Episode

5/26 Masha Gessen: The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy

May 26, 2015

Journalist Masha Gessen, author of The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, explains the story of the Tsarnaev family and how they arrived in the United States. Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s stalled boxing career and the crushed American dreams of the Tsarnaev family. Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s interest in far right conspiracies. Terrorism and the opportunity for “belonging”. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hidden spiral that no one seemed to notice. Why Dzhokhar’s defense failed and all of the questions that are still unanswered. Was Tamerlan a FBI informant? Also the FBI’s odd role in the Boston Marathon investigation.

On The Fun Half: The poison pill that could kill TPP. Could an anti human trafficking provision destroy the “most progressive” trade deal ever. An Alex Jones fan calls in to debate Libertarianism. Also your calls and IMs.

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