Episode

1/9 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Pete Dominick

January 9, 2015

Political maestro Cliff Schecter breaks down the broader implications of the terrorist attacks in France. What is and is not a existential threat. Lessons on gun control from France. How the right will use the terror attacks in Europe and America. Debating the merits of censorship. Elizabeth Warren builds progressive power. Democrats stand firm on Wall Street reform. Why progressive Democratic politics are the only path forward. President Obama’s new progressive push.

Pete Dominick of Sirius XM misses Sam’s prank calls to right wing radio talkers. How Pete got Rick Sanchez fired. What is Sirius XM Insight. What’s great about radio. Do Pete and Sam disagree on anything? Who Pete and Sam hate the most and told us to watch the movie Fury.

On The Fun Half: an update from the UK on this May’s elections. and your calls and IMs.

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