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10/12/17 // Katy Collin, Part II: Secessionist Movements

Katy Collin discusses why Americans should care about the independence referendum in Catalonia. | listen

9/27/17 // Weekly Rundown: Anthem Kneeling & Divisiveness

Joe fits in a weekly rundown episode to discuss Donald Trump's battle with the NFL, the patriotism of anthem-kneeling protests, and how the president is intentionally dividing the country along its most significant institutions. | listen

9/22/17 // Weekly Rundown: That's Damore

On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses his faux-cover letter for Infowars and James Damore's dumb Twitter poll. | listen

9/15/17 // Weekly Rundown: Trump Dictating

Joe discusses the White House's reaction to Jemele Hill's tweets and why it's problematic for the administration to dictate political speech. | listen

8/23/17 // Dr. Steve Billet on Trump, Bannon, Afghanistan, & More

Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss a wild week in politics, including Steve Bannon's White House departure, Trump's response to Charlottesville, the plan for the continued Afghanistan war. | listen

8/15/17 // Adam Johnson, Part I: North Korean Context

In part one, Adam Johnson discusses the media portrayals of North Korea and their lack of context, including selective memory about the destruction of the Korean War. | listen

8/7/17 // Rich Hanley on Media Events & Trends

Rich Hanley joins the show to discuss MSNBC's primetime ratings triumph, Fox News's ties to the Trump administration, the future of football broadcasting rights, and much more. | listen

7/28/17 // Weekly Rundown: Changing the News Cycle

Joe discusses the tumultuous week with the Trump administration, including the transgender military ban, failed healthcare vote, and Scaramucci antics. | listen

7/27/17 // Dr. Steve Billet on Healthcare Vote, Sessions, & More

Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the healthcare vote, Trump's treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and how the transgender military ban doubles as a political distraction. | listen

7/21/17 // Weekly Rundown: Impeach Yourself

Joe tackles Sean Spicer's surprise resignation, Trump's New York Times interview, presidential pardons, and how Trump might end up impeaching himself. | listen

7/14/17 // Weekly Rundown: Day-to-Day Bullshit

Joe discusses Donald Trump Jr.'s Russian lawyer meeting, the continued bashing of Hillary Clinton, and the hypocrisy of Trump surrogates. | listen

7/7/17 // Democrats Reaffirm Love of Losing With New Bumper Sticker Ideas

Leave it to the Democrats to screw up something as simple as bumper stickers. | read

6/30/17 // Weekly Rundown: Trump's Terrible Tweets

Joe discusses the outrage over Donald Trump's recent tweets, why his base loves it, and why ignoring the president's Twitter feed might be the best way to deal with it. | listen

6/29/17 // Dr. Charis Kubrin on Immigration and Crime

Dr. Charis Kubrin joins the show to discuss her recent report exploring the link between immigration and crime, why crime rates are lower in immigrant communities, and why immigrants are persistently blamed for crime in America. | listen

6/26/17 // Pride NYC with Taia and Kimberly

BTRtoday's Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss the encouragement of Pride and discords within the LGBT community. Then, BTR's Kimberly Ruth calls in to talk about her experience photographing the New York Pride March. | listen

6/23/17 // Dr. Steve Billet on Special Elections, Nancy Pelosi & Healthcare

Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the special election results, criticism of Nancy Pelosi, the new AHCA, and the removal of cameras from press briefings. | listen

6/23/17 // Ep 11 // (Amazon + Whole Foods) x (Facebook - Media Companies) / ‘Rough Night’

This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby, along with new contributor Charles Gould, to discuss Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and friction in the relationship between Facebook and media… | listen

6/9/17 // Ep 9 // Fake News and ‘Wonder Woman’

This week, we welcome back contributors Ester Steinberg and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing issue of so-called “Fake News”. Also, Charles Hinshaw returns to discuss the new movie, Wonder Woman,… | listen

6/8/17 // MGG Thursdays on the News

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk news consumption, distraction, and reliability. Also, John checks in on the attack in Iran. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira) | listen

6/5/17 // Weekend Rundown: Trump on Terror

Joe discusses President Trump's reactions to the weekend's terror attack in London and how we might think about treating his Twitter feed going forward. | listen

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