Episode 28 – Means TV

Birchy-tree-plane OR The ruins of capitalism?

What does it mean in the year of our Lord 2020 to seek out media that is not produced by profit-driven, morally bankrupt, corporate machines? 

Means TV — self-billed as the world’s first worker-owned, post-capitalist streaming service — is here to help answer that. They’ve got documentaries, shorts, news, cartoons, satirical Buzzfeed-y life hack videos, and a whole bunch of other stuff. We checked out some of their offerings, including a documentary about Matewan and Appalachia’s labor history, a moving and spare film about a Syrian refugee trying to get by in New Jersey, and shaggy animated videos about two cats in revolt against their owner. It’s all a wild ride, and worth exploring. We talk media consumption, worker-owned collectives, and fighting the good fight while having fun.

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