Bernie: The Podcast

Bernie: The Podcast

Want to know why there is very little coverage of working class issues? Or why the media is generally pro-war? Want to know why we never hear about the ruling class? Maybe it's the fact that just a handful of multinational corporations control 90% of the media in America. I created this podcast to hold in-depth conversations about topics not usually covered by the mainstream media, including oligarchy, the class divide, corporate consolidation of the media, the healthcare crisis, the growing labor movement, the military-industrial complex, the failed bipartisan foreign policy consensus and more.


June 12, 2024 38 mins

In this episode, I am joined by someone who I greatly admire. He’s not the flashiest leader. 

He doesn't make headlines every day, but in my opinion, he is a modern-day hero, and one of the brightest leaders in the labor movement. 

His name is Shawn Fain and he is the President of the United Auto Workers. The UAW, under Shawn’s leadership, recently secured a historic contract with huge pay and benefit increas...

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In this episode, I talk to Naomi Klein, a professor, author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her criticism of the climate crisis, uber-capitalism and war, and for books like the Shock Doctrine, No Logo and most recently, Doppelganger. Naomi has also been an outspoken critic of the ongoing war in Gaza.

We discuss the intersecting crises of oligarchy, militarism and climate change, how the left can best combat right...

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May 22, 2024 39 mins

I spoke with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar about her personal story, living through war as a child, how it informed her outlook on the world and how we can create a more humane world. We also discussed our work together to make school meals universal and cancel all student debt and what keeps us up at night.

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May 15, 2024 48 mins

Hear my full conversation with @AOC on growing up working class in America and the experiences that shaped us. 

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In this episode, we talk about the war in Gaza, decades of failed foreign policy and how the U.S. compares to the rest of the world on fundamental issues.

As always, if you'd like a copy of my book, you can make a contribution today — of $12 any amount you can afford —at and we'll send it to you in the mail.

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April 17, 2024 30 mins

In episode, we look at the media. As we speak, mainstream media is increasingly controlled by a tiny handful of corporate media conglomerates—many of which are controlled by billionaires. And local journalism—the lifeblood of democracy—is an increasingly endangered species  Along with The Nation journalist John Nichols, I discuss why this is and how we construct a healthy media environment not beholden to billionaires.
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April 3, 2024 32 mins

This episode is about work, from artificial intelligence and what it means for the future of labor to the growing surge of union organizing and how to build an economy that works for all.

If you'd like a copy of my book, you can make a contribution today — of $12 any amount you can afford —at and we'll send it to you in the mail.

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March 27, 2024 31 mins

This episode is about what, in my view, is the central issue of our time—and that is the enormous concentration of wealth in the hands of a few billionaires, and the fact that every day we are sliding further away from democracy into an oligarchic form of government. We talk about how these billionaires are able to stash much of their wealth in tax havens and how they exert enormous influence over our political system.

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March 20, 2024 29 mins

I am excited to announce that, this week, I am launching a new podcast. In it, we discuss my recent book, It's Ok to Be Angry about Capitalism.

If you'd like a copy of the book, you can make a contribution today — of $12 any amount you can afford —at  and we'll send it to you in the mail.

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