Rank #1: The Death Call For Democracy
On this week's bonus episode, Danielle Durchslag joins Negin to break down the differences between the first presidential debate and the second. One point of agreement? The mute button sure helped.
Oct 23 2020
Rank #2: Hold Your Nose And Take It (w/ Alexandra Pelosi, Shalewa Sharpe)
Alexandra Pelosi and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to explain why they're wary of presidential polling. They also discuss whether hate speech should be protected and imagine what a city designed by women would look like. (Spoiler alert: Women's bathrooms would have more hooks.)
Oct 22 2020
Rank #3: The Battle of the Town Halls
In this special bonus episode, John F. O'Donnell joins Negin to discuss Trump and Biden's competing town halls. Spoiler alert: they were really different.
Oct 16 2020
Rank #4: Weekend at Bernie’s: SCOTUS Edition (w/ Judah Friedlander, Jody Avirgan)
Judah Friedlander and Jody Avirgan join Negin to break down Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing and Trump’s decision to participate in a town hall competing with Joe Biden. They debate whether the SATs are helping or hurting students. Judah opens up about his dislike of school and discusses why memorizing facts isn’t enough.
Oct 15 2020
Rank #5: Darling, It’s Karma (w/ Gaby Dunn, Peppermint)
Gaby Dunn and Peppermint join Negin to provide insight on what Amy Coney Barrett's nomination could mean for the LGBTQ+ community, including the particular challenges transgender people face. They also react to Trump's COVID diagnosis and the end of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians.'
Oct 08 2020
Rank #6: Cognitively Elegant (w/ Tochi Onyebuchi, Sarah Pappalardo)
Tochi Onyebuchi and Sarah Pappalardo join Negin to break down the most insane moments of Tuesday night's presidential debate. They also discuss whether composting is a form of doomsday prepping and dig into Trump's taxes. Sarah explains why the $750 that Trump paid in federal income taxes isn't even the worst part.
Oct 01 2020
Rank #7: Julián Castro and the Latinx Vote (w/ Julián Castro, Lou Gonzalez)
Julián Castro and Lou Gonzalez join Negin to shed light on why some Latinx voters are undecided and what issues are important to them. They also discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy and why switching to a 4-day work week would benefit everyone.
Sep 24 2020
Rank #8: The Mea Culpa-iest of Mea Culpas (w/ Margaret Cho, Sean Rameswaram)
Margaret Cho and Sean Rameswaram join Negin to describe what it's been like living in California as fires ravage the West Coast. Margaret also defines the term "Koreaboo" and Sean explains why the U.S. should be more like Australia when it comes to Election Day.
Sep 17 2020
Rank #9: Sweatpants 2020 (w/ Allison Raskin, Sally Kohn)
Allison Raskin and Sally Kohn join Negin to weigh in on the "October Surprise" vaccine and why election polls are often inaccurate. They also debate the rise of sweatpants during the pandemic. Negin has some strong feelings about airport style.
Sep 10 2020
Rank #10: Make Me Stupider and Hotter (w/ Joyelle Johnson, John F. O'Donnell, Jena Friedman, Michael Cruz Kayne)
Joyelle Johnson and John F. O'Donnell join Negin for a discussion on the pros and cons of rationality. Later on, Jena Friedman and Michael Cruz Kayne decide if they'd rather be intelligent or hot, and address other eternal questions.
Sep 03 2020