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EPISODE 79: Say the “P-Word” – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

The show notes for Episode 79 are at Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas The Off-Kilter Show on Twitter: @OffKilterShow The Off-Kilter podcast on iTunes: OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas The Good: Ian Haney López, Anat Shenker-Osorio, and Tamara Draut at The Guardian: Democrats can win by tackling race and class together. Here's...


EPISODE 78: Burn the Debt Clock! with special guest economist Stephanie Kelton

The show notes for Episode 78 are at Stephanie Kelton on Twitter: @StephanieKelton Steven Hail at The Conversation: Explainer: what is modern monetary theory? Stephanie Kelton at The New York Times: How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong Stephanie Kelton at the LA Times: Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies) The Good: The ACLU: Flint...


EPISODE 77: Solidarity IS resistance – with special guests Congressman & DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison and Rev. Brian Ellison

The show notes for Episode 77 are at Keith Ellison on Twitter: @KeithEllison DNC announces new IWillVote campaign to reach 50 million voters in 2018 Commit to vote in 2018: This is the shirt Rev. Ellison wore during our interview: Church of of the New Covenant - Detroit:...


EPISODE 76: Are we misunderestimating Betsy DeVos and the GOP? – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

The show notes for Episode 76 are at Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @MRobMSU Mitchell Robinson's website: Keep Talking Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: The stunning hypocrisy of Betsy DeVos Betsy DeVos is wrong about competition improving public schools The sinister motive behind Trump & DeVos’ plan to “harden schools” Betsy DeVos attacks teachers as...


EPISODE 75 – The REAL forgotten American women and men – with directors of Netflix’s “Flint Town”

The show notes for Episode 74 are at Jessica Dimmock on Twitter: @JessicaDimmock Flint Town on Netflix Flint Town on Wikipedia Julie Hinds at the Detroit Free Press: Netflix's 'Flint Town' offers behind-the-scenes look at city's police T-Rex on Netflix The Good: Sam Levine at Huffington Post: Top ACLU Voting Rights Lawyer Rips Into Trump Expert’s Evidence Of...


EPISODE 74 – Conor Lamb has already won PA-18 (but don’t get too excited) – wsg data journalist G. Elliott Morris

The show notes for Episode 74 are at G. Elliott Morris on Twitter: @GElliottMorris G. Elliott Morris's website: The Crosstab The Patreon page for The Crosstab is HERE. The 2018 Midterm Elections Forecast from G. Elliott Morris's model is HERE. G. Elliott Morris at The Economist: Conor Lamb is likely to lose PA-18 The Good: Sean McElwee, Jesse H....


EPISODE 73 – How to fight the NRA’s leadership – with Shannon Watts from Mom’s Demand Action

The show notes for Episode 73 are at Shannon Watts on Twitter: @ShannonRWatts Moms Demand Action on Twitter: @MomsDemand Everytown on Twitter: @Everytown Moms Demand Action website: Join Moms Demand Action on Facebook: Shannon Watts' interview on the terrific Stay Tuned With Preet podcast with Preet Bharara is...


EPISODE 72: How about some optimism for a change???! with special guest Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel)

The show notes for Episode 72 are at Daniel Nichanian on Twitter: @Taniel Daniel Nichanian's website: Daniel Nichanian at Vox: The voting rights manifesto: a state-by-state plan to defend democracy Daniel Nichanian at The New York Times: The Case for Allowing Felons to Vote The Good: Axl Rose on Twitter: @AxlRose Michael J. Malbin at the...


EPISODE 71 – A document as important as the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE??? wsg Sharon Shutler of @WofAVA

The show notes for Episode 71 are at Sharon Shutler of We of Action: @WofAVA Virginia Grassroots in on the web at Get Lessons Learned from the 2017 Virginia Elections - How the Grassroots Helped Flip VA Blue HERE. The Good: Emma Gonzalez's amazing speech: Transcript HERE....


