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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.

Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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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.

Twitter:

@majorityfm

Language:

English

Contact:

646-257-3920


Episodes

2284 - How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All w/ Elizabeth F. Cohen

2/25/2020
Syracuse University Professor of Political Science, Elizabeth F. Cohen, joins the Majority Report to discuss her new book, Illegal: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All. In it, Cohen chronicles the past century's history of immigration, white nationalism, and the militarization of the border in the 1980s. On today's show: Pope of the Jews Ben Shapiro calls Bernie a JINO. Elizabeth F. Cohen joins the Majority Report to discuss her new book, Illegal: How America's...

Duration:01:08:33

2283 - Bernie's Rainbow Coalition & How To Talk To Boomers About Policy

2/24/2020
Sam and the Majority Report crew are back from their hiatus to bring you the latest news stories, including Bernie's resounding win in Nevada, Trump's latest loyalist appointment, and updates on the most crucial court decisions in 2020. On today's show: Bernie speaks about uniting a rainbow coalition to defeat Trump at San Antonio rally. Bloomberg says he will "make the whole country behave" in musical staged at fundraiser. A wrap-up of news from over the break, including: Supreme Court...

Duration:01:19:10

2282 - Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America w/ Joe William Trotter + Jessica Scarane

2/21/2020
Happy Friday! Sam hosts author Joe William Trotter to discuss his new book Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America. Sam also interviews progressive candidate Jessica Scarane, who is running in the Democratic primary for Delware's Senate seat currently held by Chris Coons. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch And check out today's...

Duration:01:33:37

2281 - The Hidden History of the War on Voting w/ Thom Hartmann

2/20/2020
Happy Thursday! Sam hosts Thom Hartmann to discuss his new book The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back. And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on ...

Duration:00:32:54

2280 - How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing w/ Stuart Schrader & Andrew Romanoff

2/19/2020
Happy Wednesday! Sam hosts author Stuart Schrader to discuss his new book Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing. Sam also interviews progressive candidate Andrew Romanoff, who is running in the Democratic primary for Colorado's Senate seat currently held by Cory Gardner. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on...

Duration:02:14:01

2279 - The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America w/ Ganesh Sitaraman & Morgan Harper

2/18/2020
Happy Tuesday! Sam hosts Ganesh Sitaraman of Vanderbilt Law School to discuss his new book The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America. Sam also interviews progressive candidate Morgan Harper(@mh4oh), who is challenging Joyce Beatty in Ohio's 3rd District. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's...

Duration:01:57:52

2278 - The Crooked Lawyers & Gossipmongers Who Created Trump w/ Michael Rothfeld + Shahid Buttar

2/17/2020
Sam explains how his philosophy on primary challenges has developed. Nancy Pelosi's primary opponent Shahid Buttar joined Sam to discuss his effort to unseat her from the left. Check out Shahid's campaign here: https://shahidforchange.us/ Then, Michael Rothfeld joins us to discuss his new book, "The Fixers" on the bottom-feeders who helped Trump take the presidency. What the National Enquirer had to do with Trump's victory. How Arnold Schwarzenegger was protected in the same way Trump...

Duration:02:03:41

2277 - Exposing Bloomberg's Racist Past & Present w/ Emma Vigeland & Ben Dixon

2/14/2020
Sam hosts Emma Vigeland of TYT (@EmmaVigeland) and Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) to discuss the week's top stories. On today's show: Hero takes selfie with Bloomberg, gets him to say "stop and frisk!" Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) joins us to discuss his discovery and viral propagation of the racist Bloomberg video. How do we get this information out to black voters to stop this oligarch from buying the Democratic Party and ruining our democracy? Ben has...

Duration:01:38:55

2276 - Strikes in France and Why Single Payer is the Way w/ Eric Blanc

2/13/2020
Happy Thursday! Michael Brooks hosts Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics, to discuss his experience organizing, the state of strikes in France, and why single-payer is the way forward on healthcare. On today's show: Woman protests Bloomberg rally in Tennesee. Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics, joins us. What's going on with the protests and strikes in France? How Emmanuel...

Duration:00:49:54

2275 - Bernie Wins NH Primary & Trump Trumpets Control Over Justice Department

2/12/2020
On today's show: Bloomberg with Christine Lagarde at the IMF in April of 2018 on the virtues of regressive taxation. Bernie wins NH primary! Trump to AG Bill Barr: "Congratulations" for undermining Roger Stone prosecutors. Trump asked about Roger Stone, says he has an "absolute right" to tell the Justice Department what to do. On the fun half: Jordan Peterson's daughter gives weirdass "update" on her dad's health, news outlets uncritically convey it. Bloomberg is sorry he took so long to...

Duration:01:06:34

2274 - The New Hampshire Primary Preview w/ Dave Weigel

2/11/2020
Happy Tuesday! We're previewing tonight's New Hampshire primary with Dave Weigel proprietor of the Trailer from the Washington Post. Looking back at the last week of electoral primary, Weigel says the most significant outcome from the Iowa app debacle was how it shifted the narrative, helping Pete Buttigieg surge in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Weigel diagnoses what went wrong with the Biden campaign and explains how the Bloomberg 2020 campaign is changing the way billionaires can dictate a...

