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Andreas Malm joins Sam to discuss his new book, “How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Leaning to Fight in a World on Fire.” Andreas begins by explaining that while the pandemic has temporarily tamped down the climate movement, it has simultaneously led to a 7% drop in world-wide emissions and demonstrated how government can effectively intervene in the private sector during a crisis. Then, Sam asks Andreas to explain the two strategies of the climate movement, one being putting pressure on the government to pass policy and the other being reducing profits of fossil fuel companies through physically shutting down their operations. Andreas discusses the limitations of peaceful climate activism and argues for the need for a more radical flank in the movement. And finally, as it turns out, renewable energy is actually much cheaper to produce, but companies refuse to switch over because they can get away with a much higher markup on fossil fuels than they would be able to on renewables. 

 

And in the Fun Half: Emma talks a little football, compensation for college athletes goes before the Supreme Court, is Matthew McConaughey running for governor of Texas?, Lil Nas X is selling “blood soaked sneakers,” how to address gun violence, Peter Navarro spews lies about the origins of the coronavirus, plus your calls and IMs!
 
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Emma hosts Edo Konrad, Editor-in-Chief of +972 Magazine, to discuss the rise and success of the Irsraeli right and last week’s election results. Edo begins by explaining the political failure of centrist left candidate Benny Gantz and his decision to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right wing coalition in last year's election. Then, Edo dives into Palestinian politics in Israel, explaining the consolidation of the four Palestinian political parties, the disintegration of the Joint List, and Mansour Abbas decision to join Netanyahu’s coalition. Finally, in order to ensure his own political survival, Edo talks about Netanyahu’s dangerous decision to bring Jewish extremism into the fold of his party and the potential long term implications of that political move.

 

And in the Fun Half: Nomiki tunes in, exploitation in the video game industry, Chuck Schumer wants you to write letters to Joe Biden to cancel student loan debt instead of doing his job, Emma’s done wasting time on Glenn Greenwald, Marjorie Taylor Greene is outraged that liberals are trying to keep Americans safe, Marco Rubio’s wake up call comes in the form of a mariachi band, plus your calls and IMs!

 

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Sam interviews Jennifer Berkshire & Jack Schneider of the Have You Heard podcast about their book,  A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School.” Jack begins by giving a brief history on the origins of the anti-public education movement in Bary Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign, as a response, in part, to the civil rights movement. Jennifer explains how the right has already begun laying the groundwork for the total privatization of education through advocating for “funding students, not systems,” in which parents are given vouchers to decide how they want to educate their children. Then, they discuss how the Democratic Party has also contributed to the disintegration of public schools through commodifying education by placing more importance on standardized testing and introducing charter schools. Jennifer and Jack make the point that as important as the public education system is, it is not the solution to poverty that billionaires such as Bill Gates claim it is. This leaves the question, what is the goal of our public education system and how can we protect it from those trying to dismantle it?

 
And in the Fun Half: Mike Lindell promises Trump will be back in August, Bernie joins Amazon workers from the picket line in Alabama, John Joyce’s “Grinch Act,” the LAPD detains reporters during the Echo Park protests, what turned Emma and Matt into a lefties, Matt’s thoughts on the JFK assasination, who would win? Steve Schmidt vs. Rick Wilson and Sarah Huckabee Sanders vs. Meghan McCain, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, staff writer at The New Republic and co-host of “The Politics of Everything” podcast, to discuss the passage of voter suppression legislation in Georgia, Joe Manchin’s role in the filibuster negotiations, and Kyrsten Sinema’s political strategy in Arizona. Alex assesses the Biden presidency thus far and critiques Biden’s failure to play a leading role in spreading vaccines to the Global South and requiring vaccine companies to share their patents. Then, through the lens of Biden’s first press briefing, Alex discusses the issues with journalism and mainstream media.
 
Afterwards, Carl Beijer tunes in to go through a series of questions about socialism ideology and in practice. Sam challenges Carl’s ideas on private property vs personal property, government management of the economy, exploitation of labor, manifesting the will of the people in a consolidated government, and more.
 
