Capitalism Hits Home Episode List: Season 3

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Season 3

Season 3 began in September, 2020. In this season, Dr. Harriet Fraad will be joined by a new co-host, Julianna Forlano. 


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Kristen Ghodsee on the Decommodification of Sex - Part 2

February 2021 (Season 3 - Episode 19)

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On this part 2 of 2, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano continue their conversation with author and Professor Kristen Ghodsee about the interdependence of women's sexual relationships, fertility and motherhood to their economic independence.


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Kristen Ghodsee on the Decommodification of Sex - Part 1

February 2021 (Season 3 - Episode 18)

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On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano talk with author and Professor Kristen Ghodsee about the interdependence of women's sexual relationships, fertility and motherhood to their economic independence. This is part 1 of 2.


The Role of Emotions in Our Personal and Political Lives

January 2021 (Season 3 - Episode 17)

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On this week's episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano discuss emotional needs and desires and how they permeate every aspect of our lives. They also suffuse every political movement whether socialist, fascist, or neoliberal. We bring ourselves to everything we do. We are emotional beings. We study emotion's role which rarely appears in the credits.


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Sex Under Socialism

January 2021 (Season 3 - Episode 16)

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On this week's show, part 4 of the 4 part series on the intersection of sex, sexuality and capitalism, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano discuss author Kristen Ghodsee's book "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism" and examine the differences between sex and relationships under state capitalisms versus socialism.


The Capitalist Commodification of Sex 

January 2021 (Season 3 - Episode 15)

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On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano present some of the ways that sexual sales operate.The utter failure of America's sex education curriculum removes relationship and humanity from sexuality. Sexual need is hyped for men and forbidden for women. Sex becomes a scarce commodity that women can sell within our gender unequal capitalist society. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on the intersection of sex and capitalism.


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The Capitalist Problem with Sex Education in the US

January 2021 (Season 3 - Episode 14)

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This is part 2 of a 4 part series on the intersection of sex and capitalism. On this episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano discuss how sex education under US capitalism is failing our kids and undermining our society. .


Capitalism and Sexual Exploitation: The PornHub Scourge

December 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 13)

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Dr. Fraad and Professor Forlano discuss the recent New York Times editorial by Nicholas Kristof, The Children of Porn Hub, and the intersection of capitalism with sex. Dr. Fraad presents some very interesting alternative approaches to sexual education and normalization from countries far closer to socialism than our own capitalist USA. Professor Forlano provides some much needed media criticism of the editorial as well as kudos when they are due. This is part 1 of a 4-part series. 


S3E12.pngWhy Did Trump Get So Many Millions of Votes

December 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 12)

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This episode of CHH explores the Trump phenomenon, when millions shared Trump's message that they were conned but did not know that he pulled the biggest con of all.


The Real Value of Essential Labor

December 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 11)

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On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss the difference between the life of a Walmart worker with that of a Mondragon worker. Some folks say that socialism inhibits creativity while capitalism enhances competition which spurs creativity. That is not the case. In our capitalist nation, the mass of workers come home depleted and disempowered by work days that are long ,boring, and anything but creatively empowering.


Chh_S3_E10_Essential_Labor.pngThe Real Value of Essential Labor

November 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 10)

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On this week's show, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss the amazing bill just passed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Socialist Labor Party which explores and reveals the economic value of essential caring labor usually done by women. New Zealand’s social workers, child care providers, nursing assistants and other care workers will now be recognized and rewarded with a 30.6% wage increase. Parents who return to the paid labor force can now proudly describe and be rewarded for the skills they learned from caring for vulnerable lives. This is revolutionary.


Toxic Masculinity - Pt 2

November 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 09)

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On this part 2 of 2, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano continue their discussion of toxic masculinity and how the social and economic conditions of its existence have transformed. Testosterone fueled aggression and heft are no longer needed or wanted in the workplace or at home. Force comes in when equality and democracy threaten old privilege.


Chh_S3_E08_Toxic_Masculinity_pt1.pngToxic Masculinity - Pt 1

November 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 08)

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On this part 1 of 2, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss toxic masculinity and how the social and economic conditions of its existence have transformed. Testosterone fueled aggression and heft are no longer needed or wanted in the workplace or at home. Force comes in when equality and democracy threaten old privilege.


The Invisible Labor on Which Capitalism Depends. And Guess Who Does It? - Pt 2

October 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 07)

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Part 2 of 2: this week's show is a continuation of the discussion of the labor we all need in order to function in our world: housework, ie. providing food, cooking food, let us avoid distracting hunger pains, that creates the order and cleanliness that allows us to be presentable in life, have clean clothes that don't smell, allow us to find the clothing we need to wear that day, and so on and so on. Fraad and Forlano try to answer why essential labor is devalued.


Chh_S3_E06_Invisible_Labor_(1).pngThe Invisible Labor on Which Capitalism Depends. And Guess Who Does It? - Pt 1

October 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 06)

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Part 1 of 2: this week's show focuses on the labor we all need in order to function in our world. It's housework, providing food, cooking food, let us avoid distracting hunger pains, that creates the order and cleanliness that allows us to be presentable in life, have clean clothes that don't smell, allow us to find the clothing we need to wear that day, and so on and so on. Fraad and Forlano try to answer why essential labor is devalued.


Chh_S3_E05_Empty_Nest.pngThe Empty Nest is Either Very Empty or Still Full

October 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 05)

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On this week's show, Fraad and Forlano continue their discussion of Capitalism’s effect on the family but this time they discuss a specific effect. There comes a time in every family’s life cycle where the children leave the nest. Well guess what? Capitalism has been effecting the health transition out of the nest for decades and in this time of COVID, the negative effects are becoming more pronounced.


Lies, Lies, Lies 

October 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 04)

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The psychotic level of misinformation and untruth coming from the Trump administration, and from capitalism itself, is creating chaos in our outer world and our inner psyches. This week's discussion centers around one of the biggest lies we are told as children and how to deal with life when you don't know what is real.


Chh_S3_E02.pngUS COVID Response Destroys Education, Sets Women Back Decades

October 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 03)

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On this week's all new Capitalism Hits Home, Fraad and Forlano talk about the of the pandemic on women and the gender pay gap. Public Education, a way out of poverty, has been seriously damaged by the myriad problems of remote learning. Black, Latino, Native American, and poor children are the most affected. Private schooling has flourished. What are ways out and alternatives for those of us who want to champion free public education and gender, race and class equality?


Chh_S3_E02.pngRuth Bader Ginsburg, A Feminist Icon

September 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 02)

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On this episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad and Julianna Forlano discuss the latest news items of the week: majority of Americans ages 18-29 living at home with parents; domestic workers and hotel workers risking their lives for minimum wage; Amazon's price gouging during the peak of the epidemic. Fraad and Forlano then talk about the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for gender rights, race equality and immigrant rights.


Chh_S3_E01.pngExchanging Sex for Money: The New Feminism? Cardi B's WAP Review

September 2020 (Season 3 - Episode 01)

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In this first episode of Season 3 of CHH, Dr. Fraad and Julianna discuss 3 topics currently in the news: Trump knowledge of the dangers of COVID-19 and his decision to keep it from the public; wildfires sweeping the west coast; women in Mexico protest rape and abuse by taking over the Justice Department. Then Fraad and Forlano take on a major discussion of Cardi B's latest hit WAP and its cultural implications.



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