Fifth Estate Live

Tuesdays, 1 p.m. EDT, 10 a.m. PDT



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A split-screen photo shows David Rovice at left interviewing André Naffis-Sahely, pictured at right.

Fifth Estate Live is a weekly hour-long livestreamed broadcast each Tuesday at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific, featuring FE writers and contributors.

Hosted by singer/songwriter and Fifth Estate contributor David Rovics and produced by Fifth Estate editorial collective member Peter Werbe.

It is broadcast on the Facebook pages of Popular Resistance, KBOO Community Radio, at and elsewhere.

Listen to current and past shows HERE (audio only).


May 11, David Rovics talks with Wayne Kramer, former MC5 lead guitar, about his life in music and his Jail Guitar Doors program.

April 27, We spend the hour with Dave Marsh, longtime writer for Creem, Rolling Stone, Newsday, Fifth Estate.

April 20, David talks with Karen Pickett, an Earth First! grassroot activist about the future of the radical ecology movement, and the return of the EF! Journal. And, support for environmental political prisoner Marius Mason.

April 6, David speaks with Food Not Bombs founder, Keith McHenry, & friends at Laurelhurst Park homeless encampment in Portland, Ore. where there is a mobilization to stop a police sweep.

February 16, David talks with Peter Werbe, Fifth Estate editorial collective member, about his just-released book, Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel, set in the summer of 1967.

February 9, David speaks with Fifth Estate designer and Layabouts bass player Ralph Franklin about how rebellious music, poetry, theater and art projects centered in Detroit’s Cass Corridor was part of a community of rebellion.

January 12,  David talks with Jim Feast, Fifth Estate writer, poet, and author, about a range of topics including the anarchist politics of avant gardes—such as  French and international surrealism, and Situationism-on creating a noncommodified culture, and workplace solidarity and mutual aid.

January 5,  2021, David Rovics talks with William R. Boyer, Fifth Estate writer, poet, playwright, musician (led The Blanks), and public school teacher, about the paradox of an anarchist educator teaching government, econ, and social studies for 20 years in a public high school.

December 29, 2020, David talks with Bursts of the Ashville, N.C. The Final Straw collective about political prisoner support work and their weekly radio show.

December 15, David hosts the FE Anarchist Review of Books crew for a roll-out of this special edition, talks with writers and editors of the issue.

December 8, David speaks with Norman Nawrocki, musician, actor, playwright, and Fifth Estate contributing writer. His latest play, ‘Ukrainians, Pelicans & the Secret of Patterson Lake,’ is on YouTube.

November 10, Fifth Estate producer and editorial collective member, Peter Werbe.  David and Peter will discuss the impact of the elections and what needs to be done.

October 27, David speaks with Eric Laursen, Fifth Estate contributing writer, about his new book, The Operating System: an anarchist theory about the modern state.

October 13, author and contributing Fifth Estate writer, Fran Shor, on his new book of essays on Weaponized Whiteness and a just released novel.

October 6, World War 3 Illustrated contributing artist and co-editor Sue Simensky Bietila, whose art has appeared in the Fifth Estate.
September 29, David speaks with Fifth Estate writer Rich Dana on anarchism and sci-fi, feral technology, and futurist writing.
September 22, David Rovics speaks with an organizer for the September 25-27, 2020 New York City Virtual Anarchist Book Fair.
September 8, David Rovics speaks with Cara Hoffman, writer and co-editor of the upcoming Fifth Estate Anarchist Review of Books.
September 1, Franklin Lopez, anarchist film maker, founder of and the END-CIV series.
Autust 25, Host David Rovics speaks with Taylor Roseweeds about her book drawn from 300 interviews with radical activists.
August 18, David speaks with Seth Tobocman, comic book artist and co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated.
Autust 11, Fifth Estate contributing writer Ann Hansen, a former member of Direct Action, who is on lifetime parole.
August 4, Fifth Estate writer and musician Ben Olson, who performs under the name Ben Absurdo.
July 21, Eric Laursen, Fifth Estate contributing writer
July 14, Bill Weinberg, Fifth Estate contributing writer and bloger at
July 7, Fifth Estate contributor and primitivist philosopher, John Zerzan.
June 30, André Naffis-Sahely, author of “Heart of a Stranger,” about borders and migration.
June 23, Kathy Ferguson talks about Emma Goldman’s life and times and more

June 16, Steve Kirk, publisher of Oak Journal
June 9: FE staff member Peter Werbe
June 2: David speaks with Clayton Pyke
May 26: Guest, John Clark (series premiere)