The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

2/29/12

Dave Weigel from Slate on Mitt’s Michigan victory, the media’s control of the contest message and the ruin of the GOP.  Author Michael Hastings on Department of Homeland Security monitoring of Occupy Wall Street.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-29-12-Dave_Weigel-Michael_Hastings-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

2/28/12

"Rupert Murdoch" calls in and throws son James under the bus.  Bribery, government and police officials on the take, mass cover ups; Sam digs in to culture of corruption at the Murdoch empire.  California AG puts pressure on Fannie & Freddie. Plus, Majority Report's Chastity reporter calls Senator Santorum's office looking for hard data.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-28-12-Murdoch_Setting_Sun-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

2/27/12

Blogger, professor and Middle East specialist, Juan Cole on the regime crackdown in Syria, expulsion of Hamas and Afghanistan reaction to Qur’an burning US Military.  Plus, Wikileaks’ massive email dump.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-27-12-Juan_Cole-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

It’s our final day of vacation — we wouldn’t let you down with a recycled show!  Here’s fascinating conversation with author and environmentalist Derrick Jensen.  The discussion looks into the concept of dominant culture, how it informs the system we live in,  and what it means to all the systems of the planet.  Jensen talks about strategies for rebellion, black bloc tactics and Occupy Wall Street.   His most recent book is Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet.  Learn more about Deep Green Resistance here. 

Direct download: 02-24-12-Derrick_Jensen-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

2/23/12 

More NEW, FRESH content!  Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig (@lessig) talks about the ideas in his new book One Way Forward: The Outsiders Guide to Fixing the Republic.  The problem today is not Right vs. Left, it’s Insider vs. Outsider.  We have a system of government utterly corrupted by the influence of money and a Congress consumed by it’s donors rather than focused on the work of the people.  So what is the answer to fixing the system?  Lessig presents his fix.

And Matt Earley (@mateotemprano), co-founder and farmer relations manager of Just Coffee, joins Sam to talk about fair trade coffee, running a co-op and the mission behind this employee owned and operated fair trade pioneer.

Direct download: 02-23-12-Lawrence_Lessig-Matt_Earley_Just_Coffee-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am EST

2/22/12

We're still on vacation but here's more fresh content!  We are joined by Harvard Astrology Professor,  Dimitar Sasselov for a scientific look at how the life of Planet Earth and human existence are interconnected.  And a discussion about the possibility of finding life in the universe beyond earth.  His book is The Life of Super Earths.

Plus...after the interview, a special Oscar-related bonus! (Hint: It's something we'd usually do on Casual Friday.)

Direct download: 02-22-12-Dimitar_Sasselov-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am EST

2/21/12 

On today’s show, interviews conducted at the Health Action 2012 Conference in D.C.  Sam talks to Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland, Valerie Arkoosh and Timothy Jost.   Use this post as today’s thread.  Click thru for links and details.  

Sam talks to Congressman John Sarbanes (@JohnSarbanes) from Maryland’s Third District about the SOPA/PIPA black out, the corruption of democracy by special interests and the formation of the American People’s Super PAC.

Valerie Arkoosh (@VAArk), President of the National Physicians Alliance discusses ways her organization is educating doctors and working to reshape relationships they have in the health care system — including setting new boundaries between physicians and pharmacutical companies.  Read about their UnBranded Doctor campaign here.

And Timothy Jost, professor at Washington Lee University Law School examines the up coming Affordable Health Care Act Supreme Court litigation, which could set dangerous precedent effecting the relationship between States and the Federal Government for years to come.

Direct download: 02-21-12-_John_Sarbanes-Valerie_Arkoosh-Timothy_Jost-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST

2/20/12 

Writer, consultant and Senior Fellow with Campaign for America’s FutureRichard Eskow reveals on how the Federal Housing Finance Agency is crippling America’s recovery and why Acting Director Edward DeMarco is at the center of the problem.  Eskow explains why Obama can’t (or won’t) get rid of him.

And from the Health Action 2012 Conference, Ron Pollack the Founding Executive Director ofFamilies USA, talks about the new health care marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.  How will the new system work, who will regulate it and who will benefit.

