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If you’re wondering WTF is going on in this crazy world we live in, you’re not alone. In this weekly news and politics podcast presented by Betches Media, Betches co-founder Sami Fishbein, comedian Alise Morales, Senior Video Producer Bryan Russell Smith, and Sup editor Amanda Duberman give their honest take on exactly what is going on so you don’t drive yourself to a mental breakdown. Through interviews with a wide range of journalists, activists, and comedians, the Betches Sup podcast is like getting a weekly news rundown from your funniest friend at brunch, which means you’re not going to want to miss an episode. For constant news updates, sign up for the Sup email newsletter at betches.co/supsignup, and follow on Instagram @betches_sup.

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If you’re wondering WTF is going on in this crazy world we live in, you’re not alone. In this weekly news and politics podcast presented by Betches Media, Betches co-founder Sami Fishbein, comedian Alise Morales, Senior Video Producer Bryan Russell Smith, and Sup editor Amanda Duberman give their honest take on exactly what is going on so you don’t drive yourself to a mental breakdown. Through interviews with a wide range of journalists, activists, and comedians, the Betches Sup podcast is like getting a weekly news rundown from your funniest friend at brunch, which means you’re not going to want to miss an episode. For constant news updates, sign up for the Sup email newsletter at betches.co/supsignup, and follow on Instagram @betches_sup.

    #197 Are We On Our Way To A Contested Convention?

    #197 Are We On Our Way To A Contested Convention?

    Amanda and Bryan are back to talk about all the crazy sh*t happening in the news, starting with a big court decision out of Australia. The main news is all about Trump’s impeachable offenses… no, not those ones. Trump’s intervention in the Justice Department’s sentencing of his longtime friend and advisor Roger Stone is being referred to as his worst abuse of power yet. If only there were a remedy for such offenses… The Election Section is all about results out of New Hampshire and if the Buttigieg/Sanders victories are actually bringing them closer to the nomination. This brings them to One More Thing, where they break down the Democratic nomination process and what happens if no candidates make it to the convention with enough delegates to be nominated.
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    • 52 min
    #196 Is Amy Klobuchar The “Parasite” Of The Democratic Primary?

    #196 Is Amy Klobuchar The “Parasite” Of The Democratic Primary?

    Sami and Amanda are back to talk about all the crazy sh*t in the news, starting with the Oscars and why “Parasite’s” celebrated win proves we should use ranked-choice ballots to choose our presidential nominees, too. We also dive into impeachment’s aftermath, featuring the Friday Night Massacre in which Trump fired two witnesses who implicated him in abuse of power, including a decorated war hero. In the Election Section, they break down Amy Klobuchar’s surge, Buttigieg’s billionaire problem (is it really a problem?) and Warren’s chances going into New Hampshire. For One More Thing, they talk through how Trump’s budget proposal completely contrasts claims he made in his State of the Union.
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    #195 The State Of The Union Is F*cking Insane

    #195 The State Of The Union Is F*cking Insane

    Amanda, Bryan, and Alise are back to talk about all the crazy s**t happening in the news, starting with Nancy Pelosi ripping up Trump’s State of the Union Address. Next, they talk about the surprise ending to impeachment and how senators' votes, particularly Mitt Romney's could impact them politically. Which senator actually displayed the most courage? They also discuss Trump's batty address to the nation and fact check some of his most offensive claims. For the election section, they discuss the Iowa Caucus chaos that spurred a nationwide headache. In one more thing, they share predictions for tomorrow’s Democratic debate.

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    #194 I’m Caucusing For Taylor Swift

    #194 I’m Caucusing For Taylor Swift

    Alise and Amanda are back to talk about all the crazy s**t happening in the news, starting with a story about Demi Lovato’s post-Super Bowl shoutout to the Sup and Trump mistakenly thinking the Kansas City Chiefs play in Kansas. Next, they discuss Taylor Swift’s new Netflix documentary and why Alise is now a stan. For the main news, they talk about this week’s three-part finale of Impeachment. For the Election Section they preview Monday's Iowa Caucuses and predict how the candidates will fair. For one more thing they update us on the coronavirus pandemic, including some of the racist reactions people can’t help but share with the world.

    • 58 min
    #193 I’d Like To Speak With A (House) Manager, Please

    #193 I’d Like To Speak With A (House) Manager, Please

    Alise and Bryan are back to talk about all the crazy sh*t that’s happening in the news. For what’s getting them through the week, Bryan shares the significance of Lil Nas X’s Grammy showing and Alise covers some very democratic sheet cakes. For the Main News, we look at (maybe?) the final days of the Senate impeachment trial. Are Trump’s lawyers actually arguing he’s allowed to corrupt his own election? They also get real about the chances we’ll actually hear from witnesses in the trial and why John Bolton isn’t our hero. For one more thing, they run through what to expect after Brexit finally goes down for real this week. From pet passports to pensions, here’s what Brits can expect before the divorce is final later this year. Finally, Bryan is joined by Marti G. Cummings, candidate for New York City Council, to talk about queer representation in local politics and potentially becoming the city’s first non-binary councilperson ever.

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    #192 John Bolton’s Burn Book Is Very Bad For Trump

    #192 John Bolton’s Burn Book Is Very Bad For Trump

    Sami and Amanda are back to talk about all the crazy s**t happening in the news, starting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unraveling before our very eyes. Next, they discuss the tragic news of NBA star Kobe Bryant’s sudden passing. For the main news, they talk about John Bolton’s claims that Trump told him he wanted to continue holding military aid to Ukraine until the country helped with investigations into Democrats, specifically mentioning Joe Biden. In this week’s Election Section they check on the state of the race with the Iowa caucus just one week away. For one more thing, they talk about the news that there are actual tapes of the president speaking with indicted businessmen Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas.

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