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The Stranger's week-in-review podcast, in which Eli Sanders, Dan Savage and a group of "experts" explain what just happened in the news, and what it all means. A wide-ranging discussion of everything you need to know in order to pose as an informed, productive member of society!
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 29, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally made a public statement! What does it mean? Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith discuss. Then, how sweeping regulations on abortion are effectively overturning Roe v. Wade in the south, and what the US Supreme Court has to say about this. Next, Katie Herzog explains her beef with the liberal watchdog group Media Matters and Jasmyne Keimig and Rich Smith explain why the new movie Booksmart is amazing (and why the controversy around Booksmart is lame). Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
May 22, 2019

Dan Savage is back and talks with Eli Sanders and Katie Herzog about a couple of uplifting political stories for a change! Then it’s right back into our nation’s Trump-directed tailspin, which this week features new lows from kakistocrats Ben Carson and Ken Cuccinelli. After that, Rich Smith checks in on how Nancy Pelosi’s go-slow strategy on impeachment is looking this week, now that Trump’s throwing tantrums and holding America’s infrastructure hostage until she stops all House investigations. And we listen to a demand for a correction from a Boomer who has a bone to pick with the expert on Old People Power we had on last week’s show. Finally, Jasmyne Keimig and Chase Burns talk about the Yeehaw Agenda, Orville Peck, and Lavender Country. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.

May 15, 2019
With Dan Savage away, Eli Sanders and Katie Herzog talk about old people. HuffPost writer Michael Hobbes joins in to explain why, as he wrote earlier this year, “America’s defining divide isn’t right vs. left. It’s young vs. old.” After that, Rich Smith looks at the new abortion ban in Alabama and what it means for Roe v. Wade, then ponders the wisdom of Trump’s trade war and Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to appear in a Fox News town hall. Finally, Jasmyne Keimig and Charles Mudede discuss Chernobyl, the new HBO series that, according to Charles, just might save the world. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
May 8, 2019

Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith look into new revelations about Trump’s massive business losses and then ponder Mitch McConnell’s claim that it’s “case closed” on the Russia investigation. As Trump’s efforts to obstruct Congressional investigations continue, they also consider whether Nancy Pelosi is being too cautious on impeachment. And then they talk strategy: Should the Democrats vying to unseat Trump focus on winning over white working class voters or on growing turnout among non-white voters? After that, Katie Herzog on the alarming new UN climate report and whether the Impossible Burger might just save humanity. Finally, Jasmyne Keimig and Chase Burns explain why the online world seemed to stop for Monday's Met Gala, what the gala’s “camp” theme was all about, and who wore “camp” best. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.

May 1, 2019

Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Katie Herzog discuss Attorney General William Barr’s problematic Congressional testimony and then try to figure out what’s so exciting about the presidential candidacy of Joe Biden. Because according to polls—which can be wrong!—there’s actually a lot of Biden enthusiasm out there. After that, Rich Smith jumps in to consider the apparently false sexual assault smear against Pete Buttigieg and fresh outrages from the Trump administration’s war on immigrants. Finally, Jasmyne Keimig and Chase Burns talk about three things you need to watch that are *not* Game of Thrones or the new Avengers movie. They are: Barry, Now Apocalypse, and the re-tooled Apocalypse Now. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.

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