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Every weekend on AM Joy, award-winning journalist and author Joy Reid passionately tackles the most important political and news topics of the week, exploring how policy decisions are shaping the country, while also bringing viewers in-depth interviews with leading newsmakers.

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Doctor on COVID: ‘Going back to normal will prolong this war’

November 29, 2020 20:40 - 1 hour - 73.7 MB

THIS EPISODE: COVID-19 fatigue, the coming coronavirus vaccine, and the work ahead for President-Elect Joe Biden in leading the pandemic fight are discussed by experts in conversation with María Teresa Kumar. NEXT: Donald Trump should be boycotted by the media from now on Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin tells AM JOY. PLUS: COVID-19 driving people to food banks, while the revised House Heroes Act sits on Mitch McConnell's desk, and GOP senators take no action, is slammed by ...

Expert says U.S. is ‘months away from’ mass vaccine distribution

November 28, 2020 19:44 - 1 hour - 73.6 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump’s recount failures, his campaign losing cases in states such as Pennsylvania and many more, and the Georgia Senate runoff, are analyzed by experts who discuss these events as evidence that our democratic institutions are ‘holding.’ THEN: President-Elect Joe Biden faces many challenges in the Middle East as tensions rise with Iran after that nation’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated. PLUS: A COVID-19 vaccine mass distribution of an FDA-approved produc...

Trump lawsuits continue to fail as Biden transition stymied

November 22, 2020 21:18 - 1 hour - 73.3 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump’s campaign lawsuits contesting Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election continue to fail, yet the President-Elect Biden transition is reportedly being stymied by Trump administration officials who are not cooperating. NEXT: The Donald Trump era shows that new safeguards are needed to protect our democratic processes, politics expert Kurt Bardella tells Dr. Jason Johnson. THEN: COVID-19 school closures nationwide are expected after Thanksgi...

Healthcare worker advocate fears ‘America will fail’ COVID fight

November 21, 2020 20:35 - 1 hour - 72.9 MB

THIS EPISODE: President-Elect Joe Biden is challenged to amend the vulnerabilities in America’s democratic processes exposed by Donald Trump’s presidency. Dr. Jason Johnson and a panel of experts discuss. AND: Donald Trump voters denying the 2020 election results are rejecting American ideals experts tell AM JOY. PLUS: The COVID-19 fight is examined by frontline healthcare worker experts, who warn that in their view Americans must unite, make sacrifices, and spread the truth only in...

Rep. Omar: It feels good to say President-Elect Biden

November 16, 2020 00:06 - 1 hour - 77.6 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump not aiding the transition of President-Elect Joe Biden’s new administration hurts national security, Jeremy Basher, former Chief of Staff at the CIA, and the Pentagon, says. AND: The Donald Trump administration must begin to transfer information to the transition team of President-Elect Joe Biden now, in order for America to have an orderly transition to the next administration, Former Sec. of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson tells Jonathan Capehart. THEN: Th...

Rep. Thompson: If necessary, Secret Service will remove Trump

November 15, 2020 21:20 - 1 hour - 73.9 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump not conceding that he lost the 2020 presidential election to President-Elect Joe Biden ‘imposes a cost’ on America legal expert Joshua A. Geltzer says. Rep. Bennie Thompson adds, ‘The Secret Service guards the White House and the sitting president. If the sitting president is Joe Biden then Trump is a trespasser.’ PLUS: Migrant treatment by U.S. authorities at the border requires a human rights commission to investigate abuses, Rep. Joaquin Castro tells Ti...

Women of color leaders on the historic import of VP-Elect Kamala Harris

November 08, 2020 20:21 - 1 hour - 81.5 MB

THIS EPISODE: Kamala Harris as America’s vice president-elect is celebrated as a win for all, as she will be the first woman, first person of color, and first child of immigrants to become the vice president of the United States. Ari Melber and a panel of women of color leaders discuss. THEN: President-Elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force announcement is coming on Monday. The impending Biden presidency is praised as a game changer in the COVID-19 fight by Dr. Bernard Ashby. PLUS: V...

