Capitalism Hits Home Episode List: Season 1

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Season 1

Season 1 began November 2018, and ran through December 2019.


Revolution in the Home and Personal Life - Part 2

November 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 31)

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Dr. Fraad continues her discussion of the counter revolution in US politics, the revolutions have taking place in the home and in the American personal/sexual life.


Revolution in the Home and Personal Life - Part 1

November 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 30)

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There are two unsung places where revolutions have happened in America. Those places are the home and American personal/sexual life. Trump and his minions mount a counter revolution against those revolutionary transformations.


Bringing Race into the Mix

October 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 29)

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Racial categories and perceptions are cultural and political fabrications. Race designations exist as an excuse for exploitation. Without the wish to exploit, people’s color is another uninteresting aspect of human diversity.


Revelations, Cover-ups: Round Up of the Epstein Case - Part 2

September 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 28)

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In this part 2 of 2, Dr. Fraad continues her exploration of the Jeffrey Epstein case and what lessons have been learned from it.


Revelations, Cover-ups: Round Up of the Epstein Case - Part 1

September 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 27)

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Jeffrey Epstein's Case Reveals the Combination of Depraved Sex Abuse and Capitalism that allows the "suicide" of Jeffrey Epstein while his rich fellow abusers walk free. This is the last two parts of a series covering the case of Jeffrey Epstein.


Jeffrey Epstein: Literal Rape by the 1% - Part 2

August 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 26)

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This episode explores the ways that shame is transferred from rapists, corporate heads and exploiters on to the women they rape and the people they exploit. It discovers some of the ways that shame is being shifted back on to the shoulders of male sexual predators and capitalist predators with their "friends" in government.


Jeffrey Epstein: Literal Rape by the 1% - Part 1

August 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 25)

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This episode discusses the seamy means by which a working class Jeffrey Epstein accumulated $550,000,000 by providing more than his tax and money market expertise to his wildly wealthy white male clients and their servants in our government, at Harvard and at other prestigious educational and scientific institutions.


Listen Up Leftists, There's a Revolution in the Home - Part 2

July 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 24)

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The US has had a class revolution in the household over the last 50 years and the left did not notice, no less champion that revolution. Hot button issues like abortion and birth control rights or family leave are shadow battles in that revolution. It is time to pay attention.


Listen Up Leftists, There's a Class Revolution in the Household - Part 1

July 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 23)

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The US has had a class revolution in the household over the last 50 years and the left did not notice, no less champion that revolution. Hot button issues like abortion and birth control rights or family leave are shadow battles in that revolution. It is time to pay attention.


Why are African Americans in the inferior positions?

June 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 22)

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The ideology of racism began as a rationalization for the hideous crimes of slavery. This podcast explores the US development of white supremacy and how to change it.


Why are women in the inferior positions?

June 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 21)

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For most of human existence, human societies were hunter gatherer societies. We survived through our ability to cooperate. That changed with the evolution of private property which was left to heirs. Controlling women was an opportunity to ensure that only a man’s heirs could inherit his property. Just as early matriarchal religions provided the ideology of sharing and worship of women’s sexuality, patriarchal religions like Judaism, Christianity and Islam created religious ideology that endorsed a male God and male supremacy.


The Shadows of a Revolution

May 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 20)

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The one class revolution that has happened in America is in the US household. This podcast exposes the class underbelly of revolutionary struggles around abortion rights, paid maternity leave and family leave. Lost abortion rights and no paid maternity or family leaves keep women from advancing at work as they take time to care for children. Abortion and family leaves are sites of the revolutionary struggle for America’s personal and family life.


Why Can we NOW Call Out Rampant Sexual Abuse?

May 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 19)

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Women have been abused for centuries. This podcast examines the sea change in US gender roles that has rendered toxic masculinity outmoded and intolerable.That gender metamorphosis is a powerful impetus for social ,personal and political movements against sexual abuse. At the same time there is a powerful American backlash of right wing misogynists from Incels to Trump.This podcast explores the interaction of the economy, politics and psychology as they transform gender, US personal life and the routine practice of sexual assault.


Economic Transformation - Gender Transformation

April 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 18)

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Gender struggle highlights the struggle between those holding on to former gender roles with women serving men and children and those recognizing the opportunity that we now have to be equal partners in the home and at work. Movements like #Metoo or #Timesup, March for Women, or abortion rights, and many more, support the conditions of existence for equal partnership. This is a moment of gender struggle that surrounds all of us in the USA today.


What's Happening to American Men - Part 2

April 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 17)

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American men are in serious trouble. Former standards of masculinity as aggression, power, and stoic denial of emotional vulnerability are now widely considered toxic. The economic dominance that white men had with family wages disappeared when American capitalists mechanized, computerized, and outsourced white men's jobs from the 1970s on. I hope this podcast helps us understand men's confusion and suffering and helps to transform it into new human possibilities.


