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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 16, 2022

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Last week, the New York Times published a 20,000-word deep dive into Fox News host Tucker Carlson and the political views he espouses to the biggest audience on cable news. Now, in the wake of a mass shooting event in Buffalo allegedly inspired by his ideology, Carlson is coming under even greater scrutiny. Recorded prior to the tragic shooting events, this episode explores how Tucker has achieved such popularity, how liberals have failed to respond effectively, and whether the left is negligent in largely ignoring the Tucker phenomenon. How does one push back against "replacement theory," the American Exceptionalism that wrapped up in the guise of "anti CRT" advocacy, and a narrative that anticipates accusations of racism and uses them to argue that Tucker Carlson is the real victim? Is it enough to refocus the conversation on class issues and point out that the right is doing faux populism? Does avoiding the culture wars mean throwing minority groups like Trans Americans under the bus? A thoughtful panel comprised of Maximillian Alvarez, Trevor Beaulieu, & Q Anthony Omene discuss.

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