Our Week in Politics & Culture: Betting on Biden, Debate Drinking, & Rock's Golden Era

Oh, wait, did stuff happen this week? Ha, just kidding. We’re always here with the content, whether it’s providing a drinking game for the final presidential debate, interviewing authors and anti-Trump presidential candidates, or talking about Jeffrey Toobins, er … tube?

We’ve got all that plus plenty more political talk, Fox News hijinks, Biden’s betting odds, and the best Trump impressions you’ll find on the internet.

Podcasts

On Art Uncovered, Kimberly spoke with artist and activist Tootsie Warhol, a satirical Anti-Trump candidate running for president.

This week’s Book Talk features Michael Olberman, whose new book Fast Forward, Play, and Rewind recounts stories from his career working for the major Warner-Elektra Atlantic recording company and producing concerts for Cellar Door Productions and managing recording artists. Each short interview in the book is an invitation for readers to relive (or live for the first time) one of the greatest periods in rock ‘n’ roll history.

On Radio Dispatch, John & Molly discuss who should judge Trump in the future, the Hunter Biden stuff, and one of the most hilarious stories to come out of 2020—Jeffrey Toobin’s Zoom issues.

J. McVay and Joe Virgillito continue their series of episodes counting down to the end of the already-in-progress election on BreakThru Radio Weekly, discussing president seeming to endorse the extra-judicial killing of a suspect by US Marshals to some Republicans beginning to distance themselves from Trump as others are supposedly being vetted for a potential Biden cabinet. Also Rudy Giuliani got caught by Borat with his hand in his pants. All that plus live performances from Raye Zaragoza and Mock Suns, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.

Video

On this week’s 1st Person, Erinn talks about how gardening makes her feel connected to her grandmother as well as the others who came before her, and how it is meaningful that today her labor benefits only herself and those of her choosing.

As the United States heads for a third wave of spiking coronavirus cases, John Knefel addresses why this may be the worst part of the pandemic so far on this week’s Video Dispatch.

Editorial

Biden’s not just ahead in the polls—he’s ahead among bettors too. Less than two weeks from Election Day, he’s the betting favorite.

Fox News refused to publish the Hunter Biden emails, but that didn’t stop the network’s anchors from amplifying the dubious story.

One of Trump’s final play before Election Day? Make COVID-19 a part of regular everyday American life.

The final presidential debate has come and gone and we’re still not over it. Or maybe that’s just the hangover from our drinking game.

Forget Alec Baldwin—the best Trump impressions come from comedians and internet personalities you may have never heard of.

Other Politics & Culture News …

Abraham Gutman writes that Joe Biden’s compassion for his son’s drug addiction should guide his drug policy if elected president.

If Democrats retain their majority in the House, it’s time to challenge the old guard with new reform policies. No more empty chatter like in 2009, David Moore writes.

For TNR, Osita Nwanevu writes about court packing and why the Supreme Court shouldn’t have the final say over laws of the land.

Bernie Sanders is interested in joining Joe Biden’s cabinet, potentially as his Labor Secretary, should he defeat Donald Trump.

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