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Rumble with Michael Moore

By Michael Moore
Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family and the neighbors who don’t work for the NSA.
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Ep. 183: Oscar-Winning Screenwriter and "Mank" Producer Eric Roth
Eric Roth is one of the most successful Hollywood screenwriters of our time. His writing credits include  “A Star Is Born," “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Good Shepherd,” “Munich,” “Ali,” “The Insider,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Postman,” and the film for which he won an Academy Award, "Forrest Gump." He's also written two of the most highly-anticipated films coming later this year: the science-fiction drama "Dune," and the Martin Scorcese-Leonardo DiCaprio-Robert De Niro collaboration, "Killers of The Flower Moon." His most recent film, MANK, is one that he produced, and it's up for an Academy Award for Best Picture (among several other nominations) at the Oscars later this month. Roth joins Michael Moore to discuss making MANK with his close collaborator and best friend, director David Fincher, how "Killers of The Flower Moon" may be "the last movie of its kind," what to expect from "Dune" when comes out, his screenwriting advice, and his guilt about making "House of Cards" which helped catapult streaming as the #1 way we watch movies now.  They also share their thoughts on the importance of preserving the theatrical experience, the closing of the ArcLight Cinerama Dome, and the future of cinema. Watch Oscar-Nominated MANK https://www.netflix.com/title/81117189 Watch the other Oscar-nominated "Time" https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY/ Watch "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" https://bit.ly/3tk56cW Music in the episode: San Simeon Waltz - from MANK Original Score - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGq2plu-9xw&t=1931s Shallow (From A Star Is Born/Live From The Oscars) - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper https://youtu.be/JPJjwHAIny4 Special offer for Rumble listeners! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
01:17:25
April 14, 2021
Ep. 182: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Shut Down Michigan! Send More Vaccine! Virus Out Of Control!
The COVID-19 vaccine is out of control in Michigan. Governor Whitmer is afraid to order a shut down of the state after months of threats and attacks from the right-wing and the business community. The federal government is refusing to provide Michigan with extra supply of vaccine. And the fear is that many of the new cases are the aggressive U.K. variant. This is all preventable and will have ramifications outside of the state. Please call you Senators, House Members, the Michigan Governor and the White House! Tell them that Michigan businesses and schools must shut down! And more vaccine must be delivered to the state! Help us! Call your Senators and House Member: 202-224-3121 202-225-3121 Contact the Michigan Governor's office: https://somgovweb.state.mi.us/GovRelations/ContactGovernor.aspx Contact the White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
12:41
April 13, 2021
Ep. 181: Does Michigan Have A Death Wish? (w/ Dr. Irwin Redlener)
Michigan is in the middle of the worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 surge. Other Upper Midwest states are seeing an uptick in cases, as well. While it seems like there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we are at serious risk of causing more death and destruction and prolonging the lockdown due to a combination of stupidity, misinformation and poor leadership on many levels. Michael seeks the counsel of Dr. Irwin Redlener on why this is happening and what we must do to crush this virus for good. Dr. Redlener co-founded the Children's Health Fund in 1987, and has been a scholar, an advocate, and a monumental figure in the fight for public health, children's health and disaster preparedness for several decades. Further Reading: Virus Surge in Michigan Is a ‘Gut Punch’ to Hopes of Pandemic’s End https://nyti.ms/2Q64lW8 Upper Midwest Covid-19 Surge May Signal Problems Ahead for U.S. https://nyti.ms/3mv16Uc Here’s why Michigan’s covid spike is so scary https://wapo.st/3t1ZMec Special offer for Rumble listeners! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
39:31
April 9, 2021
Ep. 180: The Era of 'Big Government Is Evil’ Is Over! (feat. David Dayen)
We appear to be entering a new political era in America where Reagan's lie that "government is the problem" and Clinton's declaration that "big government is over" is finally coming to an end. Good Riddance! After decades of cruel, inhumane and unjust economic policies that favored cutting government services, redistributing wealth upwards, and always prioritizing private, for-profit industry over the needs of the people, the political winds have shifted, and they are blowing heavily to the left. And Joe Biden, who has spent a political career on the wrong side of many of these issues, is now embracing the belief that big, good government that spends massive amounts of money to meet the needs of the people is how he wants to lead the country. After passing the $1.9 trillion American Recovery Bill, the next Biden initiative is a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Michael is joined by David Dayen, Executive Editor of the American Prospect, to discuss this political realignment and detail what the infrastructure plan might do for America's roads, bridges, water pipes, broadband internet, railroads, along with the postal service. They also discuss how stimulus checks and vaccine shots are raising the belief that government can and should be a positive force for good in helping peoples' lives. Read The American Prospect: https://prospect.org/ Read David's excellent books: "Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781620975411 "Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781620973509 Watch the Oscar-nominated film Michael mentioned: https://www.netflix.com/title/81045007 Music in the episode: "The House That Jack Built" - Aretha Franklin https://open.spotify.com/track/3uK6SqdNXutPBNi6vUenpt?si=346d9a33b68c48b6 "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus https://open.spotify.com/track/4XmVobxVa6CeiWojbjCYxz?si=68a51288741047f0
01:12:14
April 7, 2021
Ep. 179: Aaron Sorkin -- "The Only Thing Better Than A Story You Don't Know Is A Story You Think You Know"
Aaron Sorkin is one of our most celebrated and influential playwrights and screenwriters whose plays, films and television work include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, The Newsroom, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs. Before the pandemic, his stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, had turned into one of the the great Broadway shows of all time. His latest film, which he wrote and directed, is The Trial of the Chicago 7. It has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Sorkin’s fourth Best Screenwriter Oscar for the script. It is a powerful, timely, and entertaining film and it features an all-star cast. Sorkin joins Michael Moore for a wide-ranging discussion including how the West Wing was almost not made, great career advice he received from The Social Network director David Fincher, plus advice he now gives to aspiring screenwriters. Also, his thoughts on patriotism, the lack of civics in American schools, and how Donald Trump got The Trial of the Chicago 7 made. They also discuss whether To Kill A Mockingbird will return after the pandemic and Sorkin issues a public challenge to fellow playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. Watch the Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81043755 Special Offer for Rumble Listeners: Get 3 extra months of Express VPN for free. Visit ExpressVPN.com/rumble
01:30:25
April 5, 2021
Ep. 178: Mama. And America, Too.
