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Amanda Marcotte

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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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You Can’t Troll Suburban Women (with Amanda Marcotte, Lindsay Mahaffey, and Christine Kushner)

The Suburban Women Problem

This week on the pod, hosts Jasmine Clark, Amanda Weinstein, and Rachel Vindman talk about trolls. It’s not just bots or anonymous accounts on Twitter anymore - in many places, the trolls are actually running for office. So many right-wing extremists don’t have real policy positions anymore, they’re just running on fear and personal attacks. But suburban women know better!The hosts are joined by Lindsay Mahaffey and Christine Kushner, two school board members in North Carolina. They’ve been dealing with their own trolls, facing name-calling at school board meetings and on the campaign trail. Christine and Lindsay are so passionate about the teachers and students in their district… we’re lucky to have women like them standing up for our kids.Then Rachel shares her interview with Amanda Marcotte, a senior politics writer at Salon and the author of "Troll Nation.” They chat about how the Republican party has been steadily losing support for their policies so instead, they’ve turned to “revenge politics”... leaning into fear, rage, and name-calling instead of coming up with new policies that speak to American voters. Amanda and Rachel also discuss the importance of women talking to the men in their lives about the issues that affect them, like reproductive rights.Finally, Amanda, Jasmine and Rachel raise a glass to birthdays, investing in our communities, and Rachel’s upcoming Troublemaker Tour in this week’s “Toast to Joy.”We talk a lot on this podcast about how important the upcoming midterm elections are. But not enough people talk about how politics can also be fun! So on Thursday September 15, we're holding a special Troublemaker Training with First Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman, who knows just how important it is to have a little fun while we're fighting for democracy. To sign up for this very special Troublemaker Training, you can visit redwine.blue.For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.


14 Sep 2022

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September 13, 2022 - Amanda Marcotte | Steven Walt | Sheri Berman

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Senator Graham's Attempt at Damage Control for the GOP on Abortion | As Global Order Deteriorates Before our Eyes, a Proposal to Establish a New and Benign Order | The Shift to the Right in Sweden and Across Europebackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

1hr 1min

13 Sep 2022

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Amanda Marcotte: 'Not one' anti-abortion Republican 'gives a crap if women die'

We've Got Issues

This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at the rapidly-expanding scandal surrounding security officials scrubbing their texts from the January 6 coup attempt. Then we're joined by Salon's Amanda Marcotte to talk about the Kansas abortion referendum--an earthquake that shook the religious right and may have given Democrats a roadmap for beating back the authoritarian right's assaults on our liberties.Finally, we speak with Jackson Hurley, political director for Voters of Tomorrow, about what inspires and worries young voters--and whether they will turn out for the 2022 midterms. PlaylistPatti Smith: "Redondo Beach"MoNa a.k.a Sad Girl: "Girls It Ain't Easy"Shawn Colvin: "This Must Be the Place"


5 Aug 2022

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All Conservatives Are Fine With Fascism with Amanda Marcotte

The Muckrake Political Podcast

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome on the show author Amanda Marcotte, author of the book "Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself"  To support the show and access additional content, including the weekly Weekender episode, become a patron at http://patreon.com/muckrakepodcast 

1hr 6mins

22 Feb 2022

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Salon’s Writer Amanda Marcotte Discusses Vaccine Mandates, Abortion Rights and the Future of Food

The Lone Star Plate

Amanda Marcotte is a senior politics writer for Salon and has recently released a book looking at how the Republican party has been hijacked by frauds called ‘Troll Nation’.   Amanda has decades of experience as a journalist and she is staying current with everything that is going on right now.    She explains why Biden’s infrastructure plan is facing such massive delays, the issues with the new Texan abortion law, and the success of vaccine mandates that are sweeping the nation.   We also talk about what’s caused the labor shortages we’re facing, 3D printed meat, and the future of food...   “If we don’t pass major climate change legislation now, we’re never going to.” - Amanda Marcotte   Time Stamps: 00:00 - Introducing our guest Amanda Marcotte. 07:58 - What’s caused the labor shortage in the restaurant industry. 13:14 - The amount of people that are getting ‘burnout’ since the pandemic. 16:39 - What’s been causing the delays to Biden’s infrastructure plan. 24:03 - The importance of passing new climate change legislation now. 26:16 - The problems with the new abortion bill in Texas and whether it will survive. 37:10 - What Amanda’s learned from a decade in reproductive rights journalism. 39:10 - The legitimacy of vaccine mandates and the issues around anti-vaxxers. 47:11 - The problems with Texas’s electrical grid. 50:42 - The future of 3D-printed meat and the benefits it brings. 57:50 - Our special food trivia quiz.   Resources: - Troll Nation https://www.amazon.co.uk/Troll-Nation-Trump-Worshipping-Monsters-Liberals/dp/1510737456 - Service Industry Trivia Night https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-industry-trivia-night-tickets-180116081047 - Roadrunner https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14512538/ Connect with Amanda Marcotte: - Twitter https://twitter.com/AmandaMarcotte - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amanda.marcotte - Salon Articles https://www.salon.com/writer/amanda_marcotte Connect with Patrick Scott Armstrong: - IG: @patrickscottarmstrong - https://www.facebook.com/patrickscottvideos/ - patrick@texasrealfood.com Follow The Lone Star Plate: - Follow us on Twitter: @lonestarplateTX - Follow us on Instagram: @lonestarplateTX - Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarPlateTX More From The Lone Star Plate: https://thelonestarplate.com - Texas Real Food: https://www.texasrealfood.com

1hr 11mins

6 Oct 2021

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August 22, 2021: Clarissa Ward recounts her journey out of Afghanistan; Matthew Dowd and Amanda Marcotte critique coverage of Biden

Reliable Sources

Plus... MAGA media outlets are on an anti-democratic crusade; Fox's vaccine rhetoric versus corporate reality; meet the reporter who upended "Jeopardy!" and unseated Mike Richards; and more. Clarissa Ward, Saad Mohseni, Matthew Dowd, Amanda Marcotte, Oliver Darcy and Claire McNear join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


22 Aug 2021

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Amanda Marcotte on Republican efforts to steal the 2024 election & overturn Roe v. Wade

UnPresidented: Creating change that empowers the Resistance

Salon writer Amanda Marcotte is back to talk with us about her concerns surrounding the ongoing Republican effort to steal the 2022 and 2024 elections, and what's up with Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks so much.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


25 May 2021

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May 12, 2021 - Asher Kaufman | Mitchell Plitnick | Amanda Marcotte

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Vigilante Violence in Israel Against Israeli Arabs and Palestinians | Unconditional Support For Israel in Our Politics and Press is Eroding | The GOP is a Threat to American Democracy. What are the Democrats Doing About it?backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

1hr 4mins

12 May 2021

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November 15, 2020 - Amanda Marcotte | Ivo Daalder | Mike Lux

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

The Much Less Than A Million MAGA March | America's Unnecessarily Long Transition | Post-election Recriminations Among House Democrats backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia


15 Nov 2020

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September 30, 2020 - Nicole Hemmer | Amanda Marcotte | Edward McCaffery

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Trump Turned Last Night's Debate Into a National Shame and an International Embarrassment | Trump's Bullying Was Meant to Drown Out the Truth | The Impact of the Trump Tax Scandal on the Debatebackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia


30 Sep 2020