police violence

Sam and Emma host Yale professor of history Elizabeth Hinton to discuss her new book America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s and the importance of recasting what were once considered “riots” as rebellion, and how the original framing of those events helped elected officials stall on civil rights. […]
Sam hosts Heather Parton, columnist at Salon.com and proprietor of the überblog “Digby’s Hullabaloo,” and friend and known pacifist David Feldman. With the former, they chat about the U.S.’s relationship with both domestic and foreign violence, discussing the devastating tragedies of gun violence and police brutality that never seem to cease, and how to get […]
Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of The Benjamin Dixon Show and David Roth (@david_j_roth) of the New Republic to discuss this week’s top stories and the continued protests against police brutality. On today’s show: Harris Faulker asks Trump why he referenced “looting and shooting” from 1968, brings up its racist origins. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of The Benjamin Dixon […]
Michael Brooks hosts Alexandria Neason, staff writer at the Columbia Journalism Review, to discuss her piece “Officials Say…” and her reporting on the relationship between the media and police. On today’s show: Ben Shapiro says left wants “systemic unjustice,” insane circular logic arrives at “there is no systemic racism” and things that are “legally racist” are […]
Sam and Michael Brooks break down the latest headlines and stories from last night’s primaries, police reform messages from Capitol Hill, and the on-going Covid19 pandemic. On today’s show: Hannity says “I’m not making any comparisons” after he compares investigation into Trump to George Floyd’s death. Obama and Trump’s intern photos tell a tale of two […]
Brooklyn College professor Alex Vitale (@avitale) joins Sam to discuss law enforcement reform, police abolition, and his book The End of Policing. (Free ebook version available now from Verso books!) On today’s show: Brian Kilmeade cannot believe we’re talking about defunding the cops. Ainsley fearmongers about crime rising if people can no longer call 911 in NYC. Brooklyn College […]