April 2nd, 1921, is the 100th birthday of Michael's mother, Veronica Moore. If you've ever wondered how Michael Moore turned out to be, well, Michael Moore, start with her as he reveals (mostly) all. The trial of the former police officer who killed George Floyd has been taking place in Minneapolis this week. The horrific footage of the life being choked out of Floyd by Derek Chauvin has been played nonstop from several angles, and we've heard Floyd's cries for his mother over and over again. We're also hearing testimony from young witnesses who stood on the curb watching the murder taking place, not knowing what they could do to help, and in the case of teenager Darnella Frazier, carefully filming the killing so the world could soon bear witness. The trial has been devastating, and Michael Moore demands of white Americans: DON’T LOOK AWAY. Watch the Oscar-nominated film Michael mentioned: "Time" https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY Special offer for Rumble listeners! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial! Music in the episode: "In The Mood" - Glenn Miller https://open.spotify.com/track/5sj197xVLlMuwxgSCXYEkU?si=c31cbbee3d5f4bc9 "Good Night, New York" - Nanci Griffith & Emmylou Harris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyhG4cW627c
47:19
April 2, 2021
Ep. 177: “Clips from This This Episode Will Be Run On The Night I'm Not So Lucky" (w. Flint Rep. Dan Kildee)
On Thursday, March 25th, Ron Weiser, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, described the 3 top elected women in Michigan - Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson - as “the three witches.” And when asked about how Republicans can remove from office the two Michigan Republican Congressmen who voted to impeach Trump, he stated that, other than defeating them in the primary, "assassination" was the only other option. Weiser is one more example of the heightened risk we face of more political violence and assassinations. We hear a clip from Glenn Beck publicly wondering if he should kill Michael Moore and could he get away with it? Instead of waiting for right-wing crazies to commit more acts of violence against the Michigan “witches,” Michael Moore asks what must be done to stop this potential violence, and to save the lives of elected representatives targeted by the head of the Republican Party. Is it free speech to call for someone’s death? He is joined on this episode by Flint, Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee who survived the January 6th attack on the Capitol. They discuss the existence of Republican political violence in America, and whatever happened to the "9/11-style" Congressional commission that was supposed to investigate the January 6th insurrection. Music in the episode: "If I Ruled The World" - MILCK https://youtu.be/NhHKRvv4JfU Watch the Oscar Nominated Movie Michael mentioned "Time" https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY Sign-up for Michael Moore's email list....news coming soon! https://forms.gle/1wmxdZmdAZQ4yMkZA
01:01:41
March 30, 2021
Ep. 176: "What Is So Different About Americans? Are We Homicidal By Nature?" (w/ Tom Mauser, Columbine parent)
On Tuesday, March 23rd, when a young American man went on a shooting rampage at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people, it marked the 7th mass shooting in America in the last 7 days. Maybe life is getting back to normal in the U.S.? March 23rd was also the 18-year anniversary of Michael Moore winning the Academy Award for "Bowling For Columbine," a film exploring America's love affair with guns, its history of racism and its culture of fear. He took the stage and denounced the Bush administration's illegal and immoral war in Iraq which had been launched days earlier. One of the most memorable voices in "Bowling For Columbine" was Tom Mauser, father of 15 year-old Daniel Mauser, one of the 12 students killed at Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999. Mauser raised an idea that became the key question in the film: while other countries have violent histories, violent video games, violent movies, and profane music, and while some also have plenty of guns, why is it only in America that we shoot and kill each other so much? Twenty years later, Tom Mauser joins Michael on Rumble to discuss the same exact question. Watch Michael Moore's Academy Award-Winning, "Bowling For Columbine" https://youtu.be/wScIMiWT_dw Michael Moore Oscar Speech on the Fifth Night of the Iraq War https://youtu.be/M7Is43K6lrg Daniel Mauser Tribute Video https://youtu.be/SIz0ixdLFA0 "What A Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong https://open.spotify.com/track/29U7stRjqHU6rMiS8BfaI9?si=512240d3e8104bbb "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" - The Beatles https://open.spotify.com/track/71LsKf3xISiOlY1mj7FFPP?si=fa418a544f30449f Watch the Oscar Nominated Movie Michael mentioned "Time" https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY Special offer for Rumble listeners! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
01:13:36
March 26, 2021
Ep. 175: My Afternoon with the Killer of Vincent Chin + #StopAsianHate with Annie Tan
Sign-up for Michael Moore's email list! https://forms.gle/1wmxdZmdAZQ4yMkZA ***** In 1987, Michael Moore exclusively interviewed Ronald Ebens, the former Chrysler autoworker who, along with his laid-off autoworker stepson, brutally beat a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin to death with a baseball bat in Detroit 5 years earlier. A witness heard Ebens tell Chin and his Asian-American friend that they "were the reason we're all getting laid off" -- a reference to the scapegoating of the Japanese for the American auto industry cutting jobs (again, Chin was Chinese, but that made no difference to his killer). The killing of Chin and the fact that Ebens spent no time in jail and only paid a small fine set off a wave of new Asian-American civil rights activism. In this special episode of Rumble, Michael recounts his 2 hour meeting with the defiant killer of Vincent Chin and notes the all-too-familiar "white-guy-as-victim syndrome" that Ebens exhibited due to his legal and media ordeal after he killed Chin. Michael is joined by an Asian-American public school teacher, storyteller, activist, and the cousin of the late Vincent Chin, Annie Tan, who explains the importance of Vincent Chin's legacy and discusses the proactive, positive work that is being done to confront anti-Asian racism and violence. Finally, March 23rd, 2021 is Michael Moore's Liberation Day. After 379 days in a self-imposed quarantine and one month after receiving his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he's finally leaving the house and he ponders all the places he will go. 'The Man Who Killed Vincent Chin' by Michael Moore This article appeared in the Detroit Free Press Sunday Magazine on August 30, 1987. https://web.archive.org/web/20120627010544/https://michaelmoore.com/words/must-read/man-who-killed-vincent-chin-michael-moore Here are the links to the groups Annie mentioned that support Asian Americans: NAPAWF: National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum: https://www.napawf.org/ Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/ CAAAV Organizing Asian American Tenants: https://caaav.org/ Red Canary Song: https://www.redcanarysong.net/ SWOP Brooklyn: https://www.swopbrooklyn.org/ DRUM NYC: https://www.drumnyc.org/ Flushing Workers Center: Twitter @FlushingWorkers: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=NAX7TUH6UPSFE Welcome to Chinatown: https://www.welcometochinatown.com/ Send Chinatown Love: https://www.sendchinatownlove.com/ CACF Coalition of Asian Children and Families: https://www.cacf.org/ 18 Million Rising: https://18millionrising.org/ Articles Annie mentioned: Annie Tan, "Remembering Vincent," The Moth https://themoth.org/stories/remembering-vincent Nina Sharma, "Not Dead" in Asian American Writers Workshop: https://aaww.org/not-dead/ Music in the episode: "If I Ruled The World" - MILCK https://youtu.be/NhHKRvv4JfU
01:07:55
March 23, 2021
Ep. 174: "Do You Want To Be The President Who Saved Democracy?" (feat. Ari Berman)
Sign-up for Michael Moore's email list....big news coming soon! https://forms.gle/1wmxdZmdAZQ4yMkZA ***** One of the most important pieces of legislation in recent American history is in front of the U.S. Senate right now. It may determine whether we are able to maintain and strengthen voting rights in America, or whether Republicans will continue their path to minority rule, where more Americans will continue to vote for Democrats, but the Republican party will continue to hold power due to voter suppression, gerrymandering, the electoral college and other regressive factors. Journalist Ari Berman has been ferociously studying and educating us about the all-out attack on voting rights and what we need to do about it. He joins Michael to discuss the Senate legislation and House legislation we must get passed and how this will all come down to abolishing the filibuster. The House Passes a Major Voting Rights Bill—and Creates a Helluva Battle in the Senate https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/03/the-house-is-poised-to-pass-a-major-voting-rights-bill-and-create-a-helluva-battle-in-the-senate/ Read Ari's book, "Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781250094728 Call your Senators! 202-225-3121 202-224-3121 1) The Senate must pass S.1! 2) The Senate must eliminate the filibuster! Music in the episode: "Turntables" - Janele Monae https://open.spotify.com/track/1K6s5g4URy2UfS4HNBPhGY?si=b9932cf25bd245cf&nd=1 2 special offers for Rumble listeners! Raycon Earbuds 15% off! BuyRaycon.com/rumble For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
