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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

2203 - Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business w/ Pamela Newkirk

10/22/2019
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Good morning! Today Michael Brooks will host the Fun Half after Sam's interview with journalist Pamela Newkirk about her new book, Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business. On today's show: Trump says Obama did his Netflix while in office and that emoluments is "phony." Pamela Newkirk (@PTnewkirk), joins Sam to discuss her new book,Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business. In their discussion, Sam and Pamela explore the business behind...

Duration:00:47:34

2202 - Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Punish the Poor w/ Virginia Eubanks

10/21/2019
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Sam is en route to Las Vegas for the biannual Tort Law Conference. Michael Brooks hosts today's Fun Half after an interview Sam recorded with Professor Virginia Eubanks on her book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. Join us as Sam and Eubanks discuss the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive models on the working poor in America. On today's show: Jagmeet Singh final campaign video: "I Choose You." Virginia Eubanks...

Duration:00:54:41

2201 - Quid Pro Turkey, & The Chicago Teachers Strike w/ Nomiki Konst & Eric Blanc

10/18/2019
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Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) and Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc) join us. On today's show: Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc), author of 'Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics,' joins us to discuss the Chicago teachers strike. The participation of other school workers in the strike. The involvement of the wider community and the kind of "social unionism" on display. The strike's offensive character, whereby it seeks to roll back past cuts. The strike's racial justice...

Duration:01:24:54

2200 - Is This the Future Liberals Want? w/ Matt Karp

10/17/2019
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Good morning, on today's Majority Report Michael Brooks hosts Matt Karp, professor of History at Princeton University, for his latest piece in the Jacobin, "Is This the Future Liberals Want?" Join as Karp and Brooks discuss the prospects of Trump in 2020 and the potential pitfalls of "progressive technocracy" defining the future of the Democratic party. Brooks and Karp begin their conversation exploring the broader course of the Democratic party's New Deal coalition politics transition away...

Duration:01:15:06

2199 - Warren Weathers Criticism, Biden Mansplains & Bernie Stays On Message In Primary Debate #4

10/16/2019
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The team brings you the news and a debate recap. On today's show: Trump says the the Pence/Pompeo delegation is going to Turkey. Erdogan says he will talk to Americans when Trump talks to him. Tom Steyer spent $48 million on failed campaign that could have been used to improve US politics. Bernie calls out Biden on bad policy he's gotten done. Bernie calls out centrist Dems for not fighting the insurance and pharma industries. Warren explains the CFPB, Biden tells her "good job!" Bernie...

Duration:01:08:03

2198 - Forecasting the 2020 Election w/ Rachel Bitecofer

10/15/2019
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Rachel Bitecofer (@RachelBitecofer), of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy, joins us to discuss polls and 2020. On today's show: Mike Pompeo won't answer if he met with Giuliani in Warsaw, Ukraine quid pro quo. Rachel Bitecofer (@RachelBitecofer), of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy, joins us to discuss polls and 2020. The effect of polarization on the electorate and how independents actually behave. Trump's win numbers and the effects of protest ballots. How Clinton...

Duration:01:25:04

2197 - On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal w/ Naomi Klein + US Abandons the Kurds w/ Elif Sarican

10/14/2019
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On this Indigenous Peoples' Day show, Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) returns to discuss her new book On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. Bute before that, anthropologist and Kurdish Women's Movement Activist Elif Sarican (@elifxeyal) joins us for an update and background on the situation in Syria. The significance of women's equality to the Kurds. How are the Kurds reacting to Trump's surprise announcement and the Kurdish invasion. And Naomi Klein discusses the need to recognize...

Duration:01:03:59

2196 - Impeachment Floodgates Open & Trump Stokes Nativist Hatred w/ Benjamin Dixon & Tim Heidecker

10/11/2019
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Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show, and comedian and filmmaker Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: Trump says Somalis have ruined communities, promises crackdown on refugees and immigrants. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show, joins us to break down the news. Support for impeachment is rising among voters and the Democratic Party establishment is finally on board. What does it mean for...

Duration:01:33:09

2195 - Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom w/ Sarah Seo

10/10/2019
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Good morning, this Thursday is another Sam/Michael hybrid episode. Today's show features an interview Sam recorded with Iowa University Law Professor Sarah Seo about her latest book, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom. Sam and Seo discuss how the rise of personal automotive transportation led Americans to expect and accept a seemingly ever-growing police state in America. Michael will host the Fun Half. We're live at noon EST. Become a member of the Majority...

Duration:00:54:06

2194 - William Barr's 40-Year War Against Congressional Oversight w/ Rep. Brad Miller

10/9/2019
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Happy Yom Kippur! It's a Michael/Sam hybrid Wednesday featuring a recent interview Sam did with former North Carolina Representative Brad Miller on his latest piece in the American Prospect, "The 40-Year War: William Barr’s long struggle against congressional oversight." On today's show: Bernie announces he's reducing number of 2020 campaign events. Bradley Miller, former House Rep. from North Carolina's district 13, joins us to discuss his latest piece in the American Prospect, "The...

