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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. 132: “The Easiest Way To Defeat Falsehood Is To Amplify Truth” (feat. Keith Olbermann)

Rumble with Michael Moore

Ep. 132: “The Easiest Way To Defeat Falsehood Is To Amplify Truth” (feat. Keith Olbermann)

Rumble with Michael Moore

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: Music in the episode: "Hallelujah" - Performed by Yolanda Adams at Biden/Harris Inauguration Eve Covid Memorial Event "Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen New Rumble Underwriter! For high-quality video conference technology, try SignalWire! Go to and use the code "Moore" for a free 30-day trial!
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 2006 FBI report: White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement 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 All 10 living former defense secretaries: Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory
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 Michigan's Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint's Toxic Water—and Lied About It By Jordan Chariton & Jenn Dize Follow Jordan's work at Status Coup: You can contact Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office here:,4534,7-359-82100---,00.html Michael's Friday night appearance on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams:
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. Read Michael's Facebook post on 7 Critical Truths of this moment Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here:
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: Follow Michael on: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:
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: Follow Michael on social media for real-time updates: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:
January 7, 2021
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: Facebook: Instagram:
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: Music in the episode: Main Title (The Godfather Waltz) - Nino Rota Theme Song From "The Sopranos" (“Woke Up This Morning”) performed by Alabama 3
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: Music in the episode: "Downtown" - Petula Clark
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' "Have Yourself A Very Little Christmas" - Judy Garland "The Rebel Jesus" - Jackson Browne "When God Made Me" - Neil Young
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!
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" Watch Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" on Prime! Special offer for Rumble Listeners! Get 20% off of Raycon Wireless Earbuds!
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" You can pre-order his upcoming book, "Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics" Listen to Marc's podcast "Coffee and Books" Visit Marc's Bookstore in Philadelphia "Uncle Bobbie's" GEORGIA! December 7th Is The Last Day To Register For The January 6th Run-off Election! Check Your Status Here:
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:
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 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 Read his books! The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America Music in the episode: "This Land Is Your Land" - Woody Guthrie "This Land Is Your Land" @OccupyLA - Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman)
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: Music in the Episode: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Alison Krauss & Brad Paisley Special offer for Rumble Listeners! Get 20% off of Raycon Wireless Earbuds!
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: You Can Vote By Mail By Requesting An Absentee Ballot: Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action: New Georgia Project: Music in the Episode: "California Love" - 2Pac & Dr. Dre "California Dreaming" - DJ Sammy Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here:
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: You can still watch "Planet of the Humans" for free on our RUMBLE YouTube channel until Wednesday, November 18th at 11:59pm ET! Own a "Planet of the Humans" DVD! 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. Music in the episode: "(Nothing But) Flowers" - Talking Heads
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 If you prefer to listen, here's the podcast version of Michael Moore's open letter to Joe Biden Georgia Voters! Request your mail ballot for the January 5th runoff election now! Michael Moore on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Part 1 Michael Moore on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Part 2 Music in the episode: "P.S. I Love You" - The Beatles Try Gabi to check if you've been overpaying for home and auto insurance. It's free!
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:
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 decided to go on Facebook Live to see if anyone else couldn’t sleep. Lo and behold - it was like Christmas morning! Mike decided to just hit play and share it with his podcast audience by publishing this moment raw right here on RUMBLE. No candidate has reached 270 electoral votes yet. Any time now...
November 6, 2020
Ep. 136: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — This Is The End, My Friend
It’s either the end of Trump, or the end of that which gave us Trump. Or both. Michael Moore offers a plan to have today’s Rumble listeners get 1 million voters to the polls. And what we need to do to prepare for Trump’s attempt to stop the counting of ballots and seize the election. This is the moment we’ve dreaded and the moment we make history. PHOTO: Donald and Melania Trump Grinning With An Orphan in El Paso ORGANIZING TO PROTECT THE RESULTS OF THE 2020 ELECTION: Michael Moore’s Election Day Mixtape 2020: Any last minute voting questions? Music in the episode: "Democracy" - Leonard Cohen
November 2, 2020
Ep. 135: A Final Prayer For America (with Dr. Cornel West)
Dr. Cornel West joins Michael Moore in the final hours before election day to have one last, fierce conversation over how we should use what may be our last moments as a free people to fight and remove the Neofascist Gangster from the White House. Is this it? If we succeed, what then with our new neoliberal president? We must make the most of these three intense days ahead. Who will help us? Who will intercede? Can someone somewhere offer something resembling a prayer for this misguided, misbegotten but otherwise well-meaning nation? Have we earned our rescue? It’s in our hands. And somebody just gave us an extra hour on the clock tonight to get it together man! Michael Moore’s Election Day Mixtape 2020 - Play It At the Polls! From the album “So You Wanna Dance the Trump Away! - Vol. 54” All of your questions about how and where to register and vote can be found here: Music in the episode: "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder
October 31, 2020
Ep. 134: How To Legally Double Or Triple Your Vote
Michael Moore shares some good news and some bad news. First, the bad: you CANNOT mail your ballot in anymore. It's too late. The Trump administration's sabotage of the postal service, and the potential for the courts to not allow counting ballots that arrive after November 3rd makes it too risky. If you have a mail-in or absentee ballot, you MUST drop it off in-person or vote on election day. But there's some good news: following yesterday's episode, more Rumble listeners are finding out how easy it is to double (or triple!) their votes. It's simple! Michael also shares some of your emails and voicemails responding to his question of what we will do if the Republicans steal the election. You can send more ideas to Michael here: All of your voting resources are available here: NYT: How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States
October 29, 2020
Ep. 133: A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
With less than a week from Judgement Day, Michael Moore shares his raw, anxiety-filled thoughts about where the country stands now. Record numbers of absentee ballots have been requested, record numbers of Americans have voted early, while Trump and McConnell have just rammed through another arch-conservative to the most powerful weapon in the Republican party arsenal -- the Supreme Court. Trump, his Justice Department, Republican operatives throughout the country, and his partisan backers on the Supreme Court are all openly flexing their anti-democratic muscles and preparing to steal the election by any means necessary. From blowing up the U.S. Postal Service to slowing the mail down, to shutting down polling locations, to this week's Supreme Court ruling that mailed-in ballots in Wisconsin that arrive after November 3rd due to the slow mail will not be counted, their quest for power has no limits. The prospect of the Democrats overwhelmingly winning the popular vote, but Republicans claiming an Electoral College victory after months of voter suppression, threats of violence and legal challenges, is all too real. So while we have rightfully been wondering for years what would happen if Trump refused to accept the election results, the most important question might actually be -- will WE accept the election results after THEY steal it???? Music in the episode: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" - Bob Dylan “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna" - Jason Mraz “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna" - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna" - Eliza Gilkyson
October 28, 2020
Ep. 132: “The Easiest Way To Defeat Falsehood Is To Amplify Truth” (feat. Keith Olbermann)
Michael Moore is joined by legendary broadcaster Keith Olbermann who explains his decision to leave ESPN in order to get back into the political fray with his "Worst Person In the World" series on YouTube. They discuss why Trump is a "stochastic" terrorist, the big mistake President Obama made that Olbermann hopes a possible President Biden does not repeat, and the time Joe Biden asked Olbermann to lunch to ask for public speaking advice. Additionally, Michael paints a stark and scary picture of one of many thuggish tactics Trump may try before the election, plus he shares a weekend to-do list to help get out the vote! Voter registration deadlines are coming up in Utah, Iowa, Massachusetts, Colorado, Montana, and Connecticut. Check your voter registration status here: Subscribe to Keith's YouTube channel: Music in the episode: "Commander In Chief" - Demi Lovato Special offer for Rumble Listeners! Get 15% off of Raycon Wireless Earbuds!
