Robert Raymond

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: Land Back with David Cobb

The idea of Land Back — a growing movement to return occupied land to the Indigenous people that it rightfully belongs to, often exists as a metaphor for us.

July 12, 2023

French striks

The Response: The French Uprising with Konstantin

For the past two months, France has been in a state of agitation. A growing movement of workers has been engaged in protests and strikes which erupted in Paris and other cities in response to President Emmanuel Macron unilaterally raising the French retirement age from 62 to 64.

April 27, 2023

Joshua Potash episode

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

Green Transition

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

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