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The Majority Report is a scathingly funny, no-holds-barred, informative talk show focused on politics. Sam Seder hosts this daily podcast with guests including comedians, politicians, writers and musicians.

The Majority Report is a scathingly funny, no-holds-barred, informative talk show focused on politics. Sam Seder hosts this daily podcast with guests including comedians, politicians, writers and musicians.
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Chapel Hill, NC

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The Majority Report is a scathingly funny, no-holds-barred, informative talk show focused on politics. Sam Seder hosts this daily podcast with guests including comedians, politicians, writers and musicians.

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@majorityfm

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English

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646-257-3920


Episodes

1867 - Melania Doesn't Care About Stolen Kids w/ Digby and Film Guy Matthew

6/22/2018
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Heather "Digby" Parton (@Digby56) and "Film Guy Matthew" Weiss (@langdonboom) join us. On today's show: Sam remembers Koko the gorilla. Brian Kilmeade goes white supremacist, says "these aren't our kids." Heather Parton a.k.a. Digby, of Salon.com and digbysblog.blogspot.com, joins us to talk about ICE's terrorism, how a structure becomes (more) ugly when authoritarians get a hold of it. Obama's misguided political calculus re: ICE. Jeff Sessions' accusation that immigrants won't...

Duration:02:46:58

1866 - How A P.R. Company Deliberately Enflamed Racial Tension in South Africa w/ Ed Caesar

6/21/2018
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Ed Caesar of The New Yorker joins us to discuss his latest piece, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," on how a renowned British PR firm, Bell Pottinger, worked with dictators and oligarchs and deliberately inflamed racial tensions in South Africa—and destroyed itself in the process. Caesar's piece details how seemingly innocuous industries like public relations can take on accounts for corrupt political actors like the Gupta family and propagate evil...

Duration:00:52:59

1865 - The Democratic War & Whitewashing McCain w/ Matt Taibbi

6/20/2018
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Author and journalist Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) joins us to discuss the war for New York's 19th district and the new John McCain documentary, 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.' On today's show: Corey Lewandowski on 10-year-old Downs syndrome child being separated from mother at border: "whomp whomp." Kirstjen Nielsen gets protested by DC DSA members at Mexican restaurant. Matt Taibbi joins us to discuss 'The Battle of Woodstock,' his series of reports on a Democratic primary in New York's 19th...

Duration:01:17:39

1864 - Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America w/ Eliza Griswold

6/19/2018
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Eliza Griswold (@elizagriswold) joins us to discuss her new book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. On today's show: Sam calls out libertarian Tim Carney for his disingenuous concern-trolling re: ICE's family separation policy. Poet and journalist Eliza Griswold joins us to discuss her new book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. Why Stacey Hanes of Amityville, PA signed a natural gas lease to let a Texas company frack on her land...

Duration:00:59:49

1863 - The Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration w/ Alfredo Corchado

6/18/2018
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Journalist and author Alfredo Corchado joins us to discuss his new book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration. On today's show: "Leading Republicans" like Laura Bush oppose separating kids from parents. Protesters interrupt Mike Pence speech in Columbus, OH. Alfredo Corchado joins us to discuss his book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration. The 1986 law that gave amnesty to...

Duration:00:43:16

1862 - Manafort For Prison & Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Lack of Empathy w/ Cliff Schecter & Judy Gold

6/15/2018
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Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter ) and Judy Gold (@JewdyGold ) join us. On today's show: Donald Trump CONFIRMS that Peter Doocy is the son of Steve Doocy. Cliff Schecter joins us to discuss latest news from Washington. Paul Manafort is going to jail, Michael Cohen lost his legal team, New York has filed a civil suit against three of the Trump kids for illegal conduct with their fake charities, what happened with the Singapore summit, and more! Judy Gold joins us to rail against all things...

Duration:02:12:29

1861 - The Pentagon Arms Industry Pipeline That Could Lead to War With China w/ Jay Cassano

6/14/2018
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Good morning everyone, on today's show, journalist Jay Cassano, joins us to discuss his new piece, Pentagon’s Top Official For East Asia Led Think Tank Funded By Defense Contractors And Foreign Governments. Cassano shares the history of Project 2049 and how defense contractors and arms dealers are funneling their influence through a bevy of think tanks. Cassano then explains how the weapon system and defense arms race will continue to ratchet up international tensions, specifically in the...

Duration:00:44:57

1860 - Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World w/ Nomi Prins

6/13/2018
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Author Nomi Prins (@nomiprins) joins us to discuss her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World. On today's show: 74-year-old Rudy Giuliani's still got it, had an affair with a married New Hampshire hospital administrator. High school pitcher Ty Koehn strikes out childhood friend, gives him a hug afterwards. Wisconsin Democrats win special election Scott Walker tried to keep from happening. Nazi Corey Stewart wins Republican primary in VA, setting him up to run against Tim...

Duration:01:01:53

1859 - Trump & Kim Accomplish Something? & SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Voter Suppression

6/12/2018
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On today's show: A summary of the "four point peace pledge" and why it does basically nothing. Will the talks nonetheless lead to a loosening of tensions with North Korea? Lindsey Graham "violently disagrees" with Trump's military concessions. Trump gives Kim the thumbs up at press conference, says he trusts him. SCOTUS rules in favor of voter suppression in Ohio. On the fun half: Trump says Kim Jong-Un has a "great personality." Lead diplomat Dennis Rodman's thoughts on denuclearization....

