Episodes

The Majority Report continues its memorial to Michael Brooks with his 2016 interview of Jacobin’s Peter Frase and his book Four Futures: Life After Capitalism, wherein Brooks and Frase consider the possibility of post-scarcity and reality of ecological constraints. Abundance, equality, and their opposites, as determining factors for future societies. Become a member of the Majority […]

September 24, 2020

Sam and the crew discuss the most important stories of the week including a deep-dive into Trump’s potential judicial nominees to fill Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat. On today’s show: Trump asks how Ilhan Omar is running “our country.” Rush Limbaugh excited about new justice says it could end Roe v. Wade and restore American values that made […]

September 23, 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 […]

September 22, 2020

Sam hosts USC Law Professor Jody Armour (@niggatheory) to discuss his new book N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law and the importance of eradicating anti-black bias in America. On today’s show: 2016: Lindsay Graham “use my words against me” says he wouldn’t appoint a nominee so close to a general election. 2018: Graham reconfirms his statement […]

September 21, 2020

Virgil Texas (@VirgilTexas), of Chapo Trap House and the Bad Faith podcast (@badfaithpod), joins the MR crew to discuss the news of the week. On today’s show: Tommy Tuberville has no idea what the Voting Rights Act is. Virgil Texas (@VirgilTexas), of Chapo Trap House and the Bad Faith podcast (@badfaithpod), joins the MR crew to […]

September 18, 2020

The Majority Report’s retrospective of Michael Brooks’ career continues with a 2018 interview with Zero Books’ Douglas Lain (@DougLain). In the wake of Bari Weiss’ breathless NYT profile, Michael and Doug tackle the much discussed and hotly debated “Intellectual Dark Web,” the internet’s latest cast of “renegades” shaking things up in the American sociopolitical discourse. […]

September 17, 2020

Sam and the MR crew break down the news. On today’s show: Trump tells George Stephanopoulos that “herd mentality” will make the virus go away. Trump HHS Official Michael Caputo rages at his agency, predicts he’ll be killed by deep-state scientists. Sen. Chuck Schumer: “Today I’m calling on Secretary Azar to resign immediately.” Dawn Wooten, the nurse who blew […]

September 16, 2020

  Donald Trump’s private thoughts on Covid from April 13 are a bit of a contrast from his public statment on April 17. Then Sam is joined by historian Thomas Frank to discuss his new book, “The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism.” What is the American history of populism? Is it an attitude, […]

September 15, 2020

Sam is joined by Martha S. Jones (@marthasjones_), Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, to discuss her new book, ‘Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.’ On today’s show: Brian Kilmeade and Tom Cotton defend Trump’s handling of Covid: “What do you expect the president, who’s […]

September 14, 2020

Sam hosts Shahid Buttar (@ShahidForChange), candidate for CA-12 challenging Nancy Pelosi, to discuss his campaign, Pelosi’s leadership failures, California’s wildfires, and the week’s most important headlines. On today’s show: Tucker Carlson says it’s Lindsey Graham’s fault that Trump talked to Bob Woodward. Shahid Buttar (@ShahidForChange) joins Sam to discuss his campaign and break down the news. […]

September 11, 2020