Mary Trump says president expects ‘a reckoning’ if not re-elected

November 01, 2020 19:36 - 1 hour - 82.1 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump says the president is “desperate” to win, because he knows there will be a “reckoning,” if he doesn’t win the 2020 presidential election. Mary Trump joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss. NEXT: Donald Trump should not be president again, Cindy McCain says regarding working for Joe Biden’s election in the 2020 presidential race. McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain and a Republican, says, “Americans deserve better.” AND: Trump is slammed by for...

Mike Pence, Sen. Collins apparently deny systemic racism exists

October 31, 2020 18:53 - 1 hour - 81.2 MB

Mike Pence and Sen. Susan Collins have apparently denied that systemic racism exists while on the 2020 campaign trail, Pence also implying that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Joe Biden is in error for acknowledging racism in America. Jonathan Capehart and his panel discuss. THEN: Joe Biden can win Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Georgia Jon Ossoff says. Ossoff joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss the final stretc...

Michael Cohen: ‘There will never be a peaceful transition of power’

October 25, 2020 19:16 - 1 hour - 78.5 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen doubts that there will be a peaceful transition of power, if the president loses the 2020 election to Democratic candidate, former VP Joe Biden. Cohen also states that in his view Trump’s current personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is a ‘moron,’ in conversation with María Teresa Kumar. AND: Trump's presidency is inspiring more celebrity activism in 2020, as actors such as Rosario Dawson, Joey Lauren Adams, and others contribute ...

Top election forecaster sees ‘referendum’ on Trump in poll numbers

October 24, 2020 18:37 - 1 hour - 90.8 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump faces a “referendum environment” in the 2020 election, as women voters among other groups are increasing their turnout, comparable to the 2018 midterm elections, political forecasting expert Rachel Bitecofer tells María Teresa Kumar.  AND: Joe Biden now leads Donald Trump in 2020 with seniors and white women, groups that Democrats typically do not outperform Republicans in, political pollster Terrance Woodbury says. Plus, Florida politics and what could ha...

Rep. Jeffries: McConnell will present ‘phony’ Covid-19 relief bill

October 18, 2020 19:06 - 1 hour - 73.4 MB

THIS EPISODE: Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell’s Covid-19 relief bill will be “phony” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) says, meaning everyday, working class Americans will not receive the necessary pandemic assistance through the Senate proposal, in his view. Passing a vital, robust coronavirus pandemic relief package, and the related stalemate in Congress, are discussed by Jeffries and Tiffany Cross. NEXT: Covid-19-linked poverty should be a 2020 presidential debate topic Rev. Dr....

Politics experts on Ice Cube plan, Black male voters, and Trump

October 17, 2020 19:55 - 1 hour - 77.3 MB

THIS EPISODE: The Donald Trump campaign’s controversial outreach to Black male voters and its reported link to Ice Cube are questioned, as the iconic African-American rapper comes under fire for discussing his ‘Contract With Black America’ plan with the Trump campaign. Tiffany Cross and her panel discuss black male Trump supporters, and the apparent rift between some black voters and the Biden campaign. THEN: A former Trump supporter and senior citizen has opened up about why he is ...

Pete Buttigieg responds to Amy Coney Barrett’s opening statement

October 11, 2020 20:10 - 1 hour - 77.1 MB

THIS EPISODE: Amy Coney Barrett’s opening statement, before her Senate confirmation hearings begin, is analyzed in part by Pete Buttigieg, former Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, on the impact Barret joining the Supreme Court could have on LGBTQ+ and other rights. Buttigieg also shares a special message in honor of National Coming Out Day. AND: Jaime Harrison discusses South Carolina U.S. Senate race opponent, incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham. Harrison tells Jonathan that in his...

Rep. Jayapal: Biden as president will address domestic terrorism

October 10, 2020 20:55 - 1 hour - 78.2 MB

THIS EPISODE: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s legislation on invoking the 25th Amendment for future presidents, and Donald Trump’s recent behaviors, are analyzed by John Podesta, former counselor to President Barack Obama. Podesta tells Jonathan Capehart, ‘There's no question that Trump's behavior triggered Congress,’ on legislation based on a section of the 25th amendment that, ‘permits Congress to set up an alternative to the Cabinet to review if the president is fit to carry out the dutie...

Introducing Kamala: Next in Line

October 05, 2020 09:00 - 5 minutes - 5.11 MB

As a bonus for AM Joy listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Kamala: Next in Line, a six-part podcast from MSNBC and Wondery that goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Senator Kamala Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. From Oakland to Howard University, and California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. Hosted by MSNBC's Joy Reid, the show ...

