Best Democracy podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
 
Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
 
Democracy Now! is a daily independent award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
 
A daily radio and TV program on over 750 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S., offered in high-resolution video via BitTorrent.
 
Economic Update is a weekly nationally syndicated radio program produced by Democracy at Work and hosted by Richard D. Wolff. The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.
 
This Week in Dystopia: The Promise & Perils of Democracy is a new podcast hosted by Christopher Robichaud, Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer. A podcast of politics, theory, and pop culture, This Week in Dystopia, brings commentary from the halls of Harvard to everyone's headphones. In each episode, Robichaud, Harvard faculty, and other guests discuss core challenges to U.S. democracy without the constant hair pulling and complaining that colors most discussions about the state of our de ...
 
Local and state news from a progressive viewpoint. Airing live on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 out of 107.7 FM WVEW LP Brattleboro, a community radio station or online at wvew.org
 
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The Argument
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The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.
 
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TALKING POLITICS
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Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLIT ...
 
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The View Up Here
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Let's talk about Canadian politics. Not the spin, not the talking points, not the partisan bluster. Let's talk about the reality of this "democracy"
 
State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.
 
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The Truth
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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
All free!! All educational. All entertaining. All professionally recorded. Choose from many different topics from the most talented Conservatives around the world. Join us for author interviews, new conservative books, audio book excerpts, debating Leftists, lectures, humor, documentaries and much more. If you like our podcast please submit a high rating and comments on Itunes. Don't let the Lefties drag down our rating.
 
Taking a non-Left/Right perspetive on the issues facing the American constituent. Political, Social, Legislative and Economical, problems that tie all of us together.
 
Information Blog
 
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but they were also used very effectively in economic blockades. They were positioned primarily to obstruct the conveyance of fuel, food and other essential supplies which the enemy needed to sustain the war effort. In the Diary of a U Boat Commander, the author, Stephen King-Hall draws upon his vast per ...
 
Join our fight to end the corruption of our democracy
 
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Thinking Allowed
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New research on how society works
 
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Analysis
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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of ...
 
Silicon Valley’s most revered journalist hosts candid interviews with tech execs, politicians, celebrities and more about their big ideas and how they’re changing our world. Tune in every week for enlightening conversations with people like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and many more. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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Extremely Offline
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It's time to admit it: when we argue online, we’re not actually trying to persuade anyone. We’re not even trying to ‘win’ a debate. We’re trying to “dunk” on our rivals, “own” our political enemies. We’re just performing for our followers, who are usually people who share our politics, our attitudes, and our biases. That kind of discourse might be entertaining, but it doesn’t get us anywhere. We don’t learn from each other or about each other. We don’t sharpen the arguments we make for our f ...
 
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When America faced its ultimate crisis, the second civil war, a leader emerged that unified the fractured country. However, in order to reunite all the warring states, he had to restructure the government and restore order. In doing so, the country changed from a democracy to a monarchy. Reluctantly, General Asilas Roman became America's first king. This is the story of King Asilas, an American patriot who became the center of the country's most definitive time in history and the people he t ...
 
Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates. Bruce Carlson applies as much historical context as possible to politics and while he's at it, tells a few stories.
 
Why are teens shoplifting makeup and posting their hauls to Tumblr? How can a blind man run a marathon through the desert with just an iPhone? And what happens to your social media profiles after you die? Week on week we answer questions just like these on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
 
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Sunday Forum
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Walter Smith Jr and guests celebrate and analyze issues of diversity, inclusion and democracy in this unique magazine format call-in show.
 
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Earthwise
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Every Earthwise programme features a discussion on conservation, environment or peace with justice. The interview might be with a local Cantabrian, with someone in a different part of the country, or a distinguished person from overseas.Broadcast on the first and third Monday evening at 9pm repeated the following Wednesday at 9:30am.The choice of topics varies considerably. Earthwise hopes that people who are especially interested in conservation will also find peace with justice issues inte ...
 