Direct download: 02-20-12-Richard_Eskow-Ron_Pollack-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Friday brings Cliff Schecter from Libertas LLC.  Topics this week include the GOP’s onslaught on women’s reproductive rights, Romney’s standing in Michigan and the economic effects of warmer weather.  Plus, comedian Eddie Pepitone joins us with movie reviews and Jimmy Reefercake delivers the song of the week.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-17-12-Cliff_Schecter-Eddie_Pepitone-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

2/16/12

David Dayen, Firedoglake, dissects Romney's managed-bankruptcy "solution" to Auto Bailout, addresses attack on unions and comments on Mortgage Fraud Settlement.  Jeff Smith talks Occupy Wall Street and black bloc tactics.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-16-12-David_Dayen-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Sam debates Libertarian Peter Schiff over the Contraception Mandate.  Plus, postmortem conversions by the Mormon Church.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

2/14/12

Stories on today's show: the Libertarian anti-woman pro elite class philosophy, the "expanding" social Safety Net, Marijuana and tax revenues, updates on Occupy news from around the country and more.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

2/13/12

Michelle Alexander, civil rights lawyer, advocate and legal scholar on her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

  In the better half, discussion of violence and black bloc tactics in context of Occupy movement continues, Breitbart unglued and Santorum in WA on day of marriage equality signing.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

2/10/12 

Casual Friday brings Cliff Schecter from Libertas LLC.  Up today, shocking liberal support for Guantanamo, the contraception mandate and gun sales gone wild.  Matthew Weiss has movie recommendations and Jimmy Reefercake with his song of the week.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-10-12-Cliff_Schecter-Matthew_Weiss-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

2/9/12

Sarah Posner, Religion Dispatches magazine, on contraception coverage controversy. From the Occupy Wall Street bus tour, Jeff Smith on Black Bloc tactics and the movement.  In the better half, the Mortgage Fraud Settlement, a rip-off for the American people.   Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-09-12-Sarah_Posner-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Ari Berman from the Nation on how the GOP is adeptly maneuvering Congressional and state legislative maps to their benefit, wresting control of voting districts away from Democrats, resegregating the South.  In the better half, Catholic bishops continue their stink over contraception coverage, Santorum on keeping prescription drugs affordable (no iPads!) and Ron Paul’s white supremacist ties.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-08-12-Ari_Berman-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

2/07/12

Sara Robinson from Alternet on the shifting political paradigm issuing in new era of political rules and standards. Plus, the mortgage foreclosure settlement still in negotiation and in the better half, White House's changing tune on debt deal would increase deficit, Obama backing down on birth control access,  Anonymous hacks President of Syria and Senate sells out Unions.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-07-12-Sara_Robinson-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

2/06/12

Robert Kuttner from The American Prospect magazine on status of proposed multi-billion dollar settlement in mortgage meltdown; will Obama's Financial Fraud Unit have teeth? Will Big Banks see criminal prosecution?  And behind AG Schneiderman's deal.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-06-12-Robert_Kuttner-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

2/3/12

Cliff Schecter and Sam talk the week’s news; the Susan G. Komen fiasco looms large and what it means for the GOP if Romney loses the general election.  Isabel Gillies with impassioned movie reviews, songs of the week (Reefercake has a new CD and we say good-bye to the Screaming Majority!). Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 02-03-12-Cliff_Schecter-Isabel_Gillies-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

2/2/12 

Director of the Academy Award Nominated, Gasland, hot off his arrest at a public, Congressional hearing on fracking.. Josh Fox on his First Amendment rights, the sequel to Gasland and his status as persona non grata on the Hill.  Also, dems in Indiana add poison pill to bill on creationism in schools, Alabama senator says Bible is anti-teacher pay raise and Washington State, close to marriage equality. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-02-12-Josh_Fox-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

2/1/12

Citizen Journalist Spencer Mills, aka OakFoSho, reports on Saturday’s march and arrests in Oakland. And Jeff Smith on the Occupy message and the future of OWS.  In the better 1/2, Oakland occupier Alyssa on her arrest, being denied medication and her 18 hour detention.  Plus, Romney’s not worried about the poor and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure drops funding of Planned Parenthood.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 02-01-12-OakFoSho-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

1/31/12 

Author Michael Hastings who's Rolling Stones peice on General McChrystal led to his resignation, joins us to talk about his book The Operators, the war in Afghanistan and what really effects war policy.  Also, two "threatening" British travelers on holiday -- detained and refused entry to the United States. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 (EST). NOTE: we had a major internet fail in the studio today- short show.

Direct download: 01-31-12-Michael_Hastings-No_Internet_Show-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

1/30/12

Anti-racist author, activist and teacher Tim Wise on racism, the history and social perception of government programs, group based failure and more.  Your calls and IMs. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-30-12-Tim_Wise-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

Cliff Schecter on the debate highlights; missed opportunities (no Romney bashing, Swiss jokes?); Santorum rocking the show from the kid’s table; Gingrich’s flat performance; and Ron Paul’s sack full o’ lies.  Also, great movie recommendations from Matthew Film Guy and our songs of the week. Listener beware, the first is profanity laced!  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-27-12-Cliff_Schecter-Matthew_Film-Guy-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

