Republican Party

It’s Hump Day! Sam speaks with Lauren Kirchner, investigative reporter at Consumer Reports, to discuss her recent reporting on the chemicals known as PFAS. Then, Sam’s joined by Alex Sammon, politics writer at Slate, to discuss his recent piece entitled “Want to Stare Into the Republican Soul in 2023?”. Sam kicks off the show and reacts to yet another bombshell piece of reporting from […]
It’s Hump Day! Sam hosts independent journalist Erin Reed to discuss the recent spate of anti-trans bills working their way through state legislatures across the country. Then they’re joined by Joshua Landis, head of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, to discuss Syria’s recent re-introduction into the Arab League. It’s Hump Day! Sam hosts independent […]
 It’s Hump Day! Sam and Emma host economist Nathan Tankus, proprietor of the Notes on the Crises newsletter, to discuss the debt ceiling negotiations. Then, they’re joined by Jessica Valenti, author of the Abortion, Every Day newsletter on SubStack, to discuss the recent anti-aborton laws being passed in state legislatures across the country. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the GOP’s […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, to round up the week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the Democratic Leadership’s abuse of Dianne Feinstein, the Supreme Court, Disney pulling their jobs from Florida, and Machaela Cavanaugh and Megan Hunt continuing to kill it on the Nebraska […]
It’s News Day Tuesday! Sam breaks down the biggest headlines of the day. First, he runs through updates on the debt ceiling talks and whether Biden will cave, reports on the moral and political corruption of Rudy Giuliani, the release of the Durham report, the US Virgin Island’s case against Elon Musk, Erdogan’s election repression, the […]
It’s Hump Day! Sam and Emma host Amy Wilentz, Professor of Literary Journalism at the University of California Irvine and contributing editor at The Nation, to discuss her recent piece in The Nation entitled “Haiti, April 2023: Soon There Will Be No One Left to Kidnap.” Then, they’re joined by Djene Bajalan, professor of history at Missouri State […]
Emma hosts Kate Aronoff, climate reporter for The New Republic, to discuss her recent pieces regarding environmental social and corporate governing, or ESG. Then, she’s joined by Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his recent piece in Foreign Affairs entitled “How China Became a Peacemaker in the Middle East”, co-authored with Khalid Eljabri. First, Emma runs through updates on […]
Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Emma and Sam run through updates on Manhattan’s prosecution of Donald Trump, Biden’s new tax plans, the RNC teaming up with Ronny DeSantis (who privately has affirmed a 2024 presidential campaign), Santos’ prolific […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, to round up the week in news. Then, they’re joined by Chapo Trap House’s Matt Christman, to discuss his new podcast project Hell On Earth. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Senator John Fetterman’s mental health, Rick Scott being forced to retreat his plan […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, to round up the week in news. First, Emma runs through updates on Merrick Garland’s investigation into the President having access to classified documents, the House increasing member compensation, the LAPD’s killing of Keenan Anderson, and the horrific cost of severe weather events in […]