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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

2178 - What is Socialism in 2020? w/ Bhaskar Sunkara

9/17/2019
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Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray), founder of Jacobin Magazine and author of 'The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality,' joins us. On today's show: UAW workers explain bargaining demands to CNN anchor. Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray), founder of Jacobin Magazine and author of 'The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality,' joins us to talk socialism. The difference between a democratic socialist and a...

Duration:01:52:27

AM QUICKIE: September 17th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder

9/17/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: 80,000-plus unionized Kaiser Permanente healthcare employees plan to strike in October; the biggest labor action in the United States in over 20 years. Meanwhile, the House Oversight Committee is investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for a potential conflicts of interests between her official role and her family’s shipping company. And lastly, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office...

Duration:00:04:37

2177 - Fentanyl, Inc w/ Ben Westhoff

9/16/2019
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Award-winning investigative reporter Ben Westhoff joins us to discuss his book, 'Fentanyl, Inc: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic.' On today's show: Flashback: Kavanaugh lying to Blumenthal about "Renata Alumnus" yearbook. Bethany Mandel defends Kavanaugh putting his penis in Debie Ramirez's face. Roommate Avi Smolen says Mandel is not remembering correctly. Author and investigative reporter Ben Westhoff joins us to discuss his book, 'Fentanyl, Inc:...

Duration:01:11:41

AM QUICKIE: September 16th, 2019 w/ Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner

9/16/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Several Democratic presidential candidates call for Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached after new allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court Justice. Meanwhile, a new poll from CBS News finds that a majority of Americans want climate change to be addressed immediately. And lastly, Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical company that raked in billions by addicting Americans to opioids is filing...

Duration:00:05:25

2176 - Debate Wrap-Up & The Art Of The Prank w/ Digby & Chris James

9/13/2019
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Digby (@digby56) and comedian and prank call master Chris James (@theCJS) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: Biden's teeth fall out. Digby (@digby56) of Salon.com joins us to break down the Democratic primary debates. The Democratic Party's move to the left. Biden's awful reparations answer. Jorge Ramos asks Bernie why he won't call Maduro a dictator. Beto explains why AR-15 will be a mandatory buyback. NRA Magazine in 1962: AR-15 "for military purposes." Jamie gives her take on...

Duration:01:55:14

AM QUICKIE: September 13th, 2019 w/ Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner

9/13/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: During last night’s democratic debate in Houston, Joe Biden got roughed up so badly the poor guy’s teeth fell out! Meanwhile, The Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts reportedly changed his vote at the last minute to keep Trump’s notorious census citizenship question. And lastly, Trump’s ruthless war on the environment continues as the administration announces the repeal of Obama’s Clean Water...

Duration:00:04:21

Democratic Primary Debates, Night 3

9/12/2019
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The remaining Democratic presidential candidates face off in the third primary debate. The MR crew does running commentary as Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden face off about climate change, healthcare, education, gun control, foreign policy, racial justice and more. Will anyone stand out in a way that's persuasive? Will ABC's moderators ever call on Bernie? Find out at...

Duration:05:18:13

2175 - Samantha Power's Fog of Intervention w/ Daniel Bessner

9/12/2019
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Joining Michael Brooks today on the Majority Report is Daniel Bessner (@dbessner) to discuss his latest piece in the New Republic, "The Fog of Intervention." In it, Bessner explores Samantha Power's new memoir and diplomatic career leading Obama's foreign policy at the United Nations. On today's show: Trump says vaping is dangerous and Melania has a son "together." Daniel Bessner (@dbessner) joins us to discuss his latest piece in the New Republic, "The Fog of Intervention." In it,...

Duration:00:50:06

AM QUICKIE: September 12th, 2019 w/ Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner

9/12/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: North Carolina Republicans take exploiting 9/11 to a new low as the vote to override a budget veto in half-empty Assembly during a September 11th remembrance. Meanwhile, the Daily Beast reports that Trump is thinking about giving a $15 billion bailout to Iran. I think I can actually hear John Bolton’s head exploding. And lastly, the Israeli government is accused of planting a mysterious spy devices...

Duration:00:04:48

2174 - The GOP's Misuses Of 9-11 & Reforming The DNC w/ Nomiki Konst & the MR Crew

9/11/2019
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The Majority Report crew brings you the day's top stories with special guest Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst). On today's show: Tucker says John Bolton is "a man of the left." Rudy Giuliani pays tribute to 9/11 and America with fashy video from vet apparel company. AOC calls for impeachment vote for the record, calls out Pelosi. North Carolina redistricting is a literal lottery drawing. Dan Bishop hits all the right wing talking points at Monday Trump rally. Nomiki on which voters can be swayed...