54:21
March 19, 2021
Ep. 173: A St. Patrick’s Day Plea
The political winds have shifted in America over the past few years, and it is blowing in a very progressive direction. The moderate, centrist Joe Biden is not an ideologue who came into office to lead America left -- but he is following the will of the people, and the people want a government that is responsive to their needs, ends this pandemic, and ensures jobs, health care, good schools and safety. This shift in our country has recently manifested itself with the $1.9 trillion Recovery Act the Democrats succeeded in passing, which will do us a lot of good. This is something we must acknowledge, be proud of, and keep pushing for more of! Michael addresses these shifting political winds and what it means for us all. But first, thousands of Catholic children (often referred to as  "migrants," "illegal migrants," "illegal aliens," "unaccompanied migrants," or "unaccompanied children," among other phrases) are being held in detention centers along the border. How long will this inhumane process and dehumanizing debate about it last? Mike challenges the Catholic Church to step up and advocate for these children, their safety and their humanity. Flashback: Episode 130: Trump Hates Catholics https://rumble.media/episode/ep-130-trumphatescatholics/ Music in the episode: "Peace On Earth" - U2 https://open.spotify.com/track/4vQZzwQq2jPCGgCbfdGv5p?si=c236c8e44e074b33 Special offer for Rumble listeners! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
42:19
March 17, 2021
Ep. 172: Katie Halper, Briahna Joy Gray + Sam Riddle -- Rumble 25 Million LIVE
In our final installment from the Rumble 25 million download live special, Michael is joined by comedian and podcaster Katie Halper to expose the concept of "Woke-washing," the press letting its guard down during the Biden administration, and the centrist Democrats' weaponization of identity politics and civility politics. Next, Mike and Katie are joined by "Bad Faith" podcast host and former Bernie Sanders National Press Secretary to discuss the toxic only culture of moderate Democrats, coping with the pandemic and Andrew Cuomo. Finally, Michael is joined by an old friend from Flint, radio host and political activist Sam Riddle, to discuss getting the vaccine ("despite Tuskegee"), how the fear that members of Congress felt on January 6th is a fear felt everyday by Black Detroiters, and how emerging, young leadership must be nurtured. Listen to Briahna Joy Gray's podcast with Virgil Texas "Bad Faith" https://www.patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Listen to Katie's podcast "The Katie Halper Show" https://www.patreon.com/thekatiehalpershow ...and her podcast with Matt Taibbi "Useful Idiots" https://usefulidiots.substack.com/ Follow Sam Riddle on Twitter: @samriddle Watch the films Michael mentioned: Mank https://www.netflix.com/title/81117189 The Trial of the Chicago 7 https://www.netflix.com/title/81043755
01:03:58
March 10, 2021
Ep. 171: Anand Giridharadas -- Rumble 25 Million LIVE
Anand Giridharadas is one of the world’s most thoughtful and persuasive writers and thinkers and was one of our favorite guests when this podcast first started in the final days of 2019. He joined us last week during our celebration of Rumble surpassing 25 million downloads. He and Michael discuss the first several weeks of the Biden administration, the difference between "Scranton Joe" and "Delaware Joe," how Trumpism is a "revolt against the future," and looking ahead to how America will become a "superpower of color." Subscribe and Read to Anand's The Ink: https://the.ink/ Read Anand's "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781101972670 Listen to Anand's first appearance on Rumble: Episode 9: Please Let Me Rob You, I’m Woke (Featuring Anand Giridharadas) https://rumble.media/episode/ep-9-please-let-me-rob-you-im-woke-feat-anand-giridharadas/ Watch the two movies Michael mentioned: "All In: The Fight for Democracy" https://www.amazon.com/All-Fight-Democracy-Stacey-Abrams/dp/B08FRQQKD5 "Time" https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY
49:56
March 8, 2021
Ep. 170: Jeff Daniels & Daniel Ellsberg -- Rumble 25 Million LIVE
On Monday, March 1st, the "Rumble with Michael Moore" podcast surpassed 25 million downloads. To celebrate, we recorded a special livestream episode of Rumble on YouTube with some of our favorite guests from the first 14 months, which we are sharing in multiple parts. In this episode, Michael is first joined by Emmy Award-winning actor, Michigander, and new fashion icon Jeff Daniels. They discuss his viral moment at the Golden Globes, the first days of the Biden administration and getting vaccinated and getting back to work. Next, Michael is joined by Pentagon Papers whistleblower and peace activist, Daniel Ellsberg. They discuss how we handle this era of mass delusion with so many of our fellow Americans living in a different universe than us, the perils of climate change and nuclear weapons, balancing optimism over despair and Mike Tyson. Listen to our previous episode with Ellsberg:  Episode 2: We Are The Wrong Side (Featuring Daniel Ellsberg) https://rumble.media/episode/ep-2/ Listen to our previous episode with Daniels:  Episode 123: “A Modern Day D-Day On November 3rd” (Featuring Jeff Daniels) https://rumble.media/episode/123-a-modern-day-d-day-on-november-3rd-featuring-jeff-daniels/ Watch the two movies Michael mentioned: "All In: The Fight for Democracy" https://www.amazon.com/All-Fight-Democracy-Stacey-Abrams/dp/B08FRQQKD5 "Time" https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY If you want to watch the full four-hour + broadcast of our 25 million special, subscribe (for free) and watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vmvLtXtu7tA
01:00:08
March 5, 2021
Ep. 169: Pink Floyd Co-Founder Roger Waters & Rep. Rashida Tlaib -- Rumble 25 Million LIVE
On Monday, March 1st, the Rumble with Michael Moore podcast surpassed 25 million downloads. To celebrate, we recorded a special livestream episode of Rumble on YouTube with some of our favorite guests from the first 14 months which we will now share here in 4 parts. Up first: Roger Waters and Rep. Rashida Tlaib! In this episode, Michael kicks off the event with rock music legend and Pink Floyd co-founder and creative force, Roger Waters. He first joined Rumble in May of 2020, and it turned out to be one of our most powerful and thoughtful conversations. You can listen to it here: Episode 80: We Are Many And They Are Few (Featuring Roger Waters) https://rumble.media/episode/episode-80-we-are-many-and-they-are-few-featuring-roger-waters/ Next, Michael was joined by Detroit Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who took some time in between House votes to discuss the proposed minimum wage increase, immigration reform and Palestine. She also got a chance to meet Roger Waters for the first time. You can listen to her previous appearance on Rumble here: Episode 82: Liberate Michigan…From Trump (Featuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib) https://rumble.media/episode/episode-82-liberate-michigan-from-trump-featuring-rep-rashida-tlaib/ Over the course of the next few days, we will publish all the conversations from our livestream episode, including with Jeff Daniels, Daniel Ellsberg, Anand Giridharadas, Katie Halper, Briahna Joy Gray and Sam Riddle. If you want to watch the full four-hour + broadcast, subscribe (for free) and watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vmvLtXtu7tA The movie Michael that mentioned you should watch is "MLK/FBI": https://www.mlkfbi.com/ Special Offer for Rumble Listeners: Get 3 extra months of Express VPN for free. Visit ExpressVPN.com/rumble
01:05:11
March 3, 2021
Ep. 168: I Got Vaccinated and I Live to Tell
