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Author: Briahna Joy Gray & Virgil Texas

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with Briahna Joy Gray, former National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders' Presidential campaign //

and Virgil Texas //

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15. We Can Get Together

15. We Can Get Together

2020-10-2901:21:12

Award winning filmmaker, author and activist Michael Moore weighs in on the great Noam Chomsky debate and offers his thoughts on how to end the cycle of lesser of two evilism. He also predicts the outcome of the Michigan primary, and dishes on what happened when the Biden campaign reached out to him for advice about how to win his home state. (Did they take his advice? The answer might surprise you. Or it might confirm every cynical thing you've come to believe about the Democratic Party.)   Listen through the end to hear Michael Moore cajole Virgil Texas into singing his favorite song. It's a very special musical episode.  Find Bad Faith on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, and our RSS feed. Follow Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod) and YouTube. Listen to Michael Moore's excellent podcast Rumble wherever you get your podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rumble-with-michael-moore/id1490354763 Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: https://www.patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Virgil and Brie recap the most important political event of the last week: The new Borat movie. Also, they briefly review the second and final presidential debate before attempting to unpack Biden's byzantine healthcare policy. The conversation turns into a meditation on the strategic vulnerabilities intrinsic to incrementalism, how a lack of political courage hobbled the ACA, and whether a Biden administration would learn from those mistakes. And drugs. They talk about drugs. The dynamic duo also discuss Brie's post-debate debate on Tight-Rope Podcast with Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Tricia Rose: The best conversation she's had all year that didn't involve Virgil NoMiddleName Texas. Watch Brie's full exchange on The Tightrope podcast here (at 32 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPEI_H21PxQ&t=4312s  Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).
Hot Cube

