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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

2257 - The President’s Parnas Panic w/ Digby & Judy Gold

1/17/2020
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Happy Friday! Digby and Judy Gold join Sam and the MR Crew to discuss the top stories of the week, including the Lev Parnas revelations, impeachment heads to the Senate, and the breach of the Sanders/Warren non-aggression pact. Starting with *The Story*: Sam and Digby agree that the Sanders and Warren story is new, but it certainly does not deserve the amount of coverage provided by the media. Consider the fact that we were on the brink of war last week, and the president's impeachment...

Duration:01:33:24

2256 - Charters And The Battle Over School Choice w/ Robert Pondiscio

1/16/2020
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Sam is joined by education writer Robert Pondiscio to discuss his latest book How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice. Matt Binder joins us to host the Fun Half. On today's show: Sam on the Bernie Sanders/Liz Warren post-debate exchange. Sam is joined by education writer Robert Pondiscio to discuss his latest book How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice. Sam and Pondiscio discuss the author's year...

Duration:01:17:44

2255 - Warren Doubles Down, Iowa Debate Recap Nomiki Konst

1/15/2020
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Good Wednesday morning, we're back from last night's debate coverage and ready to bring you the latest news on impeachment, our breakdown of Iowa debate, and the rest of the day's headlines. On today's show: Trump says energy efficient lightbulb makes people look orange. Trump goes after energy efficient appliances. Warren refuses to shake Bernie's hand after debate. Karen Finney is upset about Bernie and his bros. Mika calls out CNN moderator Abby Phillips for framing questions to...

Duration:01:17:53

2254 - Project Veritas' Weak Gotcha & The Bernie Sexism Nothingburger

1/14/2020
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Sam and the crew bring you all the 2020 Democratic primary news in anticipation of tonight's debate in Des Moines, IA. On today's show: Project Veritas catches Bernie volunteer Kyle saying DNC will be just like 1978. Also: saying Bernie's free college plan will educate people to not be Nazis. Trump labor department changes Obama-era rule on labor. WI judge orders purging of over 200,000 voters. On the Bernie Sanders sexism nothingburger: Warren statement claims Bernie told her a woman...

Duration:01:09:34

2253 - A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantanamo w/ Peter Jan Honigsberg

1/13/2020
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Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo. On today's show: Friday: Mike Pompeo continues to shift story about "imminent threat" intel. Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo. How many people are...

Duration:01:23:59

2252 - War Powers, a Dem/Labor Revolt, & the Fate of Impeachment w/ Benjamin Dixon

1/10/2020
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Happy Friday! On today's show, Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show. Sam and Ben begin their conversation considering the conclusion of the "Clinton Investigation," which will end in the coming weeks "with no criminal charges or other known impacts," according to the Washington Post. Switching gears to material and present issues, Dixon and Sam switch gears to the Congressional proposals from Elisse Slotkin, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine aimed at limiting the...

Duration:01:22:18

2251 - A History of US Interference in Iran w/ Djene Bajalan

1/9/2020
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Happy Thursday, Michael Brooks is joined by Djene Bajalan to discuss the state of affairs in the Middle East and the United States' history of interference in Iran. Starting in 1953, Brooks and Bajalan discuss the CIA's role in removing Mohammed Mossadegh from power. Mosadegh was a staunch nationalist whose primary goal in office was to nationalize Iran's oil reserves, which at the time was under the control of the British Empire. Bajalan takes a broader view of Persia before the 1950s and...

Duration:00:55:49

2250 - White House Beats The Iran War Drum As The Media Manufactures Consent

1/8/2020
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The MR crew breaks down the news. On today's show: Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrck says Trump is a multi-dimensional chess player. Time Magazine publishes consent-manufacturing piece on how to talk to kids about the Iran conflict. General McChrystal says Soleimani isn't that different from him in BBC documentary. Sunday: Pompeo avoids specifics of imminent threat, says it's Soleimani's history. Tuesday: Mike Esper says Soleimani threat was days away. Tuesday: Pompeo claims he's answered the...

Duration:01:19:19

2249 - Why You Should Be a Socialist w/ Nathan J Robinson

1/7/2020
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Nathan J. Robinson (@NathanJRobinson), editor of Current Affairs, joins us to discuss his book, Why You Should Be a Socialist. On today's show: An update on the fires in Australia. US government may start collecting people's DNA at borders. Kellyanne Conway spins Trump's tweet threatening to destroy Iranian cultural sites. Nathan J. Robinson joins us to discuss his book, Why You Should Be a Socialist. Social democracy vs. democratic socialism. How utopian visions of a better world can be...

