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Episodes

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

2335 - The GOP's Disaster Austerity & The Moral Hazard Of Listening To Science

5/6/2020
Sam breaks down the week's biggest headlines with Michael Brooks, including Trump's plans to reopen, GOP disaster austerity and Bay of Pigs Pt. 2: Venezuela. On today's show: Trump on why he didn't get ahead of pandemic: "I had a lot of things going on." Trump on making people go back to work: says "we have to do it," "there's no win," says he'll create the greatest economy. To follow up question about task force, growing death and infection, Trump says Americans are "warriors." Dennis...

Duration:01:12:32

2334 - The Cigarette: A Political History w/ Sarah Milov

5/5/2020
Sam hosts historian Sarah Milov to discuss her latest book, The Cigarette: A Political History. Milov and Sam walk through tobacco's role in American culture and the government's role in developing the cigarette market. From WWI to FDR's New Deal and the Marshall plan, tobacco (and cigarettes) played a principal role in American politics, economic growth, and war efforts. The turning point for tobacco's relationship to the federal government was the Surgeon General's 1964, which cited the...

Duration:00:55:33

2333 - The Corona Timeline In Our Era of Failed Leadership w/ David Wallace-Wells

5/4/2020
Sam hosts New York Magazine writer and author David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) to discuss the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US and how it will impact our climate change debate. On today's show: Larry Kudlow is mad people keep bringing up his "airtight" clip, says he was speaking about facts at the time. New York Magazine writer and author David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) joins Sam to discuss the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US and how it will impact our climate...

Duration:00:53:34

2332 - May Day Friday & National Rent Strike w/ Digby, Judy Gold, & Winsome Pendergrass

5/1/2020
Sam hosts Digby (@Digby56) and comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) this May Day Friday, and special guest Winsome Pendergrass (@WinsomePenderg4), a tenants' rights organizer in NYC who is leading today's rent strike. On today's show: Joe Biden denies Tara Reade alleged assault: "it never happened." Digby (@digby56) joins Sam to discuss the latest on Tara Reade's allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden and Trump's homicidal response to the Covid-19 crisis. Trump says "Democrat states"...

Duration:03:50:54

2331 - How Mexican Elites Weaponized Covid-19 Against AMLO w/ Kurt Hackbarth

4/30/2020
Michael Brooks hosts Kurt Hackbarth (@KurtHackbarth) of Jacobin to discuss his latest piece, "Never Let a Pandemic Go to Waste," on how Mexican elites have used the pandemic to thwart President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's (AMLO's) efforts to govern as an economic populist. On today's show: Brian Williams segment on Trump's nervous breakdown gives Trump a nervous breakdown. Trump's "Lyin' Brian Williams" tweet. Kurt Hackbarth (@KurtHackbarth) of Jacobin joins Michael to discuss his latest...

Duration:00:54:24