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Mayor Pete’s Buttibump
Pete Buttigieg is surging in Iowa, and Michael Bloomberg is kicking off his late-blooming campaign by apologizing for his racist “Stop & Frisk” policy. We discuss this and more in our 2020 primary update. Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed was granted an indefinite stay by the courts last week. We look at the evidence that Reed was falsely convicted, and discuss how his case gained traction. And in headlines: impeachment updates, the case of Lizzo v. Postmates, and a goodbye to Eddie Rispone.
|Nov 18, 2019|
Battle For The Bayou
Two candidates for Louisiana Governor face off in a runoff election on Saturday. We introduce you to Republican Eddie “Stickers” Rispone and Democrat and incumbent Governor John “Across The Aisle” Bel Edwards. A high school in Santa Clarita was attacked by student shooter on Thursday. We discuss the gun violence epidemic, and the measures that House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to take to resolve it. And in headlines: Swift wants her songs back, Bevin sulks, and Google Caches Me Outside.
|Nov 15, 2019|
What To Impeach When You’re Impeaching
The Trump impeachment made its TV debut on Wednesday, featuring a colorful cast of characters and one shocking Shyamalan twist. We discuss the very biggest moments and the very best bow-tie (hint: George Kent’s). And in headlines: Starbucks goes big, University of Hong Kong lets out early, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick says “Why not?”
|Nov 14, 2019|
Ghosts Of Impeachments Past And Present
The impeachment inquiry makes its television debut today. We discuss how previous impeachments were understood once they hit the small screen (TV). Stephen Miller’s emails got leaked and the results are in: they suck! We talk about his correspondence with Breitbart editor Katie McHugh, and how white supremacist ideology has influenced Trump policy. And in headlines: Sonic looks normal again, Kap works out with the NFL, and a Trump official pulls a ‘Catch Me If You Can.’
|Nov 13, 2019|
DREAMers Go To Washington
Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether DACA can be ended by the Trump administration. We ask immigration activist Justino Mora how this all feels as a DACA recipient. Republican congressman and proud Islamophobe Peter King has announced his plan to retire. We say: good! And Crooked’s own Jon Lovett joins us for the headlines: Bevin won’t quit, Hearst v. herb, and Giuliani wants a Stitcher contract.
|Nov 12, 2019|
The Real World: Ukraine
Public impeachment hearings begin this week. We tell you who’s taking the stand and how to tell them apart using some high-art, elevated cultural touchstones. A public defender supported by the co-founders of Black Lives Matter was elected as San Francisco’s new DA. We talk to former public defender and politician Tiffany Cabán about what it means to be a prosecutor who runs on ending mass incarceration. And in headlines: the women who inspired “Hidden Figures” are honored by Congress, Dion Waiters got too high, and Sesame Street celebrates 50 years of puppets and letters.
|Nov 11, 2019|
A judge orders President Trump to pay $2 million for using donations to his charitable foundation (good) for personal and political purposes (so bad!). So far, two billionaires have lined up to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 and Michael Bloomberg could be the newest addition to the pack. We test your knowledge in a game called "Not My Rich President." And in headlines: Bernie releases an immigration plan, it’s almost “time” for the MET Gala, and Donald Trump Jr. faces off with Meghan McCain in a battle of the sweet kids.
|Nov 08, 2019|
Richie Rich and Mitchie Mitch
Coming off Tuesday’s elections, we look ahead at key 2020 races, including a vote on Mitch McConnell and the return of Jeff Sessions. Bill Gates pushes back against Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax. We examine why billionaires might not want to have to give their money away. And in headlines: Ayanna Pressley endorses Elizabeth Warren, T.I. needs to learn boundaries, and the trial of Roger Stone brings us back to a simpler time (the Mueller investigation).
