US Intelligence

It’s another EmMajority Report Thursday! She hosts Matthew Connolly, professor of international and global history at Columbia University, to discuss his recent book The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America’s Top Secrets. Then, Emma speaks with Orly Noy, editor at Local Call and chair of B’Tselem’s executive board, to discuss her recent piece in +972 Magazine entitled “Do Israeli protesters really want democracy?” First, Emma […]
Emma speaks with Trevor Aaronson, contributing writer at The Intercept, to discuss his recent podcast Alphabet Boys. Then, she’s joined by freelance journalist Zachary A. Siegel, to discuss his recent coverage in Bolts Magazine of the Chicago mayoral race. First, Emma runs through updates on decreasing unemployment filings, Trump’s visit to East Palestine – beating out both Biden and Buttigieg – Norfolk […]
Sam and Emma host Jefferson Morley, editor of the JFKFacts blog, to discuss his recent book Scorpions’ Dance: The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate. Sam and Emma begin by assessing the fundamentally bipartisan-and-nothing-else gun control bill, and cover the arrest of Idaho White Supremacists planning a riot at a pride event, Sarah Palin’s advancement in the Alaskan senate race, and […]
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the last week, in Sam’s first news day back in studio! They begin by unpacking the fact that over half of Americans, per CDC estimates, have contracted COVID at least once now, discussing the intra-studio experiences with the virus and how vastly it can differ from person […]
Sam and Emma (freshly back from vacation!) break down a huge weekend in news, from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the courts to labor and COVID, and more! Sam and Emma begin by reflecting on the myriad examples of incredible anti-war activism in the face of repression that we’ve seen by the Russian people, from newscasters […]
It’s Casual Friday! Emma hosts Derek Davison, author of the Foreign Exchanges newsletter on Substack and co-host of the American Prestige podcast, to discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Then, Emma talks with Luke Savage, staff writer at Jacobin magazine and author of the upcoming book The Dead Center: Reflections On Liberalism And Democracy After The End Of History to round up the week […]
It’s the FINAL live show of 2021! Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton IN-STUDIO, alongside Matt Binder for the WHOLE show, to round up the week in news, and reflect on the year that was. They begin by covering the recent NYT scoop on the FBI’s infiltration into Black Lives Matter protests in Portland last year, in which they employed […]
Sam hosts author Scott Anderson to talk about his new book, “The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War — A Tragedy In Three Acts.” On today’s show: GOP State Rep J. Todd Smith confuses epidemiologist with epistemologist. Sam hosts author Scott Anderson to talk about his new book, “The Quiet […]
Sam recaps the week’s biggest stories with Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of The Benjamin Dixon Show; and then Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) joins the program to discuss summer movie recommendations for this summer without blockbusters. On today’s show: Trump calls Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler “a little weak.” Trump touts the strength of shower heads and other appliances under his […]
Sam hosts journalist Vincent Bevins to discuss his new book The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World. Bevins shares the untold story of the US’s role in promoting slaughter across Indonesia in the name of securing western capitalism. Bevins shares the history of Sukarno in Indonesia, the Bandung Conference, and […]