Category Archives: Podcast

8/24 Baz Dreisinger – Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

Today, Sam talks to Baz Dreisinger (@BazDreisinger) about her book, Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World. What a comparative analysis of incarceration around the world tells us. The distinction between a penal system and a criminal justice … Continue reading

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8/23 Chris Lehmann: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream

Chris Lehmann, author of “The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream,” on the origins of the protestant and puritan work ethics, what is unique to America with regards to religion and capitalism. The worship of … Continue reading

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8/22 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast – Charles Barkley’s ‘Race Card,’ Kevin Roberts Declares Gender Diversity ‘Over,’ & Ninja Warrior and Future Sports

For members, a Rick Perlstein chats with Sam on August 1, 2005 discussing the influence of the DNC on the democrats (and Hillary in particular) with their brand of “centrist” corporatism. Why the GOP is afraid the democrats will return … Continue reading

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8/19 Cliff Schecter: Trump’s Spiral and the Private Prison Victory & Jimmy Dore: Surprise! Hillary’s a Hawk

On today’s Michael Casual Friday, Cliff Schecter  (@cliffschecter) and Jimmy Dore (@jimmy_dore) join us. Cliff Schecter on the ongoing spectacle of the Trump campaign. Paul Manafort out after he’s outed as a foreign agent. More conservatives are leaving the Trump campaign. The contemptible Steve … Continue reading

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8/18 Alex Pareene, Dan Montgomery, and John Nichols from the DNC

On the show today we have never before heard interviews from the DNC with Dan Montgomery (@DanJMontgomery) the Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers, Alex Pareene (@pareene) and John Nichols (@NicholsUprising). Dan Montgomery talked to Sam about the prospects for education under Hillary Clinton, his … Continue reading

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8/17 The Dismantling of Obamacare? & Americans Want Single Payer

Aetna tries to punish the Obama Administration by pulling out of Obamacare. Why Aetna is trying to destroy Obamacare? Why the insurance business would fail without government support. Aetna tries to extort the government to approve its possible merger with … Continue reading

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8/16 Carol Anderson: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson a Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,explains the roots of the racial crisis in Milwaukee. The history of progress and blowback against African American human … Continue reading

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8/15 Digby: Trump Off the Rails & How Will Clinton Govern?

Digby (Heather Parton) explains why Trump’s written speeches are boring, is Trump getting depressed? Why is Donald Trump losing it on the media. Trump’s endless lies. Can Hillary Clinton reach out to Republican voters and run a progressive campaign. How … Continue reading

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8/12 Cliff Schecter: Clinton is Dominating Trump

Cliff Schecter explains why Hillary Clinton is beating Donald Trump in swing state polls. Why Trump is losing educated white voters. Is Trump preparing to lose. Can you run against Trump and Republicans. Why Hillary Clinton is running a generous … Continue reading

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8/11 David Cay Johnston: The Making of Donald Trump

Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, author of The Making of Donald Trump,explains why Trump was serious about running for President in 2016. How much does Trump care about losing. Is Trump willfully ignorant. The Mafia connections of the Trump family. Why … Continue reading

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