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Rumble with Michael Moore

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family and the neighbors who don’t work for the NSA.

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Ep. 256: "Mike's Midterm Tsunami of Truth" Campaign

September 26, 2022 21:33 - 39 minutes - 36.4 MB

On today’s episode of Rumble with Michael Moore, Michael announces his “Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truth” campaign. For the next 43 days — every day until the midterm election — Mike will deliver a daily dose of written truth on his Substack proving that the pundits are wrong and, in fact, on November 8th tens of millions of voters will descend upon the polls in an unprecedented tsunami — and nonviolently vote out of office every last stinking traitor to our Democracy. Join this campaign, a...

Ep. 255: Monarchies Schmonarchies

September 16, 2022 05:54 - 37 minutes - 35.2 MB

On this episode of Rumble, Michael questions how the media is reporting on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, and reads “Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History” by acclaimed author & journalist Chris Hedges. For more of Michael’s work, subscribe to his free Substack at MichaelMoore.com ************** Watch King Charles III have a mini temper tantrum over a leaky pen. For more from Chris Hedges, subscribe to his Substack “The Chris Hedges Report” Listen to Chris’s talk with Cornel Wes...

Ep. 254: The November Election Was Held On June 24th

September 01, 2022 09:57 - 42 minutes - 39.5 MB

Imagine, if you will, for just one moment, a United States Congress — the House and the Senate — without a single Republican holding office.  A party of traitors that the American people simply vote entirely out of office. Poof. Gone. History. We’ve done it before, voting out and ending entire political parties. Other democracies have voted every right-winger out of office. Sometimes, the only way to save yourselves is to crush the enemy who is hell-bent on crushing you. Thanks to a Suprem...

Ep. 253: My Mar-a-Lago Raid

August 26, 2022 05:16 - 29 minutes - 27.6 MB

Four years before the FBI's visit, Michael conducted his own unannounced raid on Mar-a-Lago. The security there was total shit, so he had his way for a good quarter of an hour, and what he experienced there gave him much pause for thought on the way home… For more of Michael’s work, subscribe to his free Substack at MichaelMoore.com ************** Watch Michael’s Facebook Live visit to Trump Tower, NYC on November 12, 2015: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/videos/10153920996391857/ ****...

Ep. 252: The Cost of Trying to Be Smart in a Country That Wants You to Stay Dumb

August 25, 2022 15:03 - 31 minutes - 29 MB

After a short summer break spent basking in the glow of a Zoom screen and strategizing with people across the country to defeat the Republicans this Roevember, Michael has returned to the Rumble podcast studio. Topics include the Biden student debt relief announcement and wondering why the younger students must return to school in the middle of summer. For more of Michael’s work, subscribe to his free Substack at MichaelMoore.com ************** Write to Mike!: [email protected] Send ...

Ep. 251: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — WE ARE ALL IN KANSAS!

August 03, 2022 06:06 - 14 minutes - 13.8 MB

THIS JUST IN: The citizens of the State of Kansas — which is one of our reddest and most Republican states — has just voted in an overwhelming landslide tonight to keep abortion legal and available to all women! Here Michael Moore sends the word out to all that those who seek to take rights away from women shall not succeed and will be defeated in this fall’s election. Voters in Kansas came out in droves on Tuesday to tell the Supreme Court where they could go. Their message to the rest of...

Ep. 250: Popes of Genocides Past and Present

August 01, 2022 07:01 - 31 minutes - 29.6 MB

Last week Pope Francis visited Canada to apologize and seek forgiveness for the crimes committed by the Catholic Church against the indigenous peoples of Canada. He called that practice of Christianity “evil.” On the first day of his visit Mike received an email from one of Canada’s most well known and beloved Native Canadians, the folksinger Buffy Sainte Marie. In it she explains why an apology isn’t enough. Mike then asks the Pope (whom he’s met) to grant indigenous people everywhere a ...

Ep. 249: A Private Text Exchange During the Jan 6 Hearing

July 25, 2022 03:56 - 48 minutes - 45.3 MB

In this episode, Michael reveals the contents of a text exchange he had with Congressmen Dan Kildee while they watched last Thursday's Jan 6 Hearing. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

Ep. 249: "Oh Congressman! Come out, come out wherever you are!"

