Blue Mountain Center

A working community of artists, writers, & activists in Blue Mountain Lake, New York

9: Jane McAlevey

Zohar talks to Jane McAlevey, activist and author of Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement, about writing, organizing, and her upbringing. 


6: Jonathan Smucker

Luke talks to Jonathan Smucker, an activist/organizer and Berkeley sociology Ph.D. student about his Mennonite background, his work with groups like Iraq Veterans Against the War and Beautiful Trouble, and his new experiences in academia.  


4: Ashley Makar

Luke talks to Ashley Makar, editor at Killing the Buddha and author of You Were Strangers: Dispatches from Exile, about her work with refugees, her faith, and her cancer diagnosis. 

3: Jon Sands

Zohar talks to poet Jon Sands, author of The New Clean and founding curator of Poets in Unexpected Places, about childhood, activism, therapy, and salad dressing. 

2: Kristin Kimball

We join Kristin Kimball, co-owner of Essex Farm in Essex, NY and author of The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love, to talk about her transformation from city gal to farmhand. 

1: Aditi Vaidya

The first episode of the BMC Podcast is here! Hosts Luke Nathan and Zohar Gitlis talk a little bit about themselves and how the podcast's going to be structured. Then Luke joins Aditi Vaidya, Senior Program Officer at the Solidago Foundation, for a short conversation about a conference she planned at BMC called "The New Economy."

Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).

Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).