BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

#DemDebate4 plus an in-depth analysis of this photo and why it’s so amazing. Oh, and plenty more on the impeachment front because nobody has any loyalty in Trumpworld. Get the latest on that and so much more on this week’s podcast!

Meet the Candidates 2020: Marianne Williamson

Meet the Candidates 2020: Marianne Williamson

Depending on your point of view and your general openness to culty woowoo nonsense, you may be thinking that Marianne Williamson is the most interesting candidate in the race, and look, we’re not here to dissuade you of that notion. While not the most articulate on the issues (her love of New Zealand notwithstanding) Williamson’s origin story is definitely worth reading up on if you enjoy being entertained and/or want a new yet another reason to be annoyed with California.

BTL #326 - We’re All the Next Whistleblower - 10/8/19

BTL #326 - We’re All the Next Whistleblower - 10/8/19

This week on the podcast, another whistleblower steps forward, and by now it seems like any human being is qualified to step forward next. Own a TV? It could be you! Plus more on the Ukraine call, Q3 fundraising in the Democratic Primary, Syria, and some bad news in the courts for Trump.

Meet the Candidates 2020: Andrew Yang

Meet the Candidates 2020: Andrew Yang

If you’ve spent much time at all thinking about the Yang Gang, then you’re definitely a millennial so congrats on having no assets or retirement savings. It’s no wonder that Yang’s marquee proposal, a universal basic income that he calls the “Freedom Dividend,” appeals to you. If you’re not part of the doomed generation, your first thought about Andrew Yang was probably, “What on earth?” and then your second was probably, “Who is this guy on the debate stage wearing no tie?” It’s been a long time since somebody dazzled the overly coiffed candidate field with such a dashing display of casualness. 

BTL #325 - Clear Damning Evidence - 9/30/19

BTL #325 - Clear Damning Evidence - 9/30/19

BTL is back! We got to mock vote, and the nation is getting to actually try the president. It was a week (month) to remember! So memorable we probably forgot what happened leading up to it.

Meet the Candidates 2020: Tom Steyer

Meet the Candidates 2020: Tom Steyer

Electing a rich guy from New York with no obvious qualifications to be president is going so swimmingly, why not try it again? That’s the apparent logic behind native Upper East Sider, retired hedge funder, and anti-Trump commercial-maker Tom Steyer’s campaign for president. 

Meet the Candidates 2020: Bill de Blasio

Meet the Candidates 2020: Bill de Blasio

NYC mayor Bill de Blasio is among the most distinctive members of the forgettable generic white people club for two reasons:

  1. He’s tall. Too tall. If you noticed a giant lumberjack (beanpole?) of a man shouting from the fringes of the stage at the first two Democratic debates, you probably were noticing Bill de Blasio. 

  2. He’s, politically speaking, far to the left of the other generic white people. That means that when you noticed him shouting from off-camera, it was probably about how some other godforsaken corner-person was telling us what we can’t do and can’t have and shouldn’t stand for and why to stop dreaming IMMEDIATELY.