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Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, “The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy,” on how the cult of the “taxpayer” functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy. On today’s show: Cori Bush says House should impeach Trump, a white supremacist president, […]
Sam hosts Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic and host of The Politics of Everything podcast to discuss the week’s top stories. AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie (@jscros) also joins to discuss his new project The Discourse.  On today’s show: Trump says Covid is “getting under control,” says virus has “got a life… we’re putting out […]
Sam hosts HuffPost journalist Zachary Carter to discuss his new book, The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Carter and Sam explore the life of Keynes and his role in developing the concept of Macroeconomics and the social implication of economics. Keynes’ thinking on how to deal with crises and emergencies […]
Sam hosts Yale epidemiologist, Gregg Gonsalves, co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, to discuss the prospects of “reopening America” and what to expect during the summer months in the age of COVID. And in the Fun Half: the Trump hydroxychloroquine saga, Pelosi gets her meme points, the Right’s efforts to undermine Biden are not […]
Sam hosts Nathan Tankus, director of research at the Public Money Network, to discuss the Fed, PPP’s shortcomings, and the incoming corporate consolidation post-Covid-19. Enjoy a 20% discount at Nathan Tankus’ substack here! (https://tinyurl.com/y76aljt4) On today’s show: Eric Trump claims coronavirus is Democratic hoax, will ‘magically’ vanish after 2020 election. Nathan Tankus, director of research at […]
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), executive editor at The American Prospect, and Matt Binder (@MattBinder), host of the DOOMED podcast and writer at Mashable. On today’s show: Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright says winter 2020 could be “darkest in modern history.” David Dayen (@ddayen), executive editor at The American Prospect, joins Sam to break down the House […]
Sam breaks down the week’s biggest headlines with Michael Brooks, including Trump’s plans to reopen, GOP disaster austerity and Bay of Pigs Pt. 2: Venezuela. On today’s show: Trump on why he didn’t get ahead of pandemic: “I had a lot of things going on.” Trump on making people go back to work: says “we have to […]
Sam and Michael break down this week’s top headlines and then Sam rolls an interview he did with Diane Ravitch (@DianeRavitch) on her new book, Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools.  On today’s show: Trump deflects on VA hydroxychloroquine study and NIH assessment: “I don’t know…we’ll take a […]
Sam breaks down the top headlines, including the critical Wisconsin Supreme Court win for Democrats, how Sanders’ endorsement will influence Joe Biden’s campaign, and Trump’s plans and committees to reopen America. With Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) of ‘The Nomiki Show’ and fun half appearance by Jamie! On today’s show: Trump says he has total authority to reopen […]
Sam hosts Mike Konczal, Director of Progressive Thought at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss the stimulus package and what Congress will do next. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent at the Nation magazine, also joins Sam to discuss today’s Wisconsin primary amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Plugs and Notices: The Art of Balance is a Chicago-based […]