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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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Nov 29, 2020

Boots Riley is best known as the screenwriter and director of hit film Sorry to Bother You, and co-founder of radical Oakland hip-hop group The Coup, but he's also a communist organizer who has been fighting for a more equal world since he became engaged with efforts to organize a local farm workers union at age 14.

We spoke to Boots about what the radical tradition of activism can teach us about where the American left should go from here, his feelings on Jim Clyburn's claims to progressivism, the "defund the police" slogan, the power of withholding one's labor, and more.

Part two of the interview is available to subscribers on our Patreon. It includes our conversation about fellow Oakland native Kamala Harris and the role identity politics plays in rehabilitating the records of corporate Democrats, more on Sorry to Bother You and the role of art in activism, and Boots' thoughts on Ice Cube's recent political efforts: In short, the juicy juicy stuff. Subscribe to hear:

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