"The Radical Bureaucrat: Love" When a co-worker cried after a tense phone conversation, Sam started thinking about accountability and human relationships within bureaucracy. Inspired by this incident and by the closeness they’ve built while working on The Radical Bureaucrat, Abram and Sam spend this episode exploring the intersection of love with the bureaucratic workplace. Join a conversation framed around bell hooks’ All About Love in which the guys unpack what love is (and isn’t), what a workplace characterized by love would look like, why the concept of love is taboo, and how that taboo is baked into the systems that organize our workplaces. Along the way, they discuss issues like gender, race, class, capitalism, and the “junk food” version of care in modern workplaces rich in amenities but poor in work/life balance. Tune in and get inspired to build a more collaborative, loving community in your professional relationships, personal life, and the global community. Further reading: hooks, bell. All About Love: New Visions. 2000. Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. 1968. Darder, Antonia. Reinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of Love. 2002. Marx, Karl (editor: Robert C. Tucker). The Marx-Engels Reader. Published 1972. Nossa Chape. 2018 film. [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7983678/]"