Rumble with Michael Moore is about to surpass 25 million downloads! To celebrate we will be doing a livestream episode of Rumble on YouTube on Monday, March 1st at 8pm ET. Subscribe to Michael Moore's YouTube Page & set a reminder to join Monday's livestream! https://youtu.be/vmvLtXtu7tA *********** Michael Moore received his second dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine this week. He discusses his yearlong lockdown during the pandemic, why he decided to get vaccinated now, and why we should all get vaccinated when our number is called. He also shares the benefits of all the solitary time in his 353-day quarantine, his "liberation day" list of things to do once the vaccine has taken effect, the racial and socioeconomic disparities in vaccinations, and why we must all continue to be vigilant until Covid is gone for good. Finally, Michael warns of the three major problems with the Biden administration this week: bombing Syria, going soft on the minimum wage increase and giving Saudi Crown Prince MBS a free pass after ordering the killing of a Washington Post journalist. Call your Senators and Representatives! 202-224-3121 202-225-3121 Watch the movie Michael mentioned in the episode -- "Boys State" https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/boys-state/umc.cmc.1aatz9gwjhnpfqqt8noafagq Try Gabi to check if you've been overpaying for home and auto insurance. It's free! http://www.gabi.com/rumble
01:06:47
February 27, 2021
Ep. 167: The Middle Of The Road Is Deadly (feat. Rick Perlstein)
The violent, insurrectionist, January 6th mob attempting to overturn the election results are part of a long line of a reactionary and white supremacist elements within American politics who will resort to violence or chicanery when they don't get their way electorally. They are now at the center of the Republican party and we will have to deal with their undemocratic impulses and threats of violence as a regular feature of our politics unless we do something about it now. Historian Rick Perlstein has brilliantly documented the modern conservative movement, and he joins Michael to discuss January 6th and its aftermath, positive early moves by the Biden administration, and the ugly legacy of Rush Limbaugh that contributed to today's violent, undemocratic and dangerous Republican party. This Is Us: Why the Trump Era Ended in Violence By Rick Perlstein https://newrepublic.com/article/160975/trump-era-always-going-end-violence From Limbaugh to Trump: Rick Perlstein explains Rush’s real legacy https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/17/rick-perlstein-rush-limbaugh-death-legacy/? Check out Rick Perlstein's books in the Rumble bookshop! https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-rumble-guests Music in the episode: "My City Was Gone" - The Pretenders https://open.spotify.com/track/2tcQzupbw4uSw7efYw0xkQ?si=db963daf32954aa9 Watch the film that Michael mentioned --  "Notturno" https://www.hulu.com/movie/notturno-4c858bef-fe5a-47a9-afb1-bb42e762c4fd Rumble listeners get a free 30-day trial to Audible! Go to: Audible.com/rumble or text "RUMBLE" to 500-500
01:01:06
February 24, 2021
Ep. 166: Idiot Wind
Between the stupid disaster occurring in Texas to the continuing stupid rampage of Covid-19 to the death of S. Rush Limbaugh, it's been a banner week for enforced ignorance and prideful stupidity in America. Michael Moore makes the connection between the unique strain of American idiocy, the never-ending addiction to the myths about the "free market" and privatization, and one of the loudest and most destructive voices in the country with his legacy of ignorance, hate, fear and violence he leaves behind. Finally, Michael reflects on the passing of Jim Ridgeway, an investigative journalist who left an indelible mark in journalism, on the left, and in Michael's life and career. James Ridgeway, Hard-Hitting Investigative Journalist, Dies at 84 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/14/obituaries/james-ridgeway-dead.html Music in episode: "American Idiot" - Green Day https://open.spotify.com/track/6nTiIhLmQ3FWhvrGafw2zj?si=db0f230bd8394412 "Idiot Wind" - Bob Dylan https://open.spotify.com/track/1nbGN4N63uCQq0pCIs3kIf?si=b2598ef832be4472 Watch the film Michael mentioned, "Welcome To Chechnya" https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/welcome-to-chechnya Special offer for Rumble listeners! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
01:08:34
February 19, 2021
Ep. 165: Charles Blow (feat. Charles Blow)
Charles Blow is a columnist at the New York Times, and commentator on CNN and the author of a new book, "The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto." His voice is like no other in the media. He joins Michael to discuss the problem with lumping together "people of color," why political attempts at "unity" have often been at the expense of and to the detriment of Black Americans and minority groups, and his radical geographic plan for how to increase the political and economic power of Black American as he's detailed in his new manifesto. How does 14 Black Senators sound? Read Charles' new book ,"The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9780062914668 Check out more books from Rumble guests: https://bookshop.org/shop/RumbleMichaelMoore Music in the episode: "Going Back Home" - Nina Simone https://open.spotify.com/track/6wuYm5DYdjhye8WGm5WCiL?si=3b27e3d4ed94459c "Midnight Train To Georgia" - Gladys Knight & The Pips https://open.spotify.com/track/7MF7QAodbGzNYav5ZfIhAY?si=b97f9dd385824b7b Raycon is offering 15% off all their products for Rumble listeners! Go to: buyraycon.com/rumble
01:05:24
February 16, 2021
Ep. 164: Judas and the Black Messiah (w/ Shaka King, Fred Hampton Jr. & Gloria Clark Jackson)
Michael is joined by the director and co-writer of "Judas and the Black Messiah" Shaka King , a long with Fred Hampton Jr., to discuss the U.S. government assassination of Black Panther Party leaders Fred Ham p ton and Mark Clark in 1969, how much (or little) progress has been made by Black Americans since then, why Fred Hampton was seen as a threat by J. Edgar Hoover, and how this provocative film about the FBI infiltrating and murdering American citizens came into existence. Later, Michael is joined by the sister of Black Panther Party Defense Captain Mark Clark, Gloria Jackson Clark, who was living with her mother in Flint, Michigan when they found out on TV that Mark Clark had been killed alongside Fred Hampton. She reflects on her brother’s life and legacy. Judas and the Black Messiah https://www.judasandtheblackmessiah.com/ Read more about the FBI's COINTELPRO https://www.aclu.org/other/more-about-fbi-spying Read Gloria's book "Mark Clark: Soul of a Black Panther" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9798657311402 Mark Clark https://activistmarkclark.org/
01:08:51
February 12, 2021
Ep. 163: RUMBLE LIVE -- When The President Incites, You Must Indict
On Day 3 of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the Democratic impeachment managers unveiled stunning and maddening video proof of the violent, insurrectionist mob being instigated by Trump and showing their lethal and deadly actions and intentions. Footage we've never seen before of Senators running for their lives was among the evidence that showed how the January 6th, 2021 was even worse than we thought. Michael Moore reflects on today's stunning testimony. The Senate must convict this thuggish sociopath and forbid him for running for office again, and any Republican member of congress who voted in favor of the insurrectionists must be shunned, shamed, defeated and removed. Call your Senators and demand Trump be convicted: 202-224-3121 202-225-3121 Watch the video the Democrats played aired to kickoff the impeachment trial: https://youtu.be/lXB0o0t8qnM The Sedition Caucus: https://medium.com/@MMFlint/immediately-remove-the-republicans-who-voted-in-favor-of-the-terrorists-demands-e74d08983a6d This was originally recorded on Facebook Live. Follow Michael on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMFlint Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelfmoore/
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February 11, 2021
Ep. 162: How To Make 2021 The Year Of The Equal Rights Amendment (w/ Rep. Jackie Speier)
After first being drafted in 1923 by two leaders of the women’s suffrage movement and then finally being passed by Congress in 1972, the century-long struggle to have the Equal Rights Amendment ratified and gender-equality enshrined in the U.S. Constitution is finally on the brink of succeeding. That's because in 2020, the state of Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the E.R.A. matching the two-thirds threshold needed to ratify a constitutional amendment. However, an arbitrary 7-year time limit on the 1972 legislation has provided one final hurdle that advocates for women's equality must overcome. Rep. Jackie Speier of California has been leading the charge in Congress on the E.R.A. since she got there in 2013. The day after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated, Rep. Speier reintroduced this bill to remove the arbitrary time limit and put the E.R.A. on the path to ratification. She joins Michael to discuss the roadmap for what we all need to do to make equal rights for women a reality. Who to push to make sure we finally ratify the E.R.A. -- Call Your Senator: 202-224-3121 202-225-3121 The White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ Take Action With The E.R.A. Coalition: http://www.eracoalition.org/take-action Music in the episode: "You Don't Own Me" - Lesley Gore https://open.spotify.com/track/0bKfZQu4RTTQlAZAGVLAcc ​
