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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 news and politics podcast presented by Betches Media, our hosts Sami Fishbein, Alise Morales, Bryan Russell Smith, Kaitlin Byrd, and Amanda Duberman give their honest take on exactly what is going on so you don’t drive yourself to a mental breakdown. During this stressful time, the Betches Sup has transformed into the SUP DAILY CORONACAST, a rundown of all the latest news on COVID-19, how we're getting through it, and just how close we are to ending this crisis. Until our national nightmare is over, the Sup hosts will bring you the latest fact-based news on the coronavirus pandemic each and every weekday. 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 news and politics podcast presented by Betches Media, our hosts Sami Fishbein, Alise Morales, Bryan Russell Smith, Kaitlin Byrd, and Amanda Duberman give their honest take on exactly what is going on so you don’t drive yourself to a mental breakdown. During this stressful time, the Betches Sup has transformed into the SUP DAILY CORONACAST, a rundown of all the latest news on COVID-19, how we're getting through it, and just how close we are to ending this crisis. Until our national nightmare is over, the Sup hosts will bring you the latest fact-based news on the coronavirus pandemic each and every weekday. For constant news updates, sign up for the Sup email newsletter at betches.co/supsignup, and follow on Instagram @betches_sup.

    #256 Karen Was Always Capable Of This

    #256 Karen Was Always Capable Of This

    On today’s Sup podcast, Amanda and Kailtin are back to talk about two deeply upsetting incidents of racial tension in America. First, they discuss Amy Cooper, the NYC woman who called the police on a bird watching black man knowing it could cost him his life. Is the “Karen” who asks to speak to the manager the same Karen who incites violence against black people? Then, they discuss the murder of George Floyd at police hands on the very same day, and the disparate police responses to white people protesting social distancing and black people protesting state-sanctioned murder.
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    • 36 min
    #255 The Latest Trump Conspiracy Goes To…

    #255 The Latest Trump Conspiracy Goes To…

    On this episode of the Sup Coronacast, Alise and Bryan return from the long weekend to talk about Trump spending his time insulting women on Twitter, peddling vile conspiracy theories, raising the specter of mass voter fraud to delegitimize mail in voting, and golfing yet again. They discuss the baseless accusations against Joe Scarborough and explain why this latest conspiracy theory is so alarming. Next, they discuss Trump raising a stink about mail in voting and describe how the GOP is actively trying to suppress voter turnout (what else is new). Finally, they talk about a US judge’s ruling that Floridians with previous felonies have the right to vote without paying legal fees.
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    • 39 min
    #254 Is Work From Home Here To Stay?

    #254 Is Work From Home Here To Stay?

    On this Sup Coronacast, Sami and Amanda begin with new analysis showing that the U.S. could have prevented roughly 36,000 deaths from COVID-19 if broad social distancing measures had been put in place just one week earlier. Next, they discuss Trump’s visit to a Ford plant in Michigan where he announced that he “tested positively toward negative” for coronavirus. Plus, they talk about the two male CEOs that are in competition over whose employees can work more comfortably. Finally, they talk about Twitter’s decision to allow users to choose who can reply to their tweets, or disallow replies altogether.

    • 30 min
    #253 Pandemics, Payroll Protection, And Patriarchy Ft. Stephanie Ruhle

    #253 Pandemics, Payroll Protection, And Patriarchy Ft. Stephanie Ruhle

    On today’s episode, Sami is joined by Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC Anchor and NBC News Senior Business Correspondent. Ruhle has championed small businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic, reporting on flaws in federal economic relief that allow some businesses to exploit the system and leave mom and pop shops suffering. Ruhle explains how the small business loan program fell short and why some criticisms might be misguided. They also discuss how a divided political and media landscape puts Americans in more danger when they do go back to work, and weigh critiquing our leaders with generating productive dialogue. Finally, Sami and Ruhle discuss how lockdown could change gender roles for decades to come.

    • 53 min
    #252 Are Young People F*cked After This Pandemic?

    #252 Are Young People F*cked After This Pandemic?

    On this episode of the Sup Coronacast, Alise and Kaitlin start the show with the latest news on COVID-19, including states facing scrutiny for how they’re reporting coronavirus infections, and churches showing they’re eager to resume services, whether or not it’s actually safe to do so. Next, they discuss Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell offering testimony before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday. Finally, they talk about new data that shows young workers have been hit hardest by the economic crisis, and explain why young people were also the most likely to have had their pay cut.

    • 36 min
    #251 Is Trump Doing Hydroxy Spon-con?

    #251 Is Trump Doing Hydroxy Spon-con?

    Today on the Sup podcast, Sami and Alise are back and react to President Trump’s claim that he has been taking a daily dose of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug that has been used with mixed results to treat -- not prevent -- COVID-19. Is he really taking it, or just lying to justify his endless praise of an unproven medical treatment? Then they cover some encouraging news about a vaccine trial and next steps. Finally, they follow up on the sudden ouster of a state department watchdog after new revelations that he was investigating $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia that never should have happened.

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