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Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists, and many, many renowned Friends of the Pod for a roundup of the week's top news. Rants! Games! Bad impressions! Nuanced discussion! Recorded in front of a live audience.

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    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 65:00

    Comedian Kiran Deol forgives us for making her talk about the state of modern apologies, J. Jonah Jameson (Paul F. Tompkins) stops by to explain how photos of Spider-Man are just barely keeping the newspaper industry alive, and Hot Takes has us defending Harvard grads, the Citizen app, and, worst of all, abstaining from video games. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Biden Taps That Gas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 74:08


    It's Thanksgiving weekend and there's room for you at the kids' table as comedian Naomi Ekperigin digs into the week in news, and reminds us to save a seat for Corn Pop. Astronaut Scott Kelly tells us about more than astronaut ice cream, and Jon and Tommy take things personally in the Newlywed Game. Then Alexis Wilson, Moshe Kasher, Tre'vell Anderson, Maria Bamford, and Ricky Velez gather 'round to enjoy a slice out of the Rant Wheel. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Gosar In the Machine

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 64:06


    In this half live, half or else episode, Guy Branum ruminates on Beto's roll out and Boebert's freak out, Solomon Georgio unfolds other people's dirty laundry, and Senator Patty Murray joins forces against Lovett or Leave It's greatest nemesis: reverting to standard time. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    New York: The Squeakquel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 94:21

    This week, Lovett triumphantly returns to New York like Caesar to Rome. Is Ronan here for gay news? You bet. Does he return for the Newlywed game against Oscar nominated twins, the Lucas Bros.? Sure thing. Bridget Everett is here with facts on the rats that've overrun this fair city, and Wyatt Cenac is too with the receipts showing roads can be racist. Busy Philipps AKA Resistance Wine Mom is feeling a little disheartened by the lack of progress, and they're all joined by Kal Penn for the rant wheel, Taylor's Version™. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Glasgow Big or Go Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 97:13


    Adam Conover takes on the final boss, toxic masculinity, while Sam Sanders sorts through our nation's most iconic scams. Nancy Pelosi (played by Michaela Watkins) cooks a dish everyone will love even if she has to keep changing the recipe. And Scott Yates joins Lovett in his crusade against his arch-nemesis, standard time. Plus a round of Hot Takes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Meta or Worse

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 64:58

    Ooky? Yes. Spooky? Absolutely. This week, a Washington zombie (Demi Adejuyigbe) digs up some undead political concepts, a local news reporter (Megan Gailey) warns us about the tricks in our treats, the global supply chain (Rory Scovell) yells at us to be less demanding, and Facebook's Carol (Kara Klenk) discovers she's being manipulated by Mark Zuckerberg, but then again, aren't we all? And before we crawl back to our crypts, we finish the evening with the Rant Wheel. Happy Halloween! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Harry Styles Threw The First Brick

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 83:16

    This week Tre'vell Anderson helps us catch up on some gay news, the newest Bond Girl, Titsy Malone (Maria Bamford), shares her character's journey in No Time to Die, Alexis Wilson and Moshe Kasher help (we think? maybe?) the audience with some of their toughest problems. Ricky Velez joins as we talk about the Right's attack on parental leave. And Lovett quizzes Moshe and Ricky on paternity leave around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Charlie and the Unnecessary Prequel Factory

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 64:32

    Young Wonka, played by Brandon Wardell, stops by to lament America's Great Resignation. We quiz the audience on the media's coverage of the reconciliation bill...and what the hell is actually in it. Solomon Georgio and Akilah Hughes weigh in on the best parts of fall and the worst parts of Dave Chappelle's special, while we heat up the stage with a fiery round of Hot Takes. Support the Children's Law Center of California Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Just Squidding Around

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 85:39

    Phoebe Robinson has to match the apology to the scandal throughout Facebook's history. Chris Kattan gets his feathers ruffled squawking about Big Oil. Jason Concepcion carves out some time for a Squid Game or three. And we take a spin on the Rant Wheel. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Move Fast and Break Teens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 78:24

    Comedian Ashley Ray thumbs through a forbidden text in our first ever Don't Read This Book Book Club meeting. BJ Novak steers our collective trolley through a crowd of ethical dilemmas and moral quandaries. And Kara Klenk defends Elliot and Olivia's end game on Law & Order: SVU, among other other scorching opinions in the return of Lorde of Hot Takes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    And We're Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 82:31