Pence will have to defend Trump’s record at VP debate experts say

October 04, 2020 19:33 - 1 hour - 56 MB

The 2020 vice presidential candidates’ debate, between Democratic candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and Republican incumbent Vice President Mike Pence, will see Pence having to defend the record of the Trump administration, some experts say. AND: The South Carolina U.S. Senate race debate is discussed by Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison, who debated with the incumbent Sen. Lindsay Graham on Saturday night. PLUS: Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis comes as members of the Senate Judiciar...

Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis does not shock these experts

October 03, 2020 18:49 - 1 hour - 84.6 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis does not shock the experts who join AM Joy to discuss the president's coronavirus infection. Journalist Yamiche Alcindor tells host María Teresa Kumar, ‘Now we see something unfolding in the U.S. you do not see in other developed nations. Higher death rates, and a federal government that is upended because it could not protect itself from the virus.’ AND: Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis could invoke the 25th amendment to the Constitu...

Fears loom Amy Coney Barrett will help strike down ACA

September 27, 2020 19:02 - 1 hour - 73.9 MB

THIS EPISODE: Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination is slammed by Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Blumenthal tells Tiffany Cross, “I have no intention of meeting with Judge Barrett.” NEXT: Donald Trump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett is critiqued by legal expert Elie Mystal. Mystal tells Tiffany Cross, “Democrats have to do a better job messaging to their base about how important the courts are.” AND: Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden just before the presidential debates kick off...

Mother of Trayvon Martin speaks out on Breonna Taylor case

September 26, 2020 19:43 - 1 hour - 74.1 MB

THIS EPISODE: The Breonna Taylor case, comments by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and the findings of the grand jury in this case, are discussed by Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. AND: Breonna’s Law co-sponsor, and Kentucky’s only black woman state representative, Attica Scott, was arrested at a Breonna Taylor protest following the decision of a grand jury not to indict any of the officers involved in her shooting, related to her death. Scott joins Tiffany Cross...

Former RNC Chairman to Democrats: Prepare for battle from now to inauguration

September 20, 2020 18:44 - 1 hour - 81.8 MB

THIS EPISODE: Former RNC Chairman, Michael Steele, joins AMJoy to discuss the Democrat’s strategy for next 45 days, and then through to the inauguration, as an “exercise of war gaming.” He tells the panel to stop treating Donald Trump as if he is a “legitimate” president and adds, “he is not.” AND: Senate Republicans seeking the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, plus the repeal of Obamacare, and more are analyzed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Stabenow tells Jo...

Boxer: GOP seeking RBG seat would be 'double-dealing hypocrites'

September 19, 2020 17:54 - 1 hour - 93.1 MB

THIS EPISODE: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and the Senate GOP wanting to fill her Supreme Court seat with a Donald Trump nominee--despite a precedent set against this during President Obama’s final term by Republicans--are discussed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She tells Joy Reid that, ‘in her own words, [Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s] fervent wish is that the next president pick her replacement.’ NEXT: Mitch McConnell seeking to fill the late Justice Ginsburg’s seat is discussed by Sen. Mazie Hir...

Rather: 2020 stakes are White supremacy vs. multiracial republic

September 15, 2020 16:33 - 1 hour - 78.6 MB

THIS EPISODE: The 2020 election stakes for America are explained by legendary journalist Dan Rather who tells Jonathan Capehart, “What this presidential election is about is whether this country is going to move more in the direction of White supremacy, or whether it's going to move more in the direction of a multi-racial, constitutional republic based on principles of freedom and democracy.” NEXT: Donald Trump’s foreign policy disruptions, such as pulling out of the Iran nuclear de...

Rudy Giuliani speaks on meetings with active Russian agent

September 12, 2020 18:23 - 1 hour - 82 MB

THIS EPISODE: Rudy Giuliani speaks on his meetings with active Russian agent Andrii Derkach, who has been newly sanctioned by the Treasury Department, with host Jonathan Capehart. THEN: Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and sanctioned Russian agent Andrii Derkach are discussed by Lev Parnas, who reacts to Giuliani calling him a liar. PLUS: Joe Biden is being targeted with a disinformation campaign by Russia, according to findings in a new Senate Intelligence Committee report, which has b...

