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Jul 25, 2018

No, it’s not the Trump tape we’ve all been waiting for. But the secret Trump recording released by Michael Cohen this week is pretty damn interesting, and Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog talk about all the weirdest details. (“Get me a Coke!” included.) After that, Charles Mudede and Katie debate how the left should respond to real-life trolls, like the MAGA-hat wearing guy who turned up in Seattle recently and, after recording himself being accosted, became a right-wing hero. Finally, a new book by Alice Bolin called “Dead Girls.” It’s a provocative exploration of a big question: Why are Americans so endlessly fascinated by the murder of young women? Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.

 

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Jul 18, 2018
Amazingly, President Trump reached a new level of awful, bonkers behavior this week. Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders are here to talk about all that went down before—and after—the #TreasonSummit. Then, “Who Is America?” Katie Herzog talks about Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show and whether it’s good for a country that’s already drenched in high-powered lies, elaborate cons, and shameless manipulations. Finally, Sean Nelson brings the antidote to the endless “Prime Day” ads that recently bombarded every internet-shopping American. It’s a new anti-capitalist movie by Boots Riley, and it’s excellent. The title: Sorry to Bother You. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
 

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Jul 11, 2018

Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders talk about Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who President Trump nominated to the US Supreme Court this week. If Kavanaugh makes it onto the high court, Roe v. Wade seems likely to be repealed, along with important environmental protections, voting rights protections, and more. How did we arrive in this nightmare scenario, again? Who, exactly, is this guy? And what can be done? After that, Rich has a few words for Elon Musk and his mini-submarine, as well as a book recommendation with a super calming title: My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.

Jul 3, 2018

How can the left fight back against a sure-to-be-terrible Supreme Court pick? Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders count the ways. Then Katie Herzog celebrates the supposedly patriotic gift that Michael Cohen’s giving America this Fourth of July. She also helps Dan and Eli ponder the question: Is chanting “Abolish ICE!” a wise strategy for Democrats when it comes to winning back the US House? Finally, an official quiz from the US government, taken by Dan and Rich, in honor of the Fourth of July. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.

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