Duration:01:00:06

2273 - Welcome to the BS Economy w/ David Dayen

2/10/2020
Happy Monday! Sam is back from his quick trip to New Hampshire and is joined by the executive editor at the American Prospect David Dayen to discuss his latest, "Welcome to the Bullshit Economy," which examines why our economy rewards grift over competency. Sam and Dayen take stock of the Democratic Party leadership after its chaotic week in Iowa. Dayen expounds why projects like Shadow and Acronym typify our Bullshit Economy, where self-dealing and denial of responsibility are endemic to...

Duration:01:15:45

2272 - The Irrelevant 'Party Unity' Narrative & Patronage Daisy Chain w/ David Feldman & Alex Pareene

2/7/2020
Comedian David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) and The New Republic's Alex Pareene (@pareene) join us for Casual Friday. And check out Alex's new podcast at the New Republic The Politics of Everything. On today's show: 2017: Mayor Pete extols Bernie's ability to work across the aisle and the Senator's consistency. 2o2o: Pete says his issue with Bernie is his "my way or the highway" approach. The Iowa disaster, self-dealing, and the circle jerk of patronage that led to the Shadow/Acronym app...

Duration:03:16:30

2271 - The Debacle in Iowa & The Democrats' Barry Goldwater w/ Connor Kilpatrick

2/6/2020
Happy Thursday, Michael Brooks hosts Connor Kilpatrick from the Jacobin to discuss "Mayor Pete Was the Kinda Kid Who Unplugged the Sega If He Was Losing" and the state of play in the Democratic primary and what will happen to the Pete Buttigieg campaign. Just as the interview with Connor began, Tom Perez tweeted that there would be a "recanvass" in Iowa, where the Iowa Democratic Party will double-check existing records, further delaying the final results in Iowa. The news all comes on the...

Duration:00:49:33

2270 - The Fight To Defend Medicare w/ Dr. Rob Davidson

2/5/2020
News with MR crew and Dr. Rob Davidson (@DrRobDavidson) joins us to discuss Medicare. On today's show: Steve Kornacki explains the convoluted Iowa caucus delegate count. Dr. Rob Davidson (@DrRobDavidson), ER doctor and Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Medicare, joins us. Davidson discusses his confrontation with Mike Pence over "block grants," a GOP strategy to force states to make cuts to Medicaid. What block grants mean and the major upcoming votes. How the Medicaid...

Duration:00:54:13

2269 - The State of the Union w/ the MR Crew

2/4/2020
We're live tonight from the Brooklyn to cover the Trump's State of the Union. We also breakdown the 62% reported results from Iowa caucus, the self-dealing plaguing American meritocracy and the Democratic establishment, and suffering Rush Limbaugh receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. We close out the show with Democratic responses from Michigan Gretchen Whitmer and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie...

Duration:06:02:39

2268 - Everything But the Final Vote from the Iowa Caucus

2/4/2020
Sam and MR Crew host Benjamin Dixon, Ryan Grim, and Virgil Texas the evening of the Iowa Caucus! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on ...

Duration:02:06:11

2267 - The Iowa Caucus Preview w/ Dave Weigel

2/3/2020
Happy Monday! It's finally here, after more than a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential hopefuls put in their final pitches before Iowans head to their local precincts to caucus. Dave Weigel of the Washington Post's The Trailer joins us to give the state of play in the Democratic race. And we'll be back for live coverage this evening around 8 PM EST. Weigel recounts his 60+ days in Iowa and fills listeners in on the story behind the scrapped Des Moines Register poll. In trying to...

Duration:01:29:23

2266 - Dershowitz's Absurd Defense & the Unnamed Temporary Sports Blog w/ Chris Hayes, David Roth, & Matthew Film Guy

1/31/2020
Happy Friday! Sam has a full slate to help recap the week's top headlines, including, Chris Hayes, David Roth, and Matthew Film Guy! Chris Hayes returns to the Majority Report for his first appearance in three years to discuss the Senate impeachment trial, Alan Dershowitz's absurd defense of executive power, and what lies ahead for senators up for reelection in purple states. Then, David Roth, formerly of Deadspin, is back to spread the word about the new Unnamed Temporary Sports Blog, which...

Duration:01:36:28

2265 - How to Clean Up the Welfare State & Biden's History of Corruption w/ Meagan Day

1/30/2020
Happy Thursday! Michael Brooks is back to host the Majority Report and is joined by Meagan Day to discuss her recent pieces in the Jacobin, “How to Clean Up the Welfare State” and “Joe Biden’s Checkered Ethical History Is Fair Game for Criticism.” Michael and Meagan begin their conversation discussing the importance of door-knocking before your state’s primary. Meagan recounts her conversations with potential voters in California and how she discovered most voters are undecided, and...

Duration:00:50:52