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3/23/18 // Ep 50 // Rex Sorgatz and ‘The Encyclopedia of Misinformation’ / ‘The Death of Stalin’

Matt Ruby interviews Rex Sorgatz, author of ‘The Encyclopedia of Misinformation.’ Winston Cook-Wilson on ‘The Death Of Stalin.’ Molly Knefel on Cynthia Nixon and celebrity politics. A preview of Cheekface’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen

3/23/18 // The Radicalism of Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers’ work building respect, dignity, and self love for children, The New York Times blames gentrification on Cynthia Nixon and Sex and the City, Morning John, and listener mail. Fred… | listen

3/22/18 // Ryne Sherman on Personal Values of Trump Supporters

Ryne Sherman joins the show to discuss his recent study how personal values were a greater predictor of Trump support than political ideology. | listen

3/22/18 // Trump vs. Biden Tale of the Tape

Trump's Twitter fingers vs. Biden's bold speeches. Who has the edge in an actual fight? | read

3/22/18 // Cynthia Nixon Versus Cuomo

Cynthia Nixon declares that she will challenge Andrew Cuomo in the New York Democratic primary, the Austin bombing suspect is dead, the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” trailer describes the radicalism of Fred Rogers, and Morning John the women challenging Trump. | listen

3/22/18 // Molly Knefel // The Rise of Celebrity Politics

In light of Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she will run for governor of New York, Molly Knefel reflects on concerns that celebrity status will be a prerequisite for future political candidates,… | watch

3/22/18 // Jordan Peterson’s Questionable Parenting Advice

The newest hero of the alt-right to slam diversity and fetishize masculinity hates, among other things, ‘Frozen’ | read

3/21/18 // Matt Bruenig: Update on People's Policy Project

Matt Bruenig joins the show to discuss People's Policy Project recent content, building a supporter base, choosing content topics, and more. | listen

3/21/18 // Ryan Devereaux on a Family Separated by ICE

Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his story on an Iraqi family separated by ICE, Morning John on the anniversary of the Iraq war, and Cynthia Nixon declares that she’s running for governor of New… | listen

3/21/18 // Stefan Molyneux’s Worthless Warning to Women

The alt-right cult leader won’t stop spouting misogynistic bullshit. This time, he’s trying to save promiscuous women from becoming cat-owning spinsters. | read

3/20/18 // Dr. Steve Billet on Potential Mueller Firing & More

Dr. Steve Billet returns to predict if President Trump will fire Robert Mueller, potential fallout, and much more. | listen

3/20/18 // An Action Packed Weekend at the White House

Andrew McCabe is fired hours before his retirement, a whistleblower reveals how Facebook harvested data from user profiles, the racism of Centrist Democrats’ bank deregulation support, and listener… | listen

3/20/18 // The Five Craziest Bits from Olivia Nuzzi’s Profile of Hope Hicks

The 7,000-word profile reveals little about the former WH Communications Director but includes some choice material. | read

3/19/18 // Jon Stotsky on Student Freedom of Speech

Jon Stotsky joins the show to discuss the Knight Foundation's recent report exploring student opinions about freedom of speech on college campuses. | listen

3/19/18 // JAM on the Cooption of Protests

Morning John joins us to talk Trump’s desire to instate the death penalty for drug dealers, the imminent ouster of H.R. McMaster, and Mueller subpoenaing the Trump organization. Also, Jesse Myerson… | listen

3/16/18 // Brandyn Lau, Part II: Collecting Medical Data for Gender Minorities

In Part II, Brandyn Lau discusses the reasons for the rise in gender-affirming surgeries, the specialized nature of it, and collecting data to create a medical demographic from scratch. | listen

3/16/18 // Ep 49 // Twitter Moments / ‘Thoroughbreds’ / ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

Twitter Moments w/ Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Thoroughbreds’ and ‘A Wrinkle In Time.’ Molly Knefel on Betsy DeVos and “reform.” A preview of Sur Back’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen

3/16/18 // Students Walk Out

Students across the country walk out of their schools on the one month anniversary of the Parkland shooting, some adults misguidedly encourage kids to “walk up” instead of “out,” and the House… | listen

3/16/18 // Jake Paul and Marco Rubio Don't Care About Gun Control

The YouTuber tried to discuss school shootings with the senator, but they ended up just shooting their mouths off. | read

3/15/18 // Brandyn Lau, Part I: Rise in Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Brandyn Lau joins the show to discuss his recent study chronicling the rise in gender-affirming surgeries over the last decade. | listen

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