The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency? David Bromwich on the reality of "hope and change".

Direct download: 09-01-2011-David_Bromwich-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

08/31/2011

Chris Hayes on the Debt Crisis as the Canary in the Mineshaft, Abe Sauer on his time in the Tea Party 

Direct download: 08-31-2011-Chris_Hayes-Abe_Sauer-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

08/30/2011

Dahlia Lithwick on the GOP attacks on the NLRB. Greg Mitchell talks with us about the never before seen images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Direct download: 08-30-2011-Dahlia_Lithwick-Greg_Mitchell-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

08/29/2011

Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland, on the importance of the social safety net to progressive electoral victories. Also, more from our interview with David Cross

Direct download: 08-29-2011-Rick_Perlstein-David_Cross-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

8/26/2011:

Sam is hunkered down in his basement -- the first 6 minutes of audio are not great but the conversation is-- Rosen gets reemed as a bonus...

Direct download: 08-26-2011-Schecter-Rosen-Irene-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

08/25/2011

The CIA and the NYPD are caught spying together throughout the Northeast, and Sam breaks down the AP report. John Amato of Crooks and Liars joins us.

Direct download: 08-25-2011-CIANYPD-John_Amato-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

08/24/2011

The Obama administration is leaning on the NY AG so much the ground started shaking. We've got David Dayen on the Schniederman story, David Cross on the earthquake, and HuffPo's Amanda Terkel on progressive state ballot initiatives.  

Direct download: 08-24-2011-David_Dayen-David_Cross-Amanda_Terkel-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

08/23/2011

Can the widening gap of inequality in this country be stopped? Don Peck of The Atlantic on what we can do about it.

Direct download: 08-23-2011-Can_The_Middle_Class_be_Saved-Don_Peck-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

08/22/2011

Gadaffi's effectively removed from power in Libya. Heather Hurlburt joins Sam to talk abotu what that means for the U.S.

Direct download: 08-22-2011-Heather_Hurlburt-Gaddafi_Gone-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

08/19/2011

It’s Casual Friday! Joining us on the show today are our Friday regulars, Cliff Schecter and senior editor of Movieline.com, Chris Rosen! We will also be bringing you brand new week in review song hits from the Screaming Majority and Jimmy Reefercake!

Direct download: 08-19-2011-Cliff_Schecter-Casual_Friday-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

08/18/2011

Today, Matt Taibbi, Political Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, joins us on the show to talk his latest piece, Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?

Direct download: 08-18-2011-Matt_Taibbi-SEC_Destroys_Evidence-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

08/17/2011

Peter Mougey, President of Piaba, joins us today on the program. We’ll be discussing shareholder’s rights.

Direct download: 08-17-2011-Peter_Mougey-Shareholder_Rights-who_is_the_tea_party-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

08/16/2011

Today on the show: Michelle Goldberg joins us on her piece, A Christian Plot for Domination?, to talk about Michele Bachmann and Ricky Perry’s dominionism and why you should be very afraid.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT

08/15/2011

Today on the program, Dahlia Scheindlin of +972 Magazine joins us to talk the huge populist protests happening in Israel.

Direct download: 08-15-2011-Dahlia_Scheindlin-Israeli_uprising-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

08/12/11

It’s Casual Friday!

On the show today we have our favorite Friday guest, Cliff Schecter (@CliffSchecter)! After last night’s Republican debate, this should be a can’t miss.

We also have a brand new song from the Screaming Majority (Matt’s note: personally, I think there best EVER) and a brand new song from the one and only, Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake)!

PLUS, good news for you Chris Rosen haters! He WON’T be joining us today. Instead, Sam will play his interview with Marc Maron (@MarcMaron)…live at the Cat Ranch from last week!

Direct download: 08-12-11-Cliff_Schecter-Marc_Maron-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

08/11/2011

Bruce E. Levine joins us today to talk about his latest article at Alternet, 8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance.

Lots more to talk about, including the massive response we’ve received over our London Riot conversations and the YouTube video we posted on it yesterday!

BONUS! A surprise call from Katherine Harris (Janeane Garofalo)!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

08/10/11 

Former Majority Report producer Josh Orton (@JoshOrton) of Progressives United will be on LIVE from Madison, Wisconsin to talk yesterday's recall elections! Sam has a number of things to talk about as well, including the elections, the London Riots and more! Be sure to tune in.

Direct download: 08-10-2011-Josh_Orton-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

08/09/2011

Fresh off the announcement of his new show on MSNBC, Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) of the Nation (@thenation) will be joining us today!

