Episodes

Sam breaks down last night’s debate and the election homestretch with Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) of the Intercept and host of the Deconstructed podcast, and Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) joins Sam to discuss his new YouTube comedy special. Sam also interviews filmmakers Lucas Sabean and Peter Hutch on their new film ‘The Man Card.’ On today’s show: […]

October 23, 2020

Sam hosts Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel), Founder and Editorial Director of The Appeal: Political Report, to discuss his What’s on the Ballot? project and the local and state criminal justice votes that could shape the future of immigration enforcement and policing. On today’s show: Chuck Schumer says the Democrats will boycott Judiciary Committee vote on ACB […]

October 22, 2020

Sam hosts Brian Fallon (@brianefallon), co-founder and executive director of Demand Justice, to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett nomination and why Democrats need to get rid of Dianne Feinstein as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. On today’s show: Trump comedy tour rolls on, says he didn’t even want to be in Erie PA. Mitch McConnell says […]

October 21, 2020

Sam hosts Stephen Wertheim, the Deputy Director of Research at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his new book, Tomorrow the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy and the political and intellectual history behind U.S. global hegemony post-WWII. Wertheim and Sam begin their interview by discussing the Monroe Doctrine’s implications and its role in defining the role […]

October 20, 2020

Sam takes a look at the week ahead including rising coronavirus cases, the last two weeks of the presidential campaign, and democracy restored in Bolivia. On today’s show: Trump does his road comic routine, says he could be “presidential” if he wanted to. SUNDAY: Pelosi says we need to stop virus if we want stimulus, Pelosi […]

October 19, 2020

Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of “The Benjamin Dixon Show” to discuss the week’s biggest stories including the ACB hearings, dueling presidential town halls, and more. Then Sam hosts David Rees (@david_rees) of the Election Profit Makers podcast to discuss betting on political futures and raising money for voting rights. On today’s show: Sheldon Whitehouse tells […]

October 16, 2020

Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser), senior correspondent at Vox, joins Sam to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings and the implications of her appointment. Sam and crew break down the most important moments of yesterday’s hearings and the Trump campaign’s flailing messaging during the campaign’s home stretch. On today’s show: Trump’s homestretch campaign platform: the Justice Department […]

October 15, 2020

Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), of The Washington Post, joins Sam to discuss the latest developments in the presidential election, the downballot races, and the ongoing Covid relief negotiations. On today’s show: Trump is simp, begs for the support of suburban women. Dave Weigel (@daveweigel), of The Washington Post, joins Sam to discuss the latest developments in the […]

October 14, 2020

Sam hosts courts and law writer at Slate Mark Joseph Stern to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett hearings and what has transpired so far on the first day of questioning. Stern and Sam begin their conversation assessing the Democratic party’s strategy leading up to the Barrett hearings and why showing up to a hearing you […]

October 13, 2020

Sam hosts historian and policy analyst Christopher Shaw (@chris_w_shaw) to discuss his new book Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic on how early 20th century finance shaped politics and grassroots mobilization. On today’s show: The Progressive era as a response to the (first) Gilded Age. The role the labor movement played in […]

October 12, 2020