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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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Oct 21, 2021

This week, Brie gets to the bottom of “Shorism,” — the messaging philosophy advanced by polling wiz kid David Shor, also known as popularism. Why does the idea that Democrats should do what’s popular rankle so many progressives, who’ve long defended Bernie on the grounds that he’s a populist, not a radical? And why are liberals so eager to embrace Shor when they rejected Bernie? What are the flaws in Shor’s approach, and what are the take always? And when will the left finally embrace the value of a messaging strategy? Brie talks to an all-star brain trust this week: Osita Nwanevu of The New Republic, Eric Levitz of New York Magazine, and Matt Breunig of the People’s Policy project. It’s the definitive word on Shorism.

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