108 episodes

Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.

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Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.

    Doctors on the Pandemic Frontlines Speak Out

    Doctors on the Pandemic Frontlines Speak Out

    On the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a dire shortage of supplies and a deadly surplus of bad information.

    • 26 min
    Many Restaurants May Never Re-Open After Coronavirus

    Many Restaurants May Never Re-Open After Coronavirus

    The coronavirus pandemic is devastating the hospitality industry. Millions of Americans are in lockdown. Events are being cancelled. The day before the release of this podcast episode, New York City's restaurants and bars have been forced to stop sit-down service. In the midst of a crisis, the worst thing that could happen to the restaurant industry has happened. This week, we talked to restaurant owners in the Chinatown in Flushing, Queens. This is a thriving immigrant community, and food-lover’s paradise, that has been turned upside down by COVID-19. For restauranteurs already operating on slim profit margins, staying open during the shutdown was already near-impossible. The question is whether they’ll be able to reopen at all. Also on the show: you share with us your stories about stepping up to help others through the crisis, and they are seriously inspirational. Tune in for all sorts of strategies, big and small, for giving your community a helping hand.

    • 21 min
    Surviving Trump’s Border Crossing is Just the Beginning. Here’s What Happens Next.

    Surviving Trump’s Border Crossing is Just the Beginning. Here’s What Happens Next.

    They’ve fled chaos before enduring harsh conditions inside US immigration detention. But the migrants who make it through to this side of the border face continuing struggles just to get by.

    • 35 min
    I’m Self-Quarantined for Coronavirus After Attending Trump's Big GOP Love-in

    I’m Self-Quarantined for Coronavirus After Attending Trump's Big GOP Love-in

    Our reporter Stephanie Mencimer is enduring self-quarantine after reporting on CPAC, the year's biggest conservative conference. She helps us trace the evolution of right-wing coronavirus denialism as the crisis unfolds.

    • 23 min
    Sci-Fi Genius William Gibson's Trump-Free Alternate Reality

    Sci-Fi Genius William Gibson's Trump-Free Alternate Reality

    The iconic novelist sat down with Mother Jones Editor-in-Chief Clara Jeffery for a live recording of the Mother Jones Podcast.

    • 27 min
    Super Tuesday Special: Biden's Big Night. Bernie's Long Fight.

    Super Tuesday Special: Biden's Big Night. Bernie's Long Fight.

    The knockdown, drag-out fight for delegates, explained.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

NH Schof ,

Love the show!

I appreciate how the host asks clear questions of her guests and then allows the guest to respond in full. On so many other talk shows, on tv and podcasts, the host repeats their questions over and over ad nauseam. Great job!

aemckean ,

Wow..

Some of these reviews here are hysterical! The snotty little woman correcting your grammar, and “Thanks Heather” are probably the funniest. For me, anyway.

You’re doing a great job. Okay, yes, now and then there will be a voice that I feel the need to skip past, or there might be too many distracting elements happening at once, but hey (nope, not hay, snotty lady) no one is perfect. So far, I’m finding really smart, interesting content that is well-organized, and well-presented.

I’m actually pretty picky, too. It doesn’t take much to annoy then lose me. That isn’t happening here. I think you’re great, MJ, and I appreciate your being around during a worldwide pandemic, where everyone is quarantined, and isolated. 😷 🤒

You have 5 stars from me. Thanks again.

scared senior ,

“We Got...”

Love podcasts but please speak like the educated professionals you all are. Language is beautiful and “ we got “ makes us all sound uneducated.
Thanks, GC Kindergarten teacher

Hey...,, we are not horses or cattle. I don’t need hey (hay) so please use better forms of courteous address. “Hello, good morning, welcome to the podcast” etc.
Language matters. GC

Please improve your grammar. Sounds unprofessional to use: “like, I mean, you know, you guys.” I am not listening because I know. Thanks,
Dr. GC

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