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Episodes

2504 - The Martin Luther King Jr. Memory and Legacy in 2021 w/ Gerald Horne

1/18/2021
Rejoinging us to discuss MLK's legacy in 2021 is Professor Gerald Horne, author of the forthcoming "The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing." Then, Our compilation of MLK-related audio returns with a new addition this year with excerpts from this newly-released speech via The Root: “Exclusive: Martin Luther King Jr. Talks Reparations, White Economic Anxiety and Guaranteed Income in Previously Unheard Speech” Dr. King’s first TV “interview” from...

Duration:04:46:08

2503 - How To Kill The Myth Of Bipartisanship w/ Osita Nwanevu & the Good Liars

1/15/2021
Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff writer at the New Republic, to discuss the new Biden-led government, the failures of bipartisanship, and why Democrats need to bury the GOP in order to start building a democracy. On today's show: Joe Biden announces coronarivus economic recovery plan. Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff writer at the New Republic, to discuss the new Biden-led government, the failures of bipartisanship, and why Democrats need to bury the GOP in...

Duration:02:32:49

2502 - The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy w/ Vanessa Williamson

1/14/2021
Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, "The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy," on how the cult of the "taxpayer" functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy. On today's show: Cori Bush says House should impeach Trump, a white supremacist president, GOP boos her. House GOP member says Trump and his supporters aren't racist.... they're just afraid of immigrants crossing...

Duration:01:37:30

2501 - The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy w/ Adam Jentleson

1/13/2021
Sam hosts Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson), former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss his new book Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy on how the filibuster negatively impacts American democracy. On today's show: Democratic House member says GOP reps are telling him they fear for their lives if they vote to impeach Trump. Sam hosts Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson), former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss...

Duration:01:43:22

2500 - Democrats Prepare for Impeachment Pt. II & What Happened Inside the Capitol w/ Brendan Gutenschwager

1/12/2021
Sam and Emma break down the Democrats' plan for impeachment, rising coronavirus cases, and potential investigations into what happened at the Capitol last week. Sam and Emma discuss the right-wing media 's talking points on Trump's second impeachment and why Democratic leadership cannot capitulate to calls for "unity" or "moving forward." Sam and Emma then host video journalist Brendan Gutenschwager (@bgonthescene) who was inside the Capitol last week to discuss what happened on the ground...

Duration:01:52:33

2499 - The Capitol Attack & What It Means to "Never Forget" w/ David Dayen

1/11/2021
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to discuss how the Democrats will govern in the face of dueling national crises. On today's show: Right-wing reporter explains how Q believers understood rushing the Capitol, "close to a mass casualty event." Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to discuss how the Democrats will govern in the face of dueling national crises. The likelihood that leaders of the capitol invasion...

Duration:01:49:11

2498 - Trump Finally Admits He's Out, Victory in GA & What The MAGA Riots Portend w/ Ben Dixon

1/8/2021
Sam hosts Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) to discuss a historic week where Georgia run-off brought Democrats control of the legislature and MAGA diehards stormed the US capitol, the first breach since 1814. On today's show: Trump addresses nation (via Twitter) day after protests, concedes election. Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) joins Sam to discuss the news of the week, including: the role of black voters in GA Senate elections. Did m4a and...

Duration:01:49:08

2497 - The Republican Party is the Insurrectionist Party w/ Rick Perlstein & Lizet Ocampo

1/7/2021
Sam hosts author Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) to discuss the historic implications of yesterday's riot at the Capitol and then Lizet Ocampo (@mlizetocampo), Political Director at People for the American Way discusses her work in Georgia, securing Democrats control of the Senate. On today's show: Trump tells supporters you can't take back your country with weakness, have to show strength. Trump supporters surge past capitol police. Sam hosts author Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) to...

Duration:01:11:01

2496 - Big Wins in Georgia & The Future of Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout w/ David Wallace-Wells

1/6/2021
Sam breaks down last night's promising results in Georgia and their implications. Then David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) joins the program to discuss his recent New York Magazine piece, "America's Vaccine Rollout Is Already a Disaster." On today's show: In victory speech, Warnock pays tribute to mother and family who got him there. Jon Ossoff touts pandemic relief in his victory speech. David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) joins the program to discuss his recent New York Magazine piece,...

Duration:01:50:35

2495 - On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake w/ Sarah Chayes

1/5/2021
Sam hosts Sarah Chayes, prizewinning journalist and internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, to discuss her new book On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake. Sam and Chayes take the long view on how corruption has taken hold in society and how money and capital are the sources from which corruption flourishes. Listen in as Chayes explains how trends in contemporary American society mirror the worst corruption of the Gilded Age of the...

Duration:01:50:10

2494 - Trump's Leaked Election Phonecall & McConnell's Stimulus Intransigence

1/4/2021
Happy New Year Majority Report listeners! The MR Crew is back for another year of political analysis and interviews you can't get anywhere else! We're back with the top stories as we race into 2021. On today's show: Kelly Loeffler can’t say if she would or wouldn’t support NDAA, attacks Warnock on anti-war stance. Highlights of Trump call to Georgia secretary of state Brett Raffensperger. Ted Cruz says his proposed election commission could set aside election results. DEC 30: Mitch...

