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Episodes

2355 - Uprisings & Fighting for Democracy w/ Wosny Lambre

6/4/2020
Michael Brooks hosts Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) of the Athletic and Count the Dings network to discuss the protests underway across America. On today's show: Cops assault man who is just trying to get home in NYC. Letter from PBA to cops trying to suppress dissent: “it’s good against evil and good always wins.” Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) of the Athletic and Count the Dings network joins Michael to discuss the protests underway across America. A report on what's happening Los Angeles. Why are...

Duration:02:05:01

2354 - Protests, Police Violence...Primaries? w/ Aaron Kleinman & Michael Brooks

6/3/2020
Sam hosts Aaron Kleinman (@bobbybigwheel), director of research at the Future Now Fund, to discuss last night's primary results and voting during Covid-19, and Michael Brooks joins for the fun half. On today's show: DC police teargas a 100% peaceful protest. Lakota helicopter hovers low over protesters in effort to intimidate. GOP senators deflect/ignore/leave when asked about Trump's actions against Lafayette Square peaceful protest. Aaron Kleinman (@bobbybigwheel), director of research...

Duration:01:21:04

2353 - Trump Demands Dominance & Bible Photo-Ops w/ Nomiki Konst

6/2/2020
Sam breaks down the latest round of protests and Trump's efforts to rally the silent majority. Sam reviews Trump's call state governors in the show's free half, where the president demanded they "dominate" protestors and jail those who organized the protests. He also investigates Trump's bible photo-op outside St. Johns Church and Trump's use of the military to disperse peaceful protestors. The free half wraps up with clips from yesterday's protests in Seattle and what happened with the All...

Duration:01:29:15

2352 - Nationwide Protests & the Great Influenza w/ Scott Roberts & John Barry

6/1/2020
Sam hosts Scott Roberts, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Campaigns at Color of Change, to discuss the nationwide protests against police brutality. John Barry, author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Plague in History also joins the program to discuss how the 1918 Spanish Flu can inform how America handles the second wave of Covid19. On today's show: Sam hosts Scott Roberts, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Campaigns at Color of Change, to discuss the nationwide...

Duration:01:45:06

2351 - Unrest in Minneapolis w/ Howard Bryant & Alex Pareene

5/29/2020
Sam hosts Howard Bryant (@hbryant42), ESPN writer and author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, and the New Republic's Alex Pareene (@pareene) to discuss the week's top stories and the on-going protests and unrest in Minneapolis. On today's show: Hennepin County DA says there's evidence that prevents DA from charging cops. Howard Bryant (@hbryant42), ESPN writer and author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, joins Sam to discuss the protests in...

Duration:01:27:58

2350 - Protests in Minnesota & The Gig Academy w/ Daniel Bessner

5/28/2020
Michael Brooks hosts Professor Daniel Bessner (@dbessner) to discuss what's happening in Minnesota as protestors square off with authorities in the wake of George Floyd's killing. Also: the growing gig economy in academia. On today's show: Side by side comparison of George Floyd protests & Michigan stay-at-home protest. Woman throws tear gas canister back at the cops. Professor Daniel Bessner (@dbessner) joins Michael to discuss what's happening in Minnesota as protestors square off with...

Duration:01:12:47

2349 - Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism w/ Touré F. Reed

5/27/2020
Sam hosts Touré F. Reed, professor of history at Illinois State University, to discuss his new book Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism and the reforms needed to address racial inequality and disparities. On today's show: Andrew Ross Sorkin loses it over co-hosts' lack of human empathy: "100,000 dead!" Sam hosts Touré F. Reed, professor of history at Illinois State University, to discuss his new book Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism and the reforms needed...

Duration:02:08:33

2348 - The Price of Peace: the Life of John Maynard Keynes w/ Zachary Carter

5/26/2020
Sam hosts HuffPost journalist Zachary Carter to discuss his new book, The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Carter and Sam explore the life of Keynes and his role in developing the concept of Macroeconomics and the social implication of economics. Keynes' thinking on how to deal with crises and emergencies during the Spanish Flu pandemic and WWI are particularly applicable to our current moment. Carter breaks down Keynes' philosophy of "the good life" and...

Duration:01:05:39

2347 - Trump Plays His Greatest Hits & Biden Takes Black Votes For Granted w/ Brandon Sutton & Matthew Film Guy

5/22/2020
Sam recaps the week's biggest stories with Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty) of The Discourse podcast, and Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) shares his latest movie picks for shelter in place. On today's show: Trump's Abbott and Costello explanation of his most recent Covid test. Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty) of The Discourse joins Sam to discuss the week's big stories: Trump tries to make hay from Obamagate. Folks say racist things about Obama in Sarah Palin report by Al Jazeera during...

Duration:02:04:41

2346 - Henry Wallace & the Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party w/ John Nichols

5/21/2020
Michael Brooks hosts The Nation's John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) to discuss his upcoming book, The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics. On today's show: Trump says voting is an honor, should not be a write-in thing. The Nation's John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) joins Michael to discuss his upcoming book, The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist,...