Wisconsin, don’t forget! Recall elections are today!

Direct download: 08-09-2011-Chris_Hayes-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

08/08/2011

Happy Monday, all!

Sam has returned from Los Angeles. We have two great interviews lined up for you today! First, Jeff Madrick author of Age of Greed, The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970-Present will be on the show. Then joining us is Laura Clawson (@LauraClawson) of the DailyKos(@DailyKos)!

Direct download: 08-08-2011-Jeff_Madrick-Laura_Clawson-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

08/05/2011

It's casual friday - Sam's on the road but pulls it off with aplumb. Cliff Schecter and Chris Rosen round out the week-- great show!

Direct download: 08-05-2011-Casual-Friday-Schecter-Rosen-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

08/04/2011

Sam is on the road and expereincing some tech difficulties but Digby joins him to discuss how the debt deal disaster has only just begun.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

08/03/2011

Sam’s in Los Angeles today, getting ready to be on with The Young Turks for the day! We have another great BRAND NEW pre-taped show for you today. TWO great interviews today. First up, an interview with author Frank Schaeffer. Following that, an interview with 350.org founder, Bill McKibben.

Direct download: 08-03-2011-Frank_Shaeffer-Fundamentalism-Bill_McKibben-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

08/02/2011

Sam is up in the air right now, flying to Los Angeles and has informed us that his plan to broadcast live from the plane has been foiled. However! Being ever prepared for any such situation, Sam has an entire show ready to go for you all! Today's show features can't miss interviews with Bill Lazonick and Steve Edwards. Be sure to listen!

Direct download: 08-02-2011-Bill_Lazonick-Steve_Edwards-CEO_Pay-Education_Reform-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

08/01/2011

I’m not sure what’s more outrageous. The fact that it’s already August or the fact we’ve supposedly had “bipartisan” compromise in the debt deal. Sam has a lot to talk about today with the latest debt deal happenings and other items in the news. Ezra Klein is our guest for today!

Direct download: 08-01-2011-Ezra_Klein-The_Debt_Deal_Satan_Sandwhich-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

07/29/2011

It’s Casual Friday! Did July fly by or what?

On the show today we have our favorite Friday regulars, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) and senior editor of Movieline.com, Chris Rosen (@42inchtv)! We also have a brand new song from Screaming Majority and Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake) has sent us over one of his “Reefer Classic” tunes.

Direct download: 07-29-2011-Cliff_Schecter-Chris_Rosen-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

07/28/11

We have a great show for you this Thursday! A lot going on...a lot to talk about.

David Roberts (@drgrist) of Grist Magazine (@Grist) joins us to talk about the Tim Dechristopher sentence for interfereing with a Governement Land Auction to oil companies and the future of civil disobedience by environmentalists. Of course, more coverage of the Republicans hell bent on destroying our economy. Be sure to tune in!

Direct download: 07-28-2011-David_Roberts-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

07/27/2011

Happy Hump Day! The debt deal fiasco rages on…and we have another great guest today to talk to about it!

David Weigel, live from an anemic Tea Party Rally, (@daveweigel) of Slate (@Slate) joins us to talk the latest in the screw over the middle class and the poor or "debt" deal.

Also on the show, Laura Clawson (@LauraClawson) of the DailyKos(@DailyKos) on the Republican shutdown of the FAA costing our government 30 million dollars a day. Two can’t miss interviews!

Direct download: 07-27-2011-David_Weigel-Laura_Clawson-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

07/26/2011

Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) Washington Bureau Chief of the Huffington Post walks us through what's next with the debt ceiling crisis, will Reid and the Dems prevail? Is this the end of Beohner's Speakership? Do we default? Grim is on the ground and has great contacts. 

Direct download: 07-26-2011-Ryan_Grim-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

07/25/2011

Our favorite guest, Digby (@digby56) is joining us today! We’ll be talking about the debt deal.

Direct download: 07-25-11-Digby-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

07/22/2011

CENK UYGUR of The Young Turks joins us! We’ll be talking about his controversial departure from MSNBC. This is certainly going to be a must listen program. What would Casual Friday be without our Friday regulars? Cliff Schecter and Chris Rosen will, of course, join us too! That’s not all, folks! We also have our Week in Review songs from Jimmy Reefercake and from The Screaming Majority!

Direct download: 07-22-2011-Cenk_Uygur-Cliff_Schecter-Casual_Friday-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

07/21/2011

Happy Thursday! We have 2 awesome guests for you all today! First, Ari Berman of The Nation joins us on Elizabeth Warren & the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Then Mike Papantonio of Ring of Fire joins us on the News Corp. Defense.

