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Every week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan tackle the week's news with fresh takes on current affairs, exclusive insights from the staff of Vanity Fair’s The Hive, and a featured conversation with a marquee guest at the center of the action who can help decipher and comprehend the headlines, whether in politics, media or entertainment

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Every week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan tackle the week's news with fresh takes on current affairs, exclusive insights from the staff of Vanity Fair’s The Hive, and a featured conversation with a marquee guest at the center of the action who can help decipher and comprehend the headlines, whether in politics, media or entertainment

    (Re-run) An Interview with Hunter Biden

    (Re-run) An Interview with Hunter Biden

    On this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, Emily Jane Fox sits down with the First Son to talk about his addiction, his dad, what makes a Biden love story, and why he thinks the GOP, and Don Jr. in particular, are obsessed with him.
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    • 40 min
    "They are damaged in the exact same way": What Do Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Want?

    "They are damaged in the exact same way": What Do Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Want?

    Hive correspondents unpack Jared Kushner’s romantic and financial spin in his upcoming memoir and try making sense of Donald Trump burying his ex-wife, Ivanka’s mother, on a New Jersey golf course.
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    • 46 min
    ”It Is All So Very True.” Stephanie Grisham Talks Cassidy Hutchinson’s J6 Testimony and Sounds the Alarm on Trump in 2024

    ”It Is All So Very True.” Stephanie Grisham Talks Cassidy Hutchinson’s J6 Testimony and Sounds the Alarm on Trump in 2024

    Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham joins Inside the Hive to talk about what she witnessed on January 6th, Melania’s “lazy” run as First Lady, and what people should know ahead of 2024.
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    • 25 min
    Lis Smith Says the Path to Trounce Ron DeSantis Is Straight Through Right-Wing Media

    Lis Smith Says the Path to Trounce Ron DeSantis Is Straight Through Right-Wing Media

    This week, Inside the Hive cohost Joe Hagan talks to Lis Smith, Democratic campaign veteran and author of the new memoir Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story, which details her journey, the public one and the private one, through Democratic campaigns over the past 17 years, for candidates as varied as Jon Corzine, Barack Obama, Pete Buttigieg, and, most infamously, former governor Andrew Cuomo, whose lurid political demise she details down to the last moments of his time in office. A savvy political operator, Smith trains her sights on stubborn problems like Florida governor Ron DeSantis, and what to do about President Joe Biden, who, despite his abysmal poll numbers, she says is preparing to come out swinging in advance of the midterms. 
     
    “If the [midterms] are a referendum on Democrats, we will be screwed in November,” says Smith, but if Biden and his surrogates can effectively target Trump-tainted election deniers and antiabortion Republicans, “that’s a terrain we can win on. And that’s a switch that we need to flip—we need to flip that switch pretty soon. And we have the opportunity to now.”
     
    Smith, who helped take Buttigieg’s star to the national level, is now working with Michigan state senator Mallory McMorrow, who went viral with a searing counterattack on anti-LGBTQ+ Republicans. Smith puts McMorrow on a short list of candidates, along with Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas, to form the future of the party.


    Listen to Joe's record: "Earl’s Closet: The Lost Archive of Earl McGrath, 1970-1980."
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    • 54 min
    How Chrysta Bilton Found Her 35 Siblings—And More Life-Changing Truths

    How Chrysta Bilton Found Her 35 Siblings—And More Life-Changing Truths

    This week’s episode of Inside the Hive first dives into the latest revelations from the January 6th committee, and explores what could happen next as the panel draws to a close

    Then Chrysta Bilton, along with her husband Nick Bilton, join Emily Jane Fox to discuss “Normal Family,” Chrysta’s memoir that recounts her discovery of more than 35 biological siblings from the same sperm donor. She describes her colorful upbringing, the shock of a lifetime in finding out that she was perhaps unknowingly dating her half brother, and how this experience shaped her views on nature versus nurture
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Civil War Is “On the Table.” Vanity Fair's Jeff Sharlet on the Martyrdom of Ashli Babbitt and What’s to Come

    Civil War Is “On the Table.” Vanity Fair's Jeff Sharlet on the Martyrdom of Ashli Babbitt and What’s to Come

    This week, Vanity Fair contributing editor Jeff Sharlet joins Inside the Hive to talk about his journey into the far-right world of Jan. 6 insurrectionists, Qanon-ers and Trump cultists — who they are, what they’re saying, what they believe, and what their still-growing movement might portend (including the specter of civil war in America). 

    Also: Willem Marx, a London-based contributor to Vanity Fair, discusses the fall of British PM Boris Johnson as well as his latest report on the undue influence of Putin-connected Russian oligarchs in the British establishment - including, allegedly, Johnson himself.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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1.2K Ratings

soulrockerTLee ,

Mandatory Vascectomy

How about this: Mandatory paternity tests across the nation. If you have fathered more than 3 children not with the same woman (unless married to each), then you are tracked down through taxes or other means and then get a mandatory Vascectomy or face prison time under felony guidelines.

Buddha DS9 ,

Long time listener, first time caller

I’ve been a fan sinnnnnnce… hmm…. Ep 2? 3? Either way, just taking a second to say thanks for moving the release day! Much better in the middle of the week 😁

selvidge1981 ,

great show this week

creepy and enlightening episode w Jeff Sharlet about the fringe right. Civil war?!? the London correspondent was also interesting about oligarchs and Boris Johnson

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