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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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Mar 22, 2021

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Virgil and Brie discuss Rep. Pramila Jayapal's recent Deconstructed interview in which she explained her strategic approach to the fight for fifteen. Why threaten to withhold one's vote for the COVID bill over unemployment checks but not a $15 minimum wage, and what does her rationale tell us about the real obstacles to securing structural reforms?

Next, Brie interviews an RSDW organizer, an Amazon employee, and two members of The Socialist Alternative about the state of play in Bessemer, Alabama. With less than a week left before the vote on whether to unionize, local organizers explain what impact the union drive has had on the community's broader politics.

Finally, Brie and Virgil discuss the Atlanta shootings and recent uptick of anti-Asian violence. Together, they consider the social pressure for members of aggressed identity groups to "weigh in" on high profile tragedies, and the social function doing so serves.

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