Direct download: 07-21-2011-Ari_Berman-Mike_Papantonio-News_Corp_Defense-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

07/20/2011

Hey Majority Reporters…what’s doing?! David Dayen from firedoglake joins us today on the debt deal!

Direct download: 07-20-2011-David_Dayen_on_Debt-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

07/19/2011

It may be the “most humble day” of Rupert Murdoch’s life…but it’s certainly not ours! We have a slew of coverage on the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking inquiry by British Parliament. Jeremey Scahill will be joining us today on the CIA black site in Somalia. Jeremey is the author of the best-selling book Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. Also an update from Ilyse Hogue on the crumbling Murdoch Empire.

Direct download: 07-19-2011-Jeremy_Scahill-The_Murdoch_Hearing-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Today on the show John Nichols of the Nation! Also on the program, Dean Julie Underwood of UW-Madison Education will be joining us to talk ALEC plans to attack public education.

Direct download: 07-18-2011-John_Nichols-Julie_Underwood-What_is_ALEC-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

07/15/2011

It's Casual Friday! Today our favorite Friday regulars, Cliff Schecter and Chris Rosen joins us! What "hidden gem" movie picks does Chris Rosen have for us today? We also have THREE Week in Review songs! First we have a song from the one and only, Jimmy Reefercake! The other two (that's right...TWO!) come from the unstoppable hit makers...The Screaming Majority!

Direct download: 07-15-2011-Cliff_Schecter-The_Fox_News_Implosion-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

07/14/2011

Today, we have Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch and American Prospect joining us. We'll be talking with him concerning the Guardian story on the CIA using fake vaccination programs as cover in finding Osama bin Laden.

Direct download: 07-14-2011-Mark_Leon_Goldberg-Bachmanns_Chutzpah-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

07/13/2011

Today we have Political Editor and White House Correspondent at the Huffington Post, Sam Stein, on the show! We’ll be talking about McConnell’s flinch. And "senator Katherin Harriss" joins us- or does she?

Direct download: 07-13-2011-Sam_Stein-Katherine_Harris-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

07/12/2011

today we have an interview with Van Jones, co-founder of RebuildtheDream.com, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and American Progress Action Fund.

Direct download: 07-12-2011-Van_Jones-Rupert_Murdoch-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

07/11/2011

Sam is back from vacation and we’re back to our regularly scheduled LIVE programming. We hope you enjoyed the non-stop daily content we had pre-planned for you all last week! Today on the show Brian Buetler of Talking Points Memo will be joining us to talk Debt Negotiation follies. Also joing us, Ilyse Hogue of Media Matters to talk with us on the Murdoch scandals.


07/08/2011

Sam will be back in New York on Monday, but today we have a fantastic pair of interviews for you -- Senator Al Franken and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas.

Direct download: 07-08-2011-Al_Franken-Markos_Moulitsas-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

07/07/2011

Sam's on vacation this week, but we still have brand new interviews for you! Today, Sam talks with John Arovosis of America Blog, as well as foreign bloggers visiting Netroots Nation from across the globe.

Direct download: 07-07-2011-John_Arovosis-Foreign_Bloggers-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

07/06/2011 

Susan Saladoff joins us to talk about her movie Hot Coffee and the issues surrounding tort reform in the US.

Direct download: 07-06-2011-Susan_Saladoff-Hot_Coffee-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

07/05/2011

Sam's still on vacation, but we've still got two new interviews for you! From Netroots Nation Shannon Moore on Pebble Mine in Alaska and Rick Jacobs from the Courage Campaign

Direct download: 07-05-2011-Shannon_Moore-Rick_Jacobs-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

07/04/2011

Happy Independence Day! Sam's on vacation, but from Netroots Nation we have interviews with Justin Krebs of Drinking Liberally/Living Liberally, Jay Tomlinson of the Best of the Left podcast, and David Pakman of the David Pakman Show!

Direct download: 07-04-2011-Justin_Krebs-Jay_Tomlinson-David_Packman-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

07/01/2011

It's casual friday and Sam is half way to his vacation destination- that means Cliff Schecter, Chris Rosen & tech snafus- great song submissions this week form Screaming Majority and Reffercake and Sam's BJ Snowden salute to Canada!

Direct download: 07-01-11-Casual-Friday-Schecter-Rosen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

06/30/2011

Today we have Sam's interview of Jared Bernstein, Vice President Joe Biden's former Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser. Bernstein is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and blogs at jaredbernsteinblog.com.