Off of pieces by Dean Baker and Ezra Klein...Sam on how the government always picks winners and losers and the differences between Obama & Romney are small bore.  And Bo Biden calls for a time of action in reaction to Presiden't formation of a Financial Fraud Unit; he doesn't mention Eric Schneiderman.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-26-12-Loser_Liberalism-Financial_Fraud-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

1/25/12

David Dayen from Firedoglake on the President's address to the Nation; does the Financial Fraud unit have a shot at success and will Schneiderman's role diminish his power as New York's AG?  Jeff Smith addresses a rumor about Occupy Wall Street and tells of upcoming actions.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 01-25-12-David_Dayen-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

1/24/12 

Hullabaloo blogger Digby on GOP lackluster primary debate, Romney's advice to underwater mortgage holders, vulture capitalism and more.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-24-12-Digby-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

1/23/12

Steve Kornacki from Salon dishes South Carolina results, the upcoming contests and the craziness of GOP primary season.   

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

1/20/12

Sam's still in D.C. but casual Friday brings our show favorites!  Cliff Schecter on the week's Clown Car antics, the SOPA/PIPA protests and more. Isabel Gillies returns with movie reviews.  And surprise guest, Dick Gregory, drops in on Sam! Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-20-12-Dick_Gregory-Cliff_Schecter-Isabel_Gillies-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

1/19/12

Historian and journalist Rick Perlstein on Conservatism, the political roots of Mitt Romney and the enslavement of Santorum’s grandfather.  Plus, Jeff Smith on Occupy Congress, his experience in our nation’s capitol and why D.C. is so out of touch.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 01-19-12-Rick_Perlstein-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

1/18/12

Garlin Gilchrist from MoveOn.org on today's internet strike and the SOPA/PIPA threat to internet freedom.  And reporting from Occupy Congress, Tina Dupuy from Crooks and Liars.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 01-18-12-Garlin_Gilchrist-Tina_Dupuy-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

1/17/12

Corey Robin on how great social movements provoke reaction from the Right.  His book The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin.  And it’s J17!  Jeff Smith reports live from nation’s capitol on Occupy Congress.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 1-17-12-Corey_Robin-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

1/16/12

Happy MLK Jr. Day. Today’s show is a brief compilation of clips including excerpts from "The Frank McGee Sunday Report: Martin Luther King Profile," NBC News, May 7, 1967, followed by a brief excerpt from a speech at Cleveland, Ohio, on April 28, 1967. Then extended excerpts of a MLK sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967, then the CBS evening news with Walter Cronkite reporting on the assassination on  4-4-68 and finally, Nina Simone singing “Why?” recorded live three days after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are back live on Tuesday at www.majority.fm

Direct download: 01-16-2012_MLK_Day_Complilation_ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

1/13/12

Sam fills in as host on the Thom Hartmann show!  On the show, Robert Reich (@RBReich) on the Bain of Capitalism, Dahlia Lithwick (@dahlialithwick) to talk about the importance of the Supreme Court and Citizen’s United and Kanene Holder of Occupy the Dream and the National Day of Action (1/16).

Direct download: 01-13-2012-Sam_Hosting_Hartmann-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

1/12/12

Robert Forrant on relevance of 1912 Bread & Roses labor strike to today’s Occupy movement, Republican Governor of Pennsylvania plans asset testing for food stamps. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30am (EST)

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

1/11/12

Dave Weigel from Slate on tenor of New Hampshire Republican Primary.  Romney's win, Huntsman's dad - will he pay up and the political skills ofRon Paul.  Occupy Manchester checks in with news of their actions.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-11-12-Dave_Weigel-Occupy_Manchester-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

1/10/12 

Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on his run for President, his thoughts on Ron Paul and Occupy Wall Street.  Plus, Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) prepares for J17 and Occupy Congress next week. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-10-12-Rocky_Anderson-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

1/9/12

Laura Clawson, Daily Kos, on Republican union bashing efforts in Indiana.  NFL Players Union pushes back against right-to-work, causing Republicans to attempt blitz passage to avoid Super Bowl spotlight.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-09-12-Laura_Clawson-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

1/06/12 

Friday favorite Cliff Schecter joins Sam.  Today, rights that are ok for Rick Santorum’s family but not yours.  And at the root of Ron Paul’s “good” positions is a dark, dangerous belief system.  Surprise – Chris Rosen’s back with movie reviews!  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm weekdays 11:30am (EST)

Direct download: 01-06-12-Cliff_Schecter-Chris_Rosen-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

1/05/12

Recess appointments and Obama’s incentive. Updates on occupy movements across the country including and Jeff Smith reports on Occupy Wall Street's march on Grand Central protesting NDAA. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm, weekdays 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 01-05-12-Recess_Appointments-OWS-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

1/04/12 

Matt Taibbi on Iowa caucus results, GOP primaries as a meaningless sideshow and why Ron Paul resonates with voters.  Plus, Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray & fracking earthquakes. Listen LIVE , Majority.fm 11:30am (EST)

Direct download: 01-04-12-Matt_Taibbi-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

1/03/12

News and posturing from Iowa: Santorum, Paul, Romney and the others.  Dave Weigel, Slate.com, talks candidates and caucus process with Sam.  Also, Occupy update: New Year’s Eve clashes and arrests at Zuccotti Park.  Listen LIVE, Majority.fm  11:30 am (EST). 

