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Episode 29 - Don't Eat The Garlic (with Slavoj Žižek)

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  • 1.7K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:26:59

We spoke to philosopher, author, psychoanalyst, and Stalinist Slavoj Žižek about the Kardashians, AOC, Nancy Pelosi, and our shared friend Noam Chomsky. It's the best Žižek interview you'll hear this week. Order Pandemic! 2 Chronicles of a Time Lost from OR Books with the discount code "CHOMSKY" for 10% off. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 28 Promo - You Can't Sit With Us (w/ Carl Beijer)

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 07:09

Journalist and poster Carl Beijer joins the pod to discuss how careerists holding themselves out as "progressives" enable the media to paint a picture false portrait of party unity. Bejier explains how Sean McElwee fills that role, and the troll that's been frustrating McElwee's ability to hold himself out as the left whisperer. Also, Beijer explains that he's not Allen Iverson. Subscribe to Carl Beijer's newsletter here: https://www.carlbeijer.com/subscribe Find Bad Faith on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, and our RSS feed. Follow Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod) and YouTube. Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 27 - Which Side Are You On? (w/ Sara Nelson)

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  • 1.7K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:31:43

In this extremely spirited interview with International President of the Association of Flight Attendants union, Sara Nelson explains how the labor movement can empower us to make the government work for the people again. Nelson outlines how we can build and fortify unions and explains the importance of organized labor before breaking down how and why our government has failed to deliver an adequate COVID response despite labor's best efforts. Stay to the end of this refreshingly candid conversation to hear whether Nelson has *higher* political aspirations.   Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 26 Promo - Posters’ Policy Project (w/ Matt Bruenig)

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 04:27

Who better to discuss Biden's pick for OMB director, prolific poster, and "progressive" think tank president Neera Tanden than a man who founded a lefty think tank after Tanden got him fired for posting? We spoke to Matt Bruenig of The People's Policy Project this week about the sacred rite of posting, why liberals are so defensive about not being leftists, and what a think tank actually *is*. He also tells the story of how Neera Tanden got him fired from two jobs, and why she's unqualified for a job in Joe Biden's administration. Subscribe to The People's Policy Project's patreon account to support a progressive think tank that, unlike CAP, doesn't take money from the UAE, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley. https://www.patreon.com/join/peoplespolicyproject Find Bad Faith on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, and our RSS feed. Follow Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod) and YouTube. Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 21 - Ken Burns' The Civility War

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  • 1.3K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:19:30

We talk to Ben Cohen of the eponymous Ben & Jerry's and Professor Marjorie Cohn about Julian Assange's extradition hearing and his case's implications for freedom of the press. Brie reads a dispatch from the front lines of the ongoing Civil War between the progressive and corporate factions of the Democratic Party. Virgil and Brie give their initial review of Barack Obama's new biography and bet on whether Joe Biden will cancel their student loans. Sign up to watch Brie and Virgil’s live DSA Q&A Thursday 11/19 at 8 ET. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Our panelists: Ben Cohen is an activist who co-founded Ben & Jerry's. He currently divides his time between AssangeDefense.org, @DropTheMic2020, working to end qualified immunity, and eating ice cream. Professor Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and a member of the National Advisory Board of Veterans for Peace. Her website is https://marjoriecohn.com/ We Are Millions is available from OR Books. The WeAreMillions photo campaign can be found at wearemillions.org. Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 20 Promo - Bernie Sanders Lobster with Roy Wood Jr.

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 05:11

Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast We interview comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. about the future of political comedy under Biden. But first, Virgil weighs in on the names being floated for a Biden administration, and Brie explains why he reminds her of the "upside down" version of Nathan J. Robinson. Consider the Bad Faith Instagram, the Bad Faith Twitter, and even the Bad Faith YouTube.

Episode 17 - Bernie Would've Won

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  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:25:04

Virgil and Brie give the definitive left take on Election Day 2020 you won't hear on MSNBC. They address the worst bad faith efforts to pitch Joe Biden's narrow (likely) victory and his toxic impact on down ballot races as a cause for celebration, and offer some hope for progressives in this moment. They also debate the left's defeatist attitude toward third parties, and Virgil tells the story of how he came to be known as Virgil Texas.  Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast   Consider the Bad Faith Instagram, the Bad Faith Twitter, and even the Bad Faith YouTube. Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 11 - Breaking The Law

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  • 1.6K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:32:30

The Amy Coney Barrett hearings have exposed how badly the left is losing the ideological battle for the courts. Law Professor and expert on conservative legal philosophy Eric Segall exposes the flimsy pretext of the "textualist" judge, journalist and former Bernie Sanders speechwriter David Sirota makes the procedural case for how Democrats could have slowed down the Barrett nomination, and Current Affairs co-founder and editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson shares what he learned from a deep dive into ACB's judicial record. The panel discusses Barrett hearing highlights, court packing strategies, and how to get Democrats to care about the judicial appointments between election cycles. At the top, Brie and Virgil assess the public response to their debate with Noam Chomsky. A debate which, of course, they won. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to support our work and instantly unlock our full premium episode library, including this week's interview with Noam Chomsky: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast   Consider the Bad Faith Instagram and the Bad Faith Twitter as well.   Our panelists:   Nathan J. Robinson (@NathanJRobinson) is the founder and editor-in-chief of Current Affairs   Prof. Eric Segall (@espinsegall) teaches constitutional law at GSU and is the author of Supreme Myths   David Sirota (@davidsirota) was a senior advisor to Bernie 2020 and is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Daily Poster   Consider Supreme Myths, Current Affairs, Why You Should Be A Socialist, the Current Affairs Podcast, & The Daily Poster.   Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Episode 10 Promo - A Terrible Choice

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  • 1.6K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 06:02

Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In this week's full premium episode, professor Noam Chomsky drops by to encourage everyone to vote for Joe Biden in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. Virgil and Brie argue with him. Consider Noam Chomsky & Robert Pollin's latest book Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal.

Episode 8 Promo - They Can't Shoot Us All with Marianne Williamson

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  • 1.6K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 06:38

Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In this week's full premium episode, the one and only Marianne Williamson, spiritual thought leader and former 2020 Presidential candidate, joins us for a wide-ranging chat touching on the wrong turn taken by the Democratic Party, how to beat Trump, and parallels between today's moment and the 70s New Left.