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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 13, 2022

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Is it time for a 3rd party challenger in 2024? Last week, Politico reported that several major progressive voices are confident that there will be a left challenger to Joe Biden. Jeff Weaver, Bernie's 2016 campaign manager, said it's a given, and names like Nina Turner and Marianne Williamson have been floated as possible candidates. However, much of the left is still skeptical of "dum dum" third party runs -- even as efforts like The Movement for a People's Party and the Andrew Yang's Forward Party reflect a growing interest in electoral alternatives outside of the two party system. This week, Brie spoke to two committed leftists who aren't so skeptical of the value of third parties -- Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant -- about what a third party run could look like, and why so much of the left remains hostile to having a serious conversation about electoralism alongside labor organizing efforts. Kshama also explains how she was able to defeat the Amazon-backed recall effort against her, and what it will take for the left to win at the federal level.

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