critics Raved…

It’s informative and inspirational, and well worth listening to.

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Review

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