Pelosi: We don’t want vaccine one day sooner than it’s ready

September 06, 2020 21:16 - 1 hour - 74.2 MB

NEXT: The Donald Trump allegations on the president’s actions and more made in Michael Cohen’s book are analyzed by politics experts, and experts on Trump’s history. AND: Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have similarities expert on autocrats Masha Gessen, author of ‘Surviving Autocracy,’ believes. Gessen tells María Teresa Kumar, ‘Anxiety is the autocrat's friend. I think Trump got elected by speaking in large part to the anxieties of the American people.’ PLUS: Soc...

Booker: Attorney general seems to have abandoned justice reform

September 06, 2020 19:49 - 1 hour - 74.5 MB

THIS EPISODE: Joe Biden is calling students’ return to school amid the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff Karine Jean-Pierre slams the Trump administration’s reopening methodology, as María Teresa Kumar hosts AM JOY on MSNBC. AND: Police brutality protests, the need for justice system reform, and the reactions of Attorney General William Barr are discussed by Sen. Cory Booker. NEXT: Beto O’Rourke discusses Texas potentially turning blue as milli...

Expert: Portland clashes are between two majority white groups

August 30, 2020 21:54 - 1 hour - 79.3 MB

THIS EPISODE: Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed in Portland overnight. Tiffany Cross and her panel discuss the violence that has erupted in Portland and nationwide as Black Lives Matter protests draw opponents, some violent, and some of whom reportedly organized on social media. AND: Portland clashes between Trump supporters and others, versus Black Lives Matter and other leftist activists, are mostly white on both sides, expert Naveed Jamali tells Tiffany Cross. They ...

Culture expert: Chadwick Boseman was our shining star

August 29, 2020 18:49 - 1 hour - 77.7 MB

THIS EPISODE: Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death at 43 due to colon cancer is especially mourned by black America author and cultural critic Brittney Cooper tells Zerlina Maxwell, adding that his performances remain, “cultural experiences that affirm the depths and possibility of our humanity.” THEN: Police training improvements in the wake of massive protests against police brutality are discussed by Rep. Val Demings who tells Zerlina Maxwell, “It's so important that we look at develo...

Jayapal: Postmaster is either lying or absolutely incompetent

August 23, 2020 18:22 - 1 hour - 81 MB

THIS EPISODE: The successes of the Democratic National Convention are discussed by Biden 2020 campaign senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, who asserts to Jonathan Capahart that in her view the coming Republican National Convention by contrast will not showcase the Democrats’ message of unity. PLUS: The House has passed a $25 billion bill to support the Post Office and ameliorate mail slow downs nationwide that could impact 2020 election mail-in ballots. Rep. Pramila Jayapal joins Jon...

Clyburn: We will have ‘Election Month’ throughout October

August 22, 2020 18:35 - 1 hour - 78.2 MB

THIS EPISODE: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s ‘American darkness’ speech theme was really about Donald Trump, MSNBC host of The ReidOut Joy Reid tells Jonathan Capehart, amid critiques from the GOP that the Democratic National Convention painted a negative picture of America. AND: The Democratic National Convention, his statement at the convention, and America’s future are discussed by historian Jon Meacham, author of ‘His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power o...

Lynch: American people must focus on securing fair, free election

August 16, 2020 18:02 - 1 hour - 78.3 MB

THIS EPISODE: The Democratic National Convention and the importance of voter turnout are discussed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who tells Tiffany Cross, ‘We should be redoubling our efforts to make sure we get out the vote.’ NEXT: Voter turnout, protecting the 2020 elections, backlash against the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as its widespread support, are discussed by former Attorney General Lorretta Lynch. AND: Russia interference in the 2020 U.S. election is still impacting...

Rep. Pressley: Cutting postal service is war with American people

August 15, 2020 18:34 - 1 hour - 73.1 MB

THIS EPISODE: Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate pick Kamala Harris’ first interview on her historic role as the first woman of color on a major party ticket is analyzed by MSNBC contributor Errin Haines, who conducted that interview for The 19th, in conversation with host Tiffany Cross. AND: Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate pick made history as the first woman of color on a major party ticket. Yet, Harris has also previously made history as the sec...