And in the Fun Half: Jimmy Dole says “journalist” Dave Rubin should be allowed enable as many white supremacists on his show as he wants, Dan Crenshaw is impressed with Biden’s vaccine roll-out, Congressional candidate Dan ‘Big Dan’ Rodimer needs a better director for his campaign ads, Tucker Carlson says liberals are forcing Republicans to vote for fascists, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host ProPublica journalist Alec MacGillis and author of “Fulfillment:Winning and Losing in One-Click America” to discuss how Jeff Bezos has used America’s infrastructure to make Amazon the most dominant monopoly in the US. Alec explains how Amazon has been a driving force of regional inequality and has stunted prosperity and business activity around the country, including in the cities where it resides. Starting with Amazon’s founding in Seattle, Alec talks about the conglomerating effect of tech companies and Amazon’s ability to strategically avoid paying taxes through setting up warehouses in states with a smaller sales tax and moving profits offshore. Through the interview, Alec explores the question as to whether this is an issue specifically with Amazon’s unethical company practices or if this is indicative of a fundamental flaw in our capital structure that awards massive trusts. With the majority of Democrats believing that Amazon is the most trustworthy institution in America, what can be done to reverse the domination of these tech monopolies?
 
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Sam and Emma host Jemima Pierre, professor of African American Studies at UCLA, to unpack the long history of Haiti, the first free black republic established in 1804, and successive years of occupation and exploitation by France and the US. Then, Jemima discusses how this history has led to the current political situation in Haiti where the Organization of American States (OAS) and the UN have essentially propped up dictators, such as current leader Jovenel Moïse, against the will of the Hatain people. After, Brian Concannon, director of Project Blueprint and advisor at IJDH, joins to further explain the U.S.’, along with France and Canada’s, economic and geopolitical interest in thwarting Haitian democracy. Brain describes steps that the Biden administration and the House of Foreign Affairs Committee should take to end their support of Jovenel Moïse’s government and restore Haitain sovereignty.
 
And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst tunes in, are Sam and Emma giants in a China shop?, Trump thinks Biden is destroying our country with “woke,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas resigns….oh wait, he didn’t, the humanitarian crisis and the militarization at the Southern border, Evanston, Illinois approves the first plan to allocate reparations to black households, elitist bicycle lanes are going to take over the roads, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host ACLU Deputy Director for Transgender Justice Chase Strangio to discuss the anti-trans legislation make its way across GOP-controlled statehouses across America. We're live at noon ET.

Sam and Emma begin with discussing the Biden administration's immigration policy at the border and react to Dan Crenshaw’s interview with Mehdi Hassan. Then, Sam and Emma host ACLU Deputy Director for Transgender Justice Chase Strangio to discuss the increase in anti-trans legislation that has made its way across GOP-controlled statehouses. Chase explains how the current wave of anti-trans legislation in girls sports is the new manifestation of the same kind of GOP generated transphobic panic that informed the restroom bills in 2016-17 and is used to drive up Republican voter turnout. And further, Chase discusses the current legal precedent set by Bostock v Clayton County that protects trans rights, which GOP state legislatures actively disregard. Finally, Sam and Emma discuss Glenn Greenwald’s “oppression ladder” in the LBGTQ community.
 
And in the Fun Half: Sam on the Conan O’Brien show (as an angel), Biden waiting to call the Atlanta shooting a hate crime, the weaponization of identity politics against the left, Arkansas legislature bans abortion in an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade, Donald Trump returning to social media on his own platform, Emma on Libertarianism, the YouTube 1 million subscriber award, filibuster against HR1, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host Benjamin Dixon to discuss the week's top stories including HR 1 and what GOP-held state legislatures efforts to repeal voting rights, reforming the Senate filibuster rule, and managing expectations for an incomplete Biden term. Then Paul Blest of Discourse Blog joins to discuss the worker-owned website's one-year anniversary, what's happening with MTG's rise, why Lil Marco is a bellwether for the Senate GOP.

