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Listen to Trudi Knoedler read articles selected from Mother Jones, an American magazine featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture.

Current Mother Jones Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Ammon's Army - Sep 2021He built a platform that can summon 60,000 people for uprisings on demand. Ammon Bundy's crusade to liberate the West. Part 1 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:21:37
Black Farmland Part 2 - May 2021After decades of discriminating against Black farmers and ignoring their complaints, the USDA is promising to do better. Again.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:24:52
Black Farmland Part 1 - May 2021After decades of discriminating against Black farmers and ignoring their complaints, the USDA is promising to do better. Again.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:21:50
Tyranny of the Minority - Apr 2021Democrats may control Washington, but the fight is far from over. By Ari Berman.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:29
The Apprentice Part 2 - Mar 2021Before the Capitol insurrection, Josh Hawley was seen as the future of the Republican Party. He still may be. By Tim MurphyReader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:42
The Apprentice Part 1 - Mar 2021Before the Capitol insurrection, Josh Hawley was seen as the future of the Republican Party. He still may be. By Tim MurphyReader: Trudi Knoedler00:19:41
Lock Him Up? - Feb 2021Lock Him Up? Why Donald Trump could be the first president to face criminal charges. By Russ Choma.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:12:53
Obstruct This, Mitch - Jan 2020Joe Biden could be the first president in decades without both houses under his party's control. What can his administration do?Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:05:58
The Social Network Pt. 2 - Nov 2020The pandemic made traditional campaigning a thing of the past. And that may be for the best. By Pema LevyReader: Trudi Knoedler00:10:12
The Social Network Pt. 1 - Nov 2020The pandemic made traditional campaigning a thing of the past. And that may be for the best. By Pema LevyReader: Trudi Knoedler00:19:23
Buy The Book - Sep 2020Lexipol says its policies keep police departments out of trouble. Critics say they let violent cops off the hook. By Madison PaulyReader: Trudi Knoedler00:10:44
Death & Taxes Part 2 - Jul 2020The Trump tax cut failed to deliver for all but the very rich. And the GOP thinks this is the perfect time for more. By Kevin DrumReader: Trudi Knoedler00:16:06
Death & Taxes Part 1 - Jul 2020The Trump tax cut failed to deliver for all but the very rich. And the GOP thinks this is the perfect time for more. By Kevin DrumReader: Trudi Knoedler00:14:50
Plot For America - Jul 2020Bring back victory gardens - for good. America could use a return to city plot farming. By Tom Philpott.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:05:59
Prince of PPE - Jul 2020Jared Kushner had one job during the pandemic: solve America's PPE supply crisis. He helped private companies instead. Stephanie MencimerReader: Trudi Knoedler00:16:11
CoVid Pro Quo - Jul 2020CoVid Pro Quo. How Donald Trump's penchant for corruption is killing us. By David Corn.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:15:05
Purged - Jun 2020In November, many swing state voters won't get to cast a ballot. That's by design. By Ari Berman.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:23:24
Wiped Out - Mar 2020The hunt for a missing bacterium that might cure some of our modern ailments can likely be found in baby poop. By Jackie Flynn Mogensen.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:06:30
Black Hills - Mar 2020The Black Hills are not for sale. The Lakota are protecting their most sacred sites from mining again. Part 2 of 2. By Delilah Friedler.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:11:57
Black Hills - Mar 2020The Black Hills are not for sale. The Lakota are protecting their most sacred sites from mining again. Part 1 of 2. By Delilah Friedler.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:30
Southern Strategy - Mar 2020Jame Harrison is running against Lindsey Graham. Does he have the blueprint to flip the flip-flopper...? By Kara VoghtReader: Trudi Knoedler00:20:18
