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The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Ron Fein, Cheri Jacobus, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance. The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dworkinreport/support

The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Ron Fein, Cheri Jacobus, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance. The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dworkinreport/support

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The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Ron Fein, Cheri Jacobus, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance. The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dworkinreport/support

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Episodes

An epidemiologist just explained why Trump's Tulsa rally can be a deadly super-spreader event

6/20/2020
Scott speaks with Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, a Harvard epidemiologist and health economist. Dr. Ding was the first American scientist to sound the alarm about coronavirus in a truly large way. It's not easy to achieve clarity in a crisis, even less so when the crisis is budding and hasn't yet become a full-on catastrophe. But that's what Dr. Ding achieved. Now, he's here speak with us and blow the whistle on Trump's Tulsa rally as a potential super spreader event. He even explained the differences...

Duration:00:31:40

Former Obama speechwriter's new book is a roadmap for rebuilding our democracy

6/17/2020
Scott speaks with President Barack Obama's former speechwriter David Litt. He's the author of a new book that just hit bookshelves today entitled “Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think.” After starting work at the White House while 24-years-old, they gave David the privilege of authoring four of President Obama’s White House Correspondents dinner speeches, including the famous "drop the mic" speech that launched a thousand...

Duration:00:22:09

PA Rep. slams Republicans for COVID cover-up as "height of grotesque partisanship"

5/30/2020
Scott speaks with Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims who released an emotional video calling out repugnant Republican state legislators who exposed elected officials on both sides of the aisle to the deadly coronavirus and shockingly hid their COVID infections from the Democratic caucus, of which Sims is a member. Rep. Sims’ clarion call isn’t about politics or partisanship, it’s about life. He literally caught Pennsylvania’s House Republicans lying to their colleagues about being...

Duration:00:20:51

Eve Levenson just slammed gun companies for provoking panic buying to convert COVID deaths into cash

4/24/2020
Scott speaks with March For Our Lives spokesperson Eve Levenson about how we can all achieve a future with a safer America, with smarter gun laws. She's a George Washington College student who represents the national group in the halls of Congress when she's not pursuing a unique professional career and helping lead the organization that mounted America's largest-ever youth protest in 2017. Eve started with a stark admonition of the horrid behavior of the NRA and the gun sales lobby during...

Duration:00:19:25

A whistleblower just connected Trump-like retaliation to coronavirus hospital shortages

4/22/2020
Scott speaks with Professor Tim Bakken, a lawyer and Pentagon whistleblower who fought the system and won. His new book “The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military” recounts his personal experience exposing wrongdoing at the West Point Military Academy. Professor Bakken also explained to us how retaliation against whistleblowers harms us all, and why the age of retaliation is hurting our democracy in an era where the truth is under constant attack. Going...

Duration:00:21:52

WeedWeek's publisher just said Democrats need to take back the Senate if they want more legal weed

4/21/2020
On today’s 420 day podcast, we’ve got Alex Halperin, a special guest from the left coast who is both the news publisher behind WeedWeek and the author of a new book “The Cannabis Dictionary.” You can find Alex’s prior journalism in Slate, the Washington Post, and New Yorker, more recently he’s been writing full time about weed and brings an interesting perspective to the many questions about marijuana during the coronavirus crisis, and it's future. Many states are declaring marijuana...

Duration:00:17:03

Two Princeton Professors explained the virulent roots of Trump's Republican Party

4/15/2020
Scott presents an interview with Producer Grant Stern and Princeton Professors Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer, who are co-authors of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974," and explain how Trump's rise fits into decades of Republican party politics. Stern caught up with them at the Miami Book Fair this past December to talk about their book, and the sad state of American politics today and how we got here. Kruse and Zelizer are both political historians who...

Duration:00:24:16

Fred Guttenberg just explained how to get through the "horrific" coronavirus plague

4/15/2020
Scott talks with Fred Guttenberg, the Parkland dad who lost his beloved teenage daughter and redirected his life towards tireless activism with his nonprofit group Orange Ribbons for Jamie. Fred also recorded a public service announcement recently for The Masks Now Coalition (text masks to 50409) and shared his thoughts on the coronavirus crisis from the perspective of someone who has coped with multiple family tragedies, which ultimately propelled him towards activism. Our wide-ranging...

Duration:00:28:05

Lupus patient says it appears "Trump is selling drugs to fund his presidential campaign"

4/10/2020
Scott speaks with patient advocate Peter Morley, who is a lupus patient taking the drug that Donald Trump is selling to the public at large as a coronavirus medication without any scientific data whatsoever, for which he was recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine. Morley is literally fighting for his own survival now that the bully pulpit is being used to sell drugs to the general public. His frightening story in the dystopian America of 2020 must be heard to be believed. Peter wrote...

Duration:00:17:09

Erin Brockovich just explained why Superman isn't coming, we all need to be activists

4/4/2020
Scott talks with Erin Brockovich who told us the intensely personal story behind her story. Erin is one of America’s most successful activists, but also someone who is very busy duplicating her efforts for others to take up the mantle of environmental activism at CommunityHealthBook.com. She told us the story of what kept her going while juggling being a single mom, a legal professional staffer, and an activist and how you can use that in your every day lives. Erin Brockovich's new book...

