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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

Death is a lot of work

From being a gravedigger’s assistant as a child to working as chief medical investigator for Nueces County, Texas, Ric Ortiz has always lived and worked in close proximity to death.

Recent episodes

A battle for rank-and-file democracy in the AFL-CIO

Officers and members of the Vermont State AFL-CIO have reinvigorated a dying labor council with pushes for democratic governance, community outreach, and political action outside the Democratic party—but the national union leadership is pushing back.

Woke-washing the US military meat grinder

The U.S. military markets itself to working-class and marginalized recruits who are alienated by capitalist society, then it chews them up and spits them out. That’s how the system is designed to work.

Why childbirth is deadlier if you’re not white

The statistics don’t lie: Maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the U.S. are significantly higher in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. We talk with filmmaker Dominique Rémy about her investigation into why this is happening and what can be done about it.

A small-town hospital goes after its union nurses

Instead of resolving short-staffing issues and unsafe working conditions, Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, are pitting union nurses against non-union staff.


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