    We did it live! Kylie Brakeman takes us on a Sip and See to Kyrsten Sinema's Wine Club, Emily Heller airs out LuLaRoe's dirty leggings, we show dairy who's boss with the Rant Wheel, and Representative Adam Schiff explains House Democrats' Protecting Our Democracy Act as Lovett or Leave It returns to the stage at Cinelounge Outdoors in Hollywood! A huge thank you to Rory O'Malley for singing this week's opening number. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Balls Swell that Ends Well

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 90:48

    Aasif Mandvi meets this week's cast of characters, from General Mark Milley to Nicki Minaj's cousin to the guy that controls Joe Biden's off switch. Ezra Klein takes a look at the future of the Golden State following the failed California recall. Texas Tourism Board spokesman Ash Wrangler Autry (Michael Hartney) implores you to ignore all of that bad stuff happening in their state legislature. And Keep It's Louis Virtel has forgotten more about the Emmys than we'll ever know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hotel Recallifornia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 72:06

    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Let's Get Into It (Again)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 71:01


    We jump into the storied Lovett or Leave It Vault™, and take a look back at our favorite moments from the past year of the pod. Take a stroll through Emily Heller's Garden. Be Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's third for The Achoo-ly Spread Game. Try to get a word in edgewise with James Adomian's Bernie Sanders and Mike Lindell. And make a mountain out of a hill of beans. It's a Lovett Or Leave It best-of show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Looking for delicate give (Rantathon!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 92:09


    Rants are the only thing on the menu this week — from newbies Alex English and Danny Pellegrino, plus familiar faces Guy Branum, Emily Heller, Erin Ryan, Megan Gailey, Josh Gondelman, and Danielle Perez. From white celebrities to White Lotus (SPOILERS!), celebrating birthdays but not Meg Ryan, love on islands but not on Netflix, and more. Lots to complain about. Spin the wheel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Cuomosexual Conversion Therapy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 72:50


    Abby McEnany brings some much needed levity to a week bogged down by Andrew Cuomo, Alec Baldwin, Greg Abbott, and Chet Hanks. Conservative firebrand Brit McClintock (Blaire Eskrine) changes course and begs listeners to get vaccinated. Buzzfeed's David Mack on the untold history of an open gay secret. Plus climate journalist Molly Taft and Bachelorette expert Ali Barthwell prove that you can talk about a hot planet and the hot people on it at the same time. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit..  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Damon Like a Wrecking Ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 94:41

    Paul Scheer is back to break down the week's news. Jon talks to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar about the eviction moratorium and Britney Spears. And Ashley Ray joins to play a game that forces us to share some SCORCHING hot takes. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Twisties and Shout

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 98:05

    Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan join to break down all the week's news, from Simon Biles's decision to Adam Driver's transformation. Jason Concepcion takes us through a bracket of former celebrity couples to see which reunion would reign supreme. Jon interviews Bruce Friedrich of the Good Food Institute to talk about meat without the downsides. And we test a diehard Olympic fan to see how well she's been watching - and listening - to Team USA. Look out. We're coming in hot this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All Riots Matter!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 63:24

    The very funny Sean Devlin breaks down the week's news - from insurrectionists on the insurrection committee to Wally Funk's wild ride with some rich dudes. Charles Marohn of Strong Towns explains what happens when a road and a street have a baby. And we play Fearmongering Mad Libs, because it's like Fox News is barely trying anymore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rich Boys and their Space Toys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 67:57


    Billionaires are doing it for themselves. Simon Rich joins to break down the week's news: reconciliation, competition, and Olivia Rodrigo is here...to tell teens to get vaccinated. Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about corporate power and her book on monopolies. And long dead cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin - tough booking - stops by to share his thoughts on Bezos and Branson's ticket to ride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    F*ck Jamie Spears

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 68:47


    Jia Tolentino and Ronan Farrow join to talk about their investigation into the Britney Spears conservatorship and some of the larger lessons it offers. The very funny Aida Rodriguez helps break down the week's news from frivolous lawsuits by Trump to a surprising revelation about Jimmy Carter. Plus Clark Cregg absolutely destroys Adam Conover in a quiz on First Lady history. (And please subscribe to Edith right now!) For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Wartime Meteorologists 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 64:07


