Episodes

On today’s show: Mark Steyn says “at least white supremacists are American citizens.” Heather Parton a.k.a. Digby (@digby56) joins us to talk government shutdown. Will Democrats hold the line on DACA, or will they cave like they always do? The extreme unpopularity of GOP policies, especially re: immigration, gives Digby reason to be hopeful. She then lays […]

January 19, 2018

On today’s show: Fox News’ Bob Massi thinks the Democrats boycotting Trump’s state of the union are the real racists, Senator Ed Markey says Dems are “not going to blink” without DACA, General John Kelly says Trump’s views on the wall have “evolved” and gets reamed out on Twitter by Boss Baby himself, Trump’s policies […]

January 18, 2018

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) joins us to talk about the changing political tide. On today’s show: Trump paid adult performer Stormy Daniels $150k for mysterious reasons but nobody cares because it’s Trump, and Eric Trump goes on Fox and Friends to claim his dad is too greedy to be racist. Journalist David Weigel joins us to discuss […]

January 17, 2018

Iowa voters openly laugh at State Senator Joni Ernst when she suggests Trump is “standing up” for certain countries, Tom Cotton thinks the Democrats will be punished politically if they shut down the government over DACA, KY governor Matt Bevin defends Medicaid work requirements, a woman bids a tearful farewell to her husband who’s being […]

January 16, 2018

Dr. King’s first tv “interview” from the show “The Open Mind – The New Negro” in 1957, hosted by Professor Richard D. Hefner. Beyond Vietnam, delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. MLK’s last speech “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution“ delivered at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., on 31 March […]

January 15, 2018

David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss the evils of Aflac and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) drops some quality movie recommendations. On today’s show: Dick Durbin is outraged that Trump called countries “shitholes,” ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra can’t name a single Dutch politician burned alive by Muslims, and Jesse Waters defends Trump’s remarks. Journalist David […]

January 12, 2018

Trita Parsi, the founder and president of the Iranian American Council, joins us to discuss the recent Iran protests. Parsi explains how the country’s government’s leaked budget, with cuts to entitlements, and new taxes enraged its citizens and led them to protest. Cronyism, economic inequality, and state religious repression in Iran. Outside agitation by the US […]

January 11, 2018

Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) joins us to discuss his new book, I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street. On today’s show: Infamous former sheriff Joe Arpaio thinks he’s qualified to be a senator, and click here to win a ticket to see Dennis Miller live. Let’s fill the front row with MR listeners saying “bap bap […]

January 10, 2018

Author, labor organizer and scholar Jane McAlevey (@rsgexp), author of “Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement” joins us to discuss union organizing in the age of Trump. On today’s show: Trump’s HHS nominee Alex Azar once extended Cialis’ patent by testing it on kids. KS state Rep. Steve Alford […]

January 9, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco (@MehlmanOrozco) joins us to discuss her new book Hidden in Plain Sight: America’s Slaves of the New Millennium. Drawing on a large volume of research, Mehlman-Orozco debunks some of the preconceived notions people hold about trafficking victims, traffickers, and clients, who are often unaware they’re employing trafficking victims. She critiques counterproductive policy like the Stop […]

January 8, 2018