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Emma hosts Sara Matthiesen, Professor of History at George Washington University, to discuss her recent book Reproduction Reconceived: Family Making and the Limits of Choice After Roe V. Wade, and how reproductive rights and the concept of choice have been manipulated and under attack in the age of Roe. Professor Matthiesen and Emma begin by exploring the […]
It’s Casual Friday! Emma hosts Derek Davison, author of the Foreign Exchanges newsletter on Substack and co-host of the American Prestige podcast, to discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Then, Emma talks with Luke Savage, staff writer at Jacobin magazine and author of the upcoming book The Dead Center: Reflections On Liberalism And Democracy After The End Of History to round up the week […]
On today’s show, The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe joins us to discuss joins us to discuss her recent article in The Atlantic, What Putin Really Wants. While many Americans view Putin’s government as a powerful, well-oiled machine, Ioffe says it’s more like a messy, corruption-riddled bureaucracy with its various factions not always working together. “The Sopranos” is […]
Today, writer and editor David Klion (@DavidKlion) joins us to discuss how the left should orient itself to the Trump/Russia investigation. The thriving ecosystem of russia conspiracy theory and disinformation. What’s ‘real’ with the Russia story with regard to both ‘collusion’ and money-laundering? How the real story should be focused on the anti-democratic nature of […]
The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe explained: Russia’s new anti Gay laws, why reactionary politics are succeeding in Russia right now, Putin’s extreme social politics, why homophobia is seen as protecting Russian identity, how the international community should respond and why Russia is protecting Snowden. On The Better Half: Ted Cruz renounces the best part of […]
Egypt’s military regime has killed over five hundred people in a wave of brutal crackdowns against the Muslim Brotherhoods supporters, how Egypt’s military has shed liberal support for its Coup, why we don’t have leverage in Egypt, Russia’s new anti Gay laws, and why the boycott against Russian Vodka is working. On The Better Half: […]