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1930 - Crashed: How A Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World w/ Adam Tooze
Sep 20 • 72 min
Professor Adam Tooze latest book, Crashed How A Decade of Financial Crisis Changed the World, takes a detailed look at the fallout from the 2008 financial crash following the subprime mortgage crisis. Tooze takes a global view of the…
1929 - Florence Floods Factory Farms & Kavanaugh In Limbo
Sep 19 • 54 min
On today’s show: Trump says Florence is “wetting in terms of water.” Florence causes massive runoff from factory farms, kills 32. South Carolina refused to evacuate prisons in path of hurricane. Anita Hill says Joe Biden “deferred to power,” created a…
1928 - How Fascism Works w/ Jason Stanley
Sep 18 • 76 min
Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and author of How Fascism Works, joins us. On today’s show: Mazie Hirono grills Kavanaugh about his clerkship with personal mentor Judge Alex Kozinski and how it’s possible he…
1927 - Kavanaugh Nomination Jeopardy & ‘Dopesick: The Opioid Crisis’ w/ Beth Macy
Sep 17 • 69 min
Journalist Beth Macy, joins us to discuss her new book, DOPESICK: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. On today’s show: Debra Katz, lawyer for Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford, says Ford considers it an attempted…
1926 - Benjamin Dixon: Diane Feinstein Needs to Go! & Andy Kindler Attacked By the British Press!
Sep 14 • 108 min
Cynthia Nixon comes up short in her challenge of Andrew Cuomo, but progressives gain across New York State. The Host of the Benjamin Dixon, Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon ) joins us and explains the breaking news of the Paul Manafort plea…
1925 - The Progressive Insurgency & the New York Primary w/ Dave Weigel
Sep 13 • 66 min
Dave Weigel (@daveweigel ) of the Washington Post (and his new newsletter, The Trailer) joins MR to talk about the end of the 2018 primary season. Weigel breaks down yesterday’s Rhode Island primary which saw a centrist Democratic…
1924 - Tim Geithner: The Villain Who Protected Wall Street & Undermined Obama w/ David Dayen
Sep 12 • 76 min
Investigative journalist and friend of the show David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss his latest piece for The New Republic, “He Was The Resistance Inside The Obama Administration.” On today’s show: Trump claims his administration’s…
1923 - No Ashes In The Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America w/ Darnell Moore
Sep 11 • 60 min
Sam speaks with author and activist Darnell Moore (@Moore_Darnell) about his new book, ‘No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America.’ On today’s show: Trump is pumped for 9/11 memorial, praises the endless war on terror in…
1922 - America: Venezuela Coup Curious & Obama Browbeats the Youth
Sep 10 • 67 min
On today’s show: Tucker Carlson wants to know why you think diversity is good. Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro survives drone assassination attempt. What’s the humanitarian answer to the crisis in Venezuela? Michael parallels the coup in…
1921 - Democrats Show Signs Of Life & No Points For Anonymous Op-Ed Writer w/ Digby & Judy Gold
Sep 7 • 113 min
Digby (Heather Parton) (@digby56) and Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) join us. On today’s show: Brett Kavanaugh may have perjured himself four times in 2008 confirmation hearings. Trump tries and fails twice to say the word “anonymous.” Digby (@Digby56),…
1920 - SCOTUS Hearings: Kavanaugh Cornered
Sep 6 • 77 min
The Kavanaugh confirmation hearings continue apace. On today’s show: TV shrink Gina Loudon uses “science” and “psychological theory” to write a book about why Trump is “the most sound minded person to ever occupy the White House.” Kamala Harris grills…
1919 - Chokwe Antar Lumumba: America’s Radical Mayor
Sep 5 • 56 min
Chokwe Antar Lumumba (@ChokweALumumba), mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, speaks with Sam at NetRoots Nation. On today’s show: More of the Kavanaugh confirmation dog and pony show. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) questions Kavanaugh about a “mole”…
1918 - GOP’s Kavanaugh Charade & Milo Gets Bumped From Politicon
Sep 4 • 81 min
