Episodes

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 Reparations, White Economic Anxiety and Guaranteed Income in Previously Unheard Speech” Dr. King’s first TV “interview” from the show “The Open Mind – The New Negro” in 1957, […]

January 20, 2020

Happy Friday! Digby and Judy Gold join Sam and the MR Crew to discuss the top stories of the week, including the Lev Parnas revelations, impeachment heads to the Senate, and the breach of the Sanders/Warren non-aggression pact. Starting with *The Story*: Sam and Digby agree that the Sanders and Warren story is new, but […]

January 17, 2020

Sam is joined by education writer Robert Pondiscio to discuss his latest book How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice. Matt Binder joins us to host the Fun Half. On today’s show: Sam on the Bernie Sanders/Liz Warren post-debate exchange. Sam is joined by education writer Robert Pondiscio to discuss his […]

January 16, 2020

Good Wednesday morning, we’re back from last night’s debate coverage and ready to bring you the latest news on impeachment, our breakdown of Iowa debate, and the rest of the day’s headlines. On today’s show: Trump says energy efficient lightbulb makes people look orange. Trump goes after energy efficient appliances. Warren refuses to shake Bernie’s […]

January 15, 2020

Sam and the crew bring you all the 2020 Democratic primary news in anticipation of tonight’s debate in Des Moines, IA. On today’s show: Project Veritas catches Bernie volunteer Kyle saying DNC will be just like 1978. Also: saying Bernie’s free college plan will educate people to not be Nazis. Trump labor department changes Obama-era […]

January 14, 2020

Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, to discuss his new book, A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo.  On today’s show: Friday: Mike Pompeo continues to shift story about “imminent threat” intel. Sam is joined by Peter Jan Honisberg, professor of […]

January 13, 2020

Happy Friday! On today’s show, Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show. Sam and Ben begin their conversation considering the conclusion of the “Clinton Investigation,” which will end in the coming weeks “with no criminal charges or other known impacts,” according to the Washington Post. Switching gears to material and present issues, Dixon and Sam […]

January 10, 2020

Happy Thursday, Michael Brooks is joined by Djene Bajalan to discuss the state of affairs in the Middle East and the United States’ history of interference in Iran. Starting in 1953, Brooks and Bajalan discuss the CIA’s role in removing Mohammed Mossadegh from power. Mosadegh was a staunch nationalist whose primary goal in office was […]

January 9, 2020

The MR crew breaks down the news. On today’s show: Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrck says Trump is a multi-dimensional chess player. Time Magazine publishes consent-manufacturing piece on how to talk to kids about the Iran conflict. General McChrystal says Soleimani isn’t that different from him in BBC documentary. Sunday: Pompeo avoids specifics of imminent […]

January 8, 2020

Nathan J. Robinson (@NathanJRobinson), editor of Current Affairs, joins us to discuss his book, Why You Should Be a Socialist. On today’s show: An update on the fires in Australia. US government may start collecting people’s DNA at borders. Kellyanne Conway spins Trump’s tweet threatening to destroy Iranian cultural sites. Nathan J. Robinson joins us to […]

January 7, 2020