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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

2235 - Biden's Tough Guy Act & A Lesson In Civility w/ Brandon Sutton & David Feldman

12/6/2019
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Brandon Sutton a.k.a. Chad Vigorous (@PrettyBadLefty), host of The Discourse, and David Feldman (@David_Feldman_), host of The David Feldman Show, join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: Doug Collins says it's unfair to question how Trump framed his diplomacy with Zelensky. Pelosi announces plans for house judiciary to draft articles of impeachment. Sam's case for why Biden's anti-Trump ad is bad. Joe Biden in 1988 says he has a higher IQ than questioner at town hall. Biden tells...

Duration:01:49:25

2234 - Will the UK Save Itself and Vote Labour? w/ Ronan Burtenshaw

12/5/2019
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Michael Brooks hosts today's show and speaks with Ronan Burtenshaw (@ronanburtenshaw), editor of Tribune Magazine, about next week's elections in the United Kingdom. Will Corbyn's rise in the polls and revelations of Tories offer to sell off the NHS lead to Labour victories? Fred Hampton on the importance of revolutionary education. Fred Hampton: "We're gonna fight racism with solidarity." Ronan Burtenshaw (@ronanburtenshaw), editor of Tribune Magazine, joins us to talk about next week's...

Duration:01:03:06

2233 - Trump's 'High Crimes & Misdemeanors'

12/4/2019
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On today's show, the MR team reviews impeachment and news. World leaders laugh at Trump's behavior in leaked video. Trump says Trudeau is two-faced. Noah Feldman explains history of impeachment, framers understanding. Noah Feldman on evidence presented and why Trump's actions constitute "high crimes and misdemeanors." Pamela Kaplan calls Collins on reviewing facts, says Trump's demands were an abuse of power that undermines democracy. Doug Collins gets upset about impeachment in opening...

Duration:01:20:35

2232 - Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right w/ Anne Nelson

12/3/2019
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Happy Tuesday, Sam hosts journalist and academic Anne Nelson to discuss her new book, Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. Sam and Nelson begin their interview with a play-by-play of how fundamentalist Evangelical Christians rallied behind Ronald Reagan during his the 1980 election and helped fuel his victory with a strong turnout in southern and southwestern states. Nelson also explains the foundational tenets of Christian Nationalism, and the role of...

Duration:01:09:32

2231 - For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity w/ Liz Plank

12/2/2019
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Good Monday morning, the Majority Report is back from the Thanksgiving holiday with a new interview featuring journalist Liz Plank on her new book, For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity. Sam and Plank begin their conversation discussing the need to expand the context surrounding gender discourse. Plank explains that we are more comfortable limiting boys in their actions in behavior in ways that evoke emotion or vulnerability. Yet, we have no issue promoting boys to...

Duration:01:05:13

2230 - Birthright Citizens: Race and Rights in Antebellum America w/ Martha S. Jones

11/29/2019
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Today, legal historian Martha S. Jones joins us to discuss her new book, "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America." Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging...

Duration:00:32:07

2229 - The Kavanaugh Opinion That Should Terrify The Left

11/27/2019
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Join Sam and the MR Crew as they talk about the week's biggest headlines and take your calls and IMs! On today's show: Sam unboxes MR's belated 100k award from YouTube. Trump wonders why centennial coin celebrating women's suffrage wasn't made sooner. How Kavanaugh's latest opinion could drastically hobble the next Democratic-controlled government. Mainstream media tries to scare people into thinking Medicare-for-all is political suicide. A caller on the rolling general strikes in...

Duration:02:52:20

2228 - Antisocial: How Online Extremists Highjacked the American Conversation w/ Andrew Marantz

11/26/2019
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Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at The New Yorker, joins us to talk about his new book, 'Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And the Hijacking of the American Conversation.' On today's show: Rahm Emmanuel says Bernie & Warren are walking away from the Democrats' traditional value system. Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at The New Yorker, joins us to discuss his new book, 'Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And the Hijacking of the...

Duration:01:18:27

2227 - Assessing the Protests in Iraq & Iran w/ Djene Bajalan

11/25/2019
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Sam is out today, Michael Brooks hosts Professor Djene Bajalan to discuss the growing protests in Iraq and Iran. On today's show: Boris Johnson BBC edited clip of audience laughing at Johnson. Djene Rhys Bajalan (@djenebajalan), Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Missouri State University, joins us to discuss the wave of protests in Iran and Iraq. Across the middle east, a growing discontent with the neoliberal economic order is driving people into the streets. The corruption...

Duration:01:03:21

2226 - Centrist Johnny-Come-Latelys & the First Impeachment w/ Alex Pareene

11/22/2019
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On today's show, The New Republic's Alex Pareene joins us to discuss this week's impeachment hearings, the late entries into the 2020 Democratic primary, and his latest writings on both impeachment and the Democratic field in the New Republic. After exploring Chris Matthews' #fartgate scandal, Sam and Pareene dive into why Deval Patrick is entering the Democratic primary so late in the game. No candidate has ever won a primary or caucus after entering the contest so late. Pareene and Sam...