October 22, 2020
Ep: 131: Michigan Is Ready To Rumble (w/ Rep. Dan Kildee, Rep. Rashida Tlaib & Sam Riddle)
Four years after the so-called "Blue Wall" crumbled, and Michigan (along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania) fell to Trump, Michael Moore is joined by three longtime Michigan friends who dissect what is happening on the ground, how 2020 differs from 2016, what role the pandemic is having in Michigan and what we’ll need to do to get President Biden on board with the new America we’re going to create. Guests: Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint, has been a friend of Michael since they were teens. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Detroit, who won her primary this August in a landslide. Sam Riddle, Political Director of Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network in Michigan, Radio Host, and a childhood friend of Michael’s. Check your voter registration status here! Music in the episode: "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes
October 20, 2020
Ep. 130: #TrumpHatesCatholics
Recovering Catholic Michael Moore has noticed something consistent about Trump: He really, truly HATES Catholics. Wait! What? Michael connects the dots and lays it all out for you. It’s a stunning case he puts forth. Music in the episode: "Tubular Bells" - Mike Oldfield "Jesus Was An Only Son" - Bruce Springsteen Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here:
October 18, 2020
Ep. 129: Supreme Nightmare -- When Abortion Wasn't Legal
With the Republicans prepared to take full control of the Supreme Court with a 6-3 majority if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, Roe V. Wade and the right to a legal abortion is in serious jeopardy. What would this horrific rollback of women's rights and reproductive rights do to American society and to the health of millions of American women? In this special episode, Michael shares a personal story from 1971, when a close friend of his had an unplanned pregnancy in their home state of Michigan, where abortion was illegal. He recounts their plan to drive to Buffalo, since New York was one of the first states to allow women to have this medical procedure legally. This true story originally appeared in Mike's autobiographical book of short stories, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life" and he shares it here on Rumble as a lesson for what may be coming back to America. Read Michael's book of autobiographical short stories, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life" Support Planned Parenthood: Music in episode: "Be Careful" - Patty Griffin A transcript of this conversation will soon be available at:
October 16, 2020
Ep. 128: The Plot To Kill 'Planet of the Humans' (feat. Max Blumenthal)
Investigative journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal recently published an explosive 8,000-word investigation on the "green" billionaires, Wall Street investors, industry insiders and family foundations' coordinated suppression campaign against the film "Planet of the Humans." The film, Directed by Jeff Gibbs and Executive Produced by Michael Moore, has now reached over 12 million viewers on YouTube, but was the subject of a campaign that civil liberties group PEN America twice rebuked as "censorship." Blumenthal joins Michael to discuss why he turned his attention to this issue, what he learned about the billionaire financial backers and family foundations that underpin elements of the environmental movement, and how some environmental groups now serve to "greenwash" the reputations of large corporations that make cosmetic changes while still ruining the planet. Max's big investigative piece: ‘Green’ billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of ‘Planet of the Humans’ documentary Watch "Planet of the Humans" here: Visit the Planet of the Humans website: Read more investigative journalism from Max Blumenthal's The Grayzone: PEN America: Pulling Moore Climate Film Would Be Censorship PEN America Calls for Expedited Copyright Review of Michael Moore Read Max's most recent book "The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, Isis, and Donald Trump" A transcript of this conversation will soon be available at:
October 13, 2020
Ep. 127: The Terrorists Next Door
Earlier this week, the government announced the arrest of 13 men from Michigan who plotted to kidnap and do harm to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a woman, a Democrat and a regular foil to Donald Trump. Among their grievances was Governor Whitmer's level-headed and prudent handling of the pandemic, which included mask-wearing and temporary shutdowns of businesses and schools. Michael Moore has been covering these "Michigan Militia" types for a long time, beginning with a 1979 radio interview of the Grand Dragon of the Michigan Ku Klux Klan and including a few on-camera interviews over the past few decades (see below). However, he's never seen them have an ally and leader in the White House. In this episode, Michael shares his thoughts on this new generation of homegrown, caucasian, Michigan terrorists and how the stakes have been raised when it comes to removing their leader from the White House in a few weeks. Additionally, Mike shares his thoughts on how Donald Trump is drowning, and what his Eagle Scout training taught him about how we should deal with him. Michael Moore's "TV Nation" spends the day with the Michigan Militia in 1995 shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing: In "Bowling For Columbine" (2002), Michael pays a visit to trained militia members in Michigan with an imaginative calendar: In "Bowling for Columbine," Michael interviewed James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma City bombing accomplice Terry Nichols: Part 1: Part 2: The film Michael mentioned, "Blood In The Face" Voter registration deadlines are coming in several states! Check your status here! Try Gabi to check if you've been overpaying for home and auto insurance. It's free! Music in this episode: "8 Mile" (instrumental) - Eminem A transcript of this conversation will soon be available here:
October 10, 2020
Ep. 126: A Pre-Existing Condition Called Trump (feat. Kristin Urquiza)
Kristin Urquiza's father Mark was one of the more than 200,000 Americans to die from COVID-19. He was a Trump supporter who was led to believe that he was safe from the virus because of President Trump, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Fox News downplaying the risks. Since his passing, Kristin has dedicated herself to keeping the memory of all COVID-19 victims alive, sharing accurate public information about the pandemic, and never letting anyone forget about the mismanagement and misinformation from Trump and his enablers that have led to all of these preventable deaths. Kristin was invited by the Biden family to be their guest at the 1st Presidential debate in Cleveland, and she joins Michael to discuss what it was like seeing her father's killer on stage 15 feet away from her, how she must now get tested because of Trump's reckless behavior and her non-profit organization's upcoming actions to remember those lost during this pandemic. MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE! THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH IN MANY STATES! Kristin's late father Mark Anthony Urquiza Watch Kristin Urquiza's Speech at the DNC Week of Mourning Marked By Covid Music in the episode: The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello) - "Alone Without You" A transcript of this episode will soon be available at: Special offer for Rumble listeners! Go to and use promo code rumble10. You’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more!
October 4, 2020
Ep. 125: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Trump Has COVID-19, But...
Donald Trump has a history of lying about his health (and about the health of his political opponents). So how should we handle his announcement that he and Melania have tested positive for COVID-19? Michael Moore shares his thoughts on this EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM edition of Rumble. Read Michael's Facebook post:
October 2, 2020
Ep. 124: Michael Moore Is Happy!
Michael Moore is happy! Voting has begun and the American people are on the verge of doing something that no one has figured out how to do yet - crush and remove Donald Trump. Michael decides to go all out in rallying millions of Americans to participate in the greatest ass-whoopin’ of all time. We hold the power. It’s an historic moment. Let’s all join together in a 5-week celebration of Democracy. This episode swells to new heights with a virtual cast of millions, a musical score the likes of which we had to steal because we couldn’t get a hundred classical musicians in one place during a pandemic. It’s epic! It’s your chance to be a hero! Time for all us to put away the despair and roll out our Trump Removal Machine! Are you registered to vote? Please check your status here: Voter Registration Deadlines: Music in the episode: Rudy Soundtrack - "Main Title" by Jerry Goldsmith Rudy Soundtrack - "Tryouts" by Jerry Goldsmith The Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack - "End Title" by Thomas Newman Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: A transcript of this episode will soon be available at:
September 30, 2020
Ep. 123: "A Modern Day D-Day On November 3rd" (feat. Jeff Daniels)
One of the central figures in American history that will forever be tied to Donald Trump winning the 2016 election and Trump's corrupt and chaotic time in the White House, is former FBI Director James Comey. His story will now be memorialized in a Showtime two-part series called "The Comey Rule," starring Jeff Daniels as Comey. Daniels, one of American's most beloved and versatile actors, joins Michael to discuss why he decided to play Comey, why they had to fight to get this on the air before election day and how America is facing a "modern day D-Day on November 3rd." They also discuss their home state of Michigan, Daniels' role of a lifetime as Atticus Finch in the Aaron Sorkin adaptation of "To Kill A Mockingbird" on Broadway and whether the cinematic experience can make a comeback after the pandemic. Also, Michael shares his latest thoughts on what transpired this week, the Supreme Court battle ahead of us, the importance of checking your voter registration status and the electoral tsunami that is brewing. Jeff Daniels stars in "The Comey Rule" on Showtime The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan, founded by Jeff Daniels Watch Jeff Daniels in Noam Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale" on Netflix Jeff Daniels in the famous "The Newsroom" scene on why America is not the greatest country in the world All three seasons of The Newsroom are available on HBO: Are you registered to vote? Please check your status here! The article Michael mentioned. Must-read! ‘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. Music in episode: "Michigan, My Michigan" - Jeff Daniels A Rumble underwriter -  Try to compare and buy home and auto insurance. It's free! A transcript of this conversation will soon be available at:
September 26, 2020
Ep. 122: “Our Political System Is Addicted To Pain” (feat. Timothy Snyder)
Dr. Timothy Snyder is one of America’s preeminent scholars of European history and has written compelling and essential books about how enlightened and democratic societies turn to fascism. He appeared in Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” after his short book “On Tyranny” was published in 2017. After a recent life-threatening health scare that included disastrous hospital visits, Professor Snyder has written a new book based on his hospital diaries that connects the horrors of our healthcare system with the other maladies in American society that have brought us to where we are today. He joins Michael to discuss his recent personal experiences and the scary national emergencies we are all collectively sick of. Read Timothy Snyder's new book, "Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary" Read Timothy Snyder 2017 book, "On Tyranny" Music in the episode: The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello) - "Alone Without You" A transcript of this episode will soon be available at:
September 23, 2020
Ep. 121: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — We Must Now Be Ruthless
24 hours after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michael Moore follows up on last night's Emergency Podcast System episode with a series of steps we must take to prevent Trump and McConnell from stealing another Supreme Court seat and ensuring a right-wing court for the next few decades. Plus, some of your voicemails and a message from Flint's Congressman Dan Kildee from the vigil for Justice Ginsburg outside of the Supreme Court in D.C. Michael's Facebook post: Call your U.S. Senators or your U.S. House Rep. 202-225-3121 202-224-3121 The films Michael mentioned: "RBG" "On The Basis of Sex" Music in the episode: Don Giovanni, K. 527 / Act 1: "Là ci darem la mano" - "Fermati, scellerato!" Performed by: Cesare Siepi, Hilde Gueden, Josef Krips, Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker Written by: Lorenzo Da Ponte, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "The Last Rose of Summer" - Deanna Durbin A transcript of this episode will soon be available at:
September 20, 2020
Ep. 120: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — R.I.P. RBG. Wipe Your Tears and Fight!
