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The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Ron Fein, Cheri Jacobus, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance.

The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dworkinreport/support

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The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Ron Fein, Cheri Jacobus, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance.

The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dworkinreport/support

    Eve Levenson just slammed gun companies for provoking panic buying to convert COVID deaths into cash

    Eve Levenson just slammed gun companies for provoking panic buying to convert COVID deaths into cash

    Scott speaks with March For Our Lives spokesperson Eve Levenson about how we can all achieve a future with a safer America, with smarter gun laws. She's a George Washington College student who represents the national group in the halls of Congress when she's not pursuing a unique professional career and helping lead the organization that mounted America's largest-ever youth protest in 2017. Eve started with a stark admonition of the horrid behavior of the NRA and the gun sales lobby during the coronavirus crisis but left our listeners with a reason to keep being hopeful while our country fights a life or death struggle against a pandemic.

    "I think that one is that we really need to hold accountable the gun industry, which is taking advantage of this moment of crisis when people are getting killed to profit off of it," says Levenson. "You see, the NRA and other people affiliated with the gun industry are literally putting ads out there saying that 'you need a gun to keep yourself safe from the Coronavirus.' I think that the reality is that we know that the gun industry always profits off of moments like this. So we need to be holding them accountable. The other important thing is to acknowledge the fears that are leading individuals to want to go and get these guns."

    You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden here or at Barnes & Noble.

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    • 19 min
    A whistleblower just connected Trump-like retaliation to coronavirus hospital shortages

    A whistleblower just connected Trump-like retaliation to coronavirus hospital shortages

    Scott speaks with Professor Tim Bakken, a lawyer and Pentagon whistleblower who fought the system and won. His new book “The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military” recounts his personal experience exposing wrongdoing at the West Point Military Academy.

    Professor Bakken also explained to us how retaliation against whistleblowers harms us all, and why the age of retaliation is hurting our democracy in an era where the truth is under constant attack. Going beyond that, Tim makes a fascinating point about how secrecy fuels a lack of government accountability that ultimately affects our country’s biggest political decisions and connects the current hospital shortages to that secrecy.

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    • 21 min
    WeedWeek's publisher just said Democrats need to take back the Senate if they want more legal weed

    WeedWeek's publisher just said Democrats need to take back the Senate if they want more legal weed

    On today’s 420 day podcast, we’ve got Alex Halperin, a special guest from the left coast who is both the news publisher behind WeedWeek and the author of a new book “The Cannabis Dictionary.” 

    You can find Alex’s prior journalism in Slate, the Washington Post, and New Yorker, more recently he’s been writing full time about weed and brings an interesting perspective to the many questions about marijuana during the coronavirus crisis, and it's future. 

    Many states are declaring marijuana businesses to be essential during the coronavirus pandemic which is a milestone moment for the nascent industry. 

    We also discussed racial equality in the marijuana industry, political currents surrounding legalization and a whole lot more.

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    Two Princeton Professors explained the virulent roots of Trump's Republican Party

    Two Princeton Professors explained the virulent roots of Trump's Republican Party

    Scott presents an interview with Producer Grant Stern and Princeton Professors Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer, who are co-authors of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974," and explain how Trump's rise fits into decades of Republican party politics.

    Stern caught up with them at the Miami Book Fair this past December to talk about their book, and the sad state of American politics today and how we got here. Kruse and Zelizer are both political historians who used to teach a course based on this material at Princeton University where they both still teach today. This podcast traces the history of American politics, starting in 1974 and focusing on the rise of the far-right in the Republican party beginning with Ronald Reagan’s insurgency through today, they deliver the unique insights you'll usually find on MSNBC or CNN.

    You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden here or at Barnes & Noble.

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    • 24 min
    Fred Guttenberg just explained how to get through the "horrific" coronavirus plague

    Fred Guttenberg just explained how to get through the "horrific" coronavirus plague

    Scott talks with Fred Guttenberg, the Parkland dad who lost his beloved teenage daughter and redirected his life towards tireless activism with his nonprofit group Orange Ribbons for Jamie. Fred also recorded a public service announcement recently for The Masks Now Coalition (text masks to 50409) and shared his thoughts on the coronavirus crisis from the perspective of someone who has coped with multiple family tragedies, which ultimately propelled him towards activism. Our wide-ranging conversation touched on newsmaking events in Congress and what's going on in the drive for gun reforms. Fred Guttenberg didn't hold anything back in this interview.

    You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden here or at Barnes & Noble.

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    • 28 min
    Lupus patient says it appears "Trump is selling drugs to fund his presidential campaign"

    Lupus patient says it appears "Trump is selling drugs to fund his presidential campaign"

    Scott speaks with patient advocate Peter Morley, who is a lupus patient taking the drug that Donald Trump is selling to the public at large as a coronavirus medication without any scientific data whatsoever, for which he was recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine. Morley is literally fighting for his own survival now that the bully pulpit is being used to sell drugs to the general public. His frightening story in the dystopian America of 2020 must be heard to be believed. 

    Peter wrote an op-editorial in the New York Daily News about the importance of bolstering Social Security Insurance which he believes will be even more important after COVID19 victims suffer continuing respiratory difficulty in the wake of the lethal epidemic in America.

    You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or at Barnes & Noble.

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