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At times when people accepted the status quo without question, some rebels have dared to resist. When a cause is noble, it often pays to be unpopular.

Latest Episodes

BONUS: Anticolonial Resistance with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal

Stay tuned for season 2 of Unpopular! In the meantime, enjoy this episode with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal, author of the book "Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent," stops by the show to discuss how enslaved people and people who lived in the British colonies were not just passive subjects of British oppression. Dissenters at home in the U.K. and abroad rejected the tyranny of imperialism and actively rebelled against the empire, uniting different oppressed groups and insurgents along the way. Find Dr. Priyamvada Gopal on Twitter @PriyamvadaGopal Tell us which dissenters you’d like to know more about on social media: Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular And send your thoughts and comments to unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

53 MIN2019 OCT 29
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BONUS: Anticolonial Resistance with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal

Introducing The Women

Every week, host Rose Reid interviews changemakers, disruptors, and trailblazers from all over the world and across the aisle.The Women is now available wherever you get your podcasts. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

2 MIN2019 DEC 5
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Introducing The Women

BONUS: Women in Slave Revolts with Dr. Rebecca Hall

Enslaved women were involved in uprisings, even though prominent narratives of revolts focus on the actions of men. In this bonus episode, Yves speaks with Dr. Rebecca Hall about the reasons why women have not been widely recognized in the history of slave revolts and about some of the enslaved women who participated in rebellions. Keep up with Dr. Hall on Twitter @WakeRevolt Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular Let us know what you think about this bonus interview at unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 SEP 4
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BONUS: Women in Slave Revolts with Dr. Rebecca Hall

Richard Wright: Hurling Words Into Darkness

“I knew that I lived in a country in which the aspirations of black people were limited, marked-off. Yet I felt that I had to go somewhere and do something to redeem my being alive.” – Richard Wright, from “Black Boy.” Richard Wright’s writing was controversial. His work was both praised as improving race relations and criticized as perpetuating dangerous stereotypes of Black people in the United States. James Baldwin took issue with Wright’s novel “Native Son” and protest fiction’s reductionist approach to race relations and Black humanity. Wright’s work ignited conversations about race and about the treatment and perspective of Black Americans. But the role of this literary protest in bettering Black lives and futures was disputable. Today’s episode wraps up season one of Unpopular. We’ll be back in October. But in the meantime, be on the lookout for bonus episodes. And don’t forget to share, rate, and review the show. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unp...

32 MIN2019 AUG 13
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Richard Wright: Hurling Words Into Darkness

Hans and Sophie Scholl: A Call to Action

Nazi Germany was oppressive, racist, and barbaric. Dissidents were arrested and killed under the Nazi regime. Still, vocal opponents of the government emerged. Some of them were involved in the White Rose, a nonviolent resistance group that distributed leaflets informing people of the Nazis’ atrocities and urging them to break their silence. Two people involved in that group were a sister and brother named Sophie and Hans Scholl. In this episode, we trace the Scholls’ path to resistance and look back on their efforts, which were cut short when the Nazis ordered their execution. What’s the value of spreading awareness against the state when it’s so massive, powerful, and unrelenting? Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular Send your thoughts and comments to unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

25 MIN2019 AUG 6
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Hans and Sophie Scholl: A Call to Action

Vincent Ogé: Privilege and Protest

Vincent Ogé was a free man of color in Saint-Domingue, or modern-day Haiti, in the mid- to late-18th century. He petitioned for the rights of wealthy free men of color – a class distinct from free Black slaves – but he upheld the institution of slavery. Ogé was not a revolutionary, and it’s hard to know the degree to which self-preservation, internalized racism and white supremacy, classism, ego, and compassion informed his decisions, separately. But his activism and sensationalized execution set the stage for the extension of rights to free men of color and heralded the uprising of enslaved people in Saint-Domingue. His resistance isn’t a model to follow to a T. It was exclusionary and executed at the expense of more marginalized and mistreated people, under the specific circumstances of that time. What Ogé did do was challenge racist colonial practices and advocate for the civil rights of an exclusive group of people of color. The question is, how can we put our specific pr...

26 MIN2019 JUL 30
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Vincent Ogé: Privilege and Protest

Andrei Sakharov: The Physics of Protest

Andrei Sakharov was a nuclear physicist whose secret work was instrumental in the secret development of Soviet thermonuclear weapons. Initially committed to the necessity of his contributions to the design, construction, and testing of hydrogen bombs, Sakharov began to feel the pressure of personal and professional responsibility. The testing and deployment of nuclear weapons was a moral and biological issue that Sakharov could no longer condone. And he became a dissident. He said in an essay, “Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economy, and culture.” Sakharov’s activism extended beyond disarmament, though. He campaigned for peace and human rights, and he was exiled for his dissent. If Sakharov’s story carries any weight, major turns in thought and action are not impossible, even though they may take a while. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @Th...