In the middle of Michael Moore recording a podcast about the 2020 election, one of our greatest nightmares occurred: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death was announced. In this Emergency Podcast System episode of Rumble, you'll hear Michael's raw, emotional, and immediate thoughts on her death, and the danger America now faces with Trump ready to choose her replacement and Senate Majority Leader McConnell planning to ram this conservative, right-wing judge through the Senate. 45 days before the election, in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic, and with a lawless thug in the White House, America is in grave danger. A transcript of this episode will soon be available at:
September 19, 2020
Ep. 119: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — 9/11 or... Only the Confederate Army Has Killed More Americans Than Donald J. Trump
Trump bragged to Bob Woodward “I saved his ass!” — referring to how he, Trump, protected the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia after the Prince had a columnist for the Washington Post murdered.  Hearing this on the anniversary of 15 Saudi hijackers who murdered 2,977 people in NYC, DC and PA is chilling. And a reminder to Michael Moore and the rest of us that during these next 50+ days we are in a state of emergency. None of us are safe. Trump truly is, as Mary Trump says, the most dangerous man in America. Trump was warned as early as January by his National Security Advisor that Covid-19 is “the greatest national security threat”. He responded by telling the American people that the virus was a hoax - when he knew it wasn’t. He then knowingly allowed 200,000 Americans to die. That’s sixty-seven 9/11s. Trump is a mass killer. Listen in on Mike’s intense, powerful assault on the madman in the White House. A transcript of this episode is available here:
September 12, 2020
Ep. 118: Class Dismissed, Pandemic Edition (feat. Teachers Dawn Nummer & Paul Prescod)
One of the biggest disasters caused by the lack of national leadership on the Coronavirus pandemic is the confusion, anxiety, and unbearable stress now felt by millions of parents, students and teachers. With the school year upon us, it's clear there was no national plan. Michael is joined by two public school teachers, Dawn Nummer in Tampa and Paul Prescod in Philadelphia, to share constructive ideas and describe the challenges they are now facing. Dawn, who has a son with severe asthma, is being put in a position to choose between being forced to go teach in school and placing her high-risk son's life in jeopardy, or losing her job. Paul shares some thoughts on what the recent teacher strikes in states such as West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona could mean for how teachers organize in the midst of the pandemic. Music in episode: "School's Out" - Alice Cooper A transcript of the conversation will soon be available here:
September 11, 2020
Ep. 117: Donald Trump's Crimes Against Humanity (feat. Jacob Soboroff)
America has not come to grips with, nor atoned for the cruel and inhumane policies carried out at the U.S.-Mexico border or at the migrant detention facilities. It was one of the most gruesome policies carried out by the Trump administration, but the groundwork for his treatment of migrants was laid by previous administrations. Jacob Soboroff was one of the first journalists to gain access to the horrible migrant detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border for NBC News and MSNBC. His reports from the border shocked the country and helped force the Trump administration to reverse course on child separation. He joins Michael Moore to share his new reporting and discuss what must be done to fix this crime against humanity come January 20, 2021. Read Jacob's book, "Separated: Inside an American Tragedy" or Check out the the four episode series by Jacob Soboroff & Katy Tur for MSNBC, "American Swamp" Music in the episode: "Mother and Child Reunion" - Paul Simon Special offer for Rumble listeners from NetSuite! Sign up for a free guide from the world’s #1 cloud business system: A transcript of this conversation will soon be available at:
September 8, 2020
Ep. 116: Biden To Flint — "F*ck You" (feat. Melissa Mays)
Michigan's former Republican Governor Rick Snyder is the man most responsible for poisoning Flint's residents and then covering up and allowing the poisoning to persist. He has permanently damaged people's lives by exposing them to lead poisoning, ruining their homes due to lead in the pipes, and causing misery and pain that will sadly last for generations. He should be in prison. Instead, he just endorsed Joe Biden's campaign, and the campaign touted Snyder's endorsement in a press release. Was this a dirty trick by the Trump campaign to get Michiganders to stay home and not vote Biden? Why else would the Biden campaign insult the voters of Flint and tell them their votes don't matter? Michael Moore is joined by Melissa Mays, a Flint resident, mother and activist who has been at the forefront of the effort to bring justice, dignity and clean water to Flint, to discuss how the hell the Biden campaign could have done this and what Biden must do to make amends. Music in the episode: Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band" A transcript of the conversation will soon be available at:
September 5, 2020
Ep. 115: "The Era of American Democracy Will Be Over" (feat. David Plouffe)
David Plouffe served as Barack Obama's campaign manager during his historic race for the presidency in 2007-2008. With Plouffe's guidance, Obama was able to topple the Clinton machine in the Democratic primary, then win an historic 69 million votes in the general election, carrying red states such as Indiana and North Carolina, to go along with swing states such as Florida and Ohio. An African-American candidate, running in the midst of the Iraq war, with the middle name of Hussein, and being called a socialist, marxist and even a domestic terrorist by the Republicans and Fox News throughout the campaign...and they won in a landslide. Plouffe joins Michael Moore to assess the state of the race, describe why President Obama's DNC speech purposely left people "rattled" and "alarmed,"and how Trump is "a bigger threat to the union than southern leaders were in the 1820's." He also explains why a President Biden is likely to "swing for the fences" while in office, why progressives should be more encouraged about what a Biden presidency can do on climate change using Executive Orders, and why Biden's personal decency actually matters. Plus, Mike announces the 15th million Rumble listener and shares his thoughts on the death of Chadwick Boseman. Read David Plouffe's book, "A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump" Call your members of congress and tell them we need a moratorium on evictions and Covid-19 financial help! 202-224-3121 202-225-3121 September 1st - Vote for Alex Morse in Massachusetts' First Congressional District! Special offer for Rumble listeners! Go to and use promo code rumble10. You’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more! Music in Episode: "Pray For Me" - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - U.S. Military Academy Band A transcript of this episode will soon be available at:
September 1, 2020
Ep. 114: From Kenosha To Holyoke And Back (feat. Malaika Jabali & Mayor Alex Morse)
Segment #1: "Do Not Kill Me If I've Given You No Reason To" (feat. Malaika Jabali in Kenosha) Michael is joined by journalist and activist Malaika Jabali to discuss the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the rebellion taking place there now, and the white 17 year-old Trump supporter who gunned down two protestors with an AK-47 in the middle of the protests. They discuss the underlying issues of race, class and power that underpin why Blake is now paralyzed and why the rebellion has erupted so forcefully. [52:40] Segment #2 : Alex Morse for Congress (feat. Mayor Alex Morse) Alex Morse is the 31 year-old, openly gay Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts and is seeking to become the next insurgent Democrat to knock off one of the most powerful and corrupt members of the U.S House, Richard Neal. Morse has been the victim of a shameful and homophobic political smear job that has since been linked back to supporters of Neal. His campaign now has the momentum and the election is on Tuesday, September 1st. Episode Notes: Michael Moore has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the legal defense of protestors. Please contribute here: Read Malaika Jabali's "The Color of Economic Anxiety" in Current Affairs: Watch Malaika's short film "Left Out" Follow Malaika on Twitter: College Democrat At Center Of Attack On Alex Morse Hoped To Launch Career Through Richard Neal NYT: Alex Morse Was Accused, Condemned and Then Vindicated. Will His Experience Change Anything? The Future of Health Care Hinges on This Primary If Rep. Richie Neal prevails in Massachusetts’s First District, lobbyists and corporate donors will get the message that their profits are safe Alex Morse for Congress: Donate to the Morse Campaign: Before and after photographs of newly renovated White House Rose Garden: Special offer for Rumble Listeners! Get 15% off of Raycon Wireless Earbuds! A transcript of the episode will soon be available at:
August 27, 2020
Ep. 113: I'm Voting For Joe Biden Because I Don't Believe Him
