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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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Dec 30, 2021

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This week, Brie tackles her favorite subject, student debt, with two of the foremost authorities on the subject: Astra Taylor, co-founder of the Debt Collective, & Sparky Abraham, a consumer debt attorney who makes some of the best legal and moral arguments against student debt. After running through the right's (and Larry Summers') best bad faith arguments against student debt cancellation, Brie grills Astra on next steps. Now that the student moratorium has been extended until May 1st, what action should the left take? Is the Debt Collective planning a debt strike? If not, why not? How can we best exploit the energy around May 1st? And is it time to ask student debtors to make debt relief a condition of voting for Democrats in the midterms?

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