July 25, 2022 03:56 - 48 minutes - 45.3 MB

In this episode, Michael reveals the contents of a text exchange he had with Congressmen Dan Kildee while they watched last Thursday's Jan 6 Hearing. *********** This episode is sponsored by: 1) Anchor.fm can help you start your own podcast. Go to anchor.fm to learn more. 2) BetterHelp provides accessible and affordable online therapy from an experienced professional. Visit betterhelp.com/RUMBLE and get 10% off your first month. 3) MOINK brings additive-free, farm-fresh meat right to yo...

Ep. 248: Forget Me Not

July 03, 2022 17:01 - 1 hour - 61.8 MB

When the news of the week’s events becomes so deafening, so monstrous, that it overwhelms us — we miss critical other events that will affect us greatly. This week, filled with the Supreme Court declaring women second-class citizens, the January 6th Hearing confirming Trump sought to stage a coup, and mass shootings continuing nationwide, there were vital stories that went uncovered and ignored. On today’s podcast Mike shares with his audience three big stories that were overlooked by the ...

Ep. 247: "If I Wanted The Gov't in My Womb, I'd F*** a Senator" Women and Girls in My Small Michigan Town Are In Revolt. Listen here (uncensored)

June 26, 2022 23:08 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

Turning my podcast today over to the women in the Michigan town where I live. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

Ep. 247: "A Gun Has More Rights Than My Body": Voices From The Small Town Where I Live

June 26, 2022 23:08 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

Turning my podcast today over to the women in the Michigan town where I live. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

Ep. 247: "We Need to Burn It Down and Start Over!" Women and Girls in My Small Michigan Town Are In Revolt. Listen here (uncensored)

June 26, 2022 23:08 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

Turning my podcast today over to the women in the Michigan town where I live. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

Ep. 246: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Millions Must Respond. Abort. The. Court.

June 24, 2022 14:49 - 20 minutes - 19 MB

In this emergency podcast released just minutes after the Supreme Court ruled that women will be forced to give birth should they become pregnant, Michael Moore joins women’s groups in calling for nationwide protests in cities across the country — today, tonight and every day until full rights are restored to women. On this day of infamy, Mike asks friend and podcaster Francesca Fiorentini to read the first feminist proclamation from 1791 — “Declaration of the Rights of Women” by Olympe de ...

Ep. 245: Lift Every Voice: Thoughts from a Juneteenth Holiday

June 20, 2022 03:47 - 47 minutes - 44.2 MB

On this episode of Rumble with Michael Moore, Mike shares his Juneteenth greetings, his birthday wishes to Paul McCartney, and his appeal to all of us to get ready to act against the bad news that will be coming from a Trump-packed Supreme Court, full of religious zealots, in the next week. ************* Link to Women’s March Summer of Rage Initiative Link to Michael’s weekly Substack: “The Graduate” ************* Music in today’s episode: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — performed by Ali...

Ep. 244: Repeal the Second Amendment

June 10, 2022 12:45 - 25 minutes - 23.7 MB

The night of the Uvalde massacre, Michael gave his first televised response to a mass shooting in over a decade. And what he said was so powerful, and so truthful, it frightened Democrats who are afraid to go all the way to stop this madness. It frightened Republicans so much, one their craziest, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), took to the House floor this week to denounce Michael by name during the debate on possible new gun laws. What did he say? Just the same thing over a hundred million American...

Ep. 243: My Protector

June 06, 2022 03:46 - 29 minutes - 27.5 MB

On this episode of Rumble, Michael honors Morton Janklow, his friend, and literary agent who passed away just before Memorial Day.  For 27 years Mort fought to make sure Michael’s books were read by millions, and his words were left uncensored despite, at times, some incredible odds — including saving “Stupid White Men” from the Murdoch pulper. ************* This episode of Rumble is sponsored by: 1) Anchor.fm can help you start your own podcast. Go to anchor.fm to learn more. 2) BetterH...

Ep. 242: I Know There's a Number

May 30, 2022 03:40 - 53 minutes - 49.7 MB

This week was another sick celebration of the American way. And all week Michael has been haunted by this unanswered question — What is the number? Columbine wasn’t enough… Sandy Hook wasn’t enough… Parkland wasn’t enough… Will Robb Elementary be enough? How many dead children before America will rise up and scream “THAT’S IT! THAT IS ENOUGH”? On this episode of Rumble, Michael shares the brutal, honest truth — we are a violent, armed country, founded in genocide and built on the backs of ...

