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Bad Faith is two shows in one: it's a panel show about politics and pop culture with a rotating cast of performers and politicians, artists and activists, writers and radicals; and it's a two-way podcast where two people from two very different parts of the left make the case for one less terrible world. 

Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) is a former attorney, National Press Secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, co-host of campaign podcast Hear The Bern, and a journalist who is early enough in her political career that she remains (tragically) sanguine.

Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) is an internet user and co-host of Chapo Trap House.

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Jan 28, 2021

So, we've talked to Marxist economists, DSA members, workers, communist hip hop artists, and union leaders about the lefts' path forward. But what if there were another way? Not a third way, but an organization that offers a somewhat different, more adversarial theory of change than the one proposed by the DSA and adopted by much of the left?

This week, we spoke to Seattle City Council member and Socialist Alternative member Kshama Sawant -- the first socialist to win a city-wide election since 1916. We talked about her political evolution, alternative theories of change, and how she managed to do what the left often struggles to do: win. We also covered her campaign to fight efforts to recall the results of her 2019 reelection, and force her off the Seattle City Council.

Learn more about Sawant's solidarity campaign to unite against the recall here.

Learn more about the Socialist Alternative here.

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Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend).

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