|Nov 07, 2019|
Trump Suffers The Greatest Defeat In The History Of The World
The voting results are in from Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi! We go over the results in our first annual ‘2019 Election A-WADs.’ It’s a Beshear pleasure. Today in impeachment news, Sondland flips, Lindsay Graham will see no evil and speak no evil, and more. We interview Brian Beutler, Crooked Media’s Editor-in-Chief and host of The Rubicon. And in headlines: a Nigerian film “doesn’t count” as international, California politicians want take on a utilities giant, and Donald Trump Jr. writes a book.
|Nov 06, 2019|
We'll Always Have The Paris Agreement
Washington votes today on whether to repeal the state’s ban on affirmative action. We discuss the effects of these bans and what keeps them on the books. Trump formally tells the United Nations he’s backing out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Square-jawed Governor Jay Inslee weighs in. And in headlines: Facebook hits caps lock, writer E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for defamation, and Microsoft Japan takes it easy and comes out on top.
|Nov 05, 2019|
Beto's Fate and Bevin Can Wait
Democratic presidential candidates continue to fight for Iowa, with one less tall, counter-standing, former member of the band Foss crowding the field. We discuss what’s new in our 2020 primary update. Kentucky elects its governor this Tuesday! We examine Matt Bevin, the state’s current governor and Trump jacket devotee, along with Andy Beshear, the dem vying to take his spot. And in headlines: New Yorkers protest violent subway policing, McDonald’s CEO screws off, and the great impeachment train rolls on.
|Nov 04, 2019|
Virginia Is For Voters
In today’s big impeachment update, the House votes to endorse the impeachment inquiry. Next up, public hearings. Uh… who needs Disney Plus? The whole Virginia state legislature is up for re-election next Tuesday, and Democrats need to flip four seats to win control of state government. We tell you what’s at stake. HINT: it’s a lot! And in headlines: Trump goes south, Popeyes wins a battle in the chicken wars, and Facebook bans horny fruit.
|Nov 01, 2019|
Morrison Talks and Deadspin Walks
Big impeachment updates: Alexander Vindman tells Congress that the White House hid details of Trump’s perfect call, and we tell you what’s to come in must-see T (T is testimonies). Deadspin writers resign en masse following a letter from their corporate owners telling them to “stick to sports." And in headlines: Epstein plot thickens, Kamala downsizes, and Obama doesn’t want you fighting in his menchies.
|Oct 31, 2019|
Boeing 737 Max, NCAA Fat Stacks
The NCAA votes to start the process of allowing college athletes to get money while they get an education. We get presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s take on the news. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg faces the Senate Commerce Committee to answer questions about two crashes involving the 737 Max, and what his company could’ve done to prevent them. And in headlines: the House votes to recognize the Armenian genocide, Prince loved Panda, and a Texas highway runs green with guacamole.
|Oct 30, 2019|
Impeachment Rules and Facebook Drools
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a resolution that will formalize the impeachment inquiry. Expect more Rudy. You know who else isn’t cool with Facebook’s policy of allowing politicians to lie in paid ads? Facebook employees. We discuss their open letter to CEO Mark Zuckerburg. And in headlines: car companies side with Trump, Missouri’s last abortion clinic fights to stay open, and a cancelled comedian goes on tour.
|Oct 29, 2019|
Baghdadi and Blackouts
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a raid by U.S. special forces in Syria. President Trump announced the success his favorite way: a press conference that will haunt our dreams. California wildfires are causing massive evacuations and blackouts. We tell you why it’s happening and why it matters, super quick, before we lose power. And in headlines: Rep. Katie Hill resigns, Chance the Rapper’s good sweatshirt, and a will-they won’t-they super PAC flirtation.
|Oct 28, 2019|
Introducing “What A Day” (launching Monday, October 28th)
Can’t keep up with the flood of news every morning? We got you covered: What A Day, a new podcast from your friends at Crooked Media, will cut through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it - all in just fifteen minutes. Join comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick each morning as they break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox And Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by two people whose parents read to them as children. What A Day is available Monday through Friday starting at 5 a.m. EST, so you’ll always be caught up - on everything from impeachment hearings to creepy “Cats” trailers, and all the harrowing and hopeful news in between.
|Oct 15, 2019|