The Majority Report with Sam Seder
By Sam Seder
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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.
||Clean1386 - Steven Cook on the Coup Attempt in Turkey and Sam from the DNC in Philadelphia||Who was behind the Turkish coup attempt and why did it fail? The possibility Erdogan could be behind it himself. The massive purges in the judiciary, academia, the military. The historical political dynamics of Turkey, and Erdogan's nemesis, Fethullah...||7/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1385 - Sam and Cliff Recap the RNC||Recorded after the convention early friday morning, discussing the impact of the RNC.||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1384 - Full GOP Convention Coverage: Night 4||Montel Williams calls out Bill O'Reilly on Periscope. Historian Rick Perlstein, a columnist for the Washington Spectator, explains the history and purpose of political conventions. The almost contested convention between Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon...||7/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1383 - Full GOP Convention Coverage: Night 3||Terrell Jermaine Starr National Political Reporter for Fusion talks about the Republican Convention and the relationship with Cleveland's African American community. Why black people think (rightly) that Trump is racist. Why this year will see the...||7/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1382 - Full GOP Convention Coverage: Night 2||Huffington Post's Ryan Grim talks about last nights convention drama. The real story behind Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama and all the palace intrigue. Donald Trump officially gets the Republican nomination. How did Melania Trump steal from...||7/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1381 - Full GOP Convention Coverage: Night 1||Huffpost Live's Alyona Minkovski, explains what's happening on the ground in Cleveland. The many, many groups protesting Donald Trump and the Republican Convention. How safe is it outside the convention and will the press coverage demonstrations and...||7/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1380 - Cliff Schecter and Isabel Gillies on the France Truck Attack and Our Anxious Times||Cliff returns from vacation in Europe. His family Star Wars experience in the UK. The truck attack in Nice, France: how much of a jihadist was the attacker was? Trump's Vice Presidential marathon extravaganza, and why choosing Mike Pence may force him...||7/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1379 - 7/14 Harold Meyerson: The First Post-Middle-Class Election||American Prospect editor-at-large and weekly columnist for the Washington Post Harold Meyerson, explains why fewer and fewer Americans consider themselves Middle Class and why they are right. Ways to measure the Middle Class. The New Deal legacy and...||7/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1378 - Eddie Glaude Jr: Police Murders & Why He Will Not Vote for Clinton||Eddie Glaude Jr, Chairman of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University talks about how segregation and racism still works in America. Policing and Convict Labor. What can you do to undo generations of discrimination. Reaganism...||7/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1377 - Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton And Tony Blair is a War Criminal||Chilcot condemns Tony Blair and Tony Blair is still sociopath. David Cameron hums an amazing tune after he resigns as Prime Minister. What Bernie Sanders has contributed force the Democrats in a more progressive direction. Bernie Sanders endorses...||7/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1376 - Ari Paul and Jimmy Dore: the UK's Iraq Report, Policing, and Accountability||We'll be talking with Ari Paul (@AriPaul) on the release of the Uk's Chilcot report on the Iraq War Jeremy Corbyn's response to the release of the Chilcot report and how it pertains to the failed Labour coup attempt against him. The struggle to...||7/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1375 - Kathryn Edin: Living on Almost Nothing in America||Sociologist Kathryn Edin (@KathrynEdin) joins us to talk about her book: "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America." The aftermath of welfare reform, and the new kind of poverty that may have arisen as the economy has slowed since the reforms....||7/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1374 - Andrew Bacevich: America’s War for the Greater Middle East||Militarian historian Andrew Bacevich joins us to discuss his new book, "America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History." The Carter Doctrine and the US military shift to the middle-east. The shift in rationale in the war for the...||7/6/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1373 - Pamela Lewis: Teaching While Black||Pamela Lewis (@Tweetin_Teacher) tells us about her new book, "Teaching While Black." Pamela's experience as a teacher in New York city. Teaching as a white profession, while the majority of public school students are not white. How shared background...