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Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political a…

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    GOP, Manchin, Sinema undercut U.S. stature as Biden heads to G20 summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 44:53

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

    Senate highlights threats to election workers; emphasize protections in voting bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 45:22


    Tonight's guests are Senator Amy Klobuchar; Steve Kornacki, MSNBC national political correspondent; and Dr. David Kessler, pediatrician and chief science officer for the Biden Administration's Covid response.


    Neo-nazi organizers of Charlottesville riot being financially wrecked by lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 44:40


    Tonight's guests are Taylor Dumpson, president's fellow at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and Senator Elizabeth Warren.


    Poster boy for GOP election fraud hype arrested for voter fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 45:16

    Tonight's guest is Steve Wolf, weapons safety expert for films.

    Texas lt. gov. pays up $25,000 bounty for voter fraud case committed by a Republican

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 45:02

    Tonight's guests are Eric Frank, Pennsylvania poll worker; and Danya Perry, former assistant U.S. attorney with the Southern District of New York.

    Lawyer bills, subpoenas, and FBI raids, oh my!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 45:01

    Tonight's guest is Senator Angus King.

    January 6th Committee recommends criminal contempt charge for Steve Bannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 44:42

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, and Rosalind Helderman, political investigations reporter for the Washington Post.

    Trump, without the presidency to hide behind, faces litany of lawsuits

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 45:15

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian.

    American workers gain upper hand to demand better working conditions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 43:53

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Pete Aguilar, member of the January 6th Committee; Evan McMullin, Utah independent candidate for Senate; Dr. Celine Gounder, infectious disease specialist; and Robert Reich, former Clinton administration labor secretary.

    White House to Moderna: Make more vaccine!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:57


    Tonight's guests are Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the Biden administration's Covid response; Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul; and Dr. Vin Gupta, critical care pulmonologist.


    Trump, in tantrum, tells Republicans not to vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 44:05

    Tonight's guests are Marc Elias, Democratic voting rights attorney, founder of Democracy Docket; and Emily Goodykoontz, reporter for the Anchorage Daily News.

    Republicans push to install Trump loyalists in machinery of U.S. democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 44:42

    Tonight's guests are Dana Nessel, Michigan attorney general; Dr. Vin Gupta, critical care pulmonologist; and Dr. Bhavik Kumar, medical director of primary and trans care at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

    Schiff book offers close-up view of collapse of GOP, threat to U.S. democracy under Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 45:23


    Tonight's guests are Rep. Adam Schiff, and Scott McDonnell, county clerk for Dane County, Wisconsin.


    Another congressional report casts potentially criminal shadow over Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 49:51

    Tonight's guests are Susanne Craig, investigative reporter for the New York Times; and Molly Duane, senior staff attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights.

    'A mini attempted coup d'état' within the DOJ: Senate report on Trump scheme to flip 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 44:04

    Tonight's guests are Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Katie Benner, Justice Department reporter for the New York Times.

    Maddow: Get your skin checked! Schedule an appointment. It very well might save your life.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 48:44


    Tonight's guests are Senator Bernie Sanders, Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Women's Health, and Timothy Snyder, author of "On Tyranny."


    Progressives focus on key priorities to narrow BBB bill for Manchin, Sinema

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 43:03


    Tonight's guests are Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; Senator Amy Klobuchar; David Michaels, former OSHA administrator; and Virginia Kase Solomón, CEO of the League of Women Voters.


    Why the end of Donald Trump's term is not the end of danger for democracy in the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 43:25


    Tonight's guests are Fiona Hill, former White House adviser on Russia and author of the newly released "There Is Nothing For You Here"; Tali Farhadian Weinstein, former federal prosecutor; and Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer for North America at Oceana.


    Despite grim milestone, new hope on the horizon in the fight against Covid

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 43:45


    Tonight's guests are Ali Vitali, Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News; Rep. Katie Porter, deputy chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner; Marva Sadler, director of Whole Woman's Health in Fort Worth, Texas; and Porter McConnell, director of the Save The Post Office Coalition.


    Red state's recount debunks pillow guy; Trump loses a few votes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 45:45

    Tonight's guests are Sahil Kapur, NBC News national political reporter; Rep. Jamie Raskin; and Rep. Barbara Lee.

    FBI treating fire attack on Texas county Democratic HQ as a credible threat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 46:30

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Katie Naranjo, Travis County, Texas Democratic Party chair; and Mark Bergen, reporter for Bloomberg.

    Judges question meager charges against 1/6 rioters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 45:19


    Tonight's guests are Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org; and Liz Hamel, vice president and director of public opinion and survey research for Kaiser.


    Why this week in Congress is really, really going to matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 45:56

    Tonight's guests are Senator Jon Tester and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

    Arizona 'audit' flop is another own goal for Trump Republicans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 47:54

    Tonight's guests are Steve Schmidt, political consultant; Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs; and Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County, Texas.

    Bannon, Meadows, other Trump insiders receive subpoenas from January 6th Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 49:03

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Jamie Raskin; Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro; and Mark Bergen, reporter for Bloomberg.

    Trump Big Lie proponents positioning themselves to administer future elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 44:35

    Tonight's guests are Tim Reid, national political correspondent for Reuters; Rep. Barbara Lee, member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; and Dr. Vin Gupta, critical care pulmonologist who serves on a Critical Care Air Transport Team with the Air Force Reserve.

