The recent WikiLeaks disclosure of classified CIA surveillance tactics causes the gang to question the appropriate place of the CIA in American life and why WikiLeaks is picking on western democracies.
The gang gets a crash course in education policy from the Podcast’s first guest ever! Tune in to learn about the state of learning in the USA.
The gang takes on 3 mini-topics in this episode in bite sized “slider” portions. We cover the media’s coverage of the media’s coverage of Trump (meta, we know), the new head of the DNC, and Hollywood’s relationship with politics.
In a historically unmanned graveyard shift/skeleton crew episode featuring just Kyle Henson and Connor Boyle, we finally shift our gaze from Politics to The Other Things and discuss the best classes we’ve ever taken. Learn about Penn’s The Body & Photography class! Learn about AP US History at the high school we all attended! We’ll be back next week with the full crew and an episode about politics. Enjoy!
Drama in the judiciary! Trump’s Immigration Executive Order was stayed by the 9th Circuit Court of appeals after a legal challenge from the state of Washington. The gang explains all of the nitty gritty legal details that went into this decision and discuss its implications.
Breaking: The Trump Administration has replaced acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama appointee who refused to defend President Trump’s recent executive orders around immigration. The move simultaneously emboldens democratic opposition to AG nominee Jeff Sessions, cripples Intelligence gathering agencies and confirms Trump’s commitment to his executive orders. Listen to the panel compare and contrast President Trump to President Jackson an discuss the consequences of this recent firing.
President Trump has been in office for a week. The gang reviews the eventful start to the Trump Presidency.