Direct download: 01-03-12-Dave_Weigel-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

1/02/2012

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, joins Sam. Also, Best Of's of Sam talking Libertarianism.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EST

12/30/11

Year in Review Show: Janeane "Katherine Harris" Garofalo joins Sam to recap 2011. Plus segments from Sam's take on the Republican Clown Car from throughout the year!

Direct download: 12-30-2011-Katherine_Harris-YearInReview-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EST

12/29/11

Occupy Wall Street: Fran Lebowitz, Justin Weeds of the Occupy Wall Street media team and OccupyWallStreetNYC Twitter account, Jeff Smith aka dontbeaputz + much, much more!

Direct download: 12-29-11-Best_of_Occupy_Wall_Street-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

12/28/11

Best of 2011: Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum talks plutocracy, the waning influence of labor unions and the effect on the middle class.  Author of Winner-Take-All Politics Jacob Hacker talks American wealth inequality. Segments from the “Best of” Sam Seder and the Majority Report taking on Mainstream Media. 

Direct download: 12-28-2011-BestOf-Jacob_Hacker-Kevin_Drum-MediaTakedowns-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EST

12/27/11

Best of 2011: Bobby Kennedy shares views on capital punishment.  Bill Lazonick on history of corporate stock options and Rosen v. Rosen (faux movie reviewer meets real movie reviewer). Plus Sam Seder on the death of Osama bin Laden in May and Sam & Matt's first London Riot debate from August.

Direct download: 12-27-2011-BestOf-Bobby_Kennedy-Bill_Lazonick-RosenVsRosen-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

12/26/11 

Really interesting interview today with Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.  He shares his theory that all growth has natural limits and economically we have reached ours.  The conversation considers the post growth period where the three D’s Debt, Depletion, Disaster are in play.  Despite the fact that no one is talking about this economic reality, it’s not all is doom and gloom, Heinberg outlines what he sees for our future.

Also, we’re kicking off our “Best of” shows a bit early…with a few of the Best of’s from the past year today! First up… Guy Lawson from Rolling Stone magazine joined Sam in June to report on the Stoner Arms Dealers, two Florida kids who armed Afghanistan. Then, we have a few segments handpicked by the Best of the Left!

Direct download: 12-26-2011-Richard_Heinberg-Guy_Lawson-BestOf-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EST

12/23/11

Final live show of 2011! Cliff Schecter and Sam wrap up the year and rundown the payroll tax holiday. Actor and best Selling author, Isabel Gillies joins Sam for a movie review and proclaims Cleveland the New Brooklyn. A great song offering from listener Blank Squirrell and the final calls and IMs of the year!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

12/22/11

Digby on Ron Paul, his racism, Libertarianism, Obama, 2012 election and more.  Media team from OccupyNH details their occupy model and plans for the NH primary.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm, 11:30 am EST

Direct download: 12-22-11-Digby-Occupy_New_Hampshire-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

12/21/11

Brian Beutler on Payroll Tax Cut antics.  Options and implications forRepublicans.  How unemployment insurance and Medicare Doc Fix factor in.  Response of Democrats.  Looking toward 2012 both parties weigh strategy.  And in the better half, Gingrich tells gays to vote Obama, Fundies hate Mormons and good work by the Occupy movement.  Majority.fm, live 11:30 am EST.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

12/20/11

Jeff Clements on the Powell Memo.   The history and corporatist agenda that birthed Corporate Personhood.

Direct download: 12-20-2011-Jeff_Clements-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EST

12/19/11

Benlevi’s book Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech, Occupy Wall Street D17, Trinity Church and arrest reports. Plus Republican Clown Car, Myths about unemployment insurance and the cost of gas at the pump.  And GOP position on payroll tax cut and MTVs “Choose or Lose.”

Direct download: 12-19-2011-Jason_Benlevi-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

12/16/11

Cliff talks Clown Car Debate, analyzes Republican field going to Iowa, how emotional vendettas inform policy and the NDAA threat to future generations.  Aasif Mandvi’s review of films and food! Plus, Bradley Manning update, caller on Fukushima radiation on U.S. soil.