    The Trump Org. gets indicted, the Supreme Court limits voting rights, New York can't count ballots, and one of People's sexiest men alive, Donald Rumsfeld, passes away. Comedian George Civeris joins to break down the week's news and reporter Eric Holthaus talks about unprecedented heatwaves and what makes tackling climate change possible. Plus a game on presidential rankings and high notes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Introducing: Edith!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 28:06


    "Edith!" starring Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike, is a scripted comedy podcast about the untold true-ish story of Edith Wilson, America's secret first female president. For almost a year after Woodrow Wilson's stroke, Edith issued orders as her husband. She would fire people as her husband. She would even cause international incidents as her husband. Along the way, her numerous political enemies inched closer to discovering her secret. It's one of the most unbelievable scandals in American history and now? Now, finally, it is a satirical, narrative podcast. New episodes every Thursday. Subscribe and listen to more episodes now on apple podcasts, spotify, or wherever you're listening now Created and written by Gonzalo Cordova and former Lovett or Leave It Head writer Travis Helwig, "Edith!" features an incredible cast of actors including Rosamund Pike, Clark Gregg, Stephen Root, D'Arcy Carden, Esther Povitsky, Diedrich Bader, Tom Amandes, Brandon Scott Jones, Mary Holland, Adam Conover, Alyssa Limperis, and more. Directed by Maureen Bharoocha. Episode 1. Two Old Ghosts "Waging a war against half the globe has been really stressful for me." Sure World War I is over, but the brutal war inside the White House has only just begun. And the unelected traitor in the President's midst might not be who you think it is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    OUT OF THE CLOSETS, INTO THE STREETS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 117:09


    AND WE'RE BACK. Our first live show in over a year! Let's do it right. With special guests Adam Rippon, Laci Mosely, Hannah Einbinder, Tre'vell Anderson, Zach Noe Towers, Eliot Glazer, Ronan Farrow, RB, Brendan Scannell, Jared Goldstein, Tig Notaro, Maebe A. Girl, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, Danica Roem, Andrea Jenkins, and Gabriel Foster. And you can join in supporting the Trans Justice Funding Project at crooked.com/pridefund. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Bipartisans Strike Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 61:26

    Kaitlin Olson joins to break down the week's news, from Manchin's shifts to Putin's gifts. Writer and programmer Rusty Foster explains crypto currency to Lovett - the “who what when ransomware why” if you will. Plus a game about the NYC mayoral candidates and high notes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pride Plus Some Wrath (200th episode!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 86:35


    Guy Branum joins to break down the week's news. Lovett quizzes Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to mark 200 episodes of Lovett or Leave It. Tara Houska talks about the end of Keystone XL and the fight against Line 3 in Minnesota. And it's a very special (and shattering) Rant Wheel as Akilah Hughes, Emily Heller, Travis Helwig, Elisa Gutierrez, and Emily "Jeff Ross" Favreau get too honest about this very podcast. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    What if it’s David Morse AGAIN?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 72:50

    Aliens in the sky, zombies in the Senate. Comedian Pat Regan joins to break down the week’s news. Science writer George Zaidan on sunscreen - what we know and what we don’t. Plus we cover this UFO news with a real life alien. Huge get. (Thanks to Danielle Perez.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Commission Impossible

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 68:45

    Scientists ask for a fact-based debate over the origins of the pandemic. Manchin and Sinema ask Republicans to be reasonable. Surprise! They were all very disappointed. Akilah Hughes is back to break down the week's news. Ashley Parker of the Washington Post stops by to talk about how the Biden White House works. And we quiz a listener on some of the most absurd scare tactics used by Fox News from red meat to mask mandates. A Grand Jury in New York? Terrific.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stephen Breyer, You Will Love Golf

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 95:49


    Chelsea Handler joins to break down the week's news, from stalled commissions to spying whales. Ben Rhodes on what's next after a ceasefire in Israel. Erin Ryan and Crooked producer Caroline Reston join for the rant wheel (Dear Evan Hansen is discussed) and Justin Schweitzer from the Center for American Progress looks at Republican myths about jobs and unemployment.  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Leave the Mask, Take the Cannoli

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 90:04


    Jenny Slate is back to break down the week's news, from Liz Cheney to Ellen DeGeneres. Jason Concepcion stops by for a quiz on conservative freak outs over fictional characters. And Dr. Rick Doblin joins to talk about his pioneering research into how MDMA can help people with PTSD and the future of psychedelic drugs in medicine and... lots of other places. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Liz Cheney, Perfect Hero!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 104:29