Trump's Not Nixon - Jan 2020Trump's not Richard Nixon, he's Andrew Johnson. Betrayal, paranoia, cowardice. We've been here before. By Tim Murphy.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:29:00
In It to Win It - Jan 2020IN IT TO WIN IT. We need a massive climate war effort -- NOW. By Kevin Drum.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:22:45
Science Can Save Us - Jan 2020To save the planet we need to pump billions into these promising green technologies. By Kevin Drum.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:20:21
House of Cards Part 2 - Nov 2019How Joe Biden helped build a financial system that's great for Delaware banks and terrible for others, Part 2 of 2. By Tim Murphy.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:15:30
House of Cards - Nov 2019How Joe Biden helped build a financial system that's great for Delaware banks and terrible for others, Part 1 of 2. By Tim Murphy.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:15:45
I Am The Bank - Nov 2019Is Donald Trump's mysterious $50 Million loan evidence of tax fraud? By Russ Choma.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:42
Burn, Build, Repeat - Sep, 2019California's wildfires are getting worse. So why are we still developing in the danger zone? By Jeffrey Ball.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:23:16
Stranger Dangers - Aug 2019Why are the conspiracy theorists of Pizzagate and QAnon so obsessed with pedophilia? By Ali Breland.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:18:47
Getting Warmer - May 2019Can Jay Inslee's long-shot presidential bid put climate change back on the agenda? By Rebecca Leber.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:08:55
Not In My Backyard - May 2019How one Arizona desert town united to fight off anti-immigration extremists. By Eric Reidy.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:18:16
Hooked, Part 2 of 2 - Apr 2019How a loosely regulated rehab industry baits recovering drug users into a deadly cycle. By Julia Lurie. Part 2 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:26:33
Hooked, Part 1 of 2 - Apr 2019How a loosely regulated rehab industry baits recovering drug users into a deadly cycle. By Julia Lurie. Part 1 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:15:40
Line Up, Follow Rules, Go to Jail - Apr 2019A Haitian asylum-seeker's nightmare journey shows the extreme human toll of Trump's immigration regime. By Noah Lanard.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:17
With Friends Like These - Mar 2019Facebook professes to connect us, but it's really tearing us and our democracy apart. By Clara Jeffery & Monika Bauerlein. Part 2 of 2Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:11:50
With Friends Like These - Mar 2019Facebook professes to connect us, but it's really tearing us and our democracy apart. By Clara Jeffery & Monika Bauerlein. Part 1 of 2Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:16:45
Hazed & Confused - Feb 2019A former fraternity man examines why fraternities remain a popular attraction of campus life. By Michael Mechanic.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:15:08
Fight For Moira - Jan 2019Kids with medical problems were to get care at home, thanks to a 1982 state-waiver. Now states are reducing care. By Melinda Wenner Moyer.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:16:32
War On The War On Poverty - Jan 2019Trump plans to make the poor pay for Medicaid and food stamps; lucrative for companies like Maximus... By Tracie McMillan. Part 3 of 3.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:12:07
War On The War On Poverty - Jan 2019Trump plans to make the poor pay for Medicaid and food stamps; lucrative for companies like Maximus... By Tracie McMillan. Part 2 of 3.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:21:56
War On The War On Poverty - Jan 2019Trump plans to make the poor pay for Medicaid and food stamps; lucrative for companies like Maximus... By Tracie McMillan. Part 1 of 3.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:20:07
Hammer Time - Jan 2019What will the Dems do first? With House control they plan to engage in oversight and other investigative measures... By David Corn.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:13:44
