Mon, 19 April 2021
Sam and Emma host Joshua D. Rothman, University of Alabama professor of history, to discuss his new book, The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America, the myths around the slave trade industry, the deep ties between slavery and US imperialism, and Racial capitalism’s exploitative innovation. Prof. Rothman walks us through the financialization of the exploitation, and explores how our economy was built on money from the domestic slave trade. Next, Sam and Emma chat about Manchin coming around on the PRO act, the futility of police training, and the United Mine Workers’ decision to support a just transition program away from fossil fuels.
And in the Fun Half: Emma and Matt question Saul Seder’s hot bat, Dave from Richmond and Ronald from Washington call in to chat marijuana policy (both state-wide and personal), and Mike Lindell foresees Satan’s last hurrah. Then, the Biden Admin’s fear of optics on immigration seems to favor the Right, Sam compares Yang to a Bloomberg without resources, and James Comer finds out weaker gun laws means more gun purchases, plus, your calls and IMs.
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