Duration:01:29:12

2248 - The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory w/ Andrew Bacevich

1/6/2020
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Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.' On today's show: After Soleimani killing, Fox and Friends are cool with the deep state again. Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.' The history of the United States'...

Duration:01:12:43

2247 - No War With Iran w/ Alex Pareene & Vali Nasr

1/3/2020
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The New Republic's Alex Pareene (@pareene) and author/academic Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr) join us to break down the news. On today's show: Flashback to 2015: Trump has no idea who Soleimani or Quds forces are. Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr), Professor of Middle Eastern studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, joins us to discuss the Trump administration's pre-emptive strike against Iran. Who was Qasem Soleimani and why was he important in Iran? The reasons Soleimani is...

Duration:04:29:34

2246 - Purple Republicans Pose For Impeachment & Biden's Delusion w/ the MR Crew

1/2/2020
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Happy New Year! The MR crew is back to catch you up on the headlines of the past ten days. Sam opens 2020 with a look ahead of what to expect from the Majority Report before the November's general elections, including live coverage of debates, the Iowa caucus, and Super Tuesday. In Washington, while Pelosi and McConnell remain at loggerheads with impeachment proceedings, vulnerable Republicans in purple states are hedging on a "no witness" trial. Meanwhile, Democrats in red states are...

Duration:01:03:22

Best of 2019: Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics w/ Matthew Blackwell

1/1/2020
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Matthew Blackwell (@Matt_Blackwell), Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University, joins us to discuss his co-authored book, "Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics." Why do certain parts of the US seem to be particularly "conservative" when it comes to race? "Behavioral path dependence" and the effects of institutions on behavior. How the growth of US slavery centuries ago still affects politics today. The linear relationship between the increase in enslaved...

Duration:02:56:57

Best of 2019: Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone w/ Astra Taylor

12/31/2019
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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:02:25:37

Best of 2019: Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression w/ Johann Hari

12/30/2019
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Author Johann Hari (@johannhari101 ) joins us to discuss his new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions.” Author Johann Hari (@johannhari101 ) joins us to discuss his new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions.” The biological makeup of humans has not changed for many centuries, but depression, anxiety and addiction are on the rise. For this book, Hari traveled around the...

Duration:02:26:29

Best of 2019: Identity Crisis: The Battle for the Meaning of America w/ John Sides + David Feldman & H. Jon Benjamin

12/27/2019
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John Sides (@johnmsides), professor of political science at George Washington University and co-author of Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America, joins us. John Sides (@johnmsides), professor of political science at George Washington University, joins us to discuss his new book, Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America. For this book, Sides researched voters' beliefs about how much the...

Duration:02:51:47

Best of 2019: Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics w/ Jamila Michener

12/26/2019
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Today's Best Of: On today’s show, Jamila Michener (@povertyscholar), Professor in the department of Government at Cornell University, joins us to discuss her new book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics. Medicaid is one of the most fundamental aspects of the US federal safety net, however it is fractured and constantly under attack by state governments, especially in GOP-controlled states. Michener explains that states have very expansive control over what...

Duration:01:45:17

Best of 2019: Lower Ed: The For Profit College Scam w/ Tressie McMillan Cottom

12/24/2019
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On today's Best Of: Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd), assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of 'Thick: And Other Essays' and 'Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy,' joins us. On today's show: Lara Trump to federal workers not getting paid: "This is so much bigger than any one person." Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd), assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, joins us to...

Duration:02:19:11

Best of 2019: How to Hide An Empire: A History of the Greater United States w/ Daniel Immerwahr

12/23/2019
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On today's Best of 2019: Daniel Immerwahr (@dimmerwahr), an associate professor of history at Northwestern University, joins us to discuss his new book, How to Hide An Empire: A History of the Greater United States. On today’s show: Ben Shapiro claims Ilhan Omar is just as anti-Semitic as white nationalists. Quebec mosque shooter was reading Shapiro and other right-wing figures’ tweets before the attack. Daniel Immerwahr (@dimmerwahr), an associate professor of history at Northwestern...

Duration:01:36:44

2245 - The Decade In Politics w/ Digby & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

12/20/2019
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Digby (Heather Parton) (@digby56) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us on the last show of the decade. On today's show: Amy Klobuchar and Buttigieg spar over experience and winning statewide races. Heather 'Digby' Parton (@digby56) joins us to wrap up the decade in politics. Occupy Wall Street and the rise of the left. The rise of the millennial generation and how the political conversation has shifted. The potential effects of impeachment. Digby's take on the debates. Film...

Duration:05:51:11