And in the Fun Half: analyzing legislation may not always be ideological, Sam's story of dealing with a Ron Paul disciple, tackling covid misinformation, Stuart Stevens will go down with the Lincoln Project ship, plus your IMs!

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Sam and Emma host author and activist Victoria Law to discuss the recent spate of anti-Asian hate crimes and her new book “Prisons Make Us Safer.” Then philosopher Jules Evans joins the program to discuss his theory of "Conspirituality" on the link between New Age spirituality and conspiracy in America.

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Sam and Emma host University of Detroit Mercy professor Alex Zamalin to discuss his latest book Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility on the need for disruptive organized pressure to combat racism and its thread through American history.

And in the Fun Half: Brandon Sutton joins us to see Mitch McConnell threaten the Democrats who want to change the filibuster rule, Dave Rubin concedes he'll stay in California because he doesn't want to be a second class citizen, the existential wandering of the conservative movement during Biden's first 100 days, Matt Walsh's cancel culture take, Steven Crowder's stale racism, investing in schools to get kids back in the classroom, fallacy of the pure meritocracy, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host Washington Post national politics reporter Dave Weigel to discuss the on-going union organizing efforts in Alabama and how Democrats are leveraging them to their political advantage. Weigel offers his take on how the Biden administration has operated differently so far from previous Democratic administrations, particularly how Biden has not (yet) scaled back ambitions to meet the political moment. Weigel and Sam also discuss the staffing efforts in DC and how young Democratic operatives are starting to rediscover LBJ-style material politics. Then Seneca Savoie of Homes Not Handcuffs in Austin joins us to discuss organizing efforts to end criminal charges against homelessness in Austin.

And in the Fun Half: Sam agrees with Michael Knowles on cancel culture, why red states refuse to offer Medicaid expansion, Dave Rubin is putting on his trial lawyer hat, white-knuckling through cancel culture, Brian Kilmeade understands slavery because of Roots, a daylight saving debate, plus your IMs!

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Sam and Emma host Michelle Meagher, Senior Policy Fellow at the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at University College London, to discuss her new book Competition is Killing Us: How Big Business is Harming Our Society and Planet - and What To Do About It. Sam, Emma, and Michelle begin their conversation with how Michelle came to have an existential awakening while working in antitrust at a multinational law firm. The interview continues with Meagher laying out the myths of the free market including how multinational corporations operate independently of their shareholders as well as how governments make winners and losers with policy decisions.

And in the Fun Half: Stacey Abrams shares her support for suspending the filibuster for HR1, raising taxes on corporate America for the first time since 1993, Sam's favorite senator Chris Coons explains why he voted against 15 minimum wage, Ron Johnson says he did not fear Jan 6 rioters because they weren't BLM, the compulsion to self-identify, why the Rio Grande Valley is voting conservative, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect, and Francesca Fiorentini of The Bitchuation Room to break down the massive American Rescue Plan, Biden's accelerated vaccination timeline, and leaving the Reagan era for good.

And in the Fun Half: sampling the Fox News outrage over new entitlements in Covid stimulus, Ben Shapiro wants entitlements tied to the nuclear family, Tulsi and Cuomo are in on the "cancel culture" discourse, plus your IMs!

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Sam and Emma host Elizabeth Pancotti, policy director at Employ America, to discuss the details of the $1.9T American Rescue Plan and what was left out of the bill too. Pancotti makes sense of the bill and the money going directly to working Americans, and critiques some of the not-so-fiscally-conservative spending measures in the bill, too.

And in the Fun Half: Brandon Sutton joins to discuss what Seussgate reveals about generational biases, Meghan McCain says "the American experiment is the way to go," the Biden administration has not fixed issues at the border, obscuring the IP rights of the covid vaccines, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host journalist and author Brendan O'Connor to discuss his new book, Blood Red Lines: How Nativism Fuels the Right, on how American fascism is playing out at the US border. Sam, Emma, and Brendan discuss how we arrived at our current moment of border nativism and how capital and the far-right broker their political and policy ends regarding immigration at the southern border. And a brief history of what happens when the right coopts environmental language to advance their politics of racial purity.

