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Signal Boost
Molly Jong-Fast!

Signal Boost

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 22:35


Vanity Fair special correspondent and Fast Politics podcast host Molly Jong-Fast joins Zerlina on the show for Feminist Friday!

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton
“Trump Is Furious”: What the GOP's Midterms Flop Means for a Trump-DeSantis 2024 Showdown

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 37:34


Gabe Sherman, fresh off his Ron DeSantis feature, and Molly Jong-Fast, the Hive's newest contributor, join Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan for a Wednesday-morning revel in what the midterms portend for the future of the country—not to mention for pollsters and the pundit class—and how the Democrats can contend with the GOP's “extreme gerrymandering” in battles ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton
T-Minus 5 Days. Molly Jong-Fast Joins the Hive Team to Talk Midterms

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 40:47


With less than a week to go until the midterms determine our country's future, Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox sit down with The Hive's newest star, special correspondent Molly Jong-Fast, and VF national political reporter Abby Tracy to break down the final stages of races across the country, including how abortion is playing as an issue.  Plus, CNBC's Julia Boorstin stops by for a timely discussion about women in power as her new book, When Women Lead, hits shelves. In conversation with Fox, who recently profiled The Wing cofounder Audrey Gelman, Boorstin runs through some of the common traits she sees in women leaders, such as Lena Waithe, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Whitney Wolfe Herd, who are among the interviews in the book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Deep State Radio
From The Silo: Twitter's Dynamic Duo: My funny, profanity laced, insightful conversation with Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast

Deep State Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 47:31 Very Popular


Originally Aired: February 15, 2019 They're twitter's dynamic duo: he's the peanut butter to her jelly, the Mickey to her Minnie, the Batman to...you get the point. These two guests are hilarious and when you bring them together on this podcast, THEY ARE FIRE. You'd think that leading GOP strategist Rick Wilson and liberal writer Molly Jong-Fast would have nothing in common, but you're wrong. They have two very important things in common; they hate Trump and they love our country. In this podcast we talked about twitter trolls (Molly LOVES them) the best nickname ever given to a shady Governor (thank you Rick) and guesses for 2020, along with a ton of other politichitchat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Deep State Radio
From The Silo: Twitter's Dynamic Duo: My funny, profanity laced, insightful conversation with Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast

Deep State Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 47:31


Originally Aired: February 15, 2019 They're twitter's dynamic duo: he's the peanut butter to her jelly, the Mickey to her Minnie, the Batman to...you get the point. These two guests are hilarious and when you bring them together on this podcast, THEY ARE FIRE. You'd think that leading GOP strategist Rick Wilson and liberal writer Molly Jong-Fast would have nothing in common, but you're wrong. They have two very important things in common; they hate Trump and they love our country. In this podcast we talked about twitter trolls (Molly LOVES them) the best nickname ever given to a shady Governor (thank you Rick) and guesses for 2020, along with a ton of other politichitchat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
The Democrats are Teetering on the Edge of Disaster as the Midterms Approach + A Conversation with Molly Jong-Fast

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 86:28 Very Popular


Mea Culpa welcomes back the author and cultural analyst Molly Jong-Fast. She has written extensively about her wild life as a young girl growing up in New York City at the height of the ‘90s. And written multiple books including The Social Climbers Handbook. She currently contributes articles to various publications including Vogue, the Atlantic, and the Daily Beast. Molly is also the host of Fast Politics the podcast that digs right into the heart of our politics today. Michael and Molly don't hold back as they discuss the upcoming midterms, the future of Trump, and women's rights. Tickets to Mea Culpa Live

Okay, Computer.
Fast Money Meets Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast

Okay, Computer.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 52:02


Dan Nathan is joined by his “On The Tape” co-host Guy Adami to discuss the current stock market environment (1:40), Netflix transitioning to an ad-supported network (8:30), and Tesla earnings (11:30). Later, Dan and Guy interview Molly Jong-Fast, host of the Fast Politics podcast, and talk about how she got into podcasting (18:30), the state of American politics (29:25), inflation (36:37), and Elon Musk (46:51). ---- Check out our show notes and transcript here ---- Email us at contact@riskreversal.com with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @OkayComputerPod. We're on social: Follow Dan Nathan @RiskReversal on Twitter Follow @GuyAdami on Twitter Follow us on Instagram @RiskReversalMedia Subscribe to our YouTube page

