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This Machine Kills

This Machine Kills

A podcast about technology and political economy /// Agitprop against innovation and capital /// Hosted by Jathan Sadowski and Edward Ongweso Jr., Produced by Jereme Brown /// Hello friends and enemies Listen anywhere that fine podcasts are distributed. Subscribe at to get premium episodes every week.

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We keep rolling with our discussion about the Insulin Empire with Athena. ••• The Insulin Empire ••• Mutual Aid Diabetes ••• T1International ht... more

7 days ago

We are joined by Athena Sofides who co-wrote (with Ed) a brilliant essay in The Baffler, which provides an in-depth analysis of insulin, the social health factors of diabetes, and the global oligopoly of pharmaceutical corporations that exert total c... more

7 days ago

We do a reading series on a major anti-trust lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice against Live Nation / Ticketmaster and the absolutely wild tactics the company used to intimidate competitors, enforce market domination, and totally lockdown t... more

15 days ago

We check in with an old enemy of the show, Uber, to discuss it’s recent battles with states over wage floors and worker rights, and get a masterclass on how Uber weaponizes complexity through it’s platform to abuse workers and avoid regulation, while... more

19 days ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 423 ratings
  • Bit I’ll-informed on some issues

    The admirable focus on personal and social harms leads to a naïveté on national security issues to the point that they, on occasion misinform the listener.

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    Australia3 months ago
  • Let the guests speak

    Jathan doesn’t shut up.

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    Alex magazine
    United States5 months ago
  • More superficial opinion than analysis, sometimes good guests.

    Listened to 6-7 episodes. Interesting at times, depending on the guest. Mostly superficial commentary with little depth, specifically on the part of Ongweso who gives me drunk-undergrad-at-party-vibes. shallow opinion with some f bombs. more

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    Germany8 months ago
  • Genius

    Amazing. Love you guys

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    United States9 months ago
  • Anarchists doing their level best to be marxists

    Keep at it lads

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    Young Brave
    United States10 months ago

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