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Comedian, mathematician, and family man (lives with his mom), Sammy Obeid is in the Presidential race for 2036! Join along for the ride, in this light-hearted political discourse as Sammy interviews politicians, activists, and other world-changing luminaries.
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Kamau Right Now!

W. Kamau Bell & KALW

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W. Kamau Bell and KALW have teamed up to create KAMAU RIGHT NOW! a live radio and social media event that transforms the political and cultural conversation of the moment into what Kamau calls “a three-ring circus of relevance.”
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In the 'greatest democracy on Earth', the right to protest is being deeply criminalized. Journalist Adam Federman joins Francesca to explain the repressive collusion between private industry, the FBI and local law enforcement and the through-line from Keystone XL to Palestine movements. Then, comedian Kate Willet discusses some bad polling for Bide…
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Barron is barely legal and the RNC has already decided to use him as a delegate.* That's more attention than his father has paid to him in months! Then, TikTok users outdo themselves with a new "Digital Guillotine" or Digitine that blocks celebrities who have not spoken out against genocide. God I love Gen Z. Then GOP representatives have the funni…
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Forget the genocide itself and focus on the genocide's public image. Was its Met Gala outfit a bit over the top or was it just right? Cody Johnston of Some More News joins Francesca to talk about Anthony Blinken and Mitt Romney's wartime consensus, the ceasefire that will never be, the mainstream media's spinning itself into irrelevance, and Stormy…
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How do the student protest movements against US-sponsored genocide in Gaza mirror the anti-Vietnam war movement? How have things changed in 50 years and how has the empire gotten more fragile and more violent? Max Elbaum, lifelong radical and author joins Francesca for an hour-long discussion. Read Max's latest piece: What Can We Learn From Aaron B…
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President Biden and leading Democrats join with Republicans in criminalizing student Palestine protests, as Sen. Tom Cotton tries to make "little Gazas" happen. Comedian and actor Anthony Atamanuik joins Francesca to bitch about bad faith antisemitism claims and the conflation of Israel with Judaism. Then Max from UNFTR podcast joins to talk about …
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Francesca airs some righteous grievances about student protesters being demonized by their own universities, the police and the political establishment. Plus, the student who says she was "stabbed" in the eye has a history of fabricating victimhood stories. Finally South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has a new book out where she describes killing a d…
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Google arrests and fires its workers for protesting their contracts with the IDF, while elite universities work with cops to arrest and suspend protesters demanding divestment. It's a regular police state fuckery from coast to coast. Former Google employee and activist with the No Tech For Apartheid Campaign Mohammad Khatami joins Francesca to talk…
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Rep. Ro Khanna of California wants to be the future of the Democratic Party. But do his policies and votes speak to the base? Francesca asks the Rep. about his vote to condemn the slogan "from the river to the sea Palestine will be free", his worrying support for Prime Minister Modi of India, and what his vision of "progressive capitalism" would lo…
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Remember when Republicans were going to "IMEACH BIDEN"? Whatever happened to that? Sam Seder of The Majority Report joins to explain the indicted informant, the 1023, and the absence of evidence not being evidence of absence or whatever Rumsfeld used to say. Then, Iran's strike on Israel has us all wondering if we're on the brink of WW3 and whether…
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The rich coalesce around their bronzed boy in November, out of fear they would pay a cent more in taxes, despite having more money than God. Francesca breaks down just how and why the tax code is so skewed in billionaires' favor in an edition of "Class War." And comedian DeAnne Smith joins to talk about AI genocide and the attacks on DEI. Then jour…
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Biden is feeling the heat after Gaza aid workers targeted, Trump is losing weight but not in his ego, Roseanne Barr is a wine-drunk QAnon grandma, and Francesca's best attempt at a Joe Biden impression. Think animatronic squirrel. Frantastic Fridays on The Bitchuation Room are free to watch. To see more bonus content and get access to the Wednesday…
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Israel's war crimes threaten to drag the U.S. into a hot wars in the Middle East, while a TikTok ban sparks a tech Cold War with China. Journalist and author Jacob Silverman joins Francesca to explain why a TikTok forced sale misses the mark on data safety while putting us on a path to a hostile future with China. Add to that the fact that a right-…