Hillary Clinton: Trump signaled he's "going after Social Security and Medicare"

August 09, 2020 19:18 - 1 hour - 75.3 MB

THIS EPISODE: Hillary Clinton says Trump signaled “going after Social Security and Medicare” by signing an executive action that could lead to payroll taxes being suspended, taxes that fund these popular, essential social safety nets. Former Sec. of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joins Zerlina Maxwell to discuss this--plus Joe Biden’s possible VP pick. AND: Russian and other foreign interference with the 2020 elections detailed in a new intelligence...

Booker: I seriously wonder what planet Trump is living on

August 08, 2020 17:52 - 1 hour - 72.6 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump has announced an executive order plan to extend COVID-19 economic assistance. Sen. Cory Booker joins Zerlina Maxwell to question why the president is announcing these orders now, when Booker says the Democrats have attempted to implement coronavirus relief plans since May. AND: COVID-19 has now killed over 162,000 Americans. MSNBC Science Contributor Laurie Garrett, author of ‘The Coming Plague,’ joins Zerlina Maxwell to discuss, telling AM JOY, ‘You have ...

Speaker Pelosi: Our bill puts money in pockets of American people

August 02, 2020 18:20 - 1 hour - 72.7 MB

THIS EPISODE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joins AM JOY to champion the Democrat-led provisions of the coronavirus relief bill being debated in Congress, noting that these provisions give more money to cash-strapped Americans, and address the failure of GOP leaders to create a comprehensive, national plan for dealing with the pandemic. AND: Former Attorney General Eric Holder debunks the unfounded fears of mail-in voting of the president and William Barr, who apparently believe...

Former RNC chairman certain Trump will create 2020 election chaos

August 01, 2020 17:33 - 1 hour - 75 MB

THIS EPISODE: Former Senior Advisor to Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett joins AM JOY, discussing the persistent questions of whether Joe Biden must pick a black woman to be his running mate, and why women VP candidates are demonized for their ambition. PLUS: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joins the show on the disputed declarations of U.S. Attorney General William Barr regarding who the violent disruptors really are at the Black Lives Matter protests nationally. Ellison calls...

Joy Reid: The vote this November is dedicated to John Lewis

July 26, 2020 23:48 - 2 hours - 110 MB

THIS EPISODE: One hundred days from the 2020 U.S. Senate races, many Democratic candidates are promising change and more inclusive leadership. Meet two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates who have outraised their incumbents, Jaime Harrison of South Carolina, and Mike Espy of Mississippi. AND: The Senate GOP’s proposals for the next coronavirus bills are called ‘cruel’ by Rep. Ayanaa Pressley (D-MA), who tells Tiffany Cross, ‘What we find ourselves on the precipice of is an eviction ts...

Federal officers in Portland seen as nod to authoritarianism

July 26, 2020 01:34 - 1 hour - 84.7 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump sending TSA and Coast Guard officers among other types of federal troops to counter protesters in Portland and other cities is discussed by Tiffany Cross and a panel of experts, who see these tactics as designed to make a statement as people exercise their First Amendment rights. THEN: Donald Trump has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin as fears of Russia interfering in the 2020 rise, on the heels of strong reports that Russia put bounties on U.S. t...

‘Violation of our sovereignty': Biden says Russian interference in US elections will not go unnoticed

July 21, 2020 00:28 - 46 minutes - 42.6 MB

On Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential election, Former Vice President Joe Biden says, “(Russian President) Putin knows what I mean what I say, this is a violation of our sovereignty … It will not go unstated, unnoticed, or unreported.” And asked about election security in 2020, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Trump campaign’s strategy is “to try make it as difficult as possible for people to vote, to have those votes counted, to sow even further distru...

Introducing The ReidOut

July 20, 2020 14:56 - 40 seconds - 626 KB

Joy Reid conducts one-on-one conversations with politicians and newsmakers while addressing provocative political issues both inside and outside of the beltway. Reid, who is also a best-selling author and public speaker, joined MSNBC in 2011 as a contributor. Drawing from her decades-long experience in politics, passion for addressing the intersection of race, justice and culture, as well as her signature tenacious interviewing style, Reid kicks off MSNBC’s primetime lineup by delvi...

