Episodes

Sam and Emma host Heather “Digby” Parton (@digby56) from Hullabaloo and Salon.com to discuss the new Biden administration, what’s happening in the Senate, and the second coming of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. On today’s show: Lindsey Graham says GOP is united in opposition to impeaching Trump, McConnell has a plan, Trump has a great legal team. Schumer […]

January 22, 2021

Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen) to discuss the policy agenda for the Biden administration and the senators that stand in its way. On today’s show: From a media perch, CNN anchor calls out “Mr. President, can you unite the country?” Ainsley Earhardt says so much for unity, Biden undoing Trump executive actions means unity is off the […]

January 21, 2021

Sam and Emma invite you to the Majority Report’s special coverage of the Biden Inauguration. Plus, Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahi) of Justice Democrats joins us to discuss what progressives can expect in the first 100 days of the Biden administration. On today’s show: Joe Biden gets sworn in, gives speech. Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahi) of Justice Democrats […]

January 20, 2021

Sam and Emma are back to cover the last day of the Trump presidency and what lies ahead for Biden after tomorrow’s inauguration. Sam and Emma start with a look at the National Guard troops in DC before the Biden administration takes office. The two then look forward to the Biden “Day 1” agenda and […]

January 19, 2021

Rejoinging us to discuss MLK’s legacy in 2021 is Professor Gerald Horne, author of the forthcoming “The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing.” Then, Our compilation of MLK-related audio returns with a new addition this year with excerpts from this newly-released speech via The Root: “Exclusive: Martin Luther King Jr. Talks […]

January 18, 2021

Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff writer at the New Republic, to discuss the new Biden-led government, the failures of bipartisanship, and why Democrats need to bury the GOP in order to start building a democracy. On today’s show: Joe Biden announces coronarivus economic recovery plan. Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff writer at the New […]

January 15, 2021

Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, “The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy,” on how the cult of the “taxpayer” functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy. On today’s show: Cori Bush says House should impeach Trump, a white supremacist president, […]

January 14, 2021

Sam hosts Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson), former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss his new book Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy on how the filibuster negatively impacts American democracy. On today’s show: Democratic House member says GOP reps are telling him they fear for their lives if […]

January 13, 2021

Sam and Emma break down the Democrats’ plan for impeachment, rising coronavirus cases, and potential investigations into what happened at the Capitol last week. Sam and Emma discuss the right-wing media ‘s talking points on Trump’s second impeachment and why Democratic leadership cannot capitulate to calls for “unity” or “moving forward.” Sam and Emma then […]

January 12, 2021

Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to discuss how the Democrats will govern in the face of dueling national crises. On today’s show: Right-wing reporter explains how Q believers understood rushing the Capitol, “close to a mass casualty event.” Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to […]

January 11, 2021