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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

    Alex Gibney Talks Opioids & His Doc “The Crime of the Century”

    Alex Gibney Talks Opioids & His Doc “The Crime of the Century”

    Gibney traces the opioid epidemic & the criminal culpability of bad actors like Purdue Pharma, federal regulators, & doctors. It’s ugly.

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    • 53 min
    R.I. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Corporate Capture of the Courts

    R.I. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Corporate Capture of the Courts

    A great discussion on how the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence isn’t conservative. It’s corporatist.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Author Michael Wolff Discusses Trump’s Disastrous Last Year as POTUS

    Author Michael Wolff Discusses Trump’s Disastrous Last Year as POTUS

    The chilling, yet hilarious saga of a deeply insane President 

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    • 48 min
    Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, on Afghanistan & Our Foreign Policy Reset

    Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, on Afghanistan & Our Foreign Policy Reset

    How our 20 Year War on Terror Distracted Us from Climate, China, Social Media, and Democracy

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    • 47 min
    Laurie Garrett and Andy Slavitt – Where We Are NOW on COVID-19

    Laurie Garrett and Andy Slavitt – Where We Are NOW on COVID-19

    The Pulitzer-Winner (Garrett) and Biden Covid Advisor (Slavitt) take a deep dive.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Atlantic Monthly’s Adam Serwer on his book about the Trump Administration: The Cruelty is the Point

    Atlantic Monthly’s Adam Serwer on his book about the Trump Administration: The Cruelty is the Point

    Separating kids from their parents at the border? Mocking a disabled journalist? Cutting food stamps? The Cruelty is the Point!




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    • 55 min

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