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Michael Brooks (1983–2020), podcast host and political commentator

by Linnea Crowther

Michael Brooks was a political commentator who cohosted the award-winning podcast “The Majority Report with Sam Seder” and hosted his own podcast, “The Michael Brooks Show.”

Rising star

After starting his career in comedy, Brooks began working with “The Majority Report” in 2012 as a producer, soon becoming a contributor. Brooks became a cohost of the progressive podcast over the years, discussing news and politics from his democratic socialist viewpoint. In 2017, Brooks launched his own political podcast, “The Michael Brooks Show,’ and in 2020 he began cohosting “Weekends” with Ana Kasparian. Brooks was a regular contributor to “The Young Turks” podcast and to media including HuffPost and The Washington Post. He wrote the 2020 book “Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right.”

What people said about him

Full obituary: Variety

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