    Hasan Piker is here to break down the week's news. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen joins for a helpful, fascinating look at the patent waiver issue and what drug companies have to do to get the world vaccinated. And we played an incredible Mother's Day game with Danielle Perez and her mom you won't want to miss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Caitlyn Jenner killed someone?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 66:42


    Gavin Newsom faces a recall election. Joe Biden addresses Congress. The Feds raid Rudy's apartment. And the CDC relaxes restrictions for vaccinated people. Ron Funches joins to cover all the news. Kara Swisher is back to talk about the war over privacy between Apple and Facebook as well as Elon Musk's delightful public persona. And we don't think you'll be able to tell the difference between California recall candidates and Masked Singer contestants. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Demi Lovato, Yelp Elite

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 79:05

    Joel Kim Booster is back to break down the week's news and provide life advice to listeners. DeRay Mckesson talks about the Chauvin verdict and what's next in the fight for accountability and justice. And Jon quizzes Louis Virtel on new Oscars categories and historic Oscars controversies.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gay for Netflix

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 88:46


    Amazon's workers vote against unionizing. The reckoning on police violence and accountability continues. And the Bachelor comes out of the closet... right into a nice little promotional tour. Laurie Kilmartin joins to open the show. Guy Branum is here for a VERY special edition of Gay News. And union organizer Chris Smalls talks about working at Amazon and the next steps in the fight to unionize after a setback in Alabama. Plus we quiz listeners to mark Earth Day and draw critical attention to the ongoing national ketchup shortage. What a week. To support unionization efforts please visit amazonlaborunion.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Is Pepsi OK?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 82:27

    Republicans boycott baseball, Manchin defends the filibuster, and muons defy the laws of physics. Emily Heller is back to break down the week's news. We play OK, Stop with some cursed Fox News footage. And Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins for the rant wheel along with Crooked's own Shaniqua McClendon and Jon Millstein as we cover DC statehood, H.R. 1, Hulu's WeWork documentary, the Masked Singer, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gaetz of Hell

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 61:48


    Matt Gaetz faces Tucker Carlson. Amazon faces twitter. And Lil Nas X faces away from the Devil. Josh Gondelman is back to break down the week's news. Satan (Josh Sharp) talks about his latest media firestorm. And Theo Henderson of "We the Unhoused" talks about the housing crisis and why we all need to do more to listen to people experiencing it first hand. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/lovettorleaveit.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    No, no, no your boat

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 86:05

    Biden faces the press. The press forget the pandemic. And the Suez Canal is RED on my map and google is telling me to go around? Comedian Danielle Perez joins to talk news and snacks. Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery are here for our version of the Elite 8. And it’s infrastructure week with transit researcher Alon Levy. Oh and Justice League is good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Justice League of Their Own

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 74:58

    The incredibly funny Fortune Feimster is back to break down the week's news. Chase Strangio from the ACLU on the fight to stop anti-trans laws and change public opinion. We quiz a listener after a lot of fear mongering about vaccine safety. And we release OUR cut of Justice League AT LONG LAST.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Shot Girl Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 78:18


    Vaccines for everybody and checks for (almost) everybody. James Adomian joins to break down the week's news and to bring Bernie Sanders and the My Pillow guy into a contentious debate over the stimulus. Senator Ed Markey is back to talk about the filibuster and how to make daylight saving time permanent. Plus Pepe Le Pew issues a formal apology with the help of Ira Madison III.  Hi this is Travis Helwig. Lovett doesn't know I'm writing this but it's my last Lovett or Leave It show and I will miss him very much. He is a very good boss and a very good friend. I loved every second of working with him. Also follow me on instagram. That's the really important thing here. Bye Jon, I love you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Cuomosexual Misconduct

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2021 75:40

    Hari Kondabolu joins to break down the week's news, from smaller covid checks to faster covid vaccines. Plus we cover the fight to protect voting rights in Congress. Ezra Klein talks about polarization and local news. And Lovett auditions for Jeopardy and quizzes listeners on mayhem at gender reveal parties, which aren't really gender reveal parties, when you think about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Won’t someone think of the tater tots??

