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Funny, speaking truth-to-power, and cutting through the grift, rightward drift, and cultural rifts in left politics. Hosts Mary Angela Perna and David Slavick, producer of The Michael Brooks Show Lush Left Podcast will continue to bring the political commentary, biting humor, and top tier interviews with some of the smartest people on the left. Guests have included: Gaius Publius, Matt Breunig, Elizabeth Breunig, Matt Stoller, Kaniela Ing, Austin Frerick, Mike Elk, Dave Weigel, Wayne Gladstone, Bill Corbett, Dr Jim Zogby, Naomi Konst, Ken Silverstein, Krang T Nelson, Leslie Lee III, Murder Bryan, and more!

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Chris Stroop, #Exvangelical, writer, scholar and bylines in Playboy, Foreign Policy & more! (Nov 17th, 2018)

Chris Stroop, Ex-Evangelical, scholar and writer (Playboy, Foreign Policy and more) joins Mary Angela Perna for an incredibly informative conversation regarding the Religious Right, the Evangelical's response to Trump, the hypocrisy and more. Chris grew up in an Evangelical home and brings awareness with regards to the abuses, cognitive dissonance and so much more. You're going to want to check this discussion out!

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Elizabeth King, journalist, Splinter, Pacific Standard joins Lush Left to discuss the far RW (Nov 16th, 2018)

Elizabeth King is an independent journalist covering politics, activism and more. She has bylines in Splinter, The Nation, Bitch, Truthout, Rolling Stone and more. She is also a contributing writer for Pacific Standard. Elizabeth joins Mary Angela Perna on Lush Left to talk about the far right-wing, #antifa, law enforcement's failure to respond to the uptick in far right-wing violence, the inaction of law enforcement when they had clear info on RW extremist groups and more!

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Laura Belin of Bleeding Heatland! (Nov 12th, 2018)

Laura Belin is a favorite of Lush Left! Her blog, Bleeding Heartland is the go-to regarding Iowa politics! Mary Angela Perina sits down with Laura for a discussion regarding the results of the midterms, Trump and more!

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Mary Angela Perna talks with the great investigative reporter, Ken Klippenstein of TYT Invesigates (Nov 7th, 2018)

Investigative reporter, Ken Klippenstein of TYT Investigates talks with Mary Angela Perna about the 2009 Honduras coup, the migrant caravan and firms in both Democratic Party AND Republican camps that have profited.

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I talk with co-host and Executive Editor, The Ring of Fire, Farron Cousins! (Nov 5th, 2018)

I have the great honor of talking with Farron Cousins of The Ring of Fire. We talk about how Trump is riling up his base using the caravan, conspiracy theories, right-wing media and so much more!

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The fabulous Tish Lampert, photographer, author of "I Protest", and host of America Speaks Podcast (Nov 4th, 2018)

Always a favorite of Lush Left, Mary Angela Perna talks with Tish Lampert! Tish is an amazing photographer, activist, author of the upcoming book, "I Protest" and host of America Speaks Podcast on KSFR FM (and available on iTunes)

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A great chat with columnist for Befair Exchange & Politico, Paul Krishnamurty! (Oct 22nd, 2018)

A fabulous conversation with Betfair Exchange and Politico columnist, Paul Krishnamurty! We talk midterms, the rise of the right in Europe, the disaster that is Trump and the GOP. A must-listen!

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Meet Jen Senko of the documentary, "The Brainwashing of My Dad"! (Oct 20th, 2018)

An important conversation with Jen Senko, filmmaker of the documentary, "The Brainwashing Of My Dad", We discuss the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her dad, Fox News, the history of today's right-wing propaganda and more!

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Commentary 10/19/2018 -- the importance of voting, messaging, Supreme Court and Jimmy Dore (Oct 19th, 2018)

Messaging matters. Voting matters. We need an informed left to overcome the GOP and commentators like Dore don't help.

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GOP Voter Suppression in Georgia (Oct 12th, 2018)

In the race for governor of Georgia, StaceyAbrahams is closing in on the GOP candidate, Brian Kemp. Brian Kemp is also the Secretary of State in Georgia and has used his office to suppress the vote in Georgia

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We must flip congress! Commentary 9/9/2018 (Oct 9th, 2018)

With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, it is VITAL that we flip AT MINIMUM the House of Representatives. We are now facing a right-wing Supreme Court and it is imperative that we have at least ONE house in congress!

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Gauis Publius talks with Lush Left about the Supreme Court (Oct 5th, 2018)

Gauis Publius joins Lush Left again for an important conversation about Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court and much more. Gauis is a fantastic writer with bylines in Common Dreams, Crooks & Liars, DownWithTyranny, Hullabaloo and more!

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Meet Brett Pransky! Running in Ohio's House of Representatives -- District 77 (Sep 28th, 2018)

Brett Pransky is a teacher and an inspiring progressive running in Ohio's House of Representatives -- District 77! Brett is an educator at Ohio University who felt the need to run so he can help the people of the district. We talk about healthcare as a human right, the opioid epidemic, the need for a living wage and more!

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Laura Belin of Bleeding Hearland talking Kavanaugh, Iowa politics! (Sep 25th, 2018)

A regular of Lush Left and one of the best journalists out there covering iowa politics, Laura Belin of Bleeding Heartland, discussing Kavanaugh, Iowa politics and more!

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lush left commentary regarding Kavanaugh, Dr. Ford, Tucker Carlson and more. (Sep 19th, 2018)

lush left commentary regarding Kavanaugh, Dr. Ford, Tucker Carlson and more. by Lush Left Podcast

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Meet Adam Kenworthy -- attorney and founder of the Iowa Voting Rights Project (Sep 19th, 2018)

Adam Kenworthy chairs the Iowa lawyer chapter of the American Constitution Society and is the founder of the Iowa Voting Rights Project. Adam is committed to ensure the right to vote for ALL people of Iowa, including those with a past conviction. An important discussion about something as basic and vital -- the right to vote.

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Commentary on Kavanaugh, Dr. Ford, the GOP and where we are since the 1980s (Sep 18th, 2018)

Brief commentary on Kavanaugh, the hypocrisy happening with the GOP, Dr. Ford and remember the 80s and 90s and where we are as a society as far as holding men accountable. Has the #metoo movement made a difference?

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Conversation with Matt McDermott, pollster, Director at Whitman Strategies (Sep 17th, 2018)

Matt McDermott is a pollster by trade. He is the Director at Whitman Strategies and brings a wealth of solid information regarding what we can do on the left to WIN. The #resistance is more than just a hashtag and we discuss with Matt what we can do to fight back and progress in this age of Trump!

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Nancy Altman President of Social Security Works (Sep 14th, 2018)

Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works joins Lush Left to discuss not only the importance of making sure social security and SSI and social programs are kept in place, but expanded. We also discuss the myths surrounding social security, her new book and much more!

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Khary Penebaker, DNC member, board member of Everytown USA (Sep 10th, 2018)

Khary Penebaker is a #GunViolence Survivor, board member of Everytown, treasurer of the DNC Black Caucus. Join us for Khary's inspiring journey to activism and the vital need for gun reform.

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