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The Majority Report is a scathingly funny, no-holds-barred, informative talk show focused on politics. Sam Seder hosts this daily podcast with guests including comedians, politicians, writers and musicians.

The Majority Report is a scathingly funny, no-holds-barred, informative talk show focused on politics. Sam Seder hosts this daily podcast with guests including comedians, politicians, writers and musicians.
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The Majority Report is a scathingly funny, no-holds-barred, informative talk show focused on politics. Sam Seder hosts this daily podcast with guests including comedians, politicians, writers and musicians.

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@majorityfm

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Episodes

2095 - The Digital Civil War w/ Peter Daou

5/20/2019
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Author and activist Peter Daou (@peterdaou) joins us to discuss his new book, Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far Right Menace. On today's show: Billionaire Robert F. Smith to pay off class of 2019 Morehouse grads' student debt. Brian Kilmeade says desegregation was school choice and Fox & Friends now love loan forgiveness. Author and activist Peter Daou (@peterdaou) joins us to discuss his new book, Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far Right Menace. While some would seek to minimize...

Duration:01:05:19

2094 - The Handmaid's Tale Becomes A Reality w/ Benjamin Dixon & Things Get Awkward w/ H. Jon Benjamin

5/17/2019
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Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) and H. Jon Benjamin (@HJBenjamin) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: The real reason the religious right is attacking abortion rights. Daily Wire's Matt Walsh says abortion = "destruction of evidence" in cases of rape and incest. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show, joins us to break down the news. How can the left fight these draconian abortion laws? The Democrats' kabuki theater. The media's attempt to manufacture...

Duration:01:43:44

2093 - Mexico in the Era of AMLO w/ Laura Carlsen

5/16/2019
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Joining Michael Brooks on today's Majority Report is Laura Carlsen, a political analyst and director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, to discuss Mexico under the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. While the mainstream media is happy to cover the humanitarian crisis at the US southern border, Carlsen provides a look into how Trump/Miller policy plays out south of the border. Carlsen has been reporting from Tijuana, hearing stories from those seeking...

Duration:00:51:35

2092 - Magnificent Fight: The Winnipeg General Strike w/ Dennis Lewycky

5/15/2019
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Activist and journalist Dennis Lewycky joins us to discuss his new book, Magnificent Fight: The Winnipeg General Strike. On today's show: Joe Biden says once Trump is gone, GOP will have epiphany. Flashback: Obama says GOP "fever" will break after 2012 election victory. Activist and historian Dennis Lewycky joins us to discuss his new book, Magnificent Fight: The Winnipeg General Strike. In May of 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers went on strike in a city of 130,000. Lewycky breaks down the...

Duration:00:58:54

2091 - War Drums for Iran & the Cost of a Non-Democratic Senate

5/14/2019
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Sam analyzes yesterday's Supreme Court verdicts including the 5-4 decision to overrule Nevada v. Hall, a 1979 ruling that allowed an individual to sue a state in another state's courts. Sam explains why the conservative opinion will be used as precedent to "make it more difficult for lawyers to refrain from challenging settled law" as stated by Breyer in his dissent. Sam then goes deep on Trump's lasting legacy and his domination of the courts where he recently appointed his 38th appointment...

Duration:00:48:09

2090 - Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition w/ Fitzhugh Brundage

5/13/2019
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W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joins us to discuss his new book Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition. On today's show: Biden doesn't want Medicare-for-all because it would let employers "off the hook" for healthcare. W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joins us to discuss his new book Civilizing Torture: An American...

Duration:01:01:14

2089 - The Socialist Manifesto & Supporting Bernie 'In Principle' w/ Bhaskar Sunkara & David Feldman

5/10/2019
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Happy Friday! Today on the Majority Report Michael Brooks is joined by Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of the Jacobin and author of the new book The Socialist Manifesto, and comedian David Feldman, host of The David Feldman Show, to recap the week's biggest stories. Bhaskar Sunkara calls in from his book tour to discuss his road to becoming one of the country's leading socialist thinkers and why he believes Americans are waking up to democratic socialist thinking in 2019. Brooks and Sunkara explain...

Duration:02:51:22

2088 - How the World's Biggest Corporations Are Laying the Foundation for Socialism w/ Leigh Phillips & Michal Rozworski

5/9/2019
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Sam speaks with Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski, authors of The People's Republic of Wal-Mart: How the World's Biggest Corporations Are Laying the Foundation for Socialism. On today's show: Fox News contributor says cartoons, children's books and movies are "merchants of socialism." Sam speaks with Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski, authors of The People's Republic of Wal-Mart: How the World's Biggest Corporations Are Laying the Foundation for Socialism. As we move through late...

Duration:01:03:02

2087 - Trump's Taxes Reveal Broken System & More States Effectively Ban Abortion

5/8/2019
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The MR crew breaks down the news. On today's show: Trump's taxes show over $1 billion in losses. Fox and Friends' Ainsley Earhardt is impressed by all the things Trump has done in his life; Brian Kilmeade defends Trump's losses as "smart business." "Heartbeat" abortion ban passes in GA. 11-year-old rape victim in OH will be forced to carry pregnancy to term due to "heartbeat bill." Time to break some laws? Nancy Pelosi tells WaPo Trump is making himself "self impeachable." Jerry Nadler says...