Duration:01:10:30

AM QUICKIE: September 11th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder

9/11/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Republican Dan Bishop, the anti-trans bathroom-bill guy, narrowly wins last night’s special election in North Carolina. Meanwhile, the census finds that the number of Americans without health coverage is growing despite a strong economy. And lastly, United Nations investigators say U.S.-led forces may have committed war crimes in Syria. And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: A report from NBC News...

Duration:00:04:21

2173 - Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America w/ Peter Edelman

9/10/2019
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Peter Edelman (@peterbedelman), Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and the faculty director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center, joins us to discuss his book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America. On today's show: Trump says Bahamas refugees need paperwork for visas because "very bad people" will come. Peter Edelman (@peterbedelman), Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and the faculty...

Duration:01:01:55

AM QUICKIE: September 10th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder

9/10/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: The United States is forced to pull an elite spy out of Moscow after Trump gave classified information to the Russians during an Oval Office meeting. Meanwhile, almost every state in the Union is investigating Google now, sharply escalating the regulatory scrutiny facing the tech giant. And lastly, tonight’s $20 million special election in North Carolina could be a preview of the bloodbath...

Duration:00:04:30

2172 - Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries w/ Christopher Leonard

9/9/2019
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Good morning, journalist Christopher Leonard joins Sam to discuss his new book The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America. Join us at noon ET. Leonard's latest work has received high praise from leading journalists like Jane Mayer and Bryan Burrough because of its exhaustive research into the Koch's incredible private business network that exists across all planes of American life. Leonard explains how the Koch's business portfolio and its commodity research put the...

Duration:01:04:45

AM QUICKIE: September 9th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder

9/9/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: The US Air Force admits their crews have been staying a Trump's struggling Scottish resort a lot more since he became president. Meanwhile, Corey Lewandowski is set to become the first Trump associate to have a public hearing with House Judiciary Committee. And lastly, Hong Kong warns the United States Congress to stay out of their affairs after thousands of demonstrators march on the U.S. Consulate...

Duration:00:04:40

2171 - CNN's Surprisingly Good Climate Town Hall w/ Dave Roberts & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

9/6/2019
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Vox's Dave Roberts (@drvox) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: Biden wants to bring back CAFE standards at CNN town hall, spins his wheels, rambles. Vox's Dave Roberts (@drvox) of Vox.com joins us to recap CNN's climate town hall. Who distinguished themselves, who looked foolish, and why did audience members have better questions than Wolf Blitzer? Bernie explains his labor bona fides and his commitment to a just transition. Warren says...

Duration:02:38:31

AM QUICKIE: September 6th, 2019 w/ Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner

9/6/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to move the state’s presidential primary to February, which will definitely not help his good friend Joe Biden in anyway I’m sure. Meanwhile, the president of the coal miner’s union says “nobody” saved the coal industry. I think he means Trump. And lastly, protesters swarm an Amazon office near Boston over its contracts with Immigration and Customs...

Duration:00:05:43

2170 - Only Corbynism Can Defeat Boris w/ Ronan Burtenshaw

9/5/2019
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On today's program, Michael Brooks hosts journalist Ronan Burtenshaw to discuss his latest in the Jacobin, "Only Corbynism Can Defeat Boris." Join us as Brooks and Burtenshaw discuss how only a distinct democratic socialist position can defeat the right's No-Deal Brexit plan. Brooks and Burtenshaw review recent parliamentary history in the UK which has allowed for "zombie governments" to continue ruling while they do not have the votes necessary to administrate change. Brooks recounts Boris...

Duration:01:06:54

AM QUICKIE: September 5th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder

9/5/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Joe Biden—who once promised not to take any money from the fossil fuel industry—is scheduled today to attend a fundraiser that’s tied to—you guessed it—a fossil fuel company. Meanwhile, the Pentagon decides to take money budgeted for schools and daycare to pay for Trump's dumb fence-wall-thing. And lastly, Republican congressman Steve King claims he drank from a toilet in a migrant detention center....

Duration:00:04:20

2169 - Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor w/ Steven Greenhouse

9/4/2019
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On today's show, Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt), author of, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor. Sam and Greenhouse begin their conversation distinguishing the differences between labor and union power and a brief history of how labor gained strength during the FDR New Deal era. Union strength peaked in the 1950s and helped build the American middle class as we recognize it today. Greenhouse argues that the contemporary worker has the least power he or...

Duration:01:01:59