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Living Like Maddy

Living Like Maddy: FAQ

Maddy shared a lot of videos, books, and resources with us and many of you. On this page we will post some of the things he has shared with us over the years so that you, too, can take a look and learn a bit more about what passions he followed. If you would like us to add something here that he shared with you, please reach out to


Books/Articles/Podcasts Maddy Recommended

Behind the Bastards: "There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist."

How to Citizen - A podcast that reimagines “citizen” as a verb and helps reclaim our collective power by the inspiring and hilarious ex-Editor of The Onion.

Screen New Deal:

6 ways ordinary people can prevent climate change, according to researchers and advocates:

COVID-19: Coronavirus Capitalism versus Persistent Activism:

Only a Green New Deal can Douse the Fires of Eco-Fascism:

Jane Elliott’s Website and her Commitment to Combat Racism

The Centrist Paradox: Political Correlates of the Democratic Disconnect-  

Organizations Maddy Supported

Some of the groups that Maddy got involved in, whether he donated time, material goods, or money, include: International Rescue Committee, Southern Poverty Law Center, ProPublica, Islamic Relief USA, Critical Resistance, and Sunrise Movement LA. 

We want to share these organizations with you in case you'd like to learn a bit more about the work they do. Additionally, Maddy's family is collecting contributions through the Legacy Fund and working with several organizations to determine the way we can collectively have the biggest positive impact on the world through these causes. Thank you to those of you who have already contributed so far. If you are interested, you can find out more by clicking on the Legacy Fund tab.

Videos/Shows Maddy Recommended

These videos are in no particular order. Maddy often shared these to get conversations started about topics he was learning about or interested in discussing.

"The New Jim Crow" - Author Michelle Alexander, George E. Kent Lecture 2013:

CO-VIDs: the 90's neoliberal fantasia as experienced by daria morgendorffer, millennial

Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):

The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion -

Jim Crow, Neoliberalism, And The Current Fascist Backlash Against Civil Rights Movements:

Crisis and Openings: Introduction to Marxism - Richard D Wolff:

Noam Chomsky - Bakunin’s Predictions:

Documentary Behind the Iran Contra Affair:

A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott:


13th - Found on Netflix and Youtube

Noam Chomsky: Will the Human Experiment Continue?:

How to be an Antiracist:

Noam Chomsky on COVID & ECONOMY:

Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent:

America’s Deadliest Drug: Fentanyl:

Green New Deal Teach-In

This is an amazing, informative, clear-eyed presentation was facilitated by Josiah Edwards, who worked with Maddy at the Sunrise Movement and attended the gathering at the Ash/Lignell’s house on 6/26/21. Take a look here:

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