Direct download: 06-30-2011-Jared_Bernstein-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

06/29/2011

Today Max Blumenthal, senior writer for The Daily Beast & author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, is on the show to talk the Israeli government's flotilla smear campaign.

Direct download: 06-29-2011-Max_Blumenthal-The_Gaza_Flotilla-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

06/28/2011

Today on the program, Maryland Democratic State Senator Jamie Raskin will be joining us to talk the Supreme Court ruling in Arizona. He is also a professor of constitutional law at American University's Washington College of Law where he directs its Program on Law and Government.

Direct download: 06-28-2011-Jamie_Raskin-Arizona_Supreme_Court-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

06/27/2011 

New York City just seems that much nicer today, now that same sex marriage is legal throughout the entire NY state. Joining us today is author of Why Marriage Matters; America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry, Evan Wolfson. He is the founder and executive director of Freedom To Marry.

Direct download: 06-27-2011-Evan_Wolfson-Marriage-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

06/24/2011

The hilarious Michael Ian Black joins us on the show today! We also have our Week in Review song from Dave Benjoya & the Screaming Majority. And, some breaking news: Chris Rosen is NOT on the show today! He is at a very important press conference for the film 'Horrible Bosses'. IMPORTANT SENIOR EDITOR STUFF.

Direct download: 06-24-2011-Casual_Friday-Michael_Ian_Black-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

06/23/2011

Fresh off of Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, Matt Taibbi, Political Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, joins us on the show to talk his Michele Bachmann article and this piece. That's not all! We also have Darius Charney, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, co-counsel with the Sugar Law Center in Detroit on the case challenging the Emergency Manager Law in Michigan.


06/22/2011

We have Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor of Slate, on the show today, talking about the U.S. Supreme Court.

Direct download: 06-22-2011-Dhalia_Lithwick-The_Supreme_Court-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

06/21/2011

We have a great show for you today as Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room joins us to talk Never Mind the Drawdown.

Direct download: 06-21-2011-Spencer_Ackerman-The_Drawdown-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

06/20/2011

One of the Majority Report’s favorite bloggers joins us today…we have Digby on the show!

Direct download: 06-20-2011-Digby_Social-Security_Netroots-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

6/17/2011

Sam broadcasts live from Netroots Nation.

Direct download: 06-17-2011_NetrootsNation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

6/16/2011

Live from Netroots Nation 2011...the Majority Report with Sam Seder!

You won't want to miss today's show! Sam is at Netroots Nation (audio AND video streaming!) and be talking to a number of great guests.

On the show today: David Dayen (@ddayen) of firedoglake, Chris Bowers (@ThisBowers) of Dailykos, writer Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte), Gaius Publius (@Gaius_Publius) of AmericaBlog and more!

Direct download: 06-16-2011_Netroots_Nation_Berman_Bowers_Marcotte_Tom_Tomorrow_more.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

06/15/2011

Sam fills in for Thom Hartmann on Thom Hartmann's radio show!


06/14/2011

You can bet Sam has something to say concerning last night's Republican debate, but more importantly we have Allison Kilkenny of Citizen Radio joining us today to talk USUncut. We also have a special guest, near Senator Katherine Harriss...

Direct download: 06-14-2011-Allison_Kilkenny-US_Uncut-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

06/13/2011

Sam has plenty to talk about on today’s show including, but certainly not limited to tonight’s Republican debate! This is the first of the debates to include “actual legitimate 2012 Republican candidates”…and Michelle Bachmann.

Direct download: 06-13-2011-The_GOP_Clowncar-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

06/10/2011

Todd Barry (@toddbarry) is on the show today! Of course, also joining us today is our new Friday staple, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter). Today is also momentous as we find out whether Chris Rosen (@42inchtv) has caught Battlestar Gallactica on Netflix…his Weekend Movie Reviews segment hangs in the balance! That’s not all either as we have another Week in Review song EACH from Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake) and the Screaming Majority. A jam packed Friday show from the Majority Report to kick off your weekend.

Direct download: 06-10-2011-Todd_Barry-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

06/09/2011

Executive Director of the National Security Network, Heather Hurlburt, joins us today to talk about what’s happening in Yemen.

Direct download: 06-09-2011-Heather_Hurlburt-War_Number_4-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

06/08/2011

While we take a tech day, we offer you this never-before-heard interview with Chrystia Freeland of Thomson Reuters on the global elite.

