Robert Raymond is the Co-Producer and Creative Director of the Upstream Podcast and Senior Producer, Designer, and Creative Director of The Response. He is passionate about exploring the intersections of sound design, storytelling, and eco-socialist principles to help ease our way out of these tumultuous times.
The Response: Mutual Aid with Joshua Potash
Mutual aid is a concept and practice that has come up many times in the stories we tell on The Response — so we thought it would be helpful to devote an entire episode to exploring what mutual aid is with someone who is deeply immersed in it on the ground.
November 22, 2022
The Green Transition Part 1: The Problem with Green Capitalism
What is the dark side of the energy transition — particularly for the Global South and Indigenous communities?
September 29, 2022
Building Black Wealth: Understanding the Limits of Black Capitalism
Can Black liberation be achieved through individual successes within capitalism — through Black capitalism — as Booker T. Washington suggested? Or can true liberation for Black people in the United States only emerge through a collective struggle against racial capitalism?
June 23, 2022
Electric co-ops are well situated to lead the green energy transition, report finds
A new report by the Democracy Collaborative has found that community utilities — those that are publicly or cooperatively owned — are better suited for a green transition than their for-profit corporate counterparts.
June 2, 2022
A shorter workweek may increase worker productivity — but that’s not why we need one
Studies show that a shorter workweek is healthier for people and the planet — but much of the conversation is focused on its impact on worker productivity or efficiency. This is a big mistake.
May 25, 2022
When decolonization meets post-capitalism: the third annual post-capitalism conference
The third annual Post-Capitalism Conference took place this past weekend — with one major shift from previous years: the conference is now titled “Decolonizing Economics,” and far from being a simple title change, the theme of decolonization was quite prominently weaved through the entirety of summit’s sessions.
May 11, 2022