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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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English

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Episodes

2113 - GOP Beats War Drums & A Heaping Dose Of Reality w/ Benjamin Dixon & David Feldman

6/14/2019
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Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) and David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: Trump admin beats the drum for war with Iran. Owner of the "attacked" oil tanker disputes part of US account of attack. Does Trump really want to start a war or is he just fronting? Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of The Benjamin Dixon Show, joins us to discuss the news from Washington. Does the Trump administration need public support to start a war with Iran? The...

Duration:03:06:17

2112 - Bernie Sanders on Finishing the New Deal & The Billion Dollar McKinsey Way to Save Puerto Rico w/ Andrew Rice (M)

6/13/2019
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Yesterday, after an important campaign speech in Washington, Bernie Sanders joined Sam to discuss what Democratic Socialism means in the 21st century and why freedom in America is predicated on economic Bill of Rights. Sanders looks at the biggest changes in America's history and explains why change does not happen from the top down. Instead, the key to social revolution and real change always happens from sustained grassroots efforts advocating of behalf of working people. Contributing...

Duration:00:58:43

2111 - Capitalism: The Future Of An Illusion w/ Fred L. Block

6/12/2019
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Fred L. Block, Professor of Sociology at the University of California Davis, joins us to discuss his new book, Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion. On today's show: #NoKidsInCages installation outside Barclays Center. Citizenship question in census revealed to be geared toward helping GOP, non-Hispanic whites. Elijah Cummings explains why oversight committee needs census citizenship question documents, despite Trump admin's claim of executive privilege. AOC asks why the citizenship...

Duration:01:03:31

2110 - No Go World: How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics w/ Ruben Andersson

6/11/2019
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Ruben Andersson, anthropologist and associate professor at Oxford University's Department of International Development, joins us to discuss his new book, No Go World: How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics. On today's show: Reince Priebus joins the Navy. Matt Gaetz gets owned by John Dean: "Actually, Nixon did have a healthcare plan." Ruben Andersson joins us to discuss his new book, No Go World: How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics. How...

Duration:00:59:35

2109 - We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money w/ Ryan Grim

6/10/2019
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Ryan Grim (@ryangrim), DC bureau chief at The Intercept, Young Turks contributor and author of the new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement, joins us. On today's show: Jonathan Swan shows that Bannon hasn't done shit on his European vacation. Ryan Grim (@ryangrim), DC bureau chief at The Intercept, Young Turks contributor and author of the new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise...

Duration:01:33:55

2108 - Biden Is Running Like It's 1905 & Joe Rogan's False Equivalency w/ David Dayen & Andy Kindler

6/7/2019
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American Prospect Executive Editor David Dayen (@ddayen) and Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler ) join us. On today's show: Joe Biden says he can no longer support the Hyde amendment. David Dayen (@ddayen), executive editor of The American Prospect, joins us to discuss Joe Biden's retrograde "limited exposure" campaign. What effect will the debates have? What are his vulnerabilities? Also: Jay Inslee as single-issue climate change candidate, and Dayen's take on YouTube's response to Steven...

Duration:01:53:21

2107 - Protests in Brazil & Why Bolsonaro Should Worry w/ Brian Mier

6/6/2019
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Brian Mier (@BrianMteleSUR) of BrasilWire joins Michael Brooks to discuss the protests against austerity taking place in Brazil and their impact on Bolsonaro's policies and government. On today's show: Bernie says the Waltons have not heard his message. Walmart worker shares her experience working for almost no money at all. Brian Mier (@BrianMteleSUR) of BrasilWire joins Michael Brooks to discuss the protests against austerity taking place in Brazil and their impact on Bolsonaro's...

Duration:00:58:51

2106 - Biden's Bad Week, Republicans "Fight" Trump, and YouTube's Folly

6/5/2019
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On today's show: Bernie goes to Walmart shareholder meeting. Walmart CEO calls for Congress to raise the minimum wage. Joe Biden drops in the polls, plagiarized many of the plans on his website. May 8: Biden tells ACLU rep in South Carolina he'd repeal the Hyde amendment. Biden's campaign says he still supports the Hyde amendment. Biden jokes about being in a woman's personal space at his townhall: "She pulled me close." GOP obstructs decent DACA bill. YouTube finds Steven Crowder's...

Duration:01:18:35

2105 - No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us w/ Rachel Louise Snyder

6/4/2019
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Author Rachel Louise Snyder (@RLSWrites) joins us to discuss her new book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. On today's show: Trump endorses the Chinese government's crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1990 Playboy interview. Author Rachel Louise Snyder (@RLSWrites) joins us to discuss her new book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime in the...

