American History

Happy Juneteenth! Sam and Emma speak to Imani Perry, professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, author of South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, to discuss the history and legacy of Juneteenth, as well as the importance of its becoming a federal holiday. First, Sam and Emma run […]
Happy Monday! Sam and Emma host Alissa Quart, executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, to discuss her recent book Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream. Then, they’re joined by Aaron Kleinman, director of research for the States Project at Future Now, to discuss the Virginia legislative primaries, coming up next Tuesday June 20th. Sam and Emma first run through today’s big […]
Emma hosts Jake Bittle, staff writer at Grist, to discuss his recent book The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration. Then, she’s joined by David Cohen, professor at Drexel Law School, to discuss the recent district court rulings on medication abortion in Texas and Washington State. And in the Fun Half, it’s Dan From The Internet! First, Emma […]
It’s an extra special News Day Tuesday as Sam and Emma are on Trump INDICTMENT WATCH. Then they’re joined by John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, to discuss Tuesday’s Wisconsin State Supreme Court race. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on far-right legislation advancing in Tennessee, Florida, and Mississippi, Finland’s introduction to NATO, Elon’s court order, […]
It’s another EmMajority Report Thursday! She hosts Matthew Connolly, professor of international and global history at Columbia University, to discuss his recent book The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America’s Top Secrets. Then, Emma speaks with Orly Noy, editor at Local Call and chair of B’Tselem’s executive board, to discuss her recent piece in +972 Magazine entitled “Do Israeli protesters really want democracy?” First, Emma […]
Sam and Emma host Jeff Sharlet, professor of English at Dartmouth College, to discuss his recent book The Undertow: Scenes From a Slow Civil War. First, Emma and Sam run through updates on the Manhattan Grand Jury returning to their Trump deliberations, the LA school strike, the Supreme Court declining to address Kansas’ severe racial gerrymandering, UAW’s election […]
Emma hosts writer Malcolm Harris to discuss his recent book Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World. First, Emma runs through updates on the EPA-enforced Norfolk Southern clean-up in East Palestine, updates on various special elections, Biden’s inhumane plans for Title 42’s expiration, and Seattle City Council’s outlawing of caste discrimination, before parses through DeSantis’ crime […]
The MR Crew is back! Sam sits down for a pre-taped conversation with Peniel Joseph, joint professor of public affairs and history at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss his recent book The Third Reconstruction:America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century First, Emma runs through updates on Biden’s visit to Ukraine in the […]
Sam and Emma host Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, to discuss his recent book The Counter-Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism. Then later in the show, they’re joined by  Camille Gix, member of the Initiative I-135 steering committee at House Our Neighbors, […]
Emma hosts Anastasia Curwood, Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, to discuss her recent book Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics. Then, she’s joined by labor and politics reporter Cole Stangler, to discuss the recent worker protests in France.  First, Emma runs through updates on the death toll from the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, the brutality coverup […]