Season 2, Episode 6, Debt Strike: The Fight to Cancel Student Loans

In this episode, we explore the US’s student debt crisis and its intersections with class, race, and gender. Millions of college graduates have a debt burden, which takes on an emotional, mental, and physical toll. Every day, more and more adults can’t improve their quality of life because going to college was an expense out of proportion.


The Debt Collective is organizing to demand the cancellation of all student debt. We interviewed two Black university graduates: Armen Henderson, a physician with over $600,000 in debt, and Lauren Horner, organizer of the Debt Collective. Armen and Lauren are debt strikers; they are not paying their debt and are demanding free college for all.


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Illustration by José Hernández Díaz.

Episode 5, Word of the Day: Seditious Conspiracy

Seditious conspiracy is a term used to describe crimes under United States law. The statute reads: “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned no more than twenty years, or both.”


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