student loans

It’s a special All Calls Casual Friday! Call into the show at 646-257-3920! Sam and Emma also talk to Astra Taylor, co-founder of the Debt Collective, about what’s next in the fight to maintain student debt forgiveness as the Supreme Court gears up to rule on President’s Biden’s plan. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the Supreme […]
It’s Hump Day! Sam hosts Ian Millhiser, senior correspondent at Vox, to discuss the upcoming cases that will be before the Supreme Court this term. Sam starts off by touching on the recent revelations surrounding Tucker Carlson’s text messages disclosed from the Dominion lawsuit, and how he still isn’t buying that these are the reasons Fox ultimately let […]
Sam and Emma host Astra Taylor, co-founder of the Debt Collective and author of the recent book Remake the World: Essays, Reflections, Rebellions, to discuss the recent updates on President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan. Then they are joined by Sarah Moran, the U.S. Country Director for GiveDirectly to discuss their work on guaranteed income […]
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day as we get into the final weeks before the 2022 Midterm elections. They begin by running through updates on the Oklahoma City governor’s race, the Fed’s labor crunch and subsequent recession, and student loan relief, before talking protest, discourse, and soup in relation to great […]
Emma is joined by David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect to discuss 2 of his recent pieces: “The Political Impacts of Rising Gas Prices”. Emma begins by diving into updates on the Russian escalation as they strike civilian infrastructure in response to the bombing of the Crimea bridge, another lawsuit over Biden’s student loan relief, and the recent Tim […]
It’s Casual Friday! As summer winds down, Sam and Emma take the first hour to do a big call-in show! They first touch on Biden’s speech on keeping the flame of liberty alight, calling out the extremists that dominate and drive the GOP, while still saving time to remind us of the good Republicans that he […]
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day, beginning with the massive water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi leaving over 180,000 without running water, also walking through how Brian Kemp was called to testify in the GA trials, and the GOP’s continued push on pointless political culture wars like high school sports. Next, they […]
Sam and Emma host Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Associate Professor of History at Loyola Chicago University, to discuss her new book Indentured Students: How Government-Guaranteed Loans Left Generations Drowning In College Debt, which tackles the exploitative nature of US student loan programs dating back to their origin, setting up the generational wealth and debt divides we see today. […]
Sam hosts University of Utah economics professor Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall) to discuss the novel class-action lawsuit filed by UFC fighters against the league’s parent company Zuffa, and why Biden should forgive student loan debt. On today’s show: Asked to respond to Bernie Sanders’ criticism of Democrats’ self-negotiating, Manchin says this is a lifeline for people and […]
Sam hosts Alan Collinge (@alanslj), founder of Student Loan Justice, to discuss his organization’s efforts to lobby the Biden administration to cancel student loans. And then Senior Electronic Frontier Foundation Activist Elliot Harmon (@elliotharmon) joins Sam to discuss his recent piece “Don’t Blame Section 230 for Big Tech’s Failures. Blame Big Tech.” On today’s show: Lin […]