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We are progressives. Three friends, who each independently found strong liberal voices while growing up in one of the most conservative parts of America, united together under a single banner to provide our unique perspectives on politics and culture in a rapidly changing, increasingly confrontational conversation about the present and future challenges of this great country. #LeftIsRight
 
Vox Populi Radio is a political talk show hosted by Sean Astin. "America has entered a period of uncertainty. The truth is undervalued and anger drives public discourse. Every citizen must choose, engage or tune out. This show means to dig into the issues, respectful but unflinching and with a strong point of view. The foundation of civil discourse is listening. The key to winning with honor is decency and courage." - Sean Astin On Twitter: @seanastin -- #RaiseYourVox Facebook.com/SeanAstinP ...
 
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It's Thanksgiving. We've all been warned not to travel, but the airlines remain open, the Amtrak cafe cars keep serving food to be eaten unmasked, and Republicans are pushing for liability protection with the understanding that business as usual means some of us will die. We spoke to Dr. Steven Thrasher and Dr. Victoria Dooley about how to handle t…
 
The full audio from Thursday's live DSA Q&A. On this week's premium episode, we answer even more questions about socialism and the Mamma Mia films. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast See the full DSA Q&A Video on our YouTube channel. Join the DS…
 
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 initia…
 
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 expl…
 
Activist, entrepreneur, and rapper Killer Mike explains how Democrats can win the Senate runoff elections in his home state, charts a path forward for progressive activists, and argues that it might be time for voters to divorce the Democratic party. Brie asks Virgil to catch her up on the "coup discourse," and Virgil proves he's smarter than the i…
 
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Few people have been following 2020 politics closer than David Dayen, Executive Editor of the American Prospect and author of Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. On this week's full premium episode…
 
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 to…
 
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode: https://www.patreon.com/badfaithpodcast A Philadelphia journalist, a local city council member, & a Pittsburgh novelist unlock the mysteries of the crucial Keystone State in the last episode of Bad Faith before the end of our democracy. Also in this spooky Halloween episode, Brie &…
 
Award winning filmmaker, author and activist Michael Moore weighs in on the great Noam Chomsky debate and offers his thoughts on how to end the cycle of lesser of two evilism. He also predicts the outcome of the Presidential race, and dishes on what happened when the Biden campaign reached out to him for advice about how to win his home state. (Did…
 
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Virgil and Brie recap the most important political event of the last week: The new Borat movie. Also, they briefly review the second and final presidential debate before attempting to unpack Biden's byzantine h…
 
Last week, platinum-selling rapper Ice Cube met with representatives from both Donald Trump and Joe Biden in an effort to raise the profile of his "Contract With Black America," -- a set of policy proposals aimed at economic uplift for Black Americans. When Trump's team attempted to exploit the meeting in a naked bid to peel off Black voters, the i…
 
Brie and Virgil set the record straight on whether voting is cool. Then our heroes interview insurgent Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone (@sarahforpdx), getting her take on the city's BLM protests, decriminalization of drugs and sex work, defunding the police, homelessness, city planning, and socialism. Find more information about Sarah Ia…
 
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In the full premium episode, we talk to former presidential candidate Andrew Yang about DC's response to the pandemic, his advice to Pelosi to pass Trump's "skinny" COVID bill, the wisdom of funding UBI with a …
 
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 h…
 
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 Cho…
 
It's the Vice Presidential debate! Brie and Virgil figure they could do a better job than both of the candidates. Then our full panel gets together to sort out who won, who lost, whether Pence did a misogyny, whether Harris was evasive, and why the Democratic ticket is afraid of moving to the left. Later, the panel argues about Vanessa and Liz' Tru…
 
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 t…
 
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 t…
 
Comedians, politicos, and a former campaign staffer weigh in with their immediate, visceral impressions of the worst presidential debate in modern history. Highlights include renowned political impressionist James Adomian and competent amateur caricaturist Virgil Texas playing out a Bernie/Trump debate to show us the world that could have been, and…
 
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In the full episode, Brie attempts to address the "good" faith arguments against voting third party. What responsibility does she have, now that she has a modest platform and (marginal) influence, to support Bi…
 
Brie and Virgil "debut" our theme song by Nick Diamonds (@nickfromislands) and our new segment "Good Faith, Bad Faith," featuring a hit piece on Brie from Fox News' Juan Carlos Williams and Virgil's obsession with the @IStandWithBiden Instagram account. Our panelists Dave Anthony, Wyatt Cenac, and Bridget Read talk the Emmys, Star Trek, vote shamin…
 
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast In the full episode, Brie and Virgil react to the news of RBG's death and lay out the nightmare scenarios for the far-right cementing their majority on the Supreme Court. Later, panelists Barbara Smith and Matt…
 
Will Trump stage a coup? Unlikely. But he is likely to make strategic moves that could skew ambiguous election results in his favor. The New Republic writer Osita Nwanevu, & Jacobin journalist Meagan Day join Twitch streamer Hasan Piker on his popular Twitch stream for the first ever live streamed Bad Faith panel to assess the "war game" scenarios …
 
Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast As though 2020 couldn't get any worse, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is going off the air, Pete Buttigieg has a new podcast, and there's a new Rachel Dolezal that makes the original look like Patrice Lumumba …
 
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