The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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1847 - ICE Loses 1475 Children, Football Players Lose Speech Rights w/ Benjamin Dixon & Ben Mankiewicz
May 25 • 85 min
Good morning on everyone on today’s show, Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) and Ben Mankiewicz. We are live at 12:00 ET. First, ICE has lost 1475 children they ripped from parents they’ve detained. It must go. Then, Ben Dixon joins us…
1846 - Bullsh*t Jobs w/ David Graeber
May 24 • 74 min
Anthropologist David Graeber (@davidgraeber) joins us to discuss his book, “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory.” On today’s show: Trump says NFL protesters shouldn’t be in the country. Milwaukee police tase NBA player Sterling Brown over parking infraction….
1845 - Trump Omnibus Scandal Parade w/ Marcy Wheeler
May 23 • 65 min
Journalist Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel) joins us to discuss the latest on the Mueller investigation. On today’s show: Trump tells anecdote about young girl coming home from “schloogp.” Congress passes “right to try” bill that will undercut FDA’s…
1844 - Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of Silicon Valley w/ Yasha Levine (& Cliff Schecter Bonus)
May 22 • 80 min
Journalist Yasha Levine (@yashalevine) joins us to discuss his new book, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of Silicon Valley, and Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) joins us to talk about his new project, Ohioans for Economic…
1843 - Trump’s NK Jitters & Blame Everything But The Gun
May 21 • 70 min
On today’s show: Trump is having second thoughts on his negotiations with North Korea. The Supreme Court issues an anti-labor ruling. Home Depot tycoon Ken Langone tells millennials they, too, can love capitalism if only they give it a try. Border…
1842 - Trump’s Corruption, the Democrats’ Midterm Strategy, and a Failed Attack on SNAP w/ Digby & Larry Murphy
May 18 • 97 min
Digby (@digby56) and Larry Murphy join us. On today’s show: Bill Gates reveals that Trump asked him the difference between HIV and HPV, twice. Racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg once harassed vlogger Willie Morris on the street, calling him an “ugly…
1841 - Univision Is A F***ing Mess: A Tale of Corporate Media w/ David Uberti
May 17 • 38 min
Splinter media reporter David Uberti joins us to discuss his latest investigative piece, “Univision is a F***cking Mess,” where he dives into how corporate raiding, complacency, excess, and incompetence are gutting what was once the most promising…
1840 - Encouraging Primaries & the Fallout of Rolling Back of Dodd Frank w/ David Dayen
May 16 • 59 min
Journalist David Dayen(@ddayen), of the Nation, the Intercept, the New Republic and more, joins us. On today’s show: Michigan state reaches $500 million settlement for Larry Nassar’s victims. Tucker Carlson calls Pat Davis’ anti-NRA ad “rude,”…
1839 - Israel’s Mass Killings at the Gaza Border w/ Yousef Munayyer
May 15 • 56 min
Yousef Munayyer (@YousefMunayyer), Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, joins us. On today’s show: IDF deploys tear gas drones against protesters at Gaza border. Nikki Haley lays blame for the violence on Hamas and their…
1838 - The Intellectual Dark Web, Explained: What Jordan Peterson Has In Common w/ The Alt-Right w/ Henry Farrell
May 14 • 78 min
Henry Farrell (@henryfarrell), professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, joins us to discuss his latest piece for Vox, “The intellectual dark web, explained: what Jordan Peterson has in common with the…
1837 - Our Corrupted Swampacrocy And Are We a Torture Nation? w/ Cliff Schecter & Film Guy Matthew Weiss
May 11 • 101 min
Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us for Casual Friday. On today’s show: Fox News says torture works, just ask “song bird” John McCain. Damn! Cliff Schecter joins us to break down the latest news…
1836 - What Intellectual Dark Web? w/ Douglas Lain
May 10 • 62 min
Zero Books editor and podcast host Douglas Lain joins Michael to take a birdseye view of the much discussed and hotly debated conversation surrounding the “Intellectual Dark Web,” the internet’s latest cast of “renegades” shaking things up in the…
