Film Guy Matthew

It’s Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, he is joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Sam runs through updates on the debt ceiling debate, CNN’s response to backlash from their Trump Town Hall, the “end” of the COVID emergency and Title 42, Joe Manchin taking on […]
Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Emma and Sam run through updates on Manhattan’s prosecution of Donald Trump, Biden’s new tax plans, the RNC teaming up with Ronny DeSantis (who privately has affirmed a 2024 presidential campaign), Santos’ prolific […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Dave Weigel, author of the “Americana” newsletter at Semafor, to discuss the state of play less than 2 weeks out from the midterm elections. Then, they’re joined by Matthew Film Guy! Emma and Sam first run through updates on the midterms, including Schumer’s statement to Biden on the PA Senatorial Debate, and Don Bolduc’s pivot […]
Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic and co-host of the podcast The Politics of Everything, to wrap up this week’s events before Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) drops by afterwards! Alex, Emma, and Sam explore the lingering effects of Donald Trump, starting with the developments on the Jan. 6 […]
Sam chats with the Daily Poster’s David Sirota about Joe Manchin’s filibuster turn around, the Democrats’ blame game with the Senate Parliamentarian, and progressive intra-party dealmaking troubles. Sam also touches on the progressive shift in New York State politics as Cuomo continues to be embroiled in scandal. Then, Casual Friday sees Matthew Film Guy return […]
Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at the New Republic and host of “The Politics of Everything” podcast to breakdown the week’s top stories including why Democrats should call Kyrtsen Sinema’s bluff. Plus, Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) stops by to talk movies! On today’s show: Rep. Elissa Slotkin (of  natsec lady gang “the […]
Brandon Sutton (@PrettyBadLefty) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us. On today’s show: Fox Business reporter explains his scoop about Obama wanting to speak out against Bernie. Medicaid block grants under Trump outsource cuts to states. The significance of Obama-to-nobody voters and the prevalence of POC in that demo. The role of race and gender rhetoric, […]
Happy Casual Friday! On today’s show, Heather Digby Parton stops by to lend her expert commentary on Senator Jeff Flake’s resignation, Gorka’s accusations against Hillary, and more. Film Guy Matthew also comes by to discuss his sick Ebay lots, what movies we should watch, and a TV clip of Isla Fisher saying she owes her […]
Cliff Schecter joins on Obama’s executive orders on guns and the evolving debate on gun control. Closing gun sale loopholes. Government initiatives funding mental health and “smart gun” technology. The cultural momentum against guns. Maine Governor LePage’s contention heroin dealers with names like “D-Money” are impregnating white girls. (7:04) FilmGuy Matthew talking sports and why […]
Cliff Schecter explains how the Koch Brothers created Joni Ernst. How the Koch Brothers money network works. The shadowy world of far right money and the disaster of Citizens United. Why the Republicans are not rational. Will Mitt Romney jump in? Why attitude is what matter in the Republican Primary and the GOP death spiral. […]