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On this season of With Friends Like These, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, host Ana Marie Cox looks at post-Trump America and tries to find models for how we forgive people, and if we should.

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On this season of With Friends Like These, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, host Ana Marie Cox looks at post-Trump America and tries to find models for how we forgive people, and if we should.

    Daisy Haggard on Female Felons: From Villain to Human

    Daisy Haggard on Female Felons: From Villain to Human

    Comedic writer and actress Daisy Haggard joins the show to talk about her work creating the Showtime series “Back To Life,” which follows an underdog female character who returns to her hometown after serving an 18 year prison sentence.
    Daisy talks about why she wanted to humanize people struggling for redemption, and what she learned about writing, forgiveness and herself. 


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    • 53 min
    Sophie Santos on Lesbian Identity: From Denial to Pride

    Sophie Santos on Lesbian Identity: From Denial to Pride

    Comedian Sophie Santos joins the show to talk about her memoir -- “The One You Want to Marry ---and Other Identities I've Had.”  
    It details Sophie’s life growing up as an Army brat in the South, while also being white, Hispanic, Asian, and gay - and the bumpy (and often hilarious) moments that led her to finding herself as an adult. 


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Eric Garcia on Autistic Self-Advocacy: From Patients to Citizens

    Eric Garcia on Autistic Self-Advocacy: From Patients to Citizens

    Reporter Eric Garcia's new book -- “We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation” -- springs from his experience as a political correspondent and autistic person. Frustrated with the myths and stereotypes about autism found in the media, he set out to report on what autism really looks like and to ask autistic people what they really want and need.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Lizz Winstead: From Comedy Writer to Pro-Abortion Activist

    Lizz Winstead: From Comedy Writer to Pro-Abortion Activist

    Lizz Winstead is best known as the co-creator of The Daily Show, a program that reinvented late-night, and showed a new generation of comedians how to combine news with satire and activism. Her next act was founding Lady Parts Justice, now known as Abortion Access Front, an organization that travels the country, supporting abortion clinics and the people who work there.
    She sits down to offer some practical suggestions for what we all can do about the new Texas anti-abortion law, and what to look out for as other states try to pass similar legislation.
    To learn more about Abortion Access Front, go to aafront.org

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    How to Craft A Life Worth Living

    How to Craft A Life Worth Living

    After enduring what she calls “700 bad days” in a row, author Kelly Williams Brown realized that simple rituals and crafty projects were often what got her through her most difficult days. In her new book “Easy Crafts for the Insane” she explains the practical, fun, and do-able activities that offer an escape from a chaotic world.

    Note: This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. This conversation offers a set guardrails to activate in moments of deep crisis. If you need to talk to someone right now, please call the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255 or try the Crisis Text Line, 741-741

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Power Struggle Behind Who Does The Dishes with John Hodgman

    The Power Struggle Behind Who Does The Dishes with John Hodgman

    For the past 10 years, actor, author and humorist John Hodgman has hosted the podcast “Judge John Hodgman” where he helps friends, roommates and romantic couples negotiate their long-standing quibbles: Things like: “Which one of us is loading the dishwasher right?” Throughout the years, John’s discovered some deeper throughlines about gender roles and power dynamics. He also talks about his animated show on FXX called “Dicktown” which is a surprising window into male sensitivity and forgiveness.

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    • 51 min

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6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

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This was the best, best, episode. Learned so much and felt totally engaged as well.:)

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Greatly enjoyed this episode, I too had a Maine coon mix cat, her name was Cooper Marie.She too was not the brightest cat I’ve ever had. But I loved her nonetheless as Brian does. Anna, I appreciate your insights, your gentleness, and your honesty. Long time listener first time commentor❤️‍🔥

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