1835 - Gina Haspel Gets Away w/ Torture, Oliver North Takes Reins at NRA, & Michael Cohen’s Shady LLC
May 9 • 77 min
On today’s show: Oliver North says the NRA is under attack, admits to being a gun runner, wants to scrap the Iran deal. Code Pink protests at Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing. Haspel claims she didn’t play a role in destroying the torture tapes, but…
1834 -Amazon As The Market and Our Toxic Monopolies w/ Stacy Mitchell
May 8 • 55 min
On today’s show, Stacy Mitchell, (@stacyfmitchell) the co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, joins us to explain how to rein in toxic monopolies. How Amazon cornered the online retail market with its “free” shipping…
1833 - The Left’s Missing Foreign Policy w/ Aziz Rana
May 7 • 69 min
Cornell Law professor Aziz Rana joins us to discuss the left’s missing foreign policy and the pressing need, fifteen years after the Iraq invasion, for a non-imperial vision of the US and the world. You can read his latest at n+1. In the run-up…
1832 - Giuliani’s Self-Own, Kanye’s Crazy, and Dragging Dennis Miller w/ Mark Thompson & Andy Kindler
May 4 • 106 min
Mark Thompson (@ministter) and Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) join us to break down the week’s news. The end of blue slips as a way to stop Trump’s judicial nominees. Don Blankenship’s insane campaign ad about “Chinapeople” and “Cocaine Mitch.” Mark…
1831 - Bernie Sanders Is Building a Digital Media Empire w/ Gabriel Debenedetti
May 3 • 41 min
Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) from New York Magazine joins us to detail how Bernie Sanders’ media presence is changing how politicians advance their platform in the 21st century. On today’s show: Rudy Giuliani tells Sean Hannity that Trump…
1830 - Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters w/ Amanda Marcotte
May 2 • 60 min
Salon’s Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) joins us to discuss her new book, Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself. On today’s show: Proud Boy defeated by cardboard…
1829 - Crashing The Iran Deal w/ Trita Parsi
May 1 • 51 min
Trita Parsi (@tparsi), president of the National Iranian American Council and author of ‘Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy,’ joins us. On today’s show: Trump didn’t discuss his “shithole countries” remark with Nigerian…
1828 - Has Peace Vanished as a US Policy Objective? w/ Andrew Bacevich
Apr 30 • 67 min
Donald Trump makes some disgusting comments about the Para Olympics and of course no one cares. ` Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and…
1827 - Korea’s Breakthrough & the DCCC’s Fail w/ Benjamin Dixon & Judy Gold
Apr 27 • 112 min
Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani roasts Trump for not knowing anything about international treaties and just being a “merchant”. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) breaks down the historical breakthrough of the handshake between the North Korean…
1826 - Postal Banking, Activists, & the AZ Special Election w/ Daniel Marans
Apr 26 • 56 min
Daniel Marans (@DanielMarans) of The Huffington Post joins us to discuss postal banking, the special election in AZ, and more. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposed Postal Banking Act and how it would hurt predatory lenders. How durable is this…
1825 - The True Source of Racial Science w/ Terence Keel
Apr 25 • 85 min
Terence Keel, Assistant Professor of History and Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, joins us to discuss his book, Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science. On today’s show: Dr. Ronny Jackson…
1824 - Driving after Class: Anxious Times in an American Suburb w/ Rachel Heiman
Apr 24 • 60 min
Rachel Heiman, associate professor of anthropology at The New School, joins us to discuss her book, Driving after Class: Anxious Times in an American Suburb. On today’s show: Mitt Romney heckles Russell Westbrook at NBA playoff game, isn’t doing…
1823 - CIA Clears Haspel’s War Crimes, Milo vs. DSA, & Wisconsin Punishes Food Stamp Recipients
Apr 23 • 54 min
On today’s show: Tom Perez defends the cost of the DNC’s lawsuit against Russia and Wikileaks. Milo gets shouted out of a Manhattan bar by the DSA. Gina Haspel’s involvement in Bush-era torture program, black site prisons, destroying evidence….