Weekly Podcast: Scandal Redux

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Nick and Joe talk about the ongoing scandals. As the week has gone by, the scandals have looked more and more… stupid? Yes, that’s the word. I mean, my God, it was so bad Republicans started complaining about umbrellas!

Weekly Podcast: SCANDAL!

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Joe and Nick discuss all three “scandals” facing the Obama administration this week. Are these real scandals? Is there anything the administration should fear? As it turns out Joe and Nick have very different views on most of these questions.…

Weekly Podcast: Palmetto Showdown

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Special election time in South Carolina. Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford square off to determine… well, not very much in the grand scheme of things, but the winning party will pretend it’s a huge mandate. We continue our discussion…

Weekly Podcast: Happy Anniversary

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The podcast celebrates its first anniversary with an episode recapping the Boston case, the quiet death of background checks, how dumb Maureen Dowd is, challenges in Syria, and the end of austerity as anything approximating an “intellectual” doctrine. All this…

Weekly Podcast: Boston Aftermath

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Joe and Nick discuss yesterday’s bombing in Boston. In particular, the panel addresses the flurry of media (and social media) speculation and the relative merits and demerits of a world where news is valued for speed as much as substance.…

Weekly Podcast: Fifty Shades of White

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The gang discusses the recently concluded CPAC annual gathering in all its right-wing, impractical glory. White supremacists? Check. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin telling the audience they have no need to adapt their message? Check. Rand Paul locking down the…