The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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2355 - Uprisings & Fighting for Democracy w/ Wosny Lambre
Jun 4 • 92 min
Michael Brooks hosts Wosny Lambre () of the Athletic and Count the Dings network to discuss the protests underway across America. On today’s show: Cops assault man who is just trying to get home in NYC. Letter from PBA to cops trying to suppress…
2354 - Protests, Police Violence…Primaries? w/ Aaron Kleinman & Michael Brooks
Jun 3 • 63 min
Sam hosts Aaron Kleinman (), director of research at the Future Now Fund, to discuss last night’s primary results and voting during Covid-19, and Michael Brooks joins for the fun half. On today’s show: DC police teargas a 100% peaceful protest. Lakota…
2353 - Trump Demands Dominance & Bible Photo-Ops w/ Nomiki Konst
Jun 2 • 71 min
Sam breaks down the latest round of protests and Trump’s efforts to rally the silent majority. Sam reviews Trump’s call state governors in the show’s free half, where the president demanded they “dominate” protestors and jail those who organized the…
2352 - Nationwide Protests & the Great Influenza w/ Scott Roberts & John Barry
Jun 1 • 85 min
Sam hosts Scott Roberts, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Campaigns at Color of Change, to discuss the nationwide protests against police brutality. John Barry, author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Plague in…
2351 - Unrest in Minneapolis w/ Howard Bryant & Alex Pareene
May 29 • 101 min
Sam hosts Howard Bryant (), ESPN writer and author of , and the New Republic’s Alex Pareene () to discuss the week’s top stories and the on-going protests and unrest in Minneapolis. On today’s show: Hennepin County DA says there’s evidence that…
2350 - Protests in Minnesota & The Gig Academy w/ Daniel Bessner
May 28 • 68 min
Michael Brooks hosts Professor Daniel Bessner () 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…
2349 - Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism w/ Touré F. Reed
May 27 • 74 min
Sam hosts Touré F. Reed, professor of history at Illinois State University, to discuss his new book and the reforms needed to address racial inequality and disparities. On today’s show: Andrew Ross Sorkin loses it over co-hosts’ lack…
2348 - The Price of Peace: the Life of John Maynard Keynes w/ Zachary Carter
May 26 • 70 min
Sam hosts HuffPost journalist Zachary Carter to discuss his new book, . 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…
2347 - Trump Plays His Greatest Hits & Biden Takes Black Votes For Granted w/ Brandon Sutton & Matthew Film Guy
May 22 • 102 min
Sam recaps the week’s biggest stories with Brandon Sutton () of The Discourse podcast, and Matthew Film Guy () shares his latest movie picks for shelter in place. On today’s show: Trump’s Abbott and Costello explanation of his most recent Covid…
2346 - Henry Wallace & the Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party w/ John Nichols
May 21 • 76 min
Michael Brooks hosts The Nation’s John Nichols () to discuss his upcoming book, . On today’s show: Trump says voting is an honor, should not be a write-in thing. The Nation’s John Nichols () joins Michael to discuss his upcoming…
2345 - Supreme Court Set to Make Trump Even More Unaccountable w/ Ian Millhiser
May 20 • 62 min
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 …
2344 - What Will This Summer Bring w/ Yale Epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves
May 19 • 63 min
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…
2343 - Understanding Pandemic Monetary Policy w/ Nathan Tankus
May 18 • 87 min
Sam hosts , 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 (https://tinyurl.com/y76aljt4) On today’s…
2342 - The Dems’ Hapless Covid Response & QAnon Explained w/ David Dayen & Matt Binder
May 15 • 113 min
Sam hosts David Dayen (), executive editor at The American Prospect, and Matt Binder (), host of the podcast and writer at Mashable. On today’s show: Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright says winter 2020 could be “darkest in modern history.” David…
2341 - Why South Korea Succeeded Where the US Failed w/ Tim Shorrock
May 14 • 46 min
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…
2340 - The Winners & Losers of the ‘HEROES’ Act
May 13 • 50 min
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…
2339 - The Broken Heart of America w/ Walter Johnson
May 12 • 61 min
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…
2338 - A Post-Pandemic Economy w/ Mark Blyth
May 11 • 59 min
Sam hosts economist Mark Blyth () 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…
2337 - Flynn Off The Hook, Trump’s Alternate Reality & Nurses’ Solidarity w/ Alex Pareene, Jean Ross, & Andy Kindler
May 8 • 110 min
Sam hosts Alex Pareene () of the New Republic and Comedian Andy Kindler () 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…
2336 - What’s Happening in Venezuela & Lawfare in Latin America w/ Guillaume Long
May 7 • 76 min
Michael Brooks hosts former Foreign Minister of Ecuador Guillaume Long () 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…
2335 - The GOP’s Disaster Austerity & The Moral Hazard Of Listening To Science
May 6 • 61 min
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…
2334 - The Cigarette: A Political History w/ Sarah Milov
May 5 • 63 min
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…
2333 - The Corona Timeline In Our Era of Failed Leadership w/ David Wallace-Wells
May 4 • 71 min
Sam hosts New York Magazine writer and author David Wallace-Wells () 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…
2332 - May Day Friday & National Rent Strike w/ Digby, Judy Gold, & Winsome Pendergrass
May 1 • 166 min
Sam hosts Digby () and comedian Judy Gold () this May Day Friday, and special guest Winsome Pendergrass (), 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…
2331 - How Mexican Elites Weaponized Covid-19 Against AMLO w/ Kurt Hackbarth
Apr 30 • 63 min
Michael Brooks hosts Kurt Hackbarth () of Jacobin to discuss his latest piece, “,” 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:…