8 February 2016


Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, The Week)

Conor and Michael kick things off by discussing the trial of Anders Breivik, the far-right Norwegian terrorist, who is trying to turn his trial into an attack on multiculturalism. They next turn their attention to Katie Roiphe’s controversial Newsweek cover story about female submission fantasies. Conor argues that there is a bipartisan interest in making women feel bad. Do American voters have a psychological need to be frightened? Both diavloggers muse on why Republicans continually fail to nominate the most conservative candidates in presidential primaries. And Michael heretically argues that Pete Campbell is his favorite character in Mad Men.

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Recorded:Apr 16    Posted:Apr 18, 2012
Friedersdorf | Apr 18, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Michael Brendan Dougherty


No time for death anxiety

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Sociologist Paul Froese, author of On Purpose, discusses the upside and downside of the modern preoccupation with to-do lists.

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How Rubio’s caution could be hurting him

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National Review’s Alexis Levinson says Marco Rubio’s avoidance of saying anything wrong can make it seem like he’s not saying anything at all. Plus: Too early to write off Jeb?

Woodruff & Strauss

Big checks from big banks

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss critique Hillary Clinton’s recent statements about paid speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs.