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Dec 30, 2018

Original release December 29, 2016.

Encore release December 30, 2018.

Encore release September 22, 2017.

Our final episode! We reminisce about the best (and worst) of the podcast, read listener feedback on our demise, and thank the many, many people who helped make the show a success.

Dec 29, 2018

Original release December 17, 2016.

Encore release December 29, 2018.

Encore release September 21, 2017.

We interview transgender activist Vandy Beth Glenn. She was the plaintiff and victor in the groundbreaking (and precedent setting) federal lawsuit Glenn v Brumby. She is also the first transgender person to testify...

Dec 28, 2018

Original release December 2, 2016.

Encore release December 28, 2018.

Encore release September 20, 2017.

A Texas member of the Electoral College has resigned rather than cast a vote for Donald Trump, stating that the president-elect is not "biblically qualified" to hold office. 

Also in Texas, the Republican-controlled...

Dec 27, 2018

Originally released November 12, 2016.

H. L. Mencken said, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." They (and we) are about to get Donald Trump, a crooked businessman with no governmental experience who channels old-school misogyny, racism, bigotry,...

Dec 26, 2018

Original release November 6, 2016.

Encore release December 26, 2018.

Encore release September 18, 2017.

Why has the Southern Poverty Law Center placed Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz on their list of "anti-Muslim extremists"? Certainly both Ali (who was the victim of female genital mutilation and narrowly escaped...