On The Tape
Fast Money Meets Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast

On The Tape

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 52:26


Dan Nathan is joined by his “On The Tape” co-host Guy Adami to discuss the current stock market environment (1:40), Netflix transitioning to an ad-supported network (8:30), and Tesla earnings (11:30). Later, Dan and Guy interview Molly Jong-Fast, host of the Fast Politics podcast, and talk about how she got into podcasting (18:30), the state of American politics (29:25), inflation (36:37), and Elon Musk (46:51). ---- Check out our show notes and transcript here ---- Email us at contact@riskreversal.com with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @OkayComputerPod. We're on social: Follow Dan Nathan @RiskReversal on Twitter Follow @GuyAdami on Twitter Follow us on Instagram @RiskReversalMedia Subscribe to our YouTube page

The New Abnormal
The Only Two People Holding Trump Accountable Are Not Men

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 55:10 Very Popular


 New Abnormal hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy reveal who is really taking on Trump and talk to politics reporter Asawin Suebsaeng for the scoop on Dr. Oz's latest fight. Despite continued allegations of fraud and obstruction of justice claims against Donald Trump, somehow, there are still only two people continuing to call the former president out—and neither on is a man. Also on the podcast, Matt Fuller, senior politics editor at The Daily Beast, explains how Democrats have something to push voters to the polls: abortion. “That's the big animating factor for Democrats,” Fuller says.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton
“We're Going to Put Janeane Garofalo or Eddie Vedder in the White House”: The Legacy and Future of Generation X

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 59:46


In this special episode of Inside the Hive, three guests—Vanity Fair editor in chief Radhika Jones, writer and podcaster Molly Jong-Fast, and standup comic Patton Oswalt—discuss the cultural and political legacy of Generation X. Asks Hive cohost Joe Hagan: How has the slacker generation, once known for irony and ambivalence, weathered the 21st Century?   The promise of ironic detachment may not have lasted, but Gen X-ers have become the last skeptics of the digital age. The generations that followed "introduced this 24/7 grind mentality,” says Oswalt, "where the people that wanted to live like little lives on the fringe, doing creative stuff, and making enough money to survive—those people are being pushed out…It's like if you're not grinding all the time, you should be wiped off the map. And that, to me, is really, really scary.” “We are skeptical of effort for effort's sake,” observes Jones. "So there's a way in which we're motivated by substance, and we're skeptical of anything that is not substantive.”  Thirty years ago, Generation X celebrated what's now being called “quiet quitting," but as some recent polling has shown, a large chunk of Americans born between 1965 and 1980 also leaned toward Donald Trump in recent elections—a perplexing data point. “We had this sort of belief that we were entitled to certain things,” surmises Jong-Fast. "And if you feel entitled to something, and mad and convinced that someone else has it, that can lead to Trumpism.” If nothing else, Gen X have always been superb at spitballing from the sidelines: “We are good critics,” says Jones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The New Abnormal
How Mike Lindell Got Boxed In at the Hardee's Drive-Thru

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 57:33 Very Popular


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was going through a Hardee's drive-thru after ordering a burger and chocolate shake when he was approached by the FBI. That's according to Daily Beast politics reporter Zachary Petrizzo, who has more details of the FBI's seizure of Lindell's phone while he was at a Hardee's restaurant last week. “I had heard from Mike that he ended up ordering a Swiss burger with a chocolate shake,” Petrizzo tells hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy on this episode of political podcast The New Abnormal. Also on the podcast, Iuliia Mendel, former press secretary to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and author of the new book The Fight of Our Lives, discusses what it was like meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
How Online Trolls Left Justine Bateman Feeling ‘Messed Up'

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 31:24 Very Popular


In the ‘80s Justine Bateman was one of TVs most recognizable faces thanks to her role on Family Ties. Now, she tells The New Abnormal's Molly Jong-Fast how online chatter about her looks left her reeling. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
The Bad Part of Being a Lawyer in Trump World