25 MIN2019 JUL 23
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Andrei Sakharov: The Physics of Protest

The Mirabal Sisters: For Freedom

The Mirabal Sisters – Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Dedé – were known as las Mariposas (the Butterflies) in the anti-Rafael Trujillo underground. The Trujillo regime openly persecuted and even killed dissidents and opponents. Still, the sisters organized a resistance against the dictatorship in the Dominican Republic and put their lives on the line in doing so. They raised awareness about the brutality of the regime and prepared for an armed uprising. Until their assassination, they fought for freedom from fear and state oppression and terrorism. For that they remained a threat in the eyes of Trujillo. But that same activism and dedication to creating a better future for the Dominican people inspired in others the will to protest and the ability to envision progress. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular Email us at unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/...

23 MIN2019 JUL 16
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The Mirabal Sisters: For Freedom

Qiu Jin: Poet, Teacher, Revolutionary

“The old traditions are extremely shameful: Women treated as if they were no different from cattle! The light of dawn now brings the tide of civilization. We’ll take the lead in independence. Let’s eradicate our slavery, become proficient in knowledge and learning. We’ll shoulder that responsibility. We women heroes of our nation will never betray its trust!” – from “A Fighting Song for Women’s Rights” by Qiu Jin. Qiu Jin was nationalist, anti-Qing and anti-Manchu, and pro-women’s liberation. She did not mince her words when speaking about the failure of the Qing government, the oppression of women in China, and her discontent with foreign dominance in China. She was executed for her attempt to overthrow the Qing Dynasty, and she’s since attained hero status in Chinese history. How do her challenges of gender roles, advocacy for women’s rights, and criticism of government resonate when it comes to revolutionary efforts today? Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_...

26 MIN2019 JUL 9
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Qiu Jin: Poet, Teacher, Revolutionary

Ida B. Wells: The Light of Truth

From 1882 to 1968, more than 4,700 people were lynched in the United States, most of them Black. They were lynched for attempting to vote. Lynched for seeming suspicious. Basically, it didn’t take much for a mob to deem the murder of a Black person necessary, and the lynching itself was often the white community’s idea of a good old-fashioned gathering. Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist and activist born in the South, used words to break down the myths that white people used to justify lynching and exposed the brutal practice for what it truly was – racial terrorism designed to spread fear and limit Black power. Wells died less than a century ago. The importance of her research, organizing, and activism can’t be overstated, especially considering the profound and detrimental effect lynching has left on law enforcement, criminal justice, race relations, and Black lives in the United States. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularsh...

29 MIN2019 JUL 2
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Ida B. Wells: The Light of Truth

Latest Episodes

BONUS: Anticolonial Resistance with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal

Stay tuned for season 2 of Unpopular! In the meantime, enjoy this episode with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal, author of the book "Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent," stops by the show to discuss how enslaved people and people who lived in the British colonies were not just passive subjects of British oppression. Dissenters at home in the U.K. and abroad rejected the tyranny of imperialism and actively rebelled against the empire, uniting different oppressed groups and insurgents along the way. Find Dr. Priyamvada Gopal on Twitter @PriyamvadaGopal Tell us which dissenters you’d like to know more about on social media: Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular And send your thoughts and comments to unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

53 MIN2019 OCT 29
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BONUS: Anticolonial Resistance with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal

Introducing The Women

Every week, host Rose Reid interviews changemakers, disruptors, and trailblazers from all over the world and across the aisle.The Women is now available wherever you get your podcasts. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

2 MIN2019 DEC 5
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Introducing The Women

BONUS: Women in Slave Revolts with Dr. Rebecca Hall

Enslaved women were involved in uprisings, even though prominent narratives of revolts focus on the actions of men. In this bonus episode, Yves speaks with Dr. Rebecca Hall about the reasons why women have not been widely recognized in the history of slave revolts and about some of the enslaved women who participated in rebellions. Keep up with Dr. Hall on Twitter @WakeRevolt Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular Let us know what you think about this bonus interview at unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 SEP 4
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BONUS: Women in Slave Revolts with Dr. Rebecca Hall

Richard Wright: Hurling Words Into Darkness

“I knew that I lived in a country in which the aspirations of black people were limited, marked-off. Yet I felt that I had to go somewhere and do something to redeem my being alive.” – Richard Wright, from “Black Boy.” Richard Wright’s writing was controversial. His work was both praised as improving race relations and criticized as perpetuating dangerous stereotypes of Black people in the United States. James Baldwin took issue with Wright’s novel “Native Son” and protest fiction’s reductionist approach to race relations and Black humanity. Wright’s work ignited conversations about race and about the treatment and perspective of Black Americans. But the role of this literary protest in bettering Black lives and futures was disputable. Today’s episode wraps up season one of Unpopular. We’ll be back in October. But in the meantime, be on the lookout for bonus episodes. And don’t forget to share, rate, and review the show. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unp...

