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Gist: James Comey’s Slow Drip (AD-FREE)

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The president’s allies are being investigated for connections to Moscow. Are we making a big enough deal of this?

28 Min

Mar 21, 2017

Lexicon: Earlier American English—More Profane, Parochial and Provincial (AD-FREE)

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John McWhorter time travels to 1930 and eavesdrops on American English.

29 Min

Mar 21, 2017

Dear Prudence: The “Voyagers” Edition

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Dear Prudence: The “Voyagers” Edition

60 Min

Mar 21, 2017

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Podcast
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2 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) A matter of ethics, 2) Holy, polluted rivers, and 3) Mrs. Spicer gets no comment.

26 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern on the travel ban, LGBTQ rights, and Trump’s predisposition for illegality.

77 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the NCAA tournament and the World Baseball Classic. Mike also announces his departure from the show, and Josh and Stefan send him off with Pesca Jeopardy!

26 min
Mar 20, 2017
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The Science Vs. host takes on everything from climate change to ghosts on her weekly podcast.

23 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman about the space Fox News is occupying in the media as the go-to network for President Trump.

2 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today’s three things: 1) President Trump’s eyes and ears, 2) More protesters arrested in Belarus over opposition to the “parasite tax” 3) Need TP? Say cheese.

45 min
Mar 18, 2017
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It’s not that he’s a bad judge, or that he was nominated by a president so compromised by scandal. Plus – a veteran D.C. journalist tries his hand at fiction.

41 min
Mar 18, 2017
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Slate Money on the future of the European Union, Iceland’s lifting of capital controls, and Blumhouse Productions’ run of smash-hit horror flicks.

61 min
Mar 17, 2017
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The Complicated Future of Reproductive Science, on This Week’s Best Podcasts

26 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Vox's Ezra Klein to talk about how Donald Trump screwed himself on healthcare and why he isn't the "deal maker" he makes himself out to be.

31 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Typically, judges aren’t supposed to use campaign-trail speech to evaluate official policy. Slate legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick says the travel ban case isn’t typical.

66 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Joshua Keating, Rebecca Onion, and June Thomas look at the small, but significant, fascist movements of the U.S. and Britain.

2 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Mike Pesca with two things you need to know, one thing you don't: 1) The White House is sticking by it's wiretapping claims; 2) California wants ICE agents to stop identifying themselves as police; 3) Flesh-eating maggot news.

82 min
Mar 17, 2017
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David Plotz and John Dickerson are joined by Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post to discuss Trumpcare, the President's proposed budget, and the new Muslim ban.

47 min
Mar 17, 2017
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The stars of the hit series on challenging old depictions of slavery on screen.

16 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Lily Batchelder, NYU professor and former Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, about what we can take away from Donald Trump's revealed 2005 tax returns.

23 min
Mar 15, 2017
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The New Yorker writer returns to investigate whether stretching is really a warm up or a huge safety hazard.

2 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Chris Berube with two things you need to know, one thing you don't: 1) Donald Trump tries to roll back Obama's auto emissions standards; 2) An app-enabled vibrator is collecting your information; 3) South Korea's president is a terrible person.

29 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Dan Stoloff, Chris Long, Luke DiTommaso, David Woods, June Thomas

0 min
Mar 15, 2017
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No episode today, but we'll be back with a new episode tomorrow. Thanks for listening!

24 min
Mar 14, 2017
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Why stand-up is better than substitute-teaching but not as cool as playing the bongos.

57 min
Mar 14, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “P.S.A.” Edition

2 min
Mar 14, 2017
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Chris Berube with two things you need to know, one thing you don't: 1) Scotland is trying to leave the UK again; 2) Rex Tillerson's alter ego; 3) Willem Dafoe, noted favorite of children everywhere

50 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Katie Roiphe and Philip Gourevitch to discuss Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America and what the book can tell us about the current state of affairs in America.

25 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Lawfare’s Ben Wittes on some lingering questions about Trump’s new executive order on immigration.

64 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss March Madness, the Brock Osweiler trade, and the Washington NFL team’s decision to fire Scot McCloughan. They also talk about the annual video ranking the best hair in Minnesota high school hockey.

2 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Chris Berube with two things you need to know, one thing you don't: 1) The White House has a lot of empty desks; 2) Muhammed Ali Jr is detained again; 3) Uber disrupts the podcast space in a very Uber way.