Duration:01:40:46

2345 - Supreme Court Set to Make Trump Even More Unaccountable w/ Ian Millhiser

5/20/2020
Sam hosts Vox senior correspondent Ian Millhiser to discuss the 2020 Supreme Court term, including Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, Trump v. Vance, and what we can expect from the court going forward. We're live at noon EST. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the...

Duration:01:23:01

2344 - What Will This Summer Bring w/ Yale Epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves

5/19/2020
Sam hosts Yale epidemiologist, Gregg Gonsalves, co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, to discuss the prospects of "reopening America" and what to expect during the summer months in the age of COVID. And in the Fun Half: the Trump hydroxychloroquine saga, Pelosi gets her meme points, the Right's efforts to undermine Biden are not working, Sherrod Brown takes on Steve Mnuchin, why privileged people need to show outrage too, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at...

Duration:01:15:14

2343 - Understanding Pandemic Monetary Policy w/ Nathan Tankus

5/18/2020
Sam hosts Nathan Tankus, director of research at the Public Money Network, to discuss the Fed, PPP's shortcomings, and the incoming corporate consolidation post-Covid-19. Enjoy a 20% discount at Nathan Tankus' substack here! (https://tinyurl.com/y76aljt4) On today's show: Eric Trump claims coronavirus is Democratic hoax, will ‘magically’ vanish after 2020 election. Nathan Tankus, director of research at the Public Money Network, to discuss the Fed, PPP's shortcomings, and the incoming...

Duration:01:43:12

2342 - The Dems' Hapless Covid Response & QAnon Explained w/ David Dayen & Matt Binder

5/15/2020
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), executive editor at The American Prospect, and Matt Binder (@MattBinder), host of the DOOMED podcast and writer at Mashable. On today's show: Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright says winter 2020 could be "darkest in modern history." David Dayen (@ddayen), executive editor at The American Prospect, joins Sam to break down the House Democrats 'HEROES' act and the political malpractice it represents. From the bill's corporate focus to its pre-emptive compromises,...

Duration:02:19:14

2341 - Why South Korea Succeeded Where the US Failed w/ Tim Shorrock

5/14/2020
Michael Brooks hosts Tim Shorrock of the Nation to discuss how South Korea successfully combatted the coronavirus, kept its economy functioning, and kept its people safe. On today's show: Trump says Obamagate was the "greatest political crime in history," Obama officials would be in jail if he were a Democrat. Tim Shorrock of the Nation joins Michael to discuss how South Korea successfully combatted the coronavirus, kept its economy functioning, and kept its people safe. How South Korea's...

Duration:01:01:34

2340 - The Winners & Losers of the 'HEROES' Act

5/13/2020
Sam breaks down the week's top headlines with Michael Brooks, including Pelosi's next round of stimulus spending, the Senate HELP hearing, and the on-going Supreme Court cases. On today's show: People who strongly dislike both candidates are breaking for Biden. MONDAY: Trump's "transition into greatness" rollout, "a phrase you're gonna hear a lot." Establishment Dems don't want to talk about what's in the HEROES Act: 60-80% of tax benefits go to top 10%, no public option or protection...

Duration:01:11:59

2339 - The Broken Heart of America w/ Walter Johnson

5/12/2020
Sam hosts historian Walter Johnson to discuss his new book The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States and how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted black Americans. Johnson describes the history of St. Louis and his theory of western anti-black racism, one of expulsion and white nationalism, rather than southern racism, which depended on slave labor. Sam and Johnson also explore how real estate development and municipal ordinances helped...

Duration:01:09:38

2338 - A Post-Pandemic Economy w/ Mark Blyth

5/11/2020
Sam hosts economist Mark Blyth (@MkBlyth) to discuss Covid19's economic impact and what elected officials can do to help working people before the next spending bill is passed. On today's show: FRIDAY: Sharing news that White House staff now infected, Trump says it proves testing isn't that great. Sam hosts economist Mark Blyth (@MkBlyth) to discuss Covid19's economic impact and what elected officials can do to help working people before the next spending bill is passed. How the stock...

Duration:01:16:22

2337 - Flynn Off The Hook, Trump's Alternate Reality & Nurses' Solidarity w/ Alex Pareene, Jean Ross, & Andy Kindler

5/8/2020
Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic and Comedian Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) to discuss the week's biggest stories. Sam also hosts National Nurses United President Jean Ross to discuss the union's protest in Washington DC and the government's failure to deliver PPE to frontline workers in the fight against Covid19. On today's show: Trump praises Barr for dropping Flynn case. AG Barr asked about Flynn case, says history is written by the winners. Alex Pareene (@pareene) of...

Duration:02:19:03

2336 - What's Happening in Venezuela & Lawfare in Latin America w/ Guillaume Long

5/7/2020
Michael Brooks hosts former Foreign Minister of Ecuador Guillaume Long (@GuillaumeLong) to discuss the failed coup attempt in Venezuela and the kind of lawfare being used against governments in Latin America during the age of Covid-19. On today's show: Ahmaud Arbery murdered by racist vigilantes while jogging in Georgia; suspects have ties to local law enforcement. Former Foreign Minister of Ecuador Guillaume Long (@GuillaumeLong) joins Michael to discuss the latest failed coup attempt in...

Duration:01:34:41