Welcome to Real Co-op Stories, a podcast where cooperative workers tell their stories, along the way answering questions like:

How is the day-to-day in a co-op? How did you get started? Did you get initial funding? How do you make decisions? How does it compare to non-cooperative work? What challenges have you faced?

Episodes

Alfredo Lopez on May First Movement Technology

Alfredo Lopez talks about May First, its origins, vision, and inner workings.

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Devney Hamilton on Sassafras Tech Collective

Devney Hamilton talks about Sassfras Tech Collective, Sassafras' internal structures, and the importance of prefigurative processes.

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Micky Metts on Agaric

Micky Metts talks about cooperativism, free software, and life and work at Agaric, a Boston-based web development cooperative.

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Angi Urban on Bike Co-ops

Bike mechanic Angi Urban talks about her experiences in bike co-ops in the US and Mexico.

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Zee Spencer on Cohere and Zinc Collective

Zee Spencer is a software engineer and member of Cohere, a cooperative software consultancy, and Zinc Collective, a software development collective. He talks about his journey to cooperativism, his thoughts on decision-making, fundraising (or not!), and the importance of meeting people where they're at.

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Introduction and Welcome

Welcome to Real Co-op Stories.

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