56 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Slate's Katy Waldman and Laura Miller discuss Zadie Smith's new novel, Swing Time with The New York Time's Parul Sehgal.

36 min
Mar 11, 2017
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Slate Money discusses State Street’s feminist agenda, Swift’s banning of North Korean banks, and eccentric billionaire Masayoshi Son.

29 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Toggling between red and blue Facebook to take the nation’s political temperature? There’s a better way.

105 min
Mar 10, 2017
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The Underground Railroad for Refugees, on This Week’s Best Podcasts

20 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Professor Ibram Kendi about the racial components of Trump's policies and the history of these racist ideas.

2 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Mike Pesca has today’s three things: 1) South Korea’s past presidents, 2) Geert Wilders is unlikely to be Holland’s prime minister, and 3) Tom Brady’s care packages.

52 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Exploring the Long History of Holocaust Humor and the Tricky Art of Telling Taboo Jokes

32 min
Mar 9, 2017
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The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson looked into one of the Trump Organization’s most questionable deals and found lots of red flags.

73 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Gabfest hosts discuss the potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare, President Trump's wiretapping accusation and the future for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

3 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) A tabloid with sang-froid, 2) Are we sure carbon dioxide is bad? 3) Block that metaphor.

51 min
Mar 9, 2017
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David Mott organizes health care workers with SEIU.

53 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss the Women’s Strike, why ‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t cool anymore, and the latest PMS debate.

36 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Jake Halpern about his latest piece in this week's New Yorker, "The Underground Railroad for Refugees."

25 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Vox writer Sarah Kliff returns to break down the new health care bill.

1 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Mike Pesca with two things you need to know, one you don't: 1) The CIA is spying on you via smart TVs; 2) Trump loves this healthcare bill, it's terrific, fantastic; 3) An icon in waffle-making has died.

36 min
Mar 8, 2017
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John Dickerson visits March 15, 1913 when President Woodrow Wilson convened the very first presidential press conference.

18 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Dan Stoloff, Dan Davis, Tim Goodmanson, Dan Fisher, June Thomas

68 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens discuss George Orwell's classic novel 1984, Ryan Murphy's new show Feud about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and pop culture's current obsession with sleep.

20 min
Mar 7, 2017
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In his latest book, Michael Lewis studies the Israeli psychologists who changed decision-making forever

25 min
Mar 7, 2017
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Ben Winters and Héctor Tobar on writing dystopian tales for Slate’s Trump Story Project.

44 min
Mar 7, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Dolly Dearest” Edition

1 min
Mar 7, 2017
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Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) China warns of an arms race in its backyard, 2) We’ll see about “Invincible,” and 3) Standing Rock supporters set up camp in Washington.

28 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, about the Trump/Nixon parallels and differences. Plus, will anybody in the Trump administration step up to play the role of "John Dean?"

26 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Actor and author Henry Winkler on Happy Days and how he came to terms with dyslexia through his Hank Zipzer books.

76 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Duke’s Grayson Allen and other NCAA hoops matters. Scott Raab also talks about his book You’re Welcome, Cleveland, and Oliver Roeder of 538 explains how a computer program beat four pro poker players.

1 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) The Trump White House looks for leak-stopping technology, 2) The questionable tactics of supporters of Liberia’s first female president, and 3) The world’s first robot lawyer.

39 min
Mar 4, 2017
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When everyone was spoofing “Call Me Maybe” and a Swedish song factory in Sweden was taking over the charts.

50 min
Mar 4, 2017
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After spending years challenging a draconian voter ID law in Texas, the DOJ abruptly changes course. Plus – a thorny deportation case is argued at SCOTUS.

43 min
Mar 4, 2017
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The panel and Sheelah Kolhatkar, author of Black Edge, discuss the turmoil at Bridgewater Management, how a hedge funder tried to take down Herbalife, and the insider trading allegations covered in Black Edge

64 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Uber, Get Out, and Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department, on This Week’s Best Podcasts

4 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Chris Berube and Wendy Zukerman with three science-y things: 1) A new use for gene therapy; 2) A new metaphor for climate change; 3) A new mammal is revealed by its beautiful "song."

76 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Rebecca Onion, Joshua Keating, and June Thomas arrive at the fascism that looms above all others: Hitler’s National Socialism.

52 min
Mar 3, 2017
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How this Film Makes a Psychological Thriller Out of the Microaggressions of Everyday Racism.

