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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
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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
Ep. 171: Never Break The Cheney
Josh and Kate discuss the current intra-GOP warfare, former President Trump's new blog and the debate around mask-wearing. Listen
Rudy Got Raided
Josh and Kate discuss the FBI raids on Rudy Giuliani's properties and recap the events that brought us to this stunning development. Listen
Ep. 170: Dems In Array
Josh and Kate discuss a week of actual fake news rocketing around the rightwing media ecosystem leading up to President Biden's first big speech. Listen
Ep. 169: Guilty
Josh and Kate discuss the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial and take their first listener question. Listen
Ep. 168: Politics of Opaqueness
Josh and Kate discuss policing reform, analyze the dynamics around the infrastructure package and introduce a new segment. Listen
Ep. 167: Gaetzkeeper
Josh, Kate and David discuss the newest developments in the Matt Gaetz saga, as the congressman tries to twist the alleged investigation into a fundraising opportunity. The team also wishes David a fond farewell, as he leaves TPM for an exciting new venture. Listen
Ep. 166: The Floodgaetz Are Open
Josh, Kate and David discuss the utterly bizarre Matt Gaetz scandal, plus the newest Republican trend of taking credit for a law they voted against. Listen
Ep. 165: A Racist Tempest In Tennessee
Josh, Kate, and David are joined by TPM reporter Matt Shuham to discuss his reporting on a Tennessee GOP-led effort to preserve a bust of notorious KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest and the seemingly long odds of Democrats' big pro-democracy legislation in the Senate. Listen
Ep. 164: Biden His Time
Josh, Kate and David discuss the President coming out in support of filibuster reform and the former president giving a thumbs up to the COVID-19 vaccine. Listen
Ep. 163: $1.9 Trillion
Josh, Kate and David discuss Democrats passing the COVID relief package and handing President Joe Biden his first big legislative win — while the filibuster lurks just around the corner. Listen
Ep. 162: The Cuomo Show
Josh, Kate and David are joined by the New Republic’s Alex Pareene to talk Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a January 6 commission, and our enduring confusion about Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Listen
Ep. 161: Tanden Tantrum
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the slow sinking of Neera Tanden's nomination for OMB director, as well as the first public hearing after the January 6 Capitol attack. Listen
Ep. 160: After The Acquittal
Josh, Kate and David discuss the end of the impeachment trial and the seven Republican senators who joined the entire Democratic caucus in voting to convict. Listen
Ep. 159: Once More With Feeling
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the opening day of Trump’s second impeachment trial, along with the glut of Republican retirements and what it means for the 2022 midterms. Listen
Ep. 158: Biden Is An Obama Administration Alum Too
Josh, Kate and David discuss the Biden administration’s active and unapologetic first few weeks in office, and the lessons they’ve seemed to learn from years of Republican bad faith. Listen
Ep. 157: Sinema Enigma
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the filibuster, impeachment, and all things Senate in the early days of the Biden administration. Listen
Ep. 156: The 46th President
Josh, Kate, and David process President Joe Biden’s inauguration and bid farewell to the last four turbulent, violent, unbelievable years. Listen
Ep. 155: Impeachment Redux
Josh, Kate and David discuss attempts to hold President Trump accountable, and find a small silver lining amid the chaos and fear that Trump is leaving in his wake as his term winds down. Listen
Ep. 154: The Future Is Still Unwritten
In a special episode, Josh, Kate, and David discuss the insurrection at the Capitol and where we go from here. Listen
Ep. 153: Two New Senators From Georgia
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the double-barrel Democratic victories in Georgia, along with what comes next. Listen
Ep. 152: Hindsight Is 2020
Josh, Kate and David discuss the days-away runoffs in Georgia and reflect on a tumultuous year. Listen
Ep. 151: Stick To The Vax
Josh, Kate and David are joined by investigative reporter Josh Kovensky to talk all things COVID-19 vaccine. Listen
Ep. 150: Cheers To The Scientists
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the medical marvel of the COVID-19 vaccine and the difficulties the Biden administration will face in rolling it out. Listen
Ep. 149: What’s Real?
Josh, Kate and David try to discern what’s real and what’s political theater in Georgia and in the waning days of the Trump administration. Listen
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