On June 18th, 2019, at a high-end campaign fundraiser on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Joe Biden tried to win over wealthy donors and top bankers by assuring them that "nothing would fundamentally change" under a Biden presidency. He was reinforcing the idea that he's the moderate, status quo candidate that would not rock the boat or challenge the power of the 1% while in the White House. Nothing would fundamentally change??? In this episode of Rumble, Michael Moore unravels the fallacy of Biden's thinking and shares his ideas for why everyone must stay involved in the fight for this election and beyond. First of all, EVERYTHING has fundamentally changed. The pandemic has exposed the cruel and unsustainable economic, health care and political systems in America. Nothing will ever be the same again. And the police murder of George Floyd has once again exposed racial inequality and the plight of Black Americans, and has sparked a rebellion that is the largest protest movement in American history. There is no turning back. Biden and Harris will be inheriting a failed state on January 20, 2021, and milquetoast, moderate half-measures will not come nearly close to meeting the demands of the people and the demands of the moment. With a failing economy, a failing healthcare system, the political winds shifting left, and a strong and growing Squad in Congress, Biden and Harris can be forced to make bigger, bolder and more progressive changes than they were planning. History, political reality, emergencies and the fired up and organized political left can be and must be a force in this election and on the day Biden/Harris are sworn in. For anyone  despairing, depressed,  or pessimistic about the future of the country, about the fact that Trump is President, or that we are being asked to settle for Biden as our only way forward, this episode is for you. Here's the Ice Cube video after the DNC that Michael mentioned: Music in the episode: The Times They Are A-Changin' (Live) - Tracy Chapman A transcript of this episode is available here:
August 25, 2020
Ep. 112: On The Front Lines With Linda Sarsour (feat. Linda Sarsour)
Linda Sarsour is an organizer and activist who has been on the frontlines of every major battle against creeping fascism, the Trump administration, state violence, and attacks on all marginalized communities. Along with Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland, she organized the Women's March in Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017, the largest protest in American history. Since then, she has been fighting the administration on it's Muslim ban, on criminal justice reform, along with her continued advocacy for Arab and Muslim Americans and for the Palestinian people. She joins Michael discuss the urgent need to remove Trump from office, how Democrats should (and should not) bring out Muslim and Arab voters in key swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and Florida, and her decision to move to Louisville, Kentucky in the middle of a pandemic to fight for justice for Breonna Taylor. ********** Read Linda's book, "We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance" or Support "Until Freedom" and fight for justice for Breonna Taylor: The film Michael mentions is "This Is Personal" Tell Joe Biden's campaign that in order to win, they must value and respect Muslim and Arab-Americans and they must respect Linda Sarsour, a progressive, Arab and Muslim leader: ********* A transcript of this conversation is available here: ********* Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: ********* Music in episode: Jay Z - "Brooklyn (Go Hard)" (instrumental) *********
August 22, 2020
Ep. 111: What Joe Biden Must Do To Win. And What We Must Do To Win. (feat. Briahna Joy Gray)
As the Democrats turn half of their convention over to conservative Democrats and Republicans, and as they harp on symbolism and personal attributes of candidates over policies or plans to actually help Americans, Michael is joined by Briahna Joy Gray to discuss what Biden and the Democrats should be doing to reach people on the fence about voting and what progressives must do to hold the Democrats' feet to the fire. They also discuss why "vote blue no matter who" might actually hurt the party's chances of winning along with the anti-progressive bias in cable news. Read Briahna's latest piece: In Defense of Litmus Tests Follow Briahna on Twitter: Music in this episode: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - Craig Duncan A transcript of this conversation is available here: Special offer for Rumble listeners from NetSuite! Sign up for a free guide from the world’s #1 cloud business system:
August 20, 2020
Ep. 110: The Moment of Truth Is Here
Michael Moore makes an epic, impassioned plea for what we all must do between now and Inauguration Day 2021 to make sure we have free, fair democratic elections, we demolish Trump in an historic landslide and we remove as many of his enablers and allies from federal, state and local governments as possible. You can read Michael's plan here: Music in this episode: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - Craig Duncan A transcript of this episode is available here:
August 18, 2020
Ep. 109: The Radical Left-Wing Anarchist Mob for Biden-Harris
One of Donald Trump's attacks on Joe Biden is that he is not actually running the Democratic party or even his own Presidential campaign. Instead, Trump claims, Biden is being controlled by "the left-wing mob," by "socialists" or "antifa" or "anarchists" or "the squad." So Trump has a higher opinion of the power of the left than we have of ourselves! Michael Moore shares his thoughts on what Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris for Vice President means for our struggle for justice, peace and humanity. A transcript of this episode is available here: Read Michael Moore's Facebook post about the Harris selection: Music in Episode: Wyclef Jean - "If I Was President"
August 12, 2020
Ep. 108: "We Have To Fight and Vote Like Our Lives Depend On It" (feat. Shaun King)
Activist, writer, and author Shaun King joins Michael for a blunt discussion on why Bernie lost the Democratic primary, "settling for Biden," and the importance of mobilizing the left and crushing Trump in November. Shaun also shares some painful lessons learned from past defeats while seeking justice for families who lost loved ones at the hands of police. A transcript of this conversation is available here: Read Shaun's new book, "Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future" or The North Star Listen/Subscribe to Shaun's podcast, "The Breakdown" Music in episode: Dedication by Nipsey Hussle (feat. Kendrick Lamar) A new Rumble underwriter -  Try to compare and buy home and auto insurance. It's free!
August 10, 2020
Ep. 107: A Political Earthquake (feat. Alexandra Rojas of Justice Democrats)
At the forefront of the movement to elect progressive Democrats who are not tied to Wall Street and who are of, by and for the working class, is a group called Justice Democrats. At the forefront of Justice Democrats is their 25-year old Executive Director and co-founder, Alexandra Rojas. She joins Michael to discuss Cori Bush's monumental upset in Missouri's 1st Congressional District, Rashida Tlaib's landslide victory in Detroit, which upcoming races we should be following, and how to mobilize the progressive left for November 3rd and beyond. Do you know a working class hero in your town that you think should run for office? Nominate them to become a Justice Democrat! Find out more about Justice Democrats here: Support Alex Morse For Congress in Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District: A transcript of this conversation is available here:
August 6, 2020
Ep. 106: Oliver (feat. Oliver Stone)
Oliver Stone is one of the most provocative and influential filmmakers in modern times, directing such films as "Salvador," "Platoon," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Wall Street," and writing others such as "Scarface" and "Midnight Express." He and Michael discuss what it was like for Stone to be a student of Martin Scorsese at NYU film school, how Stone once drugged his father with LSD, why Stone might only make documentaries for now on, and the time Oliver invited Michael to the set of "The Doors.” They also discuss the challenges of getting films made that challenge conventional wisdom and whether there is a future for the theatrical experience in America. Read Oliver Stone's book, "Chasing The Light" or Watch Oliver Stone's documentary series "The Untold History of the United States" A transcript of this conversation is available here:
August 3, 2020
Ep. 105: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Don't Let Trump ‘Delay the Election’
At 8:46 AM this morning, President Trump once again raised the idea of resorting to dictatorial tactics to hold on to the presidency and "delay the election." As the economy tanks and tens of thousands of more Americans die due to his botching the government response to the pandemic, Trump will stop at nothing to save face and hold onto power. In this EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM episode, Michael Moore gives marching orders on what we need to do to ensure we have an election on November 3rd and that everyone gets to vote whether it’s in person or by mail. Call your Senators & Congressperson: 202-225-3121 Call Your Governor and tell them to publicly affirm that the election will be held on November 3rd! Trump's Tweet: Here is Republican Governor Sununu of New Hampshire affirming that the New Hampshire election will be held on November 3rd: The transcript for this episode is available here:
July 31, 2020
Ep. 104: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Donald Trump's Police State, Part 4
This is the fourth part of a series of EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM episodes on Trump's war on Portland. In this episode, we will hear from independent journalist Robert Evans who has reported from warzones in Iraq and Ukraine. He's now covering a warzone in his adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon. He joins Michael to discuss the history of racism and abuse of power by Portland's police, what it's like inhaling tear gas, the dangerous game of riot Pokemon and what he is worried is coming next - "I worry it's a lot of dead people." *********** MICHAEL MOORE HAS STARTED A GoFundMe CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF PROTESTERS! PLEASE CONTRIBUTE HERE: *********** On Sunday night July 26th, Michael Moore will be joining Bernie Sanders, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman and others on the "Ilhan Omar For Congress Digital Day of Action" Livestream Event at 8:00PM ET / 7:00PM CT! It will be simulcast on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Sign-up here: *********** Robert Evans: What You Need To Know About The Battle of Portland Follow Robert Evans on Twitter here: Support the independent journalists in Portland! *********** Special offer for Rumble Listeners! Get 15% off of Raycon Wireless Earbuds! ***********
July 26, 2020
Ep. 103: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Donald Trump's Police State, Part 3
