Ep. 75: We Are In A Planetary Emergency
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Michael Moore lays out the stakes of the extinction level event we are currently facing, the failures of the eco-capitalist movement and why we must change course.

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The Mother Jones Podcast
The Mother Jones Podcast
Mother Jones
Dr. Seema Yasmin Grew Up Believing Conspiracies. Now She Fights Them.
Trump is gone. But assessing the wreckage wrought by his lies has only just begun. Emerging, battered, from a year advising the former president, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the former coronavirus taskforce coordinator, both agree: Trump’s embrace of disinformation and chaos made the pandemic worse. “I think if we had had the public health messages from the top right through down to the people down in the trenches be consistent, that things might have been different,” Fauci told CBS on Sunday. On Face the Nation, Birx described working around Trump, and competing with “parallel data streams coming into the White House.” In his first press conference as President Biden’s top medical adviser, Fauci described the “liberating feeling” of letting “the science speak.” The damage done by anti-science messaging—along with self-delusion, denial, and happy talk—can’t be underestimated, says Dr. Seema Yasmin, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, epidemiologist, and author of the new book, Viral BS. It amounts to a pandemic within a pandemic. “It’s not just a pathogen that threatens our public health,” she tells MoJo’s Kiera Butler, on this week’s episode. “It’s the misinformation and disinformation about the disease, about the vaccine, about the pandemic, that can undo everything you’re trying to do in public health.” Effective communication is the “make or break”, she says. But it’s been in short supply. “Public health agencies and other establishments have not taken the information aspects seriously for many years,” she says. And so the challenge is even tougher when it comes to encouraging Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine, especially in marginalized or underserved communities. “If you interviewed six of them, you would have six different reasons—historical, cultural, religious, all of that—for being vaccine-hesitant, so we have to meet people where they are.” Yasmin lays out her playbook for tailoring messages across a wide range of groups during this live-streamed Mother Jones event, recorded earlier this month. You can also replay the full video on our YouTube page.
29 min
Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
The Recount & iHeartRadio
Kurt Andersen and Lawrence O’Donnell
Kurt Andersen and Lawrence O’Donnell first met 46 years ago as undergraduates at Harvard, forming a friendship that’s flourished alongside their careers as two of their generation’s most incisive, insightful observers of American politics and culture. Andersen made his mark in the 1980s as co-founder of the iconic Spy magazine, then went on to serve as editor-in-chief of New York magazine, host of the Peabody Award-winning radio program “Studio 360,” and best-selling novelist and non-fiction author. O’Donnell cut his teeth in Washington as staff director of the powerful Senate Finance Committee and protege to legendary New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then transitioned to the TV business — first as an Emmy Award-winning writer on “The West Wing” and currently as host of “The Last Word” on MSNBC. On this week’s Hell & High Water, Heilemann, a friend of both Andersen and O’Donnell, brings the two men together for their first-ever joint interview. They discuss the performances of Joe Biden and Amanda Gorman on inauguration day, O’Donnell’s insider’s perspective on the January 6 assault on the US Capitol, and Andersen’s “grand unified theory” of modern American life, as sketched out in his recent companion volumes, “Fantasyland” and “Evil Geniuses.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
1 hr 18 min
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
71: Michael McFaul & David Folkenflik
With Russia in upheaval, and our media not exactly sure how to cover the Biden Administration, Al and James are joined by former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul (https://twitter.com/McFaul) , and NPR’s David Folkenflik (https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik) to take a look at how both will fare after the transition to the new presidency.  Can the media keep the Biden Administration honest while respecting the American people?  And will Russia fall to the wayside on its own or will more action be necessary?  No matter how things play out, Al and James don’t think the Republican party will be much help in the foreseeable future, but there’s always hope! Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Michael McFaul Twitter (https://twitter.com/McFaul) Website (http://michaelmcfaul.com/) Author of ‘From Cold War To Hot Peace’   (https://www.amazon.com/Cold-War-Hot-Peace-America/dp/0544716248) And Many Other Books (https://michaelmcfaul.com/books) David Folkenflik Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik) NPR (https://www.npr.org/people/4459112/david-folkenflik) Author of ‘Murdoch’s World’ (https://murdochsworld.com/) Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (https://www.netflix.com/title/80168227) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: WORD FOREST  WORD FOREST IS OFFERING YOU 2500 COINS AND 500 GEMS WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD AND PLAY.  GO TO THE APPLE OR GOOGLE STORE AND SEARCH FOR WORD FOREST TO DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE TODAY. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.word.forest.android&hl=en_US&gl=US) MAGIC SPOON GO TO WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM (http://www.magicspoon.com/WARROOM) TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY! AND BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM (THAT’S ONE WORD) AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF YOUR ORDER.
1 hr 31 min
Left, Right & Center
Left, Right & Center
President Biden calls for unity. Will he get it?
America has a new president. Joe Biden called for unity in his inaugural address, but he enters office with the country facing huge challenges and with the slimmest of majorities in Congress, making it harder for him to move the agenda he wants. Can he get unity in Congress to support his agenda, or will the fate of the filibuster make or break his agenda? How much could it slow down priorities, and should Democrats just get rid of it now? Lanhee Chen says there’s a good reason for Republicans to fight for the filibuster: it’s an important and meaningful way for the party to have an impact and build messaging into the 2022 midterms. David Dayen says Democrats might need to see a big, important piece of policy — like Biden’s proposed coronavirus relief package — fail because of the filibuster in order for Democrats to support getting rid of it. On that coronavirus relief bill, moderates aren’t thrilled about everything in it. The panel discusses whether a slimmed down approach (checks and vaccine money) could be enough. And is the Biden administration really at square one, with no vaccine rollout plan they can work with? Finally: in President Biden, the United States has an internationalist leader again, and the world is watching. Do we just carry on as things were before President Trump and America First, or will there be persistent changes to our foreign relations, either because of damage that is difficult to undo or because President Trump rightly pointed out necessary departures? And as there is more bipartisan agreement about countering China, what will the Biden administration’s strategy be?
52 min
Stay Tuned with Preet
Stay Tuned with Preet
Newscraft (with Dana Bash)
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Newscraft,” Preet answers listener questions about the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump, Trump’s pardon of Steve Bannon on his way out of office, and the arrival of Doing Justice, the new free six-part podcast based on Preet’s bestselling book of the same name. (Listen to the first episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.) Then, Preet is joined by Dana Bash, the Chief Political Correspondent at CNN, to talk about the craft of cable news journalism, what it was like to cover the recent insurrection attempt, and the power players on Capitol Hill at the dawn of the Biden era.  In the Stay Tuned bonus, Preet and Bash talk about whether the business of cable news will change with Trump out of office, and her recent (unsparing) interview with incoming Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/newscraft-with-dana-bash/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, sign up to receive a link to this week’s election focused episode of CAFE Insider: cafe.com/preet  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: David Kurlander, Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 13 min
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