The Josh Marshall Podcast

Ep. 200: Murder Safaris
Josh and Kate discuss the trials of two high-profile shootings and how they contribute to Democrats' fear of a Republican takeover. Listen
The House Gets It Done
Josh and Kate discuss the House finally passing the reconciliation bill and what comes next in the Senate on a mini pod. Listen
Ep. 199: Inflation Consternation
Josh and Kate discuss inflation, some low-balled jobs numbers and the vote to censure Republican congressman Paul Gosar. Listen
Ep. 198: To BBB Or Not To BBB
Josh and Kate discuss what comes next for the reconciliation bill, as well as some early indications of what the 2022 Senate battlefield might look like. Listen
Ep. 197: Election Fallout
Josh and Kate work through Democrats' loss in the Virginia gubernatorial race and what it means for reconciliation. Listen
Ep. 196: Groundhog Day
Josh and Kate discuss yet another week where Democrats are close to a reconciliation deal — if they can just circumvent Joe Manchin's obstinance on a few key proposals. Listen
Ep. 195: Suddenly, Progress
Josh and Kate discuss the sudden forward lurch of the reconciliation negotiations that has Democrats feeling optimistic about reaching a deal potentially by the end of the week. Listen
Ep. 194: Time To Act
Josh and Kate discuss the plodding reconciliation negotiations, coming showdown on the Jan. 6 committee, and quasi-revival of the stalled-out voting rights push. Listen
Ep. 193: Reconciliation Is Risen
Josh and Kate recap the abrupt resurrection of the reconciliation package last week, and look ahead to the debt ceiling standoff. Listen
Ep. 192: Apocalypse Now?
Josh and Kate discuss the current congressional morass and announce the winner of the JMP theme song competition! Listen
Ep. 191: Big Tent Wrangling
Josh and Kate discuss the debt ceiling, impending government shutdown and fate of the two-track infrastructure plan as Democrats try to get their house in order. Listen
Ep. 190: California Said No
Josh and Kate discuss the failed effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the President's meetings with a certain couple of senators who are threatening his whole agenda. Listen
Ep. 189: Manchin’s Big Threat
Josh and Kate discuss Joe Manchin's new bargaining position on the reconciliation package and fallout from the Supreme Court's decision on the Texas abortion law. Listen
Ep. 188: Post-Roe Texas
Josh and Kate discuss the Supreme Court's non-action on a new Texas abortion ban and the conclusion of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. Listen
Ep. 187: Everybody’s Mad
Josh and Kate discuss the centrist stunt in the House, the Afghanistan evacuation on a personal level, and what to make of the dip in President Biden’s approval numbers. Listen
Ep. 186: A Rough Spot
Josh and Kate discuss a group of House centrists trying to decouple the infrastructure bills, the start of the redistricting process, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic of the unvaccinated. Listen
Ep. 185: The End
Josh and Kate discuss the end of the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan. Listen
Ep. 184: On To The Main Event
Josh and Kate discuss the passing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the next legislative push on the docket: a potentially historic reconciliation package to wrap up as much of the Biden administration's remaining agenda as possible. Listen
Ep. 183: Burdening The Vaccinated
Josh and Kate discuss infrastructure progress, the January 6 investigation and the COVID pandemic still raging among the unvaccinated. Listen
Ep. 182: Pelosi’s Veto
While discussing the fate of the bipartisan infrastructure package, Josh and Kate react in real time to the news that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting some of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's picks for the Jan. 6 committee. Listen
Ep. 181: Road to Reconciliation
Josh and Kate discuss the newly unveiled outline of what will become Democrats' sweeping "human infrastructure" package and the recent big reveals about General Mark Milley and the end of the Trump administration. Listen
Ep. 180: Six Months Later
Josh and Kate discuss where things stand on the six-month anniversary of the January 6 insurrection. Listen
Ep. 179: The Rocky Road To An Infrastructure Deal
Josh and Kate discuss the infrastructure negotiation dance, as well as the dynamics around the Jan. 6 select committee. Listen
Ep. 178: The Fight Against Despondency
Josh and Kate discuss the Republican filibuster of even starting debate on Democrats' major voting rights bill, and game out the path forward for democracy safeguards. Listen
Merrick Garland
Ep. 177: Grading Garland’s DOJ
Josh and Kate analyze the Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland and its pursuit of accountability (or lack thereof) for the Trump era. Listen
Ep. 176: So…What Now?
Josh and Kate discuss Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to S1 and newly reiterated refusal to touch the filibuster, analyzing the way forward for Democrats with a potentially non-functioning Senate. Listen
Ep. 175: Two Tracks
Josh and Kate discuss Democrats' efforts to ratchet up the pressure on a few specific filibuster-loving Senate colleagues. Meanwhile, former President Trump has traded in his blog for the rally stage (and hopes of a late-summer coup?) Listen
Ep. 174: Manchin, Militias and Mueller
Josh and Kate discuss the news of the day, including Senate gridlock, an upswell in violence against local government officials and the battle over a memo related to the Mueller report. Listen
Ep. 173: McCarthy’s Latest Mess
Josh and Kate discuss the fate of the January 6 commission as Kevin McCarthy struggles to unify his caucus. Listen
Ep. 172: Reverberations Of January 6
Josh and Kate discuss Liz Cheney's ouster and the various congressional investigations into the event that ultimately led to her firing. Listen
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