Episodes

Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel), author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, joins us. On today’s show: Spotify sues Apple for monopolistic practices. Joe Biden’s comments on New Left criticism: “Most progressive of anyone who would run.” Jason Hickel, author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, joins us. […]

March 18, 2019

Digby (Heather Parton) (@digby56) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us. On today’s show: Donny Deutsch says he’d vote for Trump over Sanders. Digby (@digby56) joins us to break down the news. The horrific mosque shooting in Christchurch, NZ. Trump’s fashy boast of military and police support. More 2020 analysis: Beto’s lack of program, Biden’s chances, […]

March 15, 2019

Joining Michael Brooks on today’s show is Liz Franczak to discuss her new essay in the Baffler, “The Century of Spin,” and the origins of neoliberal sociopolitical culture. Liz Franczak recounts the story of Edward Bernays, who “pioneered the field of modern public relations after serving under Woodrow Wilson during World War I, overseeing propaganda initiatives aimed […]

March 14, 2019

Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman), author of Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World, joins us. On today’s show: Nancy Pelosi says she’s never wanted to impeach a president. Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman), author of Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World, joins us. In his book, Bregman argues for utopian thinking and posits […]

March 13, 2019

On today’s show: New app to help Trump supporters find MAGA-friendly restaurants. Larry Kudlow explains that cuts to entitlements are necessary. OMB acting director claims that budget is not cutting Medicare or Medicaid spending. Joe Biden says he’d stay away, but he saw Trump’s budget proposal. Some things you should know about Biden’s record. A […]

March 12, 2019

Jonathan H. Marks (@EthicsLawPolicy), director of the Bioethics Program at Penn State, joins us to discuss his book, The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, And Public Health. On today’s show: John Hickenlooper declines to say whether or not he’s a capitalist. Jonathan H. Marks (@EthicsLawPolicy), director of the Bioethics Program at Penn State, joins us to […]

March 11, 2019

Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon ) joins us for Casual Friday. On today’s show: GOP makes reactionary changes to the judiciary. Meghan McCain breaks down in tears over Ilhan Omar’s “scary” Israel comments. Benjamin P. Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), founder of ProgressiveArmy.net, joins us to break down the latest news from Washington, including: The Democrats’ sweeping reform bill HR1. Ilhan […]

March 8, 2019

Juan Cole (@jricole), professor of History at the University of Michigan, joins Michael Brooks to discuss the upcoming elections in Israel set for April 9. Meagan Day (@meaganmday), a staff writer at Jacobin magazine, joins Michael to discuss the 2020 election and Bernie Sanders’ launch rally at Brooklyn College. On today’s show: Trump calls Tim […]

March 7, 2019

On today’s show: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lies, claims people are not being deported without the chance to get their kids back. Rep. Clay Higgins compares immigration to D-Day invasion. Sam reads an email from a listener, goes in hard on claims that Ilhan Omar’s criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic. Steve Scalise says Omar should […]

March 6, 2019

Investigative reporter Paul Kiel (@paulkiel) joins us to discuss his new co-authored piece for Pro Publica, ‘How the IRS Was Gutted.’ On today’s show: Dan Bongino says nobody accused Trump of racism before he was a Republican. Investigative reporter Paul Kiel (@paulkiel) joins us to discuss his new co-authored piece for Pro Publica, ‘How the IRS Was Gutted.’ In […]

March 5, 2019