The MR crew catches up on all the news they missed while they were on vacation! On today’s show: The crew remembers John McCain. Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal try to postpone Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings until…
1917 - Labor Day 2018
Sep 3 • 44 min
Today our annual repeat of a compilation of labor speeches from FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more. Full live show returns tomorrow! Become a member of the Majority Report today! Get updates on the ongoing nationwide prison strike…
1916 - Classic Friday: The Debate Between Sam & Libertarian Professor Walter Block
Aug 31 • 60 min
Hey folks, trip down memory lane today as we replay one of the most referenced libertarian debate in Majority Report folklore, the first debate with Libertarian Professor Walter Block. Professor Walter Block proposed that laissez faire free market…
1915 - Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism w/ Emily Ogden
Aug 30 • 37 min
TODAY, Emily Ogden talks to us about her book ‘Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism.’ Franz Mesmer’s animal magnetism as a “scientific” for of folk magic. The relationship between mesmerists and debunkers. The parallels in “rationality as…
1914 - Globalists: The End Of Empire & the Birth of Neoliberalism w/ Quinn Slobodian
Aug 29 • 51 min
Today, writer Quinn Slobodian joins us to discuss his new book, ‘Globalists: The End Of Empire & the Birth of Neoliberalism.’ With Sam, he discusses Neoliberalism as a discrete political movement for technocratic protection of capitalism. The…
1913 - This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent w/ Daegan Miller
Aug 28 • 51 min
Today writer Daegan Miller (@DaeganMiller) joins us to discuss his new book, ‘This Radical Land: A Natural History of Dissent.’ Fun half returns next Tuesday. What is radical environmentalism? How freedom and justice require environmental ethics, and…
1912 - America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers & the Struggle for Equality w/ Anna-Lisa Cox
Aug 27 • 46 min
Today, an interview with historian Anna-Lisa Cox on her new book, “The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.” Cox uncovers the early history of America’s black frontiersman in the late 18th…
1911 - Elon Musk’s Dumpster Fire & Is Spike Lee Too Easy On Cops? w/ Corey Pein & Film Guy Matthew
Aug 24 • 118 min
Journalist and author Corey Pein (@coreypein) and Matthew “Film Guy” Weiss (@langdonboom) join us. On today’s show: Jesse Watters’ futile attempts to own Jessica Tarlov on immigrants and crime. Corey Pein (@coreypein) joins us to discuss Elon Musk,…
1910 - The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks At Our Political Crisis w/ Martha Nussbaum
Aug 23 • 73 min
Martha Nussbaum, author and philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, joins us to discuss her new book, “The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks At Our Political Crisis.” On today’s show: Tucker Carlson’s willfully demented take on South…
1909 - Cohen Wants To Sing, Will Mueller Listen?
Aug 22 • 58 min
On today’s show: Trump doesn’t address Manafort or Cohen, talks instead about deals and his mom’s “gestating” turkey. Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis says Cohen would not accept Trump’s presidential pardon, and Cohen has info on Trump and Russia to…
1908 - The Black & Blue: Revealing Racism & Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement w/ Matthew Horace
Aug 21 • 47 min
Author Matthew Horace joins us to discuss his new book, The Black & Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement. Horace presents an insider’s examination of police tactics, which he concludes is an…
1907 - The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy With Anna Clark
Aug 20 • 72 min
Journalist and author Anna Clark (@annaleighclark) joins us to discuss her new book, The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy. On today’s show: An update on Ronald Raygun’s client, Humberto, who will make bond thanks…
1906 -Elizabeth Warren Brings Some Accountability To Capitalism w/ Cliff Schecter
Aug 17 • 88 min
On today’s show: Trump honors Aretha Franklin at cabinet meeting by saying she worked for him on “numerous occasions.” Lara Trump’s call offering Omarosa $15k/month to work on Trump 2020 team. Fox News reports there’s nothing to see in new Omarosa…