Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss Trump’s comments on the Iran nuclear agreement, the administration’s heavy rhetoric with North Korea and growing fear and dissension within the Republican Party.
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.
Thalia Gonzalez joins the show to discuss the groundbreaking new study “Girlhood Interrupted,” how perceptions of black girls differ starkly from those of their white peers, and how this problem can be acknowledged and solved.
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.
Dr. Filippo Menczer joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the spread of fake news on social media websites, the difficulty of problematic bots, and how people can educate themselves against low-quality information.
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.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage joins the show to discuss the rise in demand to remove Confederate memorials in the South, the practice of historical triage, and why the monuments should be removed but not destroyed.
Benjamin Friedman joins the show to discuss what President Trump’s unpredictability means for our allies and adversaries, the lack of strategy in Syria, and why the president has become more of a traditional hawk.
Andrew Lakoff discusses how our normal sites of trust have been undermined in recent months, the need for gatekeepers of consensus, and optimism for future convergence of scientific, political, and social circumstances.
Politico Senior White House Reporter Darren Samuelsohn joins the show to discuss the raucous early days of the Trump administration, continued leaking from White House staffers, palace intrigue in the West Wing, and more.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins Joe to discuss Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s impending resignation, acknowledgement of former NSA Michael Flynn’s wrongdoing, and her unhealthy obsession with the Utah pol.
Joe discusses Trump’s shift in opinion regarding the 100-day standard, why we value such an arbitrary number of days, and whether or not Trump is living up to what we expected, regardless of our political beliefs.
In the second part of our conversation, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the troublesome nature of President Trump’s unpredictability with foreign affairs, his shift toward mainstream Republican foreign policy, and the media’s curious reverence for military intervention.
Dr. Steve Billet is back to discuss the special election in Georgia’s 6th district, positive signs for Democrats, big spending on small races, and districts that could give President Trump some trouble.
Jonathan Bernstein of Bernstein Crisis Management join the show to discuss different aspects of crisis management, United Airlines’ public relations fiasco, and the importance of preparedness in the age of digital recording and live streaming.
David Radley of the Commonwealth Fund joins the show to discuss the organization’s recently released Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which showed generally positive results and improvement.
Healthcare reporter Lilo Stainton of NJ Spotlight joins the program to discuss New Jersey’s high rankings on the Commonwealth Fund’s Healthcare Scorecards, how the state’s wealth factors in, and what the potential replacement of Obamacare could change.
In part two of our conversation, Jennifer Hochschild discusses the longstanding politicization of science, bipartisan approval of genomics, and whether or not the field will develop similar polarization.
Fashion writer Eila Mell joins the show to close out New York Fashion Week, discussing trends and changes in the industry, social media’s effect on fashion, the emergence of bloggers as influencers, and much more.
Joe comments on some of the biggest stories in the news over the past week, from the Patriots improbable comeback in Super Bowl LI, protests and riots at UC Berkeley, and pushback on Trump’s travel ban.
Mother and business owner Hillary Kelbick joins the show to discuss organizing a bus for the Women’s March on Washington, initial concerns about the event’s organization, and the importance of protest.
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