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Episodes

2376 - The DNC's Dead End Politics & The Coming Eviction Apocalypse w/ Alex Pareene & Jack Crosbie

7/3/2020
Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic and host of The Politics of Everything podcast to discuss the week's top stories. AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie (@jscros) also joins to discuss his new project The Discourse. On today's show: Trump says Covid is "getting under control," says virus has "got a life... we're putting out that life." Trump brags about unemployment numbers, down to 11%. Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic and...

Duration:02:04:33

2375 - The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border w/ Achin Vanaik

7/2/2020
Michael Brooks hosts writer Achin Vanaik to discuss his recent piece in Jacobin magazine, "The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border," and why each country's foreign policy deserves blame for the escalation. On today's show: Biden looking for Cuban and Venezuelan American votes with red baiting anti-Trump ad. Writer Achin Vanaik joins us to discuss his recent piece in Jacobin magazine, "The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border," and why each country's foreign policy deserves...

Duration:01:33:54

2374 -A Brief History of Fascist Lies w/ Federico Finchelstein

7/1/2020
Sam hosts historian Federico Finchelstein (@FinchelsteinF) to discuss his new book, A Brief History of Fascist Lies, why fascists regard obvious and often hateful lies as truth, and why so many of their followers have believed the falsehoods. On today's show: Laura Ingraham says Biden will raise statues of Colin Kaepernick and Stacey Abrams. Sam hosts historian Federico Finchelstein (@FinchelsteinF) to discuss his new book, A Brief History of Fascist Lies, why fascists regard obvious and...

Duration:01:38:25

2373 - This Week's SCOTUS Rulings & Why John Roberts is Not Your Friend w/ Elie Mystal

6/30/2020
Sam hosts Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at the Nation magazine, to discuss this week's SCOTUS rulings on abortion TRAP laws, executive authority over the CFPB, USAID funding, and the First Amendment, and religious schools receiving taxpayer dollars. Sam and Elie breakdown the recent rulings with the understanding that John Roberts is doing his best to dress up the court as an apolitical institution. Mystal says the goal of Roberts is to bend the law as much as possible to the GOP's...

Duration:01:13:09

2372 - The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants w/ Adam Goodman

6/29/2020
Sam hosts Adam Goodman, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to discuss his new book, The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants. On today's show: Mike Huckabee says you can only blame Trump for Covid if US mismanaged response and pretended it wasn't serious. Sam hosts Adam Goodman, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to discuss his new book, The Deportation Machine: America's Long History...

Duration:01:32:02

2371 - New Covid Wave a Fox News Flu & "I'm Losing It, Bro!" w/ Digby & H. Jon Benjamin

6/26/2020
Sam and Digby recap the week's biggest stories with Digby of Salon and Hullabaloo include the politics behind wearing masks, the state of Trump's 2020 campaign, and the rising positive COVID case rate across the south. Jon Benjamin joins Sam to discuss their latest t-shit collaboration, "I'm Losing It, Bro!" but the two did not consider how to split the proceeds before launching the initiative. The shirt proceeds will go to the Skid Row Housing Project. Benjamin also reveals that he "hate...

Duration:01:59:29

2370 - The Trump Administration's Crackdown on Dissent w/ Murtaza Hussain

6/25/2020
Michael Brooks hosts Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept to discuss his new piece, "Two Brooklyn Lawyers Accused of Throwing Molotov Cocktails are the Public Face of Trump Administration's Crackdown on Dissent," and how the administration might prosecute protestors. Michael and Murtaza explore federal prosecutors charges against Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis for throwing a molotov cocktail through an empty police van window. Murtaza and Michael breakdown the draconian charges against the...

Duration:01:24:40

2369 - 2020 DOJ Corruption & Progressive Victories? w/ Elie Mystal & Aaron Kleinman

6/24/2020
Sam hosts Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) of The Nation to discuss the SCOTUS term and Bill Barr's politicization of the Justice Department. Sam then hosts Aaron Kleinman (@BobbyBigWheel), Director of Research at the Future Now Fund and co-creator of Give Smart, to discuss last night primaries in New York, Kentucky, and Virginia. On today's show: Jamaal Bowman's inspiring victory speech about poverty, oppression, and racism: "it's killing all of us." Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) of The Nation joins Sam...

Duration:01:38:43

2368 - Those Who Know Don't Say: the Black Freedom Movement & the Carceral State w/ Garrett Felber

6/23/2020
Sam hosts Garrett Felber, professor of history at the University of Mississippi, to discuss his new book, Those Who Know Don't Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State. Sam and Felber discuss the organizing tactics used by black nationalists from within the carceral state and the Nation of Islam. Felber's book spotlights the local organizers on the ground and how such efforts differed from the national politics of black civil rights. Sam and Felber compare...

Duration:01:17:08

2367 - Bill Barr & The Truth About America's Deep State w/ David Rohde

6/22/2020
Sam hosts David Rohde, executive editor of The New Yorker, to discuss his new book In Deep: The FBI, The CIA, And The Truth About America's 'Deep State' and how presidential power has grown since Nixon. On today's show: Trump supporter at rally not worried about Covid, says death rate is low, hydroxychloroquine is working. David Rohde, executive editor of The New Yorker, joins Sam to discuss his new book In Deep: The FBI, The CIA, And The Truth About America's 'Deep State' and how...

