The Hotwire #1: A Preview of Our New Weekly Anarchist News Show

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So, this isn’t quite the Ex-Worker, and I’m not Clara or Alanis. I’m here to tell you about the Ex-Worker’s new anarchist news show, the Hotwire, with me, the Rebel Girl. We’ll have new episodes coming out every Wednesday this fall.

The last year has been one of the craziest years for anarchist struggle in our lifetime. Black blocs, prison uprisings, warrior camps and anti-pipeline sabotage, antifascist clashes with nationalists and the alt-right—we’ve been doxxed, shot, stabbed, raided, arrested and imprisoned, we’ve been put on blast by the president himself, but resistance is still catching on like wildfire. With so much happening, it can be difficult to get caught up with the latest important news while still surviving capitalism’s daily grind. However, being informed and up-to-date is crucial for our resistance to be effective.

That’s why we’re bringing you The Hotwire, a weekly 20–30 minute anarchist news show that comes out every Wednesday this fall. We’ll have the latest resistance news, along with repression round-ups, political prisoner birthdays, and announcements for upcoming activities that you can tap into in real life. We’re making this podcast not only for you to better consume the news, but for you to better act on it too.

For those of you who miss The Ex-Worker, don’t fret, they’ll be back periodically with their wonderful full-length episodes on anarchist ideas and history, but unfortunately the latest upswing in activity has meant that Clara and Alanis have had their hands full with other revolutionary obligations. In the meantime, we hope that you’ll tune into The Hotwire.

Our first season will launch on August 30th and last until December, then we’ll pick back up in the spring. As always, we encourage submissions and feedback. Get in touch with us at You can subscribe to the show for free via iTunes, Pocket Casts, or Overcast. We’re a co-conspirator in the Channel Zero anarchist podcast network. You can also listen to new episodes for free on our website,, where you’ll find the full archive of past Ex-Worker episodes.

Stay informed. Stay rebel. Plug into The Hotwire.