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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family and the neighbors who don’t work for the NSA.

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family and the neighbors who don’t work for the NSA.

    Ep. 183: Oscar-Winning Screenwriter and "Mank" Producer Eric Roth

    Ep. 183: Oscar-Winning Screenwriter and "Mank" Producer Eric Roth

    Eric Roth is one of the most successful Hollywood screenwriters of our time. His writing credits include  “A Star Is Born," “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Good Shepherd,” “Munich,” “Ali,” “The Insider,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Postman,” and the film for which he won an Academy Award, "Forrest Gump."

    He's also written two of the most highly-anticipated films coming later this year: the science-fiction drama "Dune," and the Martin Scorcese-Leonardo DiCaprio-Robert De Niro collaboration, "Killers of The Flower Moon."

    His most recent film, MANK, is one that he produced, and it's up for an Academy Award for Best Picture (among several other nominations) at the Oscars later this month. Roth joins Michael Moore to discuss making MANK with his close collaborator and best friend, director David Fincher, how "Killers of The Flower Moon" may be "the last movie of its kind," what to expect from "Dune" when comes out, his screenwriting advice, and his guilt about making "House of Cards" which helped catapult streaming as the #1 way we watch movies now.  They also share their thoughts on the importance of preserving the theatrical experience, the closing of the ArcLight Cinerama Dome, and the future of cinema.


    Watch Oscar-Nominated MANK
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81117189

    Watch the other Oscar-nominated "Time"
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY/

    Watch "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
    https://bit.ly/3tk56cW



    Music in the episode:

    San Simeon Waltz - from MANK Original Score - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGq2plu-9xw&t=1931s

    Shallow (From A Star Is Born/Live From The Oscars) - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
    https://youtu.be/JPJjwHAIny4



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    Ep. 182: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Shut Down Michigan! Send More Vaccine! Virus Out Of Control!

    Ep. 182: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Shut Down Michigan! Send More Vaccine! Virus Out Of Control!

    The COVID-19 vaccine is out of control in Michigan. Governor Whitmer is afraid to order a shut down of the state after months of threats and attacks from the right-wing and the business community. The federal government is refusing to provide Michigan with extra supply of vaccine. And the fear is that many of the new cases are the aggressive U.K. variant. This is all preventable and will have ramifications outside of the state.

    Please call you Senators, House Members, the Michigan Governor and the White House! Tell them that Michigan businesses and schools must shut down! And more vaccine must be delivered to the state! Help us!



    Call your Senators and House Member:

    202-224-3121

    202-225-3121



    Contact the Michigan Governor's office:

    https://somgovweb.state.mi.us/GovRelations/ContactGovernor.aspx



    Contact the White House:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/




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    Ep. 181: Does Michigan Have A Death Wish? (w/ Dr. Irwin Redlener)

    Ep. 181: Does Michigan Have A Death Wish? (w/ Dr. Irwin Redlener)

    Michigan is in the middle of the worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 surge. Other Upper Midwest states are seeing an uptick in cases, as well. While it seems like there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we are at serious risk of causing more death and destruction and prolonging the lockdown due to a combination of stupidity, misinformation and poor leadership on many levels.

    Michael seeks the counsel of Dr. Irwin Redlener on why this is happening and what we must do to crush this virus for good. Dr. Redlener co-founded the Children's Health Fund in 1987, and has been a scholar, an advocate, and a monumental figure in the fight for public health, children's health and disaster preparedness for several decades.




    Further Reading:

    Virus Surge in Michigan Is a ‘Gut Punch’ to Hopes of Pandemic’s End
    https://nyti.ms/2Q64lW8

    Upper Midwest Covid-19 Surge May Signal Problems Ahead for U.S.
    https://nyti.ms/3mv16Uc

    Here’s why Michigan’s covid spike is so scary
    https://wapo.st/3t1ZMec


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    Ep. 180: The Era of 'Big Government Is Evil’ Is Over! (feat. David Dayen)

    Ep. 180: The Era of 'Big Government Is Evil’ Is Over! (feat. David Dayen)

    We appear to be entering a new political era in America where Reagan's lie that "government is the problem" and Clinton's declaration that "big government is over" is finally coming to an end. Good Riddance!