And in the Fun Half:  reforming the executive's war powers, Tucker Carlson worries about America's feminization, why the PRO Act is great for workers, the GOP needs a Chuck Todd Republican to launder their non-existant ideology, Milo Yannapolis is no longer gay, Dennis Prager is horny and not getting any, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma discuss the CDC's new guidelines for vaccinated Americans and how the right-wing media is working to undermine government vaccination efforts. Sam then reviews the top lines in the $1.9 Covid relief bill like the child tax credit, reparations for black farmers, and shoring up union pensions. Next, the filibuster showdown will be fought on the Voting Rights laws. Sam and Emma wrap the free half critiquing the Biden administration's migrant response, and a coda to the Lincoln Project.

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Sam and Emma host professor Mark Robert Rank to discuss his new book Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty on realities of American poverty and what has to be done to reduce suffering in 21st century America. Plus, the MR community says goodbye to Jamie.

On today's show: Fox News says Covid relief bill is too much money, will allow people to not go back to work.

Sam and Emma host professor Mark Robert Rank to discuss his new book Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty on realities of American poverty and what has to be done to reduce suffering in 21st century America. Who is poor in the United States? What kind of economic and political factors have contributed to austerity policies? A summary of policies that could mitigate inequality in the Covid era.

Joe Scarborough says era of Reagan is over now after passage of $1.9T.

On the fun half: Asked why he supported amendments to limit relief as Senator of one of the poorest states, Manchin says relief must be targeted for those who need it most. Asked about filibuster, Joe Manchin says "maybe filibuster needs to be more painful," worries about minority power in Senate, explains his basic belief in Senate. Reporter admits "Americans" saying there are immigrant surges happening under Biden is in fact Donald Trump. Benny Johnson says Marxists are erasing American culture, cites Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Suess, Mrs. Butterworth, Land-O-Lakes Butter, the Washington Redskins, etc. FRIDAY: Sinema thumbs down vote on $15/hr amendment vote. The MR community says goodbye to Jamie.

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Sam and Emma host Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.con and Hullabaloo to discuss the Senate's efforts to pass Biden's $1.9T Covid relief bill, Cuomo's fall from grace, and other top stories of the week. And Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) joins us in the fun half.

On today's show: Sen. Ron Johnson delays Covid relief bill with bizarre visual metaphor, making clerks read bill out loud.

Sam and Emma host Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.con and Hullabaloo to discuss the Senate's efforts to pass Biden's $1.9T Covid relief bill, Cuomo's fall from grace, and the Voting Rights Act. Strengths and weaknesses of Biden's stimulus vs Trump's. How much time do Dems have to improve on voting rights before the door shuts on them forever?

Comedian Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) joins the program to discuss the weird news of the day, including the revelation that their colleague Jimmy Pesto was among the group of MAGAs that stormed the capitol.

On the fun half: Bernie calls out parliamentarian, says it's ridiculous that an unelected staffer makes decision about $15/hr. Sam and Emma give opinions on Bernie's strategy. Kyrsten Sinema does a sassy dip as she votes against $15 minimum wage. Mitch McConnell says $1.9T relief bill is unnecessary because economy is already bouncing back due to GOP efforts under Trump. Glenn Greenwald claims that Trump, Bannon, and Tucker Carlson are socialists. Plus, your IMs.

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Sam and Emma hosts Joshua Brewer (@JBrewerMe), an organizer at RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) on workers' efforts to unionize at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. Then Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) joins to discuss the Democrats' decision to limit who gets Covid relief checks in the $1.9T relief bill.

On today's show: Mondaire Jones explains why passing HR 1 is so crucial to American democracy.

Sam and Emma hosts Joshua Brewer (@JBrewerMe), an organizer at RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) on workers' efforts to unionize at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. Why this organizing effort is happening in Bessemer right now. The connection to the George Floyd uprising. The underhanded tactics Amazon is using to discourage workers from organizing. How the law is designed to weaken unions. What's at stake in this fight?

Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine joins the program to discuss the Democrats' decision to limit who gets Covid relief checks in the $1.9T relief bill. Why did conservative Democrats want additional mean-tested "targeting"?

On the fun half: Ro Khanna says he's not a socialist because capitalism spurs wonderful inventions, like Hamilton musical. Megyn Kelly tweets about Cardi B vs Dr Seuss. Don Jr. tweets about cancel culture, hides that his copy of "the Cat in the Hat" is bilingual. Cuomo defends behavior, says he hugs and kisses people all the time. Friend-of-the-show Andray Domise educates us on the movement to resist the latest US-backed dictator in Haiti (for more check out haitibetrayedfilm.com). The importance of covering domestic political prisoners. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma recap the top stories of the week including the voting rights cases before the Supreme Court and GOP efforts to further restrict voting rights across the country.

On today's show: Biden says US will have enough supply to vaccinate every adult by end of May. What's in the Covid relief bill? The Strand moves Cuomo’s book from "notable" to “history” shelf. Supreme Court seems ready to uphold racist voting restrictions.

On the fun half: Cuomo says he supports a woman’s right to come forward, he didn’t feel his actions were inappropriate. Debating HR 1, Kevin McCarthy says voting rights debate is like canceling Dr. Seuss. Glenn Beck declares the era of freedom in America over now that Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potatohead are canceled. Idaho Republican votes against using federal funds for early education, says it makes it 'easier for mothers to come out of the home.' Plus, your IMs.

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Sam and Emma host HuffPost journalist Jonathan Cohn on his new book The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage on the last decade of healthcare debate in America and what lies ahead.

Sam, Emma, and Jonathan begin their conversation discussing the failures of the Clinton healthcare bill from the first Clinton administration and what was learned from its failures. Cohn traces how healthcare expansion and legislation moved through the Democratic leadership and through the 2008 primary and subsequent legislative committees before becoming the PPACA at the beginning of Obama's first term. The interview concludes with Cohn giving his assessment on

And in the Fun Half: a game of chicken within the Democratic leadership, Jon from San Antonio challenges Sam on independent voters, holding Joe Biden accountable for not holding MBS accountable, CPAC conservatives are done with Fox News, conservatism is pure spectacle, everything is downstream from cancel culture, plus your calls and IMs!

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Sam and Emma host MIT professor Justin Reich (@bjfr) on his latest book Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education on remote learning's failures during the Covid crisis and how we can improve schooling in the event of future pandemics.

On today's show: Biden gives bid of support to Alabama workers and their right to unionize.

Sam and Emma host MIT professor Justin Reich (@bjfr) on his latest book Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education on remote learning's failures during the Covid crisis and how we can improve schooling in the event of future pandemics. While Silicon Valley has promised great advancements in education through trendy new technology, it hasn't exactly panned out that way. Examining things like proctoring software (which functions like spyware), auto-grading, and MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), Reich shows how tech alone cannot mitigate inequality or revolutionize education.

On the fun half: Jen Psaki says Cuomo accusers deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, supports independent investigation. Asked about Biden administration decision to not sanction MBS personally and general accountability, Jen Psaki says US will hold Saudi Arabia accountable, suggests US doesn't sanction heads of state personally. Trump hints that he might run again, beating Democrats a "third time" (crowd goes wild). Fox and Friends pumped that Trump is back, Kilmeade says Trump looks thinner, he wants to unite the GOP. Right wing figure espouses Qanon beliefs during CPAC panel, talks about being canceled for addressing Q, child trafficking and finding out what's really going on. Reporter asks if WH is pushing harder for Neera Tanden than $15 minimum wage. Asked about horrible death rates in South Dakota, Kristi Noem says press should ask same question to other governors. Singer botches National Anthem at CPAC. Young girl sells lemonade to pay for her brain surgery in "heartwarming" local news story. Plus, your IMs.

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Check out Joshua Kahn Russell's friend, activist and organizer Casey Harrell who is raising money to treat his ALS diagnosis.

Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/

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