32 MIN2019 AUG 13
Comments
Richard Wright: Hurling Words Into Darkness

Hans and Sophie Scholl: A Call to Action

Nazi Germany was oppressive, racist, and barbaric. Dissidents were arrested and killed under the Nazi regime. Still, vocal opponents of the government emerged. Some of them were involved in the White Rose, a nonviolent resistance group that distributed leaflets informing people of the Nazis’ atrocities and urging them to break their silence. Two people involved in that group were a sister and brother named Sophie and Hans Scholl. In this episode, we trace the Scholls’ path to resistance and look back on their efforts, which were cut short when the Nazis ordered their execution. What’s the value of spreading awareness against the state when it’s so massive, powerful, and unrelenting? Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular Send your thoughts and comments to unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

25 MIN2019 AUG 6
Comments
Hans and Sophie Scholl: A Call to Action

Vincent Ogé: Privilege and Protest

Vincent Ogé was a free man of color in Saint-Domingue, or modern-day Haiti, in the mid- to late-18th century. He petitioned for the rights of wealthy free men of color – a class distinct from free Black slaves – but he upheld the institution of slavery. Ogé was not a revolutionary, and it’s hard to know the degree to which self-preservation, internalized racism and white supremacy, classism, ego, and compassion informed his decisions, separately. But his activism and sensationalized execution set the stage for the extension of rights to free men of color and heralded the uprising of enslaved people in Saint-Domingue. His resistance isn’t a model to follow to a T. It was exclusionary and executed at the expense of more marginalized and mistreated people, under the specific circumstances of that time. What Ogé did do was challenge racist colonial practices and advocate for the civil rights of an exclusive group of people of color. The question is, how can we put our specific pr...

26 MIN2019 JUL 30
Comments
Vincent Ogé: Privilege and Protest

Andrei Sakharov: The Physics of Protest

Andrei Sakharov was a nuclear physicist whose secret work was instrumental in the secret development of Soviet thermonuclear weapons. Initially committed to the necessity of his contributions to the design, construction, and testing of hydrogen bombs, Sakharov began to feel the pressure of personal and professional responsibility. The testing and deployment of nuclear weapons was a moral and biological issue that Sakharov could no longer condone. And he became a dissident. He said in an essay, “Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economy, and culture.” Sakharov’s activism extended beyond disarmament, though. He campaigned for peace and human rights, and he was exiled for his dissent. If Sakharov’s story carries any weight, major turns in thought and action are not impossible, even though they may take a while. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @Th...

25 MIN2019 JUL 23
Comments
Andrei Sakharov: The Physics of Protest

The Mirabal Sisters: For Freedom

The Mirabal Sisters – Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Dedé – were known as las Mariposas (the Butterflies) in the anti-Rafael Trujillo underground. The Trujillo regime openly persecuted and even killed dissidents and opponents. Still, the sisters organized a resistance against the dictatorship in the Dominican Republic and put their lives on the line in doing so. They raised awareness about the brutality of the regime and prepared for an armed uprising. Until their assassination, they fought for freedom from fear and state oppression and terrorism. For that they remained a threat in the eyes of Trujillo. But that same activism and dedication to creating a better future for the Dominican people inspired in others the will to protest and the ability to envision progress. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularshow Facebook: @ThisIsUnpopular Email us at unpopular@iheartmedia.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/...

23 MIN2019 JUL 16
Comments
The Mirabal Sisters: For Freedom

Qiu Jin: Poet, Teacher, Revolutionary

“The old traditions are extremely shameful: Women treated as if they were no different from cattle! The light of dawn now brings the tide of civilization. We’ll take the lead in independence. Let’s eradicate our slavery, become proficient in knowledge and learning. We’ll shoulder that responsibility. We women heroes of our nation will never betray its trust!” – from “A Fighting Song for Women’s Rights” by Qiu Jin. Qiu Jin was nationalist, anti-Qing and anti-Manchu, and pro-women’s liberation. She did not mince her words when speaking about the failure of the Qing government, the oppression of women in China, and her discontent with foreign dominance in China. She was executed for her attempt to overthrow the Qing Dynasty, and she’s since attained hero status in Chinese history. How do her challenges of gender roles, advocacy for women’s rights, and criticism of government resonate when it comes to revolutionary efforts today? Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_...

26 MIN2019 JUL 9
Comments
Qiu Jin: Poet, Teacher, Revolutionary

Ida B. Wells: The Light of Truth

From 1882 to 1968, more than 4,700 people were lynched in the United States, most of them Black. They were lynched for attempting to vote. Lynched for seeming suspicious. Basically, it didn’t take much for a mob to deem the murder of a Black person necessary, and the lynching itself was often the white community’s idea of a good old-fashioned gathering. Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist and activist born in the South, used words to break down the myths that white people used to justify lynching and exposed the brutal practice for what it truly was – racial terrorism designed to spread fear and limit Black power. Wells died less than a century ago. The importance of her research, organizing, and activism can’t be overstated, especially considering the profound and detrimental effect lynching has left on law enforcement, criminal justice, race relations, and Black lives in the United States. Follow Unpopular on social media! Twitter: @_unpopularshow Instagram: @unpopularsh...

29 MIN2019 JUL 2
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Ida B. Wells: The Light of Truth
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