Ep. 242: I Know There's a Number When Enough Will Be Enough

May 29, 2022 22:58 - 53 minutes - 49.7 MB

This week was another sick celebration of the American way. And all week Michael has been haunted by this unanswered question — What is the number? Columbine wasn’t enough… Sandy Hook wasn’t enough… Parkland wasn’t enough… Will Robb Elementary be enough? How many dead children before America will rise up and scream “THAT’S IT! THAT IS ENOUGH”? On this episode of Rumble, Michael shares the brutal, honest truth — we are a violent, armed country, founded in genocide and built on the backs of ...

Ep. 241: Holy America (A Monkeypox on us all!)

May 24, 2022 22:48 - 40 minutes - 37.4 MB

Riding through the tidal waves of emboldened Archbishops who are weaponizing & politicizing communion, a new viral outbreak (monkeypox WTF?!) threatening public health, and the corporate greed behind the real story of why there’s no formula milk that is causing American babies to go hungry, plus Biden saying he’d send troops to Taiwan if China invaded when he knows no American parent will offer up their son or daughter to go and die for such a crazy idea, Michael has had it. But any day now,...

Ep. 240: Mike's Mailbag

May 16, 2022 03:25 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

As promised, Michael returns to the Rumble mailbag — responding to more voice messages left by Rumble listeners over the past few months. ************* Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message ************* Podcast Underwriters: 1) Anchor.fm can help you start your own podcast. Go to anchor.fm to learn more. 2) Wondrium helps you learn through documentaries, how-to’s, and engaging learning experiences. Go to wondrium.com/rumble for a free 22 day tria...

Ep. 239: A Handmaid's Country (feat. Cynthia Conti-Cook)

May 09, 2022 03:42 - 1 hour - 64 MB

Last week we blinked and opened our eyes to a vision of a different world. A nightmare foretold is to become our future — a U.S. citizen who becomes pregnant can be stripped of their bodily autonomy and forced, by the U.S. government, to give birth. Attempt to abort the fetus, and you can be charged with murder. The idea of that reality is draconian and horrific. But what most people don’t know is that we are already living in a reality that is much more sinister. Confide in a desperate tex...

Ep. 238: David Letterman & Me

May 02, 2022 03:37 - 53 minutes - 49.7 MB

Long before he first hosted “Late Night with David Letterman,” Michael was a fan of David Letterman's wicked humor that was often based on his total lack of respect for authority, pomposity, and those who make life miserable for the little guy. When it was announced Letterman would have a nightly show on NBC beginning on February 1, 1982, Michael made his way from Flint to New York to see if he could get a stand-by ticket to sit in the audience during Letterman's first week on the air. He su...

Ep. 237: The Earth Will Kill Us Before We Kill It

April 25, 2022 02:55 - 35 minutes - 33.1 MB

On this provocative episode of Rumble with Michael Moore, Mike speaks the awful truth about how our environmental movement has failed us and why we must change course — and leadership — immediately. Planet Earth is fed up with us, and from climate to coronavirus, it sees no choice but to throw an extinction event. As a follow-up to Mike’s Substack letter last week — “At Earth Day’s End” — he raises the stakes again after sitting through one more Earth Day that offered no hope that we are goi...

Ep. 237: And in the End...

April 25, 2022 02:55 - 35 minutes - 33.1 MB

On this provocative episode of Rumble with Michael Moore, Mike speaks the awful truth about how our environmental movement has failed us and why we must change course — and leadership — immediately. Planet Earth is fed up with us, and from climate to coronavirus, it sees no choice but to throw an extinction event. As a follow-up to Mike’s Substack letter last week — “At Earth Day’s End” — he raises the stakes again after sitting through one more Earth Day that offered no hope that we are goi...

Ep. 236: Policing The Womb (with Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin)

April 15, 2022 22:08 - 1 hour - 57.3 MB

On today’s episode of Rumble, Michael talks with Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin — award-winning author, law professor, Executive Committee Member of the ACLU, and tireless advocate and activist for reproductive justice — about the fate of Roe v. Wade, the relentless attacks from the GOP on our voting rights, and her extraordinary book “Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood.” ************* If you are suffering from domestic violence, or have been a victim of...

