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Bit of a break from regular programming here — sorry if you were expecting another scintillating essay on Israel/Palestine. But for the first time, watching a movie motivated me to track down the director and interview him about it, in hopes th
Notwithstanding the comically intense online vitriol he often seems to provoke, Jesse Singal is a fairly laid-back guy. He also has a new book out this week, The Quick Fix, which I’ve read and can recommend. Upon its publication Singal has been
Helen Andrews’ fabulously acidic book Boomers has earned a rousing enough recommendation from me that I decided to feature her as the first guest in the newly revived M. Tracey podcast series, now hosted on Substack. Previously I’d been averse
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I talked to Branko Marcetic, writer for Jacobin and In These Times, about the foreign policy positioning of the Democratic primary candidates (or lack thereof). Support/subscribe on Patreon: Support via PayPal: https
I talked to Aaron Maté about the latest Ukraine/impeachment developments. This is derived from a YouTube livestream recorded September 25. Support MT on Patreon: Support via PayPal: Get ful
I spoke to Ben Howe, author of the new book "The Immoral Majority," about his criticism of Evangelical Christian political power in the age of Trump. He himself is an Evangelical Christian and strongly dislikes Trump, but I tried to avoid the t
I spoke to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Sestak in New Hampshire. If you're not familiar with him, you're probably not alone. But even "minor" candidates deserve a fair hearing, and it was an interesting discussion. Support on Patreon:
Fredrick Brennan, the founder of 8chan, has been in the news due to mass shooters posting "manifestos" on the site. We discuss his views on the contemporary internet. Support on Patreon: Support via PayPal: https://p
I talked to Kyle Kulinski, the popular YouTube commentator also known as Secular Talk, about how he conceives of his role in the contemporary media landscape. We also discuss how he set up Bernie Sanders' interview with Joe Rogan! Support MT on
I talked to former Congressman and two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich about the most recent Democratic debates, his 2017 trip to Syria with Tulsi Gabbard, and more. Support MT on Patreon: Support via Pay
I talked to Chris Arnade, author of the new book "Dignity," about the virtues and despairs of the American underclass -- and about why some prominent Republicans like his book so much. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I talk to Christine Ahn, the executive director of Women Cross DMZ, about Trump's surprise meeting with Kim Jong Un and Democrats' dismissive response. Support on Patreon: Support via PayPal:
MT went over various observations from the Democratic debates in Miami with Matt McDonald, managing editor of The Spectator USA. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I talked to Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor and founder of Jacobin magazine, about his new book, "The Socialist Manifesto," as well as Bernie, Warren, and online culture wars. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
The comedian Jamie Kilstein discusses his recent personal issues and the online culture wars that have driven us all insane. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I talk to Suhag Shukla, the executive director of the Hindu American Foundation, about the accusation that Tulsi Gabbard is a "Hindu Nationalist." Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I talked to Alan Dershowitz about Robert Mueller's melodramatic statement and various legal issues around impeachment. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I talk to Michael Caputo, former advisor to Trump, on his political history and the nature of his involvement with Robert Mueller's investigation. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I spoke to Sen. Mike Gravel, who at 89 is mounting another campaign for president after having been recruited by some teens. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
Legendary journalist James Bamford discusses the abhorrent ordeal of Maria Butina, who is currently sitting in federal prison on trumped up charges of being a "Russian agent." Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I talked with Benjamin Wittes, a co-founder of Lawfare, about issues around the Mueller Report and media reporting thereof. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
Michael Tracey interviews music promoter Rob Goldstone, who unwittingly arranged the infamous Trump Tower meeting in 2016 and became embroiled in all manner of investigations for two years. Likely his most comprehensive interview to date. Get f
Michael Tracey talks to Glenn Greenwald about the fallout from the Mueller Report and the media's descent into deranged madness Get full access to Michael Tracey at
I interview George Papadopoulos, the man at the heart of the Trump/Russia investigation. Get full access to Michael Tracey at
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