||7/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1372 - Cliff Schecter: The GOP Implosion & Steve Cook: What is Driving Terror in Turkey||Cliff Schecter explains the conspiracy fueled state of the Republican Party and why the Benghazi investigations are an act of craven Republican politics. The contrast between the 9/11 investigations and Benghazi. Why are Republicans delusional in...||7/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1371 - The Right is Eating Itself||Utah Senator Mike Lee can't endorse Donald Trump yet. What's next for the Supreme Court and the Fair Labor Standards Acts. Berniecrats lose and win primary races and Bernie voters need to show up for down ballot races! Why some Bernie supporters are...||6/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1370 - Ian Millhiser: Big SCOTUS Rulings In Scalia Less Court||Ian Millhiser of the Center For American Progress explains the Supreme Court's decision to block the Texas attack on Abortion rights. The reasoning behind that decision. The varieties of ways Scalia's absence is influencing the Court. Why Justice...||6/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1369 - Mark Blyth: Brexit & the Global Failure of the Elite||Mark Blyth of the Watson Institute at Brown University explains why the Brexit is the chickens coming home to roost on austerity and inequality. How Brexit and Donald Trump show the failure of austerity, Right Wing politics and Neoliberalism. Why the...||6/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1368 - Bhaskar Sunkara: The Crises and Movements of the Western Democracies||How Bernie's rhetoric successfully channelled anger toward left-wing goals. Why Hillary is the heavy favorite against Trump in a way that shouldn't limit criticism of her centrism. The tectonic shift in US politics as compared with European...||6/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1367 - Digby: Does Brexit Mean Trump Wins? & Why the GOP Is Getting Even More Crazy||Digby (Heather Parton) explains the politics behind the Brexit. Anti immigrant bigotry and the global crisis. The toll of austerity. How will Brexit effect American politics. Why Barack Obama saved us from the worst of austerity. Does Hillary Clinton...||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1366 - Congressman Alan Grayson Calls From the House Floor & a Libertarian Debate with Darryl Perry||Congressman Alan Grayson explains from the House Floor why Democrats are staging a sit-in to protest the Gun Lobby and create a safer America and debating the controversy of the terrorism watch list and the moral pressure that the Republicans are...||6/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1365 - Julian Agyeman: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities||Julian Agyeman a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts and co-author of Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities, explains the problems with how we are shaping the "sharing" economy. Why...||6/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1364 - Trump's Self-Dealing, Double-Dipping, Fantastic Campaign||A British man attempts to assassinate Donald Trump. The anniversary of the killings of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner and when Reagan campaigned on "states rights" in the same county where their killings took place. Did a Donald Trump pay the...||6/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1363 - Lina Srivastava: Syria's Refugees and the Promise and Limits of Digital Activism||Today we have Lina Srivastava (@lksriv on twitter) on to discuss the promises and limitations of digital activism and the state of the Syrian refugee crisis. How "voice of the voiceless" framing still leaves out community...||6/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean1362 - Cliff Schecter: The Dems Fillibuster A Roadmap? & Film Guy Matthew Weiss||Cliff Schecter explains what motivated the murder of UK MP Jo cox and the enduring threat of Far Right terrorism. The Orlando massacre and the problem with how we label these crimes. The problems with preventing gun violence without real reform. Can...||6/17/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
A teriffic podcast from the very funny and very smart Sam Seder!
Second to none
In this day of news models and prompter readers Sam Seder gives us an excellent source of insight and information. I can say without reservation that Sam is no news model ;-). If you have any interest in current events the Majority Report is a must listen
Great Podcast for Politics with a touch of funny.
Sam Seder (Occasional guest host for Keith Olberman, Young Turks and more) brings a great mix of interviews and astute observations on the politics of the day. From the most serious of political analysis to humourous observations the Majority report is never dull, and never gets stuck in blind partisan loyalty. Many great guests too, from Matt Taibi, Naomi Klein to comedians like Marc Maron.