CounterSpin is the weekly radio program of FAIR, the national progressive media watch group.
Ravi Gupta on Vaccine Infrastructure, Murtaza Hussain on Trump’s War on Yemen
The coronavirus crisis highlights the urgent need to reimagine our vaccine infrastructure.
Julie Hollar on Moving Democrats to the Right, Josh Bivens on Pandemic Unemployment
Blaming the left has been the practice of elite Democrats and their media abettors for decades.
Steven Rosenfeld on Vote Counting, Rey Fuentes on Rigging the Gig Economy
Even after election 2020, corporate media fail to highlight the break between those who believe in the democratic project and those who do not.
Special Program on Trump & Immigration
In our final pre-election show, we use the lens of one issue, immigration, to look back at four years of Trump policy and of coverage.
Mitch Jones on Fracking’s Hazards, Matt Sutton on Drug War’s Victims
Corporate media prioritize the supposed "risks" to the electoral prospects of Democrats who call for banning fracking over the prospects for human civilization’s survival.
Lisa Graves on the Story Behind Amy Coney Barrett
Understanding how we got to this place requires looking behind the curtain of the "partisan tug of war" narrative corporate media present every day, to see how a powerful minority in this country manages to use public institutions to do unpopular things.
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The Scales Will Fall from Your Eyes
I first began listening to CounterSpin decades ago on my local community radio station, and soon made the commitment to follow it faithfully. This evolved to donating to FAIR and subscribing to the show on cassette and then CD. It's great to now be able to get it so simply by subscribing to the podcast. All those years have provided me a rich education concerning the shortcomings of the mainstream media and the many essential stories that they miss or distort. The last few years, CounterSpin has gone from a co-host format to just Janine Jackson at the helm, but with her consistently excellent work this is no detriment.
I like when I see a new episode pop up in my feed. Consistently good interviews.
I listened to Counterspin in 2007-2012, my local radio station played it every week. I was happy to rediscover it a couple years ago in podcast form. Janine always does such good work, it’s something that I look forward to every week.