Jun 8 • 2HR 6M

361 w/ Ilya Shapiro "Free Speech, Free San Francisco, Free Weigel"

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Your weekly rhetorical assault on the on the news cycle, the people who make it, and occasionally ourselves. Kmele Foster (Freethink), Michael Moynihan (Vice), and Matt Welch (Reason) talk and laugh and drink their way to at least quasi-sanity in a world gone mad, often with the aid of clean and articulate guests. Weekly Members Only subscription edition often comes with listener mail and professional-quality (if inappropriate) singing. Analysis. Commentary. Sedition.
Episode details
  • Kmele is flying

  • Dude has four parents. Not one isn’t a terrorist

  • The decline and fall of San Francisco, Part I 

  • Fiona Dourif’s piece on how California fails the mentally ill

  • A sexy retweet

  • Ilya Shapiro quits Georgetown. He stops by to tell us why

  • Ilya apologized. Should he have?

  • He mentioned it, we’ll link to it: the paperback edition of Supreme Disorder

  • Shapiro: Cato abandoned me

  • Dave Weigel gets suspended because of his colleague and “close friend,” Sammy “the Bull” Sonmez,” rats him out

  • Another editors note re: the TikTok lady

  • A St. Louis Cardinal tweeted bad words when he was 14

  • Everything is dumb

  • CNN retools, but all the tools still work there

  • If you ask the question “should I have kids on account of climate change,” you probably shouldn’t have kids

  • A primetime January 6th hearing, produced by Busby Berkeley

  • Breaking: Chesa the Chavista needs a new job

  • The decline and fall of San Francisco, Part II