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Pod Save America
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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
 
Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the ...
 
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
 
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Fareed Zakaria GPS
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Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation--CFRU 93.3FM---Rachel Elliott
 
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Athletico Mince
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Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson's podcast - brass hands, blue drink and more. It's not really about football, d'you know what I mean?
 
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
 
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In Our Time: History
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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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To the Point
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A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The...
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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Rationally Speaking
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Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding pl ...
 
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The Forum
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Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
 
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Al Jazeera World
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A weekly showcase of one-hour documentary films from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
Award Winning Long-Form Interviews, Entertaining Daily Politics and Smart Analysis.
 
This is Lawfare's series of audio podcasts.
 
Live from Denver, Colorado Eddie Jason & Chris is a weekly podcast delivering current events, hot topics and interviews with musicians and newsmakers. You never know what you'll get with EJC, but we can not confidently assure you that it will be entertaining. Get a weekly dose of EJC and subscribe now and leave a review! Join the show live on idobi Radio every Monday night at 8pm ET. www.idobi.com www.ejcshow.com www.facebook.com/EJCshow @EJCshow on Twitter
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
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Up First
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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
 
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The Real Story
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Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
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When Aldi arrived in Britain, Tesco and Sainsbury’s were sure they had nothing to worry about. Three decades later, they know better • Read the text version here. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod
 
Glenn Beck - Venezuela, in the heart of darkness, Censorship is Only Getting Worse? Hate Crime Hoaxes? And CPAC 2019 - Deficit Hawks: Tackle the Debt Before it Tackles You. The Glenn Beck Program Guests: Jeff Giesea & Dr. Will Reilly - Venezuela, in the heart of darkness? - Censorship is Only Getting Worse? (w/ Jeff Giesea) - Hate Crime Hoaxes? ...…
 
New Zealand's prime minister has vowed to tighten gun laws in response to the deadly attacks at two mosques last week. Will she face any opposition? Also, an investigation finds that the Federal Aviation Administration pushed Boeing to conduct some of its own safety assessments. What role could that have played in two recent plane crashes? Plus ...…
 
Vox senior politics reporter, Jane Coaston speaks to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at South by Southwest about climate change, his 2020 candidacy, why it's time to eliminate the filibuster, and the Green New Deal. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please ...…
 
Lois and Martin chat to Binoy Kampmark about how Australia treats migrants.
 
To celebrate 60 years of Barbie, Jordan Erica Webber looks back at some of the key moments in the history of the world-famous doll, and examines how Barbie became a representative of the tech world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
 
Democracy Now! is a daily independent award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
 
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest 2019. In this episode: America's newfound appetite for tech regulation; why Vestager doesn't agree with Elizabeth Warren's "break them up" pitch; how Vestager assesses her tenure; why Big Tech is like pesti ...…
 
On GPS, Fareed is joined by an all-star panel to discuss the terror attack in New Zealand and the fallout from this week's votes in British parliament on Brexit. Also, Ukraine's upcoming election is already the victim of meddling - what can the US learn? Finally, actor Dev Patel on his new film "Hotel Mumbai" about that city's devastating 2008 ...…
 
Walter Smith Jr and guests celebrate and analyze issues of diversity, inclusion and democracy in this unique magazine format call-in show.
 
Walter Smith Jr and guests celebrate and analyze issues of diversity, inclusion and democracy in this unique magazine format call-in show.
 
They're not quite here yet, but Uber and others are working on them and have set some bullish timelines. Flying taxis promise to ease traffic on the ground, but some worry they'll boost inequality.
 
