US Senate

Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day, and are joined by Dave Weigel, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, to discuss the hotly approaching midterm elections in November. First, Sam and Emma dive into the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Fiona’s continued warpath, with Puerto Rico’s power completely out and […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Jamelle Bouie, opinion columnist at the New York Times and co-host of the Unclear and Present Danger podcast, to discuss his recent piece “Joe Manchin Is a Symptom, but It’s the Senate That’s Sick”. Sam and Emma begin by diving into the advancing legislation to codify contraceptive rights alongside same-sex marriage, Miami’s crackdown […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host 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 Russ Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society and former United States Senator from Wisconsin to discuss the leaked Supreme Court Roe V. Wade opinion. Digby, Sam, and Emma get right […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Pascal Robert, co-host of the This Is Revolution podcast, to wrap up the week in news. Pascal first takes on the meaning of yesterday’s successful nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, first walking through her qualifications, as the first justice with public defense experience since Thurgood Marshall, and […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Ian Millhiser, senior correspondent at Vox, to discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by comedian Judy Gold, host of the Kill Me Now podcast! Sam and Emma start off by discussing President Biden visiting Brussels to survey NATO’s positioning in the Russia/Ukraine […]
Sam and Emma host Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer at Slate, to discuss the potential nominees for Biden’s SCOTUS pick. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Annelle Sheline, Middle East research fellow at the Quincy Institute, to discuss the ongoing situation in Yemen. Mark Joseph Stern begins by situating Breyer’s brief moment as the leader of the Liberal […]
Sam and Emma are joined by Sen. Nina Turner, candidate for Congress in Ohio’s 11th District to give an update from the campaign trail. Then, they are joined by Ben Dixon of The Benjamin Dixon Show to round up the week in news. Lastly, comedian David Cross joins the MR Crew ahead of his new comedy special I’m From The Future premiering on February […]
It is a jam-packed Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Stephen Wertheim, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment and Visiting Faculty at Yale Law School, to discuss the recent developments with Russia and Ukraine. Stephen  comes in to situate where the building Russia-Ukraine conflict is at, and what role the US has played in the increasing […]
Sam and Emma break down news from the weekend, from developments on COVID to the courts, the Jan 6th commission to labor, and more! They begin by reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the first prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, before discussing the absurd discourse around in-person education that presumes kids are learning anything in the chaos […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, contributing editor at the New Republic and proprietor of the AP newsletter on Substack to round up the week in news. They kick off the show with updates on the Kellogg’s unionization effort, Omicron, and Tucker Carlson’s prostate (not a metaphor for his mouth). Then, Alex joins as they […]