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An AI robot gropes a female reporter, why Sacha Baron Cohen sucks,another State Dept official resigns over Gaza and P. Diddy has no good songs/is a sex trafficker probably. he Wednesday Bonus show is free to watch and listen to. Become a patron to get access to ad-free Friday bonus shows, 20% off merch, 60% off the American Prospect Magazine and mu…
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Why is Biden moving to the right on border policy? Author of Abolish ICE, Natasha Elena Uhlmann joins Francesca to discuss how Biden has continued Trump's draconian border policies and the latest bipartisan bill which she calls a "white supremacist wishlist" that effectively eliminates asylum. Then, comedian Brandie Posey is back to talk Trump gett…
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Biden has been nibbling away at corporate greed ever so gingerly, but we rarely hear about it. That's why David Dayen of The American Prospect joins to wonk-splain how things are going with Bidenomics and what is at stake fiscally in November. But before that, Wajahat Ali joins Francesca to talk about the suspiciously timely TikTok ban the house ju…
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One of the most effective ways to resist Israel’s crimes is through Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS. Activist and artist Samir Eskanda joins Francesca to explain how campaigns to economically and culturally isolate Israel are winning. Then comedian Mohanad Elsheiky talks Gaza while on the precipice of a ground invasion of Rafah. Biden says…
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As South Asians rise to prominence on both sides of the aisle, The Nation columnist Jeet Heer explains the "Desi divide". For every Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, there's a Pramila Jayapal and a Ro Khanna. And how is Hindu nationalism abroad impacting the diaspora at home? Francesca and Jeet dig in. Plus, the Biden administration is embracing cea…
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Are you as precious as a frozen embryo? Alabama's Supreme Court has ruled that fertilized eggs as a result of IVF are children (!) and Republicans are scrambling to do damage control for their dystopian playbook coming true. Moji Alawode-El of Abortion Access Front joins Francesca to discuss. And Lance of The Serfs TV talks transphobe Chaia Raichik…
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Trump is fined $363 million and responds by releasing gold sneakers. Comedian Brooke Van Poppelen joins Francesca to discuss the Trump Lifestyle Brand, Nancy Pelosi's callous Gaza comments, and Ron DeSantis making some edits to his book ban. Then political reporter Dave Weigel on Nikki Haley staying in the race and the call for Biden to step aside.…
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Too much fun in this LIVE episode of the pod in San Francisco. We play press secretary, discuss Trump's cabinet recruitment strategy and look at why Uganda was the lone holdout in the ICJ's ruling on Israel's ongoing genocide. Joined by Emma Vigeland of The Majority Report, Miles Gray of The Daily Zeitgeist, and comedian Nato Green, Francesca bring…
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Nobody wants to play Israel's sick games. Nobody except perhaps Joe Biden. As the southernmost city of Gaza, Rafah, is targeted by the IDF it is very clear that Israel never had any intention of rescuing hostages. Instead it was always about ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in Gaza. Matt Lieb, host of the Bad Hasbara podcast and faithful husban…
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*TO GET FULL AUDIO/VIDEO EPISODE BECOME A PATRON! * Too much fun in this LIVE episode of the pod in San Francisco. We play press secretary, discuss Trump's cabinet recruitment strategy and look at why Uganda was the lone holdout in the ICJ's ruling on Israel's ongoing genocide. Joined by Emma Vigeland of The Majority Report, Miles Gray of The Daily…
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Imagine being a Palestinian-American inside the Biden Administration right now. Tariq Habash was working at the Department of Education, but after months of the assault on Gaza, decided to resign in protest. He joined Francesca to talk about why he left and what he was able to accomplish as part of the DoE. Plus, pundit and podcaster Jordan Uhl joi…
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Why is Biden not even on the ballot in many states? And how do party leaders rig the primaries for their frontrunners? Tom Bonier of TargetSmart polling firm is back on the pod to answer these questions and take stock of the election 10 months out (!) Plus, comedian Yamaneika Saunders dives into the deflation of DeSantis, Moms for Liberty getting o…
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Six years ago four progressive women of color broke into Congress with the wind of the people at their backs. But what have been the lessons of the growing Squad? Ryan Grim, author of the new book "The Squad: AOC and the Hope of a Political Revolution", joins Francesca to discuss how corporate and foreign lobbies have tried to tank the progressive …
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