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A Former US Attorney on How Trump Politicized the DOJ
Jon is joined by Geoffrey Berman, a former US attorney from the Southern District of New York—and author of the new book Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department. They dig into how Bill Barr tried to have Berman fired, why nailing down powerful guys like Trump is so hard, and whether better guardrails could protect our democracy.
Three Jons & A Tommy: Pod Save America Talks Media, Messaging, and Midterms
One Jon is nice—but have you ever heard a podcast with three of them? (Plus, a Tommy for good measure.) The Pod Save America guys are here to discuss midterm elections, the problem with polling, and whether we should look to journalism to save us. They also take a stroll down memory lane to the Obama White House, reminiscing about the good old days of government website crashes and that time a gaping hole opened in the bottom of the ocean.
Has America Learned Anything From Its Biggest Disasters? Not Really.
Jon talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, whose book Five Days at Memorial is the basis for the Apple TV+ series of the same name. They discuss why our healthcare system is always ill-equipped for disasters—and whether there’s something else coming our way that we should panic about. Writers Robby Slowik and Maria Randazzo also stop by to talk about the Trump raid, the oddest menu items at Mar-a-Lago, and the scourge of lanternflies
Jon Talks About the Passing of the PACT Act
Jon is joined by staff writers Kasaun Wilson and Rob Christensen to talk about his fight to get the PACT Act—which gives urgently needed healthcare to sick veterans—passed in the Senate. He discusses battling Republican misinformation and the behind-the-scenes work it took to achieve this victory. Plus, Kay and Rob chat about their struggle to behave in the Senate gallery, Jon’s Bernie Sanders impression, and what the Senate has in common with an assisted living facility.
How Brittney Griner Became a Political Pawn: With Coach Dawn Staley
Basketball legend and coach Dawn Staley is here with the latest on Brittney Griner—one of the best players in the WNBA—who has been detained in Russia since February after officials allegedly found cannabis oil in her luggage. Dawn and Jon break down the financial inequalities of the WNBA, how we can keep players from becoming political pawns, and what needs to happen to get Griner home. Plus, writers Tocarra Mallard and Kasaun Wilson tell the odd tale of how Stephon Marbury starred in a Chinese musical about himself.
Limber Up and Pack a Lunch: The Post-Roe Fight Ahead
Roe v. Wade has been overturned, so now what the hell are we supposed to do? The hosts of the Strict Scrutiny podcast—law professors Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw—are back to help Jon process the crushing decision. Plus, writers Kris Acimovic and Tocarra Mallard weigh in on why the Democrats’ answer to this crisis seems to be donating $15.
A Dangerous Precedent: Law Professors Explain Jarkesy v. SEC
Jon is joined by the hosts of the Strict Scrutiny podcast, Law Professors Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw to talk about the fifth circuit court's recent ruling on the SEC and why it impacts all of us, even though it's gibberish to most of us. Staff writers Jay Jurden and Alexa Loftus also drop by to help balance our lawyer to layman ratio.
The SEC Was in Trouble. Now They're Screwed.
Jon is joined by the hosts of the Strict Scrutiny podcast—law professors Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw—to discuss the Fifth Circuit Court’s recent ruling on the SEC. Could it signal the demise of government as we know it, even though it’s gibberish to most of us? Staff writers Jay Jurden and Alexa Loftus also drop by to help balance our lawyer-to-layman ratio.
Judd Apatow on George Carlin
Jon talks to his longtime friend Judd Apatow about his new documentary, George Carlin’s American Dream. They delve into why Carlin’s groundbreaking comedy feels more relevant than ever, Judd’s obsession with cataloging comedy history, and their formative experiences writing together for Garry Shandling’s The Larry Sanders Show.
Jon And Judd Apatow On Why George Carlin Still Resonates
Jon talks to his longtime friend Judd Apatow about his new documentary George Carlin’s American Dream, now streaming on HBO. They delve into why Carlin’s groundbreaking comedy feels more relevant than ever, Judd’s obsession with cataloging comedy history, and the formative experience of writing together for Garry Shandling’s show.
Jon's Favorite Bruce Springsteen Song
Jon answers the audience’s questions about how he’s able to sleep when the world is so bad. He also reveals his favorite Bruce Springsteen song, which is so specific you’ve probably never even heard of it, and he talks about the weird thing in his rider for stand-up shows.