Ep. 236: Policing The Womb (feat. Dr. Michele Goodwin)

April 15, 2022 22:08 - 1 hour - 57.3 MB

On today’s episode of Rumble, Michael talks with Dr. Michele Goodwin — award-winning author, law professor, Executive Committee Member of the ACLU, and tireless advocate and activist for reproductive justice — about the fate of Roe v. Wade, the relentless attacks from the GOP on our voting rights, and her extraordinary book “Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood.” ************* If you are suffering from domestic violence, or have been a victim of sexual a...

Ep. 235: CODA and the Blow

April 07, 2022 17:52 - 36 minutes - 33.4 MB

After well more than a week to reflect on the lessons of Oscar night, Michael praises a rare movie authentically set in the working class that won Best Picture — and he gives his take on the vicious assault on Chris Rock that was followed minutes later with his assailant getting a standing ovation and an Oscar. In this episode, Michael also tells the story of the threat of violence he encountered backstage just moments after his Oscar speech in 2003. ************** Check out “Death by 786...

Ep. 234: Justice Jackson and the Putin That Is Us

March 28, 2022 02:06 - 57 minutes - 53.6 MB

It's another week of mind-dumbing drivel and tragedy, beginning with the Senate Republicans' racist mansplainin' and prop-making of the brilliant new nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court — where, in the near future, this white privileged performance art will not exist any longer. Make no mistake — that hearing wasn't a hearing. It was a dry run for the Republicans' staging of this November's midterms — running their candidates on the Q-anon agenda and honing their election-stealing plans to per...

Ep. 233: Temptations of War

March 16, 2022 06:31 - 57 minutes - 53.6 MB

It's been three weeks since Putin invaded Ukraine. Three... long... weeks. Three weeks of an endless, looping news cycle. Change the channel — same story, different pundits. But behind the horrific videos of tanks blowing up cars and dead bodies in the streets, behind the escalating, heartbreaking stories of refugees fleeing in terror and American journalists being killed, Michael senses something more sinister is at play. We, the American public, who never met a war we didn’t like, are bei...

Ep. 232: Mike's Mailbag

March 11, 2022 15:36 - 1 hour - 58 MB

This week on Rumble, Michael listens to some of the voice messages listeners have sent in over the past few months, taking on tough questions and sharing his thoughts.  ***** Watch Planet of the Humans here: https://youtu.be/Zk11vI-7czE Watch the flash mob performance of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra I talk about at the end of the episode: https://youtu.be/rwBizawuIDw ***** Music in Today’s Episode: “Telephone Line” —  Electric Light Orchestra https://youtu.be/77R1Wp6Y_5Y “Beet...

Ep 231: Empire Down

February 26, 2022 14:00 - 56 minutes - 52.1 MB

Late Wednesday night —at least, late at night here in the states — Russia launched a full-fledged assault on Ukraine. Refugees have fled the country in droves, and Putin’s army has moved in on or around nearly every major city in a matter of 36 hours. It’s a nightmare scenario. But there are those already beating the drum for the United States to “do more.” More? More of what? No, you don’t want us anywhere near this. The United States, which for the past half-century, has only made things ...

Ep. 230: Those Who Poisoned Flint Remain Free (with Jordan Chariton)

February 17, 2022 21:01 - 1 hour - 58.9 MB

Michael’s hometown of Flint, MI was poisoned for no other reason than racism and greed — and the people & banks responsible still haven't faced justice. On this week's episode, Michael welcomes back returning guest & investigative journalist Jordan Chariton to talk about his latest piece for the Guardian investigating why racketeering charges were dropped, why Governor Snyder is looking at a slap on the wrist, and what YOU can do about it. ***** Governor Gretchen Whitmer: 517-335-7858 or ...

Ep. 230: Those Who Poisoned Flint Remain Free (feat. Jordan Chariton)

February 17, 2022 21:01 - 1 hour - 58.9 MB

Michael’s hometown of Flint, MI was poisoned for no other reason than racism and greed — and the people & banks responsible still haven't faced justice. On this week's episode, Michael welcomes back returning guest & investigative journalist Jordan Chariton to talk about his latest piece for the Guardian investigating why racketeering charges were dropped, why Governor Snyder is looking at a slap on the wrist, and what YOU can do about it. ***** Governor Gretchen Whitmer: 517-335-7858 or ...

