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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss NBC's The Good Place, the death of Charles Manson with podcaster Karina Longworth, and Dan Pashman's problem with Thanksgiving programming.
Whether it happens during a meal, in a taxi, through art, or over a cocktail, connecting with new people, places, and ideas is one of the most enlightening experiences we have as humans.
Mary Wilson has today's rundown: Facebook says a "technical failure" kept racist ads from triggering further scrutiny. Democrats in Congress call for an investigation into Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Conyers' reported history of foul and fowl play.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Ringer’s Kevin Clark to talk about NFL quarterback play and the Root’s Damon Young discusses Donald Trump’s feud with Lavar Ball. Plus: Slate’s June Thomas joins for an interview with swimmer Diana Nyad.
Jacob talks to New York drag queen Miz Cracker about how she conceives of her shows and outfits, the significance of makeup, drag lore, the place of drag and RuPaul's Drag Race in gay culture, and battling robot Hitler.
For a retail conglomerate like Sunrise Brands, sourcing is the name of the game. But in today’s global economy, you can’t source effectively without hyper-connectivity.
David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the downward spiral for Roy Moore, the tax plans of the House and Senate, and the latest with the Russia investigation and Wikileaks.
Kurt talks to Alec Baldwin about playing Donald Trump, how the actor depicts villains, and his favorite depictions of villains in the movies. Plus filmmaker Taika Waititi on the jump from making low-budget comedies to making “Thor: Ragnarok”
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how to deal with verbally abusive dad-coaches, Gabe's not-messed-up weekend with Leo, a question about in-laws whose culture you disagree with, and more in Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.
Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946 and President Harry S. Truman's challenges to labor bosses and delight in an action-hero-style presidency.
Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Louie CK's sexual abuse with Willa Paskin, and a new translation of Homer's The Odyssey with classicist Emily Wilson.
Hear Greiner USA President, David Kirkland, talk about developing new competitive advantages and how going “green” was the key to his company unlocking new international business.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl to talk about the race for the U.S. Soccer presidency, and Mike Pesca comes on to talk about NFL celebrations, the Miami turnover chain, and inspirational locker room speeches.
Josh Voorhees tells you what you need to know about the latest reports of powerful men doing horrible things to women—and then gives himself a needed lesson in how to properly pronounce the name of Japan’s prime minister.
Jamelle Bouie is joined by former Virginia congressman, Tom Perriello to discuss Tuesday's election and the Democrats moving forward.
Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Katherine Goldstein discuss the welfare state critique of To Give a Mouse a Cookie, children's negotiating skills, potty training, Shrinky Dinks, and more.
Josh Voorhees points you to a local election today that could have a global impact, tells you about a Trump cabinet member who seems to have been wildly inflating his own net worth, and details Rand Paul’s laissez-faire attitude toward landscaping.
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Chuck Culpepper to discuss a crazy weekend in college football, by Charles P. Pierce to talk about Tom Brady’s weird diet and workout regimen, and by Greg Wyshynski to assess the Vegas Golden Knights.
If there’s one thing Jagpaul Badhesha learned as a farmer, it’s that you don't take money for granted.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the initial indictments from the Mueller investigation and the House’s tax cut bill. Civil War historian David Blight joins in to dig in to John Kelly’s comments on the Civil War and Robert E. Lee.
Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss phone etiquette, what to do about a teenage boy's under-bed ephemera, trick or treating, a tough question about a father who doesn't get along with his son, and more.
Josh Voorhees tells you how Trump’s NYT-terror tweets could cause headaches for prosecutors, how the Mueller investigation cost a Trump ally his new job, and about the not-so-subtle message James Comey is sending with the title of his new book.
Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone discuss sexual harassment at The New Republic, gender neutrality, and flexible work.
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Joan Didion documentary The Center Will Not Hold, the return of Will & Grace with Daniel Schroeder, and what to make of the continued sexual harassment and abuse allegations.