Direct download: 06-08-2011-Chrystia_Freeland-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

06/07/2011

Sarah Vowell talks about her new book, Unfamiliar Fishes, about the colonization of Hawaii

Direct download: 06-07-2011-Sarah_Vowell-Unfamiliar_Fishes-Book-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

06/06/2011

John Amato of Crooks and Liars joins us to talk about Delta Airlines' unionbusting strategies.

Direct download: 06-06-11-John_Amato-Delta_Unionbusting-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

06/03/2011

More Majority Report than you bargained for. Bobby Kennedy joins us to discuss his upcoming documentary, The Last Mountain, about the fight for a symbol of Labor pride in West Virginia. Cliff Schecter joins us to discuss the week in news, we have new Week in Review Songs, and Chris Rosen fights for his very survival.

Direct download: 06-03-2011-Bobby_Kennedy-The_Last_Mountain-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

06/02/2011

Today we have author Jeff Madrick. discussing his latest book, Age of Greed, The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970-Present. And we couldn’t get through to him yesterday (international calls are tricky, folks), but we have him today! Independent reporter, Ryan Gallagher joins us to talk the New Spanish Revolution.

Direct download: 06-02-2011-Jeff_Madrick-Ryan_Gallagher-Greed_and_Revolt-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

06/01/2011

Guy Lawson from Rolling Stone magazine joins us to talk about the two Florida kids who armed Afghanistan.

Direct download: 06-01-2011-Guy_Lawson-Arms_Austerity_and_Ads-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

05/31/2011

Today William Hartung joins us to talk about the profits of war, which he writes about in his book, Prophets of War.

Direct download: 05-31-2011-William_Hartung-Military_Industrial_Complex-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

05-30-2011

It's Memorial Day. We're off, but we have a new show for you! Labor Negotiator/Attorney Joe Burns joins us to talk about his book, "Reviving the Strike".

Direct download: 05-30-2011-Burns-Memorial_Day-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

05/27/2011

It's casual Friday. Chris Rosen finds the straw that breaks the camel's back and Cliff Schecter joins Sam on the Patriot Act and Joe Scarborough comparing Medicare to his hedonistic fantasies, and Jimmy Reefercake's not quite week in review.

Direct download: 05-27-2011-Schecter-Rosen-On_Scarborough_and_Patriot_Act-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

05/25/2011

Today, Robert Cruickshank about his latest article on the Daily Kos, Why aren’t progressives as good at politics as conservatives?

Direct download: 05-26-2011-Robert_Cruickshank-Progressive_Coalitions-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

05/25/2011

We have Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation, on the show today. We talk about Medicare and the GOP loss in New York's 26th District, The GOP attacks on Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial protection Beureau -as well as the success of the Chrysler bailout and what it means for GOP hopefuls.

Direct download: 05-25-2011-Ari_Berman-Mediscare-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

05/24/2011

Today, we have Dennis Vanengelsdorp on to discuss what's currently happening with the sudden disappearance of bees. Dennis is Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, studying colony collapse disorder. We also discuss a novel new way to deal with corporate whistleblowers.

Direct download: 05-24-2011-Dennis_Vanengelsdorp-Whistleblowers_and_Bees-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

05/23/2011

Eli Pariser (@EliPariser), former Executive Director of MoveOn.org, joins us today to talk about his new book “The Filter Bubble.”

Direct download: 05-23-2011-Eli_Pariser-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

05/20/2011

Today, Conservatives love spending, if it's for them. We also have Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) and not ONE, not TWO...but THREE week in review songs. Looks like Jimmy Reefercake(@JimmyReefercake) has some competition!

Direct download: 05-20-2011-Casual_Friday-Cons_love_spending-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

05/19/2011

Today, we have not one, but TWO guests! First, we have Eddie Glaude (@esglaude). He is the chair of the Center for African-American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University. If you haven't read THIS, you should as he'll be on to discuss Cornel West. Our second guest is Matt Duss (@mattduss), who will be calling in live from Tel Aviv! Matt is National Security Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress and will be joining us to talk President Obama's Middle East speech.

Direct download: 05-19-2011-Eddie_Glaude-Matt_Duss-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

05/18/2011

The Supreme Court allows for searches without warrants, while Newt Gingrich continues to put his feet in his mouth.

Direct download: 05-18-2011-Warrantless_Searches-The_Gingrich_Follies-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

05/17/2011

Today we have Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi), Political Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, on the show to talk the People vs. Goldman Sachs, reaction to NY AG Schneiderman’s investigation and more!

