Episodes

Jonathan Mahler (@jonathanmahler), staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, joins us to discuss his article, ‘Planet Fox: How Rupert Murdoh’s Empire of Influence Remade the World.’ 88-year-old Rupert Murdoch currently sits atop the world’s most powerful media empire. Mahler and co-writer Jim Rutenberg examine how Murdoch took a modest inherited newspaper business and […]

April 19, 2019

Good morning, today the MR crew breaks down the live news from Barr’s Mueller Report press conference and the fight for the Democratic nomination’s latest war of words between Bernie Sanders and the Center for American Progress. While the Mueller Report has ostensibly been released by the Department of Justice. However, to any shrewd political […]

April 18, 2019

David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss Wendell Primus, the top aide to Nancy Pelosi who is trying to destroy single payer healthcare. On today’s show: Gov. Cuomo to sign Child Victims Act into law in NY. Republicans block Democrat-led efforts to tighten state vaccine laws. Fox News is freaking out in the wake of Bernie’s […]

April 17, 2019

John Patrick Leary (@JohnPatLeary), Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University, joins us to discuss his book, Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism. On today’s show: Bernie dominates Fox News town hall with #MedicareForAll pitch. Trump reacts to Bernie’s performance. Bernie’s closing remarks, an impromptu call and response, says most Americans agree with his platform. John […]

April 16, 2019

Caitlin Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss her new book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management. On today’s show: Sarah Sanders says Congress isn’t smart enough to look over Trump’s tax returns. Caitlin Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us […]

April 15, 2019

Sam is at the Torts Made Perfect Conference in Las Vegas. On Day Two, Sam speaks with Daniel Nigh and Archie Lamb of the firm Levin Papantonio about suits concerning faulty medications and the California wild fires. Also: Andrew Bederman, chair of the American Association for Justice PAC, on the unfair stigma around trial lawyers. […]

April 12, 2019

Sam is at the Torts Made Perfect Conference in Las Vegas. Sam is joined by lawyers and movement leaders to discuss corporate malfeasance, a nationwide effort to extend statute of limitations for sexual abuse limitations, and the possibility of new and reformed human trafficking legislation. Sam will be back from Las Vegas again tomorrow with […]

April 11, 2019

Fox’s Brian Kilmeade smears Rep. Ilhan Omar: “You have to wonder if she’s an American first.” Trump says Bibi re-election gives better chance of peace in Middle East. Dianna Buttu explains Palestnians’ position on Israeli elections: “you either choose Trump or you choose Trump.” On the fun half: The crew addresses Bernie Sanders’ book money. […]

April 10, 2019

Sam discusses the Mueller investigation with Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald), journalist at The Intercept. On today’s show: Meghan McCain tells Joy Behar it’s her job to listen to her. Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald), journalist at The Intercept, joins Sam for a discussion of the Mueller investigation. The origins of the investigation. Should there have been an investigation? […]

April 9, 2019

Dahr Jamail (@DahrJamail), author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption, joins us. On today’s show: Kirstjen Nielsen tells National Sheriffs’ Association “don’t believe the press” about treatment of immigrant children. NPR rehabilitating Neilsen image already: “Was this someone who believed in this policy?” Dahr Jamail, staff reporter […]

April 8, 2019