    After decades of cruel, inhumane and unjust economic policies that favored cutting government services, redistributing wealth upwards, and always prioritizing private, for-profit industry over the needs of the people, the political winds have shifted, and they are blowing heavily to the left. And Joe Biden, who has spent a political career on the wrong side of many of these issues, is now embracing the belief that big, good government that spends massive amounts of money to meet the needs of the people is how he wants to lead the country. After passing the $1.9 trillion American Recovery Bill, the next Biden initiative is a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Michael is joined by David Dayen, Executive Editor of the American Prospect, to discuss this political realignment and detail what the infrastructure plan might do for America's roads, bridges, water pipes, broadband internet, railroads, along with the postal service. They also discuss how stimulus checks and vaccine shots are raising the belief that government can and should be a positive force for good in helping peoples' lives.


    Read The American Prospect:
    https://prospect.org/

    Read David's excellent books:

    "Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power"
    https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781620975411

    "Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud"
    https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781620973509

    Watch the Oscar-nominated film Michael mentioned:
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81045007


    Music in the episode:
    "The House That Jack Built" - Aretha Franklin
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3uK6SqdNXutPBNi6vUenpt?si=346d9a33b68c48b6

    "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4XmVobxVa6CeiWojbjCYxz?si=68a51288741047f0




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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 179: Aaron Sorkin -- "The Only Thing Better Than A Story You Don't Know Is A Story You Think You Know"

    Ep. 179: Aaron Sorkin -- "The Only Thing Better Than A Story You Don't Know Is A Story You Think You Know"

    Aaron Sorkin is one of our most celebrated and influential playwrights and screenwriters whose plays, films and television work include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, The Newsroom, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs. Before the pandemic, his stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, had turned into one of the the great Broadway shows of all time.

    His latest film, which he wrote and directed, is The Trial of the Chicago 7. It has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Sorkin’s fourth Best Screenwriter Oscar for the script. It is a powerful, timely, and entertaining film and it features an all-star cast.

    Sorkin joins Michael Moore for a wide-ranging discussion including how the West Wing was almost not made, great career advice he received from The Social Network director David Fincher, plus advice he now gives to aspiring screenwriters. Also, his thoughts on patriotism, the lack of civics in American schools, and how Donald Trump got The Trial of the Chicago 7 made. They also discuss whether To Kill A Mockingbird will return after the pandemic and Sorkin issues a public challenge to fellow playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.



    Watch the Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix:
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81043755

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    Ep. 178: Mama. And America, Too.

    Ep. 178: Mama. And America, Too.

    April 2nd, 1921, is the 100th birthday of Michael's mother, Veronica Moore. If you've ever wondered how Michael Moore turned out to be, well, Michael Moore, start with her as he reveals (mostly) all.

    The trial of the former police officer who killed George Floyd has been taking place in Minneapolis this week. The horrific footage of the life being choked out of Floyd by Derek Chauvin has been played nonstop from several angles, and we've heard Floyd's cries for his mother over and over again. We're also hearing testimony from young witnesses who stood on the curb watching the murder taking place, not knowing what they could do to help, and in the case of teenager Darnella Frazier, carefully filming the killing so the world could soon bear witness. The trial has been devastating, and Michael Moore demands of white Americans: DON’T LOOK AWAY.


    Watch the Oscar-nominated film Michael mentioned:
    "Time"
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY

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    Music in the episode:

    "In The Mood" - Glenn Miller
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5sj197xVLlMuwxgSCXYEkU?si=c31cbbee3d5f4bc9

    "Good Night, New York" - Nanci Griffith & Emmylou Harris
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyhG4cW627c




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