Senator from Sandy Hook - Nov 2018Chris Murphy fights to make gun control a winning issue for Democrats. By Karen Bokt.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:36
Sins of Submission - Oct 2018Purity culture taught me to rationalize my sexual assault. #ChurchToo forced me to reckon with it. By Becca Andrews.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:13:01
The Exodus - Aug 2018How an Illinois town got caught up in Ben Carson's crusade against fair housing. Part 3 of 3. By Jim Murphy.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:16:10
The Exodus - Aug 2018How an Illinois town got caught up in Ben Carson's crusade against fair housing. Part 2 of 3. By Jim Murphy.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:18:14
The Exodus - Aug 2018How an Illinois town got caught up in Ben Carson's crusade against fair housing. Part 1 of 3. By Jim Murphy.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:22:27
Commitment Issues - Aug 2018Families are having opioid-addicted relatives locked up for treatment. But does forced rehab work? Inhumane treatment of addicts.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:18:12
Addicted to Hate - Jul 2018Inside a movement to help white supremecists kick racism for good. Former KKK members find stopping hate is hard. Part 2 of 2. By Wes Enzinna.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:27:04
Addicted to Hate - Jul 2018Inside a movement to help white supremecists kick racism for good. Former KKK members find stopping hate is hard. Part 1 of 2. By Wes Enzinna.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:22:28
Oats & Dreams - May 2018Oat milk could stoke an agricultural revolution in soy and corn ravaged farmlands and replenish eroded soil. By Tom Philpott.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:06:30
Cloak and Data - May 2018Cambridge Analytica fell from grace when it began using its mind-bending techniques on Facebook users. By Andy Kroll. Part 3 of 3.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:00
Cloak and Data - May 2018Cambridge Analytica fell from grace when it began using its mind-bending techniques on Facebook users. By Andy Kroll. Part 2 of 3.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:15:59
Cloak and Data - May 2018Cambridge Analytica fell from grace when it began using its mind-bending techniques on Facebook users. By Andy Kroll. Part 1 of 3.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:22:44
Least Likely to Succeed - Mar 2018This company led the Republican charter school revolution. Now, Ohio is out millions of dollars and 12,000 kids are screwed. Part 2 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:25:59
Least Likely to Succeed - Mar 2018This company led the Republican charter school revolution. Now, Ohio is out millions of dollars and 12,000 kids are screwed. Part 1 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:18:07
Retake The House - Mar 2018Squatters and the Land Action Group are pioneering a bold, and possibly legal, way to combat the housing crisis. By Bryan SchatzReader: Trudi Knoedler00:12:54
Toxic Avenger Part 2 of 2 - Mar 2018Scott Pruitt's job is to protect the environment. Unfortunately, God has other plans for him. By Rebecca Leber. Part 2 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:18:47
Toxic Avenger Part 1 of 2 - Mar 2018Scott Pruitt's job is to protect the environment. Unfortunately, God has other plans for him. By Rebecca Leber. Part 1 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:23:35
Ctrl Alt Repeat - Feb 2018Stolen emails, WikiLeaks, White supremacist websites. 7 years before Russia hacked our election someone did the same to climate scientists.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:27:11
Kamala Harris - Jan 2018Kamala Harris isn't a bomb-thrower. She's a reformer. But will that play with today's left? By Jamilah King.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:22:43
Busted, Part 2 of 2 - Jan 2017One overdose, one dealer, one county, one cop: a portrait of the opioid crisis consuming America. Cracking down on dealers. By Julia Lurie.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:19:04