Duration:00:26:14

An ER doctor just explained why you should NEVER listen to Trump’s medical advice

3/31/2020
Scott talks with Dr. Rob Davidson, who an ER Doctor in Western Michigan on the front lines of the fight to save COVID19 patients and the Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Medicare, a national advocacy group to improve the health of every American. Dr. Davidson made national headlines by confronting Vice President Mike Pence about Republicans’ planned cuts to healthcare spending in a video recorded encounter from Iowa earlier this year, but nobody imagined his medical advice...

Duration:00:13:18

Kurt Bardella tells us the sinister truth behind Trump’s racist coronavirus propaganda

3/25/2020
Scott speaks with Kurt Bardella who is a national columnist and television commentator who left the GOP to become a Democrat and is leading the fight against Donald Trump’s overt program of racial discrimination against Asian-Americans during the coronavirus crisis. His journey from being a Republican insider to becoming a Democrat has been publicly documented in his columns for USA Today where he's on the board of contributors and on MSNBC where he is a contributor. Kurt had the brilliant...

Duration:00:17:24

David Plouffe just explained how Democrats can generate a landslide to beat Trump

3/18/2020
Scott presents an interview by producer Grant Stern with David Plouffe who is President Barack Obama’s former campaign manager and the author of a new book “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump.” He guided both of President Obama's successful runs to the White House and this podcast is a detailed breakdown of his outlook for the 2020 general election. Plouffe explained his blueprint for every member of the Resistance to chip in and make a difference by fighting disinformation and...

Duration:00:20:29

Ebola research physician says "Trump can't spin death," recommends cities take drastic measures

3/17/2020
Scott speaks with Dr. Dena Grayson is both a medical doctor and holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular cell biology, and a major critic of the Trump response to coronavirus who brings lots of facts to bear. She’s not only a scientist but also a former Democratic Congressional candidate in Florida with a vast following on Twitter. Dr. Grayson's particular expertise in biomedical research and her expert opinions on pandemics are widely sought by news networks around the world because...

Duration:00:35:36

Top psychiatrist explains why Trump's coronavirus response is worse than having no leader at all

3/13/2020
Scott speaks with Yale professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee about Donald Trump's failed response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Lee is president of the World Mental Health Coalition and author of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" which brings together the professional opinion of 37 mental health experts. Her diagnosis is that Trump's avoidance of reality is so dangerous, no leadership would be safer, but there is a lot more inside this interview that speaks to each individual listener about how...

Duration:00:32:50

Shannon Watts tells us about taking on the NRA—and winning

3/12/2020
Scott speaks with Shannon Watts, who founded Mom's Demand Action to fight the gun manufacturer's lobby for sensible gun reforms who is also the author of “Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World” out on Harper-Collins books. Shannon's fascinating story is the topic of her book, which doubles as a manifesto and a memoir aimed at how-to instruction for people in every American city and town who might want to follow in her...

Duration:00:19:44

Karine Jean-Pierre explains why Trump will have an asterisk next to his presidency forever

3/10/2020
Scott speaks with Karine Jean-Pierre, the national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org and NBC/MSNBC commentator whose new book "Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America" is an inspirational story that anyone who wants to get into politics needs to read. Karine's journey into politics started later in life but blossomed rapidly on the Obama campaigns, and into the White House giving her a font of wisdom for activists, knowledge which she shares with Columbia University's...

Duration:00:21:17

Author Christine Pelosi praises resisters fighting Trump’s ongoing threats to democracy

2/4/2020
Scott speaks with author and elected DNC member Christine Pelosi about her new book "The Nancy Pelosi Way" as well as about impeachment, about #TrumpsWar with Iran and about her personal story as a lifelong political activist. Our in-depth chat reveals new material you can't find in her hot-telling book and also Christine Pelosi's deep insight into the politics of war and peace during an interview we recorded after Trump's provocative decision to target and kill Iran's second-highest...

Duration:00:32:34

Malcolm Nance just debunked GOP conspiracy theories and the Trump-Russia truthers who push them

12/4/2019
Scott presents an interview with Malcolm Nance about his latest book, “The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security and How We Can Fix It” which made the prestigious New York Times Bestseller list by producer Grant Stern from his appearance at the Miami Book Fair. Nance is an MSNBC contributor who became the first person in the American mainstream media to uncover and expose Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election, which was the topic of...

Duration:00:31:22

Juli Briskman just revealed how Trump’s brand damages Republicans in every election

11/27/2019
Scott speaks with Juli Briskman about her journey from a morning bike ride with an unexpected interlocution by the President that led her eventually into an elected office. Supervisor-elect Briskman will be sworn in to represent the Algonkian District in Loudon County, Virginia where the Trump National Golf course is situated after flipping the bird at President Trump while he drove back to the White House from a golf outing. Briskman told us that there was a Trump effect even on the local...

Duration:00:19:34