The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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2074 - Planet Fox: How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire Of Influence Remade The World w/ Jonathan Mahler
Apr 19 • 42 min
Jonathan Mahler (@jonathanmahler), staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, joins us to discuss his article, ‘Planet Fox: How Rupert Murdoh’s Empire of Influence Remade the World.’ 88-year-old Rupert Murdoch currently sits atop the world’s most…
2073 - Barr’s Kabuki Theater & Democratic Party Drama w/ Sean McElwee
Apr 18 • 72 min
Good morning, today the MR crew breaks down the live news from Barr’s Mueller Report press conference and the fight for the Democratic nomination’s latest war of words between Bernie Sanders and the Center for American Progress. While the Mueller…
2072 - The Top Pelosi Aide Aiming to Kill Medicare For All w/ David Dayen
Apr 17 • 77 min
David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss Wendell Primus, the top aide to Nancy Pelosi who is trying to destroy single payer healthcare. On today’s show: Gov. Cuomo to sign Child Victims Act into law in NY. Republicans block Democrat-led efforts…
2071 - Keywords: the New Language of Capitalism w/ John Patrick Leary
Apr 16 • 67 min
John Patrick Leary (@JohnPatLeary), Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University, joins us to discuss his book, Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism. On today’s show: Bernie dominates Fox News town hall with #MedicareForAll…
2070 - Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management w/ Caitlin Rosenthal
Apr 15 • 71 min
Caitlin Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss her new book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management. On today’s show: Sarah Sanders says Congress isn’t smart enough to look over…
2069 -Trial Lawyer Conference- Tainted Medicines And Wildfires
Apr 12 • 80 min
Sam is at the Torts Law Conference in Las Vegas. On Day Two, Sam speaks with Daniel Nigh and Archie Lamb of the firm Levin Papantonio about suits concerning faulty medications and the California wild fires. Also: Andrew Bederman, chair of the American…
2068 - Trial Lawyer Conference- Corporate Malfeasance and A Win For Sexual Abuse Victims
Apr 11 • 74 min
Sam is at the Trial Lawyer Conference in Las Vegas. Sam is joined by lawyers and movement leaders to discuss corporate malfeasance, a nationwide effort to extend statute of limitations for sexual abuse limitations, and the possibility of new and…
2067 - The Trump Of Israel Wins Re-election & More Bad Faith Attacks On Ilhan Omar
Apr 10 • 45 min
Fox’s Brian Kilmeade smears Rep. Ilhan Omar: “You have to wonder if she’s an American first.” Trump says Bibi re-election gives better chance of peace in Middle East. Dianna Buttu explains Palestnians’ position on Israeli elections: “you either choose…
2066 - Debating Russia, Trump And Mueller w/ Glenn Greenwald
Apr 9 • 75 min
Sam discusses the Mueller investigation with Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald), journalist at The Intercept. On today’s show: Meghan McCain tells Joy Behar it’s her job to listen to her. Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald), journalist at The Intercept, joins…
2065 - The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption w/ Dahr Jamail
Apr 8 • 60 min
Dahr Jamail (@DahrJamail), author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption, joins us. On today’s show: Kirstjen Nielsen tells National Sheriffs’ Association “don’t believe the press” about…
2064 - Billionaire Pablum & Mitch McConnell’s Wretched Legacy w/Alex Pareene & David Feldman
Apr 5 • 93 min
Alex Pareene (@pareene) joins us in studio(!) and David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) joins us by phone. On today’s show: Howard Schultz’s bs immigration plan: Check your ego at the door, Congress. Howard Schultz pablum: “We need to live our…
2063 - The Trump Administration Green Lights a Saudi Nuclear Deal w/ Mike Hanna
Apr 4 • 53 min
Good morning, joining Michael Brooks on today’s show is Mike Hanna to discuss the story behind how the Trump administration approved private nuclear development contracts to the Saudi regime. Mike Hanna helps explain the Trump administrations…
2062 - Cruel & Unusual Punishment & The Importance Of The Courts w/ the MR Crew
Apr 3 • 61 min
On today’s show: Trump wants to abolish immigration judges. Kris Kobach, a possible pick for Trump’s “immigration Czar,” advocates for “processing towns” where asylum seekers are concentrated into “camps.” Neil Gorsuch rules that “cruel and unusual”…
2061 - Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism w/ Stephanie L. Mudge
Apr 2 • 62 min
Stephanie L. Mudge (@stephaniemudge), author of Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism, joins us. On today’s show: Bernie explains policy that would outlaw right-to-work states. Stephanie L….
2060 - American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear w/ Khaled Beydoun
Apr 1 • 70 min
Author and law professor Khaled Beydoun joins MR to discuss his book American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear. Fox & Friends chyron claims Trump cut aid to “three Mexican countries.” Author and law professor…
2059 - Debating Russiagate w/ Michael Tracey & The Case That Could Jeopardize The ACA w/ Benjamin Dixon & Judy Gold
Mar 29 • 169 min
Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon ) and Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) join us. Also: Sam debates Michael Tracey. On today’s show: Fox and Friends: Who needs a 300 page report when we have a 4 page summary? Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon),…
2058 - Foreign Policy Beyond Good & Evil w/ Daniel Bessner
Mar 28 • 62 min
Good Thursday morning, joining Michael today is professor Daniel Bessner, author of Democracy in Exile, to discuss his latest piece in the Nation “Foreign Policy Beyond Good and Evil.” Bessner argues that as the 2020 primaries come into…
2057 - An American Sickness: How The Market Cannot Keep Us Healthy w/ Elisabeth Rosenthal
Mar 27 • 69 min
Elisabeth Rosenthal (@RosenthalHealth), author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How We Can Take It Back, joins us. On today’s show: Bernie Sanders says “get rid of the insurance companies,” won’t support…
2056 - How Our Politicians Let Corporations & Bigwigs Steal Our Money & Jobs w/ Pat Garofalo
Mar 26 • 59 min
Author and Talk Poverty Editor Pat Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) joins us to discuss his new book, The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs. On today’s show: A breakdown of the web…
2055 - Breaking Down the Mueller Report w/ MR Team
Mar 25 • 81 min
On today’s show, we respond to the Mueller Report. Nunes says the Mueller report should be burned. Sam breaks down the findings that have been released so far. While not a complete exoneration, the Mueller investigation did not find evidence to…
2054 - 2020 Sweeps Have Been Where Will It End w/ Virgil Texas
Mar 22 • 100 min
Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas ), co-host of Chapo Trap House and co-author of The Chapo Guide to Revolution: a Manifesto Against Logic, Facts and Reason, joins us. On today’s show: Pete Hegseth can’t stand these damn identity politics. An…
2053 - The Korean Peace Process w/ Richard Beck
Mar 21 • 49 min
Good Thursday morning, joining Michael Brooks on today’s Majority Report is Richard Beck to discuss his essay, “The Korean Peace Process” published in n+1. Beck breaks down American foreign policy on the Korean peninsula and it hasn’t…
2052 - Beto’s Fuzzy Fundraising Figures & Warren’s Plan To Restore Democracy
Mar 20 • 72 min
On today’s show: Katie Pavlich says US deserves more credit for ending slavery. Beto releases fundraising figures, doesn’t say how many unique donors he had. Former Beto staffer writes Facebook post saying he’s not a progressive. Warren wants to…
2051 - Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression w/ Johann Hari
Mar 19 • 72 min
Author Johann Hari (@johannhari101 ) joins us to discuss his new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions.” On today’s show: AOC talks about the scarcity mindset with regard to NYC public…
2050 - The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions w/ Jason Hickel
Mar 18 • 65 min
Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel), author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, joins us. On today’s show: Spotify sues Apple for monopolistic practices. Joe Biden’s comments on New Left criticism: “Most progressive…