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 54:28 Very Popular


As his legal woes pile up, it's no secret that former President Donald Trump has employed more than a handful of lawyers in his time. David Enrich, a business investigations editor at The New York Times and author of the new book, Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump, and the Corruption of Justice, tells hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy on this episode of The New Abnormal that it's certainly a pattern. Also on the podcast, G. Elliot Morris, data-driven journalist and author of the book, Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them, describes the “pretty complex” world of polling and sampling. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
Trump Is Like the Kid at Disney World Who Refuses to Go Home

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 53:27 Very Popular


Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn't get any worse, new revelations prove Trump was even worse than we thought, according to hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy on this episode of The New Abnormal. Also on the podcast, Michael Tomasky, editor of The New Republic as well as Democracy Journal and author of the new book, The Middle Out: The Rise of Progressive Economics and a Return to Shared Prosperity, talks about how the Democrats can shape their message around progressive politics to win. (Tomasky is also a former special correspondent and editor at the Daily Beast.) Then, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) talks about her reelection bid and her wacky opponent, Adam Laxalt. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
Britain in ‘Real Trouble' After Queen Elizabeth's Death

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 61:42 Very Popular


Queen Elizabeth is an important cultural mascot in a way that Americans can't understand and her death will have more implications for Great Britain and the world than simply who will take over the monarchy.That's according to Ian Dunt, columnist at the ‘i' newspaper and host of the podcasts, Oh God, What Now? and Origin Story, who tells hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy on this episode of political podcast The New Abnormal that the country faces multiple crises as it deals with the queen's death. Also on the podcast Douglas Rushkoff, author of the new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, describes his experience talking to some very rich people about the “event.”  Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
A Deep Dive Into The Way Trump Talks—and Why It Works

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 25:07 Very Popular


Donald Trump's way of speaking is hard to mistake for anyone else's. On this bonus episode of The New Abnormal, video essayist Evan Puschak, owner of the 3M subscriber YouTube channel Nerdwriter1 and author of “Escape Into Meaning”, joins Molly Jong-Fast to break down how the former president and reality show star came to speak how he does, and the one thing that he doesn't do while speaking that makes the way he talks so effective. Plus! Molly and Evan discuss whether or not Trump is intentionally speaking this way to manipulate. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
George Conway: ‘Any Fair Jury' Would Convict Trump Now

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 52:50 Very Popular


 In this week's episode of The New Abnormal, hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy discuss Trump's legal jeopardy with George Conway and whether he will ever be sent to prison, and then check in to discuss the infamous Mar-a-Lago carpet documents. The ultimate question remains, according to Jong-Fast; will Trump ever go to jail? “I can't guarantee it, but there's a reasonable likelihood of it,” Washington Post contributing columnist George Conway told Jong-Fast. Then, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) , who represents Virginia's seventh congressional district and who is a former CIA case officer, delves into the image of Mar-a-Lago carpet documents. “I can't make predictions on what comes next, but certainly as a former Intel officer, I can say that if anyone I ever worked with had a collection of documents like this at their home, there's no question of what would've happened to them.” Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
Lindsey Graham Just Made a Subtle Terroristic Threat NBD

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 53:48 Very Popular


Lindsay Graham said on Sunday that if former President Trump is prosecuted there will be “riots in the streets.” Some call it a prediction. New Abnormal podcast host Andy Levy is calling it a threat. In this latest TNA episode, Andy uses some more descriptive language to describe how he really feels to co-host Molly Jong-Fast who has her own theory for diehard Trump apologists, which includes a spaghetti reference. Then Maxwell Alejandro Frost, the 25-year–old running for Florida's 10th Congressional District, joins the show. He fills Molly in on why age is nothing but an asset to him—“I went through more mass shooting drills than fire drills. That perspective is important in Congress”—and why you should not ever compare him to Madison Cawthorn. Plus! Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline, author of House on Fire: Fighting for Democracy in the Age of Political Arson, gets real with Molly on the reason that rich white guys have gotten away with criming for so long—and the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg-sized elephant in the room. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
This Group's Vote Will Ultimately Decide the Midterms