    Progressives make clear that insistence on Biden agenda is no bluff

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 45:09

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the House Progressive Caucus; Dmitri Alperovitch, cyber expert, co-founder of Crowdstrike.

    'Could be other indictments coming': Surprises at court hearing for Trump moneyman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 44:34

    Tonight's guests are Senator Alex Padilla; and Daniel Goldman, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

    Republican war on elections makes casualties of civilian stewards of democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 43:01

    Tonight's guests are Charles Stewart III, professor of political science at M.I.T.; and Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University.

    Crushing burden of Covid patients forces hospitals to cut back care

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 44:37

    Tonight's guests are Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams; and Jared Bernstein, member of President Biden's White House Council of Economic Advisers.

    California recall election lays bare how out of touch GOP is on Covid mitigation policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 45:15

    Tonight's guests are Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney; Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights; and Dr. Kristen Solana Walkinshaw of the Providence Family Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Book reveals how close U.S. came to disaster in wake of Trump defeat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 45:03

    Tonight's guests are Senator Raphael Warnock; and Scott McDonell, county clerk for Dane County, Wisconsin.

    Trump endorses secretary of state candidates that call for overturning 2020 election

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 44:14


    Tonight's guest are Steve Kornacki, MSNBC politics correspondent; and Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, director of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


    Biden vaccine requirements have solid legal basis but no predicting radical Supreme Court

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 44:14

    Tonight's guests are Jamal Greene, Columbia Law School Dwight Professor of Law; Idaho State Rep. Ilana Rubel; and Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian and host of Fireside History with Michael Beschloss.

    Biden losing patience with unvaccinated, flexes executive muscles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 44:08


    Tonight's guests are Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the Biden administration Covid Response; Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney; and Rep. Zoe Lofgren.


    As GOP stays at war against elections, elections officials suffer threats, harassment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 43:13

    Tonight's guest is Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

    How the case of one bar's liquor license could bring down the new Texas abortion law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 44:44

    Tonight's guests are Laurence Tribe, professor of Constitutional Law, emeritus, at Harvard Law School; and Marc Elias, Democratic voting rights attorney and founder of Democracy Docket.

    Restructuring court, new legislation considered in wake of Texas anti-abortion law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 44:45

    Tonight's guests are FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell; Rep. Judy Chu; and Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com.

    Supreme Court looks away as Texas effectively bans abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 44:48

    Tonight's guests are Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Woman's Health; Anna Rupani, co-executive director of Fund Texas Choice; and Jaclyn Hotard, president of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.

    'Seek shelter in another state': Parts of Louisiana uninhabitable after Hurricane Ida

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 44:31

    Tonight's guests are Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights; Jon Soltz, chairman of VoteVets; and Joe Valiente, director of emergency management for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

    Donald Trump and family among phone records sought by January 6th committee: CNN

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 45:29

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Elaine Luria, member of the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol; and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent.

    Introducing: Southlake

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 3:14

    As a bonus for The Rachel Maddow Show listeners, we're sharing a special preview of “Southlake,” a new, six-part original podcast series from NBC News that takes listeners inside a Texas suburb's war over race and education. Follow or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to listen to the first two episodes now: https://link.chtbl.com/southlake_feed

    U.S. hits ISIS target in Afghanistan with "over the horizon" drone strike: DOD

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 50:40


    Tonight's guests are Courtney Kube, Pentagon and national security reporter for NBC News; and Ben Collins, senior reporter for NBC News.


    Who is ISIS-K and how did the U.S. know to expect their attack?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 48:42

    Tonight's guests are Rep. Jason Crow; Marcus Yam, photojournalist for the L.A. Times; Laith Alkhouri, counterterrorism analyst; Col. Jack Jacobs; and Ryan Reilly, senior justice reporter for HuffPost.

    Federal judge excoriates Trump lawyers, refers them for disbarment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 44:50

    Tonight's guests are David Fink, attorney for Detroit in the Michigan elections sanctions case against Trump lawyers, Rep. Veronica Escobar, who met Afghan refugees today at Ft. Bliss, and Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack. 

    FCC clobbers Trump-backing activists over racist robo-calls

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 45:20

    Tonight's guests are Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way, and John Hudson, national security reporter for the Washington Post.

    Guilty plea from Giuliani associate likely sends chill through parts of Trumpworld

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 44:06

    Tonight's guests are Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby, and Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

    Trump admin deliberately sabotaged refugee process, stranding war allies: former insiders

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 44:00

    Tonight's guests are Courtney Kube, Pentagon and national security correspondent for NBC News, Olivia Troye, former homeland security advisor to Mike Pence, and Dr. David Thrasher, respiratory director at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.

    'We may be looking at a collapse of our health care system': Alabama doctor sounds alarm

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 44:48


    Tonight's guests are Ahmed Mengli, NBC News Afghanistan producer, John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstructions, Dr. David Kimberlin, co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama, and Ben Collins, senior reporter for NBC News.


    Americans at home tap every resource to help colleagues escape Afghanistan exodus gridlock

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 46:27

    Tonight's guests are Maj. Thomas Schueman, U.S. Marine Corps Infantry officer, and Dr. Vin Gupta, critical care pulmonologist.

    The awkward Trumpy truth about Afghanistan's new Taliban leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 45:00

    Tonight's guests are Lotfullah Najafizada, head of Tolo News in Afghanistan and David Rohde, executive editor of NewYorker.com.

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