Majority Report Recap

Every Day Is Casual Friday

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Casual Friday, June 3

Guests: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cliff Schecter, and Chris Rosen

Once again…it’s Casual Friday!

Today, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) will be joining us to kick off the show. We have Sam’s interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (@RingofFireRadio) from Ring of Fire. Chris Rosen (@42inchtv) will join us with his Weekend Movie Reviews, as Sam decides what Rosen’s punishment for recommending Hangover 2 last week.  And, finally, we have TWO Week in Review song from the one and only, Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake)!

In the Member’s Only Show it’s FREEBEE FRIDAY. Sam wants to show non-members what they are missing in the post show, so the entire hour and 45 minute show is yours! To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and support the show!

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Chris Rosen’s Movie picks:

And Chris Rosen’s penance for his “The Hangover” pick from last week is that he needs to do a book report on the first episode (which is really a TV movie) of Battlestar Galactica and give his review to Sam next week. (It’s on Netflix and the new BSG series was really excellent. Worth a try for anyone who hasn’t.)

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Thursday, June 2

Guests: Author Jeff Madrick and independent reporter Ryan Gallagher

Sam might need that chopper again today as we make room for two guests!

First we have author Jeff Madrick. He’ll be on to discuss his latest book, Age of Greed, The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970-Present.

We couldn’t get through to him yesterday (international calls are tricky, folks), but we have him today! Independent reporter, Ryan Gallagher (@rj_gallagher) joins us to talk the New Spanish Revolution.

In the Member’s Only Show Sam covers some stories he was unable to get to on the main show, talks about Beat Cops, and responds to listener phone calls and IMs. To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and get more Sam!

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Wednesday, June 1

Guest: Reporter Guy Lawson

May flew right by. Happy June, all! Sam just flew in from upstate NY on the MR helicopter to make it to the show on time.

Guy Lawson from Rolling Stone magazine joins us on the Stoner Arms Dealers, two Florida kids who armed Afghanistan.

In the Member’s Only Show Sam covers some stories he was unable to get to on the main show, talks about his call to Tom Scharpling’s “The Best Show on WFMU" (the birthplace of the Majority Report) to annoy Marc Maron, and responds to listener phone calls and IMs. 

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Casual Friday, May 27

Guests: Author Cliff Schecter and Movieline’s Chris Rosen

It’s Casual Friday!

Joining us today is Chris Rosen (@42inchtv) with his Weekend Movie Reviews and our new Friday staple, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter)! Plus we have another Week in Review song from Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake). Can he top last week?

 

In the Member’s Only Show Sam covers some stories he was unable to get to on the main show and responds to listener phone calls and IMs. To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and get more Sam!

Topics Discussed on Today’s Show:

Chris Rosen’s Movie picks:

Media From Today’s Show:

Morning BLOW on Medicare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxfQLjTkt_E

Listen to Jimmy Reefercake’s song HERE.

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Thursday, May 26

Guest: Blogger Robert Cruickshank

Happy Thursday, all!

On today’s show, we’ll be talking with Robert Cruickshank (@cruickshank) about his latest article on the Daily Kos, Why aren’t progressives as good at politics as conservatives? Robert also writes on a site called Calitics, focusing on the progressive movement in California

In the Member’s Only Show Sam covers some stories he was unable to get to on the main show and responds to listener phone calls and IMs. To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and get more Sam!

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Media From Today’s Show:

Video From Today’s Show: The Bibletution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON6RcA7CwCQ

Sam at the Glenn Beck Rally - Tea Partiers love the Constitution, but have no idea what it says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q8Y-DtjtKE

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Monday, May 23

Guest: Author Eli Pariser

This post-Rapture world ain’t so bad! To all those who stayed behind with us, we’ve got quite a show for you today.

Eli Pariser (@EliPariser), former Executive Director of MoveOn.org, joins us today to talk about his new book “The Filter Bubble.”

In the Member’s Only Show Sam covers some stories he was unable to get to on the main show and responds to listener phone calls and IMs. To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and get more Sam!

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Wednesday, May 18

It might possibly be the last Hump Day EVER, as we continue our End of the World countdown.

Sam has a ton of topics to talk about today, so be sure to listen and get all your news before the Rapture hits and it’s too late.

In the Member’s Only Show Sam covers some stories he was unable to get to on the main show and responds to listener phone calls and IMs. To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and support Sam before the Rapture!

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Tuesday, May 17

Guest: Reporter and Author Matt Taibbi

Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking AmericaHappy Tuesday. The countdown to the Rapture continues!

Today we have Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi), Political Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, on the show to talk the People vs. Goldman Sachs, reaction to NY AG Schneiderman’s investigation and more!

Full transcript of the Matt Taibbi interview here.

 

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Monday, May 16

Guest: Blogger Digby

Happy Monday! So, we’ve made it to this point. The World apparently ends at the end of this week, so we’re kicking it off with a bang!

The folks at Citizen Radio cancelled on us (preparing for the Rapture, perhaps?), but have no fear! Digby (@digby56) is joining us today to talk about the debt ceiling and what’s “On The Table.”

In the Member’s Only Show Sam responds to listener phone calls and IMs. To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and support Sam and the show!

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Thursday, May 12

Guest: Author Siva Vaidhyanathan

Thursday is here and that means Siva Vaidhyanathan (@sivavaid), author The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry), will be joining us. This should be very interesting!

And, don’t forget…. Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) will be our guest tomorrow!

In the Member’s Only Show Sam responds to listener phone calls and IMs. To get the entire Majority Report podcast including the Member’s Only Show become a member and support independent liberal media!

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Media From Today’s Show:

Lies Mike Huckabee told me…  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BKDD3BDNHg

Rand Paul and the slave healthcare system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_HVyoT2PgM