Direct download: 12-16-2011-Cliff_Schecter-Aasif_Mandvi-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

12/15/11

Wall Street's central role in the slave trade, Chris Cobb explains.  Jeff Smith, Fresh from 37 hours in jail, recounts his arrest and detention.  And more.  Majority.fm streams LIVE at 11:30 am EST.

Direct download: 12-15-2011-Chris_Cobb-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

12/14/11

The problem with "If I were a Poor Black Kid" and education inequality in America.  Also, J'Tao's (@PunkBoyinSF) first hand account of West Coast Port actions.  Listen live at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

Direct download: 12-14-11-JTao-Port_Shutdowns-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

12/13/11

Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room talks National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), U.S. in Iraq, saying good-bye but not really and drone attacks in Pakistan.

Round up of west coast port action and Ian of OccupyBaltimore calls with his update.  Sam on how Republicans are attacking our system of government via the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau setting a dangerous precedent and more.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

12/12/11

On today’s show, David Graeber one of the original organizers of Occupy Wall Street to talk about the movement, his book Debt: the First 5,000 Years, the Occupied port shut down on the west coast and more.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

12/9/11

Welcome to Majority.FM 2.0!

This is the new website that has been months in the making! We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.

TODAY on the show our favorite Friday guest, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter)! Plus, Friday movie reviews from our newest, though sometimes service Matthew (@langdonboom) and our week in review songs from the Screaming Majority and Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake)!

Direct download: 12-9-2011-Cliff_Schecter-_PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

12/8/11

A great show in store for you today.  Suki Hawley, director of Battle for Brooklyn, is here with us to talk about her acclaimed film.  It’s the story of one neighborhood’s battle to fight big business from taking their homes.

“…The pundits who continue to say they don’t understand what the protesters behind Occupy Wall Street want should look at Battle for Brooklyn, the award-winning documentary about the Atlantic Yards that was released this summer.  The film was released before the Wall Street protests began, but the story it tells is a strong summary of the crony capitalism that sparked the OWS movement.”  — Michael O’Keeffe, New York Daily News

And more, join us!

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Direct download: 12-8-2011-Suki_Hawley-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

12/7/11

Happy Hump Day!

Joining Sam today, Bill Scher (@BillScher), executive editor for LiberalOasis.com and online campaign manager for Campaign for America’s Future, is here discuss Obama’s speech.  Get ready for a good joust!  And Abby Clark  (@abcclark) from  OccupyOurHomes  reports on yesterday’s nationwide action.

In the better half:  Our man on the street Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) updates us on his day of action yesterday.  

And HEALTHCARE  (or lack thereof):  Sam reads some poignant personal accounts. A disillusioned Obama supporter's life changes when she finds out she has cnacer - so does her perspective on the President.   

All that and more!

A favor – check out this SURVEY from our podcast webhost.  It’ll help us find sponsors for the podcast — 6 questions, it’ll take 5 seconds (and you don’t have to include your email).  Thanks!

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12/6/11

Hello, Tuesday!

Mark Bray from Occupy Wall Street joins us first thing this morning to give us an update on today’s OccupyOurHomes day of action.  He will be marching with many, many others from Brooklyn on a tour of foreclosed homes.  He gives us the details.

Stay tuned!

Direct download: 12-06-2011-Mark_Bray-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

12/5/11

It’s Monday!

Welcome to another week — on today’s show, Ari Berman (@ariberman) of The Nation (@thenation) joining us to talk about the strikes in the UK and austerity measures.

Join us!

Direct download: 12-05-2011-Ari_Berman-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

12/2/11

It’s Casual Friday!

Today on the program, we’ll be talking with our favorite Friday regular, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter).

And will we have a movie review?  Hmm, maybe…maybe not. (BREAKING NEWS: Matthew (@langdonboom) from a Bad Situationist will be providing us with movie reviews today!)

But we will definitely have a brand new offering from our very own Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake)!

Join us!

 

 
Direct download: 12-02-2011-Cliff_Schecter-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

12/1/11

Hello Thursday!

On today’s show, Sarah Jaffe (@seasonothebitch) associate editor at AlterNettalks with Sam about student debt.

Check out OccupyStudentDebt

And the Declaration of Occupy D.C.

Direct download: 12-01-2011-Sarah_Jaffe-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

11/30/11

Last Hump Day of November!

Joining us today, Jeff Madrick (@JeffMadrick) from the Roosevelt Institute and theSchwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis joins Sam to discuss the European debt crisis and the corruption of our financial elite.

And the managing editor of Crooks and Liars, Tina Dupuy(@tinadupuy) to talk about the eviction of Occupy LA.

 

Join us!

Direct download: 11-30-2011-Jeff_Madrick-Tina_Dupuy-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Sam’s back with a full show for you today!  David Segal, Demand Progressblogger and former democratic representative from Rhode Island discusses the IP ACT, which could kill the internet.

