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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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May 6, 2021

This week, we do a deep dive into NYC politics with some real New Yoykas: State Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani, tenant organizer Cea Weaver, & journalist Ross Barkan. We discuss socialist solutions to NY's dysfunctional housing policy, whether Dianne Morales is the real deal for leftists, the #metoo allegations against Scott Stringer, the fair and the specious critiques of frontrunner Andrew Yang, how Cuomo's bevy of scandals is affecting the legislation coming out of Albany, and why the rent is still too damn high. Big 212 energy energy here folks. [Brie obviously wrote this copy. Don't judge Virgil for the New Yoykas thing. He's better than that.]

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