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February 9, 2021
Ep. 161: Viggo Mortensen (feat. Viggo Mortensen)
We are in an age of mass confusion, political instability, and social distrust. Even within many families, there's a sense that we are living on different planets, with different realities, competing sets of facts, and values and beliefs that directly contradict one another. So how do we, as a species, go about living together when we don't trust, don't like and even feel mortally threatened by one another? Viggo Mortensen is one of the most talented, dynamic and versatile actors of our time. He has written, directed and stars in a new film that captures this tension within a family, and beautifully depicts their attempts at surviving one another in these tense times. He joins Michael to discuss his directorial debut, these turbulent times we are experiencing, art during the pandemic, living in Spain, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and when he first learned that he would die one day. "Falling" - Written, Directed, Produced and Starring Viggo Mortensen https://www.modernfilms.com/falling Music for "Falling" - Featuring Music by Viggo Mortensen, Buckethead, Skating Poly https://youtu.be/IxfFbsofSMA Special offer for Rumble listeners! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire: Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
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February 6, 2021
Ep. 160: What Would FDR Do? (w/ H.W. Brands)
When President Biden moved into the White House, one of the changes to the Oval Office included removing a massive portrait of President Andrew Jackson and replacing it with a portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the weeks leading up to being sworn in, Biden and his team studied biographies of Roosevelt in the hopes of emulating the bold, heavy-handed use of the federal government to help solve monumental crises. One of these great biographies is "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," which was written by historian H.W. Brands. Michael is joined by Brands to discuss how and why Roosevelt succeeded and what Biden must do to achieve similar success. Michael also shares his thoughts on Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's IG Live about the threats to her life during the January 6th mob violence and includes the audio from AOC's message. Read: Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9780307277947 Watch Rep. AOC's full IG Live https://youtu.be/fWNWoNaImQA The names of the 147 members of the Sedition Caucus https://bit.ly/3tlfmCa The two MTV Documentary films Michael mentioned: 76 Days https://www.76daysfilm.com/ A Life Too Short (Now available on Pluto TV) https://www.docnyc.net/film/a-life-too-short/ Special offer for Rumble listeners! Get 3 extra months free of ExpressVPN with this link: https://www.expressvpn.com/rumble Music in the episode: "Dear Mrs. Roosevelt" - Performed by Bob Dylan; Written by Woody Guthrie https://open.spotify.com/track/4KsmPJZ36HUmUb73XaspUJ
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February 3, 2021
Ep. 159: Send The Troops To Kalamazoo and Other Ideas
100,000 Americans have died since New Year's Day due to the coronavirus. The decades-long planned bombardment of the federal government, started by Ronald Reagan and completed by Donald Trump, has left us with a feckless, confused, and backwards response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we have a new, Democratic administration trying to fix this mess, but Michael Moore has an even bolder idea: A World War II-level aggressive American government action needed to prevent hundreds of thousands of more unnecessary deaths in the coming months. Mike also shares his surprising early impressions of the first weeks of the Biden/Harris administration. Biden's centrist words, liberal actions https://www.axios.com/biden-centrist-words-liberal-actions-bc488dd2-cc1b-4601-b858-4bbdf4c6a17e.html The photo of the right-wing, anti-New Deal CEO of Montgomery Ward, Sewell Avery, being carried out by federal troops: https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/sewell-avery-thrown-out/ Watch the movie Michael mentioned on Netflix: "Dick Johnson Is Dead" https://www.netflix.com/title/80234465 Try Gabi to check if you've been overpaying for home and auto insurance. It's free! http://www.gabi.com/rumble Music in the episode: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" - From "Across The Universe" Soundtrack https://open.spotify.com/track/4Fknl5coWTUwhBHuABw5lu
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February 1, 2021
Ep. 158: Kill (The Filibuster) or Be Killed (feat. Adam Jentleson)
The Democrats are now in control of the White House, and have majorities in the House and the Senate and have several massive emergencies they were elected to deal with. However, as Republicans made clear when Obama was President, and with the GOP turning even more nefarious since then, they will ruthlessly try to stymie the Biden administration no matter what they try and accomplish. Their best instrument to undercut democracy from working is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the cynical use of the threat of a filibuster. Will Americans (and the Democratic party) really let a misused legislative tactic prevent the government from making any progress on Covid, the economy, health care or anything else? Michael is joined by Adam Jentleson, a former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has written a book about the undemocratic U.S. Senate and the need to kill the filibuster for the sake of democracy. Call your U.S. Senator! End the Filibuster! Majority Rules, Minority Rights. 202-224-3121 202-225-3121 Read Adam's book "Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781631497773 Read Adam's NYT Op-ed: Joe Biden May Have Only Two Years to Get Things Done Democrats must kill the filibuster and make the Senate great again. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/opinion/democrats-filibuster-congress-mcconnell.html Watch the film Michael mentioned: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution https://www.netflix.com/title/81001496 Music in the episode: "Don't Talk" - 10,000 Maniacs https://open.spotify.com/track/2UVCAECrr5MR6wjKDgQgDE
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January 26, 2021
Ep. 157: Let America Be America Again - Inauguration 2021 (feat. Langston Hughes)
It's over. It's finally fucking over. Donald Trump's presidency is finished. On Inauguration Day 2021, Mike takes us back to Inauguration eve 2017, hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as President, where he read Langston Hughes' very timely 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again" at 3AM in a Washington D.C. hotel room. Mike recounts that night in D.C., on the brink of Trump's presidency (and Women's March the following day) and also shares new thoughts on how, four years later, in a militarized "Green Zone" in our nation's Capital, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reigns of a beaten and bruised nation, but one full of promise. Read the original Langston Hughes poem: https://poets.org/poem/let-america-be-america-again Music in the episode: "Hallelujah" - Performed by Yolanda Adams at Biden/Harris Inauguration Eve Covid Memorial Event https://youtu.be/iohM2wnouDo "Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen https://open.spotify.com/track/6s1mt6e0n8G7jcNhcxXKzq New Rumble Underwriter! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire! Go to SignalWire.com and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
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January 20, 2021
Ep. 156: RUMBLE LIVE - Need A Domestic Terrorist? Dial 9-1-1
As we've now learned of the proliferation of military and police who helped organize and who participated in the insurrection, the people Biden and Harris must actually fear are the ones wearing guns, camo and a badge. Take down the fences and send home the National Guard. The terrorists are not coming from the outside. The real terrorists are already inside the house (and the House!). January 6th was their horror movie version of calling from somewhere downstairs. Michael Moore shares his latest thinking on the ongoing terrorist threat from the American right-wing, how the white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement and the military poses our biggest challenge, why the white, patriarchal society's perceived losing of power will motive their anger and hate for a long time, and why Biden-Harris must stick to their plans to hold the inauguration on the Capitol steps. This episode was recorded on Facebook Live. Call your member of Congress: 202-224-3121 AP: FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack https://apnews.com/article/biden-inauguration-joe-biden-capitol-siege-ap-top-news-857bacc273e16ff82dc9fefed1242ae8 2006 FBI report: White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/White_Supremacist_Infiltration_of_Law_Enforcement.pdf The report we discussed with former DHS analyst Daryl Johnson in Episode 154: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment https://fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf All 10 living former defense secretaries: Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/10-former-defense-secretaries-military-peaceful-transfer-of-power/2021/01/03/2a23d52e-4c4d-11eb-a9f4-0e668b9772ba_story.html