Duration:00:58:30

1858 - Trump Cooks Up a Trade War With Trudeau w/ Guy Lawson

6/11/2018
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Reporter and author Guy Lawson joins us to discuss his recent article for The New York Times, "First Canada Tried To Charm Trump. Now It's Fighting Back." On today's show: Larry Kudlow is drunk (or something) on CNN. Guy Lawson (@GuyLawson2) joins us to discuss the trade war brewing with Canada. How his research began with the Canadian counter-propaganda campaign re: Trump, then developed as the situation unfolded. The history of Canada's relationship to US power. Foreign minister Chrystia...

Duration:00:53:45

1857 - Trump To Wing It w/ North Korea & Remembering Anthony Bourdain w/ Digby & Isabel Gillies

6/8/2018
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Digby (@digby56) & Isabel Gillies (@isabelgillies) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: Trump says "I don't think I have to prepare very much" for North Korea summit. Gorka mocks "clown" Dennis Rodman for attending Singapore summit, is possibly just jealous. Heather Parton aka Digby (@digby56), of Salon.com and Digby's Hullabaloo (digbysblog.blogspot.com) joins us to break down the latest tomfoolery from Washington DC. Trump's utter lack of preparation for the G7 summit and naked...

Duration:03:06:37

1856 - Silicon Valley: Not Your Friend w/ Corey Pein

6/7/2018
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Corey Pein (@CoreyPein) joins us to discuss his new book, Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley and how tech is not the utopian industry we made it out to be less than a decade ago. Pein gets into his personal history in Silicon Valley, from working for a cutthroat startup to pitching corporate espionage businesses to angel investors. Michael and Corey discuss the larger question of what happens when popular opinion on tech turns sour. A short abstract...

Duration:02:18:11

1855 - Are Dems Ready for 2018? Election Results Rundown w/ Dave Weigel

6/6/2018
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Good morning everyone, on today's show Washington Post's Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to talk about the primaries in California, New Jersey, Alabama, and Montana. We break down where the Democratic Party stands as we move towards the November ballot box and whether or not the Overton window is shifting to the left. On the fun half: right-wing conspiracists enlist SWAT to terrorize David Hogg, Jeff Sessions preaches the gospel of separating asylum-seeking families at the border, Gorka...

Duration:01:16:07

1854 - How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War w/ Kim Moody

6/5/2018
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Good morning, everyone on today's show, author Kim Moody, join us on today to discuss his new book, How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War. Moody breaks down how our transformed industrial terrain offers new possibilities for organization in the workplace and opens doors for grassroots, independent political action strengthened by reemerging labor and social movements. In the fun half, Ted Cruz admits he's not an expert on presidential self-pardons, Fox and Friends are...

Duration:01:20:03

1853 - Tim Shorrock: The North Korean & US Summit Explained

6/4/2018
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Donald Trump lies for no apparent reason about reading a letter presented by a North Korean envoy. Journalist and author of Spies for Hire Tim Shorrock, (@TimothyS), explains why both South and North Koreans want a peace deal. The stakes for reunification for both South and North Korean perspectives. What is Kim Jong Un’s strategy? What are the interests of the United States? The militarized nature of US policy in Korea. What are China’s interests? Why Trump is doing the right thing in...

Duration:00:58:35

1852 - Schumer Failing & US Censoring Jokes About ICE w/ Alex Pareene & Jake Flores

6/1/2018
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Good morning everyone, on today's show Alex Pareene (@pareene) and comedian Jake Flores (@feraljokes) join us to discuss Trump's latest tariffs imposed on our allies, how feckless Democratic leadership needs to go, and why ICE is a terror organization. Alex Pareene came by the studio for a rare in-studio casual Friday to discuss his latest piece from Splinter News, "Chuck Schumer Is Not Cutting It." Chuck Schumer has been rolled by Trump and his administration the past two years, even...

Duration:01:56:12

1851 - Why Unions Are Not a Special Interest w/ Eric Levitz

5/31/2018
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Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine joins us to discuss his latest piece, "Unions Are Not a Special Interest Group." On today's show: Trump says he'll "have a little fun today" visiting shooting victims' families. Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine joins us to discuss unions, Jordan Peterson, Puerto Rico, and more. The correlation of unionization rates and the wages of all workers, not just the ones in unions. The myth that higher unionization rates hinder economic...

Duration:00:41:40

1850 - The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism w/ Gerald Horne

5/30/2018
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Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and author of 'The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy and Capitalism in Seventeenth Century North America and the Caribbean' joins us. On today's show: Virginia is set to expand Medicaid; Utah to vote on Medicaid expansion and medical marijuana. Trump tells voters in TN that Nancy Pelosi "loves MS-13." ICE is separating more kids from their parents. Gerald...

Duration:01:02:35

1849 - #WhereAreTheChildren Explained & Is It The Left vs. The Resistance?

5/29/2018
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On today's show: Giuliani gets booed at Yankee stadium on his birthday. ICE lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year; some of them wound up trafficked. PBS Frontline documents Guatemalan teens forced to work on Ohio egg farm. Is it bad that people are conflating Obama's immigration policy with Trump's? GEO Group private prison contractor creates a prison transport bus for babies. Jonathan Chait's latest sloppy, red-baiting piece on how "the left" doesn't care about democracy. On the...

Duration:01:05:12

1848 - We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights w/ Adam Winkler

5/28/2018
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Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at the UCLA School of Law, joins us to discuss his new book "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights." What exactly is a corporation? The corporations seizing of their first rates as 1809, and how corportions are extensions of property rights. How "Corporate Personhood has become problematic. How corporations shed their public obligations and piggybacked on the 14th amendment to give corporations more rights. How the...

Duration:02:15:01