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 59:45 Very Popular


The upcoming midterms will depend on the voices and votes of those in the suburbs, according to hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy on this episode of The New Abnormal. After a key win for Democrats in New York's 19th Congressional District, where Pat Ryan defeated Republican Marc Molinaro in Tuesday's special election, Levy says that despite the bad news for the party, the Dems still need the suburban vote to get them across the line. Then, Dahlia Lithwick, who writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus, talks former President Donald Trump's little dust-up with the National Archives. This week, Politico revealed that the Archives had recovered more than 700 pages of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago in January and that federal investigators were concerned “by Trump's resistance to sharing them with the FBI.” Also, Max Fisher, who writes The Interpreter column for The New York Times and is the author of The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World, discusses how social media “is distorting you in ways that you are probably not quite aware of.” Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
Does Dr. Oz's Team Hate Him or Are They Bad at Their Jobs?

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 50:19 Very Popular


Dr. Oz is failing the unofficial Twitter war against PA Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the loss coming after Fetterman dunked on Oz for using the term crudite in an April video. But his campaign has a problem that goes deeper than veggie platters and NBC's Jonathan Allen joins the pod to explain why (and tells host Molly Jong-Fast about his encounter with Dennis Rodman in a cigar lounge.) Plus! Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), frequent flyer on the pod, joins this episode to talk midterm candidates he's excited about in California and holds no punches when it comes to calling out MAGA Republicans. Of course, hosts Andy Levy and Molly also discuss a very interesting (and bad, in Molly's opinion) take that involves some sort of bargain where President Biden pardons Trump with the caveat he never runs for president again. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
Liz Cheney Running for President Is Absurd

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 50:03 Very Popular


As the polls closed in Wyoming, the focus over Rep. Liz Cheney became not if she would win the Republican primary for Wyoming's sole congressional seat, but by how much she would lose. And that loss was colossal. On this episode of The New Abnormal, hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy discuss whether the left loves Cheney and why she has no chance at becoming president. Then, Jeet Heer, a national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and host of the Time of Monsters podcast, joins the discussion to explain why he thinks we need more Republicans like Cheney. Also, Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, executive director of NextGen America, the country's largest organization mobilizing young voters, discusses how she's inspiring the next generation to get involved. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The New Abnormal
A Theory for Why Trump Kept Those Classified Documents

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 49:45 Very Popular


Democratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait. On this episode of The New Abnormal, he explains why Dems should have more faith in Merrick Garland—and also shares the long list of GOP candidates across the country that makes Molly Jong-Fast crack up. Then, Matt Castelli, a former CIA officer and Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council who is currently running for Congress against Trumpy Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), joins the pod to share his plan for taking Stefanik down and calls her an opportunist. Plus! Hosts Andy Levy and Molly dissect Trump's latest Truth Social admissions, including that he has multiple passports.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Blame Newt Gingrich for Today's Lying MAGA Republicans

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 24:59 Very Popular


The seed of cruelty that the GOP has fully adopted, and nurtured, had been planted long before Trump took office, says Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Instead, he says on this bonus episode of The New Abnormal, someone else is to blame: Newt Gringrich. He explains why to co-host Molly Jong-Fast, along with more reporting on the GOP's evolution that's included in his new book, The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party. Plus! Co-hosts Andy Levy and Molly listen to more clips of politicians saying dumb things, this time starring Fox News' Jesse Watters and sad son Eric Trump.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
The One Sentence Republicans Need to Stop Using

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 49:50 Very Popular


As former President Donald Trump endured one of his worst weeks yet, Republicans have been on our TV screens taking aim at everyone else—but themselves. On this episode of The New Abnormal, hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy talk Trump and the sentence Republicans need to stop repeating. Then, Tim O'Brien, senior executive editor of opinion at Bloomberg, joins the show and reveals what he finds most compelling in the “ridiculous sideshow” that's emerged in the wake of the search: “which is that he's being unfairly targeted and that this is political. Also, Dr. Iman Alsaden, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, talks about what it's like in post-Roe America.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
The ‘Pissed Off' Kansas Women Who Told Abortion Foes to Shove It