Episode 229: The Most Censored Stories of the Year (featuring the Editors of Project Censored)

February 03, 2022 14:00 - 1 hour - 60 MB

Today on Rumble, Michael talks with Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth of Project Censored, an organization who, since 1976, has each year compiled a list of stories ignored or covered up by the corporate media. They also act as advocates for journalists and those who must fight to bring us the truth. **** Learn more about Project Censored's vital work at www.projectcensored.org Buy Project Censored's "The State of the Free Press 2022" here  https://www.project-censored.org/shop/p/state-of-th...

Ep 228: Gen U: Generation Union (feat. Jaz Brisack & Casey Moore of Starbucks Workers United)

January 21, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 73.1 MB

There's a new hit item on the menu at Starbucks stores across the country: a signed union card. The workers at multiple Buffalo, NY-area Starbucks stores formed Starbucks Workers United this August, in response to dangerous COVID working conditions, unequal pay, and inadequate benefits. In less than half a year, they've managed to already unionize two Buffalo-area stores, in Elmwood and in Genesee, at a company notoriously aggressive in their anti-union tactics. This is huge, a game-changin...

Episode 227: 5G and Year Two of Joey B

January 20, 2022 02:20 - 58 minutes - 53.7 MB

It’s another one of those weeks: 5G gives you better reception but possible plane crashes, Biden trusts Trump’s Postmaster General to get us our COVID tests, and the Supreme Court blocks a federal mandate to get everyone vaccinated. Plus, the voting rights bill is on its death march. We’re at the first anniversary of Biden’s presidency. Republicans are licking their chops. Cable news has written Biden’s obituary. They’re missing one thing - the majority of Americans don’t want a Republican ...

Episode 226: "It's Still January 6th" (with Rep. Dan Kildee D-MI)

January 05, 2022 19:05 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

A year ago tomorrow, outgoing President Donald Trump gave an hour-long speech to a large crowd of his most ardent and agitated supporters, encouraging them to march down Pennsylvania Ave. to the Capitol and demand Congress "Stop the Steal" -- the "steal" in this case being the Congressional ratification of an election he lost fair and square, and an integral part of the peaceful transition of power. What followed was a violent attempted coup of the United States, one in which an essentially ...

Ep. 225: Omicron Under The Christmas Tree (w/ Dr. Peter Hotez)

December 24, 2021 02:48 - 54 minutes - 50.5 MB

Just in time for the holidays, Mother Nature has given us her biggest pandemic surprise yet. Yes folks, Omicron is everywhere – and that includes right under your Christmas tree, as you get ready to gather with your grandparents and your unvaccinated baby nieces or nephews. To help you navigate the holidays, know a little more about how to stay safe while living with Omicron, and about what can be done in the fight for vaccine equality across the world, we're joined by returning Rumble guest...

Ep. 224: Econ 101 with Robert Reich

December 17, 2021 04:00 - 53 minutes - 49.6 MB

With the end of the year approaching & reports about inflation dominating the nightly news, Americans are anxious about what this means for them. Former US Secretary of Labor and progressive activist Robert Reich, however, thinks this is a major misdiagnosis: the problem isn’t inflation, but a lack of competition to stop big, monolithic corporations from jacking up prices. Robert joins Mike on the show today to talk about who is really responsible for your gas and milk prices skyrocketing, a...

Ep. 223: High Noon for Senator Murphy

December 09, 2021 05:24 - 42 minutes - 39.4 MB

On the day of the school shooting at Oxford High School last week, Senator Chris Murphy delivered a passionate speech on the Senate floor tying together the dishonest “sanctity of life” rhetoric from conservatives and the culture of guns, violence and death that is plaguing America. Senator Murphy has been a leading voice when it comes to gun violence in America ever since the Sandy Hook massacre on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. He joins Mike to discuss how America’s founding vi...

Ep. 222: The Stench (w/ Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Et al.)

December 02, 2021 06:27 - 2 hours - 129 MB

Today was a chillingly, historically, bad day for women's rights in the United States of America. The right-wing, reactionary Supreme Court heard stunning oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case intended deal a death blow to Roe v. Wade and make abortion in America essentially illegal. But in listening to the arguments and to the mind-altering questions of the six conservative justices, you can hear far more than the death knell of Roe. After 50 yea...

