Channel Zero is a newly formed podcast network of several anarchist and anti-authoritarian podcasts across so-called North America. Our goal is to create an ever growing platform to expand the reach of anarchist analysis into a larger and more public audience. Currently, we are made of up the Final Straw, the Crimethinc Ex-Worker Podcast, SubMedia, the Solecast, Which Side Podcast, Resonance: an Anarchist Audio Distro and the IGDCAST. Our goals with this network are several fold. First, we aim to support each other and expand the audience of all of our podcasts with a common website and platform where each of our shows can easily be found.
This website has already been created and will feature all the latest podcasts in the network, give information about all of the shows, and also have a section entitled, “Ask and Anarchist” which will allow new people the opportunity to ask show hosts questions. Second, we have created a 24/7 stream where you can hear all your favorite shows and an ever evolving range of anarchist audio. Walking to work and want to listen to a podcast? We got you. Staffing at the local infoshop, radical bookstore, or community space? Just press play. Heading out for a long road trip to confront some fascists, help support a picket, or stop a pipeline? We know just the thing. Instead of turning on Pandora or Spotify, listen to us!
Lastly, to make this a reality, we are also going to be making an easy to use Channel Zero phone app. We live in an age where the power of the mainstream media, historically aligned with neo-liberalism and the Democratic Party is falling. The gap that it is leaving is being filled by a host of other medias. While revolutionary anarchist media is growing in size, at the same time, so are our enemies on the far-Right. Creating engaging and exciting shows and podcasts is part of winning this battle and in order to do that, we need exciting, beautiful, and engaging platforms, projects, and content. We are asking for your help in getting this off the ground.
We will use the funds raised to pay for the first year of hosting for the 24-7 streaming audio and related infrastructure costs. By supporting this campaign you are supporting the launch of the network itself, not individual podcasters who are all currently self funded.