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January 18, 2021
Ep. 155: Rick Snyder's Crimes Against Humanity (feat. Jordan Chariton)
After more than six years of no accountability for former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for his actions leading to the poisoning of the city of Flint, Snyder was arraigned on Wednesday for two counts of willful neglect of duty. He is the first of Michigan’s 49 governors in 184 years to face charges related to their time in office. If convicted, he could face up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Snyder is among nine senior officials who are facing a total of 42 criminal charges for their actions that caused a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Genesee County, and caused permanent, irreversible brain damage due to lead poisoning to thousands of Flint children. Michael is joined by investigative journalist Jordan Chariton who had doggedly reported on the plight of the people of Flint and the wide-ranging cover-up by Snyder and his henchman. They discuss why it's taken this long for any sort of legal action to be taken against Snyder, why his misdemeanor charge is not enough, and what we must do now. How A Flurry Of Suspicious Phone Calls Set Investigators On Rick Snyder’s Trail By Jordan Chariton & Jenn Dize https://theintercept.com/2021/01/13/flint-michigan-rick-snyder-legionnaires/ Michigan's Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint's Toxic Water—and Lied About It By Jordan Chariton & Jenn Dize https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3bdp9/michigans-ex-gov-rick-snyder-knew-about-flints-toxic-waterand-lied-about-it Follow Jordan's work at Status Coup: https://statuscoup.com/ You can contact Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office here: https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-82100---,00.html Michael's Friday night appearance on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams: https://fb.watch/32ev5A9HXs/
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January 16, 2021
Ep. 154: How To Stop The Coup Klux Klan (feat. Daryl Johnson)
They knew. The government knew and law enforcement knew that what took place on January 6th, 2021 was not an isolated incident or a total surprise. Not only were right-wing organizations, led by Donald Trump, planning this attack out in the open, but as far back as 2009 a Department of Homeland Security threat assessment warned of the growing right-wing domestic terror threat within America. Rather than heed the warning, the author of the post was attacked by the right-wing, the Obama administration was forced to retract the report, and everyone who worked on it was eventually out of their jobs. The author of the report was a former DHS analyst named Daryl Johnson, who joins Michael to discuss the rising terror threat from within, why it won't end anytime soon, how Trump "poured fuel on an already burning fire," and what we all must do to defend ourselves and protect humanity. Plus, Mike shares his thoughts on Impeachment Day #2, the awful press conference held by the Department of Justice and FBI, and the long overdue news that charges will soon be filed against former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and his associates for the poisoning of the water and the children of Flint, Michigan. Daryl Johnson: I warned of right-wing violence in 2009. Republicans objected. I was right. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/21/i-warned-of-right-wing-violence-in-2009-it-caused-an-uproar-i-was-right/? Read Michael's Facebook post on 7 Critical Truths of this moment https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/posts/10157489256976857 Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: https://www.expressvpn.com/rumble
01:23:38
January 13, 2021
EP. 153: RUMBLE LIVE - The Terrorist Attack Is NOT Over
Many of the attackers are still in D.C. They were aided and abetted by certain members of the police, military and Republican party. And Wednesday's terror attack was just a dry run for what they are planning next. Michael Moore shares his latest, urgent thoughts on the terror attack that occurred this week and the one we must prepare for. This episode was first recorded as a Facebook Live. Read Michael's short post: https://medium.com/@MMFlint/the-terrorist-attack-is-not-over-381e857f07ed Follow Michael on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMFlint Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelfmoore/
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January 10, 2021
Ep. 152: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM - "We Were Sitting Ducks" (feat. Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Flint)
Flint, Michigan Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee has been friends with Michael Moore since they were both teenagers. Throughout the terrorist attack on the Capitol yesterday, he was in frequent contact with Michael about what was transpiring. He joins Michael on Rumble to describe how it felt to not know if he would live or die as he was trapped inside the House chamber, why Members of Congress told family and staff to not show up at the Capitol yesterday, how law enforcement failed to protect them, and why Trump must be removed so he doesn't do more damage in his final 13 days in office. Rep. Kildee also described walking through the damaged and ransacked Capitol building, his disgust with his House and Senate colleagues for aiding and abetting the terror attack, and how white men with American and Confederate flags can literally get away with treason. "I just felt that we were fucked. We were sitting ducks." - Rep. Kildee Here's the video Rep. Kildee filmed from the House Gallery during the terror attack: https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/1346986292891045889?s=20 Follow Michael on social media for real-time updates: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMFlint Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelfmoore/
01:20:43
January 7, 2021
EP. 151: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM - The Trump Coup
Michael Moore was in personal contact for five hours during this terrorist siege with Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint, Michigan, who was among the 30 members who stayed inside the House chamber as it was stormed by the armed mob. He shares this first-hand account as the Members hit the floor in fear of their lives. Shots were fired. A woman died. We need to deal with these traitors in the most aggressive way so that this never happens again. And their traitorous leader, Donald J. Trump, MUST be arrested tonight. No excuses. NO mercy. This episode was recorded live on Facebook. Follow Michael on social media to see all his posts in real-time: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMFlint Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelfmoore/
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January 6, 2021
Ep. 150: The Godfather Don Trumpleone
Our SECOND SEASON of RUMBLE begins today! Donald Trump is a thug, a gangster, and a menace to society. His latest crime might be his most shameless: on a call with Georgia's Secretary of State this Saturday, Trump pushed, threatened, cajoled, and begged the State of Georgia to give him more than 11,000 votes in order to overtake Joe Biden in the State's election count in the hopes of overturning the election. In this episode of Rumble, Michael shares the full, raw, unedited hour long audio recording of Trump, along with his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and two lawyers, using mafia boss-tactics on his call with Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, and his office’s general counsel, Ryan Germany. This all occurs on the eve of Georgia's two Senate special elections, which will determine the balance of power in the United States Senate, and whether the Biden administration will stand any chance of accomplishing anything in office. Georgia! For election day info on where and how to vote, go to: https://iwillvote.com/ Music in the episode: Main Title (The Godfather Waltz) - Nino Rota https://open.spotify.com/track/3WoSJF85H0qywD4qLp4HDd Theme Song From "The Sopranos" (“Woke Up This Morning”) performed by Alabama 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJpNmYeooQE
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January 5, 2021
Ep. 149: Best Christmas Bombing Ever!
