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September 21, 2020 68 min

Sam hosts USC Law Professor Jody Armour (@niggatheory) to discuss his new book N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law and the importance of eradicating anti-black bias in America.

On today's show: 2016: Lindsay Graham "use my words against me" says he wouldn't appoint a nominee so close to a general election. 2018: Graham reconfirms his statement that he won't confirm a new SCOTUS nominee...

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Virgil Texas (@VirgilTexas), of Chapo Trap House and the Bad Faith podcast (@badfaithpod), joins the MR crew to discuss the news of the week.

On today's show: Tommy Tuberville has no idea what the Voting Rights Act is.

Virgil Texas (@VirgilTexas), of Chapo Trap House and the Bad Faith podcast (@badfaithpod), joins the MR crew to discuss the news of the week, including: Virgil's quest to learn who Lev Parnas ...

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The Majority Report's retrospective of Michael Brooks' career continues with a 2018 interview with Zero Books' Douglas Lain (@DougLain). In the wake of Bari Weiss' breathless NYT profile, Michael and Doug tackle the much discussed and hotly debated “Intellectual Dark Web,” the internet’s latest cast of “renegades” shaking things up in the American sociopolitical discourse. While they claim to promote open debate...

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Sam and the MR crew break down the news.

On today's show: Trump tells George Stephanopoulos that "herd mentality" will make the virus go away. Trump HHS Official Michael Caputo rages at his agency, predicts he’ll be killed by deep-state scientists. Sen. Chuck Schumer: "Today I'm calling on Secretary Azar to resign immediately." Dawn Wooten, the nurse who blew the whistle on ICE, tells Chris Hayes how she hea...

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Donald Trump's private thoughts on Covid from April 13 are a bit of a contrast from his public statment on April 17.

Then Sam is joined by historian Thomas Frank to discuss his new book, "The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism." What is the American history of populism? Is it an attitude, a policy set, a campaign style?

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Trump, Roger Stone, and Mark Levin really flexing election-stealing...

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Sam is joined by Martha S. Jones (@marthasjones_), Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, to discuss her new book, 'Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.'

On today's show: Brian Kilmeade and Tom Cotton defend Trump's handling of Covid: "What do you expect the president, who's spent 50 years in business, to know about this pandemic that's ...

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Sam hosts Shahid Buttar (@ShahidForChange), candidate for CA-12 challenging Nancy Pelosi, to discuss his campaign, Pelosi's leadership failures, California's wildfires, and the week's most important headlines.

On today's show: Tucker Carlson says it's Lindsey Graham's fault that Trump talked to Bob Woodward.

Shahid Buttar (@ShahidForChange) joins Sam to discuss his campaign and break down the news. S...

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The Majority Report continues to look back at Michael Brooks's career with a 2019 interview featuring Liz Franczak (@liz_franczak) to discuss her essay in the Baffler, “The Century of Spin,” and the origins of neoliberal sociopolitical culture. Liz Franczak recounts the story of Edward Bernays, who “pioneered the field of modern public relations after serving under Woodrow Wilson during World War I, overseeing propaganda in...

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Sam and the MR Crew break down the week's biggest headlines including November's general election, the next stage of COVID, and Trump's personal DOJ.

On today's show: Big boats sink small boats in Texas Trump boat parade. Trump says he will return "patriotic education" to nation's schools, says they'll take away your great heroes. Thom Tillis issues apology statement after a staffer is caught on tape...

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Sam hosts author, radio host, and Spy Magazine founder Kurt Andersen to discuss his latest book Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History and how the last 50 years have turned the clock back on economic equality and progress in America.

Andersen and Sam begin their conversation discussing the power of nostalgia and how it took such a hold in American culture after the 60s counterrevolution and civil rights movement. ...

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September 7, 2020 51 min

Today our annual repeat of a compilation of labor speeches from FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more.

Bernie reading from the speech that sent Debs to jail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Epda5JcUk&ab_channel=BernardSanders-Topic

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Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of the Benjamin Dixon Show to discuss the week's biggest stories including continued racial justice unrest across America, Biden enters campaign mode, and Trump's efforts to stoke racial tensions. Then Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) joins the program to share his Labor Day Weekend film recommendations.

On today's show: After returning from rally, Trump says the Atlanti...

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The MR Crew presents Michael Brooks's interview with Ed Caesar (@edcaesar) of The New Yorker to discuss his piece, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," on how a renowned British PR firm, Bell Pottinger, worked with dictators and oligarchs and deliberately inflamed racial tensions in South Africa—and destroyed itself in the process.

On the fun half: Trump tells Laura Ingraham a Biden presi...

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Sam hosts former Republican strategist and consultant Stuart Stevens (@stuartpstevens) to discuss his new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump on how the GOP was always destined to become the party of Trump.

On today's show: Ed Markey talks justice in victory speech. Kennedy v. Markey: What's the thing your wife likes least about you? Kennedy dithers about his feet, Markey talks about spor...

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Sam hosts author and historian Rick Perlstein to discuss his latest book, Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980, the dramatic conclusion of how conservatism took control of American political power. Sam and Rick begin their conversation discussing the role of Pat Caddell and how the Democratic party moved right starting during the Carter administration. Perlstein lays out the role power of the new evangelist political move...

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Sam and the MR crew break down the top stories of the past week including protests in Kenosha and Portland as well as the RNC as we hurdle into the homestretch of the 2020 presidential election.

On today's show: Mark Meadows says Trump's America is peaceful. New Biden ad shows empty stadiums: "Trump put America on the sidelines...let's get back in the game."

On the fun half: Pelosi says releasing Trump's tax...

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Author Seyward Darby, "Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism."

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Author Steve Olson joins us to discuss his book, "The Apocalypse Factory Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age."

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Journalist and historian Richard Kreitner joins Sam to discuss "Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America's Imperfect Union."

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Jeff Sharlet, author of "This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers," joins us to discuss his piece in Variety Fair, "In the Cult of Trump, His Rallies Are Church & He Is the Gospel."

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