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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

We have proof that life is better without bosses

It turns out that when workers aren’t ruled over by a boss, and the profits they generate go back to them, their businesses still survive and they generally live happier lives.


Recent episodes

Smithfield workers in Sioux Falls stood together and won big

The Smithfield pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, suffered one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks of any work site in the US. When the company tried to squeeze more concessions out of the union, workers fought back.

What do workers really lose when they’re injured on the job?

While we have come a long way in the past century, workers today still face many dangers in the workplace; they also face a legal system that is not designed to account for all that one loses when they’re injured on the job.

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