Busted, Part 1 of 2 - Jan 2017One overdose, one dealer, one county, one cop: a portrait of the opioid crisis consuming America. Cracking down on dealers. By Julia Lurie.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:11:18
Rigged, Part 2 of 2 - Nov 2017Voter ID laws passed by the Republican legislature made it hard for poor blacks & young people to vote in Wisconsin. By Ari Berman.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:23:19
Rigged, Part 1 of 2 - Nov 2017Voter ID laws passed by the Republican legislature made it hard for poor blacks & young people to vote in Wisconsin. By Ari Berman.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:14:22
Let's Make Some Sausage - Oct 2017Could restoring earmarks help fix our dysfunctional Congress? By Kevin Drum.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:13:23
A Tree Grows In China - Oct 2017Can a "Green Great Wall" of trees stop sandy deserts from spreading and devouring China's countryside? By Vince Beiser.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:16:48
Houston We Have Progress - Oct 2017The good news: Democrats' future might be in Texas. The bad news: See the good news. By Tim Murphy. Part 2 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:25:07
Houston We Have Progress - Oct 2017The good news: Democrats' future might be in Texas. The bad news: See the good news. By Tim Murphy. Part 1 of 2.Reader: Trudi Knoedler00:17:53
Controversial Education Group - Feb 2016Is America's Most Controversial Education Group Changing Its Way? The fact that we're discussing race and privilege ins such a frank way is new.Reader: Susan Bennett00:11:55
No Parking Here - Jan 2016You've heard how robocars are going to upend the economy. But what will they do to urban space? By Clive Thompson.Reader: Susan Bennett00:42:40
Do Candidates Dream of Electric Sheep? - Jan / Feb 2016Clone armies, super-PAC spawn, and Potemkin headquarters. Welcome to the Age of the Uncampaign. By Tim MurphyReader: Susan Bennett00:04:01
Humanitarian Raid - Jan / Feb 2016The World Bank is supposed to help the poor. So why do so many of its investments underwrite oligarchs? By Clare Provost and Matt KennardReader: Susan Bennett00:34:47
My Life to Leave - Jan/Feb 2016Assisted suicide, my family, and me. By Kevin DunnReader: Susan Bennett00:29:17
Trigger Warnings - Nov/Dec 2015Inside the race to identify and stop the next mass shooting. By Mark FollmanReader: Susan Bennett00:35:56
Milk and Adults - Nov/Dec 2015New science says too much milk is harmful to adults. Too bad the government keeps pushing big dairy. By Josh HarkinsonReader: Susan Bennett00:22:36
Earth Doesn't Have to be Doomed Like Atlantis - Nov 2015We can change, a cheat sheet on how epic floods have shaped civilization. By Andrew LawlerReader: Susan Bennett00:10:16
4 Charts Show the Bright Future Ahead for Clean Energy- Nov 2015The upcoming global climate talks in Paris could make it rain for renewable energy. By Tim McDonnellReader: Susan Bennett00:11:51
What do 100 CEOs have more of? - Oct 2015They have more in retirement savings than 41 percent of Americans combined. Surprise! Most of them are white dudes. By Julia LurieReader: Susan Bennett00:05:47
Goodbye Fish Stick? - Oct, 2015New EnglandÔ??s cod fishery is collapsing, and climate change is to blame. By Tim McDonnellReader: Susan Bennett00:05:31
Cuba Confidential - Sep/Oct 2015How wild were the secret negotiations in our relationship with Cuba? Let's just say they involved the Pope and artificial insemination.Reader: Susan Bennett00:40:39
Congress Blocking Legal Weed in DC to bad results - Sep 2015Local authorities blame synthetic marijuana substitutes for the recent homicide wave. By Patrick CaldwellReader: Susan Bennett00:10:53
Sorry, I'm Not Taking This Test - Sep/Oct 2015By the time she graduates, the average US student has gone through more than 113 standardized tests. Kids are saying: Enough.Reader: Susan Bennett00:39:33
How the War on Women Was Won - Sep/Oct 2015While you weren't watching conservatives radically changed the landscape of abortion. By Molly ReddenReader: Susan Bennett00:33:07
We're Not Crazy - Sep/Oct 2015Maaaybe a wild-haired socialist from Vermont won't win the presidency. But Bernie Sanders' run just might change politics forever. By Tim MurpheyReader: Susan Bennett00:32:28