Hot Cube

2020-10-2201:33:38

Last week, platinum-selling rapper Ice Cube met with representatives from both Donald Trump and Joe Biden in an effort to raise the profile of his "Contract With Black America," -- a set of policy proposals aimed at economic uplift for Black Americans.  When Trump's team attempted to exploit the meeting in a naked bid to peel off Black voters, the internet, well, melted down.  We spoke to Cube about what really happened, why he's not a socialist, and the radical potential of the Black voter block. Cube was joined on the panel by Director of the Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at the New School Darrick Hamilton, and organizer with Black Men Build and co-founder of the Dream Defenders Philip Agnew, who offered both contrasting and complementary strategies for progress.   Brie then interviewed Cedric Humphrey -- the young Black Pennsylvania voter who, at last week's Town Hall, asked Joe Biden to address voter apathy among youths *without* using the words "ain't Black."' The first time voter offered much needed perspective on what this election looks like to people who aren't tragically #online, and what Biden is still missing. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library, including this week's interview with Andrew Yang: patreon.com/badfaithpodcast  
Brie and Virgil set the record straight on whether voting is cool. Then our heroes interview insurgent Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone (@sarahforpdx), getting her take on the city's BLM protests, decriminalization of drugs and sex work, defunding the police, homelessness, city planning, and socialism. Find more information about Sarah Iannarone at her campaign website: https://sarah2020.com/en/ Consider donating to Nithya Raman (@nithyavaraman). Find more information at her campaign website: https://www.nithyaforthecity.com/ Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library, including this week's interview with Andrew Yang: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Follow the Bad Faith Instagram, the Bad Faith Twitter, and even the Bad Faith YouTube. Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In the full premium episode, we talk to former presidential candidate Andrew Yang about DC's response to the pandemic, his advice to Pelosi to pass Trump's "skinny" COVID bill, the wisdom of funding UBI with a consumption tax. Brie pushes Yang on the likelihood that Biden will fulfill his campaign promises, and the trio talks Star Trek and the role ideology should play in political leadership. Also discussed: the power of the Yang Gang, Ice Cube's political moves, and how political pessimism caused Briahna to miss the biggest journalism scoop of 2018. Check out the Bad Faith Instagram, the Bad Faith Twitter, and even the Bad Faith YouTube, where you can find video clips of our interview with Andrew. Consider subscribing to Yang Speaks.
The Amy Coney Barrett hearings have exposed how badly the left is losing the ideological battle for the courts. Law Professor and expert on conservative legal philosophy Eric Segall exposes the flimsy pretext of the "textualist" judge, journalist and former Bernie Sanders speechwriter David Sirota makes the procedural case for how Democrats could have slowed down the Barrett nomination, and Current Affairs co-founder and editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson shares what he learned from a deep dive into ACB's judicial record. The panel discusses Barrett hearing highlights, court packing strategies, and how to get Democrats to care about the judicial appointments between election cycles. At the top, Brie and Virgil assess the public response to their debate with Noam Chomsky. A debate which, of course, they won. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library, including this week's interview with Noam Chomsky: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast   Consider the Bad Faith Instagram, the Bad Faith Twitter, and even the Bad Faith YouTube.   Our panelists:   Nathan J. Robinson (@NathanJRobinson) is the founder and editor-in-chief of Current Affairs   Prof. Eric Segall (@espinsegall) teaches constitutional law at GSU and is the author of Supreme Myths   David Sirota (@davidsirota) was a senior advisor to Bernie 2020 and is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Daily Poster   Consider Supreme Myths, Current Affairs, Why You Should Be A Socialist, the Current Affairs Podcast, & The Daily Poster.   Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In this week's full premium episode, professor Noam Chomsky drops by to encourage everyone to vote for Joe Biden in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. Virgil and Brie argue with him. Consider Noam Chomsky & Robert Pollin's latest book Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal.
It's the Vice Presidential debate! Brie and Virgil figure they could do a better job than both of the candidates. Then our full panel gets together to sort out who won, who lost, whether Pence did a misogyny, whether Harris was evasive, and why the Democratic ticket is afraid of moving to the left. Later, the panel argues about Vanessa and Liz' Trump-voting relatives. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library, including this week's interview with Marianne Williamson: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast   Our panelists:   Vanessa A. Bee (@Vanessa_ABee), editor at Current Affairs   Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig), opinion writer at The New York Times and co-host of The Bruenigs podcast   Alex Pareene (@pareene), staff writer at The New Republic   Consider subscribing to The New Republic. And Current Affairs. And The Bruenigs.   Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In this week's full premium episode, the one and only Marianne Williamson, spiritual thought leader and former 2020 Presidential candidate, joins us for a wide-ranging chat touching on the wrong turn taken by the Democratic Party, how to beat Trump, and parallels between today's moment and the 70s New Left.
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In this week's full premium episode, the one and only Marianne Williamson, spiritual thought leader and former 2020 Presidential candidate, joins us for a wide-ranging chat touching on the wrong turn taken by the Democratic Party, how to beat Trump, and parallels between today's moment and the 70s New Left.
Comedians, politicos, and a former campaign staffer weigh in with their immediate, visceral impressions of the worst presidential debate in modern history. Highlights include renowned political impressionist James Adomian and competent amateur caricaturist Virgil Texas playing out a Bernie/Trump debate to show us the world that could have been, and Trevor Beaulieu of Champagne Sharks podcast, Katie Halper of Rolling Stone's Useful Idiots podcast, and Brie having what will probably be the only substantive post-debate analysis about Biden, reparations, and the Black vote you'll hear -- despite the Democratic Party's insistence that they deeply care about "the base."    The crew hits on all the best (read worst) moments of the debate, from Trump's attack on Beau Biden, to Biden's rejection of the Green New Deal, and concludes by scoring the debate using the only metric worth considering: Merrick Garlands.   Listen, subscribe, and don't forget to rate Bad Faith Podcast five Merrick Garlands on iTunes or wherever you're listening.   Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support us and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Our panelists: James Adomian (@jadomian), writer, actor, and stand-up comic Trevor Beaulieu (@rickyrawls), host of Champagne Sharks (@champagnesharks) Katie Halper (@kthalps), host of the Katie Halper Show, co-host of Useful Idiots Rachel Oyster Kim (@oyster_kim), activist and writer All Armenia Fund https://www.himnadram.org Armenian National Committee of America http://anca.org/media-alert Zartonk Media https://zartonkmedia.com
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In the full episode, Brie attempts to address the "good" faith arguments against voting third party. What responsibility does she have, now that she has a modest platform and (marginal) influence, to support Biden? (Or to at least avoid depressing Democratic turnout by saying truthful, but unflattering, things about him?)  Virgil makes the case that no individual vote matters anyway, meaning that even swing-state third party voters shouldn't be blamed for Clinton's loss, and Brie ends up arguing against her own interests for a solid ten minutes. But all in all its proof that the left is willing to probe its own internal logic and engage in a higher level of debate than simply calling our antagonists Russian rubes. You're welcome. 
Episode 5 - Quid Pro Crow

