Category Archives: Podcast

2/22 Stephen Kinzer: The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Historian Stephen Kinzer (@StephenKinzer) joins us to talk about his new book, “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.” America’s dueling impulses toward isolation and intervention. The unremembered prevalence of anti-imperialism at the turn … Continue reading

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2/21 Rebecca L. Spang: Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution (M)

Professor Rebecca Spang (@RebeccaSpang), historian of France at Indiana University, joins us today to discuss her book, “Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution.” How the crisis that led to the French Revolution resembles our modern debt ceiling standoffs. … Continue reading

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2/20 John Nixon: Interrogating Saddam Hussein

John Nixon, a former CIA analyst who was tasked with interrogating Saddam Hussein, joins us today to discuss his book, “Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein.” How John began studying Iraq for the CIA in the late 90’s. The … Continue reading

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2/17 2/17 Cliff Schecter: Why the GOP Base Wants An Insane President

Cliff Schecter, reflects on the passing of Bob Michael a moderate Republican leader. Trump’s popularity with Republicans and the insanity of Republican politics. Republican leaders have responsibility for creating Trump. Trump and Planet of the Apes. Trump thinks all black … Continue reading

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2/16 David Dayen: The Secret Plan to Destroy Obamacare & a the GOP’s New Plan to Rob Pensions

Journalist David Dayen, explains how the Trump Administration is moving behind the scenes to dismantle Obamacare. The ways the Trump Administration is already limiting Obamacare and the political strategy behind it. New instructions to the IRS. How Republicans are creating … Continue reading

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2/15 Wosny Lambre: Flynn’s Departure Blows Trump’s Russia Problem Wide Open

Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) joins the show in studio today. Sorting through the multiple interpretations of the Trump administrations ongoing scandal regarding campaign contact with Russia. How to keep a level head when there is clearly a troubling amount of deep … Continue reading

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2/14 Marcy Wheeler: Mike Flynn Exits Stage Russian

Journalist Marcy Wheeler, explains why the Intelligence community has become worried about Trump and national security. Mike Flynn’s Russia calls and why he lied. Was Flynn compromised by Russia and how that information became public. Did Trump direct Flynn. How … Continue reading

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2/13 Trump’s War on Immigrants & Republicans Losing the Healthcare War?

Why do conservatives exploit small children by turning them into pundits? Al Franken notes that Donald Trump is not being normal. What are sanctuary cities. The new ICE attack by the Trump Administration on immigrant communities. The human costs of … Continue reading

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2/10 Cliff Schecter: Incompetence & Treason in the Trump Administration? & Film Guy Matthew Weiss: the Taxi Driver Presidency

Cliff Schecter explains the Trump teams incredibly incompetence. Michael Flynn lied about his talks with Russia. Flynn’s incompetence and bizarre ideas. Mike Pence gets drawn into the world of Trump corruption. Keeping pressure on Republicans. Jason Chaffetz confronted by his … Continue reading

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2/9 Alex Gourevitch: General Strikes & Radical Change in American Politics

Journalist and assistant professor of political science at Brown University, Alex Gourevitch, explains the reasoning by the calls for general strikes against the Trump Administration. The last general strike in America. America’s violent labor history. The Ludlow Massacre. America’s reactionary … Continue reading

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