Christian Answers to Atheist Questions. ACU Sunday Series. The Slaughter of the Canaanites Atheist Objections to Christianity A God Who's Jealous? Why Jesus Among Other Gods? “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” ― Blaise Pascal Do You Think Homosexuality Is W ...…
 
Most of us think of the European Enlightenment as a historical period during which society cast off the shackles of mythic thinking. Today, mythic thinking is alive and well in the era of neo-liberal capitalism - at least that's according to the analysis of critical theory, a mode of philosophy deeply rooted in the dynamics of history. Critical ...…
 
Asilas threatens Capone's captors by kidnapping the families of high ranking Indian officials and beginning a countdown to torch them alive. The American Navy runs into some unexpected drama off the coast of India and Asilas is forced to dispatch a team of Spartans, which throws off his plans. Lord Shelley goes to Australia to negotiate terms f ...…
 
Browder shares what it's like to live 'rent-free in Putin's head' and how the Magnitsky Act became a 'viral phenomenon'.The turmoil of post-Soviet Russia in the 1990s saw a handful of business people grow rich, while the country itself grew poor.Into the mix of chaotic capitalism and Wild West opportunity stepped a young Stanford business gradu ...…
 
We mourn with the Muslim community in New Zealand and around the world in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attacks committed there this week. This week’s show begins with a brief meditation from Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline. In the middle of growing division, this week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly r ...…
 
About 40 million people in the U.S. are family caregivers. One in four is a millennial, which presents tensions for a generation still making its way into the world.
 
Hundreds of thousands of students in over 100 countries went on a “school strike for climate” demanding immediate, urgent action to curb global warming. When New York City students rallied outside City Hall, Democracy Now! was there and spoke to some of the attendees. Today’s mass protests were sparked by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Gr ...…
 
Hundreds of thousands of students in over 100 countries went on a “school strike for climate” demanding immediate, urgent action to curb global warming. When New York City students rallied outside City Hall, Democracy Now! was there and spoke to some of the attendees. Today’s mass protests were sparked by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Gr ...…
 
Ann Coulter’s War on Trump This ACU Show consists of 6 Selections- Ann Coulter on The Mark Simone Show (3/13/2019) Ann Coulter Article- Trump by the Numbers Ann Coulter on The "IMMIGRATION" and Black Folks Ann Coulter on Rand Paul Voting Against Trump's National Emergency How ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Amnesty Could Destroy American Liberty The North ...…
 
Amy Klobuchar, the senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota who is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential race, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest. In this episode: The infamous comb incident; why Klobuchar thinks she can win; big pharma and big tech; why Klobuchar is aim ...…
 
Bill Browder, human rights campaigner and foe of Vladimir Putin, seems to get arrested whenever he travels abroad as a result of red notices and diffusion orders issued by Putin through the Interpol police organization. These incidents have highlighted the abuse of Interpol by authoritarian governments, and they raise a really important questio ...…
 
Digby (Heather Parton) (@digby56) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us. On today's show: Donny Deutsch says he'd vote for Trump over Sanders. Digby (@digby56) joins us to break down the news. The horrific mosque shooting in Christchurch, NZ. Trump's fashy boast of military and police support. More 2020 analysis: Beto's lack of prog ...…
 
A bad week for Boeing. Beto joins the race for the White House. And a bribery scandal hits some of the nation's elite colleges. Around the world, America withdraws its diplomatic staff from Venezuela. Wonder Woman calls out Israel's Prime Minister. And the Brits prepare to check out of the EU anytime they like — but can they ever leave? Want to ...…
 
There have never been as many cities across the world as there are right now, nor with such high populations. Yet urban loneliness is a virtual pandemic, and one with huge social, medical and financial consequences. Why are cities the new capitals of isolation?
 