This is the third part of a series of EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM Rumble episodes on Trump's war on Portland. In this episode, we will hear from a longtime Black Lives Matter activist and the founder of "Don't Shoot Portland," Teressa Raiford. Long before the recent uprising, Teressa has been at the forefront of the resistance against state power and fighting for the liberation of Black Americans. She joins Michael to discuss how the unsolved shooting of her nephew sparked her activism, why auditing the police and other government agencies is so important, and the underlying, systemic racism that is at the heart of why we must resist. She also has no respect for Portland’s mayor and she’s worn out listening to white people wanting to help with the “gang problem.” ********* MICHAEL MOORE HAS STARTED A GoFundMe CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF PROTESTERS! PLEASE CONTRIBUTE HERE: ********* Teressa's organization "Don't Shoot Portland" From the Portland Mercury: Eighteen percent. That’s how many police officers in the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) actually live in the city they’re sworn to protect. According to city data obtained by the Mercury in a public records request, only 158 of the bureau’s 864 sworn officers live at an address with a ZIP code that falls within Portland city limits. And that’s actually a generous estimate—some PPB officers live in ZIP codes that straddle several city boundaries...More PPB officers live in Washington state (177 total) than in Portland proper. Support the independent journalists in Portland! ********* A new Rumble underwriter! Try to compare and buy home and auto insurance. It's free! *********
July 25, 2020
Ep. 102: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Donald Trump's Police State, Part 2
This is the second part of a series of EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM episodes on Trump's war on Portland. In this episode, we will hear from "Wall of Moms" founder Bev Barnum. Bev tells her story of how a shocking online video of an unmarked van snatching someone off a Portland street is what prompted her to launch Wall of Moms on Facebook, and how it quickly ignited a movement of first-time political activists. Bev had never attended a demonstration until last week. Now she’s leading them nearly every night. She describes how Portland citizens are "target practice" for the police and describes scenes of peaceful mothers facing acts of violence from mask-wearing government thugs. ********* MICHAEL MOORE HAS STARTED A GoFundMe CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF PROTESTERS! PLEASE CONTRIBUTE HERE: ********* Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: ********* Here is the Wall of Moms Facebook Group: Support the independent journalists in Portland! *********
July 24, 2020
Ep. 101: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Donald Trump's Police State, Part 1
What happens when a neo-fascist President and his thuggish Attorney General send armed federal agents and combat troops to one of the most progressive, politically active and creative American cities? We're watching it take place in Portland, Oregon: citizens using leaf blowers to successfully redirect tear gas back at the Feds; a Wall of Moms "dressed like they're going to Target" and wearing bike helmets, putting their bodies on the line to protect the protestors; a "Naked Athena" sitting nude in the middle of the street, doing a yoga pose in a show of power and defiance against confused, scared, armed federal gunmen. In the middle of it all have been courageous journalists, some of them teenagers, documenting this story for the rest of us and giving us a preview of what is coming to the rest of our cities. One of them, 17-year old Garrison Davis, joins Michael to discuss what the last 50+ days of resistance have been like, the night he first saw an unmarked federal van snatching a citizen off the street, and how Portland is a dry run for what Trump and Barr are planning on doing all around the country in advance of the election.  This is the first part of a series of EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM episodes on Portland.  ************** MICHAEL MOORE HAS STARTED A GoFundMe CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF PROTESTERS! PLEASE CONTRIBUTE HERE:  ************** Follow Garrison Davis on Portland here:  See Garrison's videos here:  Support the independent journalists in Portland! Portland Independent Journalist spreadsheet:  ‘Naked Athena’: The story behind the surreal photos of Portland protester: **************
July 23, 2020
Ep. 100: Meet My Cousin, The President
During an episode of “Finding Your Roots” on PBS with Henry Louis Gates Jr., a search through Michael’s family history unearthed a shocking revelation: Michael Moore is related to America’s 31st President, 1929-1933, Republican Herbert Hoover. After grappling with the fact (and the irony) that the Franklin Delano Roosevelt-loving, Democratic party-supporting Moore family was actually related to FDR’s Republican predecessor, Michael decided to search deeper into his roots during a trip earlier this year to Hoover’s home state of Iowa. This episode was recorded at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Museum and birthplace in West Branch, Iowa. After touring the museum, Michael sat down with three archivists, Craig Wright, Elizabeth Dinschel and Lynn Smith, to learn more about Hoover and the Great Depression, Hoover’s ill-fated presidency, and his Quaker roots. Michael struggles over whether he wants to go public about his connection with Hoover, but then realizes there may be some perks if a President was your cousin. Michael asks if he can crash on the Hoover couch for the night, seeing how, you know, he’s family. ****************** WATCH: Michael Moore on "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr." on PBS ****************** Special offer for Rumble listeners from NetSuite! Sign up for a free guide from the world's #1 cloud business system: ******************
July 16, 2020
Ep. 99: One Full Wuhan Every Single Day in the USA (feat. Dr. Irwin Redlener)
Dr. Irwin Redlener is a nationally-renowned pediatrician, scholar, longtime advocate for children's health and a top expert on disaster preparedness who directs the Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He has been serving the American public blunt truths about the coronavirus pandemic from the very beginning, and he shares some frightening new assessments about where we might soon land: One million new cases EVERY DAY — and 800,000 to 1.5 million of us DEAD by November if we don't get our act together yesterday. He and Michael have an animated discussion about how Trump's America screwed up the response to Covid-19, how Joe Biden could actually just start leading the real pandemic response we need NOW (and from his basement!) which would save tens of thousands of lives, and finally Dr. Redlener gets Michael to promise to personally call  Vice President Biden and tell him what he just told his podcast audience. The call will be made. Today’s Children Are The Pandemic Generation. For Millions, The Future Is Now Grim. By Irwin Redlener and Karen B. Redlener Follow Dr. Redlener on Twitter here: Read more about the Children's Health Fund:
July 10, 2020
Ep. 98: "Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is The Plague" (feat. Laurie Garrett)
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett has been the most blunt and forthright analyst warning the public about how destructive the virus will be. She has been sounding the alarm on our lack of preparedness for a pandemic since her 1994 book, "The Coming Plague." Her warnings were not heeded. The United States has now bungled it's response and we are hitting record-high numbers of new cases. She joins Michael for a discussion about all aspects of the pandemic, including the disastrous decisions by President Trump and President Xi, what myths have persisted about the virus, whether schools might open in the fall, why the economic impact has not yet reached bottom, and the social and psychological effects we will be dealing with for many years. We need to hear the unvarnished truth if we are going to find our way out of this. Garrett says we should call this what it is, a plague, and she offers a way out should anyone want to listen. ********************** Laurie's website: Follow Laurie on Twitter: Laurie's books: "The Coming Plague" "Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health" **********************
July 6, 2020
Ep. 97: A Conversation with Minneapolis’ Only Member of Congress (feat. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar)
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar represents the district where Minneapolis police murdered George Floyd, and where an uprising against injustice was sparked in the wake of his death. She joins Michael to discuss the Floyd Rebellion, the recent death of her father due to complications with Covid-19, Israel’s planned illegal annexation of more Palestinian land, and Prince — who always knew the Revolution was in Minneapolis. ********** Rep. Ilhan Omar: Minnesota can lead in social transformation: Gallup Poll: Americans Want More, Not Less, Immigration for First Time The Squad Victory Fund: ********** Music in the episode: 1999 - Prince Baltimore - Prince **********
July 3, 2020
Ep. 96: The Third Founding of America (feat. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.)  
Eddie Glaude Jr. is one of America's preeminent scholars and the author of a new book about the work of James Baldwin and how it relates to the perilous times we live in today. He and Michael discuss race, capitalism, despair, hope, Baldwin, and how to ensure that changes in society are not just superficial marketing exercises, but real and substantive. ***************** Read Eddie's new book, "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own" or ***************** Book Excerpts: The History That James Baldwin Wanted America To See James Baldwin Insisted We Tell the Truth About This Country. The Truth Is, We've Been Here Before ***************** Watch Raoul Peck's "I Am Not Your Negro" on James Baldwin: *****************
July 1, 2020
Ep. 95: Are We Ready For The Big Trump Surprise?