Michael Moore discusses two of the most recent acts of terror in the United States: Anthony Q. Warner's suicide bombing in Nashville, Tennessee and Army Green Beret Duke Webb's shooting and killing of three people at a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois. Mike also addresses the Wounded Knee Massacre which occurred 130 years ago today, part of America's genocide of the native inhabitants, and the beginning of a long line of violence which continues today. All that, plus more holiday cheer and vaccinations! Mike's Facebook post on Wounded Knee: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/posts/10157462496551857 Music in the episode: "Downtown" - Petula Clark https://open.spotify.com/track/0ZQ6ckgerHYM5mOUxTl99Q
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December 29, 2020
Ep. 148: Merry Christmas. You Are Not Alone.
On Christmas 2020, Michael Moore plays some of his favorite “Christmas” music as he recalls past Christmases, reads a Christmas Eve letter from a friend, and offers solace to those struggling during this holiday season. Santa, trying to enter the US by air from Great Britain without a 14-day quarantine, makes no appearance on RUMBLE this year. Music in the episode: "Space Christmas" - Allo Darlin' https://open.spotify.com/track/2NjSceaQxxKGV414BorznZ "Have Yourself A Very Little Christmas" - Judy Garland https://open.spotify.com/track/3KfvWNzfjr4e86DaJOaqJU "The Rebel Jesus" - Jackson Browne https://open.spotify.com/track/0G4eOezzbJfaESK1Bhvzax "When God Made Me" - Neil Young https://open.spotify.com/track/20s3Btm8x5A0C8RlkVx1PE
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December 25, 2020
Ep. 147: Creating a New Yellow Brick Road — On the One-Year Anniversary of RUMBLE
On the one-year anniversary of the launch of Rumble with Michael Moore, Michael let's you inside of his mind about this moment in history we are all living through, why Rumble was created, and what role we (and you) must play moving forward. After 147 episodes in the last 365 days, Mike is on fire after this year of 2020 — and ready to do more, create more and do it together with all of you. Music in the episode: "Anniversary" - Tony! Toni! Toné! https://open.spotify.com/track/6PViGgcsQhLPSkMxgoRWLl
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December 18, 2020
Ep. 146: No Coup For You! (feat. Ruth Ben-Ghiat)
As Donald Trump's attempts to steal the election in the courts continue to falter, and as his legal team humiliates themselves at every turn, are we becoming too content in laughing it off and too comfortable in thinking our institutions are now stable? Historian and author Ruth Ben-Ghiat appeared in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" to help warn of the fascist threat posed by Trump, and she joins Michael now to share her most recent ideas about the danger we are currently in and how leaders like Trump help us become our worst selves. She's written a new book looking back at fascists from Mussolini to the present day and finds many similarities between these leaders' use of propaganda, their endorsements of violence, and their projection of virility and masculinity to appeal to male and female supporters alike. Read Ruth's book, "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781324001546 Watch Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" on Prime! https://amzn.to/2Lrfoah Special offer for Rumble Listeners! Get 20% off of Raycon Wireless Earbuds! BuyRaycon.com/rumble
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December 10, 2020
Ep. 145: Only In The Darkness Can You See The Stars (feat. Marc Lamont Hill)
The year 2020 has featured a series of monumental events: a once-in-a-century pandemic, historic protests in the aftermath of more police killings of Black Americans and a Donald Trump presidency and re-election campaign. In this time of massive unrest, despair, and darkness, might we be on the verge of something profound, positive and hopeful? Marc Lamont Hill is a scholar, author and activist, and he joins Michael to discuss the necessity and possibility for radical change in America, Marc's bout with COVID-19, and his unceremonious firing from CNN for daring to speak out for Palestinian human rights. Read Marc Lamont Hill's books: "We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781642594539 You can pre-order his upcoming book, "Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781620975923 Listen to Marc's podcast "Coffee and Books" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-and-books/id1522592619 Visit Marc's Bookstore in Philadelphia "Uncle Bobbie's" https://www.unclebobbies.com/ GEORGIA! December 7th Is The Last Day To Register For The January 6th Run-off Election! Check Your Status Here: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/
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December 7, 2020
Ep. 144: Cinema Saves The World
Warner Bros. (which is now owned by AT&T, which also owns CNN, HBO, the Turner Networks, etc.) announced this week that all of it's 2021 films will be streamed immediately on it's new HBO Max streaming platform, bypassing the usual "window" that movie theaters get to run films first. While streaming all films is obviously necessary during the pandemic, this move is rightfully being interpreted as a death blow to movie theaters that movie studios (particularly ones owned by wireless phones companies) have been inevitably heading towards regardless of COVID-19. What is AT&T/Warner Bros. trying to accomplish with this move? What might it mean for the future of our streaming bills (and internet bills and phones bills)? And what does this mean for the future of movies? Michael Moore, whose debut film "Roger & Me" was distributed by Warner Bros. in 1989, and who runs two non-profit movie theaters in Traverse City, Michigan, shares his thoughts on this latest blow to the art of cinema. You can share your thoughts to Michael at: mike@michaelmoore.com
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December 5, 2020
Ep. 143: What's The Matter With Populism? (feat. Thomas Frank)
Thomas Frank is a historian and author behind classic books such as "What's that Matter With Kansas?" and "Listen, Liberal." His work has exposed the cynicism and corruption behind the conservative movement and Republican party, the cataclysmic failures of the liberal establishment and the Democratic party, along with the corporate elite that they all serve. He joins Michael to discuss the necessary defeat of Trump, what to expect from the Democrats, and how our only hope for real, positive change is through mass, democratic, citizen-led movements and not through the current political system or the Democratic party. The people must lead the politicians, not the other way around. Recent Thomas Frank articles: Ding-dong, the jerk is gone. But read this before you sing the Hallelujah Chorus https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/07/trump-defeat-election We need to reclaim populism from the right. It has a long, proud leftwing history ‘Populist’ has become shorthand for racist authoritarianism. But the first populists were progressive labor activists who fought for democracy https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/12/we-need-to-reclaim-populism-from-the-right-it-has-a-long-proud-leftwing-history Read his books! The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781250798480 Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781250118134 What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9780805077742 Music in the episode: "This Land Is Your Land" - Woody Guthrie https://open.spotify.com/track/3ZjrfGcb3A2PMGA1vRNgSk "This Land Is Your Land" @OccupyLA - Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman) https://youtu.be/E1ImQ7Ylvdo