22 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie is joined by Matthew Miller to talk about what we know and what we can infer about Jeff Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador.

25 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Humorist Dave Barry stands up for the Sunshine State. Someone has to.

82 min
Mar 2, 2017
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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson, live from LA, discuss President Trump’s address to Congress, Jeff Sessions and California’s potential to secede.

65 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodby to Allison Benedikt and talk with teacher Matt Dicks about how to get the most from parent teacher conferences.

1 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Mike Pesca with two things you need to know, one you don't: 1) Marine Le Pen loses her immunity; 2) The DHS is a little short on cash for that border wall; 3) Tom Hanks is giving the press corps a coffee machine and this news is inspiring for Mike.

28 min
Mar 1, 2017
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The Irish comedian tells disparate, inspiring, scary tales of immigrants coming to America in her podcast.

29 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks with Virginia Heffernan and Will Oremus about Donald Trump's address to Congress.

29 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks with Virginia Heffernan and Will Oremus about Donald Trump's address to Congress.

3 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Chris Berube and Dahlia Lithwick with three things: 1) The White House sends a confusing message on the immigration order; 2) Why Trump is not calling out recent killings as "terrorism"; 3) The move to disbar Kellyanne Conway.

3 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Chris Berube and Dahlia Lithwick with three things: 1) The White House sends a confusing message on the immigration order; 2) Why Trump is not calling out recent killings as "terrorism"; 3) The move to disbar Kellyanne Conway.

74 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf discuss Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out with Aisha Harris, the Oscars, and the new season of the BBC's Planet Earth.

26 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Don’t worry about China. Do worry about North Korea. And reassure global allies. Foreign policy expert Richard Haas has some advice for the president.

39 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Workplace Politics” Edition

3 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Chris Berube and Ben Mathis-Lilley with three things: 1) Boarder agents are searching planes now; 2) Betsy DeVos sends a troubling press release about school choice; 3) Alex Jones and InfoWars hit the mainstream.

23 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about how the media should respond to the President's remark that the press is the "enemy of the people."

56 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Alexandra Petri writes humorous spins on the news for the Washington Post

27 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Brad Meltzer delves into the story of Jim Henson’s life and legacy in the latest installment of his biography series for kids.

67 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss sports parallels for Sunday’s big Oscars mishap. They also talk JaVale McGee’s feud with Shaquille O’Neal, and Ken Early of the Irish Times joins to discuss the decline of Leicester City.

27 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Recapping the night, that was last night.

2 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Chris Berube and Aisha Harris with three things about the Oscars: 1) Moonlight is the least expensive Best Picture ever; 2) What the hell happened with that envelope?; 3) Some historic firsts.

44 min
Feb 25, 2017
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Slate Money discusses Uber's continuing public relation woes, Kraft’s attempted takeover of Unilever, and bank fees.

21 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Nicole Hemmer about the balance of power shifting towards Vice President Pence and how he's doing all the real work of the Presidency. Also, what should we think of Trump voters today?

32 min
Feb 24, 2017
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With his first novel, Saunders traverses the afterlife with Abraham Lincoln’s son.

51 min
Feb 24, 2017
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The Disappearance of Richard Simmons, on This Week’s Best Podcasts

1 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) China taunts President Trump, 2) Check-in at the conservative carnevale, and 3) When you want to make bad decisions, but you also want to save the planet.

49 min
Feb 24, 2017
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On the night Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, and Sidney Poitier all won Oscars.

21 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Veteran reporter Jon Ralston on his independent news startup and covering politics in the ultimate purple state.

66 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss President Trump's immigration enforcement plans, the move to revoke bathroom rights for transgendered students and the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos.

1 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Mike Pesca has today's three things: 1) The break-out star of this week's town halls, 2) Bad Catholics, and 3) The War on Rhododendrons.

63 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss Milo Yiannopoulos, HBO's Girls, and sexism claims at Uber.

24 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, about The Atlantic's coverage of President Trump and what stories to keep an eye on about the president's administration.

27 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Former CIA analyst John Nixon spent years studying former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein—his rise to power, his frustration with the U.S., his bad poetry.

2 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today's three things: 1) Trump's travel ban looms over Match Day, 2) A rat at Bears Ears?, and 3) Kashmir cracks down on wedding extravagance.

50 min
Feb 22, 2017
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This Whistlestop visits April 24, 1952 when President Truman's executive powers are challenged by the courts.

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