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Working People

Working People (in partnership with In These Times and The Real News Network) is a podcast about working-class lives in the 21st century. In every episode, you’ll hear interviews with workers from all walks of life. We talk about their life stories, their jobs, politics, and families, their joys and hopes, their dreams and struggles. Overall, Working People aims to share and celebrate the diverse stories of working-class people, to remind ourselves that our stories matter, and to build a sense of shared struggle and solidarity between workers around the world.

The Real News Network proudly partnered with Working People during Season Four of the show and will be posting all new episodes here on the TRNN website. To listen to the back catalog of Working People episodes, listen and subscribe on your podcast player of choice using the buttons below.

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Latest Episode

After COVID-19, does higher education have a future?

Higher education was already suffering from decades of corporatization and public disinvestment, then COVID-19 hit. We talk to professor and local union president Aaron Major about what the pandemic will mean for the future of higher ed and its workers.


Recent episodes

A sanitation worker’s vision for a better society

Former Philadelphia sanitation worker Terrill Haigler created the Instagram account “_yafavtrashman” to talk directly to residents about their trash pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now he’s using it to advocate for a better world.

How the bourgeoisie thinks

Internationally acclaimed author and historian Rick Perlstein opens up about his family history and shares some insights into how the ruling class lives and thinks.

Amazon workers demand to be treated like human beings

We sit down with Jennifer Bates, an Amazon warehouse worker in Bessemer, Alabama, to talk about working conditions at Amazon, and about the historic union drive currently underway in Bessemer.

Faith without workers is dead

Working in the Church is a lot like working for other nonprofits, according to Rev. Lindsey Joyce. The work is fulfilling, but it can also be exploitative, and we need to talk about it.

How do you market sex work?

In Part II of our special mini-series, we talk about the day-to-day labor that goes into being a successful sex worker.

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