Duration:01:43:38

2366 - Con. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Gerald Horne: Juneteenth & What's Up With The Progressive Caucus

6/19/2020
Sam hosts NY-14 Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) to discuss her June 23rd primary and what to expect from the progressive caucus before the next round of Covid-19 relief. Historian Gerald Horne joins Sam to discuss the history of Juneteenth in the age of Trump. On today's show: AOC's closing campaign ad pitch for reelection: "A better world is possible." NY-14 congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) joins Sam to discuss her June 23rd primary and what to expect from the...

Duration:01:37:35

2365 - Bolton's Revelations & the Similarities Between the GOP & Turkey's AKP w/ Djene Bajalan

6/18/2020
Michael Brooks hosts Djene Bajalan (@djenebajalan), Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Missouri State University, to discuss the new revelations from John Bolton's book and the similarities between Turkey's AKP government and America's GOP in terms of repressing dissent. On today's show: Cops shoot projectile at man filming from window in Louisville, KY. Rep. Matt Gaetz concern trolls (Crowder-like) when Rep. Cedric Richmond describes the threats cops pose to black men. Djene...

Duration:02:14:00

2364 - LBGTQ Rights & the Supreme Court's 2020 Term w/ Jay Willis

6/17/2020
Sam hosts Jay Willis (@JayWillis), senior contributor at The Appeal, to discuss the Supreme Court's recent ruling on LGBTQ discrimination and what lies ahead for the 2020 court term. On today's show: Covid cases spike in many states. Aubrey Huff says he's not wearing a mask, says he won't stop living because people have preexisting conditions. Sam hosts Jay Willis (@JayWillis), senior contributor at The Appeal, to discuss the Supreme Court's recent ruling on LGBTQ discrimination and what...

Duration:01:04:33

2363 - Industrial-Strength Denial w/ Barbara Freese

6/16/2020
Sam hosts environmental lawyer Barbara Freese to discuss her new book, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change. Sam and Freese discuss how the psychology of corporate denial has remained the same over centuries. Freese contends that when confronted with the harm they cause—whether to individuals or to the environment—corporations deny the evidence, blame their victims, complain of witch-hunts, attack their...

Duration:01:25:02

2362 - The Hispanic Republican w/ Geraldo Cadava

6/15/2020
Sam hosts Geraldo Cadava (@gerry_cadava), professor of history at Northwestern University, to discuss his new book The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump and the post-war efforts by conservatives to make inroads with the largest growing demographic in America. On today's show: Supreme Court rules that LGBT people are federally protected from employment discrimination. Trump hobbles down stair ramp at West Point commencement with West...

Duration:01:25:28

2361 - Twilight of the Cop Consensus & Voter Suppression in GA w/ Benjamin Dixon & David Roth

6/12/2020
Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of The Benjamin Dixon Show and David Roth (@david_j_roth) of the New Republic to discuss this week's top stories and the continued protests against police brutality. On today's show: Harris Faulker asks Trump why he referenced "looting and shooting" from 1968, brings up its racist origins. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of The Benjamin Dixon Show joins Sam to discuss the week's top stories. Voter suppression in GA as dry run for the general...

Duration:02:01:44

2360 - "Officials Say...": How Police Departments Plant Misinformation in the Press w/ Alexandria Neason

6/11/2020
Michael Brooks hosts Alexandria Neason, staff writer at the Columbia Journalism Review, to discuss her piece "Officials Say..." and her reporting on the relationship between the media and police. On today's show: Ben Shapiro says left wants "systemic unjustice," insane circular logic arrives at "there is no systemic racism" and things that are "legally racist" are so "on behalf of minorities." Alexandria Neason, staff writer at the Columbia Journalism Review, joins Michael to discuss her...

Duration:01:13:23

2359 - The Cops Throw A Fit As #DefundThePolice Gathers Steam w/ MR Crew

6/10/2020
Sam and Michael Brooks break down the latest headlines and stories from last night's primaries, police reform messages from Capitol Hill, and the on-going Covid19 pandemic. On today's show: Hannity says "I'm not making any comparisons" after he compares investigation into Trump to George Floyd's death. Obama and Trump's intern photos tell a tale of two White Houses. Talking about police reform, Kevin McCarthy says people should not be judged based on color of skin or the color of their...

Duration:01:20:18

2358 - The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade w/ Vincent Bevins

6/9/2020
Sam hosts journalist Vincent Bevins to discuss his new book The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World. Bevins shares the untold story of the US's role in promoting slaughter across Indonesia in the name of securing western capitalism. Bevins shares the history of Sukarno in Indonesia, the Bandung Conference, and the rise of third-world powers after WWII. Sam and Bevins discuss US involvement in suppressing the Indonesian left,...

Duration:01:21:30

2357 - The End of Policing w/ Alex Vitale

6/8/2020
Brooklyn College professor Alex Vitale (@avitale) joins Sam to discuss law enforcement reform, police abolition, and his book The End of Policing. (Free ebook version available now from Verso books!) On today's show: Brian Kilmeade cannot believe we're talking about defunding the cops. Ainsley fearmongers about crime rising if people can no longer call 911 in NYC. Brooklyn College professor Alex Vitale (@avitale) joins Sam to discuss law enforcement reform, police abolition, and his book...

Duration:01:20:27