The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report is not for everyone. However, if you genuinely want to understand policy and how politics impact our lives, this is your show. This daily podcast features long form interviews of authors, economists, journalists, activists and politicians. If you’re a fan of Dan Carlin or New Yorker’s Politics show or even Rachel Maddow, the Majority Report is a daily must listen. Hosted by Sam Seder, the Majority Report is a thoughtful and entertaining analysis of the policies, politics and social dynamics that shape our lives. Winner of PodcastAwards Best News/Politics for four years running. Take a listen, give us a week and you'll understand more about policy and politics than anyone you know.... Show More

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: The DNC decides that the imminent collapse of planet Earth isn’t worth talking about for 2 hours.  Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders unleashes an ambitious $16 trillion plan to fight climate change as he calls for fossil fuel executives to be criminally prosecuted.  And lastly, Bill Barr’s Justice Department sent its Immigration Judges an email linked... Read more

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Author Dale Beran (@DaleBeran) joins Sam to discuss his new book, "It Came From Something Awful: How A Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office." On today's show: Brian Mier reports on fires in the Amazon, Bolsonaro's role. Author Dale Beran (@DaleBeran) joins Sam to discuss his new book, "It Came From Something Awful: How A Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office." The birth of the internet... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Jay Inslee ends his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination but might seek a 3rd term as governor of Washington State. Meanwhile a watchdog group finds that Trump has spent a third of his presidency at Trump properties while American taxpayers picked up the tab. And lastly, Bernie Sanders releases an ambitious plan that aims to dou... Read more

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The MR crew brings you the news. On today's show: Trump wonders about Jewish loyalty and voting for Democrats. Wayne Allyn Root says Robert Mueller's investigation is about "penis envy," calls Trump "King of the Jews." Trump thanks Wayne Allyn Root for his kind words. Bernie says he plans to vote for a Jewish candidate this time around. Trump tries to neg Danish PM into selling him Greenland; she responds. Trump wants to send nukes... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Trump blows the White Nationalist bullhorn from the Oval Office, calling Jews who vote for Democrats either stupid or disloyal. The NRA has already managed to get Trump to back off his recent calls for expanded background checks. The Border Patrol says they will not provide flu vaccines to migrant children in border camps even though the infec... Read more

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The MR crew brings you the news. On today's show: Trump is upset nobody credits him for criminal justice reform. Greg Gutfeld says 1619 NYT Mag piece about slavery is designed to call Trump racist. Trump defends Larry Kudlow. Trump admin poorly positioned to deal with a recession, which might happen. Jill Biden says you need to suck it up and vote Biden because he's our best shot at beating Trump as new primary polls show tight rac... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Twitter and Facebook suspend social media accounts linked to a Chinese disinformation campaign targeting the Hong Kong protests. The White House is kicking around the idea of a payroll tax cut to avoid a recession before the 2020 election. Ilhan Omar urges her fellow Democrats to visit Israel and report on the “cruel reality” of the occupation... Read more

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On today's show, Joshua Specht (@joshspecht), author of Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America. The story of beef production in America begins at the cattle ranch, which was a tool of conquest in the West. In some places, cattle ranching resembled a paramilitary operation with settlers and natives fighting for land rights. Settlers looked to graze with their cattle while natives hunted what remaine... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: A report finds that union workers at a Pennsylvania Shell plant had to attend a Trump speech in ordered to get paid for work. Bernie Sanders unveils a plan to overhaul country's “dysfunctional criminal justice system.” Large numbers of salmon are dying in Alaska because the water is too damn hot.  And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: Politico ... Read more

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On today's show, The Host of the Benjamin Dixon Show, Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon ) and the renowned Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler ). Benjamin Dixon joins Sam to recap the biggest stories of the week including the change in Public Charge laws, the possibility of an economic recession, and Israel's decision to ban the first two Muslim American congresswomen from visiting the "only democracy in the Middle East." Sam and Benjamin ag... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Israel now says they will allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to visit the country—but only as a private citizen. An ex-Blackwater contractor is sentenced to life in prison for his part in a 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians.  Trump wants to buy Greenland. You heard that right folks, Greenland.  And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: A Fox News poll release... Read more

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Vijay Prashad (@vijayprashad), director of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research and Chief Editor at LeftWord Books, joins Michael Brooks to discuss the on-going lockdown in Kashmir. On today's show: Ben Shapiro says if you have to work two jobs to live, "that's a you problem." Vijay Prashad (@vijayprashad), director of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research and Chief Editor at LeftWord Books, joins Michael Bro... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Stocks plunge and the Dow Jones tanks 800 points as warnings of a new recession begin to stack up. (CNBC) Meanwhile, Bibi Netanyahu wants to block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel for a planned visit next week. (Daily Beast) And lastly, Congressman Steve King tells a crowd of conservative voters in Iowa that centuries of rape ... Read more

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News day with the MR team. On today's show: CNN says Sanders campaign calling out pro-corporate bias is "really dangerous line." Noam Chomsky explains how the media and our education system manufacture consent. Round 3: Cuccinello says Statue of Liberty poem was about Europeans. Ronald Raygun gives details on "public charge" laws: their long history and the recent changes made by Trump admin. On the fun half: Trump defends Cuccinel... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: The New York Times reports that prison guards assigned to Jeffrey Epstein fell asleep and falsified records to cover it up. (NYT) More than a century of temperature data has been analyzed by the Washington Post, and guess what folks… extreme climate change has officially arrived in America. (WaPo)  An assault weapons ban picks up steam in the ... Read more

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Samuel Stein joins Sam to discuss his book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. In this book, Stein shows how the $200T real estate industry has accounted for more than 60% of the global assets and how urban planning policy has enabled its tremendous growth. On today's show: Ainsley Earhardt says it's great that kids are praying (after losing their home, car, and parents' jobs). Samuel Stein, PhD candidate at th... Read more

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Healthcare advocate Timothy Faust (@crulge) joins us to discuss his book, "Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next." On today's show: MSNBC's Vaughn Hillyard asked Iowa voter Bob Fisher which candidate he supports, he responds, "I'm white, old, they call me all kinds of name, who do you think?" Healthcare advocate Timothy Faust (@crulge) joins us to discuss his book, "Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Nex... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Joe Biden mistakenly tells the press that he met with Parkland shooting victims while he was vice president. (CNN) Meanwhile, Kamala Harris condemns Trump’s immigration raids part of campaign of terror hat will result in “flawed’”census. (Politico) And lastly, Hong Kong International Airpot cancels all of its departing flights as mass protests... Read more

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Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) joins the MR Crew in studio to discuss his recent piece in Slate, "Where Taking the Concerns of Racists Seriously Has Gotten Us," and to recap the week's biggest stories. On today's show: CNN reports that the two-month old baby orphaned in El Paso shooting was discharged from hospital, then brought back for Trump's photo op. Trump gives a "thumbs up" with the baby. Tom Scocca (@tomscocca), politics editor a... Read more

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Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Lindsey Graham promises to repeal ObamaCare if Trump and House Republicans win in 2020. (The Hill) Meanwhile, Trump and Melania smiling photo opp with a baby orphaned in El Paso massacre draws global criticism. (The Independent) And lastly, a new study finds that police are a leading cause of death for young men, especially those of color. (Da... Read more

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