Duration:01:14:16

Best of 2020: Why the Republican Party Was Always a Lie w/ the Lincoln Project's Stuart Stevens

1/1/2021
On today's best of: Sam hosts former Republican strategist and consultant Stuart Stevens (@stuartpstevens) to discuss his new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump on how the GOP was always destined to become the party of Trump. While the Republican Party once stood for principles like “limited government” and “personal responsibility,” Stevens believes its worst tendencies have long since taken over and enabled the rise of Trump. Sam takes Stevens to task for...

Duration:01:43:04

Best of 2020: Evil Geniuses: How the Elite Unmade America w/ Kurt Andersen

12/31/2020
On this Best of 2020: Sam hosts author, radio host, and Spy Magazine founder Kurt Andersen to discuss his latest book Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History and how the last 50 years have turned the clock back on economic equality and progress in America. Andersen and Sam begin their conversation discussing the power of nostalgia and how it took such a hold in American culture after the 60s counterrevolution and civil rights movement. The two continue their conversation...

Duration:01:14:33

Best of 2020: Juneteenth & the AOC Interview w/ Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Gerald Horne

12/30/2020
On todays Best of: Sam hosts NY-14 congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) to discuss her June 23rd primary and what to expect from the progressive caucus before the next round of Covid-19 relief. Historian Gerald Horne joins Sam to discuss the history of Juneteenth in the age of Trump. On today’s show: AOC’s closing campaign ad pitch for reelection: “A better world is possible.” NY-14 congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) joins Sam to discuss her June 23rd primary and what...

Duration:01:24:42

Best of 2020: The Origins of US Military Hegemony & How to End It w/ Stephen Wertheim

12/29/2020
On today's Best of: Sam hosts Stephen Wertheim, the Deputy Director of Research at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his new book, Tomorrow the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy and the political and intellectual history behind U.S. global hegemony post-WWII. Wertheim and Sam begin their interview by discussing the Monroe Doctrine’s implications and its role in defining the role of America’s assumption of global hegemony. Wertheim explains how the Council of Foreign Relations...

Duration:01:19:55

Best of 2020: The Importance of Frederick Douglass and the Reconstruction Era w/ David Blight

12/28/2020
On today's Best Of 2020: Sam hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning Yale Historian David Blight to discuss his recent biography of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, and how the Reconstruction era lives on in our contemporary politics. Sam and Blight take a deep dive into Frederick Douglass the orator and the ways his politics and activism altered between radical and pragmatism. Then Sam and Blight place Douglass in the larger historical context of reconstruction and...

Duration:01:37:57

Best of 2020: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy & What to Do About Them w/ Suzanne Mettler

12/24/2020
For today's best of 2020, Sam hosts Cornell Professor of American Institutions Suzanne Mettler to discuss her latest book, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy and what we can learn from history to understand American democracy’s vulnerabilities. Mettler and Sam explore the moments in American history when the citizenry was worried about “democratic deterioration” and democratic backsliding and what caused those concerns. Mettler explains how her book explores the...

Duration:01:25:38

2493 - Trump Calls for $2000 Stimulus Checks As We Say Good Riddance to 2020 w/ Heather 'Digby' Parton

12/23/2020
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.com and Hullabaloo to discuss the latest news on stimulus check negotiations and the year that was, as the MR team brings you its last live episode of 2020. On today's show: Before Trump blew up relief package, Pence rallying support for Georgia runoffs says Democrats want to make rich people poor and poor people comfortable. Trump criticizes Covid relief bill by listing off items in omnibus spending bill, says he could veto if direct...

Duration:01:59:07

2492 - What's In the $900B Coronavirus Relief Bill w/ Jeff Stein & Elizabeth Pancotti

12/22/2020
Sam hosts Jeff Stein of the Washington Post and Elizabeth Pancotti of Employ America to discuss the toplines of the coronavirus relief bill passed yesterday in the House and Senate. Stein and Pancotti get into the nitty-gritty details of the bill and how it came to pass in the House and Senate. And in the Fun Half: Seb Gorka walks the Newsmax company line, the problematic YouTube algorithm, the theatrical left purity tests and the working-class left, support Brooklyn mutual aid group Supper...

Duration:01:42:32

2491 - The Tyranny of Merit & How Meritocracy Fails Us w/ Michael Sandel

12/21/2020
On today's show: Sam hosts Michael Sandel (@JusticeHarvard), Professor of Political Philosophy at Harvard University, to discuss his new book The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?, on the shortcomings of the "meritocratic" system and what we can do to fix it. The myth of the American meritocracy has long been used to justify a set of policies that are antithetical to social mobility. Sandel traces the history of this ideology, shows why it's a lie, and most radically,...

Duration:01:43:27