Category Archives: Podcast

3/31 Ian Millhiser: The Surprising Wretched History of the Supreme Court

Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and author of Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, explains the regressive history of the Supreme Court. The historically accident of … Continue reading

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3/30 Nathan Schneider: Our Anarchist Future?

Journalist Nathan Scheider, author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, explains the different models of the sharing economy. Silicon Valley innovation and the loss of critical discourse on inequality and power. The Cooperative economy. Europe’s push for a new … Continue reading

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3/27 Casual Friday: Guy Lawson

Journalist Guy Lawson, explains the national crisis of Police violence. The power of the Police uniform. Mental illness and police killings. The Supreme Court and the Police responsibility to not escalate. Why the high crimes of US officials are blamed … Continue reading

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3/26 Jeff Madrick: Why Economist Cling to Discredited Ideas

Economist Jeff Madrick, author of the recent book, Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World,explains why mainstream economists failed to anticipate the 2008 economic crisis. The “invisible hand” utopia myth and why it is dangerous for … Continue reading

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3/25 Mike Konczal: Free Trade Isn’t about Trade. It’s About Bureaucrats—and Guns

Roosevelt Institution Fellow, Mike Konczal, explains why trade agreements are not about trade. Why today’s generation of trade agreements are about corporate deregulation. Why trade agreements favors tobacco interests over public health. Why the TPP is even worse. Why we … Continue reading

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3/24 Barrett Brown: Explains Why He is In Prison For Doing His Job

Imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown, explains how he ended up in Prison. Corporate spying and the DOJ. What is Stratfor and what do they do? Is linking now a crime? The private sector and the national security state. The threat to … Continue reading

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3/23 Ali Gharib: Close To a Deal With Iran? & The Crazy People Trying to Stop It From Happening

The Nation’s Ali Gharib, explains how close the worlds powers are to a deal with Iran. Why the Neocons are getting more fanatical as the deal gets closer. The terrorist/cult organization the MEK and how they have bought themselves power … Continue reading

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3/20 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & David Feldman

Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning … Continue reading

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3/19 Sarah Halpern Meekin: It’s Not Like I’m Poor

University of Wisconsin Professor of  Sociology, Sarah Halpern Meekin, co author of the new book It’s Not Like I’m Poor, explains the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax refunds and poverty and the experience of poverty. How the Earned … Continue reading

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3/18 Lisa Goldman: The Grim Results of Israel’s Election

Lisa Goldman, a Contributing Editor at 972 Magazine, explains why Benjamin Netanyahu was always likely to win reelection as Israeli Prime Minister. Why the elections are a big win for the Right in Israel. The importance of the Joint List … Continue reading

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