Anti vax

Sam hosts Kelly Weill, reporter at the Daily Beast, to discuss her recent book Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything. Kelly begins by situating her research into flat earthers as a case study in people’s inclination to faith and belief, separating the flat earth belief from other conspiracies in how – […]
Emma hosts John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, to discuss his recent book Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability For Those Who Caused The Crisis, on how the pandemic has forced a moment where we see if we are a country that will continue to refuse to hold its elites accountable, or if we are willing […]
Sam and Emma break down all the big news from the past few days, from the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine, to COVID, labor, the courts, and more! Sam and Emma begin by diving into the “mother of all sanctions” bill being drafted by Sen. Menendez, from the semi-useful elements of to the GOP using them […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of The Bitchuation Room podcast! First, Digby, Emma, and Sam get into yesterday’s SCOTUS decisions, the first blocking the testing mandate with a vaccine opt-out in […]
Sam’s back this week as him and Emma host infectious disease specialist  Dr. MarkAlain Dery, infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at Access Health Louisiana and host of the daily NoiseFilter Podcast, to discuss the fallout from Hurricane Ida making landfall in Louisiana, the evacuation efforts, and what it means for hospitals battling COVID-19 at the […]
It’s Casual Friday! Emma is joined by Benjamin P. Dixon, host of The Benjamin Dixon Show, to wrap up a big week in news. Benjamin and Emma dive right into the really heavy events of the last week in Afghanistan and how Biden has at least proved his ability to hold strong under media pressure. Emma and Ben dive […]
Sam hosts New Orleans epidemiologist Dr. MarkAlain Dery to discuss the state of the Coronavirus in the US, including the science behind the vaccines, and why people should remain vigilant as more infectious variants begin to spread across the country. And in the Fun Half: the church of Donald Trump, Mike Lindell predicts the end […]
Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller), author of the BIG Substack, joins Sam and Emma to discuss the vaccine distribution rollout and why monopolies have slowed the vaccination process across the country. On today’s show: Jim Jordan says taking action on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s past comments is a slippery slope, gives a tired take on cancel culture. Matt […]
Sam breaks down last night’s promising results in Georgia and their implications. Then David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) joins the program to discuss his recent New York Magazine piece, “America’s Vaccine Rollout Is Already a Disaster.” On today’s show: In victory speech, Warnock pays tribute to mother and family who got him there. Jon Ossoff touts pandemic relief […]
Sam hosts Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty) of The Discourse Podcast and comedian Francesca Fiorentini (@franifio) to discuss the biggest stories of the week including Trump’s last stand, what’s happening in Georgia, and more. On today’s show: Kilmeade and Ainsley complain about Biden mask policy, says everyone already follows mask rules. Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty) of The Discourse Podcast […]