We are in the middle of a perfect storm of white supremacy, fascism, a police killing spree, an uprising against it, the Coronavirus pandemic, and a mad genius who will be willing to fake his own vaccine shot just to get re-elected in an election he has no intention of holding. If Tulsa taught him anything it was that he cannot trust the poor redneck racists to come out for him. So he’s already on to Plan Z while we’re wondering what B is. Michael weaves together all of these elements and raises the question about what a desperate Trump is plotting between now and November 3rd — and invites his listeners to help him come up with a series of strategies to guarantee Trump’s unconditional surrender. ******** Email your ideas to Mike at: ******** Music in episode: BET Awards Performance: Chuck D, Nas, YG, Black Thought & Rapsody - "Fight the Power" The violin at the end was part of a vigil for Elijah McClain in Aurora that was interrupted by a Swat Team. Read about it here: Cops in Riot Gear Stormed a Violin Vigil for Elijah McClain ********
June 29, 2020
Ep. 94: Madness Can Be Our Friend (feat. Steven Reisner, PhD)
Dr. Steven Reisner is a psychologist and political activist who brilliantly uses his study of the human mind to understand and explain our political reality. He reveals what all of the armchair psycho-analyses of Donald Trump gets wrong and provides us with a new framework for how to confront Trump and Trumpism. He's launched a new podcast "Madness" which is where "psychology and capitalism collide" and he joins Michael to discuss racism, democracy, the problem with psychology today and why we must rethink our basic values. ********* Steve's podcast is called "MADNESS: where psychology and capitalism collide" - subscribe/listen for free here: Make sure to listen to his most recent episode, "The Masque of the Black Death (Racism in the Time of Trump)": Read about how Steve and his colleagues fought the CIA and the medical establishment on torture: How Six Rebel Psychologists Fought A Decade-Long War On Torture — And Won ******* A new Rumble underwriter! Try to compare and buy home and auto insurance. It's free! ********* Music in episode: "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley *********
June 25, 2020
Ep. 93: Juneteenth (feat. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-CA, The granddaughter of a slave)
Two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was supposed to have freed the slaves, news of the war ending — and that Lincoln had freed the slaves back in 1863 — finally made it to Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 1965. So Texas, against its will, finally re-joined the rest of the Union, all slaves were freed and Juneteenth is now the holiday truly commemorating the freeing of all the slaves in America. Congresswoman Barbara Lee's grandfather was born a slave in Galveston post-Emancipation Proclamation, but weeks before Juneteenth, making this commemoration especially meaningful to Rep. Lee and her family. On this 155th commemoration of Juneteenth, Rep. Lee joins Michael to discuss the never-ending struggle for freedom for Black Americans and her courageous, lone vote against a never-ending war, 3 days after 9/11. ************ Read More About Rep. Lee's proposal for a U.S. Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation:  Barbara Lee’s Lone Vote on Sept. 14, 2001, Was as Prescient as It Was Brave and Heroic  **********************  Music from the episode:  Alice Walker and friends sing Lift Every Voice  Beyoncé - Lift Every Voice and Sing  ********************** Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 had had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance of the white racist slave owners and the poor white population willing to die for those rich racist bastards. Crazy! Texas today is no longer a “white state.” 58% of its population is now made up of Black, Hispanic, Asian and other people of color. **********************
June 19, 2020
Ep. 92: Six Months of Rumble! (feat. 5 millionth and 10 millionth listeners)
Six months, 92 episodes and more than 11 million downloads later, Michael has conversations with our 5 millionth listener and our two 10 millionth listeners. First, we hear from Ann Krake of Portland, Oregon. Ann and Michael discuss some interesting coincidences in their backgrounds and the amazing reason why Ann has been hard to track down for the past two months. Next, we hear from our co-10 millionth listeners: Rob Messick, a UPS truck driver from Southern New Jersey and Kathy Best from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. ************** Kathy's Hot Dam Jam! ************** Watch Rumble Media's first film, "Planet of the Humans" **************
June 17, 2020
Ep. 91 Good News: LGBT Victory! Bad News: Executed for Dozing While Black
In some much needed great news, the conservative U.S. Supreme Court, with the majority opinion written by Trump appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch, ruled today to protect the rights of LGBTQ Americans in the workplace and prevent them from being discriminated against. This followed the terrible news this weekend of the death of Rayshard Brooks, another Black American man killed while running away from police after committing the crime of falling asleep at a Wendy's drive-thru window in Atlanta. Michael Moore shares his thoughts on these two major stories, plus his reaction to Trump tweeting at him again. ******************** Mentioned in the episode: Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police Because reform won’t happen. By Mariame Kaba Trump's latest tweet at Michael: Michael's appearance on MSNBC with Joy Reid: ********************
June 16, 2020
Ep. 90: No More Police State (feat. Alex S. Vitale)
The idea of police "reform" has been tried and has failed. Rather than call for milquetoast reforms that leave the structure of U.S. law enforcement in place, many of the protestors are calling to "defund the police." Michael is joined by Alex S. Vitale, author of "The End of Policing" to explain what this means, how this works, any why settling for half-measures will result in more police violence against Black Americans. Download Alex's book "The End of Policing" for free: The answer to police violence is not 'reform'. It's defunding. Here's why Music from the episode: Police Academy theme song:
June 13, 2020
Ep. 89: The Floyd Rebellion
Weeks after rebellions have sprung up across America in the wake of the police killing George Floyd, small ripples of change keep occurring, including in popular culture. The show "Cops," which has perpetuated racist stereotypes of Black Americans for three decades, was finally cancelled, and Nascar just announced they were forbidding the Confederate flag from being displayed at their events. Michael Moore shares his thoughts on what these actions mean, and what everyone (especially white people) must do to end white supremacy rather than settle for small symbolic changes. ********** Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with Express VPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: ********** The "Corporate Cops" scene from Bowling For Columbine: "Planet of the Humans" is back up! Watch the full film here: **********
June 11, 2020
Ep. 88: What Gloria Steinem Taught Us (feat. Christine Lahti & Emily Mann)
At a time of massive, ground-shifting change in American culture and politics, a new show looks at the life and impact of someone who has been at the forefront of progressive change and the liberation of women in America and around the world -- Gloria Steinem. On Friday, June 26th, PBS will be airing a Great Performances presentation of the theatrical production "Gloria: A Life," starring Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Christine Lahti as Gloria Steinem. It was written by Emily Mann,  playwright, artistic director and inductee to the American Theater Hall Fame. Lahti and Mann join Michael Moore for a discussion on the life and impact of Gloria Steinem, sexism and misogyny in film, tv, theater and American society, and the possibility of revolutionary change today.  ********************** Great Performances presents the intimate theatrical production Gloria: A Life about Gloria Steinem, premiering nationwide on Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS: ********************* Music in the episode: "You Don't Own Me" - Lesley Gore (1963) *********************
June 9, 2020
Ep. 87: Our Collective White Knee On The Neck Of Black America
Michael Moore reflects on a week of rebellion, unrest and state violence.  He shares his idea that the Academy should recognize 17 year-old Darnella Frazier for courageously filming the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, instantly becoming the most important documentary footage in a long time. ************* Music In Episode: They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson White Privilege II - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Jamila Woods ************* Planet of the Humans is back up on YouTube! Watch Here: Visit the website: *************
June 6, 2020
Ep. 86: Rise of the Planet of the Humans (feat. Jeff Gibbs & Ozzie Zehner)
The filmmakers behind one of the most-watched and talked-about documentaries of the year, Planet of the Humans, are fighting back after the film was removed from YouTube after a coordinated censorship campaign. The film had posted over 8.3 million views on Michael Moore’s Rumble Media YouTube channel in just over four weeks since its premiere on April 21, the eve of the 50th Earth Day. Director Jeff Gibbs and Producer Ozzie Zehner join Michael to discuss the surprising success and outrageous campaign to shut the movie down and prevent more of the public from seeing it. Coordinated Censorship Campaign Against Planet Of The Humans Leads To It Being Taken Down From YouTube More information from the filmmakers: Fact Check Bible: The Planet of the Humans website: WashPost: Turns out wind and solar have a secret friend - Natural gas
June 2, 2020
Ep. 85: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — There Are No Good Cops As Long As There Are Bad Cops
Michael Moore shares his thoughts after another night of rebellion across America.  He shares his ideas on how to demilitarize, defund and reform America's police forces and discusses why the uprisings must continue.
