• Summary

  • A three-part audio drama podcast, adapted from the 1908 dystopian novel by Jack London, which he described as “socialist propaganda.” Set in a world in which the oligarchs form a fascist regime in America, told from the perspective of two young socialist lovers, Ernest and Avis Everhard. Anotonia Meredith, a historian from a utopia in the far future, provides dubious historical context. A mixture of romance, rhetoric, and revolution, accompanied by the folk music of the IWW Songbook. Written/directed by Edward Einhorn and produced by Untitled Theater Company No. 61. The Iron Heel “serves up food for thought with an appealing heart-on-sleeve warmth. You may well find yourself humming some of those tunes on the way out.” - The New York Times
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Episodes
  • Supplemental: Jay Williams interview

    Nov 12 2021

    The full interview with Jay Williams, author of Author Under Sail, a three volume biography of Jack London, as well as The Oxford Handbook of Jack London.

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    49 mins
  • Supplemental: Deborah Shaffer interview

    Nov 12 2021

    The full interview with Academy-Award winning filmmaker Deborah Shaffer, whose work includes the documentary The Wobblies.  During the 80’s Shaffer focused on human rights in Central America and Latin America, directing many films including Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements, which won the Academy Award for Short Documentary in 1985, and Fire From the Mountain and Dance of Hope, which both played at the Sundance Film Festival. Shaffer directed one of the first post-September 11 films, From the Ashes: 10 Artists followed by From the Ashes: Epilogue, which premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. She is also the Executive Producer of the Academy Award-nominated short Asylum, and has directed numerous acclaimed public television programs on women and the arts. She directed and produced To Be Heard, which won awards at numerous festivals and aired nationwide on PBS. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award by the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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    21 mins
  • Supplemental: Eric Loomis Interview

    Nov 12 2021

    The full interview with Dr. Eric Loomis, expert on the history of the labor movement.  Author of A History of America in Ten Strikes, Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests, and Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe.

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    28 mins

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