After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to human health – and to culture itself Read the text version here. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod
 
Democracy Now! 2019-03-15 Friday Headlines for March 15, 2019 White Supremacist Kills 49 Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic Hate Crimes Rise Globally Anand Giridharadas: College Bribery Scandal Highlights How America Is Rigged for Wealthy & Powerful Journalist's Struggle to Find Bone Marrow Match Exposes Racial Disparity in Nation ...…
 
Democracy Now! 2019-03-15 Friday Headlines for March 15, 2019 White Supremacist Kills 49 Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic Hate Crimes Rise Globally Anand Giridharadas: College Bribery Scandal Highlights How America Is Rigged for Wealthy & Powerful Journalist's Struggle to Find Bone Marrow Match Exposes Racial Disparity in Nation ...…
 
Headlines for March 15, 2019; White Supremacist Kills 49 Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic Hate Crimes Rise Globally; Anand Giridharadas: College Bribery Scandal Highlights How America Is Rigged for Wealthy & Powerful; Journalist's Struggle to Find Bone Marrow Match Exposes Racial Disparity in National Registry…
 
An extended conversation with Danielle Sered, executive director of Common Justice, a Brooklyn-based organization that offers alternatives to incarceration for people charged with violent felonies. She says that ending mass incarceration will require a radical change in the way our society approaches violence. Her new book is titled “Until We R ...…
 
An extended conversation with Danielle Sered, executive director of Common Justice, a Brooklyn-based organization that offers alternatives to incarceration for people charged with violent felonies. She says that ending mass incarceration will require a radical change in the way our society approaches violence. Her new book is titled “Until We R ...…
 
Extended web-only conversation with Anand Giridharadas about his book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.”
 
Extended web-only conversation with Anand Giridharadas about his book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.”
 
CPAC 2019 - Judge Jeanine Pirro, Mark Levin, The Gathering China Storm, and Murderous Baby Killing Left. This ACU Show consists of 4 selections from CPAC 2019. Judge Jeanine Pirro A Conversation with Mark Levin and Julie Strauss Levin The Gathering Storm: Would We Still Ignore Churchill's Warning Today? Left for Dead: Are There No Limits to the ...…
 
Mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand have left at least 49 people dead. Also, a judge has ruled that families of those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary can sue a gun manufacturer. And, which Republican senators broke with the president to vote against his national emergency declaration?…
 
The number of undocumented migrants captured at the US Mexico border has reached a decade-long high, with the government predicting that the number will continue to rise. President Trump says the situation at the border is a national emergency. So, is he right? Ritula Shah is joined by three expert guests to discuss what’s going on at America’s ...…
 
[caption id="attachment_308859" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Source: www.democracynow.org[/caption] White Supremacist Kills 49 Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic Hate Crimes Rise Globally; Anand Giridharadas: College Bribery Scandal Highlights How America is Rigged for Wealthy & Powerful; Journalist’s Struggle to Find Bone Mar ...…
 
Following on from Intelligence Squared’s acclaimed events on great speeches and poetry, when Carey Mulligan, Simon Russell Beale, Helena Bonham Carter and other stars took to our stage, we now present Letters That Changed The World, based on award-winning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore’s new book Written in History: Letters that Changed the W ...…
 
Jose Eduardo was separated from his daughter Yaimy after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border last spring. He was deported, but his daughter remained in U.S. custody. Now, he has returned to find her.
 
Nancy Pelosi throws cold water on the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, Paul Manafort had a very bad Wednesday, Beto O’Rourke launches his presidential campaign, and Peter Hamby warns Democrats not to run their campaigns via Twitter. Then Senator Sherrod Brown talks to Jon about his decision not to run, the dignity of work, the Senate’s dysfunct ...…
 
Tracee Ellis Ross is on a mission to change Hollywood. She's a co-founder of Time's Up — fighting discrimination, sexual harassment and assault of women. Now, that focus is broadening to the healthcare industry. We discussed Time's Up Healthcare with two of its most vocal advocates: Ellis Ross and her aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee. Want to support ...…
 
Joining Michael Brooks on today's show is Liz Franczak to discuss her new essay in the Baffler, "The Century of Spin," and the origins of neoliberal sociopolitical culture. Liz Franczak recounts the story of Edward Bernays, who “pioneered the field of modern public relations after serving under Woodrow Wilson during World War I, overseeing prop ...…
 
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