Belaboring The Point

Listen To This: We Demand Debates

In which the University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson changes the minds of Kate and TPM’s Nicole Lafond on the importance of debates.

Belaboring The Point is now on YouTube! Check out the latest video episode of the podcast here.

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Listen To This: Heed History’s Warning

Kate and TPM’s Josh Kovensky chat with professor Gerard Magliocca, an expert on the disqualification clause, about what to expect in upcoming Supreme Court arguments on booting Donald Trump from the ballot.

Belaboring The Point is now on YouTube! Check out the latest video episode of the podcast here.

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Listen To This: What If We’d Been Mean To Robert E. Lee?

Kate and TPM’s Josh Marshall talk with Professor Heather Cox Richardson about the state of American democracy and how we got here.

Belaboring The Point is now on YouTube! Check out the latest video episode of the podcast here.

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Listen To This: Where Goes Ukraine Goes Democracy

Kate and TPM’s Josh Kovensky talk with Serhiiy Plokhy, director of Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute, about the Russia-Ukraine war at an inflection point as support for Ukraine fades within the Republican Party’s right flank and future aid is imperiled.

Belaboring The Point is now on YouTube! Check out the latest video episode of the podcast here.

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Listen To This: Democrats In Fragile Array

Kate chats with TPM’s Josh Marshall and Hunter Walker, along with journalist and lawyer Luppe Luppen, to discuss Walker and Luppen’s upcoming book about the future of the Democratic party.

Belaboring The Point is now on YouTube! Check out the latest video episode of the podcast here.

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Listen To This: Manly Grievance And The Far Right

Kate and TPM’s Nicole Lafond are joined by Professor Karen Lee Ashcraft to discuss a masculinity “in crisis,” its intrinsic connection to right-wing politics and how the Josh Hawleys and J.D. Vances of the world are hijacking it for their own ends.

Belaboring The Point is now on YouTube! Check out the latest video episode of the podcast here.

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Listen To This: Biden’s Biggest Climate Win Is In Danger

Kate chats with Vox Senior Reporter Rebecca Leber about how the Inflation Reduction Act is faring a year after passage, and the threats that lie ahead as Republicans try to take back the White House.

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