Duration:01:03:24

2104 - Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone w/ Astra Taylor

6/3/2019
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Author and documentary filmmaker Astra Taylor (@astradisastra), joins us to discuss her new book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone. Despite having existed for a long time as a concept, true democracy has rarely been put into practice. Capitalism is inherently undemocratic and other truths popularized by Occupy Wall Street. Why OWS happened when it did. What kinds of lessons and political organizations came out of Occupy? What should have been done differently? Why...

Duration:01:02:13

2103 - Mueller's Press Conference & The Return Of John McCain w/ Digby & Judy Gold

5/31/2019
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Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) from Hullabaloo and Salon.com and comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) join Sam to discuss the week in news. On today's show: Supercut of Stephen Crowder's homophobic rants against gay Vox journalist Carlos Maza. Heather 'Digby' Parton (@digby56) joins us to break down the news, including Mueller's press conference and the Democrats' cowardice. They don't want to impeach but have no alternate plan. What gives? Michael Brooks calls in from his silent...

Duration:02:40:10

2102 - Mueller Hands Off to Congress w/ Marcy Wheeler

5/30/2019
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On today's Majority Report, Marcy Wheeler from emptywheel joins Sam to discuss Robert Mueller's press conference. Listen in for what's next as House Democrats weigh impeachment proceedings and the House Judiciary considers subpoenas for Mueller's testimony. Marcy joins Sam to break down what happened at yesterday's press conference, parsing Mueller's statement and why the special prosecutor felt compelled to dispel Bill Barr's summary findings that claimed to exonerate Trump of any wrong...

Duration:01:20:05

2101 - Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom w/ Katherine Eban

5/29/2019
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Sam speaks with investigative reporter and author Katherine Eban (@KatherineEban) about her new book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom. On today's show: Mueller says you can't accuse someone of a crime when there's no court to adjudicate it, as per OLC memos. William Barr downplays the role of the OLC memos in Mueller's decision not to charge Trump. Author Katherine Eban (@KatherineEban) joins us to talk about her new book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the...

Duration:01:04:24

2100 - SCOTUS Rules on Gerrymandering & the DCCC Bulwark w/ Sean McElwee

5/28/2019
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Sean McElwee of Data For Progress joins us to discuss the Supreme Court decision to block gerrymandering rulings in Ohio and Michigan, and why on earth the DCCC is backing Dan Lipinski's pro-life Democratic platform. On today's show: Asked why he agrees with Kim over Biden, Trump says the former VP "is a low-IQ individual." Amy Klobuchar says John McCain knew more than anyone that Trump was bad, muttered names of dictators to himself. Meghan McCain tells Amy to keep dad's name out of...

Duration:00:55:03

2099 - Trump Targets Pelosi, Journalism As Impeachment Looms w/ Mehdi Hasan & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

5/24/2019
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On today's show, Mehdi Hassan (@mehdirhasan) from the Intercept and Al Jazeera joins Sam to discuss the case to impeach Trump and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) to give us an update on his eBay store and some film recommendations. Mehdi and Sam begin their conversation talking about Justin Amash's recent Twitter threads outlining how both the Mueller report and Trump efforts to obstruct oversight efforts are grounds to begin impeachment proceedings. As for Pelosi's role in...

Duration:01:24:43

2098 - Good Riddance, Rahm Emanuel w/ Miles Kampf-Lassin

5/23/2019
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Joining Michael Brooks this Thursday is Miles Kampf-Lassin to discuss his piece, "No One Should Ever Listen to Anything Rahm Emanuel Has to Say About Politics" at In These Times. While the now former mayor of Chicago embarks on his path to punditry, Brooks and Kampf-Lessin hope to show why Emanuel should be ignored completely. On today's show: Howard Stern says Bernie is a personal hero of his. Flashback: Bernie talks corporate media and censorship on the Howard Stern Show. Miles...

Duration:00:58:25

2097 - Ben Carson's Outrageous Callousness & Democrats Getting On Board With Impeachment

5/22/2019
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On today's show: Steve Mnuchin says the Harriet Tubman redesign of the $20 bill has been postponed. Beto says we don't have time to do Medicare-for-all because people are sick now. Rep. Sylvia Garcia asks Carson why HUD is looking to make children of migrants homeless. Ben Carson explains why he thought Katie Porter said "Oreo" yesterday. Ayanna Pressley asks Carson if he'd let his grandmother live in a HUD house the way they currently are. Thousands of immigrants suffer in solitary...

Duration:01:33:17

2096 - The Uninhabitable Earth w/ David Wallace-Wells

5/21/2019
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Journalist David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells), author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, joins us. On today's show: Alabama public TV pulls the 'Arthur' episode where two guys get married; Steven Crowder reacts. Nancy Pelosi still doesn't want impeachment proceedings, for reasons that all start with "p." Journalist David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells), author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming and deputy editor of New York Magazine, joins us. How bad is the...

Duration:01:27:41

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