Episode Summary

In the latest episode of Beyond the Margin, host Michael Shields conducts an interview with Micah White, a lifelong activist who [co-created Occupy Wall Street](https://www.micahmwhite.com/read/#/new-yorker-profile/), a global social movement that spread to eighty-two countries, while an editor at _Adbusters_ magazine. His essays and interviews on the future of protest have been published internationally in such noted publications as _The New York Times_, [_The Guardian_](http://www.theguardian.com/profile/micah-white)_,The Washington Post, Poder_ (Brazil), and [_The Los Angeles Review of Books_](https://www.micahmwhite.com/read/#/the-challenge-of-protest/). He has been a featured guest on major network television shows such as _Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect,_ the _BBC's_ [_Newsnight_](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkyRe18ICeA) and [_The National_](https://www.micahmwhite.com/the-national/), Canada’s flagship nightly current affairs broadcast. Widely recognized as a pioneer of social movement creation, White has been profiled by _The New Yorker_ and _The Guardian_, and _Esquire_ has named him one of the most influential young thinkers alive today.

In this podcast Michael and Micah discuss the failings of the mass mobilizations that are occurring throughout the United States today and Micah offers his ideas on how protestors and activists can more effectively channel their passion, time, and energy. In a discussion that examines the aftermath of the 2017 Women's March on Washington, the idea of rural activism and mental environmentalism, and that dives into climate change and its role in the future of protests, Micah White’s insight and ideas aren’t simply profound, but ultimately inspiring and downright hopeful.

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Host Michael Shields brings you Beyond the Margin, guiding you deeper into the stories told at the online literary and cultural magazine, Across the Margin. Listen in as they take you on a storytelling journey, one where you are bound to meet a plethora of intriguing writers, wordsmiths, poets, artists, activists, musicians, and unhinged eccentrics illustrating the notion that there are captivating stories to be found everywhere.