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Althea Rao is an interdisciplinary artist who calls herself a cultural facilitator. She creates social engagement models to…
Joe discusses Elizabeth Warren's student debt relief proposal and why it's a smart political move ahead of her CNN town hall.
We spend the hour on the Mueller report, and the President’s many efforts to do crimes. Protest Trump and Protect the…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss revelations from the redacted Mueller Report, Attorney General Barr serving as Trump's stooge…
This week has been a lesson in conservatives’ disingenuous attacks on AOC and Ilhan Omar. Also, Kamala Harris regrets her policy…
We look back on 2009 film ‘Dogtooth.’ Also, we review new movie,‘Dogman.’ Plus a preview of Grandchildren’s upcoming BTR…
In Part 2, Julian Zelizer discusses tracing media's partisan transformation, social media, and the role of a historian in 2019.
AG William Barr wants to detain asylum seekers, establishment Democrats are organizing around their fear of Bernie Sanders, and…
Michael Gandolfini is taking on his father’s role as the most beloved mobster in American television history.
They live a cloistered life, exotic to modern eyes, founded upon privilege and duty, ruled by byzantine and often unspoken laws,…
Julian Zelizer joins the show to discuss his book Fault Lines and writing about modern American history.
The right wing’s white supremacist response to the fire at Notre Dame, the Republican and Democrats’ shared indifference to…
Neelab reflects on what it was like to grow up as the oldest child in her family and how that experience shaped her as a…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss expectations for the redacted Mueller report, how the public might respond, and whether Bill…
The story behind the infamous Nazi salute photo. The Square in Baraboo, Wisconsin. photo courtesy of Let's Rave via…
Anh Thuy Nguyen's work consists of installation, sculpture and performance that allegorize the interpersonal affect between bodies…
Joe discusses Nancy Pelosi's appearance on 60 Minutes and her bizarre desire to appeal to the center at all costs.
The spicy celebration scorched tastebuds with some of the hottest peppers and sauces around.
Ansel Taylor joins us to discuss their experience trying to get accountability for a sexual assault on campus. Also, Glenn Beck…
Justin Goldsmith joins the show to discuss all things Game of Thrones ahead of the Season 8 premiere on Sunday night.
Julian Assange has been arrested, the right wing continues to put a target on Ilhan Omar’s back, and listener mail. photo…
Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Warren. Also, we review the new movie, ‘Shazam!’
In Part 2, Missy Pollack (@missy_freeandfit) discusses the cumulative effects of millennials broadcasting their lives on social…
Benjamin Netanyahu has been reelected in Israel, a white supremacist violence panel in the House resulted in a Muslim father who…
A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human.
Missy Pollack (@missy_freeandfit) joins the show to discuss her experience with addiction and recovery and her thoughts on the…
It looks like Disney’s decided there’s less money in defining American childhoods than in ruining them.
Kirstjen Neilson is out and there’s already an emerging narrative that she was a counterweight against Trump’s worst impulses.…
Alison describes what she feels is different about growing up in the world today as compared to past generations and offers advice…
Joe discusses the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on white nationalism and how our elected officials (*cough* Republicans…
A masturbation machine provided Twitter's comic relief for the day.
A Washington Post piece suggests that Bernie Sanders is the left’s version of Donald Trump, and a Times op ed says don’t…
Want in on the Season 8 action but never watched before? We’ve got you covered.
Sarah G. Sharp is an artist and curator whose interests include alternative social histories, language, place, technology and…
Joe discusses the inevitable rehabilitation of outgoing DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and why her hire will serve as another test…
Piper Anderson joins us to discuss her work using storytelling to fight mass incarceration. Also, Morning John on the War Powers…
Some trends are cool and healthy. Others are annoying and lame. Luckily, we split the difference.
Joe discusses his story about millennial drug use and the factors that (likely) account for it.
In the least surprising turn of events ever, new reporting suggests there is more to the Mueller report than William Barr…
A new survey suggests young people are dealing with American dread the best way they know how.
We look back on 2009 film ‘Inglourious Basterds.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘The Beach Bum.’ Plus a preview of…
Joe discusses Donald Trump's Joe Biden tweet and why the president's lack of self-awareness and shame gives him an advantage in…
Since we last recorded 24 hours ago, Donald Trump called Puerto Rico another country, got his father’s birthplace wrong,…
In ‘I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening),’ two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that…
Elena Childers joins the show to discuss the Joker trailer, Joaquin Phoenix and her enjoyment of realistic superhero…
Joaquin Phoenix’s creepy performance gives the villain the movie—er, trailer—he deserves.
As predicted, the defense of Joe Biden has been an absolute nightmare. Also, conservatives attack trans folks for debunking the…
Vanessa shares what prompted her move from Denver, Colorado, to New York City and why she regrets not making the move…
A new study suggests the negative effects from lack of sleep reach as far as the ballot box.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's bizarre lies and attacks against Puerto Rican officials, a potential shutdown over the…
Lucy Flores describes a non-consensual interaction with Joe Biden on the campaign trail, a long Current Affairs piece tells us all…
Jez Riley French is a UK-based sound artist who uses intuitive composition, field recording, improvisation and photography.
Joe discusses recent allegations of inappropriate behavior against former Vice President and potential Democratic presidential…
The Mueller report is 300 pages long with only a 4-page summary, Kirstjen Nielson wants to be able to deport unaccompanied minors,…
The Brooklyn Record Exchange opened in Bushwick this weekend!