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December 3, 2020
Ep. 142: An Appeal From Michael Moore To MAGA Nation -- "I Don't Want You To Die"
Michael Moore extends a hand to the 73 million Americans who voted for four more years of Donald Trump with a simple, heartfelt message - "I don't want you to die." As the COVID-19 pandemic rages and reaches its most deadly period, and with a vaccine on the horizon, Mike begs those who disagree with him politically to literally live to fight another day. Please don't become another COVID statistic. Don't give up. Don't give in. Let's unite behind ending this pandemic so we can go back to fighting each other (non-violently) in the battle of ideas. Email Mike at: mike@michaelmoore.com Music in the Episode: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Alison Krauss & Brad Paisley https://open.spotify.com/track/0f7OHfUNNs5DGTijGFPalp Special offer for Rumble Listeners! Get 20% off of Raycon Wireless Earbuds! BuyRaycon.com/rumble
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November 30, 2020
Ep. 141: Make America California Again! (w/ Rep. Ro Khanna)
If Democrats are able to win the two Senate races in Georgia on January 5th, they will have control over the Presidency, the House and the Senate after Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20th. What can America accomplish with unified Democratic control of the Executive and Legislative branches in Washington? To get a picture of what that can look like, America can look to California for inspiration. California congressman Ro Khanna joins Michael to first explain what progressive, positive change has become reality in California due to Democrats controlling all levers of power in the state for the past several years. Then, they discuss what Democrats can get done in Washington if Democrats are able to take control of the Senate after the special elections in Georgia. GEORGIA Special Election Is On January 5th! Register to Vote By December 7th: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov You Can Vote By Mail By Requesting An Absentee Ballot: https://georgia.gov/vote-absentee-ballot Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action: https://fairfight.com/ New Georgia Project: https://newgeorgiaproject.org/ Music in the Episode: "California Love" - 2Pac & Dr. Dre https://open.spotify.com/track/1JClFT74TYSXlzpagbmj0S "California Dreaming" - DJ Sammy https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=U6yhcFMa5HU Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: https://www.expressvpn.com/rumble
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November 20, 2020
Ep. 140: Action Is the Antidote To Despair (feat. "Planet of the Humans" Filmmakers Jeff Gibbs & Ozzie Zehner)
In the aftermath of Max Blumenthal's explosive investigative piece about the green billionaires and their allies who tried to suppress "Planet of the Humans," Michael Moore welcomes back director Jeff Gibbs and producer Ozzie Zehner for their first reactions to this bombshell report. They also discuss why we have been unable to cut our reliance on fossil fuels, how economic growth is killing us, and why climate change is a negative symptom of a larger environmental crisis that we've been failing to address with a holistic approach due to our society's addiction to the profit motive. Additionally, they discuss how a Biden administration should address our planetary emergency, how to improve and expand upon the current Green New Deals that have been proposed and why growth, consumption and capitalism are at the heart of the “climate” problem. Go to the Planet of the Humans official website: https://planetofthehumans.com/ You can still watch "Planet of the Humans" for free on our RUMBLE YouTube channel until Wednesday, November 18th at 11:59pm ET! https://youtu.be/Zk11vI-7czE Own a "Planet of the Humans" DVD! https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Humans-Jeff-Gibbs/dp/B08HTG6HRW? The big Max Blumenthal investigation in The Grayzone: ‘Green’ billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of ‘Planet of the Humans’ documentary The Michael Moore-produced ‘Planet of the Humans’ faced a coordinated suppression campaign led by professional climate activists backed by the same ‘green’ billionaires, Wall Street investors, industry insiders and family foundations skewered in the film. https://thegrayzone.com/2020/09/07/green-billionaires-planet-of-the-humans/ Music in the episode: "(Nothing But) Flowers" - Talking Heads https://open.spotify.com/track/3NNatBZ65onPjc4eeWhwNm
01:27:38
November 17, 2020
Ep. 139: P.S. I Love You
Michael Moore shares your voicemails in the wake of Joe Biden's election victory, Michael's open letter to the President-Elect, and Donald Trump's refusal to concede. You'll get to hear a sampling of the thousands of messages fellow Rumblers have left for Mike, mixing joy, relief, anxiety, gratitude, fear, and a host of other emotions, questions and ideas during this unique moment in our history that we're all living through together. ICYMI: Michael Moore's Open Letter to Joe Biden https://medium.com/@MMFlint/an-open-letter-to-joe-biden-a34afb3a2508 If you prefer to listen, here's the podcast version of Michael Moore's open letter to Joe Biden https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-138-open-letter-from-michael-moore-to-president/id1490354763?i=1000498075593 Georgia Voters! Request your mail ballot for the January 5th runoff election now! https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov Michael Moore on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUgUWx5VBeo Michael Moore on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHzTYPR0Lg Music in the episode: "P.S. I Love You" - The Beatles https://open.spotify.com/track/7Msq9qojB7yORuJvz49iUy Try Gabi to check if you've been overpaying for home and auto insurance. It's free! http://www.gabi.com/rumble
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November 15, 2020
Ep. 138: An Open Letter From Michael Moore To President-Elect Joe Biden
As President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris plan their transition to the White House (and as President Trump and his allies plan a coup) Michael Moore pens an open letter to our next President thanking him for successfully defeating Trump and making suggestions on what his first steps in office should be. Read the full letter here: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/posts/10157357880636857
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November 11, 2020
Ep. 137: RUMBLE LIVE - 'Twas The Night Before Trump Removal
On the verge of the End of Trump, just as Biden went ahead of Trump in Georgia at 4:30 in the morning, Michael Moore couldn’t sleep. So he turned on the cable news to watch the results and de