This Week with David Rovics
Truth, Lies, and Will Van Spronsen

Truth, Lies, and Will Van Spronsen

July 19, 2019

I have lost track of the number of times in the past few days that I have been told by openly fascist YouTube viewers that I deserve a bullet in my head for writing my most recent song.

Embargoes and Other Acts of War

Embargoes and Other Acts of War

July 12, 2019

The war between the United States and Japan began with a US-enforced oil embargo against the Japanese Empire.

Concentration Camps of America

Concentration Camps of America

July 6, 2019

Many people in the US are gradually waking up to the reality that we are now the "Good Germans" of contemporary fascism.

The United Tent Cities of America

The United Tent Cities of America

June 21, 2019

The condition of homelessness is quite often fatal.

The Joy of Touring

The Joy of Touring

June 13, 2019

There are many ways to learn a whole lot about the world without leaving home. But it sure helps if you do. After being home almost all winter and spring for a sort of improvised paternity leave which I have enjoyed immensely, I find myself nonetheless looking forward to the next big tour in a way that I haven't in a long time.

Remembering Gerd Berlev

Remembering Gerd Berlev

June 6, 2019
I got word last weekend, in the afternoon of June 1st, 2019, Denmark time, that my friend and comrade, extremely talented organizer and much-loved grandmother and horn player, Gerd Berlev died. There is so much that can be said about Gerd, but as I sat in my apartment in Portland, Oregon, taking in this news, I wrote these words.
SPECIAL EDITION:  Songs For Today, an Album Tour

SPECIAL EDITION: Songs For Today, an Album Tour

May 31, 2019

The initial roll-out of my latest solo acoustic studio album is exclusively for members of my Patreon-style Community-Supported Art program, or CSA, which you are most welcome to join at davidrovics.com/subscribe. But for listeners to my podcast, here's an album tour.

The Winnipeg General Strike

The Winnipeg General Strike

May 22, 2019

In these troubled times, around the world people seem to be asking each other, how do we fight back against this madness?  In May, 1919 in Winnipeg, the working class answered this question by shutting down the city and running it themselves.

Taking On Spotify:  Why We Need A Global Campaign

Taking On Spotify: Why We Need A Global Campaign

May 16, 2019

How should independent musicians survive in the streaming age?  There seems to be mostly a lot of hopelessness, along with a few dead-end ideas.  I have another idea:  demand streaming justice.  Fight back against the vulture capitalists of Stockholm.  How did we get to this point?  Here are my two cents.

Somewhere On Spotify:  My Own Industrial Collapse, Part 2

Somewhere On Spotify: My Own Industrial Collapse, Part 2

May 8, 2019

Spotify is not single-handedly responsible for my relatively impoverished financial state as a working musician.  But it is certainly one of the most prominent reasons for it.