Episode 5 - Quid Pro Crow

2020-09-2401:39:044

Brie and Virgil "debut" our theme song by Nick Diamonds (@nickfromislands) and our new segment "Good Faith, Bad Faith," featuring a hit piece on Brie from Fox News' Juan Carlos Williams and Virgil's obsession with the @IStandWithBiden Instagram account. Our panelists Dave Anthony, Wyatt Cenac, and Bridget Read talk the Emmys, Star Trek, vote shaming, and the rising tide of fascism. Brie gets heated when Wyatt calls Starfleet an imperialist military force. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support us and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Follow Bad Faith on Twitter: http://twitter.com/badfaithpod Our panelists: Dave Anthony (@daveanthony), co-host of The Dollop and The West Wing Thing Wyatt Cenac (@wyattcenac), writer, actor, comedian, and producer, creator of Yellowbellies Bridget Read, (@bridgetgillard), journalist at New York Magazine's The Cut
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In the full episode, Brie and Virgil react to the news of RBG's death and lay out the nightmare scenarios for the far-right cementing their majority on the Supreme Court. Later, panelists Barbara Smith and Matt Karp unpack Trump's war on critical race theory and try to get to the bottom of why people are mad at identity politics. Panel: Barbara Smith (@TheBarbaraSmith), longtime black feminist author and activist, one of the co-authors of the Combahee River Collective statement, which coined the term "identity politics" Matt Karp (@karpmj), professor of history at Princeton University and contributing editor at Jacobin
Will Trump stage a coup? Unlikely. But he is likely to make strategic moves that could skew ambiguous election results in his favor. The New Republic writer Osita Nwanevu, & Jacobin journalist Meagan Day join Twitch streamer Hasan Piker on his popular Twitch stream for the first ever live streamed Bad Faith panel to assess the "war game" scenarios played out by a bi-partisan group of political insiders. Are Democrats sufficiently prepared? Also, Brie and Virgil make their pitch for why they should host a presidential debate.  Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support us and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Our panelists: Meagan Day (@meaganmday), writer at Jacobin Osita Nwanevu (@ositanwanevu), writer at The New Republic  Hasan Piker (@hasanthehun), Twitch streamer at https://www.twitch.tv/hasanabi Follow Bad Faith on Twitter: http://twitter.com/badfaithpod
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast As though 2020 couldn't get any worse, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is going off the air, Pete Buttigieg has a new podcast, and there's a new Rachel Dolezal that makes the original look like Patrice Lumumba by comparison.  With the help of Struggle Session's Leslie Lee III, Brie and Virgil examine the connection between racial LARPing and identity politics, and Brie reviews Pete's first episode so you don't have to. Finally, Virgil and Leslie invent and administer a racial bonafides test, proving once and for all that Brie #AintBlack. Check out Struggle Session at http://patreon.com/strugglesession
Brie and Virgil discuss how Kamala Harris got her start as a prosecutor in this clip from our very first episode. Unlock the full episode -- with panelists Rachel Oyster Kim, Zohran Mamdani, and Sean KB from the Antifada -- now by subscribing on Patreon: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast
Episode 1 - The Story of Joe

Episode 1 - The Story of Joe

2020-09-1101:24:466

Brie and Virgil talk Biden's law and order rumblings, our panel discusses the protests in Kenosha after the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the eruption of right-wing street violence. There's jokes also. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support us and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Our panelists: Jabari Brisport (@jabaribrisport), incoming New York state senator from Brooklyn Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald), journalist and co-founder of the Intercept Malaika Jabali (@malaikajabali), writer, attorney, and activist Follow Bad Faith on Twitter: http://twitter.com/badfaithpod
Bad Faith Promo

Bad Faith Promo

2020-09-0901:09

It's the new thing you have to know about and like or dislike! Briahna was the press secretary for Bernie Sanders' Presidential campaign. Virgil was a person on the internet.
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p155g06l1n

business students take a business ethics course. its just a briefer on how to avoid getting arrested and probably now how to affirm the identity of all the trans employees you are declining or firing. also how important it is to have a starched white shirt.

Oct 16th
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foodi

what was the name of the podcast plugged at the end? K-Hole ?

Oct 15th
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Hector Soler

great job for pod

Oct 14th
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