The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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1759 - The ICE Terror Campaign Against Immigrant Families w/ Corey Pein
Jan 22 • 60 min
Hello everyone. Today, journalist Corey Pein (@CoreyPein) joins us to discuss the brutal crackdown on immigrants and the state of the government shutdown. First, a Steakhouse CEO is upset waitstaff no longer act like servants. Then, Corey and Michael…
1758 - Government Shutdown, Trump’s Secret Fetish, and Bernie Sanders Calls In (For Real!)
Jan 19 • 124 min
On today’s show: Mark Steyn says “at least white supremacists are American citizens.” Heather Parton a.k.a. Digby (@digby56) joins us to talk government shutdown. Will Democrats hold the line on DACA, or will they cave like they always do?…
1757 - GOP Attacks on DACA, Looming Government Shutdown, & Legalized Slavery for Refugees
Jan 18 • 39 min
On today’s show: Fox News’ Bob Massi thinks the Democrats boycotting Trump’s state of the union are the real racists, Senator Ed Markey says Dems are “not going to blink” without DACA, General John Kelly says Trump’s views on the wall have “evolved”…
1756 - Wisconsin Election Surprise w/ Dave Weigel
Jan 17 • 47 min
Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to talk about the changing political tide. On today’s show: Trump paid adult performer Stormy Daniels $150k for mysterious reasons but nobody cares because it’s Trump, and Eric Trump goes on Fox and Friends to…
1755 - GOP Determined to Avoid Shutdown, Terrorize Children & Families with Immigration Policy
Jan 16 • 50 min
Iowa voters openly laugh at State Senator Joni Ernst when she suggests Trump is “standing up” for certain countries, Tom Cotton thinks the Democrats will be punished politically if they shut down the government over DACA, KY governor Matt Bevin…
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018
Jan 15 • 163 min
Dr. King’s first tv “interview” from the show “The Open Mind – The New Negro” in 1957, hosted by Professor Richard D. Hefner. Beyond Vietnam, delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. MLK’s last speech…
1754 - The Evils of Aflac, GOP Tax Bill Layoffs, & Psychedelic Cinema w/ David Dayen & Film Guy Matthew
Jan 12 • 104 min
David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss the evils of Aflac and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) drops some quality movie recommendations. On today’s show: Dick Durbin is outraged that Trump called countries “shitholes,”…
1753 - The Real Causes of the Iranian Protests w/ Trita Parsi
Jan 11 • 48 min
Trita Parsi, the founder and president of the Iranian American Council, joins us to discuss the recent Iran protests. Parsi explains how the country’s government’s leaked budget, with cuts to entitlements, and new taxes enraged its citizens and…
1752 - The Killing of Eric Garner w/ Matt Taibbi
Jan 10 • 64 min
Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) joins us to discuss his new book, I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street. On today’s show: Infamous former sheriff Joe Arpaio thinks he’s qualified to be a senator, and click here to win a ticket to see Dennis Miller…
1751 - Murphy Oil & What Me Too Can Teach the Labor Movement w/ Jane McAlevey
Jan 9 • 70 min
Author, labor organizer and scholar Jane McAlevey (@rsgexp), author of “Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement” joins us to discuss union organizing in the age of Trump. On today’s show: Trump’s HHS nominee…
1750 - Hidden in Plain Sight: America’s Slaves of the New Millennium w/ Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco
Jan 8 • 63 min
Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco (@MehlmanOrozco) joins us to discuss her new book Hidden in Plain Sight: America’s Slaves of the New Millennium. Drawing on a large volume of research, Mehlman-Orozco debunks some of the preconceived…
1749 - Pot, Drilling, and Bannon: The GOP’s Senate Nightmare w/ Cliff Schecter & Andy Kindler
Jan 5 • 108 min
On this Casual Friday episode, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) joins us to discuss the Democrats’ chances of re-taking the Senate, Jeff Sessions’ racist war on pot, the electoral impact of Puerto Ricans moving to Florida, and why the Democrats…
