Episode

4/23 How the Filibuster Protects Political Theater & the “Comedy” of ‘Gutfeld!’ w/ Osita Nwanevu & Andy Kindler

April 23, 2021

Sam and Emma host Osita Nwanevu, staff writer at the New Republic, and Andy Kindler. With the former, they talk Democrats’ favoring of out-of-touch symbolism over substantive change, Biden’s preemptive deference to the right, and how these elements have come to light through the filibuster and PRO Act charades and were reinforced by responses to the Chauvin trial. Then, a newly confident Andy Kindler shows off his theme song and petite wardrobe, and talks Gutfeld!’s revelatory spin on “comedy.” Sam and Emma discuss Kavanaugh’s 180º on second chances for kids and explore a year of the right severely misunderstanding COVID.

And in the Fun Half: Republicans’ herd mentality overcomes their supposed desire for herd immunity, wokeness overtakes the Disney world experience, Sam reminisces on his trip to Epcot, and Emma and Sam discuss the tragedy of Dave Rubin. Glenn Greenwald sticks up for the little man (Matt Gaetz) and takes on the cultural imprisonment that is canceling, plus, your calls and IMs!

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