Episodes

Sam and Emma host former Labor Secretary Robert Reich (@RBReich) to discuss his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, plus his take on the Biden administration’s efforts so far and his assessment of how the 46th president has stacked his administration. On today’s show: Ron Johnson suggests that rioters were not in […]

February 24, 2021

Sam host Denver University Professor of Law Nancy Leong (@nancyleong) to discuss her new book, Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality, on how the powerful wield diversity to ensconce their priorities and agendas. And in the Fun Half: Who is coming to Neera Tanden’s defense, Ted Cruz does crisis communications, MEghan McCain […]

February 23, 2021

Sam is back today with Emma to host author and professor Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) to discuss the climate disaster this past week in Texas and her latest NYT op-ed “Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal.” On today’s show: Ron Johnson says Texas snow storm is reason why Green New Deal is a terrible idea. […]

February 22, 2021

Ana Kasparian (@AnaKasparian) of TYT and the Jacobin Weekend Show joins Emma on this casual Friday. On today’s show: De Blasio backs up Ron Kim’s statements about Cuomo on Morning Joe. Ana Kasparian (@AnaKasparian) of TYT and the Jacobin Weekend Show joins Emma to discuss the big stories of the week: Ted Cruz’s leaked texts. White […]

February 19, 2021

We are live at noon. Kate Aronoff joins Emma to discuss the extreme weather events in Texas and elsewhere, and the seemingly coordinated right-wing media reaction it. Also, Ted Cruz’s brief Cancun excursion, Trump remembers Rush. And on the fun half: More on Ted Cruz, Andrew Cuomo cracking?, Dumpster Cops in Texas,and your calls and […]

February 18, 2021

John Fetterman, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and candidate for United States Senate in 2022, joins Emma to talk about his fossil fuel pledge, running for Senate, whether he supports medicare for all, and more. We also discuss Rush Limbaugh’s death and Joe Biden’s town hall. On the fun half: Sam calls in re: Rush, Biden […]

February 17, 2021

Political Scientist Robert A. Pape tallks with sam about his piece in the Atlantic, “The Capitol Rioters Aren’t Like Other Extremists.” And on the fun half, Matt and Emma discuss conservatives running interference for fossil fuels with the Texas shortage. ZipRecruiter sends your job to over 100 of the web’s leading job sites. But they don’t […]

February 16, 2021

David Zucchino joins us to discuss his book, “Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy” We are back live tomorrow.   Blinkist takes the key insights from over 3,000 nonfiction bestsellers in over 27 categories and condenses them down into “Blinks,” which you can read or listen to in just […]

February 15, 2021

Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of the Benjamin Dixon Show and David Roth (@david_j_roth), editor at Defector and host of The Distraction Podcast, to discuss the week’s top stories including the second senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump and the Biden administration’s Covid relief plans. On today’s show: Rep. Raskin argues that if Trump returned to […]

February 12, 2021

Sam hosts Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, to discuss the deluge of statehouse legislation aiming to curb voting rights for the next election cycle. Sam and Ari examine how states have tried to restrict voting rights after the 2013 Supreme Court decision which no longer required southern states to receive federal approval before […]

February 11, 2021