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Lujayn shares the varying degrees of Islamophobia she has dealt with before and after removing her hijab, and the ways she has responded to people in those situations.
Matt Ruby and Luisa Díez on controversial SNL hiring. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on ‘Hustlers.’ Plus a preview of Ryan Egan’s upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions.
Patrick Blanchfield joins us to discuss his upcoming book Gunpower. Also, Boston cops riot at a so-called Straight Pride parade, and celebrating Labor Day by celebrating unions. Photo courtesy of Patrick Blanchfield
A Joe Biden gaffe reveals how liberals think about race and racism, Quillette gets trolled by a 24-year-old set out to prove how untrustworthy they are, and thoughts on sharing photos of the…
We spend the hour on the two mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Central El Paso photo courtesy of Smguy101 at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia…
An infuriating AP story speculating whether Trump is losing support with affluent white women, and the assumptions of who is racist in the US. Donald Trump Rally in Harrisburg photo courtesy…
John is in the studio and we’re catching up on Trump’s weekend of attacking Baltimore and Elijah Cummings, and the NYPD’s criminalization of water. Elijah Cummings photo courtesy…
Trump knows he doesn't need voters in blue states. Is Trump's racism strategic or just baked into his worldview?
ICE will expand its authority for expedited removal, the Trump administration wants to kick 3 million people off of food stamps, the good budget deal is actually bad, and listener mail.
Trump pretends he was against the “send her back” chant, too many defenses of Ilhan Omar revolve around her being a patriot, and let’s talk about Cats! Lindsey Graham photo by courtesy…
Trump thrives with a new chant targeting Ilhan Omar, why Omar and Tlaib don’t get to be Midwestern, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia commons
Five years after Eric Garner was killed by the NYPD, the DOJ announces there will be no federal charges for the officer who killed him. We spend the hour on how the lack of accountability for…
People who talk about politics for a living have used Donald Trump’s racist tweets as an opportunity to have a meaningless discussion about what racism really means. We take a look at the worst responses since Trump’s original tweets telling four women of color to go back to where they came from. Chris Cillizza photo courtesy of Miller Center of Public Affairs Flickr page, Charlottesville, VA, via Wikimedia Commons
Trump’s extremely racist tweets about the Squad, Pence tours detention camps in Texas, and the ICE raids that kind of were and kind of weren't. Rep. Ayanna Pressley photo courtesy of Franmarie Metzler via Wikimedia Commons
A new analysis shows how many cops are openly and explicitly racist on Facebook, an architect of gerrymandering has it in writing that the census citizenship question is meant to help whites, and Joe…
Kirk Maynard is a mixed media artist and educator whose work focuses on the political undercurrents of culture and identity in America.
Jussie Smollet's attack by racist homophobes in Chicago, and Harris backtracks on abolishing private insurance companies. Photo by iDominick via Wikimedia Commons
Thousands more children were separated from their families than we previously knew, a Republican representative yelled "Go back to Puerto Rico" at a colleague, and another prominent feminist take gets…
New Gillette ad angers angry people. Pelosi effectively cancels the State of the Union. Another new Ghostbusters movie? Also, we discuss ‘First Reformed.’ Plus a preview of Top Nachos’ BTR Live Studio session.
John shares his thought on recent backlash to racist remarks by Steve King, the Republican Representative from Iowa. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Steve King gets removed from Congressional committees, Trump's weird cheeseburger party, and the Times scolds the LA Teachers Strike. Photo by Brad Perkins via Wikimedia Commons

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