March 10, 2022

EP. 101 — What is Socialism with Owen Jones

Journalist, political commentator, and author Owen Jones joins Jameela this week to discuss why he is a Democratic Socialist, the difference between the welfare state vs. universal income, a brief history of socialism and why it is so often unfairly villainized, why Owen is hopeful for progress, and his advice to those who want to oppose capitalism while also participating in society.


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Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast that is determined to murder all of your shame. I hope you’re alright. I know that the news cycle is just too much to bear. I I don’t have all of the right words, but what I do have is at least part of a solution. And when it comes to the war that we are seeing break out over in Ukraine, I I can remind you about the organization that we’ve spoken about a few times on this podcast that helps support refugees. They are called Choose Love. Now I’ve had the founder of Choose Love on this podcast before her name is Josie Naughton. The episode is absolutely extraordinary. She is extraordinary. And if you are wondering about where to put your money right now and how to help and you want to learn more about any organization you give to, you can listen to that episode where she breaks down so transparently, where every single penny of your money goes and what the organization does specifically,

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