Duration:00:57:31

2086 - Teacher Strikes & Red States in Revolt w/ Eric Blanc

5/7/2019
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Journalist Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc), author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave & Working-Class Politics, joins us to discuss the recent wave of teacher strikes in red states. On today's show: Trump retweets Jerry Falwell Jr.'s call for Trump to get two years added onto his term as "reparations" for Mueller. Journalist Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc), author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave & Working-Class Politics, joins us to discuss teacher strikes in red states. The...

Duration:00:49:46

2085 - From The Campaign Trail w/ Dave Weigel

5/6/2019
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The Washington Post's Dave Weigel (@daveweigel ) joins us from the campaign trail. On today's show: Dennis Prager of Prager U says there's hardly any racism anymore except anti-white racism. Dave Weigel joins us to share updates from the campaign trail. Despite being touted as the front-runner, Joe Biden has not drawn crowds as large as Bernie Sanders. The un-sorted, non-ideological character of rally attendees so far. How the idea of "electability" is driving voter preferences. How...

Duration:01:00:02

2084 - To Impeach Or Not To Impeach, And Whom? w/ Digby & Andy Kindler

5/3/2019
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Digby (Heather Parton) (@digby56) and Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: Mike Pence says Trump guarantees government will never penalize anyone for their religious beliefs again. 2015: Trump calls for total halt of Muslims coming into the US. Heather "Digby" Parton of Salon.com joins us to discuss the Mueller report. Why claims of "there's nothing there" are premature. Chris Coons asks Barr if campaigns should inform FBI if foreign intel agencies offer...

Duration:01:48:52

2083 - Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left w/ Ben Burgis

5/2/2019
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Professor Ben Burgis (@BenBurgis) joins Michael Brooks to discuss his new book, Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left. On today's show: Meghan McCain says felons should not vote, terrorists should get death penalty. Professor Ben Burgis (@BenBurgis) joins Michael Brooks to discuss his new book, Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left. In this book, Burgis warns against leftists' dismissal of the right's "logic bros" and offers basic understandings of formal logic and informal...

Duration:01:04:39

2082 - Handbook For A Post-Roe America w/ Robin Marty

5/1/2019
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Journalist and author Robin Marty (@robinmarty) joins us to discuss her new book, Handbook For A Post-Roe America. On today's show: Barr misleads Charlie Crist about awareness of Mueller team concerns about letter. Chris Van Hollen asks Barr (after he received Mueller's letter) if Mueller supported his conclusion. Journalist and author Robin Marty (@robinmarty) joins us to discuss her new book, Handbook For A Post-Roe America. Between state-level restrictions and the possibility that Roe v...

Duration:01:09:00

2081 - How to Hide An Empire: A History of the Greater United States w/ Daniel Immerwahr

4/30/2019
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Daniel Immerwahr (@dimmerwahr), an associate professor of history at Northwestern University, joins us to discuss his new book, How to Hide An Empire: A History of the Greater United States. On today's show: Ben Shapiro claims Ilhan Omar is just as anti-Semitic as white nationalists. Quebec mosque shooter was reading Shapiro and other right-wing figures' tweets before the attack. Daniel Immerwahr (@dimmerwahr), an associate professor of history at Northwestern University, joins us to...

Duration:01:01:59

2080 - Biden Stumbles Out, Warren Puts More Points on the Board, & the Executive Stonewalling Begins

4/29/2019
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We are back live! The MR Team presents you with the news. The MR team is back in action after its annual spring hiatus with a steaming bowl of news. Sam breaks down the Joe Biden 2020 campaign rollout which quickly turned into a stumble after his non-apology apology to Anita Hill, using Heather Heyer's death as the central point of his announcement video, and a surrogate's cynical attempt to diminish Elizabeth Warren's track record as a tough financial regulator. Meanwhile, Elizabeth...

Duration:01:19:28

2079 - Down Girl: The Logic Of Misogyny w/ Kate Manne

4/26/2019
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Author Kate Manne joins us to discuss her new book, 'Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.' Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsors: Simple Habit is a mobile app that provides a massive and diverse library of 5-minute guided meditations. And the Majority Report audience can try Simple Habit totally free for an entire week when you go to https://simplehabit.com/majority Skillshare is a vibrant online learning community that offers courses on everything from...

Duration:00:57:48

2078 - Decolonizing Wealth w/ Edgar Villanueva

4/25/2019
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Edgar Villanueva joins Sam to discuss his new book, 'Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance.' Following an impoverished upbringing, Villanueva embarked on a 15-year career working for various non-profit and philanthropic organizations. In this book, he critiques the ways philanthropy preserves existing power structures and argues for a better distribution of wealth, especially with regard to historically exploited and dispossessed communities. Become a...

Duration:01:12:42

2077 - At the Boundaries of Homeownership: Credit, Discrimination, & the American State w/ Chloe Thurston

4/24/2019
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Sam is joined by author Chloe Thurston to discuss her new book, 'At the Boundaries of Homeownership: Credit, Discrimination, & the American State.' While often touted as a sign of individualistic bootstrapping, middle class home ownership in the US is the result of a targeted set of government interventions going back to the 1930s. In this book, Thurston traces the history of government policy around home ownership, with special attention to who was excluded from accessing these kinds of...

Duration:00:43:30

2076 - First: Sandra Day O'Connor w/ Evan Thomas

4/23/2019
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Author Evan Thomas joins Sam to discuss his new book, First: Sandra Day O'Connor. Sandra Day O'Connor made history as the first woman ever appointed to the US Supreme Court. In this intimate biography, Thomas draws on archives and interviews to paint a complete portrait of the pioneering justice, from her southwest childhood to her journey through law school to her 25-year career on the nation's highest court. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's...

Duration:00:35:55