Obama's Climate Plan - Aug 2015Scott Walker Thinks Obama├ó┬?┬?s Climate Plan Will Jack Up Your Electric Bill. How it REALLY will affect your wallet. By Tim McDonnell.Reader: Susan Bennett00:05:25
Political Debate - Jul 2015How Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. Heralded the Downfall of Political Debate in their televised brawls. By Luke Whelan.Reader: Susan Bennett00:10:09
Life for 2 Bags of Weed - Jul/Aug 2015Evan as more Americans stoke up legally, many are still rotting in prison for pot offenses. By Bryan ShatzReader: Susan Bennett00:07:40
The Natural - Jul/Aug 2015Can Allen Hershowitz's green sports movement turn fans into environmentalists? By Ian GordonReader: Susan Bennett00:16:57
This is Your Brain on Smog - Jul/Aug, 2015The terrifying new science that links air pollution to dementia. By Aaron ReubenReader: Susan Bennett00:23:33
The End of Punishment - Jun 2015What if teachers, prison guards, and parents have been thinking about discipline all wrong?Reader: Susan Bennett00:23:33
Hanging Onto the Anchor of a Shell Oil Ship - Jun 2015I've never been in such deep physical suffering before, and hopefully never will be again. By Luke WhelanReader: Susan Bennett00:10:59
Interview with Uzo Aduba - Jun 2015The actress dishes on "Roots," Hilary Clinton, and how she gets into character for "Orange is the New Black." By Tim MurpheyReader: Susan Bennett00:10:38
What Does Gun Violence Really Cost? - May/Jun 2015A special six month investigation by Mother Jones into the real cost of gun violence, and its effect on our economy, and our way of life.Reader: Susan Bennett00:27:34
Hung Out To Dry - May/Jun 2015A dodgy clinic. A reality TV crew. AWOL state regulators. How a twenty-something alcoholic's best hope took a fatal turn. By John HillReader: Susan Bennett00:27:06
Attack of the Killer Beetles - May/Jun 2015They swallow forests whole and send politicians into a frenzy. But do the bugs know something we don't? By Maddie OatmanReader: Susan Bennett00:18:31
Georgetown, Texas Going Green - Apr 2015This Texas city will soon be powered entirely by renewable energy. City officials say their green power will save residents money. By Tom DartReader: Susan Bennett00:10:54
Room For Improvement - Mar/Apr 2015More and more cities are finding that giving the homeless a place to live saves millions. Can common sense scale? By Scott CarrierReader: Susan Bennett00:40:17
CA is Drilling for Water That Fell 20,000 Years Ago - Mar 2015We're using so much groundwater that it's contributing to sea level rise. By Tom KnudsonReader: Susan Bennett00:09:06
4 Surprising Facts About Wheat and Gluten - Mar 2015Is bread the devil? No, but it's complicated. By Tom PhilpottReader: Susan Bennett00:11:01
Sales of ADHD Meds Are Skyrocketing. Here's why. - Feb 2015Obamacare and new diagnostic criteria for adults could mean a major windfall for the makers of ADHD drugs. By Luke WhelanReader: Susan Bennett00:09:35
Revenge of the Nerd - March/April 2015With "Silicon Valley" Mike Judge does to tech bros. what "Office Space" did to bosses. By Michael MechanicReader: Susan Bennett00:11:10
Let Them Eat Junk - Mar / Apr 2015Meet the fast-food-gulping, cola-guzzling, organics-hating Cornell prof who wants to trick you into eating better. By Kiera ButlerReader: Susan Bennett00:28:21
How China's Filthy Air is Screwing With Our Weather - Jan/Feb 2015Toxic smog billowing from China's coal-fired power plants is making snowstorms in the US worse. By James WestReader: Susan Bennett00:06:58
Lemony Snicket Walks the Plank - Jan/Feb 2015Novelist Daniel Handler on bungled words, teen rebellion, and his modern pirate yarn, By Maddie OatmanReader: Susan Bennett00:11:04
Teachers fight back in W VA to teach anti-science- Jan 2015State officials tried to add climate change skepticism to the curriculum. Now they've reversed course.Reader: Susan Bennett00:05:34
Nine Reasons You Really Need to Go to Sleep - Jan 2015Sleep psychologist Matt Walker explains what happens when you stay awake too long. By Indre ViscontasReader: Susan Bennett00:08:39
Adventures of Catman Keeley - Jan/Feb 2015On the road with the former veterinarian, ex-racquetball champ, and freight-hopping adventurer who shows executives how the other half lives.Reader: Susan Bennett00:42:17

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