May 31, 2020
Ep. 84: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Don’t Be A Bystander
Michael Moore shares his thoughts on the citizen rebellion taking place in Minneapolis after the police murder of George Floyd.
May 29, 2020
Ep. 83: To Hell With Despair. Take It Back. It Is Ours. (feat. Darrick Hamilton)
Darrick Hamilton is professor of public policy, economics, sociology, and African American studies at Ohio State University and the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at OSU. He was a supporter and advisor for Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign and has been selected to join the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force on economic issues. He joins Michael to discuss what he hopes to accomplish on the task force, how American society should change post-pandemic, why the coronavirus has been more deadly in the African-American community and why Ohioans insist on calling it *THE* Ohio State University. Also, Michael shares some updates about the podcast, Trump tweeting at him and the censorship campaign against Planet of the Humans. ************ From "Capitalism: A Love Story"  (2009) the found footage of FDR's Second Bill of Rights: ************ Two recent pieces by Darrick Hamilton: There Is Only One Way Out of the COVID-19 Economic Crisis It’s time for a new New Deal Slate By Daniel Carpenter and Darrick Hamilton Will We Face Depression-Era Job Losses? Let’s Not Find Out Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee. New York Times By Angela Glover Blackwell and Darrick Hamilton *********** The photo of Michael and his father from Memorial Day, 1960 at the gravesite of his brother Lawrence who was killed as a paratrooper in the Philippines in WWII. ********
May 27, 2020
Ep. 82: Liberate Michigan...From Trump (feat. Rep. Rashida Tlaib)
Coronavirus has disproportionally hurt poor and black Americans, in addition to the elderly. Michigan's 13th congressional district is the 3rd poorest in America and is 60 percent African-American. For decades, it was represented by the legendary congressman John Conyers Jr. and now, it is represented by first-term congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. She joins Michael to discuss how she is helping her constituents cope with Covid-19, racial and environmental injustice, what makes Detroit so special and defeating Donald Trump in November. Follow Rashida on Twitter here:
May 22, 2020
Ep. 81: You’ll Never Work In This Town Again! (feat. Briahna Joy Gray)
Briahna Joy Gray was the National Press Secretary for the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign and is one of the most thoughtful communicators in politics. She joined Michael to discuss her experience on the campaign, how the pandemic will effect the election, intra-left policy disagreements, being attacked endlessly on Twitter and what Joe Biden's campaign must do to win over skeptical voters (and non-voters). Follow Briahna on Twitter here: The Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor piece that was mentioned: Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders
May 20, 2020
Ep. 80: We Are Many and They Are Few (feat. Roger Waters)
Roger Waters is a founding member and the creative force behind Pink Floyd, one of the most influential, popular and enduring bands of all-time. Waters is also a forceful and fearless advocate for international human rights and a controversial political activist. He joins Michael for a wide-ranging discussion about life under pandemic and learning to enjoy solitude, socialism, Roger's "This Is Not A Drill" tour, human rights and the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement, and some behind-the-scenes reminiscing about creating some of Pink Floyd's classics. Recorded on May 1, 2020, Roger also performed an original, May Day version of "We Shall Overcome." ********************** Visit Roger's website here: Follow Roger on Facebook here: Follow Roger on Twitter: The BDS campaign that Roger mentioned is here: ********************** The films mentioned by Roger & Michael: John Pilger's  "The Dirty War On The NHS" Michael Moore's "SiCKO" Adam Curtis' "The Century of Self" ********************** Protect Your Online Privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with 12-month plan (Limited-time offer for Rumble with Michael Moore listeners) **********************
May 15, 2020
Ep. 79: Big Bowl of Delightful (feat. Jeff Garlin)
Jeff Garlin is one of America's most beloved comedians and a star and Executive Producer of one of the greatest TV shows ever, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."  He joined Michael to discuss life during the pandemic, when Hollywood might get back to work, doing stand-up post-Covid 19 and whether "Curb" will come back for another season. Watch Jeff's Netflix special, "Jeff Garlin: Our Man In Chicago" Follow Jeff on Instagram here:
May 13, 2020
Ep. 78: Give It to Me Straight, Doc (feat. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel)
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is the former Obama White House Health Policy Adviser, a longtime public health official at the National Institutes of Health and the Vice Provost of Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. He's been a blunt truth-teller from the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, refusing to sugarcoat his commentary. He joins Michael to assess where we've succeeded, where we've failed, and what the next few years might look in America while dealing with this pandemic. Subscribe/Listen to Dr. Emanuel's new podcast "Making The Call" Read Zeke's book "The Trillion Dollar Revolution" or
May 11, 2020
Ep. 77: Mother's Day
On Mother's Day under self-quarantine, Michael Moore shares his memories of his late mother Veronica Wall Moore.
May 10, 2020
Ep. 76: Flowers Are Better Than Bullets (feat. Laurel Krause)
On May 4, 1970, four unarmed college students at Kent State University were murdered by the Ohio National Guard during a peaceful protest of the United States' illegal invasion of Cambodia. Nine other students were wounded, as twenty-eight National Guard soldiers fired approximately 67 rounds in a brazen act of state violence against citizens assembling peaceably. Among the dead was 19-year-old Allison Krause, who was killed by an American soldiers' bullet through the chest. On the 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, Michael is joined by Allison's sister, Laurel, to reflect on the impact of that day and the 50 year quest for justice and accountability. Visit the Kent State Truth Tribunal site here: John Paul Filo's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph in the aftermath of the Kent State massacre: Footage of the Kent State massacre:
May 7, 2020
Ep. 75: We Are In A Planetary Emergency
Michael Moore lays out the stakes of the extinction level event we are currently facing, the failures of the eco-capitalist movement and why we must change course. To read Michael's written piece, "We Are In A Planetary Emergency" visit his Facebook page: For information about "Planet of the Humans" visit here:
May 5, 2020
Ep. 74: Dr. Mona Says Don't Drink Bleach (feat. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha)
On the 6th anniversary of the start of the Flint Water catastrophe, Michael Moore is joined by with pediatrician who first exposed the high levels of lead in Flint's children, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Dr. Mona is a pediatrician at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, a professor at Michigan State University and the author of  "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City." Dr. Mona, who was recently diagnosed with Covid-19, gives an update on where things stand in Flint and makes the connection between what happened in Flint and what is now happening with the coronavirus pandemic. ********************** Read Dr. Mona's book, "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City." or To help the children of Flint, Dr. Mona suggests visiting:
April 28, 2020
Ep. 73: So Bernie Sanders DOES Call People On Their Birthday! (feat. Bernie Sanders)
On Michael Moore's birthday, he reflects on birthday under quarantine, shares some updates and receives a phone call from an old friend. Senator Bernie Sanders calls in to have an honest discussion about the successes and failures of his Presidential campaign - what happened after the amazing victory in Nevada? How did the party coalesce so quickly against Bernie after he became the frontrunner? And what do we do now? Plus, Michael and Bernie discuss what America can learn from dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and how we are winning the war of ideas. *********** The movies/clips Senator Sanders referred to: FDR's 2nd Bill of rights video, first discovered during the making of "Capitalism: A Love Story": Watch Michael's Oscar-nominated 2007 film "SiCKO" here: or ********** Michael on Colbert: How Do We Want To Live After This Pandemic? Michael on Colbert: Singing a verse from Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “Why Shouldn’t We” Mary Chapin Carpenter's Version of 'Why Shouldn't We" ********** Watch the full film "Planet of the Humans" here:
April 23, 2020
Ep. 72: Happy Earth Day from the Planet of the Humans (feat. Jeff Gibbs & Ozzie Zehner)
On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Michael is joined again by Jeff Gibbs and Ozzie Zehner, the team behind the new film, "Planet of the Humans." They discuss what Earth Day means to them, the explosive first day of the film's release, and where we go from here. Join the "Planet of the Humans" Livestream Discussion TONIGHT (April 22nd) at 10pm ET/7pm PT! Watch "Planet of the Humans" here:
April 22, 2020
Ep. 71: SURPRISE! A New Movie Brought to You by Michael Moore and Rumble. Available Now! (feat. Jeff Gibbs & Ozzie Zehner)
Michael Moore announced today that he is releasing a brand new documentary film and is offering it as a gift, free of charge, in the midst of the global pandemic. Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late. On this special episode of RUMBLE, Michael is joined by the director of the film, Jeff Gibbs, and producer Ozzie Zehner. Watch the full movie "Planet of the Humans" here! Visit the official Planet of the Humans website here: Read Ozzie Zehner's important book "Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism" or ************** Protect Your Online Privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with 12-month plan (Limited-time offer for Rumble with Michael Moore listeners) **************
