#457 : Democracy Fights Back.

Democracy Fights Back. From outrage to activism, and why it’s not too late to take a stand for the America we want. Plus, Bill Press with Pulitzer prize winning author David Mariniss.

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Two authors take us inside the modern day movement for democracy in America and find hope.  Plus, author David Maraniss joins Bill Press to talk about his own family’s history with the Red Scare.


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Adam Eichen

In his newest book co-authored with Frances Moore Lappe, organizer and scholar Adam Eichen goes to the roots of the anti-democracy movement in America and answers the question, What do we do now?

Dana R. Fisher

Dana R. Fisher is one of the leading scholars of protest movements. Her newest book  tells the story of how a grassroots movement has grown into a full-fledged resistance in the era of Donald Trump.

David Maraniss

Bill Press interviews celebrated author David Maraniss whose newest book tells the story of his father who was targeted as a communist at the height of McCarthyism. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Should Democrats be the party of small change?

#456 : Losing ground to corporate America.

Losing ground to corporate America. Expanding the space for reporting on poverty.  Plus Bill Press gives a failing grade to Republicans defending Donald Trump.

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Thomas Philippon on his new book The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets. Alissa Quart introduces us to the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.  Plus Bill Press explains why the Republican defense of Donald Trump is collapsing.


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Thomas Philippon

In his newest book, economist Thomas Philippon takes aim at the growing concentration of corporate power in America. He says American markets, once a model for the world, are giving up on healthy competition, and average Americans are paying the price.

Alissa Quart

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project aims to change the national conversation around poverty and economic hardship.  Executive Director Alissa Quart explains how the project amplifies the voices of people experiencing economic hardship themselves.

Bill Press

Bill Press reviews the Republican defense of Donald Trump during the impeachment hearings and says it’s failed on every point.

Jim Hightower

How Trump’s poverty subsidy enriches the rich

#455 : Workers are taking a stand.

Workers are taking a stand.  Are Democrats ready to listen?  Plus Bill Press interviews Norman Ornstein.

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Sarah Jaffe on the return of the strike. Mark Dann asks if working class voters can trust the Democrats.  Plus Bill Press with Norman Ornstein on paralysis in Washington and why Republicans are the problem.


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Sarah Jaffe

Workers at GM recently ended the longest auto workers strike in 50 years. Sarah Jaffee says the action signals a revival of picket line politics with a message that is bigger than any one union.

Marc Dann

Democrats have a working class problem,  but they still have a chance to fix it. Marc Dann says that has to begin with admitting the betrayals brought on by the last two Democratic administrations.

Norman Ornstein

Norman Ornstein tells Bill Press how the GOP  became a cult.

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Jim Hightower

How Trump’s poverty subsidy enriches the rich.

#454 : A More Equal Union.

A More Equal Union.  The political crisis of extreme inequality.  How the electoral college undermines democracy.  Plus Jerry Brown and Pete Buttigieg together on the Bill Press pod.

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Adam Eichen on the fight to end winner take all elections.  Ganesh Sitaraman on reviving the reforms of the progressive era.  Plus Bill Press with Jerry Brown and Pete Buttigieg on why US foreign policy needs a major fix.


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Adam Eichen

Adam Eichen is an author and activist focused on highlighting the emerging Democracy Movement in the United States. He says that the path to citizen equality demands fundamental reforms to the way we vote.

Ganesh Sitaraman

Legal scholar Ganesh Sitaraman writes about the core connection between democracy and economic equality. He says that as concentrated wealth and power distort our democracy, it’s time to recall the progressives who fought back over a hundred years ago.

Pete Buttigieg

The role of America in the world today with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and former California governor Jerry Brown 

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Jim Hightower

Why would we trust plutocrats to save us from plutocracy