Duration:00:53:40

2193 - The White House Obstructs Justice & Sets The Stage For Genocide In Syria

10/8/2019
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The MR crew breaks down the news. On today's show: Fox News: Charles Payne wants college players paid, Bill Hammered disagrees. Schiff responds to WH withholding Sondland testimony. Schiff says Sondland has text messages the State Dept is withholding. 2012: Trump on Turkey: "I have a little conflict of interest...It's called Trump Towers." Ron Johnson attacks press over Trump's Ukraine actions, deflects to 2016. On the fun half: Ben Shapiro says Trump has no plan. Scott Walker and Pete...

Duration:01:11:00

2192 - Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections & Saving America

10/7/2019
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Ian Haney López (@IanHaneyLopez), Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss his book, 'Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America.' On today's show: Brian Kilmeade is upset US is abandoning Kurds in Syria. Ian Haney López (@IanHaneyLopez), Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss his book, 'Merge Left: Fusing Race and...

Duration:01:15:25

2191 - Impeachment Approaches & Bernie's Electoral Chances w/ Virgil Texas

10/4/2019
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Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) from Chapo Trap House joins us for a freebie Friday. On today's show: FEC chair Weintraub writes letter clarifying laws on foreign interference in elections. 4Doc on text messages from members of the Intelligence, Oversight and Reform, and Foreign Affairs Committees. Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) from Chapo Trap House joins us to break down the news. Impeachment: how Trump's current predicament compares to Watergate. Rep. Lee Zeldin contradicts publicly available...

Duration:02:21:10

AM QUICKIE: October 4th, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder

10/4/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: A stunning new report claims Trump removed the Ukrainian Ambassador because Rudy Giuliani said she was interfering with his investigation into Joe Biden. Meanwhile, here comes another one! A new whistleblower from inside the IRS says the Treasury Department tried to interfere with an audit of Trump’s tax returns. And lastly, progressives warn of a stealth privatization effort by the White House as...

Duration:00:05:08

2190 - The Bernie vs. Warren Debate We Need w/ Eric Levitz

10/3/2019
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Good morning, Eric Levitz joins the Majority Report to discuss his essay in New York, "The Bernie vs. Warren Debate We Need," and provide some clarity to the intra-left "Bernie or Warren" discourse. Sam and Levitz begin their conversation exploring the idea that "the American left's bark is louder than its bite." The left has helped shift the country's political discussion in the past several years and has gotten the ear of mainstream political elites and media, but it does not have the...

Duration:01:05:36

AM QUICKIE: October 3rd, 2019 w/ Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner

10/3/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop Reminder, this is the last week you'll find the AM Quickie in your Majority Report feed. So go to AMQuickie.com and subscribe today! TODAY'S HEADLINES: It was only a matter of time! Trump’s loyal number 2, Mike Pence, finds himself caught up in impeachment. Meanwhile, House Democrats threaten to subpoena the White House as they get ready to launch a new phase of the impeachment inquiry. And lastly, the cruelty is the...

Duration:00:05:29

2189 - Pompeo Can't Get His Story Straight & On The Fun Half, The Crowder Files

10/2/2019
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On today's show: Bernie campaign announces his stent procedure. Sunday: Pompeo says he didn't hear Trump's call with Ukraine president Zelensky. Tuesday: Pompeo admits he was on the call with Zelensky. Gorka is in Rome with Pompeo, reveals the Obamagate house of cards is collapsing. Kevin McCarthy gives GOP's worst defense of Trump's convo w/ Zelensky. Ainsley Earhardt says Americans can't follow how Trump, Giuliani and Bill Barr are connected. On the fun half: Warren vs. Bernie on taking...

Duration:01:01:13

AM QUICKIE: October 2nd, 2019 w/ Lucie Steiner & Sam Seder

10/2/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop Reminder, this is the last week you'll find the AM Quickie in your Majority Report feed. So go to AMQuickie.com and subscribe today! TODAY'S HEADLINES: ecretary of State Mike Pompeo reject Democrats demands for State Dept. officials’ testimony in impeachment depositions scheduled for this week. Meanwhile, billionaire Tom Steyer launches a $3 million pro-impeachment ad campaign that will target vulnerable Republican...

Duration:00:02:56

2188 - Why Student Debt Cancellation Must Be on the Progressive Agenda w/ Marshall Steinbaum

10/1/2019
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Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall), assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah, joins Sam to discuss his latest piece in Current Affairs, "Cancelling Student Debt Reduces the Racial Wealth Gap." Michael Brooks hosts the fun half. On today's show: Worker says he's going broke due to healthcare costs on his union plan, Amy Klobuchar responds that it's most important to let workers keep the plans they fought for. Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall), assistant professor of...

Duration:01:23:11

AM QUICKIE: October 1st, 2019 w/ Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner

10/1/2019
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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop Reminder, this is the last week you'll find the AM Quickie in your Majority Report feed. So go to AMQuickie.com and subscribe today! TODAY'S HEADLINES: Bernie Sanders raises a massive $25.3 Million in the third quarter - - possibly the largest haul from any 2020 candidate so far. Meanwhile, CNN and The New York Times report that AG Bill Barr actually asked Trump to get Australia to help him review the origins of...

Duration:00:06:12