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 52:58 Very Popular


On this week's episode of The New Abnormal, Levy, along with host Molly Jong-Fast, discuss the conservative state's rejection of the anti-abortion measure after nearly 60 per cent of voters dismissed the move. Then, Angelo Carusone, president and CEO of Media Matters, debunks a study by Nielsen media research claiming that the top rated news show among Democrats between 25 and 54 is Tucker Carlson. The study says that in total debut viewership, Fox news grabs 42% of Democrats. Also, The Daily Beast's congressional reporter Sam Brodey discusses how the Senate and Congressional map is changing to a more optimistic map for Dems.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Daily Stoic
Molly Jong-Fast on Generational Trauma and Cancel Culture

The Daily Stoic

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 64:28 Very Popular


Ryan talks to journalist Molly Jong-Fast about the generational trauma that we're passing down, the me too movement, how cancel culture has impacted our society, and more.Molly Jong-Fast is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the author of its newsletter Wait, What? She is also the host of The New Abnormal and a columnist for Vogue. She often writes about parenting, whether that be reflections on her relationship with famed mother and feminist, Eric Jong, who is also an American novelist, satirist, and poet. Or about how she is navigating raising her own children in the insane times we find ourselves in now.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail

The New Abnormal
Marine Senate Candidate Lucas Kunce Thinks Republicans Are ‘Enemy' of People

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 46:18 Very Popular


Missouri Senate candidate Lucas Kunce is not going to knock on a voter's door and ask them to vote for him because he will lower the cost of prescription drugs. But the former Marine tells co-host Molly Jong-Fast what he will do in this episode of The New Abnormal—including being completely blunt when it comes to calling BS on Republicans. Speaking of which, Rep. Eric Swalwell also joins the pod and talks about the major wins Democrats have had lately and why he thinks the GOP “clowns” don't stand a chance in taking the House in the midterms. Plus! Molly and co-host Andy Levy talk more about that burn pit bill and pose a major Jan 6 question: Where in the world are those missing text messages?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
How Ken Auletta Helped Ronan Farrow Nail Harvey Weinstein

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 29:44 Very Popular


The New Yorker's Ken Auletta tells Molly Jong-Fast about the conversation he had with Ronan Farrow ahead of his bombshell piece and shares stories about Harvey Weinstein's enablers that are in his new book, Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence, which paints an even more detailed picture of Weinstein, and the enablers around him.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Should Democrats Bother Going on Fox News?

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 53:26 Very Popular


If you've surfed the internet over the course of the last few years, there's no doubt you may have stumbled across at least one viral clip of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Fox News. For Buttigieg, going on Fox News is “a no-brainer", Lis Smith, author of Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story, and senior advisor for Buttigieg's 2020 presidential campaign, told Molly Jong-Fast on this week's episode of The New Abnormal. Then, Olivia Julianna, a 19-year-old activist and strategist for Gen Z For Change, reflects on her work as a fundraising powerhouse and her reaction to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz's attempts to humiliate her after arguing that overweight and unattractive women don't need to worry about getting pregnant or needing abortions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
What Makes DeSantis Scarier Than Trump

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 51:05 Very Popular


Is Ron DeSantis going to run for president in 2024? If he is, New Abnormal co-hosts Andy Levy and Molly Jong-Fast are of the opinion that he'll be a scarier candidate than Donald Trump if the former president chooses to run again. Then, New York Governor Kathy Hochul talks to Molly about what she and her administration are doing to prevent ugly fallout from the Supreme Court ruling on guns in the state and her opinion on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg not prosecuting Trump. Plus! James Obergefell, the plaintiff in the historic Obergefell v Hodges Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, shares the events that led to his case and why he's “disgusted” today.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Inside the Maternal Morbidity Crisis Facing Black Women

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 28:50 Very Popular


Aftershock directors Tonya Lewis Lee and Paula Eiselt talk to Molly Jong-Fast about why Black women are more likely to die than their white counterparts after giving birth.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
The REALLY Shocking Moment From the Jan. 6 Hearing

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 52:31 Very Popular


The news from Thursday night's Jan. 6 committee hearing that really struck Molly Jong-Fast was that instead of trying to stop the violence, Trump wanted to call senators and pressure them to throw out the election results or delay the certification. And of course he talked to Rudy Giuliani.“Rudy's always the first call you make because you gotta get the bad ideas from someone,” says co-host Andy Levy.“I would not let Rudy Giuliani pick a pair of shoelaces for me. And this, the president of the United States, is turning to him for advice on elections.” Also on the show NBC's senior reporter Jon Allen & Mark Lobovitch on his new book Thank You For Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Republicans Now Have an ‘Incentive to Be Terrible'

