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Important things to remember about the Alabama special election.
In Part II, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the enormity of the Trump-Russia saga and how strong, loud presidential opposition could be America's new norm, no matter who's in the Oval Office.
For the final time in 2017, Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss the wild year in politics, rethinking American exceptionalism, and how recent sexual assault and harassment allegations could end up empowering women in politics.
Joe provides a recap of some of the worst political hypocrisy of the week, including senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the FCC's potential rollbacks of net neutrality, Roy Moore's chances in Alabama, North Korea's new designation as a state sponsor of terrorism and more.
Gary King joins the show to discuss his recent study measuring the impact of news media and Twitter discussion, including the surprising power of small media outlets.
If Al Franken doesn't resign on his own, Democrats should demand him to.
On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses the Democratic victories, the further Trumpification of Fox News, and getting blocked by Verrit on Twitter.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the impact of the 2017 elections, Russia-related indictments, the rigging of the Democratic primary, and more.
The social media giant is changing the way it presents information.
On the weekly rundown, Joe discusses his favorite podcaster's hiatus and why hatred among countrymen is the biggest problem America faces today.
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.
Katy Collin discusses why Americans should care about the independence referendum in Catalonia.
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.
On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses his faux-cover letter for Infowars and James Damore's dumb Twitter poll.
Joe discusses the White House's reaction to Jemele Hill's tweets and why it's problematic for the administration to dictate political speech.
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.
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.
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.
Joe discusses the tumultuous week with the Trump administration, including the transgender military ban, failed healthcare vote, and Scaramucci antics.
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.
Joe tackles Sean Spicer's surprise resignation, Trump's New York Times interview, presidential pardons, and how Trump might end up impeaching himself.
Joe discusses Donald Trump Jr.'s Russian lawyer meeting, the continued bashing of Hillary Clinton, and the hypocrisy of Trump surrogates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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,…
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)
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.
John Cook returns to discuss the impact of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Dr. Steve Billet discusses President Trump's odd NATO comments, his treatment of longstanding U.S. allies, and the prospects of Robert Mueller leading the Russia investigation.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss comedian Kathy Griffin's tasteless beheading and our obsessions with President Trump's Twitter actions.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage believes the discussion around Confederate monuments will continue as he talks about the Southern memory of the Civil War.
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 returns to discuss domestic tumult's effect on foreign policy, how the U.S. can afford to start wars in the Middle East, and why the current administration shouldn't be trusted with wars.
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.
The implications run deeper than dropping likes as you scroll.
Joe offers his thoughts on President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, the appearance of a coverup, and the absurdity of Trump's lawyer's statement about the president's tax returns.
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.
How do we get people excited about to science? Give them a reason to believe.
Turn Up The Party Hour For Your Weekend! In the show this week we feature music by Diplo, Yellow Claw, Danny Brown, Crystal Castles, Twenty One Pilots and many more! Join J.Dayz as he spins a continuous mix of independent music. Plus we discuss the biggest festival flop in history.
Joe discusses the AHCA passing House and how media coverage of politics mirrors that of sports and changes the way we frame and discuss it.
Darren Samuelsohn is back to discuss Donald Trump's dogged commitment to campaign promises and the conflicts of interest created by the president's businesses.
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.
Joe discusses the current unpredictability of American foreign relations, as well as Donald Trump's interview with Reuters, where the president admitted he thought the job "would be easier."
Taia returns to discuss Democratic incompetence in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, including the potential alienation of the party's voter base.
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.
Omer Taspinar discusses the recent referendum in Turkey, division surrounding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, similarities to Donald Trump, and the rise of nativism throughout Europe and the world.
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.
BTRtoday staff writer Kimberly Ruth discusses her memories of keeping up with the manhunt following the Boston Bombing, and how tragedy and death can trigger feelings we may not expect.
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.
Our conversation with David Radley continues, as he discusses the slight uptick in premature deaths and attempting to overcome deficiencies with data.
Joe discusses his frustration surrounding the American Healthcare Act's rush to the House floor and mentions why it's important to ignore at least some of the things President Trump says.
Jan Null joins the show to discuss El Niño, common misconceptions about the weather phenomenon, and how it's one of many factors in global warming and cooling.
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.
Joe discusses the glut of hypocrisy in national politics, our need to reckon with it, and Rachel Maddow's reveal of Donald Trump's 2005 tax forms.
Dr. Steve Billet is back, this time to discuss issues with the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act and the lack of self examination on the part of Democrats.
Joe discusses the conspiracy thinking that has taken over the Trump-Russia issue, and ponders about the future of politics when everyone's hypocrisy can be pulled up instantly.
Joe discusses the week in news, from the Jeff Sessions controversy to New York's proposed surveillance oversight bill.
Eila Mell returns for a recap of the Oscars and explains the show's significance in the fashion world.
Joe discusses Donald Trump's recent comments about increasing the U.S.'s nuclear arsenal and mass deportations as a "military operation."
Peter Ross Range returns to discuss the eeriness of Trump's National Security Council shakeups and the robustness of American democracy in preventing an authoritarian/fascist takeover.
Peter Ross Range joins the show to discuss Hitler's rise, the psychology of the strongman, and the Trump administration's delegitimization of the press and how it compares to Hitler's in Nazi Germany.
Joe offers comments on Michael Flynn's resignation as National Security Adviser. Then, Taia Handlin of BTR's Juicy Bits joins the show to discuss her column and podcast.
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.
We continue our conversation with Dr. Steve Billet, who discusses Trump's controversial cabinet picks, Democratic obstructionism, and the use of executive orders.

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