And, our very own Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) gives us an update on Occupy Wall Street.

Join us!

Direct download: 11-29-2011-David_Segal-Jeff_Smith-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EST

11/28/11

Welcome to the week!

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend!  Sam’s feeling a bit under the weather today so we have an abbreviated show for you but with NEW, FRESH content!  Sam talks to author Thomas Frank about his books Pity the Billionaire & What’s the Matter with Kansas, Occupy Wall Street and more.

Tune in.

MERCH has arrived!!!  Check it out and shop for the holidays!

 
Direct download: 11-28-2011-Thomas_Frank-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

11/25/11

It’s Casual Friday!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As you sit on your couch, stuffed from all the food you’ve eaten yesterday, enjoy our interviews with Digby & Matt Taibbi from our 12 hour, 1 Year Anniversary show!

Members will also receive on this show: Katherine Harris (Part 2!), Josh Orton, Sam’s Sister, Bill Scher, Michael Tracey, Jon Benjamin, our booker Jessica, and Stephen Sherril

Enjoy!

Direct download: 11-25-2011-Digby-Matt_Taibbi-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am EST

11/24/11

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's show features Glenn Greenwald and Jesse LaGreca from our 12 Hour 1 Year Anniversary show. A perfect lineup to ignore your annoying family members with during your Thanksgiving meals.

Our members, whom we are most grateful for, will also receive interviews with: Ryan Rizzo of Occupied Wall Street Journal, Dorsey, Ian of Occupy Baltimore, Jeremy Scahill, Harry Siegel and Libertarian Lee Doren!

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Direct download: 11-24-2011-Glenn_Greenwald-Jesse_LaGreca-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am EST

11/23/11

Happy Hump Day!

To help you get through your Thanksgiving preparations and/or travels, today we have interviews with Chris Hayes and "Katherine Harris" from our 12 hour 1 year Anniversary show!

Members literally receive hours more with Marc Maron, Allison Kilkenny, Markos Moulitsas, Mike Konczal + more! Great time to become a member!

Enjoy!

Direct download: 11-23-2011-Chris_Hayes-Katherine_Harris-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Welcome to Tuesday!

On today’s show economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) talks with Sam about Occupy Wall Street, US debt, the failure of the Super Committee and all things economic.

Join us!

Direct download: 11-22-2011-Dean_Baker-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

11/21/11

Welcome to the week!   

On today’s show Sam talks to Bill McKibben of 350.orgabout Keystone XL battle and what’s ahead. Also joining us, Tim Pool, the host of The Other 99.

 

 

Direct download: 11-21-11-Bill_McKibben-Tim_Pool-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

11/18/11

Today's casual friday is the final hour form the 12 hour marathon from thursday, november 17. Sam and Matt are a bit punch drunk from 12 hours of coverage of the Occupy Wall Street actions in NYC, so Cliff Schecter comes in and picks up the peices... Also includes some great entries from Jimmy ReeferCake and Screaming Majority.

Direct download: 11-18-2011-Final_Hour_Anniversary_Show-Cliff_Schecter-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST

11/17/11

The big day has arrived — Happy Anniversary to Us!!! Todays podcast includes live updates of the actions at occupy wall street from Jeff Smith, Mother Jones Reporter Josh Harkinson and a great interview with Fran Lebowitz.

To celebrate with you, our loyal listeners, we’ll be embarking on a 12-hour LIVE show marathon.  And what a line up we have for you today!  Joining Sam will be Fran Lebowitz,  Marc Maron, Chris Hayes, Janeane Garofalo, Markos  Moulitsas, Matt Taibbi, Jeremy Scahill and many, many more.  We’ll also look back on our year in song — featuring the great works of Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake) and the Screaming Majority!

It’s going to be an exciting day – join us!

 
Direct download: 11-17-2011-12_HR_Show1-Fran_Lebowitz-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Hump Day has arrived!

We had planned to do a pre-recorded show today but given all of the news surrounding Occupy Wall Street, Sam wants to say a few words.  So regular time, Sammy LIVE, followed by a great interview with former financial regulator Bill Black.

Don’t forget……join us LIVE tomorrow for our 12 hour Anniversary Show!

Tune in!

Direct download: 11-16-11-Bill_Black-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

11/15/11

It’s Tuesday and a busy day here in New York!

Bloomberg storms Zuccotti Park, evicts the occupation and is rebuffed by courts.  The Majority Report’s very own Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) gives his first hand account of events last night.

Sam also talks to journalist Harry Siegel (@HarrySiegel) and Lee Papa, aka Rude Pundit (@Rudepundit), both LIVE reporting on events as they unfold.

Join us!

Violent arrests and swinging batons: early morning Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street protesters link arms, peacefully block Broadway, riot police break line.