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 58:26 Very Popular


After four years of Donald Trump and the ultimate hangover that ensued, has the Republican Party learned from its mistakes? Far from it, Molly Jong-Fast says on this episode of The New Abnormal podcast. “Trump definitely did something in the Republican Party. Right?” Molly asks. “They were always bad. They would do terrible things, but they would pretend not to be terrible. And now there's like an incentive to be terrible. Like the people who are terrible actually raise the most money.” Still, Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones, who represents New York's 17th District, says that while he faces an uphill battle against the Republicans and despite the disappointments of recent events, including the repeal of Roe v. Wade, there is hope on the horizon. Then, Tim Miller, MSNBC analyst and the author of Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell, reflects on what he learned about the Republican Party.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
This 80s Song Helped Gabby Giffords Speak After Getting Shot

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 27:49 Very Popular


Filmmakers behind the new documentary “Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down,” Julie Cohen and Betsy West, tell New Abnormal co-host Molly Jong-Fast in this bonus episode about the former Congresswoman's RBG socks, music she loves, and what she's up to now—including some of the things Gabby has taken up recently, like playing the French horn, as well as the adorable scenes in the documentary that show Gabby support her husband, Mark Kelly, and how she has worked to overcome her aphasia to give nearly flawless speeches. Plus! Molly and Andy Levy listen to clips of more dumb Republicans like “walking Facebook post” Sarah Palin and John Bolton, who recently told on himself in a CNN clip.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Just Imagine What It's Like to Be Anywhere Near Trump Right Now

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 55:00 Very Popular


It's been a big week in politics with revelations galore from the Jan. 6 House committee. Former President Donald Trump's attempts at stopping the peaceful transfer of power has been the talk of the town and this week's admissions at the committee are a "pretty big deal", notes Molly Jong-Fast on this episode of The New Abnormal podcast. But it's not all bad news. Speaking with Jong-Fast, former presidential candidate and independent candidate for the Utah Senate, Evan McMullin, reveals that he is seeing "a weakening in Trump support across the country". Then, Mary Trump, host of the Mary Trump show and the author of Too Much and Never Enough, revealed she found the revelations surrounding the "vast web of people" covering for her Uncle...."at times difficult to process".  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
The One Thing That'll Actually Get Steve Bannon To Testify

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 59:26 Very Popular


Things are going super over in the United Kingdom, jokes Molly Jong-Fast to British journalist Ian Dunt on this episode of The New Abnormal podcast. Dunt broke down the events that led to the U.K. Prime Minister's resignation as well as whether or not he thinks Boris Johnson will still hold the title by the fall and the state of U.K. politics—and whether there's a chance to actually reverse Brexit. Then, CNBC Fast Money contributor Dan Nathan explains why a recession might actually be a good thing, and that it's what the federal government likely wants. “Sadly they need the economy almost to go in a recession for inflation to come down meaningfully,” he says. Plus! Molly and co-host Andy Levy shoot the shit about Elon Musk hurting Trump's feelings, Biden's dumb move to swing “left,” and the one thing that'll actually maybe get Steve Bannon to testify in front of the Jan. 6 committee.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Jason Kander's First VA Psych Visit Was Both Sad & Hilarious

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 32:53 Very Popular


Former Secretary of State of Missouri Jason Kander, and author of Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD, talks to TNA co-host Andy Levy about living with PTSD, his post-traumatic growth phase when it comes to trauma and how others can get there, too—and a VA tale to beat all VA tales. Plus! Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy discuss McCarthy's huge Jan. 6 mistake, which they're so thankful for.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Why U.S. Should Brace For a Rise in Green Fascism

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 39:34 Very Popular


As the Supreme Court limits the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, David Roberts, author of climate newsletter, Volts, tells Molly Jong-Fast why America is about to see a rise in “green fascism.” Also on this episode: Climate change writer and author Kate Aronoff explores why politicians are unwilling to act on global warming despite a majority of Americans being in favor of action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Jerry Stahl Was Mistaken for ‘Kramer' While at Auschwitz

