Category Archives: Podcast

4/24 Wajahat Ali: Islam and Resistance in the Age of Trump

Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) joins us today to discuss the ambiguity and paradoxes surrounding muslims in the “resistance” to Donald Trump. The surreal existence of Muslim Americans in 2017 as the most diverse religious group in America. How New Atheists resemble … Continue reading

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4/24 Neoliberal Vs. Neofascist in France & Trump’s War on the Planet

French voters send a neoliberalism and a neofascist to the runoff round of voting. Donald Trump claims that the electoral college favors Democrats and is genuinely insane. President Trump’s war on the earth and your health. More lead in low … Continue reading

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4/21 Cliff Schecter: The Renewed Democratic Civil War & Andy Kindler Dances on O’Reilly’s Career Grave

Jeff Sessions stunning attack on the Federal Judiciary and reveals his racism yet again. America’s chief lawyer had neo-confederate politics. Are we about to have another government shutdown over the border wall with Mexico? Why Trump is being treated like … Continue reading

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4/20 Thomas Frank: The Revolution Will Not Be Curated

Author Thomas Frank reflects on the end of the Bill O’Reilly era. The development of O’Reilly’s persona. The renewed Sanders and Clinton battle. The bizarre anti Sanders bias of some of the Democratic elite. The Democratic elites failed belief in … Continue reading

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4/19 Ronnie Kasrils: Lessons From South Africa’s Struggle & Benjamin Dixon: Building Progressive Politics

Ronnie Kasrils joins us from South Africa for the first part of the show. How Ronnie became involved in black liberation politics partially in response to the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa on March 21, 1960. Mandela’s refocusing of ANC toward mass … Continue reading

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4/18 David Dayen: The Hidden Monopoly Driving Drug Prices & President Gary Cohen

Donald Trump threatens North Korea and demonstrates he has no idea what he is talking about. Georgia special election might be a win for Democrats. Trump records an anti Pelosi robocall in Georgia. Journalist David Dayen, explains the hidden monopoly … Continue reading

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4/17 Fox’s Stupid Bloodlust & Trump Savors Chocolate Cake & Bombing Syria

Fox News celebrates the dropping of the “Mother of all Bombs” in Afghanistan. Trump’s new move against transparency as protesters demand Trump release his tax returns. Turkey moves closer to dictatorship. Sassy Trump captures the essence of Trump’s call for … Continue reading

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4/14 Ganesh Sitaraman: Inequality and the Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution & Eugene Mirman, H. Jon Benjamin for Members

Ganesh Sitaraman 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 Inequality Threatens Our Republic.” For members, Sam chats with pals Eugene Mirman … Continue reading

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4/13 Henry Heller: The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education US & Gore Vidal for Members

Henry Heller is Professor of Early Modern and Modern History at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He joined Sam to discuss his new book, ‘The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education United States’ For members, a conversation Sam and … Continue reading

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4/12 Henry Petroski: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure & Fran Lebowitz for Members

Engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America’s economic health. And for members, and interview Sam and Janeane conducted with Fran Lebowitz.

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