fossil fuels

Sam and Emma host Dr. Leah Stokes, professor of climate and energy policy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to discuss the climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. Emma and Sam walk through updates on the House’s schedule and Alex Jones’ texts arriving in the hands of the 1/6 Committee, before diving deep into Donald […]
Sam and Emma host Jake Grumbach, professor at the University of Washington, to discuss his recent book Laboratories Against Democracy: How National Parties Transformed State Politics. First, Emma and Sam tackle the successful passing of Biden’s Build-Back-a-Bit, filled to the brim with goodies for the fossil fuel industry as a ransom tradeoff for even thinking about a green […]
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. Although technical difficulties cut the episode slightly short, Digby and Sam touch on the two year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the COVID-19 Pandemic, diving into what we’ve learned about our rampant individualist […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Perry Bacon Jr., columnist for the Washington Post, to discuss his recent pieces “Let’s puncture some myths about Democrats’ struggles” and “Why Ketanji Brown Jackson would be such an upgrade over Breyer.” Then, Sam and Emma are joined by John Hodgman and David Rees to discuss their new project “Dicktown” on FXX! Perry, Sam, and Emma begin by parsing through […]
Emma hosts Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor at Harper’s Magazine, to discuss his recent book The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. Then, Emma is joined by Ken Klippenstein, investigative reporter at the Intercept, to discuss his recent piece “SAUDI-RUSSIA COLLUSION IS DRIVING UP GAS PRICES — AND WORSENING UKRAINE CRISIS”. However, they begin by […]
Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org, speaks to Sam Seder about the conviction of nonviolent climate activist Timothy DeChristopher and  predicts we’ll see more of this type of confrontational activism and discusses the need for a change in tactics of the environmental movement.