August 23, 2019
August 22, 2019

2160 - How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office w/ Dale Beran

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 in '60s counterculture and its descent into nihilism in the neoliberal era. How the Something Awful forums gave birth to 4chan and 8chan. How Gamergate fed the rise of the alt-right, influenced the 2016 election, and impressed Steve Bannon. The widespread alienation feeding the rise of right-wing "YouTube dads" like Jordan Peterson and Stefan Molyneux. On the fun half: Virgil Texas asks Tulsi if she's anti-imperialist. (Spoiler alert: she's not!) Is gun control a bad hill for the Democrats to die on? Trump declines to name his favorite Bible verse. Bernie's progressive platforms on labor, criminal justice, and the Green New Deal. Trump says he's looking at taking away birthright citizenship. How to stave off eco-fascism? Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsors! Brooklinen: Brooklinen.com is giving MY listeners an exclusive offer. Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code MAJORITY at Brooklinen.com. Brooklinen is SO confident in their product that all their sheets, comforters, and towels come with a lifetime warranty! The only way to get 10% off AND free shipping is to use promo code MAJORITY at Brooklinen.com Embark: Discover your dog more than fur deep with the most accurate Dog DNA Test Kit on the market. The Embark Dog DNA Test Kit looks at over 250 breeds and 170 genetic health conditions to help you best care for your pup. Call to Action (Required). Right now, for our listeners, Embark has an exclusive summer offer you can’t get anywhere else! Go to Embark vet dot com and use promo code MAJORITY to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test Kit. Discover your dog more than fur deep. Visit Embark vet dot com and use promo code MAJORITY to save. Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks Live Show in LA! April 20th at the Bootleg Theatre with guests Ana Kasparian, Wosny Lambre and Nando Vila! Get tickets here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover or on iTunes Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or via your favorite podcast app Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @majorityfm @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
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August 21, 2019

2159 - Trump Is The Mad King Of The Jews & Can't Buy Greenland

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 to space. CBP won't give immigrants flu shots. DHS secretary unveils plans that will scrap the Flores agreement. Castro, Warren's immigration plans. Bernie's labor platform. Biden remembers when RFK and MLK were assassinated in the late '70s. On the fun half: The Amazon rainforest is on fire, probably Bolsonaro's fault. Ronald Raygun on immigration policy. De Blasio's baby voice. Trump says administration is considering payroll and capital gains tax cuts. Energy secretary Rick Perry fooled by Instagram scam. Brian Kilmeade defends Trump's Jewish "loyalty" remarks. Sean Spicer is on "Dancing With the Stars." A lightning round where we take a bunch of calls! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsor: Right now, Hunt A Killer is the murder mystery box that immerses you in an ongoing experience  just for our listeners you can go to HuntAKiller.com/MAJORITY for 20% off your first box. Get 10% off fair trade coffee with coupon code “majority” at justcoffee.coop Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks Chicago Live Show, with special guest Chuck Mertz of This is Hell this weekend August 24th here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips. And check out Year Of Lead, a new book on Brazil with an introduction by Michael Brooks! Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at patreon.com/LiteraryHangover or on iTunes Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/TheAntifada, on iTunes, or via your favorite podcast app. Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @majorityfm @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
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August 19, 2019

2157 - Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America w/ Joshua Specht

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 remained of buffalo populations. The federal government's decision to inter natives to reservations gave ranchers free rein and allowed them to build larger ranches with more heads of cattle. After ranching established itself, the meatpackers from Chicago and capitalists invested in the western farms, flooding the marketplace with meat and creating an oligopoly, or as the owners of the time called it, "holding both ends of the string." Sam and Joshua explore the meatpacking assembly lines in Chicago which inspired Henry Ford's auto manufacturing lines and was the focus of Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle.' While Sinclair wanted to spark a socialist revolution amongst American workers, American consumers and politicians instead regulated the industry based on sanitation, with Roosevelt's Meat Inspection Act of 1906. Given the broad implications of beef's economic history, what does it mean to us now? Specht questions the short term impacts of meat and climate change; and how consumer prices are often used to deflect criticism of the industry, like labor rights and environmental concerns. And in the Fun Half: Larry Kudlow is enjoying the August recess, Jimmy Dore has something against Justice Democrats, Killer Mike explains why a free college option is essential for America, Jesse Watters thinks he was a slave when he did chores, Pete Buttigieg fearmongers about the national debt, Fox News contributor says the prison system is maybe the least racist American institution, Ainsley Earhardt wishes the homeless would just disappear, plus your calls and IMs! Check out today's sponsors: Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GETQUIP.com/majority right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE.   Embark Dog DNA Test Kit looks at over 250 breeds and 170 genetic health conditions to help you best care for your pup. Embark Dog DNA Test Kit looks at over 250 breeds and 170 genetic health conditions to help you best care for your pup.  Go to Embarkvet.com and use promo code MAJORITY to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test Kit.  Become a member of the majority report today at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Get 10% off fair trade coffee with coupon code “majority” at justcoffee.coop Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks Chicago Live Show, with special guest Chuck Mertz of This is Hell on August 24th here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips. And check out Year Of Lead, a new book on Brazil with an introduction by Michael Brooks! Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at patreon.com/LiteraryHangover or on iTunes Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/TheAntifada, on iTunes, or via your favorite podcast app. Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @majorityfm @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
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August 16, 2019
August 15, 2019

