This week, we were lucky enough to invite Briahna Joy Gray onto Krystal Kyle & Friends. Former senior politics editor for the Intercept and national press secretary for Bernie 2020, current host of Bad Faith podcast and Current Affairs contributing editor, Briahna has brought her gifts to the American left in a number of ways, and we had the opportunity to talk to her about her work and political journey on this week’s episode of the show.
Briahna wants to talk about the weakness of the liberal consensus that is held together by the power and riches of the Democratic Party. She knows it’s not working for us, and she knows we’ve noticed. An essential part of the Bernie campaign was the task of acknowledging and mobilizing the real, material hurt that working people face in everyday life: debt, massive medical bills, poor housing, feeding a family on poverty wages. For while these are things that everyday Americans tend to think about the most, the Democratic establishment is eager to pass them over, offering empty, performative gestures to ignore constituents’ cries for help. It doesn’t have to be this way, no matter what the party insists.
We’re so grateful to Briahna for sharing her time and wonderful insight with us. Don’t forget to check out her podcast, Bad Faith. And to listen to this episode as a podcast, find Krystal Kyle & Friends on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Podcasts. Thanks for tuning in, everyone.