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 27:37 Very Popular


Author Jerry Stahl didn't know what his experience visiting Auschwitz would be like, but taking selfies with teenage strangers who had mistaken him for actor Michael Richards, who played Cosmo ‘Kramer' on Seinfeld, was definitely not on the list. On this bonus episode of The New Abnormal, the writer tells Molly Jong-Fast about the trip, and his conflicting thoughts while there, which are also part of his new book “Nein, Nein, Nein: One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust.” Plus! The one person Stahl has spent his life trying not to become.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
GOP Knows It's ‘Hanging On by a Thread' in a Post-Roe World

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 42:05 Very Popular


The time for being squeamish about abortion is over. That's what pro-choice advocate and author Ilyse Hogue tells The New Abnormal's intrepid co-hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy: “Roe is actually a fire-alarm fire,” and it's time to “talk loudly and proudly about what we stand for.” (That goes for you, too, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland—Levy knows you're listening, and he dares you to prosecute someone based on the explosive testimony coming out of the Jan. 6 hearings.) Speaking of which: what does the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, who for the current moment has “brought Trumpworld to its knees,” as Jong-Fast puts it, mean for where the Jan. 6 Committee is heading? What's left to prove? That assessment comes courtesy of the Daily Beast's hometown hero, politics editor Matt Fuller.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Nancy Pelosi Is Gonna Need to Do Better than a Poem

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 54:44 Very Popular


In this episode of The New Abnormal, Leah Litman, an assistant professor at Michigan law school, breaks down one of AOC post-Roe ideas and co-host Andy Levy tears into Nancy Pelosi and her poem. Plus, Robin Marty, director of operations for West Alabama Women's Center, tells co-host Molly Jong-Fast what she's already seeing in her state, including reports that hospitals are already refusing to treat women whose lives are in danger, and are bleeding out, because they admitted they had an abortion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
This David Duchovny Thoery on Aliens Makes a Lot of Sense

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 27:07 Very Popular


On this bonus episode of The New Abnormal, actor David Duchovny talks about his book, The Reservoir, what it was like playing a jerk version of himself alongside Sandra Oh in Netflix's ‘The Chair', and discloses a solid theory on aliens. Plus! Co-hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy listen to more bizarre clips of GOP politicians, including “single biggest asshole' in America, Ted Cruz, and everyone's favorite Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, who is still obsessed with testicles.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
This Is How to Impeach a Supreme Court Justice

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 15:49 Very Popular


The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2024, eliminating the decades-long protected right to an abortion. New Abnormal co-host Molly Jong-Fast could not wait until the next episode to address this far-reaching decision, so she recorded an “emergency” episode and interviewed Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Secretary Griswold explains to Molly and listeners what it would take to impeach a Supreme Court Justice, why she believes the conservative justices lied under oath and what states can do ASAP to protect the women there.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
The Big Suey: Funniest Thing From the Sports Weekend

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 42:36 Very Popular


Dan believes that the comedy and political leanings of Bill Maher have changed. So, we got Molly-Jong Fast of The Atlantic to talk about it. Plus, we finally get to talk about what made us laugh over this holiday weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The New Abnormal
Biden Told ‘Be Bold' In Order to ‘Save the Republic'

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 49:54 Very Popular


Princeton University Professor of African American studies Eddie Glaude tells The New Abnormal's Molly Jong-Fast why he warned the U.S. President that democracy could die unless he is willing to “go big”. Also on this episode: Journalist Francisco Alvarado takes us inside his reporting on how Nebraska's voter ID proposal has become mired amid claims of fraud and big money coming from someone very close to the state's governor.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Katy Tur's Relationship With Keith Olbermann ‘Haunted' Her

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 28:48 Very Popular


Haters love to attribute Katy Tur's success to her former partner, commentator Keith Olbermann. But she's over it. In this bonus episode of The New Abnormal podcast, Tur tells co-host Molly Jong-Fast how that early connection to the broadcaster has impacted her life since and recounts some anecdotes about her “violent” childhood from her new memoir, Rough Draft.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Trump Lied, and Pence Could Have Died