Direct download: 05-17-2011-Matt_Taibbi-Prosecuting_Wall_Street-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

05/16/2011

Digby joins us today, we talk about the debt ceiling, the Rapture, and ask, why is Donald Trump still speaking?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

05/13/2011

It’s here! It’s finally here! It’s Casual Friday! Did you know today is the ONLY Friday the 13th of the year? Maybe that explains why Evan is out and Matt AKA New Dorsey is running audio, video, & social media today. Something is bound to go wrong!

We have a very special guest today, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (@morganspurlock)! He’s the man behind great films such as Supersize Me, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? and his latest: the Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

Also joining us today is Chris Rosen (@42inchtv) with his Weekend Movie Reviews and Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter)! Plus another song from Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake). A PACKED SHOW TODAY!

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

05/12/2011

Siva Vaidhyanathan, on The Googlization of Everything and the horror that is the revolving door at the FCC.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

05/11/2011

We have Vicki Abeles, Producer and Co-Director of Race to Nowhere, a film that shines a light on the damaging effects of the so-called Education Reform movement and it's corporatization of our schools.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

05/10/2011

Former Senator Alan Simpson found to be evil and stupid.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

05/09/2011

Today we try to get conservatives to call in and explain why we need to cut Medicare. And no one seems able. We also talk about the nature of Osama bin Laden's relationship to Pakistan.


05/06/2011

Finally...it's Casual Friday! It's been quite the week, but it's not quite over yet! Today, for the first time, we have an IN STUDIO guest. Cliff Schecter (@CliffSchecter) makes history as he joins us LIVE and in person!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

05/05/2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo! What a great day to celebrate...America. President Obama is visiting Ground Zero today minus national party pooper George W. Bush. Daniel Levy, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, joins us today.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

05/04/2011

On today's show, we're bringing you an interview with Dave Murphy (@food_democracy), founder and executive director of Food Democracy Now!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

05/03/2011

Today's guest is Lee Papa (@RudePundit), better known as The Rude Pundit to talk about his new book The Rude Pundit's Almanack and the current batch of Republican 2012 hopefulls.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

05/02/2011

Sam welcomes back Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director of the National Security Network and former Special Assistant and Speechwriter to President Clinton to talk about that little bit of news that happened last night.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

04/29/2011

It’s Casual Friday! We’ve got BOTH Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) and Chris Rosen (@42inchtv) on the show for you today. And the first Jimmy Reefercake's News in Review.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

04/29/2011

We have Nicole Sandler (@NicoleSandler) on the show today. We’ll hear from her about her arrest at an Allen West town hall meeting on Tuesday (full video at the link). Nicole hosts a progressive radio show at Radio or Not.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

4/27/2011

On today's show,Dr. David Ansell, author of "County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospitals" about his medical education in Chicago's Cook County Hospital set against a backdrop of race, segregation and poverty.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

04/26/2011

Bill Scher (@billscher), Online Campaign Manager at Campaign for America’s Futureand executive editor of LiberalOasis.com, is on the show today to talk about theDon’t Make Us Work ‘Til We Die! campaign.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

04/25/2011

Sam is back from Vegas and we are LIVE today. What better way to start your week? If Sam’s return wasn’t enough for you, our guest today is Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein (@SamSteinHP) to catch Sam up after a week vacation.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

04/22/2011

It's here! It's finally here! It's Friday! Sam will be back on Monday and we will be live. To hold you over until then, we have a brand new interview with Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum, followed by author David Sirota. Have a great weekend!

Direct download: 04-22-2011-Sirota-Drum-ALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

04/21/2011

As we're inching towards the weekend, Sam's vacation is inching to a close. While you wait, feed your hunger for Monday's live show with this brand new interview Sam had with author James Howard Kunstler.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

04/20/2011

Sam's away, but the podcasts will stay. Today, Sam interviews Ellen Rupple Shell, journalist with the Atlantic and author of Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

04/19/2011

Sam's away, but that doesn't mean you wont get some brand new Majority Report! Today Sam talks education reform with noted author and education expert Alfie Kohn.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

04/18/2011

Sam is on vacation, but the Majority Report never sleeps. Today, Sam interviews Johann Hari (@johannhari101) on UK Uncut, and what resistance to austerity means for Americans. Johann Hari's writing can be found at johannhari.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

4/15/11 

Cliff Schecter joins Sam and goes beyond the C game Sam requests... Legendary Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray on representing Rosa Parks and the Men of Tuskegee. Also Chris Rosen on blah blah blah...

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT