The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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1987 - How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens w/ Bernard E. Harcourt
Dec 10 • 70 min
Bernard E. Harcourt (@BernardHarcourt), the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, joins us to discuss his new book, ‘The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to…
1986 - Trump Attacks CFPB, Post Office & The Beto Wars Heat Up w/ David Dayen
Dec 7 • 109 min
Journalist David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us in studio. On today’s show: Rex Tillerson uses rare public appearance to say Trump doesn’t read. David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss the latest news from Washington, including: How the Trump White…
1985 - What Does a Left Foreign Policy Look Like? w/ Daniel Bessner
Dec 6 • 66 min
Daniel Bessner, professor at Washington University’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and author of Democracy in Exile, joins Michael Brooks to explains his vision of an authentically left-progressive foreign policy. Bessner and…
1984 - Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires w/ Juan Cole
Dec 5 • 65 min
Juan Cole (@jricole), Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires, joins us. On today’s show: Trump takes motorcade less than .1 miles…
1983 - Republicans Lose, So They Mount Coups w/ Ari Berman
Dec 4 • 67 min
Good morning everyone, on today’s show Mother Jones writer Ari Berman (@AriBerman) joins us. First, Joy Behar and Meghan McCain get into a shouting match after Joy suggest HW Bush was better on the environment than Trump. Then, Ari Berman outline the…
1982 - Mueller Closing in? w/ Marcy Wheeler
Dec 3 • 82 min
Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel) joins us. On today’s show: MBS shakes Putin’s hand at G-20 summit while Trump looks on jealously. Trump looks over at Peña Nieto and Trudeau before signing USMCA, says “let’s go.”…
1981- Mueller Time Approaches & Democratic Wrangling Begins w/ Benjamin Dixon & Film Guy Matthew Weiss
Nov 30 • 90 min
Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon, co-founder of The North Star, and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom), join us. On today’s show: Sam sets a right winger straight re: his “suicide may be the only option” comments. Kid Rock says we can disagree…
1980 - The Would-Be Terrorist vs. the FBI w/ Michael Mariani
Nov 29 • 61 min
Journalist Mike Mariani (@MikesMariani) joins us to discuss his latest piece in GQ, “The Would-Be Terrorist vs. the FBI.” On today’s show: Trump says Michael Cohen is “a weak person” for taking another plea deal. Back in October: Eric Trump says…
1979 - The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite & the Decline of US Primacy w/ Stephen Walt
Nov 28 • 61 min
Stephen Walt (@stephenWalt), Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, joins us. On today’s show: Sam…
1978 - Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico w/ Alyshia Gálvez
Nov 27 • 76 min
Alyshia Galvez (@alyshiagalvez), author of ‘Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico,’ joins us. Sam answers a listener’s question on the pitfalls of economic nationalism. Trump promises no auto plant closures in Michigan…
1977 - House Progressives & the Quest For Committee Power w/ David Dayen
Nov 26 • 74 min
David Dayen joins Sam to discuss his recently published piece in the Intercept, “House Progressives are Facing an Unexpected Problem in their Quest for Committee Power.” Dayen lays out the recent history of the Progressive Caucus and illustrates…
1976 - Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work w/ Alex Rosenblat
Nov 23 • 35 min
Today, Alex Rosenblat, researcher for Data & Society, joins us to discuss her new book “Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work.” How Uber’s incentive structure inserts itself into drivers’ lives despite the initial promise of…
1975 - MR News & Thanksgiving w/ “Cindy Hyde-Smith”
Nov 21 • 68 min
Before the MR Crew heads to Mar-A-Lago for Thanksgiving, we brief you on the latest stories including Trump using the DOJ to target political enemies, Matt Whitaker’s dark money slush fund, and how Trump’s acceptance of the Khasshogi…
1974 - The Turnout Gap: Inequality in a Diversifying America w/ Bernard L. Fraga
Nov 20 • 67 min
Professor Bernard L. Fraga (@blfraga) joins us on today’s show to discuss his new book, The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America. We’re live at 12:00 pm ET. Professor Fraga…
1973 - Does Mike Pence Think God Wants Him to Be President? w/ Michael D’Antonio
Nov 19 • 72 min
Michael D’Antonio joins the program to discuss his latest book, The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence. Mike Pence has had his sights sent on the presidency since beginning his career in politics. D’Antonio believes Mike…
1972 - NYT Exposes Facebook, Schumer, & Pod Save America & Is Dennis Miller a Genius? w/ Ana Kasparian & David Feldman
Nov 16 • 98 min
It’s Casual Friday here on the Majority Report and joining Michael Brooks are friends of the show Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks and comedy writer David Feldman of the David Feldman Show. Michael and Ana break down the midterm results and…
1971 - The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, SCOTUS, & the Battle for the American Mind w/ Justin Driver
Nov 15 • 51 min
On today’s Majority Report, UChicago Law Professor and former SCOTUS clerk, Justin Driver joins the program to talk about his new book The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind. In the…
1970 - Trump’s Matt Whitaker Fail & Coming Indictments? w/ Marcy Wheeler
Nov 14 • 89 min
Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel), independent journalist at EmptyWheel.net, joins us. On today’s show: Stuart Varney drags AOC on Amazon, says “the young lady does not understand growth.” Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel), independent journalist at…
1969 - Identity Crisis: The Battle for the Meaning of America w/ John Sides
Nov 13 • 82 min
John Sides (@johnmsides), professor of political science at George Washington University and co-author of Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America, joins us. On today’s show: Andrew Gillum…
1968 - Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation & Radicalization in American Politics w/ Yochai Benkler
Nov 12 • 80 min
Yochai Benkler (@YochaiBenkler), Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, joins us to discuss his new book, Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. On…
1967 - Midterms Getting Wavier As GOP Tries To Obstruct Votes w/ Benjamin Dixon & Judy Gold
Nov 9 • 117 min
Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) and Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) join us for Casual Friday. On today’s show: Trump “regrets” his “tone” over the past two years. Trump blasts “disgrace” Jim Acosta, “loser” April Ryan, suggests more reporters could…
1966 - Trump & the Future of the INF w/ Joseph Cirincione
Nov 8 • 67 min
On today’s show, Joseph Cirincione (@Cirincione), President of the Ploughshare Fund, joins Michael to discuss the future of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and why elected officials on both sides of the aisle are pleading with…
1965 - 2018 Midterm Election Breakdown w/ Dave Weigel
Nov 7 • 64 min
The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel (@daveweigel ) joins us to discuss the midterm election results. On today’s show: Woman describes why she voted for McCaskill: her husband was poor in America and died because he didn’t have health…
Midterm Elections 2018: Continuous Coverage
Nov 6 • 228 min
Full coverage of the 2018 US midterm elections, featuring the MR Crew and special guests Nomi Konst, David Dayen, and more.
1964 - This Election’s Greatest Wave Could Come Down-Ballot, Way Down-Ballot w/ Sean McElwee
Nov 6 • 59 min
Sean McElwee (@SeanMcElwee) of Data For Progress joins us to discuss his predictions for the midterms. On today’s show: Trump says he (kind of, maybe) regrets his tone over the past two years, but it’s the media’s fault. Sean McElwee…