This week, we welcome back contributors Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby to discuss the revelations that Donald Trump Jr. may have met with Russians in hopes of helping his father’s campaign for president in 2016 (complete with a dramatic reading of Kurt Eichenwald’s tweets on the subject by Charles Hinshaw) and the impact of smartphones ten years after the premiere of the iPhone. Also, Jacqueline Soller returns to discuss the new movie, A Ghost Story, directed by David Lowery and starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. And along the way, Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel explains the impact of former NSA contractor Reality Winner’s leaks about Russian infiltration of our voting systems; a man named Henry tells us about the time he was visited by the cops as a kid; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by De’Wayne Jackson from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Mentioned in the episode:
“Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign” // NY Times
“When the Kremlin Says ‘Adoptions,’ It Means ‘Sanctions’” // NY Times
“The latest Trump/Russia leaks came from inside the White House” // Vox
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