1748 - Extremism and Democracy: The Far Right In America w/ Cas Mudde
Jan 4 • 54 min
On this episode of The Majority Report, Cas Mudde (@CasMudde), an assistant Professor of International Relations at University of Georgia and author of The Far Right in America (Extremism and Democracy), joins us to discuss far right…
1747 - The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare w/ Suzanne Gordon
Jan 3 • 51 min
Trita Parsi calls out William Kristol for his calls to bomb and kill Iranians. Healthcare journalist Suzanne Gordon (@suzannecgordon) : “The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Car”,…
1746 - The Republican Assault That Was 2017 & What Will Come In 2018
Jan 2 • 39 min
Fox & Friends freaks out about California decriminalizing weed and making itself a sanctuary state. The Trump Administration makes it easier for Oil companies to create another Deep Water Horizon spill. Also nursing homes will be less safe thanks…
Best Of 2017: Becky Bond and Zack Exley: Lessons From Bernie’s “Big Organizing”
Jan 1 • 78 min
Best of from November 2016: Zack Exley (@zackexley) and Becky Bond (@bbond) on their new book on lessons from their time on the Bernie Sanders campaign: Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything (Paperback – November 18,…
Best Of 2017: Naomi Klein: No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Dec 29, 2017 • 75 min
From August 2017: Best selling author Naomi Klein, author of, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, explains the history of modern branding. The formation of the Trump brand. The liberals who helped create…
Best Of 2017: Chris Hayes: A Colony In A Nation
Dec 28, 2017 • 79 min
Best of from April 2017, Chris Hayes, host of the Chris Hayes Show and author of, A Colony in a Nation, explains Richard Nixon’s role in the creation of the modern law and order state. Colonialism and American revolution. Why smugglers were popular…
Best Of 2017: What You Think You Know About Money is Wrong w/ Stephanie Kelton
Dec 27, 2017 • 73 min
An interview from May 2014: Professor Stephanie Kelton explains the Bretton Woods System and the end of the Gold Standard in the 1970s, why comparisons to the Weimar Republic and Zimbabwe made by austerity promoters are wrong, high inflation does not…
Best Of 2017: Eric Foner: American Radicals and the Change We Could Believe In
Dec 26, 2017 • 76 min
From February 8th: Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, explains what is radicalism. Why radicalism is different from liberalism and incrementalism. Has America always had radicals. The 1990s and the “end of…
Best Of 2017: Ganesh Sitaraman: The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution
Dec 25, 2017 • 35 min
For the best-of today, an interview from April 14th: Ganesh Sitaraman (@GaneshSitaraman) is an Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. He joins us to discuss his new book, “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic…
1745 - Fran Lebowitz, Cliff Schecter, Isabel Gillies & Film Guy Matthew
Dec 22, 2017 • 194 min
It’s the last live Majority Report of 2017, and have we got a star-studded line-up for you! First, cultural critic Fran Lebowitz joins us to discuss the rise of Trump, what it means about America, and what happened to our class consciousness. Next,…
1744 - The Media’s Portrayal Of Black Families Is A Lie w/ Travis L. Dixon
Dec 21, 2017 • 64 min
On this episode of MR, Travis L Dixon (@Dr_TLDixon), a professor of communication at the University of Illinois, discusses his new report for Color of Change, A Dangerous Distortion of Our Families: Representations of Families, By Race, in…
1743 - The GOP Tax Heist and ‘Coastal Elite’ Microaggressions
Dec 20, 2017 • 80 min
On this episode of the Majority Report, Paul Ryan does his smarmy best to pretend the GOP tax bill will help the 99% and not add to the deficit (not that the latter matters), animatronic William Howard Taft calls in to praise Donald Trump, banks plan…
1742 - The Republican Tax Deal & a Look Back on 2017 w/ David Dayen
Dec 19, 2017 • 70 min
This episode of the Majority Report begins with a viewing of the newly unveiled animatronic Trump at Disney World. Will it bring on the robot revolution? Then journalist David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss the Republican tax bill and the…