April 21, 2020
Ep. 70: "Vote for Biden, But Don’t Lie About Who He Really Is" (feat. Dr. Cornel West)
Dr. Cornel West is one of the great thinkers and public intellectuals of our time. In the wake of Bernie Sanders' exit from the Presidential race, and in the midst of the global pandemic, he joins Michael to discuss choosing sides between milquetoast neoliberals and vicious neofascists, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jim Clyburn and wrestling with despair. *************** SPECIAL OFFER FOR RUMBLE LISTENERS: Get a one-month free trial of Audible! Go to OR text "RUMBLE" to 500-500. ***************
April 17, 2020
Ep. 69: Your Beloved Private Health Insurance (feat. Wendell Potter)
When Michael Moore made the Oscar-nominated film SiCKO about America's health care system, Wendell Potter was a Vice President and "chief propagandist" at health insurance giant Cigna. He and his colleagues devised a plan to "push Michael Moore off a cliff" due to fear that the film would expose the corruption of their industry. Potter's role was to fly to Michigan, infiltrate the premiere of the film, and and spy on and discredit Moore. Not long after watching the film, Potter experienced a crisis of conscience and could no longer continue lying on behalf of America's health insurers. He became a whistleblower, spilled the beans about how his former business operates and is now a vocal advocate for a true, government-backed, universal health care system in America. He joins Michael to recount their bizarre first meeting, expose the lie that Americans love their private health insurance and figure out health care in America post-coronavirus pandemic. *********** Watch Michael Moore's 2007 classic SiCKO here: or here: *********** Read Wendell Potter's books! Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans Paperback: Kindle: Nation On The Take Kindle: Paperback: Hardcover: Visit Tarbell, the investigative journalism site Potter founded:
April 15, 2020
Ep. 68: We're All In Donald Trump's Cartoon (feat. Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow)
If satire is the art of taking reality to the absurd extreme, then what is a satirist to do when the absurd extreme becomes a daily reality? Michael is joined by one of the great satirists of our time, cartoonist Dan Perkins. Under the pseudonym Tom Tomorrow, Perkins created a strip called This Modern World which has ridiculed the corporate, political and media power structures for almost 30 years. He and Michael discuss the absurdities of living in the age of coronavirus, the Trump virus and the capitalism virus. His most recent cartoon, "The Death Cult" can be seen here: Visit Tom Tomorrow's website: Follow him on Twitter: Follow him on Instagram:
April 14, 2020
Ep. 67: Michael Moore's Easter Mass
Michael Moore reflects on his recent visit with Pope Francis, the meaning of "essential" human beings, and the possibility of surviving this pandemic and becoming a more just society.  *********** PHOTOS: Michael Moore and Pope Francis WATCH: "Mary Magdalene" Starring Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix
April 12, 2020
Ep. 66: “They’re Gonna Rue the Day We Had Two Months to Sit Around & Think Up Shit!”
Here’s part two of your letters to Mike about what we need to do, now and post-pandemic. He’s in Day 32 of his self-imposed apartment exile and he loves reading the mail. A lot of people are stuck inside, and you know what happens with idle minds — they plot what we’re going to do in the post-pandemic America! Oh-oh. PLUS: A clip from Mike’s appearance in Amy Schumer’s podcast. Listen to the full episode here:
April 10, 2020
Ep. 65: The Future, Compliments of Bernie Sanders
Michael Moore addresses the end of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and invites you to look into the future - a future which has been created because of the battles fought, the progress made and the movements ignited by his candidacy. America has changed, and the majority of us will not want a return to what the owners call “normal,” to the ways of the past. Bernie showed everyone a different way, and that way will be our future very soon. *********** Music Credit: "Everybody Knows" - Leonard Cohen
April 9, 2020
Ep. 64: It’s About F*cking Winning (feat. Jane McAlevey)
Jane McAlevey is a lifetime agitator and shitkicker. So why haven’t you seen her on TV? Why don’t we ever see any of our brightest thinkers and doers in the mainstream media? This is one of reasons I started RUMBLE — to bring brilliant voices like hers to you. Jane and I discuss how we can start creating 2021 now — the world we want to live in, the things we want to change. Aggressive organizing, including strikes, will be necessary regardless of who wins the 2020 election. And, surprise, surprise — we can end up as the real winners once we realize we’re the ones who truly hold the power. ********** Read Jane's new book, "A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy" A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy or Read Jane's previous books! No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age or Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement or
April 8, 2020
Ep. 63: What The F*ck Do We Do? The RUMBLE Audience Answers. Part 1
During the last Emergency Podcast, Michael put out a call for your ideas on how to combat the coronavirus pandemic and, as urgently, the massive societal and federal government failures to prepare and respond to the crisis. After receiving thousands of voicemails, social media posts and emails from all over the world (including from a member of the Danish Parliament!) Michael shares the actual voicemails and responds to your ideas. 
April 7, 2020
Ep. 62: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — He's Gonna Get Us Killed
New York is days away from the massive manslaughter of thousands of innocent souls whose only crime was to be living in the time of Trump. Instead of a few hundred that might have otherwise died from an errant virus, thousands are now at death’s door because the profit motive is keeping the gear they desperately need away from them. And because we’ve now learned that the President chose to do little or nothing to help — initially blaming the “hoax” on the Democrats and the media, and then being clueless as to how to order, gather and ship the needed materials. As of this posting, nearly three 9/11’s-worth of Americans have died, and many more are about to join them. This time, though, Americans were killed by a different type of terrorist. There will be no memorial built to honor them, no country to invade to avenge their deaths (Mar-a-Lago is not a country). Michael Moore issues an urgent appeal to his listeners on this special emergency edition of RUMBLE to immediately share their ideas with him as to how we can beat back two monsters at once — the war profiteers and the war president. Email Michael at: Tweet at Michael here: Comment on his Facebook post here: Comment on his Instagram here:
April 4, 2020
Ep. 61: This Land Was Made For You And Me And You Know Who (feat Nathan J. Robinson)
After a brief update on all the latest pandemic homicide news, Michael is joined by one of his favorite millennial writers, Nathan Robinson, the founder and editor of the brilliant magazine, Current Affairs. They discuss why older people don't like Bernie Sanders, why political half measures are killing us, and why  Americans are so afraid of the “S” word. ******** Buy Nathan's book, "Why YOU Should Be A Socialist" from: Bookshop! Or, if you insist on Amazon, buy it here: Hardcover: Kindle: Audio Book: Check out and subscribe to Current Affairs! Here's the piece Nathan wrote in February of 2016 saying that Trump will win (unless the Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders):
April 3, 2020
Ep. 60: Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep
It’s Day 23 of the Mike-entine. It’s his mother’s birthday. Trump has blood on his hands. And who doesn’t need a little lullaby ‘bout now? That’s how we do Episode 60. ******** To share a message with Michael, leave a voicemail through Anchor (link at bottom) or email him at: ******** The articles that Michael mentioned: Exclusive: The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming The Pentagon warned the White House about a shortage of ventilators, face masks, and hospital beds The Nation A president unfit for a pandemic Much of the suffering and death coming was preventable. The president has blood on his hands. Boston Globe Editorial
April 2, 2020
Ep. 59: It Is Not Necessary To Hope In Order To Persevere (feat. James K. Galbraith)
What would a Great Depression/World War II-like mobilization of American society look like if we were to attempt to fix our country and society today in the midst of the pandemic? Do we, as Americans, have the will, the ideas, the courage or the leadership to care for the sick, protect the vulnerable, and then, revitalize our economy and fix the ugly aspects of our society that Covid-19 has exposed? Michael discusses these big issues with James K. Galbraith, a scholar, author and one of the pre-eminent economists of our time. Generations ago, when America faced the fallout of the Great Depression and World War II, James' father, John Kenneth Galbraith was the legendary economic thinker who Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy turned to help steer America and and re-shape the post-war society.  ************** Protect Your Online Privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with 12-month plan (Limited-time offer for Rumble with Michael Moore listeners) ************** During the discussion, the work James' children are doing was mentioned.  The music for this episode is a song called "Sicilienne," by Eve Galbraith Eli Galbraith his wife Krista are the couple in Brattleboro, Vermont that have converted their tailoring shop for the transgender community,  Shapeshifters Ltd, to medical mask-making to supply the local hospitals. Visit them here: Doug Galbraith is a cook in Portland, and has thrown himself into  fundraising to get food money out to unemployed service workers in his  city.  The link is here: *************** Check out some of James Galbraith's books here:
April 1, 2020