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WHAT IS THE HUMANIST REPORT?
The Humanist Report (THR) is an anti-capitalist political podcast that discusses and analyzes current news events and pressing political issues.Each news story we cover is supplemented with thought-provoking, fact-based commentary that aims for the highest level of objectivity—and, occasionally, humor.
Our primary goal is not to appear neutral, but to remain objective. We do not aim to strike a false balance between preposterous political positions (e.g. climate change is a hoax, homosexuality is a choice, racism doesn’t exist, etc.), but instead strive to maintain ideological consistency across a broad spectrum of political issues. While the content itself is meant to be engaging and informative, our goal is to encourage activism amongst viewers through various means; such as influencing them to call their local representatives and/or vote, signing online petitions, engaging in grassroots activism, and donating to worthy causes and candidates.
While American politics is a primary focus, broader international issues and domestic issues of countries throughout the world might also be discussed. Namely, however, we stay grounded in American political issues and often advocate for institutional change when it comes to campaign finance laws (to get big money out of politics), electoral reform (to break up the two-party duopoly), an end to commodification of public services (neoliberalism and capitalism), and democratization of the American workplace (socialism).
We are not affiliated with a political party, nor are we owned by a corporation. Thus, our views are unadulterated and only hindered by the individual subjectivity of our host, Mike Figueredo.
Since our 2015 launch, we've had immense growth, surpassing 350,000 subscribers by the end of 2020. Our show has expanded to MEANS TV, Twitch, iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio and SoundCloud—and we're looking to venture out even further.
If you enjoy listening to and/or watching the podcast, please visit our support page to see how you can help us grow. Thank you!