Direct download: 11-15-11-Jeff_Smith-Harry_Siegel-Lee_Papa-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

11/14/11

Welcome to the week!

It’s Monday, folks and we have a great show for you today with multiple call-ins from occupied movements all around the country.

We will specifically be speaking with occupiers at the Occupy cities who were evicted and/or victim’s of police crackdowns over the weekend: Occupy Portland, Occupy Denver, Occupy SLC and Occupy Albany.

And don’t forget…4 days and counting to our 12-hour Anniversary Show!!!

 
Direct download: 11-14-2011-Occupiers_from_Evicted_Occupy_Cities-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

11/11/11

Sam takes hilarious Libertarian callers in the second half of the show following his talk with Cliff Schecter on the horridness of the Penn State scandal. Chris Rosen shows up and Sam sort of apologizes. Songs from Reffercake and the Screaming Majority. Nothing casual abou tthis casual friday!

Direct download: 11-11-11-Libertarian_Callers_Schecter_Rosen_Casual_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

11/10/11

It’s Thursday — get ready for a great show!!!

Today on the show Tim Karr, Campaign Director at Free Press, talks with Sam about the Protect IP Act, which could threaten citizen media.

And Brendan DeMelle (@bdemelle), Executive Director and Managing Editor atDeSmogBlog joins Sam to reveal the dirty tactics of the gas fracking industry and their willingness to use military psychological warfare tactics to get what they want.

Listen in!

 
Direct download: 11-10-2011-Tim_Karr-Brendan_DeMelle-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

11/09/11

A great line-up for you on this Hump Day!

David Dayen (@ddayen) from Firedog Lake is on the show to discuss super committee, election results and other news.

Also joining us, from the Huffington Post Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) to talk Ohio’s election results – SB5 and more.

Join us!

Direct download: 11-09-2011-David_Dayen-Amanda_Terkel-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

11/08/11

A full show with two guests today!

First Sam speaks with journalist Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) about  Occupy Wall Street, NYPD tactics and Bloomberg’s frustration with the Occupiers.

And The Rude Pundit aka Lee Papa (@rudepundit) talks about Blanket the Earth an effort to turn Black Friday into a day of support for the Occupiers.

Join us!

Direct download: 11-08-2011-Harry_Siegel-Rude_Pundit-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

11/07/11

Welcome to Monday!

On today's show -- Occupy Your Womb in Mississippi.  Plus Sam talks updates on the Occupy Wall Street movements from around the country.

Join us!

Also, a big thank you to all of those who voted for us in the Podcast Awards. We won best Politics / News Podcast!

Direct download: 11-07-2011-Occupy_Wall_Street-Mississippi_Personhood-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

11/04/11

Welcome to Casual Friday!

On today’s show all of our Friday favorites!  Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) will be here to talk about the general strike, corporate money’s influence on SB5 in Ohio and more.

Also, our favorite movie “reviewer”, will he be back……?

And, of course, songs from Jimmy Reefercake and Screaming Majority!

Tune in and see!

 
Direct download: 11-04-2011-Cliff_Schecter-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

11/03/11

We’re taking a tech day today, folks – but we still have a great show for you!

Zach Carter (@zachcarter), Senior Political Economy Reporter for The HuffingtonPost talks to Sam about recently passed trade deals.

And members will hear two  interviews from Occupy Wall Street.  In the first, Sam talks with Cenk Uygur (@TheYoungTurks) about OWS, the Young Turks and his new gig at Current TV.  And those Breitbart Bots can’t get away from Sam…..listen in.

Also, Sam bunks Bloomberg’s lie that Fannie, Freddie and the CRA was responsible for the financial crisis.

All for you today!   We’ll be back LIVE on Friday!

Direct download: 11-03-11-Zach_Carter-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EST

11/2/11

Welcome to Hump Day!

GUEST: CHRIS HAYES

We have lots of news for you today.  Sam will be talking about everything from Occupy Wall Street to the good ship The SS Cain.

Direct download: 11-02-2011-Chris_Hayes-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

11/01/11 

Halloween Hangover Day!

Today Tracy Van Slyke (@tracyvs), co-director of the New Bottom Line, talks with Sam about the Move Your Money project.  

And Priscilla, an editor on The Occupied Wall Street Journal and the editor of  We Are the 99% Tumblr Blog, joins us from Occupy Wall Street.

 

 
Direct download: 11-01-2011-Tracy_Van_Slyke-Priscilla_OWSJ-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Happy Halloween!

Lots of news today folks!  Sam talks about the Cain sexual harassment scandal, gives updates on the Occupy Wall Street protests from around the country and much more.

Tune in!

Direct download: 10-31-2011-Cain_Scandal-Occupy_Update-And_More-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EST

10/28/11

It’s Casual Friday!

Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) will be joining us today! Followed by our movie review guy…we think? Also, songs from Screaming Majority and Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake)!

Update: …Surprise! Marc Maron called into the show to take over Chris Rosen’s place as movie reviewer for the day. But after Maron got off the line we received a very angry phone call from a “Chris Rosen.”

Direct download: 10-28-2011-Cliff_Schecter-Marc_Maron-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

10/27/11

It’s Thursday!  We have a great show for you today.  Sam talks to Dahlia Lithwick , senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate on how OWS confuses and ignores Fox News and the pundit class.

Plus:  OWS took to the New York City Streets last night – we’ll have an update

Don’t forget! The Podcast Awards voting ends today 8pm EST so get your last vote in!!! Vote for us in both People’s Choice and Politics/News categories at http://PodcastAwards.com!

 
Direct download: 10-27-2011-Dahlia_Lithwick-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

10/26/11

Welcome to Wednesday – Hump Day!

A special FREE show today - some stories just need to get out!!!  On today’s show, Sam talks to Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood), the editor of Left Business Observer,  on the socially useless Wall Street class.

Also, a stunning first hand account: Arrested OccupyOaklander!!!  And an update on the terrible flooding in Thailand.

Don’t forget! The Podcast Awards voting ends this week and you can vote ONCE PER DAY. Vote for us in both People’s Choice and Politics/News categories at http://PodcastAwards.com!

 
Direct download: 10-26-2011-Doug_Henwood-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

10/25/11

Today on the show, we have writer Christopher Ketcham on to speak about his article The Reign of the One Percenters which he wrote before the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Also: updates on the incredibly violent raid on Occupy Oakland this morning.

Don’t forget! The Podcast Awards voting ends this week and you can vote ONCE PER DAY. Vote for us in both People’s Choice and Politics/News categories at http://PodcastAwards.com!

Direct download: 10-25-2011-Christopher_Ketcham-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

10/24/11

Happy Monday all!

Today we have Ari Berman (@ariberman) of The Nation (@thenation) joining us to talk austerity class.

Ari Berman’s article:
http://www.thenation.com/article/164073/how-austerity-class-rules-washington

Don’t forget! The Podcast Awards voting ends this week and you can vote ONCE PER DAY. Vote for us in both People’s Choice and Politics/News categories athttp://PodcastAwards.com!

 
Direct download: 10-24-2011-Ari_Berman-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

10/21/11

It’s Casual Friday! Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) is on today's show!

And we have week in review songs from the Screaming Majority and Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake)!

Direct download: 10-21-2011-Cliff_Schecter-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

10/20/11

We are LIVE at Zuccotti Park aka Liberty Plaza today covering Occupy Wall Street! We’ll be talking with protesters and whoever else we run into down there today!

Direct download: 10-20-2011-Live_Occupy_Wall_Street-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

10/19/11

It's Wednesday and the Majority Report is here to get you over that hump!

Today, one of our absolute favorite guests, Digby (@digby56) joins us! We’ll be talking about Occupy Wall Street...and everything else. Be sure to tune in!

Direct download: 10-19-2011-Digby-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

10/18/11

The one and only Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi), Political Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, joins us on today’s show to talk Occupy Wall Street!

Direct download: 10-18-2011-Matt_Taibbi-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

10/17/11

It’s Monday and that means…the start of a brand new week of action-packed shows! Sam’s back in the studio, Matt’s back from his week off and the Majority Report is back in full gear! We have two awesome guests for you today.

Today on the show, we have actor Mark Ruffalo (@Mruff221) on the show! We’ll be talking with him about Occupy Wall Street and more!

And that’s not all! We also have Greg Basta (@GBNYChange) of Occupy the Boardroom on the show. Be sure to tune in to the show for our can’t miss #OccupyWallStreet coverage!

 
Direct download: 10-17-2011-Mark_Ruffalo-Greg_Basta-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

10/14/11 

At showtime Occupy Wall Street continues as Bloomberg et al back down- by end of show protstors moving on wall st are arrested- with Jeff Smith Live from OWS. Cliff Schecter sits with Sam for the entire not so casual friday - they're both in Vegas for the Mass Tort Conference. SOngs from Screaming MAjority and Jimmy Reefercake!

Direct download: 10142011OccupyWallSt-still-occupying-Schecter-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

Sam is live from Las Vegas at the Mass Tort Conference with Guests Susan Saladoff on her film Hot Coffee, Attorney's on failed medical procedure and support for burn victims in Haiti. Also, report of Occupy Philly from Journalist Daniel Denvir and listener reports of Occupy Minneapolis and Occupy Portland.

Direct download: 101311_Mass_Tort_conf_1-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EST