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May 31, 2019

Most of the time, we hear about gun violence in the context of mass shootings. But gun violence is about more than mass shootings – and too often, those stories can get sidelined by the media. In the May 31 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” cohost Diallo Brooks and guest host Derrick Crowe talk to Markus...


May 24, 2019

Extreme abortion bans are spreading like wildfire, more and more of Trump’s judicial nominees refuse to affirm Brown v. Board of Education, making  the federal courts – one of our favorite topics on the podcast –particularly salient these days. In the April 26 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” cohosts...


Apr 26, 2019

Since we launched the “The Progressive Happy Hour” podcast in October 2017, cohosts Drew Courtney and Cici Battle have covered political and pop culture issues ranging from the right-wing judicial takeover to intersectional organizing to Game of Thrones. We’ve gotten to know our cohosts a little more with...


Apr 19, 2019

Trump’s attacks don’t just devalue science’s role in learning, problem-solving and developing new technologies – they also shape our health, public lands and democracy. In the April 19 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” cohost Drew Courtney and guest host Diallo Brooks talk to Jacob Carter, a research...


Apr 12, 2019

Today, Trump’s trans military ban passed. This is a dark moment for the trans community and activists and allies, but the newly-introduced Equality Act offers a glimmer of hope for the LGBTQ+ community. In the April 12 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” cohosts Drew Courtney and Cici Battle talk to Jen...