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 97:42


    Ike Barinholtz breaks down the week's news from gendered potatoes to Obama podcasts. Fran Lebowitz joins for a new segment we call the "Frant Wheel." Shea Serrano talks about life in Texas after the storm and government failures. And we talk about Top Shots, whatever they are. Plus we quiz a listener about the Golden Globes - the good, the bad, and The Tourist.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Ted’s Excellent Adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2021 102:01


    Emily Heller joins to break down the week's news from Cruz's vacation to Cruella's backstory. Also this week: Alicia Garza on organizing for change under Biden, Adam Grant on how to shift opinions in a polarized world, Jason Concepcion and Megan Gailey on the Bachelor, and there's the rant wheel... sort of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Insurrection: Exclusive Bonus Footage

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 93:58

    The evidence is damning but the defendant got lucky on jury selection. The vaccine roll out continues. And Gina Carano can't act OR tweet. Akilah Hughes joins to break down the week's news. Dr. Atul Gawande discusses mask mandates and vexing variants. And, to mark Valentine's Day in a pandemic, several contestants compete for LOVE in speed dates with our writer Pallavi Gunalan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Time is the Super Bowl?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 82:00


    Bezos is OUT. Emily in Paris is IN. And NO ONE deserves applause for saying "9/11 happened." Langston Kerman joins to break down the week's news, listeners compete on who failed at new pandemic hobbies the hardest. And Ira Madison III, Erin Ryan, Langston, and Travis join for the Rant Wheel to cover everything from celebrity boxing to the Space Force.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    OK, GameStop!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 71:22

    Biden signs up a storm. A Republican congresswoman believes forest fires are started by Jewish space lasers. And GameStop finally fulfills its destiny in the war between reddit and hedge funds - with a LOT of Tubmans at stake. Alice Wetterlund joins to break down the week's news. Brian Beutler looks at the debate over how to pass relief through Congress. And Yoni Lotan takes on his greatest role yet as... the filibuster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Exhale to the Chief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 80:34


    President Biden. Vice President Harris. Lady Gaga. Democrats take power, the center shifts, and a new era begins. Kumail Nanjiani and I talk through our feelings about this moment. Heather McGhee talks about her book The Sum of Us and how to move forward in a divided country. And we play a game about Democratic moderates and how their views have changed over the years. What a week. What. A. Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Good Riddance (Crime of Your Life)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 63:29


    Wednesday is the day Trump finally becomes not president. Kara Swisher joins to talk about social media companies facing hate and incitement on their platforms and what a Democratic Congress can do (and Kara learns some breaking Ivanka/Jared news on the spot). Then Lovett quizzes Favreau and Tommy on four years of scandal and their awesome tweets. And we're back on omegle to tell listeners jokes at random and it went pretty well!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Bye Mitch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2021 76:37


    Democrats prepare to take control of the White House, the House, and the Senate after an incredibly hard fought set of victories in Georgia. Trump, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and congressional Republicans incite violence that leads to several deaths and the ransacking of the Capitol. High highs. Low lows. Jason Concepcion joins to break down a long week and tolerate some sports jokes. Zeynep Tufekci is back to talk about social media's role in this coup attempt and the vaccine roll out. Plus we kick off 2021 with the rant wheel. We're almost on the other side. Hang in there.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Quarantine Choice Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 104:45


    It's the first and hopefully last annual Quarantine Choice Awards! Emily Heller joins to break down a year we are glad to put behind us. I talk to the first gay man elected to the Georgia legislature, Sam Park, about the run offs that will determine control of the Senate. And Akilah Hughes, Michaela Watkins, Louis Virtel, Alice Wetterlund, and Guy Branum join as judges to see who deserves the prestigious Golden Pangolin statues. See you in 2021! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    None the Pfizer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2020 64:02


    Sarah Silverman is back to break down the week's news. Senator Brian Schatz joins for an update on negotiations over a relief bill in Congress and talks about his views on Biden cabinet picks. And we're joined by Margaret Keenan, the first person to receive the vaccine outside of a trial in the UK, and wouldn't you know it she left JUST before D'Arcy Carden showed up. What a week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Bill Barr, Deep State Warrior

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 90:38


    Nicole Byer is back to break down the week's news and play OK, Stop! Ari Berman talks about the census, the failed coup, and how we defend voting rights. Plus Kaya Henderson joins to discuss the latest on schools and what we can expect from a new education secretary who isn't a disgrace. And we play a game about The Crown because Charles actually fell off a horse and while we are anti-monarchy like good Americans, there is blood in our veins and we deserve this show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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