MSNBC analyst Nance slams federal agents apprehending protesters

July 19, 2020 22:05 - 1 hour - 73 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump’s foreign and domestic policy controversies--from the Russian bounties scandal to federal agent apprehending protesters--are discussed by MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance on this final edition of AM JOY hosted by Joy Reid. NEXT: Trump scandals and more critical issues are now covered in new ways Joy Reid’s panel says, as more diverse media voices bring nuance to press coverage. Join Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart and Senior Adviser to the Biden 202...

Sen. Booker: Lewis was called bravest person in Civil Rights Movement

July 19, 2020 00:23 - 1 hour - 103 MB

John Lewis as a civil rights and voting rights hero is remembered by Sen. Cory Booker, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, Rev. Dr. William Barber, biographer Jon Meacham, voting rights activist LaTosha Brown, Erika Alexander--producer of the new streaming documentary ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’--and many more in this very special edition of AM JOY on MSNBC hosted by Joy Reid. Joy and her guests also remember the late Civil Rights Movemen...

Education leader: We need federal help to re-open schools safety

July 13, 2020 02:10 - 1 hour - 79.6 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos’s push to reopen public schools, the president’s widely criticized COVID-19 pandemic response, and the Reopen Schools Safely Act are discussed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow in conversation with Joy Reid. NEXT: Trump wanting schools reopened during the pandemic without what many authorities see as proper preparation is being resisted by many, including leaders demanding more federal government resources for schools, teachers, and support staff. TH...

Legal expert: Stone’s tattoo of Nixon on his back sends message

July 12, 2020 01:32 - 1 hour - 73.8 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump commuting Roger Stone’s sentence is analyzed as the 2020 presidential election approaches by Joy Reid and her guests, including former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci who tells AM JOY, ‘If we don’t start thinking like Trump… we’re not going to beat him.’ AND: COVID-19 has hit over 70,000 U.S. cases in a single day, as the World Health Organization confirms that the coronavirus can linger in the air. Joy Reid and her panel discuss wha...

Shocking viral videos spark debates on race in America

July 05, 2020 21:39 - 1 hour - 72.6 MB

THIS EPISODE: Black Lives Matter and George Floyd protests have coincided with an apparent rise in viral racist incidents captured on video. Tiffany Cross in for Joy Reid and her panel discuss these shocking viral videos sparking debates on the state of race relations in America. THEN: Coronavirus cases could spike through large, public gatherings this July 4th weekend and beyond, as Dr. Corey Hébert expresses his alarm that so many Americans are not wearing masks and social distanc...

Veteran: Russia bounty story is such a betrayal on many levels

July 04, 2020 21:22 - 1 hour - 80.3 MB

THIS EPISODE: Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech and July 4th event have been decried by Native American activists, and were protested by members of the Native American community at the spectacle, some of whom were arrested. Sarah Manning of the NDN Collective joins Tiffany Cross in for Joy Reid to discuss this protest, and the history of the Native American land seized to create Mount Rushmore. AND: Trump’s reaction to reports that Russia placed bounties on American soldiers figh...

Former GOPer slams Trump's inaction on Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers

June 29, 2020 01:03 - 1 hour - 82.4 MB

THIS EPISODE: Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan, NBC News has confirmed. Political strategist and advisor to the Lincoln Project Steve Schmidt joins Joy Reid to discuss allegations that Donald Trump knew about this, and did nothing, telling AM JOY, ‘What a rancid moment in the life of the American nation.’ PLUS: Joy Reid is joined by Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin who asserts, ‘Donald Trump has once more laid down ...

Trump is losing says Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver

June 28, 2020 01:41 - 1 hour - 75.4 MB

THIS EPISODE: In the wake of the George Floyd protests against the killing of this black man while in police custody, the city of Minneapolis is moving to defund its police force and establish in its place a ‘public safety force.’ Joy Reid and her panel discuss what the ‘defund the police’ movement could mean in cities and other locales nationwide. AND: Donald Trump is ‘clearly losing’ according to Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver. Joy Reid speaks to Weaver, one of the leaders...

Wondery presents The Next Big Idea

June 23, 2020 07:30 - 6 minutes - 5.82 MB

Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, The Next Big Idea brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. This week’s episode features a conversation about the power of being “weird.” Listen to the full episode here: http://wondery.fm/NextBigIdea-NBC