2155 - Kashmir & the Global Far Right w/ Vijay Prashad

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 Brooks to discuss the on-going lockdown in Kashmir. Last week, the Indian government revoked the special status of Kashmir, Indian's only majority Muslim state. Since then, Indian and Pakistani troops have moved into the region and lines of communication--internet, phones, trains--have been shut down or severely limited. Vijay and Michael explain Kashmir's history and what's next for the region between two countries with nuclear weapons. Also: an update on the situation in Brazil. On the fun half: Colbert says Bernie is stealing Trump's "fake news media" lines. Adam Carolla's hackish "low man" bit. South African expat wishes "both sides" in Hong Kong would stop. Hong Kong protests continue, protesters wear bloody eyepatches in solidarity with those injured. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist on why we need humanitarian aid in northern triangle. Truck drives into "never again" protest at ICE facility, then ICE officials pepper spray protesters. Beto 3.0, still running for president. Dave from Jamaica, Jamie and Michael discuss the politics of open borders. Become a member of the majority report today at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Get 10% off fair trade coffee with coupon code “majority” at justcoffee.coop Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks Chicago Live Show, with special guest Chuck Mertz of This is Hell on August 24th here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips. And check out Year Of Lead, a new book on Brazil with an introduction by Michael Brooks! Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at patreon.com/LiteraryHangover or on iTunes Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/TheAntifada, on iTunes, or via your favorite podcast app. Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @majorityfm @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
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August 14, 2019

2154 - Corporate Media vs. Bernie & Editing America's Huddled Masses

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 Cuccinelli and public charge law changes after Cuccinelli edits the poem on the Statue of Liberty. Fox and Friends explain why changes to public charge law are "common sense." AOC calls out Barstool Sports boss for publicly flouting labor law. Matt Walsh claims that Sam makes no arguments. Become a member of the majority report today at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsors: Liquid IV:  Go LIQUIDIV.COM, and enter my promo code MAJORITY: Hydrate efficiently with Liquid IV. to get your savings and start getting better hydration.  Hunt A Killer: a monthly subscription game where you become a detective immersed in a murder mystery. Right now, just for our listeners you can go to HuntAKiller.com/MAJORITY for 20% off your first box. Get 10% off fair trade coffee with coupon code “majority” at justcoffee.coop Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks Chicago Live Show, with special guest Chuck Mertz of This is Hell on August 24th here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips. And check out Year Of Lead, a new book on Brazil with an introduction by Michael Brooks! Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at patreon.com/LiteraryHangover or on iTunes Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/TheAntifada, on iTunes, or via your favorite podcast app. Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @majorityfm @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn  
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August 12, 2019
August 9, 2019

AM QUICKIE: August 9th, 2019 w/ Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner

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. (Daily Beast) And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES: From The Hollywood Reporter; Long John Silver's is dropping Fox News after host Tucker Carlson called White Supremacy, “a ‘hoax’”. The brand is one of more than 20 that have stopped advertising with Fox News show because of Carlson’s offensive rhetoric. A Brazilian Supreme Court minister has barred the Bolsonaro administration from investigating Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept for their reporting on the government’s unethical and potentially illegal conduct. (The Intercept) The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has offered millions of dollars to ABC News, Dow Jones, Washington Post, and Bloomberg to license their content for a Facebook news section that will debut later in in 2019. And Time Magazine reports the U.S. and the Taliban are close to a peace deal after 18 years of war. The agreement just happens to remove U.S. forces fast enough to meet Trump’s demand that all troops are out of Afghanistan by the November 2020 presidential election.
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August 7, 2019
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