Ep. 222: The Stench (w/ Justice Sonia Sotomayor, et al.)

December 02, 2021 06:27 - 2 hours - 129 MB

Today was a chillingly, historically, bad day for women's rights in the United States of America. The right-wing, reactionary Supreme Court heard stunning oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case intended deal a death blow to Roe v. Wade and make abortion in America essentially illegal. But in listening to the arguments and to the mind-altering questions of the six conservative justices, you can hear far more than the death knell of Roe. After 50 yea...

Ep. 221: Michael Moore's Thanksgiving Survival Guide

November 24, 2021 05:20 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

This episode is dedicated to answering all of your questions and giving you all of the advice you'll need to survive Thanksgiving dinner with your conservative brother-in-law Bob and Aunt Qanon Karen. Last week, Mike solicited your questions that you know you'll be dealing with from your right-wing family members. From climate change to vaccines to BLM to dozens of other common questions, Mike is joined by Rumble Executive Producer Basel Hamdan to prepare you for a peaceful, healthy and happ...

Ep. 220: An Inflated Sense of Inflation (w/ Stephanie Kelton)

November 18, 2021 05:19 - 1 hour - 64.4 MB

To help us untangle the lies around inflation panic, the so-called “labor shortage,” and Build Back Better, Mike is joined by Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Stony Brook University, Stephanie Kelton. They also discuss why it is foolish for Democrats to place the fate of their agenda in the hands of the Congressional Budget Office, and what’s really going on with the economy, as capitalists attempt to keep a pool of workers chronically unemployed and underemployed and desperate fo...

Ep. 219: Stuck In The Middle (w/ Samuel Moyn)

November 11, 2021 06:23 - 48 minutes - 44.6 MB

Mike is joined by Yale History and Law Professor Samuel Moyn to discuss his recent op-ed titled, “If Democrats Return To Centrism, They Are Doomed To Lose Against Trump.” They discuss the Democrats passing the physical infrastructure bill, but failing to, as promised, simultaneously pass the much-needed and politically popular human infrastructure bill, plus the decision by 6 Squad members to courageously stick to their word and only vote on both bills together. They also discuss the neveren...

Ep. 218: You '22

November 04, 2021 03:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

If you’ve been following the recent political machinations out of D.C. or in any state, you’ve probably wondered at some point: “how did THAT guy get elected to public office?!” Sadly, the bar is really low. The good news is that there are hundreds of new, first-time, working class, and diverse candidates who have decided to raise their hands, take the plunge and run for office locally in the past 5 years. And there are some outstanding groups working to recruit, guide and help these new ca...

Ep. 217: How “Moderates” Are Killing America (w/ David Sirota)

October 28, 2021 04:45 - 1 hour - 68.2 MB

After the promise of major legislation that would rival the impact of FDR’s New Deal, Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda has been sucked dry by corporate America and their pawns in the Senate. Instead of massive new programs to help children, parents, students, the elderly and all us by dealing with the climate crisis, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema appear to have brought the $3.5 trillion bill down to some crumbs. And rather than having it all paid for by taxing the wealthy, they may be p...

Ep. 216: Pass The Damn Bill! (w/ Rep. Ro Khanna)

October 22, 2021 02:37 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

For the past few weeks, conservative, corporatist Democrats in Congress have been chipping away at what Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have teamed up to create -- a massive $3.5 trillion investment in the American people. The negotiations on this legislation are ongoing and Mike is joined by a member of Congress fighting to keep the bill as robust and helpful to the majority of Americans as possible, Rep. Ro Khanna of California. Mike and Rep. Khanna discuss what’s in the damn bill, what liste...

Ep. 215: Kafka in America. It Can’t Happen Here? (w/ Steven Donziger)

October 14, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 56.3 MB

Steven Donziger has spent the last 800 days under house arrest with a government tracking device around his ankle. His crime? Well, Donziger is the lawyer who successfully sued the oil giant Chevron on behalf of the people of Ecuador for deliberately discharging 16 billion gallons of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon between 1964 and 1992. Donziger and his colleagues succeeded and won a $9.5 billion judgment on behalf of the indigenous and poor communities of Ecuador in 2011. Chevron ha...

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