What's Happening to American Men - Part 1

March 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 16)

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American men are in serious trouble. Former standards of masculinity as aggression, power, and stoic denial of emotional vulnerability are now widely considered toxic. The economic dominance that white men had with family wages disappeared when American capitalists mechanized, computerized, and outsourced white men's jobs from the 1970s on. Manhood has changed its demands. American women had a movement behind us when we changed our roles and poured into the labor force . Men do not have that powerful group support. Is it any wonder that all of America's far too frequent mass shootings are perpetrated by men? I hope this podcast helps us understand men's confusion and suffering and helps to transform it into new human possibilities.


Sugar Arrangements: Intimate Personal Connection For Sale - Part 2

March 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 15)

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Dr. Fraad continues her discussion of the the Sugar Arrangements Industry, a marriage of America's trillion dollar educational debt with the emotional and sexual labor of young, usually college students, serving rich men in exchange for the money they need for college.


Sugar Arrangements: Intimate Personal Connection For Sale - Part 1

February 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 14)

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The Sugar Arrangements Industry is a relatively new development in America. Sugar Arrangements are a marriage of America's trillion dollar educational debt with the emotional and sexual labor of young, usually college students, serving rich men in exchange for the money they need for college.


Sexual Assault

February 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 13)

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Sexual assaults have been a perk of male power seemingly forever. This podcasts asks why sexual abuse has been a perk of male power and why women are are daring to call it out now. Dr. Fraad looks at the issue through a Marxian lens which clarifies so much about why: why is it everywhere and why is it now confronted and condemned?


A Movement for Women - A Movement for All

January 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 12)

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In this episode, Dr. Fraad talks about the re-emergence of the Women’s Movement. Unlike the 60s and 70s, the need for basic economic change applies to both men and women together rather than women versus men, one gender versus the other. The American economic boat is sinking: men and women are drowning together. Only a movement unified around class differences and addressing all issues together will win the lasting change we need.


Patriarchy, A crippling Legacy for Men and Women

January 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 11)

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In this episode, Dr. Fraad answers what patriarchy is and what it means for American men and women.


Kavanaugh

December 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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Dr. Fraad explores the abuses of Brett Kavanaugh, and the economic and emotional cultures from which this son of the elite emerged. What does his Supreme Court position means in its larger political and economic context?


Holy Fathers - Part 2

December 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 09)

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Dr. Fraad continues to explore the 2000 year history of Catholic Church sex abuse, asking: (1) Why did it happen? (2) Why is it still happening? (3) Why is it finally exposed?


Holy Fathers - Part 1

November 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 08)

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Dr. Fraad explores the 2000 year history of Catholic Church sex abuse. She asks three questions: (1) Why did it happen? (2) Why is it still happening? (3) Why is it finally exposed?


Public Policy, Private Pain

November 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 07)

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Dr. Fraad talks about how public policies, past and present, serve corporate profits but undermine families, households and personal relationships.


What Keeps Americans from Protesting?

October 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 06)

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American men are in trouble. The male sex role crushes tenderness and sensitivity in little boys. The only emotion they are freely allowed is anger. US males are disparaged for any emotional vulnerability and tenderness.


The Fertility Rate in the US

October 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 05)

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The fertility rate in the US is at record lows. What difference does it make? Why should we care? A child is a hope for the future. Having a child shows the confidence in a future in which one can support, nurture and raise a child. A full two-thirds of young Americans expect that they will never have that future.


American Mental Health

September 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 04)

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Americans are far too often miserable. If we want to discover why people are upset, anxious, panicked and depressed, we have to see what is happening in their lives that agonizes them. Market solutions are sold to compensate from our capitalism which drives people apart. We need to cooperate with one another, share our nation’s wealth, share the decisions that shape our lives., and join each other connected in movements for change. All the above foster mental health!


Signs of a Dying Empire

September 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 03)

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In a dying empire hope atrophies and dies. Our empire is dying. The US has not outright won a war since world War two. Some of the symptoms of our empire’s dying are mass shootings, suicide, and addiction. The American Dream of a stable family wage has disappeared. Prosperity gives way to precarity. That is what is happening in our dying Empire.The dream that white people’s children will have a more prosperous life than their parents had is gone.


The Family: Can It Be Saved?

September 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 02)

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The US white family was based on a kind of household feudalism where Women produced useful unpaid work in cooking cleaning, social outreach, emotional labor and child rearing. White males earned “family wages” that could support dependent women and children. Those wages are no longer given. Capitalists have replaced them with cheap outsourced labor and machines. Women must work outside of the home to earn enough for family survival. Women are not willing to do a second shift of domestic labor at home after working all day in the market place.


What's Going on with American Males?

September 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 01)

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American men are in trouble. The male sex role crushes tenderness and sensitivity in little boys. The only emotion they are freely allowed is anger. Often the expression of their emotional need and vulnerability can only be expressed to their sex partners. Partially, because sex is the only need men are allowed to express within our macho culture. Other needs are often expressed through anger.



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