It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Mehdi Hasan, host of The Mehdi Hasan Show on MSNBC and Peacock, to break down the week in news and discuss his recent book Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the GDP and employment rate, regulation on “stadium” banks like SVB, the DOJ’s lawsuit against Norfolk Southern, Missouri voting to defund libraries for attempting to have constitutional rights, North Dakota’s “preferred-pronoun” ban, and Sam’s 19th year of being the perfect face for radio, before parsing through Donald Trump’s reaction to his indictment, live and unfiltered on Truth Social. Mehdi Hasan then joins as he gives his first reactions to the indictment of Donald Trump, reflecting on how many decades it took to finally hold this man accountable, and why this was the charge that finally broke him. Hasan also walks through the Right’s response to the indictment, as it drips with White Supremacist ideas of Jewish control and manipulation of Black and Brown folks, from Laura Ingraham’s discussion with Matt Gaetz to Trump’s own responses, before finally getting around to discuss Mehdi’s upcoming book, wrapping up the interview with Sam challenging him to a few quick debates.
And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma talk with Ayman from the Table Moments Podcast about Social Security solvency, and putting our life and future in the hands of Big Tech corporations instead of the government, Ari from Seattle posits questionable empathy tests for suffrage, and Andrew from San Diego shows that even libertarians can want communism. Tim Pool breaks down about the idea of Sam Seder, and Chaya Raichik goes to Capitol Hill to meet hero AOC, plus, your calls and IMs!
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