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 43:00 Very Popular


The New Abnormal hosts recorded late, after the Jan. 6 committee's latest blockbuster hearing, where, co-host Andy Levy says, “We found out today that the mob in the capital came within 40 feet of [Vice President Pence] at one point while they were transporting him to the secure location. That sounds pretty terrifying considering, we have to remember, this is the mob that was chanting “Hang Mike Pence.'”Later, co-host Molly Jong Fast says,”I feel like the top line is when did the president know and what did he know it? He knew it, and he still tried to do it.” Indeed, says senior NBC News politics reporter and co-author of Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency, “I think that it may be a mistake to look at anything that happened as particularly accidental. I'm always sort of torn a little bit when I talk to voters who are kind of like Jan. 6 deniers, because I think most of them aren't denying that Trump was trying to hold power. I think they're denying that it was bad.”Plus, Daily Beast and New York Magazine contributing writer Jay Michaelson breaks down the Ginni Thomas-John Eastman mess: “If this is not an impeachable offense for a Supreme court justice if what we've come out in evidence is true” then what would be? “This is the most impeachable offense I've ever seen in my entire life. I mean, this is not a gray area case. This is unbelievable.… John Eastman, one of the somewhat more crazy lawyers who tried to overturn the 2020 election said at one point that there seems to be a heated fight underway among the justices. And that's interesting. I don't know how he actually knew that, but now it seems that he knew that from actually being in touch with Ginni Thomas, the wife of one of the justices,” Clarence Thomas, “who is also a well-known conservative activist.” And, “if true, disclosing secret, confidential, and to put it mildly, highly sensitive deliberations of the Supreme Court justices to somebody who he knows—his wife—is closely involved with the effort to overturn the election. And it's fine that they have separate careers and they have separate lives. That's fine. But you know, Molly, if I disclose this to you, we don't have to be married for me to realize that that would probably be a problem, right? That disclosing to somebody with a close degree of not just interest but actual active participation in this effort, which is overturning an election, right, which is trying to mount some sort of a coup. So even if this was some boring insurance transaction that we were involved in, this would be a massive violation of judicial ethics. And the fact that it took place in the context of Jan. 6 is beyond shocking.”  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Jared Knows Jail Is Real. Do Ivanka and the Failsons?

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 53:00 Very Popular


On this episode of The New Abnormal, Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy debate which Republicans testifying at the Jan. 6 hearings can be considered ‘good guys.' Spoiler alert, not Bill Barr according to Andy. Molly also breaks down the ‘psychology' of Jared Kushner based on his performance testifying. Plus! The Nation columnist Jeet Heer explains to Molly why Democrats shouldn't trust Liz Cheney and CNN national security reporter Zachary Cohen points out one of big question marks on the Jan. 6 timeline that the committee is trying to piece together: What happened when Donald Trump was in the dining room?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
What James Patterson Remembers from Dinner With the Clintons

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 23:59 Very Popular


Author James Patterson joins this bonus episode of The New Abnormal to tell co-host Molly Jong-Fast about his new biography titled James Patterson by James Patterson: The Story of My Life. He also tells stories about some old friends, including the Clintons and Dolly Parton. Also in this episode: Molly and co-host Andy Levy listen to some funny clips of Republicans saying “dumb” things, including Jesse Watters, who Molly dubs the “stupidest anchor on Fox News.”  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Abnormal
Liz Cheney Is Ready to Follow Donald Trump to the Gates of Hell

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 64:48 Very Popular


The Jan. 6 hearing was everything it had to be, The New Abnormal co-hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy agreed—and Republicans knew it. Liz Cheney, said Molly, in a conversation recorded just after the prime-time hearing ended, “is an extremely good speaker you can tell will follow Donald J. Trump to the gates of Hell.” So as the damning case was laid out, the MAGA set did their best to pretend it simply wasn't happening. Plus: Pod Save America co-host Dan Pfeiffer talks about “why Democrats keep losing the messaging war,” his new book Battling the Big Lie: How Fox, Facebook and the MAGA Media Are Destroying America and the “decades-long billionaire funded plan to build up an alternate information bubble,” and Ian Bremmer, author of The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – and Our Response – Will Change the World explains that there are four now: the pandemic, global climate change, “the proliferation of disruptive and dangerous technologies, and now you have the Russians invading Ukraine and a war in Europe.”  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.