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About Nerding Out

On Nerding Out, one of MSNBC's online-only shows, Professor and Roosevelt Institute fellow Dorian Warren took an academic look at current events, geeking out on angles beyond the obvious.  Catch up on past episodes here.

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Big Money in 2016

Big Money in 2016

04/16/15 11:18AM

Most of the 2016 candidates have yet to enter the race, but the out-sized role that big donors will play in the cycle is already clear. Dorian Warren talks with Zephyr Teachout and Jeff Smith about what to expect from the donor class in 2016. watch

Uncontested primaries have consequences

Uncontested primaries have consequences

04/16/15 07:19AM

Dorian Warren talks to Zephyr Teachout, former candidate for New York’s Democratic Gubernatorial nomination and former Missouri politician Jeff Smith about the importance of primaries in national elections, what the lack of viable democratic... watch

Municipal electoral politics, underestimated?

Municipal electoral politics, underestimated?

04/02/15 09:10AM

Msnbc’s Dorian Warren ‘Nerds Out’ on upcoming elections next Tuesday in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri and questions the role social movements play in elections. Nerding Out airs Thursdays at 11am ET. watch

All that’s wrong with Asian American...

All that’s wrong with Asian American wealth stereotypes

03/19/15 11:23AM

Though Asian Americans as a whole are doing better than any other single racial group, income inequality vastly separates the top 20 percent. MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid, NBC News’ Seth Wessler and The New School professor Darrick Hamilton... watch

Inheritance – it’s black and white

Inheritance – it’s black and white

03/19/15 11:22AM

MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid states inheritance is the key factor to why black Americans with college degrees have less in savings and other assets than white Americans who dropped out of high school. watch

What class do you think you are?

What class do you think you are?

03/19/15 11:21AM

Seth Wessler and NBCNews.com’s ‘In Plain Sight’ team tackle class systems in America and what’s recently changed to make us see ourselves in a specific class pyramid versus where we might actually be. watch

A homeowner-less middle class: the future?

A homeowner-less middle class: the future?

03/19/15 11:20AM

As Americans drown in a sea of debt, MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid, NBC News’ Seth Wessler and The New School professor Darrick Hamilton discuss what’s next in a country of renters and debtors if homeownership is no longer a viable option? watch

Nerding Out

Nerding Out on Class in America

03/19/15 08:05AM

Host Dorian Warren sits down with Seth Wessler, Joy Reid, and Darrick Hamilton and asks, "Who do you think you are?" The middle class isn't what it used to be. Nerding Out airs on Thursdays at 11am ET on Shift. watch

LBJ brought ‘grassroots and White House’...

LBJ brought ‘grassroots and White House’ together

03/12/15 04:13PM

Julian Zilizer, author of ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society’, reflects on President Lyndon B. Johnson and the 1965 national cause for voting rights made a colorless, American issue. watch

DREAMers share their stories

DREAMers share their stories

02/26/15 11:34AM

DREAMers Nova Bajamonti, Rishi Singh, Monica Reyes, and Melany Chavez share their stories about being undocumented immigrants and their fight to become legal. watch

'Executive action on immigration is...

'Executive action on immigration is temporary'

02/26/15 11:24AM

NBC News-Latino editor Sandra Lilley joins Dorian Warren to discuss the history of undocumented immigrants and immigration reform in the U.S. and how Obama's executive action may help change the course of history. watch

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