Duration:02:07:42

2225 - Analyzing the Impeachment Hearings & Wednesday's Debate

11/21/2019
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After 8+ hours of streaming on Wednesday, today's Majority Report features a breakdown of impeachment testimony from Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison, and George Sondland. Sam and the crew also assess candidates' performances during last night's Democratic debate in Atlanta. MSNBC hates Bernie, Pete says a whole lot of nothing, Klobuchar gets massive amounts of talking time, Biden is going to punch misogyny in the face, and more! Become a member of the Majority Report today! And subscribe to...

Duration:03:37:20

2224 - The Trump Impeachment Hearings: Ambassador Gordon Sondland Testimony

11/20/2019
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The Majority Report continues its live coverage of the House impeachment hearings of Donald Trump today at 9 AM EST with testimony from Gordon Sondland the US Ambassador to the EU. This is only the first stream of the day. We'll be back live both for the hearings this afternoon and for the debate tonight. Become a member of the Majority Report today! And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! Check out today’s sponsors: Hunt A Killer is...

Duration:03:22:44

2223 - Trump Impeachment Hearings Recapping Alexander Vindman & Jennifer Williams

11/19/2019
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MR covers the impeachment hearings live. On today's show: Vindman speaks to father about speaking truth to power. Williams on July 25th call, what the committee has asked her, and what she found unusual. Schiff shoots down the theory that Giuliani was freelancing. Vindman retells Bolton "drug deal" story, Vindman explains why he went to NSC IG after July call. Goldman walks Vindman through Trump's call, its lack of official US policy, Bidens. Goldman lays out April to May timeline. Schiff...

Duration:01:17:43

2222 - Is Trump Hurting Red State Republicans? & Picking Up Statehouses in 2020 w/ Aaron Kleinman AKA @BobbyBigWheel

11/18/2019
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Aaron Kleinman (@bobbybigwheel), Director of Research at the Future Now Fund, joins Sam to discuss the 2019 election results, Trump's position in Deep Red America, and what it means for 2020. On today's show: John Bel Edwards beats Trump-backed Republican in LA governor's race. Last week: Trump says he needs a win in LA. Aaron Kleinman (@bobbybigwheel), Director of Research at the Future Now Fund, joins Sam to discuss the 2019 election results, Trump's position in Deep Red America, and...

Duration:01:13:11

2221 - Stone Convicted, Impeachment Marches On & What's Deval Patrick's Game? w/ Emma Vigeland & Judy Gold

11/15/2019
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Sam hosts Emma Vigeland from The Young Turks (@EmmaVigeland) and comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) to recap the week's news, including impeachment, the 2020 democratic primary, and more. On today's show: Yovanovitch on her order to leave Ukraine because her safety was threatened. Trump tweets about Yovanovitch during her testimony. Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland), correspondent and producer at The Young Turks, joins us to discuss the news of the day: Cenk's run for Congress, Roger Stone's...

Duration:01:28:57

2220 - Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control w/ Stephen Kinzer

11/14/2019
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Good Thursday morning, today's show features a recent interview Sam recorded with journalist Stephen Kinzer about his new book, Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. Kinzer and Sam begin their interview with a brief history of Allen Dulles and Sydney Gottlieb's obsession with mind control, which each man thought was essential to counter-intelligence during the Cold War era. Kinzer believes Gottlieb was one of the most powerful and unchecked government...

Duration:00:47:20

2219 - Part 2 - The Trump Impeachment Hearings

11/13/2019
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Sam broadcasts the Trump impeachment hearings live! Today's hearings feature testimony from former top US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and George P. Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State. Subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Check out today’s sponsors: Bitsbox is a monthly subscription box that teaches real computer coding for kids ages 6-12. Our listeners can get $25 off any Bitsbox subscription of $50 or more by going...

Duration:03:55:32

2219 - Part 1 - The Trump Impeachment Hearings

11/13/2019
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Sam broadcasts the Trump impeachment hearings live! Today's hearings feature testimony from former top US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and George P. Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State. Subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Check out today’s sponsors: Bitsbox is a monthly subscription box that teaches real computer coding for kids ages 6-12. Our listeners can get $25 off any Bitsbox subscription of $50 or more by going...

Duration:02:23:02

2218 - Evo Morales' Ouster in Bolivia w/ Mark Weisbrot & Nomiki Konst

11/12/2019
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Mark Weisbrot (@MarkWeisbrot), co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, joins Sam to discuss the military government takeover in Bolivia and Weisbrot's latest in the Nation, "The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia." Plus, Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) On today's show: Biden reminds voters he will get GOP support for legislation. Mark Weisbrot (@MarkWeisbrot), co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, joins Sam to discuss the...

Duration:01:13:08

2217 - The Finance Curse w/ Nicholas Shaxson

11/11/2019
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Journalist and author Nicholas Shaxson (@nickshaxson) joins us to discuss his new book, The Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer. On today's show: Jamie Dimon says he can't solve problems of wealth inequality with his compensation. Nicholas Shaxson (@nickshaxson) joins us to discuss his new book, The Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer. How the world's major powers (minus the Soviet Union) established a postwar Keynesian economic consensus and...

Duration:00:58:42