Episodes

First, University of Massachusetts-Lowell professor of economics Bill Lazonick joins Sam for part 2 of their discussion on stock buybacks. Duke professor of History Edward Balleisen joins us to discuss his book “Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff.” What is fraud in a legal sense, and in America specifically. The “caveat emptor” beginnings […]

February 19, 2019

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February 18, 2019

The Nation’s Eric Alterman (@Eric_Alterman) joins us to discuss Elliot Abrams’ war crimes. Also: Isabel Gillies (@isabelgillies) returns to discuss her new book ‘Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World.‘ On today’s show: Alex Jones declares war on Joe Rogan. Ilhan Omar bravely questions Elliot Abrams on war crimes, lies about war crimes. The Nation’s Eric Alterman (@Eric_Alterman) […]

February 15, 2019

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! On today’s Majority Report, Michael Brooks is joined by Professor of Middle East History Djene Bajalan to discuss what’s happening at the US-led Middle East (minus Iran) “peace and security” conference in Warsaw. Michael and Djene begin with an autopsy on the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions  pushed by the American […]

February 14, 2019

Michael Mann (@MichaelEMann), Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and co-winner of the Tyler Prize For Environmental Achievement, joins us. On today’s show: Sam on Olbermann throws to Sam the Weatherman. Michael Mann (@MichaelEMann), Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and co-winner of the Tyler Prize For Environmental Achievement, joins us. We are facing a climate […]

February 13, 2019

Author Jonathan Tepper (@jtepper2) joins us to discuss his new book, The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition. On today’s show: Lou Dobbs advises Candace Owens against invoking Hitler: Anyone who does, “loses.” Author Jonathan Tepper (@jtepper2) joins us to discuss his new book, The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition. The idea […]

February 12, 2019

Good morning, on today’s show, Michael Joseph Roberto, author of The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920–1940. Roberto traces his definition of fascism to the American financial system in 1920s. Life in America in the 1920s was the epicenter of capitalism, this is period of great prosperity for […]

February 11, 2019

Digby (@digby56), Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us for Casual Friday. On today’s show: Trump’s big SOTU conclusion: “Abortion security.” Maria Bartiromo says wealth taxes are a waste because rich people will hide their income. Heather “Digby” Parton (@digby56), of Salon.com and Hullabaloo, joins us to discuss the news: Acting attorney […]

February 8, 2019

Kate Aronoff of the Intercept and the Jacobin joins Michael Brooks this Thursday to discuss the prospects and the “Five Freedoms” of a Green New Deal. As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes the media rounds to rally support for her and Ed Markey’s Green New Deal, Aronoff joins MR to explains what we can hope to achieve […]

February 7, 2019

Today, Sam is joined by Brown University professor Corey Brettschneider to discuss his new book, The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents in which Brettschneider lays out the constitutional limits at any point in time on the chief executive office. People often overlook the first thing the President does in […]

February 6, 2019