Episodes

Sam chats with the Daily Poster’s David Sirota about Joe Manchin’s filibuster turn around, the Democrats’ blame game with the Senate Parliamentarian, and progressive intra-party dealmaking troubles. Sam also touches on the progressive shift in New York State politics as Cuomo continues to be embroiled in scandal. Then, Casual Friday sees Matthew Film Guy return […]

April 9, 2021

Sam and Emma host Quincy Institute Middle East Research Fellow Dr. Annelle Sheline to discuss the Biden Administration’s Yemen policy and relationship with Saudi Arabia. Next, Jonathan Guyer, managing editor at the American Prospect, joins us to discuss the domestic incentives of Big Tech-consultants that drive our National Security State. And in the Fun Half: […]

April 8, 2021

Sam and Emma host three progressive candidates for the 2022 election cycle including Tom Nelson challenging Ron Johnson in the Wisconsin Senate, Nina Turner vying for Marcia Fudge’s special election seat in Ohio’s 11th, and Isiah James progressive primary challenge of Yvette Clark in New York’s 9th district. And in the Fun Half: John from […]

April 7, 2021

Sam and Emma host Texas State history professor Sarah R. Coleman to discuss her new book The Walls Within: The Politics of Immigration in Modern America on how immigration law has evolved in the last 50 years in America. And progressive activist Nabilah Islam joins us in the Fun Half to discuss what’s happening in Georgia. And […]

April 6, 2021

Sam is back this week and covering the stories leading the headlines including the voting rights and culture war clash in Georgia, the race against a fourth Covid wave, and the arrival of infrastructure week. Sam and Emma discuss the kabuki theater of infrastructure week, Sam remembers when MAGA was Pat Buchannan’s conservative populism and […]

April 5, 2021

Emma begins by discussing the relevant developments in the Derek Chauvin trail and the disintegration of the defenses’ case. Then, Manny Fidel, opinion writer for Business Insider, joins the podcast to talk about the biggest news stories of the week. Manny, Emma, and Matt begin by discussing the breaking news pertaining to the sex trafficing […]

April 2, 2021

Emma hosts Ken Klippenstein, reporter for The Intercept, to discuss his three recent articles on the horrible experiences of Amazon employees and their unionization efforts. First, Ken talks about his reporting on delivery associates who routinely have to urinate in bottles in order to meet daily quotas. Despite Amazon’s claims, Ken uncovered documents that show […]

April 1, 2021

Andreas Malm joins Sam to discuss his new book, “How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Leaning to Fight in a World on Fire.” Andreas begins by explaining that while the pandemic has temporarily tamped down the climate movement, it has simultaneously led to a 7% drop in world-wide emissions and demonstrated how government can effectively […]

March 31, 2021

Emma hosts Edo Konrad, Editor-in-Chief of +972 Magazine, to discuss the rise and success of the Irsraeli right and last week’s election results. Edo begins by explaining the political failure of centrist left candidate Benny Gantz and his decision to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right wing coalition in last year’s election. Then, Edo dives […]

March 30, 2021

Sam interviews Jennifer Berkshire & Jack Schneider of the Have You Heard podcast about their book,  A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School.” Jack begins by giving a brief history on the origins of the anti-public education movement in Bary Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign, as a response, […]

March 29, 2021