9 episodes

Want to know why there is very little coverage of working class issues?Or why the media is generally pro-war?Want to know why we never hear about the ruling class?Maybe it's the fact that just a handful of multinational corporations control 90% of the media in America. 
I created this podcast to hold in-depth conversations about topics not usually covered by the mainstream media, including oligarchy, the class divide, corporate consolidation of the media, the healthcare crisis, the growing labor movement, the military-industrial complex, the failed bipartisan foreign policy consensus and more.

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Want to know why there is very little coverage of working class issues?Or why the media is generally pro-war?Want to know why we never hear about the ruling class?Maybe it's the fact that just a handful of multinational corporations control 90% of the media in America. 
I created this podcast to hold in-depth conversations about topics not usually covered by the mainstream media, including oligarchy, the class divide, corporate consolidation of the media, the healthcare crisis, the growing labor movement, the military-industrial complex, the failed bipartisan foreign policy consensus and more.

    Shawn Fain

    Shawn Fain

    In this episode, I am joined by someone who I greatly admire. He’s not the flashiest leader. He doesn't make headlines every day, but in my opinion, he is a modern-day hero, and one of the brightest leaders in the labor movement. His name is Shawn Fain and he is the President of the United Auto Workers. The UAW, under Shawn’s leadership, recently secured a historic contract with huge pay and benefit increases for workers at the Big Three automakers–GM, Ford and Stellantis. But ...

    • 38 min
    Naomi Klein

    Naomi Klein

    In this episode, I talk to Naomi Klein, a professor, author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her criticism of the climate crisis, uber-capitalism and war, and for books like the Shock Doctrine, No Logo and most recently, Doppelganger. Naomi has also been an outspoken critic of the ongoing war in Gaza.We discuss the intersecting crises of oligarchy, militarism and climate change, how the left can best combat right-wing extremism, and how a Donald Trump presidency would be a disaster f...

    • 46 min
    Rep. Ilhan Omar

    Rep. Ilhan Omar

    I spoke with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar about her personal story, living through war as a child, how it informed her outlook on the world and how we can create a more humane world. We also discussed our work together to make school meals universal and cancel all student debt and what keeps us up at night.

    • 39 min
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Hear my full conversation with @AOC on growing up working class in America and the experiences that shaped us.

    • 48 min
    What we can Learn from the Rest of the World

    What we can Learn from the Rest of the World

    In this episode, we talk about the war in Gaza, decades of failed foreign policy and how the U.S. compares to the rest of the world on fundamental issues.As always, if you'd like a copy of my book, you can make a contribution today — of $12 any amount you can afford —at berniesanders.com/book and we'll send it to you in the mail.

    • 33 min
    The Media Crisis

    The Media Crisis

    In episode, we look at the media. As we speak, mainstream media is increasingly controlled by a tiny handful of corporate media conglomerates—many of which are controlled by billionaires. And local journalism—the lifeblood of democracy—is an increasingly endangered species Along with The Nation journalist John Nichols, I discuss why this is and how we construct a healthy media environment not beholden to billionaires.As always, if you'd like a copy of my book, you can make a contributio...

    • 30 min

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