Feet to the Fire

A weekly podcast for progressives working to understand and make the most of the political moment.

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Not the pandemic. Not inflation. Not the global supply chain. The deep problem, says Peter Barnes, is a set of property rules that fails to recognize our co-inherited wealth.
October 18, 2021
With Congress weighing a host of plans to curb the social-media giant, Ethan Zuckerman and his colleagues are laying the technological foundation of a whole new social-media universe. (Originally reco...
October 8, 2021
Handicapping and mobilizing for the midterms after a tough summer. 
September 30, 2021
Congress will soon decide the fate and shape of legislation to (among many other things) create a modern-day CCC. The historian Neil Maher looks back at the profound political as well as environmental...
September 22, 2021
The Republicans have rendered one chamber of Congress dysfunctional. What do we do about it?
September 14, 2021
The Biden administration has packed much of its domestic agenda into one giant package of legislation. The next few weeks could decide its fate.   
September 9, 2021
We've learned a thing or two about how to build support for progressive values and candidates in Trump country. (Originally recorded in May 2021.)
September 3, 2021
The author, activist and NBC News commentator spent three years exploring the costs of racism and mapping a path to economic justice for "The Sum of Us." (Originally cast on 1/25/21)
August 25, 2021
America was headed that way, not so long ago. What if we had stayed on course? A conversation with Sam Pizzigati, Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies.
August 18, 2021
The challenge of protecting students and taxpayers against predatory for-profit colleges.
August 11, 2021

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