EPISODE 70: What makes the Russian investigation different? – with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

The show notes for Episode 70 are at Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler at New Republic: All Glenn Greenwald’s Women Marcy Wheeler at Huffington Post: The Nunes-Ryan Civil Liberties Sham Marcy Wheeler at All the Key Details Republicans Left Out of Their Famous Memo Marcy Wheeler at Politico: Democrats Embraced a Flawed...


EPISODE 69 – The level of corruption is breaking records – with special guest Congressman John Sarbanes

The show notes for Episode 69 are at Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes on Twitter: @RepSarbanes The Good: Andrew Prokop at Vox: Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered House map was just struck down — with huge implications for 2018 Deirdre Walsh,...


EPISODE 68 – Think of Donald Trump as Chickenpox

The show notes for Episode 68 are at The Good: CBS News: Who are the Republicans retiring from Congress after 2018? Veronica Stracqualursi at CNN: Trey Gowdy steps down from House Ethics Committee, citing 'workload' Gabriel Debendetti and Daniel Strauss at Politico: The next GOP panic: Governors races The Bad: Jeff Stein at The Washington Post: Smoking penalties, ER fees, premiums on the poor: How states...


Episode 67 – There’s so much healing possible (but the wounds are still there) – wsg Rachael Denhollander, the first to speak out about Larry Nassar

The show notes for Episode 67 are at Listen to Rachael Denhollander on Episode 31 of the Burn It All Down podcast HERE. Christopher Haxel and Matt Mencarini at the Lansing State Journal: Rachael Denhollander: 'MSU officials silenced' Larry Nassar's victims Stephanie Wang at the Indy Star: ‘I knew what the cost...


Episode 66 – The U.S. Census is like the base for the stew – with special guest Ari Berman

The show notes for Episode 66 are at Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Ari Berman at Mother Jones: Trump’s Pick to Run 2020 Census Has Defended Racial Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Laws The Good: Thomas Fuller at The New York Times: Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California The Bad: James Hohmann at The Washington Post: Trump’s true priorities...


Episode 65 – 2017: A year when every day was a month of news – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

The show notes for Episode 64 are at Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior Sarah Kendzior's website: Sarah Kendzior at The Globe and Mail: Alabama proves that appealing to Trump voters is a lost cause. The power is elsewhere. Sarah Kendzior at FastCompany: With Trump, The GOP Is...


Episode 64 – 2017: Worse than we ever could have imagined and better than we could have ever hoped – with special guest Topher Spiro

The show notes for Episode 64 are at Topher Spiro on Twitter: @TopherSpiro Carol Kuruvilla at Huffington Post: White Evangelicals Voted En Masse For Roy Moore In Alabama, To No One’s Surprise Jason Sattler at USA Today: Republican war on Millennials looks like a suicide mission...


Episode 63 – A Festival of Tax Giveaways to the Very Rich – wsg Michael Linden & Miriame Kaba

The show notes for Episode 63 are at Michael Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: Mariame Kaba's personal website: Mariame Kaba on Twitter: @PrisonCulture Miriame Kaba's blog: Ways to help...


Episode 62 – “The #TrumpTaxScam is the worst manifestation of public policy ever, people need to be banging their pots and pans on this” – wsg Harold Feld & Congressman Dan Kildee

The show notes for Episode 62 are at Harold Feld of on Twitter: @HaroldFeld Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica: Charter is using net neutrality repeal to fight lawsuit over slow speeds RESOURCES TO FIGHT TO PRESERVE NET NEUTRALITY: Here's what YOU can do: Send a letter...


Episode 61 – The #TrumpTaxScam is not literally a “piece of sh!t”, but it’s close – wsg Ben Wikler of

The show notes for Episode 61 are at Ben Wikler on Twitter: @BenWikler RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The Sit and Spin Room Facebook page is HERE! The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage. Music clips Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie...


Episode 60 – When they go low, you have to punch them in the stomach – wsg Neera Tanden & Nick Hanauer

The show notes for Episode 60 are at Neera Tanden on Twitter: @NeeraTanden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: Nick Hanauer on Twitter: @NickHanauer Ashley Parker and Katie Zezima at the Washington Post: Trump refers to...


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