Eli Sanders, Katie Herzog, and Rich Smith ponder the “dark psychic force” that was unleashed during this week’s first Democratic presidential candidate debate. We have Marianne Williamson to thank for the phrase, but what do we make of Williamson's Trump-of-the-Left stylings? And how’d Warren and Bernie do? And how many more of these cage match debates can we take??? After that, three really interesting calls from Blabbermouth listeners on why “the revolution” isn’t coming. And finally, Chase Burns and Jasmyne Keimig talk about the Criterion Collection and an epic journey the two of them are making to the lost world of DVDs. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
The Mueller hearings were in process as Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith sat down to talk about what it all might mean — or whether the Mueller hearings will mean anything at all at this point. Then they discuss the Trump administration's recent ICE raids and tangle with a question from a caller in Eugene, Oregon. The caller wants to know why, with so much clearly broken in America right now, the revolution hasn’t happened yet. Like, seriously: Why? Dan, Eli, and Rich each try for an answer. Then Katie Herzog is on to talk about the big New Yorker investigation in to the sexual harassment allegations against former Democratic Senator Al Franken. He resigned from the Senate because of the allegations, but it now looks like his first accuser’s story is full of holes. What to make of this? And finally, Jasmyne Keimig and Chase Burns listen to two calls about shows you should (or maybe shouldn’t) be watching, and then tell us about their experience watching a preview of Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
We begin this episode with a very special, very angry call from Blabbermouth listener Jen, who was so upset at last week’s show that she had to pull her car over, call the Blabberphone (206-302-2063!), and tell us about ourselves. Eli Sanders, Jasmyne Keimig, and Rich Smith take in Jen’s rage and then talk about the question that sparked Jen’s anger: Who's the best Democratic candidate to take on Trump? After that, Chase Burns explains a new federal court ruling that prevents President Trump from blocking you on Twitter. Then he dives into another Twitter-related fight, this one between Nancy Pelosi and AOC. Finally, Nathalie Graham is back to tell you everything you need to know about the US women’s triumph at the World Cup, whether the team is going to the White House, and what their pay equity lawsuit is all about. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Happy Fourth of July week! President Trump is celebrating by having tanks driven through DC in an epic waste of taxpayer dollars, which raises the forever question: Who’s the best candidate to replace this guy? Eli Sanders, Katie Herzog, and Rich Smith talk about what two nights of Democratic presidential candidate debates taught us. After that, Katie looks into the beating of journalist Andy Ngo by Portland Antifa. And finally, Nathalie Graham is back to catch us up on the how the US is dominating the Women’s World Cup in France, pissing Trump off in the process, and heading toward a big potential win in Sunday’s final game. Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.