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

Sam is out today, Michael Brooks hosts Professor Djene Bajalan to discuss the growing protests in Iraq and Iran.

On today's show: Boris Johnson BBC edited clip of audience laughing at Johnson.

Djene Rhys Bajalan (@djenebajalan), Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Missouri State University, joins us to discuss the wave of protests in Iran and Iraq. Across the middle east, a growing discontent with the neoliberal economic order is driving people into the streets. The corruption of Shia militias in Iraq and the "opening" of Iraq to international capital. The gross inequality and cruel austerity driving protests in Iran. The effects of sanctions on Iran's economy. The state's attempts to suppress dissent. An update on the situation in Turkey and Syria.

On the fun half: Elon Musk's armored glass fails test at demonstration. A UK caller discusses the pitfalls of the private healthcare industry and an underfunded NHS. Labor MP John McDonnell calls out Richard Dearlove on WMDs and disastrous Iraq war. Pete Buttigieg says inner city kids need more role models of people education has worked for. Bernie dances with all the ladies after NH rally. Devin Nunes says he's suing CNN for reporting that Nunes was in Vienna with Ukrainian prosecutor. Giuliani says Trump won't throw him under the bus: "I have insurance." An update on the coup in Bolivia. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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